Product of Donaldsonville - Bree Ann St. Germain

Staff Report
ULM President Nick J. Bruno presents Cum Laude and toxicology honor student, Bree St. Germain, with her School of Pharmacy Bachelor of Science toxicology degree.

Since graduating The University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) in May 2016, Bree Ann St. Germain has begun a career as an industrial hygiene technician on-location at Shell Motiva oil refinery - Convent, as an employee with Technical Environmental Services, Inc. (TES) of Marrero.

TES is a comprehensive loss control firm offering environmental engineering, industrial hygiene, safety, turnaround safety services, and safety related training to clients throughout the United States including Entergy, Chevron, Tulane University, Northrop Grumman, State Farm Insurance and the Port of New Orleans, just to name a few.

At the close of her last semester at ULM, St. Germain was one of three B.S students to attend the 55th meeting of the Society of Toxicology (SOT) in New Orleans in May 2016. She participated in several networking and recruiting events hosted by the SOT for undergraduate students and viewed cutting-edge research in scientific sessions and posters.

Nearly 825 students from the ULM spring 2016 graduating class earned degrees on May 14, in ULM’s Fant-Ewing Coliseum. Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, representing the 5th District of Louisiana, served as the ceremony’s keynote speaker. Abraham focused his speech around attitude and sacrifice. 

In a final message to the graduates, Abraham offered some personal advice.

Use [your diploma] for what it’s for…to bring positive, constructive change to the world," Abraham said. "We expect you to be practical, principled problem solvers. We want you clear and concise in your direction, we want you bold and strong in your commitment, and we want you resolute in your conviction.”

President Nick J. Bruno recognized graduates as well as all military personnel and veterans, student athletes, and those who earned their degree within three years.

St. Germain - the daughter of Barry and Jeanne Dubis St. Germain - is a 2012 graduate of Ascension Catholic Diocesan Regional High School. She graduated from ULM cum laude and with honors in toxicology. She was on the President’s and Dean’s lists throughout her four years at ULM.

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