Dallas has been selected as the 2009 Outstanding Graduate for the B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration. She is graduating with a double major in management information systems and accounting.

Dallas Katherine, Moody College of Business, University of LouisianaWith a perfect 4.0 grade point average, Katherine Dallas is the Spring 2009 Outstanding Graduate of the B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration. She is double major in management information systems and accounting. She is the daughter of Robert and Dolores Dallas of Lafayette and engaged to be married to Matthew Mayer in 2010.

She has participated in several university organizations including Student Government Association where she served as the College of Business president and senator (twice), vice president of administration for Delta Delta Delta, Student Advisory Council, UL Lafayette Presidential Inauguration committee, College of Business Dean’s Search committee, a member of the Accounting Society and treasurer for Alpha Lambda Delta.

Dallas has volunteered in many capacities including with the Susan G. Komen Walk for the Cure, Games of Acadiana, Miles Perret Center, St. Joseph’s Diner, American Heart Association and Cajun Cup. She is the co-founder and group leader for St. Thomas More senior girls’ group and has been on mission trips to General Cepeda, Mexico.

She has also been an intern for the Lafayette Economic Development Authority, where she worked for the Business Development department, since June 2005. Since her time at the LEDA, she has since been promoted to oversee the accounting internships. Dallas has also worked as EF College Break Manager where she has been the UL Lafayette camp manager since 2007. She placed second in a national competition based on her sales, marketing ideas, and generated leads. She’s also attended conventions in Boston, Costa Rica, Holland and Spain.

Upon graduation, Dallas will relocate to Shreveport where she has accepted a position as business development associate at Bowman Systems, a software development company for health and human services. She would like to remain in the software development field, eventually moving to project management. She has taken the GMAT and plans to enter MBA school within the next few years.

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