Tiffany Segura of Abbeville, daughter of James and Lula Segura of Lafayette, is the Outstanding Graduate for the College of Education. She’s a middle school education major.  She has maintained a 3.899 GPA during college and was nominated for Outstanding College of Education Senior in 2010. She’s been on the President’s List, and is a member of the UL Lafayette Honors Program, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society.

Segura has earned several awards with UL Lafayette’s AmeriCorps program. In Fall 2009, she won the Initiative Award and the Team Service Award. As an AmeriCorps members, she has helped build homes for low-income families, tutored fourth-graders at Alice Boucher Elementary, volunteered with the Boys and Girls Club, helped with disaster relief in Galveston after Hurricane Ike and helped collect 11 tons of recyclables at Festival International 2010.

She’s also participated in Up Til Dawn and volunteered with the Special Olympics. Segura has also been on several mission trips to Costa Rica and Puerto Rico. In addition, she helped with several religious retreats for high schoolers. Some of her extra coursework projects including writing a short children's book and recruiting volunteers for the Summer Scholars program at UL Lafayette.

After graduation, she plans to teach in Vermilion Parish. She eventually wants to earn a master’s degree in gifted education.

A total of eight students will be honored as the UL Alumni Association’s Outstanding Graduates from their respective academic colleges. Each semester deans from the eight academic colleges nominate 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 will be announced during the General Assembly Commencement on May 14 at the Cajundome. The event starts at 9 AM.

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