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Residential College Preparatory Program
President's Academy

Get down to business and experience cutting-edge technology as you participate in mobile app development at CenturyLink, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the US.

Hear from IT Engineers at CenturyLink about cutting-edge technology as you take a step into corporate culture, then work with Computer Science faculty to learn basic computer programming in the College of Business & Social Sciences.

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"This exciting externship offers students the opportunity to interact with a Fortune 500 company via an accredited Computer Science program which has 100% placement of graduates in recent years.  WIN-WIN for the students!"

-Kim Taylor 




University Health Conway
The Center is part of the LSU Health Sciences network. We provide a teaching environment for future health care professionals and research support and bring these elements together for the betterment of our community.

St. Francis Medical Center
[St. Francis MC Site] The largest hospital in Northeast Louisiana, providing healthcare for over 100 years.

P&S Surgical
[P&S Surgical Site] P&S Surgical Hospital was named one of the top 56 Physician-Owned Hospitals to Know by Becker’s Hospital Review.


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See how medical professionals at University Health Conway work together to treat different disease states, then try it yourself as you learn from faculty in the College of Health & Pharmaceutical Sciences and School of Science.

School of Pharmacy
"The Presidents Academy provides a unique opportunity that allows students to explore their area of interest, merge those interest with students who have different interest and to become part of a multidisciplinary team, whose ultimate goal is to solve a problem."
-Mary Caldwell, caldwell@ulm.edu


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College of Health Sciences
''ULM Nursing Faculty will share with students the unique aspects of bedside nursing as we learn lifesaving skill and provide simulation experiences in the nursing lab."
-Judith Hughes, jhughes@ulm.edu



Escamilla and Ponneck LLC
At Escamilla and Poneck, LLP, our diverse and energetic lawyers have a history of successfully representing clients in both the public and private sectors and in matters ranging from providing labor and employment law consulting for employers to handling contract negotiation disputes for local governments.


Learn from lawyers at the international law firm Escamilla and Poneck, LLP how to research, analyze and draft legal memoranda, then work with College of Business Law faculty to practice your new research skills in the university Law library. 

Debra GolemonCollege of Business & Social Sciences
"The President's Academy offers young students a unique introduction to the work world - before even starting their college careers, Academy students experience the work environments they will enter upon completing their college degrees. Within the Academy, the Business Law component of the Academy gives students from all career paths a better understanding of how law and business will play an active role in their careers. " Deborah Golemon, JD. Assistant Professor of Accounting.
- Deborah Golemon, JD., golemon@ulm.edu




ANGUS Chemical Company
ANGUS Chemical Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company, is the world's only company dedicated to nitroalkanes and their derivatives. For more than 70 years, ANGUS has been capitalizing on this unique and proprietary chemistry to create original solutions that accommodate evolving customer needs.


Photo of Mr. Shannon BanksSee how chemical engineers in state-of-the-art analytical laboratories at ANGUS Chemical Company, a subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company synthesize, develop and test the purity of drugs, then work with School of Science faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences to hone your lab skills and take the first steps toward a career in science. (pictured at right, Shannon Banks, ULM Toxicology)

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College of Arts, Education & Sciences
"What sets the Presidential Academy apart is the opportunity to gain on-site experience with some of the best people in the world in their respective fields.  In a climate of increased regulatory control, it has become very difficult for students to actually see what goes on at the day-to-day level of a career.  We provide the chance to go on-site, to ask questions of everyone from foremen to CEOs, and to feel the excitement of working in a highly competitive, highly active field.  Our industry partners welcome the challenges of answering questions and showcasing their companies - this is an invaluable learning opportunity!"- Dr. Chenoweth, chenoweth@ulm.edu


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College of Arts, Education & Sciences

“While advances in molecular biology have brought the real possibility of innovative clinical treatments, they have also presented many ethical dilemmas including concerns for patient autonomy, confidentiality, and equal access.  Join us for a discussion of the intersections of clinical advances and biomedical ethics as we explore stem cell research, gene therapy, and regenerative medicine.”
- Dr. Ann Findley, afindley@ulm.edu




The Hot Zone book coverThe Hot Zone
As part of this year’s academy every participant will receive a copy of the the best seller book, The Hot Zone by Richard Preston.

A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. There is no cure. In a few days 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak of this exotic "hot" virus. The Hot Zone tells this dramatic story, giving a hair-raising account of the appearance of rare and lethal viruses and their "crashes" into the human race. Shocking, frightening, and impossible to ignore, The Hot Zone proves that truth really is scarier Josh Stockleythan fiction.




"Join me in the E. Orum Young Courtroom overlooking Bayou Desiard to debate civil liberties and to protect citizens." -Josh Stockley, stockley@ulm.edu




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"The working dinners teaches our President’s Academy participants the essential “soft” skills of the business world etiquette in an exciting and engaging manner.  They actively participate in skits on how to interview, learn proper table etiquette and even judge our models’ business attire in a style show!” 
-Roslynn Pogue, pogue@ulm.edu

Office of Career Connections
Our office works with employers, both on-campus and off, to help you find the internship, full-time and part-time job best suited to your capabilities and schedule. We work with students and alumni on resume preparation, interview skills, and job search resources.


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"The evening music sessions are for the EAR, the EYES, and the BRAIN. Students have an opportunity to be a part of the creative process, which includes Inspiration- and planning. The sessions are to be fun, collaborative, and eye-opening."

-Dr. Mark Ross Clark, mclark@ulm.edu

VAPA: School of Visual and Performing Arts
VAPA programs are designed to develop your expertise, challenge your creativity, and fuel your passion for the arts!