Sharon Lagarde, Associate Professor of Biology, has another
accolade to add to her growing list of accomplishments as an educator, the 2013
Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) Outstanding Faculty
RPCC faculty members nominated Lagarde for the award because
of her dedication to RPCC and its students.
Dr. Crystal Lee, Dean of Academic Studies at RPCC, said, “Mrs.
Lagarde is a true inspiration to others and works tirelessly in service to the
students and the college.”
Sharon’s service applies to RPCC and its students alike. Sharon
participates in several administrative committees, including as the chairwoman
for RPCC’s General Education Committee.
She is also involved in several student groups as a student moderator,
including the Student Government Association, Rotaract and Gamma Beta Phi. In this capacity, Sharon organizes the RPCC
Health Fair, which has occurred every spring.
Sharon devoted over forty years to education and has held her
current position at RPCC since relocating to the area following Hurricane
Katrina in 2005.
Her work with students has not gone unrecognized. Students recognized Sharon for her dedication
by nominating her for the Who’s Who Award, which is an award Lagarde has
received several times throughout her career.