Amy Henschke is the Outstanding Graduate for the College of Engineering. She has a degree in Modern Languages received in 2006 and is graduating with a degree in Civil Engineering with a 3.847GPA.

Henschke Amy, College of Engineering, University of LouisianaAmy Henschke has been chosen as the Spring 2009 Outstanding Graduate of the College of Engineering. She is the daughter of Jo and Richard Douglas of Lafayette. After receiving a modern languages degree in 2006 and graduating summa cum laude, she enrolled in the College of Engineering to continue her education. Henschke has achieved a 3.847 GPA in the civil engineering program.

Henschke has won the Louisiana Space Consortium Undergraduate Research Assistantship Award from 2007-2009. She has also been a member of many university organizations including American Society of Civil Engineers, serving as secretary from 2007 through present; Louisiana Engineering Society; and the UL Spanish Club. She is currently working as a research assistant in the civil engineering department.

Henschke has presented research results in an oral presentation at a national conference of the American Geophysical Union in May 2008. She has participated in a study abroad program with the University of Cantabria, Spain in July 2004 and has also worked as an intern for the U.S. State Department at the American Consulate in Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal in 2005.

Henschke also takes time to serve her community. She has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity where she helped in two events with the College of Charleston in South Carolina. Henschke is also a league member of the U.S. Tennis Association.

After graduating with honors, Henschke plans to pursue a career in environmental engineering. She hopes to relocate to northern California.


This is a submitted article.  Send your press releases and articles on UL, the UL District, and quality of life in Acadiana-- particularly education & culture-- to ultoday.com by clicking here.