Eric Légé, son of Herman and Alice Légé of Abbeville, is the Fall 2008 Outstanding Graduate for the College of Engineering.

Légé is a Petroleum Engineering major. During his first year at Louisiana, he was actively involved in the Student Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Louisiana Engineering Society.

As a sophomore, he was initiated into the Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society, was active in the Gamma Beta Phi Society, and served as secretary of the Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honor Society. At that same time, Légé became Treasurer of the Louisiana Engineering Society and served as Vice President of the Student Society of Petroleum Engineers. He also was a member of Chevron’s United Way of Acadiana planning committee and was a founding member of the Evangeline Section of Young Exploration and Production Professionals Network.

During his junior year, Légé served as President of the Student Society of Petroleum Engineers and was an active member of the Engineering and Technology Expo Week planning committee. He served as President of the Petroleum Engineering Department Student Council where he led the charge to achieve the College’s “Most Outstanding Engineering Department of the Year” in 2007. The council won the award again in 2008 when Légé was its president.

He was also inducted into both Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society and Pi Epsilon Tau Petroleum Engineering Honor Society, and served as a staff member for the RICA program at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Abbeville.

Légé has been included in Who’s Who and was first place winner of the E.R. “Ray” DesOrmeaux Engineering and Technology Undergraduate Paper Competition.  [Note:  A UL editor was one of the judges for the paper competition, and remembers that his project was well beyond what one expects of an undergraduate student.]

During his senior year, he served as president of the UL American Association of Drilling Engineers Student Section, and led that organization to achieve the status of “Most Outstanding AADE Student Section.”

He also served as interim president of the Student Society of Petroleum Engineers, which achieved that number one rank of “Most Outstanding SPE Student Chapter in the World” among 195 student chapters.

He has been inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, the Phi Beta Delta International Scholars Honor Society and is a SGA Senator for the College of Engineering.

Légé is a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and was one of 75 students from around the world selected to attend Education Week at the International Petroleum Technology Conference in Malaysia.

While finishing his undergraduate studies, Légé was accepted for dual enrollment in Graduate School and has completed nine hours towards his MBA.

He has received numerous scholarships including the UL Valedictorian Scholarship, the UL Academic Scholarship, TOPS Honors Scholarship, Walton Family Scholarship, Petroleum Engineering Department Scholarship, Society of Petroleum Engineers Scholarship, Chevron Corporation Intern Scholarship and the American Association of Drilling Engineers Scholarship. He is also a member of the MBA Association and the Association of Future Alumni.

He was recruited as a freshman by Chevron Corporation and has worked for them since that time. He spent four summers working as an engineering intern in Louisiana, Texas and California.

Légé accepted a full time position with Chevron as a Drill Site Manager. His future plans including completing his MBA and obtaining his license to become a Professional Engineer.

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