Southeastern Louisiana University students Rian Earnest, of Ponchatoula, and Tony Miller, of Hammond, have been named ambassadors and awarded scholarships by the SLU Office of Experiential Learning for helping to promote the university’s Real-World Ready initiative.

Real-World Ready is part of SLU’s Quality Enhancement Plan that is tied to its application for reaccreditation by the Southern Association for Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, a news release said.

“Experiential learning includes internships, practicums, service-learning courses, study abroad trips, research and other opportunities that link classwork with hands-on experience and is intended to help students to prepare for the workforce,” QEP coordinator Jayetta Slawson said.

Students were selected based on academic standing, previous experiences in experiential learning and work ethic.

Earnest is a senior history major with double minors in international studies and French who has studied abroad in England and France. She is a member of the Louisiana Reading Council and the Southeast Reading Council and intends to pursue future studies in comparative law.

Miller is a senior athletic training major who plans to attend physical therapy school and specialize in athletic rehabilitation following graduation. He recently completed an internship with the New Orleans Saints’ athletic training staff.

For more information on the experiential learning program, call (985) 549-3340 or visit southeastern.edu/ acad_research/programs .