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May 15, 2008

Outstanding ULM individuals and organizations honored at SGA Annual Awards Banquet

The Student Government Association Annual Awards Banquet honored outstanding students, faculty, staff and organizations at ULM. Outgoing SGA President Brady Middleton of Mangham was the master of ceremonies.

Student senators voted for the following awards:

The James E. Cofer Sr. Golden Feather Award was given to Micah Pulliam, a senior accounting major from Downsville who is president of the SGA for the fall and spring of 2008 – 2009. President Cofer presented the award to Senate President Pulliam.

The Deborah Cofer Most Involved Female Student Scholarship Award was presented to pharmacy junior Carly Bordelon of New Orleans.

The Wayne Brumfield Most Involved Male Student for 2007 – 2008 went to biology/premed senior Andrew Norwood of Little Rock, Ark.

The other three individuals besides Bordelon and Norwood to receive student involvement scholarships (ranked in the top five) are Morgan Jones, a senior pharmacy major from Franklinton with a 4.0 grade point average; Katie Robinson, an accounting major from West Monroe; and Vice President-elect of the SGA Max Antony of Anacoco, a criminal justice junior.

The ULM Faculty Award of Excellence went to political science professor Dr. John Sutherlin. Sutherlin has been selected for two consecutive years to receive this honor.

The Melvin Rambin Backbone Award is given annually in honor of Monroe’s former mayor, who was a graduate of ULM. This year, Hannah Livingston, a management junior from Weston, received the honor.

The Nick Lassiter Award was selected by the scholarship committee at ULM and was awarded to education senior Middleton.

The SGA Executive Officer of the Year as voted by the senate went to Pulliam for his service as executive administrative assistant.

The SGA annually selects an Outstanding Alumni Award based on area ULM graduates who have assisted with the SGA. This year, Chris Allums received it because of his work with the ULM Bone Marrow Drive and his assistance with the Matalin-Carville Presidential Lyceum Series.

Four senators have been outstanding scholars, and those awards went to Bob Elliot, a senior biology major from Oak Grove; Matt Malone, a kinesiology senior from Mt. Pleasant, Texas; Tim Herrington, a history junior from DeRidder; and Antony.

A new award was presented to the outstanding SGA department head that has gone above and beyond the minimum required for his/her SGA position. This year, new CAB president Joseph Beard, an aviation senior from Vicksburg, Miss., received the award.

Every year the outstanding ULM Organization of the Year is selected. The 2008 award went to Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, also know as PIKE.

The outstanding advisor award went to the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity advisor, Tommy Walpole.

The SGA Senate Awards of Excellence went to Beau Burton (a pre-nursing junior from Minden), Livingston and Beard because of their outstanding performance and commitment to the SGA.

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