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August 2012

GetEducated ranks ULM College of Education and Human Development among nation’s best

Sandra Lemoine


The University of Louisiana at Monroe’s College of Education and Human Development received four “best buy for online degree” recognitions from GetEducated.com

According to the company’s web site, GetEducated.com is a consumer group that publishes online college and university rankings and ratings based on the dimensions that matter most to online students: affordability and credibility. 

“It is the mission of the College of Education and Human Development to offer high quality online degrees,” said Dr. Sandra Lemoine, dean of the college of Education and Human Development. “These awards are recognition that CEHD's online degrees provide excellent programs that are affordable.”

ULM’s online Master of Art in Teaching ranks as the number two best buy in the country based on tuition costs, and distance learning fees, according to GetEducated.com. Being ranked as a “best buy” indicates the degree program has been independently reviewed and found to offer a high quality online degree at a cost well below the national average.

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ULM and Pennington partner for free memory and language assessments

As advancements in medicine continue to help doctors and their patients understand diseases and ailments, the availability of early detection through research and screenings becomes vital to fight against debilitating illness.

In a joint project involving the University of Louisiana at Monroe and Pennington Biomedical Research Center’s Institute for Dementia Research and Prevention (IDRP), a free study is being offered to identify the basis for age-related dementia.

The study is one of the largest studies of its kind in the nation aiming to develop tools for early detection and to develop preventative measures for treatment.

Individuals over the age of 60, who have never suffered a stroke or serious head injury and have no previous diagnosis of dementia, are encouraged to enroll for testing associated with the study.

arrowDiscover more about ULM's and Pennington's dementia research . . .

Moody's Investors Service affirms ULM’s strong credit rating

Bill Graves


Nick J. Bruno


Despite facing unprecedented financial challenges, the University of Louisiana at Monroe maintains a strong credit standing, according to Moody’s Investors Service.

Bill Graves, Ph.D., Chief Business Officer at ULM, led a standard review of ULM’s financial standing with Moody’s Investors Service last week. The last review was conducted in 2009.

On July 31, Moody’s released the report, which indicates ULM’s outlook is “stable.”

Graves said, “This report is a positive sign for the university. Despite the state budget cuts we have received lately, Moody’s affirms we are financially stable. The A2 rating indicates a low credit risk regarding the ability of the entity to meet financial obligations. The report highlights ULM’s improved operating performance in FY 2011 and its healthy overall financial position.”

ULM President Dr. Nick J. Bruno said, "Moody's positive review speaks volumes about our efficient operations at ULM. I applaud the efforts of our university staff in making this possible."

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Travel the World with your Fellow Alums!

See the world and travel with your fellow alums! The ULM Alumni Association has partnered with other Louisiana Alumni Associations to offer you the best in world travel packages.

Some travel packages are cruises, others are excursions, but all of them offer a memorable travel experience you won't forget!

To find out more about available travel packages, just click a destination below or visit ulm.edu/alumni/travel

Alaskan CruiseAlaskan Cruise

ULM Alumni Association expands Social Media tools

Social media is a great way to stay in contact with fellow alums and the university. ULM and the ULM Alumni Association currently uses various social media outlets such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, and RSS feeds to help you stay connected!

The ULM ALumni Association has assembled a listing of various alumni chapters with a Social Media presence.

Visit ULM's Social Media page - www.ulm.edu/socialmedia - for a complete list of the many types of Social Media you can use.

ULM Alumni Association plans away tailgating for 2012

Tailgaiting with the Warhawks!

The ULM Alumni Association will take its tailgating skills on the road this year with several road tailgaiting trips.

On Saturday, Sept. 8 the Warhawks take on the University of Arkansas Razorbacks in War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.

On Saturday, Sept. 29 the Warhawks visit the Big Easy to take on the Tulane Green Wave at 3:00 pm.

More tailgaiting information on both these events will be posted on the ULM Alumni Events Calendar once they are finalized and we will e-mail our alums in these two areas!

Read The Hawkeye online!

The HawkeyeBe sure to read the latest edition of the Hawkeye, the official student newspaper of the University of Louisiana at Monroe, at www.ulmhawkeyeonline.com.

There you'll find the latest breaking news, sports, photos, polls and in-depth features you can’t find anywhere else.

If a story grabs your attention, you can also leave a comment in our “talk back” section online. Then check the next week’s edition to see if your comment made it in print.

Of course, you can follow The Hawkeye on Facebook and Twitter, too. Thanks for your support, and keep reading the Hawkeye!

