Laust Helmig, who earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business in 2011, is the 19th alumnus of the LSU Center for Internal Auditing to be awarded the Institute of Internal Auditors’ Glenn E. Sumners Student Highest Achievement Award. Also, E.J. Ourso College alumnus Andrew Carmichael received the IIA’s Esther R. Sawyer Research Award.

Helmig, a Denmark native, is an associate in Goldman Sachs’ investment management division in New York City. Although Helmig took the exam as a student, IIA does not present the student highest achievement award until after those who took the exam are awarded their certification.

Scott Black, of Gulf Coast Pharmaceutical Specialty in Prairieville, received the William P. O’Brien Award for dedication and leadership from the Louisiana Pharmacists Association.