UL Academic Summit

2014 UL Academic Summit Program

The first annual University of Louisiana System Academic Summit was held April 2012 on the campus of McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. This celebration of academic excellence at UL System universities encompassed a system-wide service-learning conference, a student art exhibition, and an undergraduate research day.

The 2013 UL Academic Summit was held April 2013 at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

The 2014 UL Academic Summit was held April 11 and April 12, 2014  on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Congratulations to the following students and faculty who represented UNO at the 2014 UL Academic Summit



Faculty Mentor


Art Harriet Townsend Burbeck Cheryl Hayes Fine Arts
Art Christy Becnel Aaron McNamee Fine Arts
Art JoLean Laborde Tony Campbell Fine Arts
Art Ariel Mazariegos Aaron McNamee Fine Arts
Performance Riley Patrick Bingham Carolyn Hembree English
Oral Presentation Alexander Lyons Matthew Tarr Chemistry
Oral Presentation Sidney Rougelot Michael Mizell-Nelson History
Oral Presentation Glenna Richmiller & Charles McMaster Kyeong Sam Min Marketing
Oral Presentation Avarelle Williams Paul Bole Secondary Education
Poster Presentation Nooraldeen Alkurd Weilie Zhou Chemistry
Poster Presentation Tara Yocum Ioannis Georgiou Earth & Environmental Sciences
Poster Presentation Tara Garbutt Mary Mitchell History
Poster Presentation Daniel Adams Leonard Spinu Physics
Poster Presentation Florencia Iturri Elizabeth Shirtcliff Psychology
Poster Presentation Neil Barnett & Olga Miocevic Elizabeth Shirtcliff Psychology
Service Learning Laszlo Fulop   Film, Theater & Communications Arts
Service Learning Esteban David Sotomayor   Marketing
Service Learning Joseph "Larry" Dew   Biological Sciences

2014 Art Submissions

Go Fish

by Harriet Townsend Burbeck
Oil on Panel
JuliaOrchid II
by JoLean Laborde
Screen-printed on monoprint and plexi-glass

Untitled II

Portal Keeper
by Christy Becnel
Mixed Media


Untitled IIFront Trigger Hose Nozzle & Pistol Grip Hose Nozzle
by Ariel Mazariegos
Debris, sandpaper, decorative paper, & rhinestones