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Four Graduates Earn LSU’s Distinguished Communicator Award

12/14/2012 12:29 PM

BATON ROUGE – Four graduates at LSU’s December commencement exercises on Friday, Dec. 14, 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:

  • Robert Scott Behringer Jr. of New Iberia, biological engineering, advised by Todd Monroe
  • Andrelle LaShawn Burns of Baton Rouge, communication studies, advised by Amy Fannin
  • Elizabeth Laura DeMars of Baton Rouge, psychology, advised by Gary Gintner
  • Daniel William Jones of Slidell, biological engineering, advised by Steven Hall


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 225-578-7791 or visit

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