Have you ordered your ULM class ring yet?

ULM RingYour journey began when you took your first steps onto the ULM campus.

Each step along they way, from student involvement to enjoying athletic and cultural events on campus, to your pursuit of academic excellence, has been filled with enough memories to last a lifetime.

Your journey now brings you to this moment in your ULM life — your eligibility to purchase and wear the official ULM class ring.  ULM undergraduates with at least 90 hours towards graduation are eligible to wear the ULM class ring.

Wear it with pride as you begin the next great journey in your life.

Order your Official ULM Class Ring today!

3D view of the Official University Class Ring

Keep up with all the "scoop" on ULM Athletics

Visit this Warhawk Fan Web site to keep up with all the "scoop" on ULM Athletics.

Warhawk logoWarhawk Report - The Warhawkreport.com is a part of the Rivals.com network that covers ULM Athletics and Recruiting. This alumni ran site is a way for fans to keep up with the latest news on the Warhawks and interact with other Warhawk fans on its message boards.

Subscriptions are $9.99 a month or $99.95 for an entire year which grants access to all sites on the Rivals Network so you can follow competing schools also.

For more information contact ULM alum Dusty Thibodeaux (BGS '06) at dusty@warhawkreport.com.

ULM's Career Connections offer employment services

The Office of Career Connections & Experiential Education at ULM (formerly Career Services) has an online job posting service serving ULM students and alumni.

The Web site, ulm.edu/careerconnections allows employers to post part-time and full-time positions as well as internship opportunities.

Anyone may browse the jobs, however, an active Campus Wide Identification number (CWID) will be needed to apply online. Alumni that graduated more than five (5) years ago should call Career Connections at 318-342-5338 to apply for positions.

Log onto ulm.edu/careerconnections and click on "Students: Browse & Apply for Jobs & Internships".

Employers will also find on the Career Connections Web site the link "Employers Submit Job or Internship" in order to post any job openings or internship opportunities at their organization. The Web site currently has over 800 positions available.

Visit ulm.edu/careerconnections for tips about resume preparation and interviewing skills. Please call 318-342-5338 for an appointment.

Help Fund ULM Scholarships with a Warhawk Plate!

ULM License PlateWhen you purchase a Warhawk license plate, part of the proceeds help fund scholarships for future Warhawks.

And if you have an older NLU plate, you can even retain that plate number with your new ULM Warhawks plate!

For more information and to order your new Warhawk license plate, visit ulm.edu/alumni/licenseplate.

For more information about your Alumni Association, visit ulm.edu/alumni!

All About You! spotlights the many accomplishments of our great alumni. Send your accomplishments and successes to walpole@ulm.edu, and please include a photo!

Jeff Longing


Jeff Longing, (M.Ed. ’01, Ed.D. ’09) an assistant professor of education at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been elected vice president of the Arkansas Association of Teacher Educators. Longing joined the UAM faculty in 2003.

The Arkansas Association of Teacher Educators provides opportunities for individual professional growth for all persons concerned with teacher education in Arkansas, promotes quality programs for teacher education, provides a forum for ideas and practices related to teacher education, and keeps its members informed of new and promising developments in teacher education.

Billy EvansEvans

Billy Evans (B.A. '77), has been hired by the University of Mobile as the women's basketball coach. He brings 11 seasons of coaching experience from Southern States Athletic Conference rival Belhaven University.

Evans has coached the past two SSAC player of the year winners and three NAIA All-Americans over the past two seasons, including a first-teamer last year. Evans' teams have ranked in the top 15 in turnover margin in the NAIA in each of the last five years and in the top- 17 in steals in each of the last four seasons.

Before arriving at Belhaven, Evans spent the 2000-2001 season as an assistant with the Millsaps College women's basketball program and has been involved in coaching for more than 25 years, at both the high school and collegiate levels.

He has served as head coach of men's and women's varsity basketball, tennis and track, as well as assistant coach for high school football and baseball.

Evans served as Head Coach of the women's basketball team at Northwest Rankin High School (Brandon, Mississippi) from 1994-2000.

While at Northwest, he compiled an overall record of 94-54, and took the 1999 team to the state championship game for the first time in the school's history.

Clovis Christman (B.A. '98, M.Ed '01) has been selected as the administrator for Delta Charter School, located in Ferriday, La.

Christman also attended Northwestern State where he earned a specialist in education administration.
Christman is the president of the Louisiana Association of Principals and was recently chosen as the Louisiana representative for the National Association for Elementary Educators.

