Fifty-Two Graduates Earn LSU’s Distinguished Communicator Award

May 15, 2015
BATON ROUGE – Fifty-two graduates at LSU’s spring commencement exercises on Friday, May 15, were awarded the LSU Distinguished Communicator Award.

These students earned this honor by meeting high standards set by faculty in various colleges and by the LSU Communication across the Curriculum program. The students earned high grade-point averages in communication-intensive courses – based on written, spoken, visual and technological communication – and built digital portfolios, displayed as public websites, which included their communication projects from courses, internships, leadership roles and public service.

This semester’s Distinguished Communicators are as follows, listed with their major, hometown and faculty advisor:

College of Agriculture

Anna Claire Ferchaud, Natural Resource Ecology & Management 
Hometown: West Monroe, La.
Faculty Advisor: Mike Kaller

Matthew Landry, Nutrition and Food Sciences
Hometown: Pierre Part, La.
Faculty Advisor: Judy Myhand

College of Art + Design

Kim Allen, Studio Art
Hometown: Dallas
Faculty Advisor: Darius Spieth

Bianca Bergeron, Interior Design
Hometown: New Orleans
Faculty Advisor: John Campbell

Eugenie Borchardt, Architecture
Hometown: New Orleans
Faculty Advisor: Will Doran

Harrison Daigle, Architecture
Hometown: Franklin, Tenn.
Faculty Advisor: Jason Crow

Mallory Estopinal, Architecture
Hometown: Houston
Faculty Advisor: Kristen Kelsch

Nathaniel Frank, Architecture
Hometown: Mandeville, La.
Faculty Advisor: Will Doran

Samantha Hardy, Studio Art
Hometown: Lafayette, La.
Faculty Advisor: Derek Ostrenko

Kyle Hymel, Architecture
Hometown: Vacherie, La.
Faculty Advisor: Kristen Kelsch

Tracy Manuel, Interior Design
Hometown: Geismar, La.
Faculty Advisor: Marsha Cuddeback

Morgan Melancon, Interior Design
Hometown: Baton Rouge
Faculty Advisor: Marsha Cuddeback

Erin Percevault, Landscape Architecture
Hometown: Verona, N.J.
Faculty Advisor: Kevin Risk

Kathryn Seal, Architecture
Hometown: Mandeville, La.
Faculty Advisor: Will Doran

Christopher Weimer, Architecture
Hometown: Baton Rouge
Faculty Advisor: Will Doran

Teresa Williams, Architecture
Hometown: New Orleans
Faculty Advisor: Will Doran

College of Engineering

Lauren Adams, Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Slidell, La.
Faculty Advisor: Mike Murphy

Brianna Bourgeois, Biological Engineering
Hometown: Paulina, La.
Faculty Advisor: Dorin Boldor

Anne Collins, Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Prairieville, La.
Faculty Advisor: Warren Hull

Jared Desoto, Electrical Engineering
Hometown: Stonewall, La.
Faculty Advisor: Paige Davis

Morgan Hargrove, Computer Science
Hometown: Monroe, La.
Faculty Advisor: Coretta Douglas

Lauren Hurst, Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Port Allen, La.
Faculty Advisor:Paige Davis

Courtney Irwin, Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: New Orleans
Faculty Advisor: Marybeth Lima

Kristin Kendrick, Environmental Engineering
Hometown: Baton Rouge
Faculty Advisor: Vijaikrishnah Elango

Amiel Kirtikar, Chemical Engineering
Hometown: Baton Rouge
Faculty Advisor: Harry Toups

Hannah Neitzke, Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Missouri City, Texas
Faculty Advisor: Paige Davis

Savina “Sassy” Nguyen, Petroleum Engineering
Hometown: New Orleans
Faculty Advisor: Warren Waggenspack

Kelly O’Quinn, Chemical Engineering
Hometown: Alexandria, La.
Faculty Advisor: Mike Benton

Wariya Pala, Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Mandeville, La.
Faculty Advisor: Ingmar Schoegl

Hunter Starring, Biological Engineering
Hometown: Mandeville, La.
Faculty Advisor: Stephen Hall

Christopher Sylvester, Biological Engineering
Hometown: Ville Platte, La.
Faculty Advisor: Dan Hayes

Andrew Tauzin, Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Baton Rouge
Faculty Advisor: Paige Davis

Laura Theriot, Biological Engineering
Hometown: Houston
Faculty Advisor: Steve Hall

Henry Walton, Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Crowley, La.
Faculty Advisor: Muhammad Wahab

College of Human Sciences & Education

Adrianne Bosworth, Athletic Training
Hometown: Baton Rouge
Faculty Advisor: Ray Castle

Courtney Braud, PK-3 Teacher Certification
Hometown: Mandeville, La.
Faculty Advisor: Jennifer Baumgartner

Briana Guillory, PK-3 Teacher Certification
Hometown: Houston
Faculty Advisor: Cynthia Dicarlo

Kaitlen Perkins, PK-3 Teacher Certification
Hometown: Slidell, La.
Faculty Advisor: Cynthia DiCarlo

Megan Prudhomme, PK-3 Teacher Certification
Hometown: Slidell, La.
Faculty Advisor: Cynthia DiCarlo

Sarah West, PK-3 Teacher Certification
Hometown: Kenner, La.
Faculty Advisor: Cynthia DiCarlo

College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Aubrey Ellis, Communication Disorders
Hometown: Thibodaux, La.
Faculty Advisor: Wendy A. Jumonville

Alyssa Leblanc, Communication Disorders
Hometown: Prairieville, La.
Faculty Advisor: Shannon Farho

Manship School of Mass Communication

Ana Argueta, Mass Communication
Hometown: New Orleans
Faculty Advisor: Yongick Jeong

Margaret “Cate” Brooks, Mass Communication
Hometown: Roswell, Ga.
Faculty Advisor: Lisa Lundy

Sandra Castillo, Mass Communication
Hometown: Los Angeles
Faculty Advisor: Roxanne Dill

Shaunda Johnson, Mass Communication
Hometown: Atlanta
Faculty Advisor: Jennifer Macha Hebert

Kelsey King, Mass Communication
Hometown: Covington, La.
Faculty Advisor: Meghan Sanders

Taylor Lambert, Mass Communication
Hometown: New Orleans
Faculty Advisor: Jennifer Macha Hebert

Taylor Trahan, Mass Communication
Hometown: Sulphur, La.
Faculty Advisor: Jensen Moore

Bradley Williams, Mass Communication
Hometown: Lafayette, La.
Faculty Advisor: Roxanne Dill

College of Science

April Chow, Mathematics
Hometown: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Faculty Advisor: Bogdan Oporowski

Arielle Nabatilan, Chemistry
Hometown: Laguna, Philippines
Faculty Advisor: Maria Vicente

The LSU Distinguished Communicator program was created in 2006 to enhance learning experiences for LSU students and support the improvement of students’ communication skills.

For more information on Communication across the Curriculum, call 225-578-7795 or visit www.cxc.lsu.edu.

 

 

Contact Billy Gomila
LSU Media Relations
225-578-3867
bgomila@lsu.edu