Six students at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business will compete in Deloitte’s national 2022 Audit Innovation Campus Challenge in April.
The team is made up of Brooks Belanger, of Shreveport; Kaitlyn Bowlin, of Bossier City; Veronica Cannon, of Houston; Carly Carpenter, of Baton Rouge; Michael Fernandez, of Covington; and Kyle McDonald, of Celina, Texas. It is one of 12 selected for the national competition.
Teams illustrate how cutting-edge audit technologies can be applied to a real-world business issue. This year’s challenge asks students to explore the role of the audit and assurance profession in companies’ environmental, social and governance reporting.
Two chefs at L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge were honored at the Baton Rouge Epicurean Society’s Fête Rouge Awards.
Eric Sibley, chef de cuisine at 18 Steak, won a gold award in the Louisiana Flavors category for his local pork tenderloin stuffed with foie gras sausage
Jesus Arguelles, chef de cuisine at Red Lotus Asian Kitchen, won bronze in the meat category for his Korean BBQ banh bao.
Sibley has led 18 Steak since 2018. Arguelles has been a part of L’Auberge’s culinary team since July 2017 and has been leading Red Lotus Asian Kitchen since it opened in November 2020.
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TJ Dronet has been National EMS Academy 2021 employee of the year.
Dronet joined Acadian Ambulance in 2009 and worked in operations for 10 years before he became an instructor with the Emergency Medical Services academy.
The academy offers entry-level, continuing education and refresher courses for emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
The Louisiana winners of the 2021 FEMA Region 6 Community Preparedness Awards have been named.
The winners were selected from a pool of statewide nominees who demonstrate dedication, leadership and creativity in addressing community preparedness challenges.
Kelly Davis, a deputy with the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office, won the National Preparing the Whole Community Award. She volunteered as a trainer for Community Emergency Response Team trainings throughout multiple parishes. Davis was filmed instructing CERT Units for a web series during the COVID-19 pandemic and provided virtual training to more than 100 volunteers.
Kevin Gebhart, director of the Strong Neighborhood Project for United Way Central Louisiana, won the Excellent Service During COVID-19 Award. He secured funding and formed a network of partners to assist families in 10 parishes across the region. The network purchased and delivered needed supplies to families that lost their jobs, as well as created a telephone line specifically for people seeking help due to the pandemic.