EUNICE -- The 2019 graduating class in Respiratory Care received their pins in ceremonies held this week at LSU Eunice. Ten graduates were honored at the annual pinning ceremony after spending four semesters in the top-ranked program in Louisiana.
Receiving pins in the ceremony were Brooke Arceneaux of Lafayette, Ali Bordelon of Lafayette, Stephanie Bourque of Church Point, Lacey Broussard of Lafayette, Heather Foshee of Pineville, Tyler Lewis of Lafayette, Jordan Moore of Abbeville, Taylor Smith of Kaplan, Kristopher Touchet of Duson, and Chelsea Washington of Lafayette.
The Outstanding Student Award, which is given to the student with the highest grade point average in the class during the clinical phase of the program, was presented to Brooke Arceneaux. Kristopher Touchet earned the Distinguished Student Award, selected by class members to honors that student who is a role model for others in the program, and the Bengal Spirit Award that is presented to a student who contributed above and beyond to the mission of the program and the university.
The university’s Respiratory Care program is one of the top programs in the nation, consistently having a 100 percent pass rate on national board exams.
The students will receive their degrees on Saturday, December 21, at the university’s Fall Commencement exercises.
LSU Eunice offers degrees in nursing, surgical technology, diagnostic medical sonography, radiologic technology, respiratory care, and a certificate in medical billing and coding.
The 2019 Respiratory Care graduates are (seated) Brooke Arceneaux of Lafayette, Tyler Lewis of Lafayette, Heather Foshee of Pineville, and Stephanie Bourque of Church Point. Standing are Kathleen Warner, Respiratory Care Program Director, Lacey Broussard of Lafayette, Kristopher Touchet of Duson, Jordan Moor of Abbeville, Taylor Smith of Kaplan, Ali Bordelon of Lafayette, Chelsea Washington of Lafayette, and Michael Wyble, Clinical Director.
Program Director Kathleen Warner presented Brooke Arceneaux (left) with the Outstanding
Student Award and Kristopher Touchet with the Distinguished Student Award and the
Bengal Spirit Award.