Leading Edge

LSU Students Gain a “Leading Edge” with Campus Life


photo of the leading edge students

Members of the 2018 Leading Edge cohort, from left (front row), Hannah LeBlanc, Kara Hobbs, Katelyn Prescott, Maryssa Corkern and Olivia Orlando. (Back row) Graduate Intern Marla Ebert, Garret Sulak, Colt Hardee, Kaitlin Simmons, Caila Palmer, Lauren Lattier, Jake Leblanc and Campus Life’s Kathy Jones.

Photo Credit: Alison Paz

BATON ROUGE – Participants of LSU Campus Life's Leading Edge program recently gathered to celebrate the culmination of their yearlong efforts and commitment toward leadership. Students were recognized with a celebratory dinner held in the LSU Student Union. Colt Hardee, Lauren Lattier and Olivia Orlando each presented a reflection on the impact the program has had on their LSU experience.

The Leading Edge program is for first-year and sophomore students. The curriculum uniquely combines interactive and experiential leadership development and activities. Students participate in bi-weekly meetings throughout the semester.

To be considered for the Leading Edge program, first-year and sophomore students must be enrolled full-time; in good academic standing; and possess passion and commitment to developing their leadership skills and abilities.

Members of the 2018 Leading Edge cohort are:

Abbeville, La.
Lauren Lattier, mass communication concentrated in public relations

Baton Rouge, La.
Kara Hobbs, psychology
Hannah Leblanc, kinesiology with a minor in French

Berwick, La.
Jake LeBlanc, construction management
Olivia Orlando, biological sciences

Houma, La.
Britany Diefenderfer, English concentrated in literature

Kaplan, La.
Colt Hardee, agricultural business

Lake Charles, La.
Kaitlin Simmons, mass communication

New Orleans, La.
Caila Palmer, psychology with a minor in kinesiology

Walker, La.
Katelyn Prescott, mass communication

Watson, La.
Maryssa Corkern, biology

Abbot, Texas
Garret Sulak, sports administration

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 campuslife@lsu.edu for more information about leadership and other programs.