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The Sommers Family

Brenda Sommers is a Tiger through and through.

"Joining the Family Association Council is my way of being a part of LSU as a parent of a student. I was lost when my daughter, Allison Hannah Sommers, first got accepted to LSU, but finding the Family Association was truly one of the most helpful avenues.  It seemed like a natural way of giving back, to help those who helped you.  With my daughter’s blessing, I applied to be a member of the Family Association Council and now another journey begins. 

Being born and raised in South Louisiana, LSU becomes part of your life. My mom began our family journey at LSU graduating in 1978, and my sister continued the journey graduating in 1991. As a member of the Class of 2019, my daughter will continue the family legacy by being the 3rd generation to graduate from LSU.  

Things I love about LSU all have to center around my family: LSU Football games, Lady Tiger basketball games with my daughter, visits to see Mike the Tiger with my family and my own daughter, being able to stand with my own child as we pray over my mom’s brick in front of Mike’s habitat, eating at the ORIGINAL Raising Canes on campus,  going to pancake breakfasts at the P-Mac, being able to honor my mom with my daughter as we send her to LSU Medical School after her passing – the list is endless of the memories I have at LSU. 

However, I will end with saying my proudest moment to date was when my daughter stood on a chair at Raising Canes in Houston for all to hear in her loudest and proudest voice that she had been accepted to Louisiana State University as a proud member of the Class of 2019.  Geaux Tigers!!"


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DeShanna Brown
Director of Development
Office of the Vice President

LSU Student Affairs
146 Thomas Boyd Hall
Baton Rouge, LA  70803
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