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Five Graduates Earn LSU’s Distinguished Communicator Award

12/16/2011 11:18 AM

BATON ROUGE – Five graduates at LSU’s December commencement exercises on Friday, Dec. 16, were awarded the LSU Distinguished Communicator Award.


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 with their hometown, major and faculty advisor:

  • Mary Elizabeth Johnson of Arlington, Texas, natural resource ecology and management, advised by Michael Kaller
  • Yasmin Mohammad of Baton Rouge, biological engineering, advised by Steven Hall
  • Jordan Moree of Mandeville, biological engineering, advised by Steven Hall
  • Elizabeth Nowacki of Dallas, Texas, industrial engineering, advised by Paige Davis
  • Sara Strasner of Baton Rouge, liberal arts and Spanish, advised by Andrea Morris


The LSU Distinguished Communicator program was created in 2006 to enhance learning experiences for LSU students and support the improvement of students’ communication skills.


“To me, being an LSU Distinguished Communicator means that I have taken that extra step to differentiate myself from my peers,” said Mohammad. “I learned that I have a voice in society and I am fully capable of making it heard.”


For more information on Communication across the Curriculum, call 225-578-7791 or visit

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