Student Accolades

Read about our Center accolades.

LSU CAS Supplemental Instruction Leaders Named Student Employees of the Year

April 24, 2019

plunkett LSU CAS Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders Kristina Plunkett from New Orleans, La. and Macy Allen of Gonzales, La. were named LSU Student Employees of the Year by LSU Financial Aid & Scholarships in the Office of Enrollment Management. LSU Student Employee of the Year is awarded annually to student workers across all disciplines. Each unit or department is encouraged to nominate excellent student workers who have made a significant impact in their role and show strong work ethic. The nominees are then judged based off their reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism and the uniqueness of the student's contribution to the employer.

Plunkett works as an Observation Leader for the CAS Supplemental Instruction (SI) program where she observes peer-led study sessions led by fellow SI student leaders and provides feedback on ways they can improve their sessions in order to help students achieve their academic course goals. Read full press release here

LSU CAS Supplemental Instruction Leader Joseph DeCorte Recognized as Tiger Twelve Class of 2019

April 9, 2019

Joseph DecorteLSU CAS Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader Joseph DeCorte was recognized as a part of the Tiger Twelve Class of 2019. The Tiger Twelve are selected due to their academic achievements and commitment to the LSU community standards, which include: holding themselves to the highest standards of academic, personal and social integrity; practicing justice, equality and compassion in human relations; and respecting the dignity of all persons and accept individual differences.

DeCorte currently leads SI sessions for organic chemistry and will be graduating in May 2019.

DeCorte explained SI helped shape his understanding of the LSU Community and what it means to hold himself accountable to the Dean of Students standards who award the Tiger Twelve. Read full press release here.

Drew Knight Awarded LSU CAS Outstanding Tutor

January 29, 2019

Drew Knight outstanding tutorLSU Petroleum Engineering senior, Drew Knight, a native of Houston, Texas, is the 2018-2019 recipient of the LSU CAS Outstanding Tutor Award in recognition of his service and commitment to the CAS tutoring program.
Knight is responsible for tutoring several different subjects in the Shell Tutorial Center including introductory physics, calculus, civil engineering and German. After graduation he hopes to be employed as a petroleum or process engineer.
Bahareh Kokabian, Ph.D., LSU CAS Tutorial Coordinator, said, “Drew is always willing to help students and shows passion and dedication for helping others succeed. Overall, he’s a model for our students and staff with his positive attitude and tutoring skill set.” Read full press release here

Kelsey Olson Awarded LSU CAS Outstanding Supplemental Instructor

January 29, 2019

Kelsey Olson with awardLSU Biological Sciences senior, Kelsey Olson, a native of Plymouth, Massachusetts is the 2018-2019 recipient of the Saundra Yancy McGuire Outstanding Supplemental Instructor (SI) Leader Award in recognition of her service and commitment to the SI program.

Olson leads SI sessions for BIOL 4087 where she introduces students to biochemistry processes. She has been a SI Leader for the last four semesters at LSU.

Elizabeth Taylor, LSU CAS Supplemental Instructor Coordinator, said “Kelsey has shown exemplary leadership during her time as a SI Leader and as a peer mentor to other SI Leaders. Her support for other leaders, professionalism in the office, passion for learning and willingness to help others makes her a natural leader amongst her peers. Kelsey has also shown proficiency in communicating with students from diverse backgrounds and does a great job assisting students in becoming lifelong learners and scholars.” Read full press release here

CAS SI Leader Ryder Rule Announced as a Rucks Fellow

October 1, 2018

Ryder RuleLSU Center for Academic Success (CAS) Supplemental Instruction (SI) leader Ryder Rule has been selected to become a Rucks Fellow. Along with nine other senior management majors majors in the E.J. Ourso College of Business, Rule was selected by faculty members as one of the 2018-2019 inductees into the Society of Rucks Fellows.

The Rucks Fellows Program is sponsored by a generous gift from William W. and Catherine M. Rucks. Ten students who represent the highest level of academic achievement among senior management majors are selected by faculty each year to enrich their development as future business leaders.

 The students selected receive exclusive opportunities, including having the right to identify themselves as Rucks Fellows. These students are also allowed the opportunity to interact with faculty and business leaders at special events, preferential enrollment in management courses and receive recognition during graduation. Read full press release here.

Omar Kana Awarded Most Improved Supplemental Instruction Leader, Hayden Hawkins and Malcolm Youngblood Awarded Outstanding New Supplemental Instruction Leaders

April 2018

The LSU Center for Academic Success (CAS) awarded biochemistry senior, SI Award WinnersOmar Kana as this year’s Most Improved Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader [DL1] and Hayden Hawkins and Malcolm Youngblood as the Outstanding New SI Leaders.

Kana currently leads SI sessions for Physics and has been a SI leader for the past two years. This
past year he approached his sessions differently noting advice from his mentors and more experienced SI leaders. Additionally, Kana incorporated learning techniques from the book Making It Stick.

"We are very proud of all three leaders. Each has made a mark in their own way. Omar has a done a great job of incorporating feedback and building on his experience. Hayden and Malcolm performed so well that they made the decision for New SI very difficult. So, we figured why fight it? Just pick both," said Assistant Director Matthew Mattox. Read full press release.

 Anna Sightler Awarded LSU CAS Outstanding Supplemental Instructor

 April 2018

2018 Outstanding SI LeaderLSU Accounting Senior, Anna Sightler, from Franklinton, La, is the 2017-2018 recipient of the Saundra Yancy McGuire Outstanding Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader award in recognition of her service and commitment to the SI program.

Sightler leads SI sessions for Accounting 2001, where business students are introduced to financial accounting. She has been a SI leader for the last five consecutive semesters at LSU. 

Susan Saale, LSU CAS Associate Director commented on Sightler saying, “Under Anna’s leadership the Accounting SI program has grown significantly. We have been very fortunate to have such a dedicated person in the position in its initial stages.” Read Anna's full press release.


David Phan Named LSU CAS Outstanding Tutor

March 2018

David PhanLSU Junior, David Phan, is the 2017-2018 recipient of the D.D. and Fran Smith Outstanding Tutor Award for his level of service in the LSU CAS Shell Tutorial Center. 

As a chemical engineering major, Phan tutors students in various levels of math, physics, chemistry and engineering courses. This semester will be his third working as a CAS tutor.  

Phan said, “I enjoy tutoring because I am able to offer my knowledge to show my tutees how to conceptualize complex problems, which allows them to have a strong foundation to tackle harder problems.”

Read David's full press release.





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