Record number of students earn the LSU Communicator Certificate in May 2022
At the conclusion of the Spring 2022 semester, 197 students earned the LSU Communicator Certificate. This non-degree certificate, issued by the Office of Academic Affairs via LSU Communication Across the Curriculum (CxC), recognizes students who have successfully completed rigorous communication-intensive coursework within their disciplines. Since launching in Fall 2018, 710 students have earned the LSU Communicator Certificate. A full list of past recipients can be found at cxc.lsu.edu.
To earn the LSU Communicator Certificate, students must earn a B- or higher in a series of Communication-Intensive (C-I) courses that focus on a demonstrated competency in written, spoken, visual and technological communication within the discipline. Following the completion of C-I coursework, the final step in earning the certificate is submitting a brief first-person narrative about the expertise gained through C-I assignments and the ways students anticipate applying these skills in their personal and professional lives moving forward. In these essays, students frequently express how critical this type of skills development has been to their college experience—especially amidst a pandemic where building successful and varied communication skills were key. Many have cited their experiences in C-I Courses for giving them a newfound confidence in their abilities as communicators and as the catalyst to step outside of their comfort zones in pursuit of new opportunities such as presenting at research conferences and writing for discipline-specific publications.
Join us in celebrating the following Spring 2022 recipients of the LSU Communicator Certificate:
College of Agriculture
College of Art & Design
Ila Bordelon - Walker
Mary Michaela Dunkerley-Offor*
Benito Juarez Jr.*
E.J. Ourso College of Business
College of Coast & Environment
College of Engineering
Soheil Saneei Motlagh
College of Human Sciences & Education
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Manship School of Mass Communication
College of Science
Joseph Aguda III*
* Students whose names are marked with an asterisk have also earned or are working
toward earning the LSU Distinguished Communicator medal.
+ Designates Honors College students.