304 named to LSUE’s spring Chancellor’s List

EUNICE — LSU Eunice has named 304 students to the Spring Semester 2018 Chancellor’s List in recognition of their academic achievement.
The list comprises full-time students who maintained at least a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale during the semester.
Area students on the list are:
Abbeville: Holli Mire, Joseph Scalisi, Sadi’ Seaux, Katlyn Sellers.
Alexandria: Mari Coffey, Shakeela Porter, Avery Rachal.
Arnaudville: Tyler Francis, Hunner Huval, Michael Rose.

LSUE graduates turn their tassels as they prepare to exit the ceremony held Friday. There were 205 graduates this spring, according to Chancellor Kimberly Russell. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

205 students graduate from LSUE

LSU Eunice graduates were urged to meet a series of challenges presented by commencement speaker State Rep. John Stefanski at ceremonies Friday.
Stefanski, 33, of Crowley, presented three challenges to the graduates.
— Give back back to Acadiana and Louisaiana;
— Stay true to themselves and their core values; and
— To be bold and take risks.
The freshman representative said, “Many of the constituents I represent are family and lifelong friends, So, it means something extra to me to make sure I’m doing the best job possible,” he said.

Tri-Parish LSU impact exceeds $52M

LSU’s economic impact on the Tri-Parish area exceeds $52 million a year, according to an economic impact study compiled by the Economics & Policy Research Group at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business this month.
The report stated, during the 2017 fiscal year, LSU was responsible for $5.1 billion in economic impact to the state, which is effectively $1,097 per Louisiana citizen.

LSU President F. King Alexander, left, and LSUE Chancellor Kimberly Russell answer questions after Alexander gave a talk on LSU’s strategic plan and economic impact. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

LSU chief: Settle the LSU budget now, not in June

While LSU President F. King Alexander was at LSUE Tuesday afternoon to talk about the LSU Strategic Plan and the university’s economic impact, he said, “Don’t make us wait this out until June,” Alexander said of Gov. John Bel Edwards and legislators making budget decisions.
“Let’s solve this problem so that we don’t have collateral damage that slows us down from addressing these strategic issues,” he said.
When budget decisions are not made until June, Alexander said that affects enrollment and hiring employments.


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