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Contact: Christine Payton May 11, 2012
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu
Brooke Richard, daughter of Christopher and Susan Richard of Lafayette, is the Spring 2012 Outstanding Graduate for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

The biology major is the Outstanding Graduate from the Ray P. Authement College of Sciences.

Each semester, the Alumni Association names Outstanding Graduates from each of the university’s academic colleges.

Other graduates honored this semester include: Amanda Martin, Arts; Laura Guichard, B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration; Maria Dallas, Education; Stephen Davis, Engineering; Chasity Gary, General Studies; Quincy Mouton, Liberal Arts; and Patrick Berner, Nursing and Allied Health Professions.

Richard is a biology major with minor in chemistry. She has earned a 3.801 GPA.

She is a member of the UL Lafayette Honors Program, along with several honor societies including Phi Beta Delta, Sigma Alpha Lambda and Phi Kappa Phi.

In addition to a TOPS Honor Scholarship, she has been awarded an Academic Excellence Scholarship, Lafayette Parish Medical Scholarship, Honors Alumni Scholarship and the Mrs. John Jacob FaKouri Memorial Endowed Scholarship in biology.

Richard has volunteered for a number of community organizations including St. Vincent DePaul Society, Our Lady of Fatima Church, Journey Hospice and United Way. She has also volunteered for a number of health-related groups including the Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic, Heart Walk, Buddy Walk, Race for the Cure, Camp Cajun and Relay for Life.

Her Honors thesis work was cited in an abstract presented to the American Society of Microbiology.

After graduation, Richard will attend medical school in Shreveport. She intends to complete a residency in either emergency medicine or internal medicine.

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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