2020 Love Purple Live Gold Award Winners

Love Purple Live Gold Awards 2020

The purpose of the Love Purple Live Gold Awards is to acknowledge those who go above and beyond throughout the academic year.

Campus Life intimately works with 450-plus student organizations and countless individuals each day to make LSU an increasingly vibrant campus community. Our office received a total of 150 applications and nominations for our 16 categories. This number continues to grow in that the amount of applications and nominations have continued to grow over the last 5 years.

The 16 categories highlight individuals and student organizations who provide leadership for the university each and every day: leadership for roughly 400+ student organizations, for our many committees and activities and in various departments and divisions.

Be sure to check out the video as Will Wade, head coach for our fighting Tiger men’s basketball team offers a special message to all student leaders and organizations. 

Congratulations!

 

The Agent of Change award is presented to a student who best demonstrates strong leadership skills while generating campus wide awareness on existing social issues. The student chosen for this award advocates for change through programs or service opportunities that educate and engage the LSU community.

This year’s recipient is described as a fierce leader who has an intense passion for social change. She regularly meets with students across Southern Louisiana and supports them in their feminist activism. She never gives up, whether she is standing on the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol, working to make a difference in Washington D.C., marching for equality in Austin, Texas, or meeting with fellow activists from across the nation in California.  

Congratulations
Ashley Denise Sheffield!

Congratulations to all of the nominees
Lauren Bagneris
Srikanth Sagar Bangaru
Thomas Drake Brignac
Emily Cannon
Katie Gatewood
Ragib Hasan
Ferdous Intaj
Alaysia Johnson
Bailee Pipes
Jenny Quach
Savannah Weisensee

The Emerging Leader Award is presented to a first-year student who demonstrates an interest in enhancing personal leadership skills. This student participates in leadership programs and takes on active roles in student organizations. The student selected for this award has exhibited a commitment to LSU and the surrounding community while demonstrating an ability to follow through with commitments.

Congratulations
Brooke Lowenkron!

Congratulations to all of the nominees
Allyssia Clayton
William Gaspard, Jr.
Rehm Maham
Mickayla Valentina Pampas
Lexus Pham
Charles A Stephens
Habibur Rahman
Vy Truong

The Legacy Award is presented to a senior, who is engaged within the campus community and has made a long-term commitment to enhance the quality of students’ lives at LSU for future generations. The student selected for this award has demonstrated a history of holding progressively responsible leadership positions as well as impacted more than one area of the university community, demonstrated the ability to recognize a need and affect positive change, collaborated with other students, and served as a role model for other students.

Congratulations
Mae Anne Claire Mangaoil!

Congratulations to all of the nominees
Lauren Bagneris
Emily Cannon
Katie Gatewood
Tatiana Gonzalez-Quiroga
Ferdous Intaj
Joshua Nguyen
Bailee Pipes
Hannah Robnik
Tanvir Ahmed Sarkar
Krista Scafidel
D'Errah Scott

The Unsung Hero award is given to a member of a student organization who doesn’t hold an executive role but goes above and beyond the call of duty. The student selected for this award is a role model who has made a positive impact on the entire organization.

The recipient of this award is described to have “infectious energy” and inspires other LSU students to get involved on campus. This student is a member of many organizations, including Student Government, LSU Ambassadors, STRIPES and Chi Omega Sorority.

Congratulations
Jennifer N. Nguyen!

Congratulations to all of the nominees
Katie Gatewood
Ferdous Intaj
Imdadul Islam
Morgan Johnson
Caitlyn Kearns
Christina Menou
Bailee Pipes
Jenny Quach
Isela Rivera-Andrade
Nikki Trann
Gabriella Turner
Stormi Verret 

Louisiana State University is an interactive community in which students, faculty, and staff together strive to pursue truth, advance learning, and uphold the highest standards of performance in an academic and social environment. From accepting responsibility for our actions to holding ourselves accountable and practicing justice and compassion in human relations, these tenants remind us of what community really about – uplifting each other. We display the Commitment to Community at many events as a reminder of what this community stands for.

This year’s recipient is a student organization that proudly adheres to the tenants stated in the Commitment to Community as their mission is to serve the university, their College (of Agriculture), our community, the agriculture industry, and the world through campus involvement, service, and active citizenship. They participate in various campus events such as Admitted Student Days, Destination LSU and Fall Fest. They also travel to New Orleans each Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend to participate in weekend service projects across the city. Their work with high school students across the State of Louisiana is should also be highlighted as they coordinate more than 20 high schools visits throughout the year.

Congratulations
Les Voyageurs!

Congratulations to all of the nominees
Alpha Epsilon Delta
Alpha Kappa Psi - Beta Chi
Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity
Animal Care for a Cause
Association of Black Communicators
Black Male Leadership Initiative
Black Women's Empowerment Initiative
Ekam
Geaux Vote
Iranian Student Association
Latin American Student Organization (LASO)
Minority Women's Movement
Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Society
Plant-Based Society
Society of Peer Mentors
Tiger Prison Project

The Academic/Educational Award is presented to the organization with the best program focused on a specific discipline or topic that furthers knowledge in that area and encourages dialogue and learning among the attendees. 

Congratulations
Society of Peer Mentors!

