Business Students Honored at LSU Black Scholar’s Awards

April 15, 2019

BATON ROUGE – The Black Faculty and Staff Caucus (BFSC) honored sixty-four students from the E. J. Ourso College of Business at the 34th Annual LSU Black Scholar’s Awards Program Sunday, April 7, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. in the LSU Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes Bo Campbell Auditorium. The students honored were:

Etseoghena Agbomekhe

Jessica Alivia

Brionne Armstrong

Romania Arvie

Colin Ashby

Firdaws Ashiru

Deion Banta

Jahmecia Beasley

Cameron Bernard

Taylor Bonds

Broderick Braziel

Ariana Buckner

Dylan Calais

Erynn Christopherson

Zanaye Clark

Gailynn Collins

Daniel Degrange

Brittany Diggs

Delorenzo Dillon

Irene Elendu

Morgan Harris

Gabrielle Hartford

Deonte' Hawkins

Hannah Honore'

Coriana Hubbard

Kenya James

Bryson Jones

Felton Jones

Frank Jones

Briala Kirt

Malaysia Knighten

Symone Lacour

Aaron Lahood

Solomon Lee

My-chae May

Branson Morgan

Douglas Myers

Chelsea Nora

Abimbola Ogundare

Ty Pratt

Thaddeus Price

Heather Racca

Jordan Rankins

Jamaica Rhoden

Jenoa Robertson

Derrah Scott

Trendell Shorty

Victoria Silvani

Traivion Singleton

Nekivia Sledge

Caitlyn Smith

Joy Smith

Tela Sorrell

Jahnoy Thompson

Madison Trahan

Kaitlyn Walker

Courtney Warner

Sydney Watson

Gabrielle Webb

Richard Wi-Afedzi

Aeriana Williams

Jordon Williams

Sky Williams

Jillian Wright


The BFSC mission is twofold: (1) to serve the unique needs of LSU African-American employees by promoting understanding of African-American concerns and providing assistance, education and social interaction for the LSU faculty and staff; (2) and to offer African-American employees and students a proactive organization capable of investigating complaints, addressing problems and working alongside University administration to facilitate resolution.

BFSC aims to serve as champions to promote the well-being of LSU Black faculty, staff, and students as well as:

  • To identify, advocate and promote educational equity and a work environment free of intolerance or discrimination
  • Be a liaison between the Black faculty, staff and students and the university administration for equitable treatment in job promotions and opportunities
  •  Emphasize the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff and students
  • Provide colleagues with professional development and resources to advance equity in job recruitment and the classroom
  • Organize and maintain a support network for Black faculty, staff and students at LSU

About LSU Black Faculty and Staff Caucus

The Black Faculty and Staff Caucus’ (BFSC) purpose is to ensure and maintain equitable treatment of African American faculty and staff in promotions and job opportunities.  The organization shall serve as an advocate for educational equity and a work environment free of racial tensions and biases with the liberty of investigating and addressing concerns. BFSC shall also monitor and address retention of minority faculty, staff and students.  The organization shall provide assistance, education and social interaction for faculty, staff and students through workshops, lectures, seminars, meetings, professional development opportunities and employee assistance programs within and outside the University community.

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 the homepage.

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Elizabeth Eaton
E. J. Ourso College of Business