Feb 26, 2013 12:32 PM by MELISSA CANONE
The Emerging Scholars Program at the University of Louisiana at Monroe recently held its annual banquet to honor freshman and sophomore students. The program targets motivated students seeking to perform research and become "junior colleagues" to ULM professors.
"I congratulate our scholars and thank the faculty and staff for facilitating this challenging program," said ULM President Dr. Nick J. Bruno. "Allowing our students to conduct research with our faculty provides them with a very rich and rewarding academic experience."
Each semester, students from all of ULM's academic colleges are selected for this prestigious program. During the 2012 calendar year, nearly 120 students participated. This number includes 41 students who participated through ULM's Howard Hughes Medical Institute Lab Program.
Emerging Scholars began in the spring of 2003 as a means to bring together outstanding students and dedicated faculty members, who work on a variety of projects.
The program joins students and professors in cooperative research and other professional activities. The reception recognizes the students who have participated in and successfully completed the program.
Each student is required to complete a research project with a faculty member by the end of the semester. Students are then awarded a certificate and university medallion. The medallion is worn at graduation as a symbol of their scholarship.
The below students were honored as 2012 Emerging Scholars:
Torri Beaudoin, freshman biology major
Jameson Alston, freshman kinesiology major; Meghan Kurz, freshman biology major
Lara Crawford, freshman biology major; Raven Hargrove, freshman biology major; Stephen Jackson, freshman biology major; Shanika McCray, sophomore biology major; Erin Rizzo, freshman biology major
Shanet McCarter, sophomore mass communication major
Jack Brewer, freshman pharmacy major; Alyssa Boyd, freshman biology major
Heidi Higginbotham, freshman aviation major
Stevie Bach, freshman biology major
Rachel Barnes, sophomore art major
Karlie Stuckey, freshman music major
Felicia Kimmerling, freshman biology major
Cari Ainsworth, freshman marketing major
Rachel Johnston, freshman biology major
Timothy Fuller, freshman biology major
Erica Cater, freshman pharmacy major
Stephen Kreller, freshman atmospheric science major
Rebecca Baudin, freshman biology major
Wendi Henderson, freshman radiological technology major
Vadesha Sadler, freshman biology major
Mary Bourque, freshman biology major
Jobi Arceneaux, freshman biology major
Kari Leake, freshman pharmacy major
Hannah Bergeron, sophomore speech-language pathology major
Emily Noble, freshman biology major
Alexandra Treadaway, freshman biology major
Alex Fields, freshman biology major
Manuel Kassardjian, freshman biology major
Adebanjo Adedoja, sophomore biology major; Iurii Galadzhun, freshman chemistry major; Joseph Griffith, sophomore history major; Renuka Gurung, sophomore art major; James Hodge, sophomore music major; Monaporn Kuanliang, freshman music major; Megan Lindholm, sophomore math major; Samuel McGaugh, sophomore music major; Kimberley Okoyeze, sophomore biology major; Dipta Pokharel, freshman biology major; Stacy Reppond, freshman mass communication major; Britton Satcher, freshman computer science major; Tamara Bell, sophomore computer science major; Alberto Moncayo, sophomore accounting major; Bikram Ojha, sophomore accounting major; Prabin Panta, sophomore accounting major; Charles Parker, freshman finance major; Jasurbek Rajabov freshman finance major; Sailesh Wagle, sophomore computer science major; Leighanna Blanson, freshman elementary education major; Jesse Flunder, sophomore elementary education major; Amy Matherne, freshman vocal music education major; Michael Roboski, sophomore secondary education major; Brian Scholes, sophomore kinesiology major; Schuyler Connell, sophomore nursing major; Anupa Prajapati, sophomore pre-medical laboratory science major; Elee Barber, sophomore pharmacy major; Dylan Leblanc, sophomore pharmacy major; Diana Ndunda, sophomore pharmacy major; Pasang Sherpa sophomore pharmacy major; Brice Gillikin, freshman biology major; Mallorie Hays, sophomore biology major; Sarah Hays, freshman biology major; Tierra King, freshman biology major; Jonathan Livingston, freshman biology major; Kelbie McCauley, freshman biology major; Gabrielle Morgan, sophomore biology major; Maroutcha Mouawad, freshman biology major; Kristina Ok, sophomore biology major; Shaterrica Sampson, sophomore biology major; Amanda Schorr, freshman biology major; John Vu, sophomore biology major
Katherine Thomas, sophomore biology major
Theron Starnes, sophomore construction management major
Danielle Coutee, sophomore pharmacy major
Michaela Reed, sophomore kinesiology major
Angelic Dye, sophomore biology major; Raya Hughes, freshman biology major
Courtney Robertson, freshman nursing major
Kelli Neal, sophomore biology major; Will Romero, sophomore miology major
Cheyenne Wilson, freshman political science major; Mary Strobel, freshman nursing major; Jacob Simon, freshman biology major
Amanda Johnson, sophomore pharmacy major
Nathan Simpson, freshman nursing major; Sarah Kelly, freshman accounting major; Rudolf Beutner, freshman biology major; Nathan Simpson, freshman biology major
Alex Almarode, freshman music major; Kelly Anderson, sophomore biology major; William Dozier, freshman music major; Alissa Gilbert, sophomore English major; Eric Knight, sophomore biology major; Sandy Nguyen, freshman biology major; Similoluwa Ogundare, sophomore biology major; Benton Remsberg, freshman mass communication major; Malynda Tyson, sophomore art major; Mary Murry, sophomore elementary education major; Ifeoluwa Babatunde, freshman pharmacy major; Tyler Aulds, freshman biology major; Megan Furr, freshman biology major
Martika Cheffin, sophomore music major; Ellen Lee, freshman atmospheric science major; Allena Wiggers, freshman finance major; Kelly Kiper, freshman nursing major; Josh Strickland, freshman biology major
Catherine Schilling, freshman biology major
Winter Garden, Fla.
Rodrick Brady, freshman accounting major
Joshua Dean, freshman atmospheric science major
Grand Prairie, Texas
Mary Tokunboh, sophomore toxicology major
Jared Marquis, sophomore atmospheric science major; Nate Nasworthy, freshman music major; Alexis Jones, freshman biology major
Hunter Dean, freshman pharmacy major
Sieda Witcher, freshman finance major
Shah Hassan, sophomore computer science major; Radu Marian, freshman marketing major