Fifty-Six Graduates Earn LSU’s Distinguished Communicator Award

BATON ROUGE – Fifty-six graduates were awarded the LSU Distinguished Communicator Award during LSU’s 289th commencement exercises.

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 by college with the student’s hometown included:

College of Art & Design
Amy Blacketter, Baton Rouge, La.
Mary Pat Haines, Dallas,Texas
Lindsey Knight, Prairieville, La.
Emily Miller, Ville Platte, La.
Maria Munoz, Centerville, Ohio
Grant Murphy, Baton Rouge, La.
Hannah Willson, Baton Rouge, La.
Klaudia Wasowska, Baton Rouge, La.

 

E. J. Ourso College of Business
Austin Walker, Baton Rouge, La.
Vani’Tra Braud, Garyville, La.

 

College of Engineering
Laura Bertrand, Moss Bluff, La.
Seleipiri Charles, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
Jordan Favret, Houma, La.
Lindsey Fordis, Lafayette, La.
Yemanebirhan Gebremedhin, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Katie Hogan, Choudrant, La.
Gerald L. Knapp, Baton Rouge, La.
Alice Mamalepot, Libreville, Gabon
Giselle Medina, Beaumont, Texas
Cara Oliver, Metairie, La.
Jane Olson, Stavanger, Norway
Rachel Rhodes, Pearland, Texas
Craig Richard, Hahnville, La.
Kurt Ristroph, Baton Rouge, La.
Joshua Saltz, Baton Rouge, La.
Courtney Senac, Madisonville, La.
Mollie Smoak, Lafayette, La.
Brandon Travis, Greensburg, La.
Kelly Yates, Franklinton, La.
Erin Camille Young, Baton Rouge, La.

 

College of Human Sciences & Education
Madison Blackford, Monroe, La.
Alexis Canseco, St. Bernard, La
Roni Carver, Dallas, Texas
Sari Pipes, Shreveport, La.
Marissa Robles, Fort Worth, Texas
Olivia Wishman, Buffalo, N.Y.

 

College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Nathan Babb, Baton Rouge, La.
Catherine Briley, Grand Prairie, La.
Heather Buzbee, Saint Francisville, La.
Emily Kramer, New Orleans, La.
Kaci McClure, Dallas, Texas

 

College of the Coast & Environment
David Fertitta, Gulfport, Miss.

 

Manship School of Mass Communication
Laeh Alexander, Destrehan, La.
JoLena Broussard, New Iberia, La.
Oneisha Hughes, New Orleans, La.
Evan Loukadakis, Mansura, La.
Lindsey Miller, Baton Rouge, La.
Casey Ochoa, New Orleans, La.
Valencia Richardson, Shreveport, La.
Erinn Sala, Baton Rouge, La.
Bianca Smith, Monroe, La.
Lindsey Spillman, Plano, Texas
Kristin White, Atlanta, Ga.

 

College of Science
Jennifer Kenyon, Marrero, La.
Andrew Mullet, Folsom, La.
Sierra Sossamon, Dutchtown, La.

 

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 Ernie Ballard
LSU Media Relations
225-578-5685
eballa1@lsu.edu