Karli Sherman, daughter of Dr. Ken and Anne Sherman of Albany, Louisiana, is the Fall 2008 Outstanding Graduate for the College of General Studies.

Sherman is a general studies major in Arts and Humanities. She is a member of the Dean’s List and holds a 4.0 GPA. She’s been honored as Outstanding Sophomore, Junior and Senior at the Honors Convocation and is the recipient of the Alpha Lambda Delta Jo Ann Trow Scholarship, the SGA Scholarship and the UL Academic Scholarship.

She’s was the Greek Woman of the Year for 2006-2007, is a three-time recipient of Who’s Who and is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, where she has won the Spirit Award, Rose Award and Ruby Award. She was first and second runner up in the Miss UL Pageant respectively and was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity’s Dream Girl Court.

Sherman is active in several campus organizations including Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority where she has been president, new member education and activities chair. She is also a member of the Panhellenic Council, Honors Program, Student Government Association (senator and president of General Studies), Up Til Dawn, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Order of Omega Greek Honor Society and Rho Lambda Greek Women’s Honor Society. She also was an actress in the UL Theater Department’s production of Prelude to a Kiss.

Her volunteer work includes help with Healing House, Amazon Medical Missions, Springhill Catholic Youth Conference, Relay for Life, Race for the Cure, American Heart Association, UL Hospitality Department, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Diocese of Lafayette Retreat Team, and Our Lady of Wisdom Catholic Church.

After graduation, she plans to work at Walt Disney World Resort as part of the Disney College Program. She plans to attend Graduate School for hospitality management and ultimately pursue a career as a Special Events Coordinator/Wedding Planner. She also plans to work for her sorority at its International Headquarters in Nashville.

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