He will leave his current job as principal at Holly Ridge Elementary in Monroe.

Vincent MarsalaMarsala

Dr. Vincent Marsala (B.A. '58) has retired as chancellor of LSU Shreveport, following a 45-year career with the university.

"Chancellor Vince Marsala has enjoyed an extraordinary career at LSU Shreveport," said Dr. William L. Jenkins, Interim LSU System President. "During his years as chancellor, he served with dedication, distinction, and determination not withstanding the tremendous challenges, financial and otherwise, that he faced during his term of office."

Marsala, 76, was serving as LSUS dean of continuing education and public service in May 1995 when he was tapped by then LSU System President Allen Copping to become chancellor, succeeding John Darling, who stepped aside to rejoin the faculty. At the time, Marsala was also an elected Caddo Parish commissioner.

As he took office, Marsala said his focus as chancellor would be to increase and improve degree options for students, goals that would mark his entire tenure as chancellor.

Marsala is a native of Monroe, earning a Master's degree in Government and Ph.D in Latin American Studies from LSU A&M. He joined the faculty at LSU Shreveport in 1967 and held a variety of positions, ranging from classroom instructor to chancellor. He taught Louisiana History, Louisiana Government, and Latin American History.

Marsala's publications included an analysis of the political career of Louisiana U.S. Senator Joseph E. Ransdell of Lake Providence, who served in Congress at the turn of the 20th Century and who sponsored the Ransdell Act, which created the National Institutes of Health. Marsala also edited, with Dr. Bill Pederson, a book entitled, "Abraham Lincoln: Sources and Style of Leadership."

In addition, Marsala served on the Governor's Higher Education Commission for the 21st Century, and in 1984 received a Fulbright Award for a Group Study Project to Costa Rica entitled, "The Social Context of Crisis in Central America."

Marsala served as an elected Caddo Parish Commissioner from 1987-1991 and ran unopposed for a second term. He served as chair of CERT (Consortium for Education, Research and Technology) whose membership consists of all the CEO's of all colleges and universities in North Louisiana from 1996-1998 and as CERT Treasurer until the time of his retirement.

Along with his academic duties, Marsala was a member of the South Shreveport Business Association, Committee of 100, KDAQ Public Radio, Alliance for Education, and the Strategic Action Council. He also served as Chairman of the Economic Development Committee of the Committee of 100, Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Conference of Louisiana Colleges and Universities (CLCU), and Chairman and Treasurer of CERT (Consortium for Education, Research & Technology).

Marsala also was a member of the Military Affairs Council at Barksdale Air Force Base; LSUS Foundation; National Conference for Community and Justice; the Community Foundation of Shreveport-Bossier City; National Conference for Community and Justice; and was a member of the Economic Development Cabinet. Education Cabinet, and the Legislative Policy Committee of the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce.

In 1995 the Louisiana Association of Educational Office Personnel honored Marsala as "Administrator of the Year," and in 1999 he received the first-ever "Pilot of the Year" award from the LSUS Alumni Association. On October 7, 2003, Marsala was named by Junior Achievement of North Louisiana to be a Laureate of the North Louisiana Business Hall of Fame.

Marsala and wife, Carol Ann, plan to make their retirement home in Shreveport.

"We owe both Vince and Carol Ann a great debt of gratitude for their many years of devoted service to LSU Shreveport and we wish them the very best as they enjoy their retirement years," said Jenkins.

Butch MuirMuir

Clifford "Butch" Muir (B.A. '71) recently received the Distinguished Service Award in Sports Journalism by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association as part of induction ceremonies with the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.

Muir spent 33 years as sports editor of The Morning Advocate and The Advocate of Barton Rouge, La., before retiring in April.

“I’m honored to go in with this class,” Muir said. “It’s an honor to be recognized along with the past journalists who have won this award.”

Muir’s entire 49-year journalism career was based in Louisiana. The West Monroe native was the longest-serving sports editor at one of Louisiana’s major newspapers.

Before moving to Baton Rouge in 1974, Muir began his career at the Monroe Morning World as a staff writer before graduating from West Monroe High in 1964. He was the Morning World’s sports editor from 1969-72 and was on the Monroe News-Star staff.

In 2006, Muir was named the LSWA’s Mac Russo Award winner for his “great contributions to the (LSWA) organization’s progress and ideals.”

Jennifer (Hodge) JohnsonJohnson

Jennifer (Hodge) Johnson, (B.A. '98) an attorney with McNew, King, Mills, Burch & Landry in Monroe, is serving as president of the 4th Judicial District Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section.

