Betty Hebert among top graduates at UL

Lafayette – The University of Louisiana at Lafayette will honor eight Outstanding Graduates during Spring 2008 commencement exercises May 24.

Betty Joy Hebert of Arnaudville is among the eight students who will be recognized during Graduate School commencement at 5:30 p.m. in the Cajundome. he UL Lafayette Alumni Association will name one of the students as its Spring 2008 Outstanding Graduate during the ceremony. Deans of the university’s eight academic colleges nominate the honorees.

Hebert, daughter of Betty and Jody Hebert of Arnaudville, is the College of General Studies Outstanding Graduate for Spring 2008.

Hebert’s studies included a concentration in Applied Science. She has a 3.53 grade point average and has been on the Dean’s List throughout college.

She’s been the recipient of several scholarships including the UL Lafayette Valedictorian scholarship, the Academic Excellence scholarship, the TOPS Performance award, the Lattie Pate Whitehead Nursing scholarship, the Acadiana Works scholarship, Woodman of the World scholarship, the Chamber of Commerce scholarship and a Wal-Mart sponsored scholarship.

Hebert is an active member of Delta Delta Delta where she received the scholastic award for maintaining a 3.5 or better GPA. She’s served as chapter secretary with Delta Delta Delta and participated in Yell Like Hell, Kick-off parties and Homecoming parades.

She was also a member of the National League for Nursing from 2004-2007. She’s volunteered with the “Kicks Butt” campaign on campus and St. Jude Research Hospital. She’s also tutored local elementary school students was a volunteer face painter for Arnaudville Elementary Spring Fest.

During her first three years at UL Lafayette, Hebert was a nursing student and interned at Dauterive Hospital in New Iberia and Doctor’s Hospital in Opelousas. She also worked at J. Michael Morrow Memorial Nursing Home.

Hebert’s has already taken the Praxis II in Elementary Content Knowledge and Praxis II in Biology. She plans on working as a teacher while earning her certification. She will apply for Graduate School in 2009 to pursue a master’s degree in counselor education.

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