BATON ROUGE – LSU University College Advisory Board gathered for its annual meeting on Friday, Aug. 21. Hosted by R. Paul Ivey, executive director of LSU University College, the highlight of the meeting was an exclusive off-and on-the-field tour of Tiger Stadium by LSU Athletics’ Ronnie Haliburton, who provided the Advisory Board with personal access to Death Valley.
The day began with a testimony by Andrew Mahtook, LSU Student Government president and Phi Eta Sigma past-president, and Emily Riley, Phi Eta Sigma past secretary and recipient of Phi Eta Sigma’s Archie L. Lejeune Scholarship. Mahtook and Riley shared their experiences as leaders of Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society, as well as projections for their bright futures after graduation.
Following the welcome and introductions, Advisory Board members participated in an interactive workshop True Colors presented by University College’s academic counselors Erin Anthony and Ashley Granger. True Colors was shared with the Advisory Board as an example of the career resources students can benefit from, such as discovering natural strengths and talents, determining an ideal career and claiming a path to success. The workshops, which are based on color-coded personality types, utilize personality assessments and character traits and apply these findings to academic/major selection for the greatest impact in career choice and future success.
Members completed the day’s activities with a tour of the LSU Olinde Career Center and LSU Tiger Stadium.
LSU University College Advisory Board members on hand for this year’s event included Tim Abendroth, Abendroth Investments; Robert D. Bond, Business First Bank; Stephen C. Carleton, Carleton, Loraso & Hebert LLC; Sarah Clayton; J. Charles Dabadie III, ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Plastics; John L. Daniel Jr., JP Morgan Chase Bank; Lonnie J. Dore, Louisiana Rice Mill LLC; Gregory D. Inman, Neighbors Federal Credit Union; Mahlon P. Poche Jr.; Beverly Brooks Thompson, Woman’s Hospital Foundation; Paul Tweedy, Bank of Jena; and Honorary members Carolyn Collins, LSU University College – Emeritus; and Marvin Borgmeyer, retired ExxonMobil Baton Rouge.
About University College
Since 1933, LSU University College has served as the portal of entry for students enrolled at LSU. Academic and personal success is the hallmark of a well-rounded student, and University College provides a foundation of support services for students beginning their academic careers at LSU. University College has two enrollment divisions: The Center for Freshman Year and The Center for Advising and Counseling. Additionally, University College offers retention-specific programs: Student Support Services, Ronald E. McNair Research Scholars and Summer Scholars. These academic support programs focus on particular student populations and are a significant part of the role and mission of University College.
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