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Contact: Christine Payton May 5, 2009
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Second signing at Catholic High in New Iberia
More than 40 graduating seniors from St. Thomas More High School signed a letter of “intent” to attend the University of Louisiana at Lafayette on April 29. This Academic Signing Day was a first for UL Lafayette. The event showcases students and highlight their academic achievements during high school.

A second signing day was held at Catholic High School in New Iberia on May 1. Fourteen students signed letters of intent to attend UL Lafayete.

“ Following the theme of National Signing Day for athletes, we’ve begun to host academic signings to recognize students who have excelled academically by having them indicate their intent to enroll at UL Lafayette,” said Chip Jackson, director of Enrollment Services.

At STM, 42 students signed letters of intent and UL Lafayette scholarship offers. Plans are being finalized for more signings at area high schools.

“ This is a great way to congratulate these students on their academic achievements and thank them for selecting UL Lafayette for their continued education,” said Dr. Joseph Savoie, UL Lafayette president. “They deserve the recognition and we welcome them to campus.”

The STM students will receive $156,000 in scholarships at UL Lafayette. Some of these scholarships include the Dr. Ben and Clare Roy Thibodeaux Scholarship, the Centennial Scholarship, the Academic Excellence Scholarship and the Distinguished Freshman Scholarship.

A list of STM students and what they plan to study at UL Lafayette includes:

• Catherine Abshire, marketing
• Grace Alexander, nursing
• Alexandra Baldridge, child and family studies
• Joli Benoit, nursing
• Edward Bienvenu, finance
• Noah Brower, petroleum engineering
• Rebecca Cernich, nursing
• Amber Champion, undecided
• Rachel Conques, architecture
• Kaitlin Corley, kinesiology
• Katie Debaillon, accounting
• Patrick Dellinger, sciences
• Emma Dietlein, mass communications
• Lauren Domingue, civil engineering
• Joshua Duchamp, computer science
• Rebecca Ferrante, undecided
• Victoria Fontenot, chemistry
• Philip Fremin, undecided
• Michelle Furka, nursing
• Sarah Gannon, undecided
• Brandon Gardner, mechanical engineering
• Phillip Hebert, mechanical engineering
• Alexander Hebert, music
• Kali Judice, chemistry
• Paige Larriviere, anthropology
• Sydney Martien, undecided
• Louis Matto, mechanical engineering
• Olivia Melancon, biology
• Forrest Montgomery, biology
• Kyle Mouton, mechanical engineering
• Karaline Ortego, interior design
• Joshua Rabalais, psychology
• Kristen Ratcliff, biology
• Lani Robichaux, visual arts
• Anna Robicheaux, sciences
• Ryan Roussel, mechanical engineering
• Blaze Stoute, mechanical engineering
• Taylor Thibodeaux, English
• Emily Vining, management
• Charles Vivien III, political science
• Stephanie Whitman, child and family studies
• Alison Zeik, undecided.

A list of Catholic High students and what they plan to study include:

• Ben Lissard, architecture
• Phillip Smith, pre law
• Ariele Bienvenu, nursing
• Benjamin Bell, civil engineering
• Emmy Mouton, child and family studies
• Chloe Segura, psychology
• Allison Courville, nursing
• Dillon Dore, pre med technology
• Jacob Dugas, civil engineering
• Marcus Gary, computer science
• Patrick Neustrom, mechanical engineering
• Jordan Pellerin, computer science
• Richard Smith II, mechanical engineering
• Jordan Templet, undecided.



Document last revised Monday, May 4, 2009 11:00 AM

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