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Recognizing the personal achievements of The Long Blue Line.



Peggy Hussey Webb '64 has written almost 70 novels over the course of 28 years and has won numerous awards. In 2010, she received the prestigious RT Pioneer Award for creating the subgenre of romantic comedy. Most of her work is in the genres of romance and mystery. In 2011, she wrote "The Tender Mercy of Roses," a literary novel published by Simon & Schuster, under the pen name, Anna Michaels. In August 2013, she will debut her pen name, Elain Hussey, in the literary fiction novel, "The Sweetest Hallelujah."


Theresa McMurtray Braud '77, a chemistry teacher at Slidell High School, was awarded the 2012 "Educator of Distinction" Award by the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce in June. The annual award honors teachers who have made outstanding contributions in the lives and education of youth as well as to the community.


Melesia Coleman Love '88 of Arab, Ala., earned her master's of science degree in systems engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., in 2012.


Lynn Peterson Bertrand '91 of Hamilton received her master of social work degree from the University of Southern Mississippi on Dec. 14, 2012. She is currently an area social work supervisor with Mississippi Department of Human Services, Family and Children's Services in Monroe County and has been with the agency for 21 years.


Savannah Bohon '07 and '12 of Columbus has joined Dr. Slater Lowry and the Lowry Medical Clinic Staff as a certified family nurse practitioner.