Phil Trahan (B.B.A. '75, MBA '79), a Monroe tennis professional and writer, was recently honored for producing the Charity Event of the Year in the nine-state Southern Division of the United States Professional Tennis Association.

Suzy (Warfield) Sonnier, (B.A. '93) has been appointed Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services by Gov. Bobby Jindal.

White Out!

Warhawk 2012 Football Schedule
(home games in bold)

Sept. 8 @ 6 pm on ESPNU at Arkansas (Little Rock) – Away tailgating
Sept. 15 @ 11 am on ESPN3/SEC at Auburn
Sept. 21 (Fri @ 7 pm) on ESPN Baylor
Sept. 29 @ 2:30 pm on CST at Tulane – Away tailgating
Oct. 6 @ 2:30 pm at Middle Tennessee
Oct. 13 @ 7 pm Florida Atlantic - Hall of Fame Weekend/Alumni Association Shrimp Boil
Oct. 20 @ 3 pm at Western Kentucky
Oct. 27 @ 6 pm South Alabama - HOMECOMING
Nov. 3 @ 3 pm UL-Lafayette
Nov. 8 (Thursday @ 6 pm on ESPNU) at Arkansas State
Nov. 17 @ 3 pm North Texas – Chili Cook-off
Nov. 24 at FIU

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Single-Game Football Tickets Now on Sale

With ULM's first home football game of the 2012 season just over a month away, the ULM Athletic Ticket Office is now selling single game tickets for all five home contests this fall.

Tickets for the Warhawks’ Friday night clash on Sept. 21 against Big 12 Conference and perennial powerhouse Baylor as well as four Sun Belt Conference match-ups can be purchased by calling 318-342-3ULM, by visiting the ticket office in Malone Stadium or online at Warhawk Ticket Central.

Single-game ticket options consist of lower bench for $20 each, upper chairback for $20 each, adult general admission for $15 each and youth general admission (ages 3-17) for $10 each. ULM students may purchase up to four (4) student guest tickets, which are valid for general admission or the student section (capacity allowing), per student account at a price of $10 apiece.

Tickets for all seven away contests are also on sale and information on availability can be online at www.ulmwarhawks.com.

Tickets for all seven of ULM’s football away games away this season, including two matchups against SEC opponents and a trip to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, are now available for purchase by ULM season ticket holders, ULM Athletic Foundation members and ULM students online at Warhawk Ticket Central.

2012 Men's Basketball Schedule
2012 Women's Basketball Schedule

Former Warhawk Ben Sheets continues to shine in 2012

Ben Sheets

Ben Sheets was signed in mid-July by the Atlanta Braves.  Since then the former ULM Warhawk has posted a 4-1 record in five starts with a 1.41 ERA in 32.0 innings. 

Sheets has struck out 23 batters while walking just seven and owns a 1.19 WHIP as batters are batting .258 off of the right-hander.  In his first appearance in nearly two years (July 15), Sheets surrendered two hits and one walk with five punch outs in six strong innings as the Braves defeated the New York Mets, 6-1.

Behind another six solid innings from Sheets, the Braves blanked the Washington Nationals, 4-0 (July 21).  It wasn't until his third start that he surrendered a run; that run, in the top of the first by the Philadelphia Phillies was the only run allowed by Sheets as Atlanta claimed a 6-1 win allowing Sheets to improve to 3-0 on July 27th.

Sheets only loss of the season to this point came on August 1 as the Miami Marlins plated three runs in the top of the first en route to a 4-2 win in Atlanta.  Sheets struck out eight in 6.2 innings on the mound against the Marlins.

In his most recent outing, Sheets limited the Phillies to just one run as he pitched into the eighth inning in Atlanta's 6-1 win on August 6th. 

Sheets played for the Warhawks from 1997-99 and he still holds the ULM single-season records for winning percentage (.933, 1999), wins (14, 1999), while ranking second in strikeouts (158, 1999).  Sheets, with 14 wins, helped the team claim the 1999 Southland Conference Regular Season Championship and a berth in the NCAA Tournament.  The 1999 squad finished 36-22 overall after an appearance in the Baton Rouge Regional.

During his three seasons in Monroe, Sheets tallied 26 victories in 57 career games.  Sheets' 26 wins are ranked third in school history (Tom Brown, 35, 1968-71; Mike Thompson, 31, 1969-72).

