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Thirty-Two Graduates Earn LSU’s Distinguished Communicator Award

05/17/2013 08:39 AM

BATON ROUGE – Thirty-two graduates at LSU’s spring commencement exercises on Thursday, May 16, and Friday, May 17, 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 major, hometown and faculty advisor:
 

College of Art & Design
 

• Carolyn Allain, Interior Design
Hometown: New Iberia, La.
Faculty Advisor: John Campbell
 

• Madeline Drone, Interior Design
Hometown: Baton Rouge, La.
Faculty Advisor: Phillip Tebbutt
 

• Brigette Noble, Art
Hometown: Brusly, La.
Faculty Advisor: Gerald Bower
 

• Haley Puckett, Interior Design
Hometown: Bogalusa, La.
Faculty Advisor: Phillip Tebbutt
 

• Alyssa Smith, Interior Design
Hometown: Orlando, Fla.
Faculty Advisor: Phillip Tebbutt
 

• Sarah Allee-Walsh, Interior Design
Hometown: New Orleans, La.
Faculty Advisor: TL Richie
E. J. Ourso College of Business
 

• Kenneth Sack, Finance
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
Faculty Advisor: Granger Babcock
 

• Douglas Secrest, Accounting
Hometown: Baton Rouge, La.
Faculty Advisor: Laura Delaune
 

College of Engineering
 

• Ashley Barker, Environmental Engineering
Hometown: Arnaudville, La.
Faculty Advisor: Ron Malone
 

• Theresa Garcia, Industrial Engineering
Hometown: Baton Rouge, La.
Faculty Advisor: Paige Davis
 

• Kalpanee Gunasingha, Chemical Engineering
Hometown: Baton Rouge, La.
Faculty Advisor: Michael Benton
 

• Kori Lutenbacher, Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Covington, La.
Faculty Advisor: Michael Martin
 

• Joe Poynot Jr., Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: New Orleans, La.
Faculty Advisor: Michael Martin
 

• Marcus Toussaint, Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Lottie, La.
Faculty Advisor: Su-Seng Pang
 

• Melvin Triay IV, Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Metairie, La.
Faculty Advisor: Summer Dann-Johnson
 

College of Human Sciences & Education
 

• Emily Augustin, PK-3 Education
Hometown: New Orleans, La.
Faculty Advisor: Michelle Fillastre
 

• Katherine Dyson, PK-3 Education
Hometown: Baton Rouge, La.
Faculty Advisor: Karen Donnelly
 

• Joann Kumiega, Kinesiology
Hometown: Baton Rouge, La.
Faculty Advisor: Birgitta Baker
 

• Reney Mascari, PK-3 Education
Hometown: New Orleans, La.
Faculty Advisor: Karen Donnelly
 

College of Humanities & Social Sciences
 

• Renee Dale, Philosophy
Hometown: Lake Charles, La.
Faculty Advisor: John Protevi
 

• Sydney Davis, Communication Disorders
Hometown: Baton Rouge, La.
Faculty Advisor: Shannon Farho
 

• Arielle Domingue, English
Hometown: Schriever, La.
Faculty Advisor: Sarah Liggett
 

• Lindsey Mancuso, Communication Disorders
Hometown: Belle Chasse, La.
Faculty Advisor: Brittan Barker
 

College of Music & Dramatic Arts
 

• Peryn Schmitt, Theatre
Hometown: Terrytown, La.
Faculty Advisor: Joanna Battles
 

• Adam Waguespack, Theatre
Hometown: New Orleans, La.
Faculty Advisor: EJ Cho
 

Manship School of Mass Communication
 

• Allen Alongi
Hometown: New Orleans, La.
Faculty Advisor: Erin Coyle
 

• Leslie Leavoy
Hometown: DeRidder, La.
Faculty Advisor: Joey Watson
 

• Camille Walther
Hometown: Covington, La.
Faculty Advisor: Jensen Moore
 

College of Science
 

• Laura Clesi, Chemistry
Hometown: Zachary, La.
Faculty Advisor: Kresimir Rupnik
 

• Andrew Elias, Math
Hometown: New Iberia, La.
Faculty Advisor: Coretta Douglas
 

• Tiffany Lemon, Biochemistry
Hometown: Opelousas, La.
Faculty Advisor: Crystal Johnson
 

• Angelica Simmons, Biology
Hometown: Opelousas, La.
Faculty Advisor: Saundra McGuire
 

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 www.cxc.lsu.edu.

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