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Acadiana broadcaster honored at UL Communications banquet

Posted at 9:31 PM, May 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-03 01:06:16-04

UL Lafayette’s Communication Department showcased its students and honored a familiar face to Acadiana.

At the annual banquet, the Department of Communications highlighted student and department accomplishments of the year. UL Lafayette says the banquet is a great way to showcase their students as they begin to transition into professional careers.

At Thursday’s banquet, a familiar face to televisions in Acadiana was honored with the 2019 Outstanding Communication Alumni Award. Agnes Derouen, a former anchor at KATC, was presented with the award.

Derouen worked at KATC for 20 years as an anchor, reporter and editor. She is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and currently works for KPLC in Lake Charles.

Derouen says she’s proudest of helping young broadcast journalists find their way in the business.