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Contact: Christine Payton Marach 30, 2012
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette will recognize superior students at the Honors Convocation on Tuesday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Angelle Hall on campus. The convocation honors sophomores, juniors and seniors who have distinguished themselves at UL Lafayette with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Graduate students who have maintained a GPA of 4.0 will be honored as well.

Parents and other family members are encouraged to attend and share the honor with the students, each of whom is individually honored in the roll call. An academic procession of deans and department heads opens the event, which will feature an address and reading by Dr. Robert Gramling, UL Lafayette sociology professor. An environmental sociologist, Gramling is also director of the Center for Socioeconomic Research. He is the author or co-author of four books and numerous journal articles.

Gramling’s work focuses on coastal communities and natural resource development; coastal restoration; and on natural and technological disasters and recovery. He has served on National Academy of Science committees and scientific committees for state and federal agencies, including National Marine Fisheries Service, Northwest Power Planning Commission, and the states of Alaska and Louisiana. His research has been funded by a number of agencies including the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Interior. His lecture April 3 is entitled “Engineering Katrina: Technology and Environmental Damage.”


About UL Lafayette
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is the second largest university in the state, with nearly 17,000 students. It’s a public institution that awards bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. It includes diverse offerings from the humanities to scientific research and is a national leader in areas like computer science, biology and nursing. Its student-athletes – Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns – compete in NCAA Division I, the highest level of collegiate competition.

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