Three from Vermilion finish UL Lafayette with 4.0

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette awarded degree’s to more than 1,200 degrees last Friday.
Nine students were recognized as summa cum laude graduates for achieving perfect 4.0 grade point averages. Among those nine, three are from Vermilion Parish. They are:
• Catherine Louise Domingues, who majored in nursing, received a bachelor’s degree from the College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions.
• Anh The Le, a petroleum engineering major, received a bachelor’s degree from the College of Engineering.

Christiana Baptiste, 4, unwraps a Christmas present during the party on Friday.

Photo on the right is Lindsay Mencacci Schexnider, who helped organize the party, picking up presents that were not opened at the party.

Mandy Hebert walks through the groups of presents before they were going to be handed out.

Vermilion Parish helps foster children

The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) hosted their first Christmas Party Project for children and families in the program on Friday; a project that took two months to organize with hopes to grow.
Stacey Mire, supervisor for the Department of Children and Family Services, wanted to do more in her career in helping foster children and families. After realizing that Lafayette had several community and church support, she wanted to do the same for Vermilion Parish.

Michael “BJ” OBryan Jr.

Update: Suspect arrested in Abbeville

According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon a person wanted by the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office in regards to a vehicle pursuit which ended in Vermilion Parish yesterday has been arrested.
Sheriff Couvillon said that Michael OBryan Jr. was arrested without incident at an apartment complex in Abbeville at approximately 11:15 a.m. this morning by members of the Vermilion Parish Narcotics Task Force and Detectives.
OBryan will be later transported and booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on charges stemming from yesterday’s incident.


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