A total of eight students will be honored as the UL Lafayette Alumni Association’s Outstanding Graduates from their respective academic colleges. Each semester deans from the eight academic colleges nominates a student as an Outstanding Graduate based on leadership, scholarship and service. A selection committee with the Alumni Association interviews each candidate and selects one for the overall award.
The overall winner was announced during the General Assembly Commencement ceremony on Dec. 18 at the Cajundome.
Here is this semester’s Outstanding Graduates.
College of Liberal Arts
Chasity Minix has been awarded this year’s College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Graduate. A criminal justice major, Minix has attained a 3.974 GPA and is the daughter of Felicia Minix-Livings of Rayne.
Minix is a member of several honor societies including Blue Key, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Beta Delta for International Scholars as well as the UL Lafayette Criminal Justice Society and UL Lafayette Law Club.
She has remained on the President’s list throughout her collegiate career and has been honored by the Black Faculty and Staff Caucus and the UL Lafayette Spring Honors Convocation.
Minix has received numerous awards and scholarships, including the Seventh District Baptist Association Scholarship. She has volunteered for the Starlight Missionary Baptist Church Summer Enrichment Program, Vacation Bible School, Rayne Adopt a Resident, Southwest Developmental Center, Acadiana C.A.R.E.S. and helping with the Back to School Drive.
After earning a bachelor of science in criminal justice, Minix plans to attend Loyola University to pursue a Jurist Doctorate and a master’s of Urban and Regional Planning and enter the corporate law arena.