Photo courtesy AP Photo/John Bazemore

Schexnaider Given Three-Year Contract Extension

Jeff Schexnaider


After guiding the ULM baseball team to its first NCAA regional appearance in 12 years, head coach Jeff Schexnaider has been rewarded with a three-year contract extension.  The agreement, which will run through the 2015 season, is pending approval by the ULM Athletic Foundation Board of Trustees and the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors.

Coach Schexnaider, a 1987 graduate of ULM, has been at the helm of the Warhawk baseball program for the last six seasons.  During his tenure as head coach, he has guided the Warhawks to a pair of Sun Belt Championships (2008 & 2012). 

"I am excited about having the opportunity to continue to coach at the university that has done so much for me and my family," said Schexnaider.  "I appreciate Bobby Staub and Dr. Nick Bruno for having the confidence in me to continue to lead the ULM baseball program.  I look forward to working hard with the Warhawk baseball team as we strive to have continued success.

Bobby Staub


The Warhawks defeated Arkansas State, 4-2, in the Sun Belt Championship game to advance to the 2012 NCAA Tournament (Baton Rouge Regional).  ULM went toe-to-toe with host LSU and picked up a win over Belmont before concluding its season at 32-30 with a loss to Oregon State.

“This past season was special in many ways from winning the conference tournament championship and participating in the NCAA regional to breaking our single-season attendance mark which ranked in the top 40 nationally," said Bobby Staub, Director of Athletics. 

"We appreciate Coach Schexnaider’s leadership both on and off the field as well as his vision for this program.”

ULM earns elite certification for athletic counselors

Brett Bennett


The University of Louisiana at Monroe has become only one of 20 institutions in the country to earn certification for athletic counselors from the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics or N4A.

N4A offers certification to college and university academic support programs for student athletes through an extensive and rigorous application process.

The purpose of program certification is to ensure that an academic support unit can provide a basic set of services to student-athletes.

“The level of professionalism demonstrated by the academic counselors and the entire staff in pursuing this accreditation is remarkable,” commented Brett Bennett, assistant professor and head of ULM’s department of Radiologic Technology.

Bennett serves as the university’s Faculty Athletic Representative.

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Warhawks form partnership with ARCO

Doug Pederson


The ULM Department of Athletics announced a football ticket sales partnership with ARCO, A Community Resource to assist the organization’s efforts to support both babies and adults with developmental disabilities.

“I’m honored to be associated with two great institutions in ULM and ARCO and the ULM vs. Baylor ‘White Out’ football game at Malone Stadium,” said Doug Pederson, former ULM quarterback, current Philadelphia Eagles quarterback coach and spokesman for ARCO.

“I’m proud of this commitment my alma mater has made and my 10-year relationship with ARCO. This new partnership will make an impact in our community for a lifetime.”

Partial proceeds from tickets purchased through ARCO for the Warhawks’ home opener against Baylor on Friday, September 21 will directly benefit the non-profit organization and support its mission. All fans are encouraged to wear white, and the 7 p.m. contest will be nationally televised on ESPN.

Bobby Staub


“This is a fantastic partnership with an incredible organization,” said Bobby Staub, ULM’s director of athletics. “Having a nationally televised college football game in Monroe creates an exciting opportunity for the community, and ARCO is a great fit given our relationship with the organization one of our all-time greats Doug Pederson.”

The special ticket price of $10 is only available through ARCO. To purchase tickets, please contact Missy Fleming at 318-372-7817 or missy@arcomonroe.org.

ARCO will also be visible in the community with plans for sales setup in several prominent community locations over the next eight weeks. For more information please visit the event's Web site.

For further information about ARCO, please visit the ARCO Web site at www.arcomonroe.org.

Warhawk pair take time to give back

Kolton Browning (left) and Keavon Milton

Kolton Browning (left) and Keavon Milton

ULM football players Kolton Browning and Keavon Milton took time recently to visit children at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Shreveport.

The two Warhawk upperclassmen welcomed the opportunity to visit and spent two hours at the hospital helping children make stuffed paper footballs as well as coloring. 

“I love being able to give back in any way I can,” said Milton, a rising senior from Canton, Texas.

“Anything that is kid related I try to get involved in because they look up to us, so I want to make sure that I am active and continually make appearances. When I first walked in the room, because of my size, everyone was extremely shy. However, as I began to interact with them, they began to open up and it was just a great experience.”

Shriners Hospitals for Children - Shreveport combines a child-friendly environment with world-class medical care for children with a host of orthopedic and neuromusculoskeletal disorders and diseases. Colorful treatment rooms, a spacious outdoor playground, and a wide range of rehabilitation activities give kids confidence and build life skills.

