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A Legacy of Service

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.


Freeburgh Selected to Lead Board of Trustees

  • Posted: 10/10/13

Freeburgh Selected to Lead Board of Trustees

Charles Freeburgh, a member of the College’s Board of Trustees (BOT) since 2008, was elected Chair during the September 19, 2013 BOT meeting.  Freeburgh, a native of Pearl, Mississippi, currently serves as the Vice President of Advocacy for Axiall Corporation.  With over 35 years of experience in the chemical industry, he has served on many boards and committees, including the Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Board of Directors.  A bachelor of science in chemical engineering graduate from Louisiana State University, Freeburgh has served as chairman of the Louisiana Chemical Association and the Louisiana Chemical Industry Alliance, and as a board member of both the Louisiana Manufacturers Political Action Committee (LAMP) as well as the River Parishes Community College Foundation.  

Freeburgh succeeds Steve Nathanson who has joined the Franciscan Missionary of Our Lady Health System Board. 

New Board leadership also confirmed at the September meeting include Redfield Bryan, M.D., Vice-Chair, and Judge Luke LaVergne, a retired District Judge of the Baton Rouge Family Court, who will serve as Secretary.


Professor of Nursing Awarded Gerontology Fellowships

Baton Rouge, LA – Fayron Epps, Ph.D., R.N., faculty in the School of Nursing at Our Lady of the Lake College (OLOL College), has recently been awarded two fellowships recognizing her research dedicated to improving the quality of life for African American older persons with dementia and their caregivers.

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