Our alumni make communities better.
When CHSE alumni show up in your community it will be better. They are changemakers and heart-changers. They leave an imprint - not a light one, but one that alters the landscape, challenges minds, forges new futures, and reimagines the status quo.
Our alumni have a fierce devotion and deep-rooted passion to change lives and make a significant positive impact on the world around us in woven into our DNA.
CHSE ALUMNI CHANGING LIVES
Hall of Distinction
SInce 2011, the college recognizes and celebrates our alumni, or individuals who make significant positive impacts to the College mission, their profession, their community, academia, or government. Recipients exemplify the mission of CHSE to address the complex human issues and policy decisions facing Louisiana, the nation, and the world through their gifts, talents, and time.
LSU alumna, Janis Pardue Hill, PhD, a retired university professor and lifelong educator, has recently published a memoir about her father’s journey as a prisoner of war on the Bataan Death March that occurred during World War II. In Telling His Story: POW #1000, Pardue Hill, as primarily a compiler and editor, provides the details of his story.
School of Information Studies alumna, Mackenzie Roberts Beasley (MLIS, 2018), recently found herself at the center of an amazing archival discovery as part of the team that located one of the oldest films of New Orleans. The film shows the February 22, 1898 Rex Parade following the year's Mardi Gras theme of Harvest Queens, as highlighted by The New York Times' feature article on the discovery. Founded in 1872, the Rex Carnival Krewe continues holding one of the most anticipated parades each Carnival season.
SLIS Alumna Cara Chance was named a 2023 I Love My Librarian Award Honoree. Cara was the only person from Louisiana to receive this award, and she is one of three public librarians to be honored. Cara is currently the Regional Branch Manager at the Lafayette Public Library.
LSU Office of Research & Economic Development, or ORED, honors the exceptional research and scholarship of two LSU faculty as Distinguished Research Masters each year. In addition, the LSU Alumni Association and the LSU Pinkie Gordon Lane Graduate School sponsor the Distinguished Dissertation Awards presented to two doctoral students whose research and writing demonstrate superior scholarship.
Mackenzie Roberts Beasley, a Shreveport native and 2018 graduate, helped uncover a piece of Louisiana history - long-lost Mardi Gras footage of the 1898 Rex parade. A family friend, who was the historian for Rex, asked Beasley for help finding any Mardi Gras Rex parade footage. Beasley, an audiovisual archivist, searched through Internet databases and even called friends for help.
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