Congratulations, ECP Fall 2021 Graduates!


BATON ROUGE – The Center for Community Engagement, Learning, and Leadership (CCELL) and LSU Campus Life are pleased to announce three seniors will graduate with the Engaged Citizen distinction for Fall 2021.

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Three graduates will receive Engaged Citizen Program medals for Fall 2021. This cohort comprises two graduates from the College of Human Sciences and Education and one from the College of Engineering.
Photo Credit: Alison Paz, LSU Campus Life

Collectively, these students have earned 34 service-learning credit hours and have volunteered approximately 340 hours across their local and global communities during their academic tenure at LSU. Some of this cohort’s volunteer opportunities include Hurricane Laura relief, LSU Community Playground Project, Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS), and local Baton Rouge hospitals. One student also served abroad on an international mission trip to Mexico.  

“It is really remarkable to see our three graduates providing service in critical areas such as hurricane relief, health care, and education,” said CCELL Director Dr. Sarah Becker. “They did this while also navigating a global pandemic and their own education, which really speaks volumes about their character and resolve.” 

CCELL and LSU Campus Life established the Engaged Citizen Program to support and recognize the accomplishments of undergraduate students who engage significantly with their communities to address critical community needs. Any undergraduate student can apply to be a part of the program.

“The service these students offered others through challenging times is an incredible testament to their readiness for serving as engaged LSU alumni. We are proud of them and thankful they chose to lead and serve as LSU students,” said Associate Dean of Students and Director of LSU Campus Life Jacob Brumfield. 

The Fall 2021 Engaged Citizens are as follows:

Baton Rouge, La.
Drake Melancon, Biological Engineering

Mandeville, La.
Jaci Sander, Elementary Education

Raceland, La.
Sydney Remont, Kinesiology

To earn this distinction, the students must meet the high standards of the Engaged Citizen Program. Requirements include completion of a minimum of seven credit hours of service-learning designated coursework, a minimum of 100 hours of community service with approved organizations, and a reflective paper detailing how the work fulfills LSU’s commitment to community.

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CCELL fosters the scholarship of community engagement by integrating teaching, research, and service that emphasize civic responsibility and social accountability. For more information about service-learning at LSU, visit CCELL’s website at

LSU Campus Life supports and advises student organizations that uphold the three tenets of Campus Life: Involvement, Leadership and Service. These organizations include Geaux Big Baton Rouge, Homecoming Student Committee, Service Breaks, Student Activities Board and Volunteer LSU. LSU Campus Life also works closely with more than 400 student organizations, countless student organization leaders and organization advisers, and is home to some of LSU's biggest traditions. LSU Campus Life strives to make LSU an increasingly vibrant campus community. Visit for more information.

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