To view a photo gallery of Kolton's and Keavon's visit, click here.

iPhoneULM releases free phone apps for Warhawk fans

Download the ULM iPhone app and get all the latest in ULM Athletics in a simple, interactive interface on your Apple or Android smart device.

Among the info included is latest news, scores and schedules, and rosters for all your favorite ULM teams! In addition, live stats are available for selected sports.

Upgrade to the Premium ULM app for access to exclusive on-demand video from Warhawks All Access, including press conferences, player and coach interviews, and much more!

Visit ulmwarhawks.com to download your free app for any Apple or Android smart device.

Are you an active member of the ULM Athletic Foundation?

Join the 'Young Grad' program today!The ULM Athletic Foundation helps raise awareness and financial support for the Warhawk athletic programs, positively promote all athletic events, grow our fan and donor base, and enhance the lives of over 300 student-athletes.

There are five ways you can help ULM Athletics!

1. Become and active member of the ULM Athletic Foundation and “Give 110%” of your previous year’s giving.

2. Make a gift toward scholarship endowments or facility upgrades

3. Match your gift through ULM's matching gift program. Visit ulm.edu/giftmatch for more info.

4. Recruit friends and colleagues to buy season tickets and join the ULM Athletic Foundation

5. Include ULM Athletics when preparing or revising your will or estate plan.

And don't forget several new exciting membership programs: the "Young Grads" program and the "Jr. Warhawk" program.

More information about the ULM Athletic Foundation can be found at www.gowarhawks.net

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Governor names ULM pharmacy assistant dean state representative

Mary Gauthier-Lewis


Governor Bobby Jindal has named Dr. Mary Gauthier-Lewis, assistant dean for the College of Pharmacy at the University of Louisiana at Monroe’s Baton Rouge campus, a representative for the Medicaid Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee.

The committee is comprised of 21 members including the secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals, the director of the Medicaid program in the Department of Health and Hospitals, the president of the Senate, the speaker of the House of Representatives or their designees. The remaining 17 members are gubernatorial appointments.

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ULM's mobile app, shown at a June 2011 launch party, has added several new features.

ULM's mobile app, shown at a June 2011 launch party, has added several new features.

ULM announces two new mobile app features

University of Louisiana at Monroe students needing to know tuition cost or the location of their next class can instantly access that information via ULM's new mobile app features.

Students can find the new tuition estimator by pressing the Discover ULM icon, then the “Tuition Estimator” link.

A “Map it” button allows students to see their courses pin-pointed on an interactive map of campus buildings to show exactly where they need to go each day to get to class.

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ULM Pharmacy professor receives prestigious Bowl of Hygeia Award

Roxie Stewart


Dr. Roxie Stewart, assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, was awarded the nationally recognized Bowl of Hygeia award at the Louisiana Pharmacists Association's Annual Conference.

The Bowl of Hygeia award, which depicts the national symbol for pharmacy, has been associated with the pharmacy profession since 1958, and is considered the most prestigious award in the field. According to the American Pharmacists Association Foundation, “the Bowl of Hygeia Award recognizes pharmacists who possess outstanding records of civic leadership in their communities, and encourages pharmacists to take active roles in their communities.

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Graves appointed ULM's new Chief Business Officer

William Graves


Dr. William Graves, the former Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration at Louisiana Delta Community College, has joined the University of Louisiana at Monroe as Chief Business Officer.

As the CBO, and head of ULM's Division of Business Affairs, Graves will strive to provide "effective and efficient services," supporting ULM’s mission of instruction, research and public service.

ULM’s Business Affairs provides financial management, human resource support, procurement services and maintains the physical plant to ensure the best learning environment.

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ULM staff members honored for excellence in service

Nancy Davis


Cynthia Rodriguez


On Wednesday, Aug. 8, University of Louisiana at Monroe President Nick J. Bruno and ULM Foundation Board of Trustees President Linda Holyfield honored two outstanding staff members at the second annual Staff Excellence Awards.

Because service was the focus of the ceremony, the staff members who received the awards were honored for going above and beyond their duties to provide assistance to faculty, staff, and students.

The winner of the classified staff award was Nancy Davis, the administrative coordinator for University Development who has served ULM for more than 22 years.

Cynthia Rodriguez, coordinator of Grants and Development for the College of Education & Human Development, was honored as the unclassified staff award winner.

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