Rone Named McLaughlin Medalist

December 18, 2020

BATON ROUGE, LA – Emily Rone, a civil engineering major with a minor in structural engineering, graduated today with the distinction of being the December 2020 McLaughlin Medalist.

Rone, a native of Mandeville, La., earned the award as the engineering student graduating with the highest GPA. She finished with a 4.18 and College Honors and Sophomore Honors distinctions.

While at LSU, Rone was the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards. She was also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the AISC Steel Bridge Team, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Geaux Big, and the LSU Wesley Foundation.

In January, she will attend graduate school at LSU and begin her pursuit of a master’s in civil engineering with a specialization in structural engineering while she works part-time at Stantec.

“Through every aspect of my college experience, whether it be at late-night study sessions, football gamedays, Ogden Honors College events, or just spending time between classes, my friends are what got me through, and I’m excited to see what experiences await us in the future,” Rone said.

She is the daughter of Rodney and Donna Rone.


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