Nicole Langlinais, daughter of Monica and Justin Langlinais of Erath, is the Fall 2008 Outstanding Graduate for the College of Liberal Arts

Langlinais is a Speech Pathology and Audiology major with a 4.0 GPA. She has been on the Dean’s List throughout her college career and is the Fall 2008 Outstanding Graduate in the Communicative Disorders Department. She is a member of several honor societies including Alpha Lambda Delta, Blue Key Honor Society, Communicative Disorders Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi.

She has received numerous scholarships, including the TOPS Opportunity Award, the UL Academic Scholarship, the UL Valedictorian Scholarship, the A.L. Barcelona Scholarship in the College of Liberal Arts, the SGA Scholarship, and the Dr. Bernard and Marie Lahasky Scholarship, the Tibby Faulk Memorial Scholarship, the UL Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship, the Junior League of Lafayette Liberal Arts Scholarship and the Louisiana Speech and Hearing Association Undergraduate Scholarship.

Langlinais has been included in Who’s Who and was the 2006-2007 Communicative Disorders Honor Society’s Outstanding Undergraduate in the department.

On the University Program Council, she has served as president of the council, Traditions chair and was a member of the Spirit, Traditions, Events and African American Culture committees. With the Association for Future Alumni, Langlinais is president and has served as public relations chair and helped with Red Carpet Day committee.

She is a Student Alumni Ambassador, is on the Alumni Homecoming Committee and is the student at-large member of the Alumni Council. She is also president of the National Student Speech-Language Association and is a member of the Louisiana Speech and Hearing Association.

Her volunteer work includes helping with St. Jude’s Up Til Dawn event, Festival International, Festival Acadiens, Hurricane Rita Clean Up in Erath, Adopt-A-Family, Adopt-A-Road, American Hearth Association Heart Walk, St. Joseph’s Diner and Toys for Therapy Drive.

After graduation, she plans to begin graduate school to become a certified speech-language pathologist. She wants to work with children who have Autism, Down’s Syndrome or other language disorders. She hopes to own her own clinic in the future and specialize in early intervention.

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