LSU Recognizes Individual Leaders, Student Organizations at Love Purple Live Gold
BATON ROUGE – LSU Campus Life, a department within the Office of the Dean of Students,
has awarded the 2016 Love Purple Live Gold Awards to individual student leader and
student organization nominees.
The 2016 Love Purple Live Gold Award recipients include:
- Advisor of the Year: Hyojung Park, assistant professor in the Manship School of Mass
Communication and advisor for ImPRint Communications, a nationally affiliated student-run
public relations firm that provides pro bono services to local businesses, nonprofits
- Agent of Change Award: Peyton Short, first-year mass communication major from Lafayette,
- Emerging Leader Award: Baele Hasbrouck, first-year mass communication major from Atlanta,
- Legacy Award: JoLena Broussard, public relations senior from New Iberia, La.
- Unsung Hero Award: LaTerricka Smith, political science senior from Slidell, La.
- Graduate Student of the Year: Yue Lie, graduate student in renewable natural sciences
from Shanghai, China.
- Undergraduate Student of the Year: Kaci McClure, English senior from Flower Mound,
- Academic/Educational Program of the Year: Farm Day by Dairy Science Club led by president
Morgan Richard, an animal/dairy/poultry science senior from Elton, La.
- Advocacy Program of the Year: Louisiana Queer Conference by Spectrum led by president
Courtney Murr, a natural resources ecology and management junior from Denham Springs,
- Collaborative Program of the Year: Old War Skule Week by Student Government led by
president Andrew Mahtook, a finance senior from Lafayette, La.
- Multicultural/Diversity Program of the Year: Chinese New Year Night Gala by Chinese
Students and Scholars Association led by president Yue Lie, a renewable natural resources
graduate student from Shanghai, China.
- Service/Volunteer Program of the Year: Service for Sight by Delta Gamma led by President
Gianna Liantonio, a history senior from Kenner, La.
- Social Program of the Year: All White Social by the Minority Women’s Movement led
by president Courtney Wright, a biological sciences senior from Opelousas, La.
- Commitment to Community Award: Dairy Science Club led by President Morgan Richard,
an animal/dairy/poultry science senior from Elton, La.
- New Student Organization of the Year: Caribbean Students Association led by President
Ricardo Jagpath, a petroleum engineering senior from Baton Rouge, La.
- Student Organization of the Year: Alpha Epsilon Delta pre-medical honor society, led
by President Ashley Reeves, a biological sciences senior from Wichita Falls, Texas.
Campus Life presents the awards annually to individuals and groups who have remained
on an active roster of 401 recognized student organizations at LSU. A panel of faculty
and staff judges selected this year’s winners from a record number of 146 nominations.
Contact Margo Jolet
LSU Campus Life
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