Sixty Graduates Earn LSU’s Distinguished Communicator Award


BATON ROUGE – Sixty LSU graduates were awarded the LSU Distinguished Communicator Award during a ceremony on Thursday, May 10, as part of the university’s 295th commencement exercises.

These students earned this honor by meeting high standards set by faculty in various colleges and by the LSU Communication across the Curriculum program. The students earned high grade-point averages in communication-intensive courses – based on written, spoken, visual and technological communication – and built digital portfolios, displayed as public websites, which included their communication projects from courses, internships, leadership roles and public service.

The following Chemical Engineering students earned this honor:

Michael Denham
Advisor: Adam Melvin

Breanna Lee
Advisor: Michael Benton

Gregory (Patrick) Riley
Advisor: Adam Melvin

A complete list of this semester’s Distinguished Communicators can be accessed here.


The LSU Distinguished Communicator program was created in 2006 to enhance learning experiences for LSU students and support the improvement of students’ communication skills.

For more information on Communication across the Curriculum, call 225-578-7795 or visit

Contact Ernie Ballard
LSU Media Relations