Announcing the Spring 2023 LSU Communicator Certificate recipients
At the conclusion of the Spring 2023 semester, 205 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, 991 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. Many have cited their experiences in C-I Courses as giving them 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.
Here are a few examples of things students have said about their experience with C-I courses at LSU:
- “Effective communication is about connecting with people from diverse backgrounds and understanding their perspectives. The more you know how to work and communicate with others, the better you can collaborate to solve problems. These courses provide a valuable opportunity to practice essential life and professional skills in a low-risk setting.” —College of Engineering student
- “LSU C-I courses have challenged me to produce my best work and deepened my passion for learning. I am eager to utilize what I have learned to amplify underrepresented voices, create positive change, and foster effective communication.” —Manship School of Mass Communication student
- “With everything I have learned taking C-I courses and all the critiques that I have been able to grow from, I now know that presenting information is an elastic skill set that I can always grow, and it will never be a limiting factor for me.” —College of Science student
- “Though my classes were for different classes than my major, the skills I learned helped me improve in a variety of areas in my academic career. My grades in all of my classes benefited as I learned how to write and speak more effectively. My personal academic goals greatly improved with the classes, as well as with my first publication and associated poster presentations. The skills learned in these classes can be applied in so many areas of life, and there is no reason not to take them.” —College of Humanities & Social Sciences student
- “There is always work to be done, and I’ve still a long road ahead to reaching my full potential, but I now possess a large degree of empowerment, energy, and lust for life. The chain reaction of self-growth through college would have been completely impossible had it not been for the communication-intensive courses.” —College of Engineering student
Join us in celebrating the following Spring 2023 recipients of the LSU Communicator Certificate:
College of Agriculture
College of Art & Design
E.J. Ourso College of Business
College of Coast & Environment
College of Engineering
College of Human Sciences & Education
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Manship School of Mass Communication
College of Science
*Students whose names are marked with an asterisk have also earned or are working toward earning the LSU Distinguished Communicator medal.
+Students whose names are marked with a plus sign are part of the LSU Ogden Honors College.