Nunez Community College Graduates 431
CHALMETTE, La. – Nunez Community College held its 27th Commencement Exercises on Thursday, May 23, at 7 p.m. in The Frederick Sigur Civic Center in Chalmette. Dr. Tina Tinney, Chancellor, conferred associate degrees, technical diplomas, certificates and high school equivalency diplomas for 431 graduates earning 517 credentials. This marked the largest graduating class in the history of Nunez Community College. Details were shared in a press release.
Dr. K. Renee Horton, NASA Space Launch System (SLS) Quality Engineer at Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) in New Orleans, provided an inspirational message during her commencement address.
Among the graduates, four completed their degrees with a 4.0 grade point average in every college course attempted. Those graduates are Dillon Hartmann, Joanna Manzella, Ayeshah Saleem and Brennan Silcio.
Thirty Early College Academy students representing Belle Chasse High, Chalmette High, LB Landry-Walker High and Phoenix High earned their associates degree while attending high school.
The first certificates in the newly launched Aerospace Manufacturing Technology program were awarded. Nunez also awarded High School Equivalency Diplomas through our Adult Education division for the first time.
The announcement of the 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award was part of the evening's ceremony. This recognition is given to a full-time faculty member who is chosen by their peers for outstanding teaching. Nominees included: Don Bordelon, PTEC Instructor; Dr. Lauren Englade-Franklin, chemistry instructor; Juliette Paul-Jackson, instructor and department chair of Social Sciences; Gwen Robinson, instructor and chair of the English Department
The Lamarque Endowed Professorship for Excellence in Teaching was awarded to Dr. Lauren Englade-Franklin.