Leadership LSU Class of 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 15, 2018
BATON ROUGE – LSU has recognized 32 students as the Class of 2018 for Leadership LSU, an annual spring program coordinated by LSU Campus Life on behalf of the LSU Office of the Dean of Students. Twenty-eight of the 32 students in the Class of 2018 for Leadership LSU are undergraduates in their senior year. Five are juniors and two are graduate students (noted in listing). Students in the class are from five states and three countries.
Cindy Nguyen a senior with a double major in biology and sociology from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Christina Bastien, a public administration graduate student from Port-au-Prince, Haiti each presented a reflection on the impact the program has had on their LSU experience.
Leadership LSU is a campus tradition during which students explore the concepts of adaptive leadership through group discussion and extracurricular lectures with LSU and community leaders. The work of adaptive leadership challenges leaders to engage others and build their own capacity to address complex social issues from within communities, rather than simply solve issues for others. The program connects a student’s leadership experience with the challenges of their future career choices. It also aims to develop a leadership network and to deepen an understanding of leadership within a larger societal context.
Members of the Leadership LSU Class of 2018 include:
Marla Ebert, graduate student, higher education administration
Emily Johnson, senior, marketing
Taylor Ward, junior, mass communication concentrated in digital advertising
Baton Rouge, La.
Louis Gremillion, senior, political science
Balwinder Kaur, graduate student, entomology
Margaret Mangelli, senior, biological sciences
Cindy Nguyen, senior, biology and sociology double major
Sarah Carpenter, senior, biological sciences
Eric Boudet, senior, marketing concentrated in advertising
Madison Hopper, senior, kinesiology
Meg Robinson, senior, industrial engineering
Alix Perry, senior, accounting
Corrin Connelly, junior, English concentrated in rhetoric, writing and culture
Lake Charles, La.
Joshua Malone, senior, interdisciplinary studies
Kameryn Poullard, senior, child and family studies
Phelicia Neal, senior, kinesiology
Sidney Thomas, junior, psychology
New Orleans, La.
Kenyatta Collins, junior, political science
Abbi Griffith, senior, psychology and French double major
Madi Hannan, senior, animal, dairy and poultry sciences concentrated in science and technology
Kyra Hudson, senior, accounting
Duyen Lam, junior, environmental engineering
Ayana Brown, senior, political science
Kameron Williams, senior, civil engineering
Gabrielle Hanley, junior, nutrition and food sciences concentrated in dietetics
Biannca Pierre, senior, biological sciences
Evelyn Gallego, junior, finance
Brandon Oliver, junior, international studies concentrated in global diplomacy
Michelle Muzzillo, senior, sociology concentrated in criminology
Ferdous Intaj, graduate student, civil and environmental engineering
Christina Bastien, graduate student, public administration
Leonardo Martinez, senior, chemical engineering
Members of the class followed a rigorous application and selection process and participated in bi-weekly seminars about adaptive leadership throughout the spring semester.
Leadership LSU 2018 guest speakers included Millena Wilson Williams (LSU ’11), Communications Manager, LSU Olinde Career Center; Raymond Jetson, Chief Executive Catalyst, MetroMorphosis; Roxson Welch (LSU ’84 and ’94; LSU Law ‘11), Executive Director, Family & Youth Services Center, Baton Rouge; Bivian “Sonny” Lee III, President/Executive Director, Son of a Saint; Racheal Hebert (LSU BA ’07 and MSW ‘13), President and CEO, Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response (STAR), Baton Rouge.
LSU Campus Life is dedicated to developing student learning outside the classroom through innovative leadership development, involvement, student activities and service opportunities for LSU students at all levels. Visit lsu.edu/campuslife or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about leadership and other programs.
Associate Director, Marketing & Communications
LSU Campus Life