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Loyola honors Top 10 graduates

Loyola press release - May 2, 2005

The following students have been named the top ten seniors at Loyola University New Orleans.

Jeffrey Barker, marketing and management major from Klamath Falls, Oregon, is president of Delta Sigma Pi, the professional business fraternity. He also served on the College of Business Administration’s Curriculum Review Committee.

Charles Ezeb, drama/communication and Japanese studies major from New Orleans, was treasurer and historian of Alpha Psi Omega, the honorary drama fraternity. He was elected president of the Cabra Residence Hall Council. He has been named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Mary C. Hayes, psychology major from St. Louis, Missouri, is president of Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Arts and Sciences representative for SGA. She was named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Tara Hinds, music therapy major from Kenner, Louisiana, is the associate chairperson for LUCAP. She is president of the Loyola Music Therapy Club and is a member of Sigma Alpha Iota, international women’s music fraternity.

Crystal Guidry, political science major from Kenner, Louisiana, is president of the Loyola Ambassadors, captain of the Dance Team, and president of Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science honors society. She has served as financial vice president of Gamma Phi Beta.

Marlee Miller, political science major from Lafayette, Louisiana, is a member of Theta Phi Alpha and served as vice president of programming for the Panhellenic Council. She was named a Loyola University New Orleans Academic Scholar.

Martina Mills, communications major from Lafayette, Louisiana, is president of SGA. She was the founder of the Freshman Council, and she helped found the University Office of Intercultural Understanding. She received the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award.

Paige Patriarca, management and marketing major from Birmingham, Alabama, is president of the Student Alumni Association. She served as the chartering president of Big Brothers/Big Sisters and drafted its first constitution. She served SGA as a business representative and as a justice on the Court of Review.

Katherine Stephens, Catholic studies major from Tampa, Florida, is the president of COMPASS, the Catholic student organization. As a member of Delta Gamma, she was named Freshman Greek Leader of the Year, and she was named Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Christina Ung, drama/communication major from Houston, Texas, has been cast in main and studio roles for Loyola’s theatre. She is a member of Alpha Psi Omega, drama honor fraternity and the Ad Club. She was named one of the American Advertising Federation’s Most Promising Minority Student.

The Center for Student Leadership Development established the awards as a way to recognize those students who successfully balanced their development inside and outside the classroom. Criteria for consideration include a demonstrated balance between leadership positions and involvement in a variety of student life activities, demonstrated community service or advocacy, the student’s grade point average, and work striving to assist either student organizations or projects that benefit Loyola students. Recipients receive a commemorative medallion, recognition and an award plaque at the Student Leadership Banquet, and their biography and picture in the summer 2005 Loyola University New Orleans Magazine.