Megan Elizabeth Broussard, the daughter of Brandon and Mary Broussard of Lafayette is the Spring 2009 Outstanding Graduate for the College of Liberal Arts. She is a public relations major with minors in business and Spanish.

Broussard Megan, College of Liberal Arts, University of LouisianaBroussard has maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average her entire time at UL. She has been a member of numerous honor societies including Blue Key Honor Society, Sigma Gamma Mu Communication Honor Society, Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, where she’s served as the membership vice president.

Her many scholarships include The Calvin J. Lear Memorial Non-Endowed Scholarship, UL Study Abroad Scholarship, Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship for Liberal Arts, SGA Scholarship (three years), Liberal Arts A.L. Borcelona Endowed Scholarship, UL Academic Excellence Scholarship, UL Centennial Valedictorian Scholarship and TOPS Award.

Broussard has been named to the Dean’s List every semester of college and has been an honoree at the Honors Convocation for the past three years. She’s won the Kappa Delta Sorority Academic Award in 2008 and the Greek Affairs Academic Excellence Award from 2006 till present.

For her outstanding work in public relations, she has won first place in the 2008 National Public Relations Student Society of America/ Betsy Plank Scholarship. She also won the Stephen D. Lipinski Memorial Scholarship, a national scholarship open to journalism and public relations students. Other awards include the Outstanding UL Lafayette PRSSA Member Award, SGA College President of the Year Award and the Public Relations Association of Louisiana’s Jack H. Sanders Memorial Award. Broussard is the first UL student to win the Sanders award in the last 10 years.

Broussard has also been a maid on the 2008 Homecoming Court, Krewe of Roux for Mardi Gras, won SGA Senator of the Month (twice) and the winner of LEDA’s marketing competition where the team’s marketing campaign was used in a pitch to a company’s convention in Las Vegas.

Broussard also spends time helping in community events such as Habitat for Humanity, The Children’s Museum and the American Heart Association. She was a mentor at N.P. Moss Middle School and was a judge at the regional Science Fair.

While balancing her coursework, Broussard studied abroad in France and completed four internships with the American Heart Association, the Bobby Jindal Gubernatorial Campaign, the Lafayette Consolidated Government’s Le Centre International de Lafayette and Right Angle Advertising Agency. She is also nominated for Greek Woman of the Year.

After graduation, Broussard plans to work for an international public relations firm. She eventually would like to enter corporate public relations specializing in international communication. She also aspires to earn a master’s degree and become a UL Lafayette instructor.

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