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.
Congratulations to Andrea Normand, class of 1970, who was named the Registered Nurse of the Year by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation.
The Baton Rouge District Nurses Association honored several Our Lady of the Lake College nursing faculty with awards for their excellence in nursing, their professionalism and for encouraging the development of fellow nurses.
Late in life Anita Gautreaux returned to college to earn a nursing degree. Today she serves her community as a caring long-term care nurse and also as a Eucharistic minister. Her service earned her the Order of St. Louis IX award, given to laity for exceptional service to the Church.