Nicole Magee has been named Distinguished Member of the Year by the Louisiana Cancer Registrar’s Association.

The annual peer award is presented to an LCRA member who has demonstrated outstanding dedication to the association.

Magee is director of two tumor registries — Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center — and director of both the Baton Rouge and Southwest Louisiana regional tumor registries encompassing a total of 16 parishes.

She was honored for her work ethic and efforts to improve registry workflow and data quality. A cancer registry is a data system designed for the collection, management and analysis of data on persons with the diagnosis of cancer.

Cory Stewart, deputy director of communications for the Louisiana House of Representatives, has received the national Legislative Staff Achievement Award from the National Association of Legislative Information and Communications Staff.

The award recognizes Stewart’s service to the Louisiana House of Representatives, LINCS and the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Denham Springs City Marshal Jerry Denton has completed FBI Supervisor Leadership Institute certification.

The Supervisor Leadership Institute focuses on key areas to help ensure the success of first-line supervisors and middle managers.


Dupré Logistics was one of three recipients of the American Trucking Association President’s Trophy Award.

This is the second time Dupré won the President’s Trophy Award for the 25 million to 100 million mile safety category. Dupré has more than 1,400 employees team members and is headquartered in Lafayette.


Paul M. Sterbcow, a partner in the firm of Lewis, Kullman, Sterbcow & Abramson, has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Fellowship is by invitation only to those with a minimum of 15 years trial experience and careers marked by high standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Membership cannot exceed 1 percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province of Canada.


The Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools recognized leaders in the state’s growing charter movement by presenting its 2014 Excellence in Education Award to the Louisiana Senate Education Committee represented by Sen. Mike Walsworth; Single Site School Excellence Award to D’Arbonne Woods Charter in Farmerville; CMO School Excellence Award to Choice Foundation’s Lafayette Academy, McDonogh 42 Elementary and Esperanza Charter of New Orleans; and Excellence in Governance Award to Jean-Paul Hymel, board chair for Crescent City Schools of New Orleans/Paul Habans Charter, Harriet Tubman and Akili Academy.