Farrell Awarded LSU Distinguished Communicator Award

Calli Farrell '17 head shot

Calli Farrell '17

December 20, 2017

BATON ROUGE – E. J. Ourso College of Business graduate Calli Farrell of Gretna, La. was one of 10 graduates who received the LSU Distinguished Communicator Award during LSU’s 294th commencement exercises.

Those earning this honor met 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. 

Farrell, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in finance, aspires to become an attorney specializing in securities including transactions like IPOs, mergers and acquisitions. She plans to begin law school in the fall. 

“The Distinguished Communicators program has already been immensely helpful in the process of writing and defending my honors thesis,” said Farrell. “The corporate world demands employees that work well in groups and can effectively communicate with colleagues and clients. Knowledge gained from this program will be invaluable for both law school and the job market.”

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 on Communication across the Curriculum, call 225-578-7795 or visit  lsu.edu/cxc.

About the E. J. Ourso College of Business

Since its establishment in 1928, the E. J. Ourso College of Business has continuously improved and expanded its offerings for students and alumni. Additionally, the college has made it a priority to provide its faculty with the resources it needs to further research in every aspect of the business world and to produce industry leaders for a global work environment. For more news and information about the E. J. Ourso College, visit lsu.edu/business.


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Angela McBride
LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business