Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Allison B. Hudson recently was selected as one of Xavier University of Louisiana’s Top 40 under 40 Young Alumni Awards for her accomplishments in the Ascension Parish community.

Gonzales Weekly Citizen and Donaldsonville Chief Editor Leslie D. Rose also received the award.

The awards recognize outstanding professionals under the age of 40 for their contributions to their organizations and to the community, a news release said.

Hudson serves as the vice president of the Arc of East Ascension Community Opportunities board of directors.

She has volunteered as a coach for the Donaldsonville High School varsity cheerleaders, as a teacher and coordinator for the Donaldsonville AMIKids School and board member, volunteer for Rape Victims for Ascension Parish, Life Planning with Persons with Disabilities committee, Juneteenth Festival co-coordinator, Donaldsonville Louisiana Ready Community Committee, and as a Spanish and salsa instructor for the Donaldsonville Bright Futures Program.

Hudson is a 2003 graduate of Edna Karr Magnet School in New Orleans and a 2008 graduate of Xavier University with a bachelor of arts in mass communication with a concentration in print journalism and a minor in speech/communication studies.

Rose, a 2005 Xavier graduate, was awarded the honor for her work in the community and accomplishments in journalism and poetry.

Rose and Hudson were two of seven mass communication graduates to receive the award.