Congratulations to all of the nominees
Alpha Tau Omega
Minority Women’s Movement 

The Advocacy Program Award is presented to the organization with the best program that exemplifies dedication towards the welfare of a cause, global topic, or existing social issue. The program selected for this award will have engaged students through creating awareness, providing solutions, and promoting social change.

Congratulations
Tiger Prison Project for their program Tiger Prison Project Movie Night!

Congratulations to all of the nominees
Animal Care For A Cause for Volunteering at CAA
Minority Women's Movement in conjunction with the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Olinde Career Center for Diversity at Work

The Collaborative Program Award is presented to the organization with the best program implemented through collaboration with another student organization or university department.

Congratulations
Minority Women's Movement in conjunction with the Office of Multicultural Affairs & the Olinde Career Center for the Diversity at Work program!


Congratulations to all of the nominees
Bangladeshi Students' Association for International Mother Language Day 2019 Celebration

The Multicultural/Diversity Program Award is presented to the organization with the best program aiming to build positive interactions among different cultures and promotes awareness of cultural and global issues.

Congratulations
Black Male Leadership Initiative for The Chop!


Congratulations to all of the nominees
Asian American Ambassadors for Asian Heritage Week
Bangladesh Student Association for International Mother's Language Day
Indian Students Association for Diwali Night
Minority Women's Movement in conjunction with the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Olinde Career Center for Diversity at Work
Tiger Cricket Club for the Gully Cricket Tournament 

The Service/Volunteer Program Award is presented to the organization with the best program focused on community service and volunteerism.

Congratulations
Student Nutrition and Dietetics organization for their program, Student Nutrition and Dietetics Community Outreach!


Congratulations to all of the nominees
Animal Care for A Cause
Encounter at LSU
Minority Women's Movement, Office of Multicultural Affairs & Olinde Career Center
Society of Peer Mentors 

The Social Program award is presented to the organization with the best program focused on enhancing student involvement through broad based campus programs, allowing students to meet new people while having fun in an alcohol and drug free environment.

Congratulations
Tiger Cricket Club for their Social program, the Gully Cricket Tournament!


Congratulations to all of the nominees
Animal Care for A Cause
Indian Students Association
Minority Women's Movement

The Undergraduate Student Leader of the Year Award is presented to an undergraduate student who has made a significant contribution to the quality of life at LSU.

Beth Torina, head coach of LSU softball, announces the Undergraduate Student of the Year award.

Congratulations 
Mia Reed!

Congratulations to all of the nominees
Abir Islam
Alaysia Johnson
Allyssia Clayton
Caitlyn Kearns
Emily Cannon
Jake LeBlanc
Jayna Stewart
Jenny Quach
John Harris
Joseph Bagnerise
Samuel Schasteen
Savannah Weisense

 Advisors are mentors who develop leaders. They are team builders who foster relationships among a group of strangers. They provide guidance and support while encouraging the group to achieve goals, but most importantly, Advisors volunteer their time to an organization outside of their regular day-to-day responsibilities.  

Congratulations
Dr. Krishna P. Paudel!

Congratulations to all of the nominees
Michelle Carter
Ashley Grant
Wesley Heath
Ann-Marie Herod
Dr. Moinul I. Mahdi
Bill Mattera
Dr. Erin McKinley
Dr. Jill Trepanier
Adrienne Steele
Sadie Wilks

The Graduate Student Leader of the Year Award is presented to a graduate student who has made a significant contribution to the quality of life at LSU.

Congratulations
Srikanth Bangaru!

Congratulations to all of the nominees
Wokil Bam
Nisha Gallow
Cesar Escalante Guardado
Ferdous Intaj
Karuna Kharel
Subbah Mir
Shifat Mithila
Rubayet Bin Mostafiz
Santosh Pathak
Clay Stephens Tucker
Stormi Verret

The New Student Organization of the Year Award is presented to a registered student organization that was created between January 2018 and December of 2019. 

The organization selected for this award has demonstrated their commitment to the mission of the organization as well as academics, leadership development, student involvement, diversity, service and collaboration. 

Congratulations
Black Women Empowerment Initiative! 

Congratulations to all of the nominees
Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow
Black Women Empowerment Initiative
Ekam
Global Water Brigades
Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Society
Tiger Cricket Club
Tiger Prison Project

Student Organization of the Year is presented to the student organization that has demonstrated continuous commitment to the mission of the organization as well as academic excellence, leadership development, student involvement, diversity, service, and collaboration. 

Nikki Fargas, head coach of LSU Tigers women's basketball, announces the Student Organization of the Year award. 

 

Congratulations
The Association of Black Communicators!

Congratulations to all of the nominees
Alpha Epsilon Delta
Alpha Kappa Psi - Beta Chi
Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity
Animal Care for a Cause
Bangladeshi Students' Association
Black Male Leadership Initiative
Dance Marathon
Ekam
Geaux Vote
Indian Students Association
Iranian Student Association
Latin American Student Organization
Les Voyageurs
LSU Equestrian Team
Minority Women’s Movement
Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Society
Public Relations Student Society of America
Society of Peer Mentors
Spectrum
Student Nutrition and Dietetics Association
Tiger Cricket Club
Tiger Prison Projec

 

Be sure to visit lsu.edu/tigerlink for more information about any of the organizations list here, or to see all of the involvement opportunities available! Get connected on TigerLink.