Tyson Meaux, son of Craig Meaux of Kaplan and Perla Meaux, is the Ray P. Authement College of Sciences Outstanding Graduate. Meaux has achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA in Biology. He has worked in The Learning Center on campus tutoring biology and chemistry students and was awarded for having 314 tutoring visits during Fall 2010 in his supplementary instruction of advanced anatomy and physiology.

He has been a Histology mentor and a member of the Pre-Professional Society. Meaux has also been a member of the Knights of Columbus fraternity-Newman Chapter and Leadership Team for the Catholic Student Center. In addition to his scholastic achievements, he has volunteered for Hospice, visiting with the elderly, served as project leader in the Mexico Mission, Emergency Room at University Medical Center and Alter Server at Our Lady Wisdom Catholic Church.

Meaux has been shadowing Dr. Brent Prather since Janurary 2010 and will continue doing so throughout the summer. He has been accepted to the LSU New Orleans School of Medicine in Shreveport. Meaux would like to become a pediatrician in the near future.

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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