The LSU Distinguished Communicator program is for self-motivated LSU undergraduates who want to refine their communication skills and excel in their chosen professions. Students who successfully achieve this unique distinction are recognized with a medal at graduation and receive a permanent commendation on their official transcripts, giving them significant leverage in today’s job market, research, academic and other opportunities. Upon completion of the program, these students possess the competitive skills and knowledge needed for 21st-century leadership. LSU is one of the only universities in the country recognizing students who excel in communicating within their discipline.
Ready to learn more? Check out the links below for specific information on completing the program, how to apply, and stories from current candidates and Distinguished Communicator alums!
Ready to learn more about earning your medal? Get all the details from which courses you should take to how to choose a faculty advisor and everything in between.
Communication-Intensive courses are a large component in your path to becoming a Distinguished Communicator. Check out the C-I listings to see which courses are eligible to earn your LSU Communicator Certificate.
Your Public Portfolio is an online résumé and presentation of work samples and relevant experience, but communicated in a multisensory narrative. When paired with a Reviewer Letter, your intended audience gets a comprehensive picture of skills you possess for your intended field and as a communicator.
Meet Distinguished Communicators
Get to know your fellow candidates, like public relations senior Chris DeFelice, and alums who are actively using their communication skills outside the classroom.
Talking about the program
Now that you have the medal, how can you share the experience you gained on your path to becoming a Distinguished Communicator? Find out how to add this distinction to your résumé and LinkedIn, and how to discuss the program's value with future employers. Coming Soon!
Downloadable Worksheets for Distinguished Communicator Candidates
ePortfolio Planning Worksheet (PDF)
The LSU Distinguished Communicator Medal Program is made possible in part with generous support from Shell.