Erika Louviere received her Master in Systems Technology (STEC) on August 9.
Dr. Joseph E. Savoie, President UL Lafayette, presented the oustanding graduate award to Jacob LeBlanc during a ceremony on May 13, 2019.
Jacob Leblanc, an Industrial Technology major with a 4.0 GPA, was chosen as the Oustanding Master's Graduate for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and he represents the Department of Industrial Technology as its Outstanding Master’s Graduate. He has maintained a 4.0 GPA while pursuing a master’s degree in systems technology. LeBlanc’s thesis examined microbial fuel cells, which use natural bacteria to generate electrical currents. The cells are a potential sustainable energy source. While pursuing his graduate degree, LeBlanc taught industrial and electronics technology courses at South Louisiana Community College. He’s also enrolled in UL Lafayette’s B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration, and will complete an MBA this summer. He earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from UL Lafayette in 2017, and was the College of Engineering’s Outstanding Graduate that year.
LeBlanc also worked as a carpenter’s assistant and regularly played accordion with a group of Cajun musicians who call themselves “Jacob LeBlanc and Friends.”
LeBlanc hopes to continue teaching and may work toward a Ph.D. at a later date. He is the son of Vicki and Chris LeBlanc of Scott, Louisiana. For more information on Jacob's oustanding journey, click here or see a video on his full story.
Pictured from left: Chris LeBlanc, UL President, Dr. Joseph E. Savoie, Jacob LeBlanc, Vicki LeBlanc and Interim Dean for the College of Engineering, Dr. Ahmed Khattab