Office of the Dean of Students announces Tiger Twelve
In 1995, students, staff and faculty came together to craft a statement of position regarding LSU's basic principles as an academic community and what they outlined became the LSU Commitment to Community, which states expectations for each of person as an LSU community member.
Each spring, the Office of the Dean of Students recognizes 12 outstanding seniors who "contribute positively to the life of the campus and surrounding community" as members of the Tiger Twelve.
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To promote these principles, each spring the Office of the Dean of Students recognizes 12 outstanding seniors who "contribute positively to the life of the campus and surrounding community" as members of the Tiger Twelve. This award recognizes graduates who are current, full-time students, who have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5, and have best demonstrated the seven basic principles outlined in LSU's Commitment to Community.
A ceremony and reception was held in their honor in April to recognize the Tiger Twelve Class of 2012: Jessica Rachelle Addison, Jessica Baer, Haley Y. Bove, Amanda Briggs, Stephen G Collura Jr., Andrew Scott Decker, Eve Marie Franchebois, Stewart W. Humble, Mel Acosta Lazo Jr., Hanna Munoz, Mikana Scott, and Theodore B. Williams III.
- Jessica Rachelle Addison
Major: Civil Engineering
Hometown: Maurice, La.
Addison serves as the current president of Tigers Against Trafficking, a student organization that seeks to raise awareness and funds to fight human trafficking on the LSU campus and around Baton Rouge. She was a member of Leadership LSU this spring, and is currently employed as an engineer intern with the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.
- Jessica Baer
Hometown: Kenner, Louisiana
Baer has been a team member of the LSU Golden Girls for four years, being the assistant captain and PR spokesperson for two years. She is also a member of Phi Mu Fraternity, Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma and Mortar Board, where she serves as the recording secretary.
- Haley Y. Bove
Major: French Minor: English
Hometown: Baton Rouge, La.
Bove is a member of FOCUS, or Focus on College and Unlimited Success, an organization through the Honors College focused on providing mentoring support for students in under-resourced schools with out-of-school arts and humanities education. In this organization, she has served as director of special projects, director of curriculum and dance seminar leader. She is also involved in Alternative Service Break, the Honors College Welcome Leaders and the LSU Dance Ensemble.
Associate Vice Chancellor & Dean of Students K.C. White honors the Tiger Twelve during a ceremony held in the Journalism Building Holliday Forum.
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- Amanda Briggs
Major: Political Communication Minor: Dance/Political Science
Hometown: Katy, Texas
Briggs is an Honors College Student Council member, a member and choreographer for LSU Dance Ensemble, and has served as the service and rituals chair of the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity. She has been a Reading Friend through Volunteers in Public Schools since her sophomore year.
- Stephen G. Collura Jr.
Hometown: New Orleans, La.
Collura is involved in Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, serving currently as president, and in the past as treasurer, secretary, and risk management chairman. Currently, he also serves as president of the Greek Board of Directors. He has also spent four years as a student assistant with the Student Union.
- Andrew Scott Decker
Major: MBA Minor: Finance
Hometown: Toledo, Ohio
Currently, Decker serves as the president of the MBA Association. During his undergraduate career, he was a member of the LSU Football team, lettering two years. During this time, he served as a Champs Life Skills volunteer and as a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He developed and owns the company, Next Level Cleaning and Painting LLC, and works with professional athletes to handle their financial responsibilities and plan their retirement with Modern Portfolio Management.
- Eve Marie Franchebois
Major: Psychology Minor: Leadership Development
Hometown: Lafayette, La.
Franchebois has been a member of Collegiate 4-H, currently serving as the president. She has also been a member of LSU Ambassadors for three and a half years, a member of the Christ the King Catholic Student Center for four years and a member of Zeta Tau Alpha. She was the chair of the 2011 Oxfam Hunger Banquet to create awareness about poverty in the Baton Rouge area and the world.
- Stewart Humble
Major: Biological Sciences Minor: Chemistry
Hometown: Egan, La.
Humble is a member of the Honors College Peer Leader and Welcome Team, as well as a Service Project Student Leader in the Honors College. He is a four year member of LSU Ambassadors. He also serves as a student advocate and demonstrator with the LSU ChemDemo Outreach, visiting K-12 schools and performing chemistry and general science demonstrations for the students. In his senior year, he participated in the LSU Honors College Abroad in South Africa.
In 1995, students, faculty and staff crafted what would become LSU's Commitment to Community, which states expectations for each of person as an LSU community member.
Eddy Perez/University Relations
- Mel Acosta Lazo Jr.
Major: Mathematics – Actuarial Science Minor: Business Administration
Hometown: Lake Charles, La.
Lazo is a four-year member of Spectrum, and a founding member of the ResLife Pride Initiative in the Department of Residential Life. He is also a four-year member of the LSU Math Club, where he served as the vice-president in fall 2010-spring 2011. He currently serves as a Resident Assistant in the Horseshoe Community.
- Hanna Munoz
Major: Public Relations Minor: Business Administration
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Munoz is currently a resident assistant in the Honors House, as well as a public relations/marketing intern for YMCA of the Capital Area. She has served as a reading friend with Volunteers in Public Schools and Highland Elementary for four years. She is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
- Mikana Scott
Major: Liberal Arts-African & African-American Studies Minor: Disaster Science & Management and Leadership Development
Hometown: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Scott has served in different Campus Life organizations, including the LSU Homecoming Committee (Canapalooza Sub-Committee), Volunteer LSU (special events coordinator, Hunger Banquet), Leading Streak and Leadership LSU. She also serves as an intern during the summer and holiday breaks for the Hazard Management Cayman Islands with the Cayman Islands Government department.
- Theodore B. Williams III
Hometown: New Iberia, La.
Williams has been involved in Student Government since his first year at LSU, serving as an executive aid, the assistant director of external affairs, a campaign ticket representative and as a senator. He has also been involved with Tigers for Israel, Leadership LSU and the Springfest Minority Recruitment weekend. He serves as the chair of the Student Union Board, and as development intern with the Tiger Athletic Foundation.