Lafayette, LA - UL Alumni Association named Jaime Carroll the Outstanding Graduate for the Spring 2010 semester. She was among 7 other nominees for the award. Carroll is a secondary English education major and plans to teach in Louisiana after graduation.

Universtiy of Louisiana Outstanding GraduateJaime Carroll intends to teach in Louisiana, preferably within the New Orleans recovery school parishes after graduation. The secondary English education major wants to support the city in its rebuilding efforts.

“I want to offer my time and talents to the city,” she said.

Carroll is the Alumni Association’s Outstanding Graduate for the Spring 2010 semester.

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.

Carroll along with Ellen Ware, Arts; Lauren Sonnier, Business Administration; Marsela Jakub-Wood, Engineering; Dustin Domangue, General Studies; Amenah Abdelfattah, Liberal Arts; Nkemdilim Mgbojikwe, Nursing; and Andrea Lewis, Sciences were this semester’s honorees.

Carroll is the daughter of Mitch and Robin Carroll of River Ridge. She has a 3.976 GPA and has been on the President’s List seven consecutive semesters.

She’s also been the recipient of numerous scholarships including TOPS, the College of Education Academic scholarship, the UL Lafayette Centennial Valedictorian scholarship, the Louisiana Music Teachers scholarship, the University Honors Program Alumni scholarship, the Oran Robert Perry Burke scholarship and the College of Education Corporal Aaron Robichaux, USMCR Memorial scholarship.

Carroll has been active in university organizations and activities including the University Honors Program, serving as representative from 2006-2010; Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority, Beta Chapter, serving as vice president in 2009; Blue Key National Honor Society, serving as community chair; and Ragin’ Peppers Spirit organization from 2007-2009; Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana from 2006-present; and Louisiana Collegiate Honors Council Student Delegate from 2008-2009.

Additionally, she has been active in the community as a Sunday School teacher at Faith Lutheran Church and as a volunteer with United Way Connections Exp and Lafayette Walk for Hope. Carroll was a participant in the Blue Key Adopt-a-Highway Clean Up, Habitat for Humanity, St. Joseph’s Diner and Up til Dawn fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

“I am so proud to call myself a Ragin’ Cajun and hope my life after college will reflect the education, spirit and sense of community UL Lafayette has instilled in me,” she said.

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