BATON ROUGE – Four graduates were awarded the Distinguished Communicator Award during LSU’s 291st 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 hometown:
LaPlace, La. - Chelsea LeBlanc, English literature
Mandeville, La. – Brooke Pendergast, chemical engineering
Oakland, N.J. – Cody Leegwater, chemistry
El Paraiso, Honduras – Suyapa Gonzalez, geology
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