Dual Degree Candidate Award Winners Spring 2023

Tassone and Crousillac Honored


Abigail Tassone and Collin Crousillac were recently recognized for excellence in teaching exhibited during the 2022-2023 academic year.

The daughter of Paul and Paula Tassone of Gardner, Massachusetts, Abigail received the 2023 Accomplished Special Education Student Teacher Award. Abigail graduated in May with a Bachelor of Arts degree and will be certified as a grades 1-5 elementary and special education/mild-moderate disabilities teacher. She has taken a teaching position at Cohn Elementary in Port Allen.

Collin, from Plaquemine and the son of Laurie and Lucas Crousillac, received the 2023 Outstanding First Year Special Education Student Award. Collin recently completed his junior year at LSU in the dual degree certification program. He is scheduled to complete his residency year at Brusly Upper Elementary School in the 2023-2024 academic year and graduate in May 2024.


Abigail Tassone


Collin Crousillac


About SOE
The LSU Lutrill & Pearl Payne School of Education (SOE) offers graduate and undergraduate programs in Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership and Research, and Counseling, including two completely online master’s programs. SOE offers a range of professional and academic degree programs that focus on preparing students for careers in education, research, policy formation and implementation, as well as program oversight. The School’s mission is to prepare P-12 educational professionals to be leaders, practitioners, and scholars knowledgeable in contemporary educational issues. SOE is part of the College of Human Sciences & Education.   


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