LSU is a community of students, staff and faculty that strives to uphold the highest standards of performance academically and socially. In 1995, students, staff and faculty worked together to craft a statement of position regarding LSU's basic principles as an academic community. Those principles detailed the LSU Commitment to Community, which states the expectations for each person as a member of the LSU community.
To promote these principles, each spring, the Office of the Dean of Studentsrecognizes 12 outstanding seniors who "contribute positively to the life of the campus and surrounding community" as members of the Tiger Twelve. This award recognizes graduates who are current, full-time students, who have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 and have best demonstrated the seven basic principles outlined in LSU's Commitment to Community.
Michael Modica, Biological Engineering senior from Metairie, La. was recently named one of this year's "Tiger Twelve." Modica, who is also minoring in Biological Sciences and Chemistry, serves LSU as an executive staff leader for the STRIPES program and as secretary of the Biological Engineering Student Organization. He is a member of the Leadership LSU class of 2010 and Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre Medical Honor Society. He is a member of the National Residence Hall Honorary, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society and Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society. Modica will be attending the LSU School of Medicine this fall with the goal of practicing as an orthopedic surgeon or in sports medicine.
The Tiger Twelve Class of 2010 consists of Krista Allen, Zach Barilleau, Christine Cangelosi, Micaela de Gruy, Jenny Kornuta, Lance Middleton, Michael Modica, Paige Nichols, Martina Scheuermann, Katherine Smith, Gregory Upton Jr. and Devon Wade. A ceremony and reception was held in their honor on Sunday, April 18, at the LSU Faculty Club.
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Article excerpted from LSU Highlights feature by Ernie Ballard, LSU Office of Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org