A Legacy of Service

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A legacy of service . . . that is what Isabel Lasseigne, ‘47 and her granddaughter Emily, a current Our Lady of the Lake College student, represent.

Isabel Lasseigne not only raised a family of five but served her career in the challenging field of nurse anesthesia.

Emily Lasseigne, her granddaughter, is currently in her third year at Our Lady of the Lake College pursuing a Biology degree with a concentration in Human Medicine.  She plans to apply to become a Physician Assistant in 2015 after she graduates.

While volunteering at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Emily felt a calling to become a voice for those who are dying and help address issues that involve the dying process.  As part of a special extra-curricular Mentor/Mentee project, Emily will promote health literacy regarding Advance Care Planning for a population that includes low-income elderly seniors.

Emily has successfully completed the professional requirements and standards as required by Respecting Choices housed under Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation in La Crosse, Wisconsin to become an Advance Care Planning Facilitator.  Emily will utilize this training during her research with her mentor, Alice Battista, Director of Mission Services at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.

Both grandmother and granddaughter are excellent examples of the over 7,500 graduates and College community members who demonstrate daily a desire to serve.

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