Three Woman’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nurses were recognized by the March of Dimes with the Excellence in NICU Nursing Award.
Christina Bell, Darla Mathews and Stephanie Powers were selected as top five honorees for the state, with Bell winning the top honor for Louisiana.
Bell has been a NICU nurse at Woman’s for four years and is known for instilling confidence in parents of their abilities to take care for babies who often have special needs.
Mathews has been a NICU registered nurse for 27 years and a clinical educator for eight years. She went back to school after practicing for more than 20 years to earn her master’s degree to better understand the principles and practices of adult education.
Powers is the NICU charge nurse at Woman’s and has been with the organization for 27 years.
Kristie Pickering, utilities and infrastructure director for BASF in Geismar, was among 130 women recognized nationally at The Manufacturing Institute’s 9th annual STEP Ahead Awards.
Focusing on science, technology, engineering and production, the program recognizes women who exemplify leadership within their companies.
Pickering has more than 20 years manufacturing experience.
Jeff Brooks has been honored by the University of New Orleans as a distinguished alumnus from its College of Liberal Arts, Education and Human Development.
Brooks, a partner with Adams and Reese, earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from UNO.
The recognition spotlights alumni who have distinguished themselves in their fields to reflect honor upon the university, who provide service to their communities and the university and are a credit to UNO.
A program at Loyola University in New Orleans to prepare film students for careers in motion picture post-production is the latest recipient of an award from Louisiana’s new Entertainment Development Fund.
Loyola’s Department of Digital Filmmaking will receive nearly $250,000 to purchase specialized equipment to increase training opportunities in post-production in the Louisiana film industry.
Loyola’s degree program in digital filmmaking features a combination of technical and industry-focused courses in a Bachelor of Fine Arts program. With the EDF award, the university will launch a Cinema Workflow Initiative to give students hands-on experience with software, hardware and camera media unique to the filmmaking process.
Victor F. “Trey” Trahan III, founder and chief executive officer of Trahan Architects, has been selected as the 2021 Laureate for The American Prize for Architecture by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
The Chicago Athenaeum additionally recognized two Trahan Architects projects for American Architecture Awards — the Ochsner Center for Innovation in New Orleans and the New England Mixed-Use Development.
The award, organized jointly by two public institutions, The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, honors American architects, as well as other global architects practicing on multiple continents, whose body of architectural work, over time, exemplifies superior design and humanist ideals.
New Orleans East Hospital is the recipient of the 2021 Hospital of the Year (60 beds or fewer) Nightingale Award from the Louisiana State Nurses Association.
The award is presented to hospitals that have clearly demonstrated concern for nursing values and recognition of registered nursing achievements.