Five Manship students selected for LSU’s 2015 Homecoming Court


From left to right: Joan Lyons, JoLena Broussard, Liz Braymer and Bianca Webb

From left to right: Joan Lyons, JoLena Broussard, Liz Braymer and Bianca Webb

The Manship School is well represented this year on the LSU Homecoming Court. Five out of 14 court members are Manship students: pre- mass communications major Liz Braymer, juniors Katherine Latham and Joan Lyons, and seniors JoLena Broussard Bianca Webb. 

These students shared their thoughts on being chosen for the 2015 Homecoming Court and representing the Manship School:

“From freshman year I knew I wanted to run for homecoming court,” said JoLena Broussard. “I waited to senior year to apply because I’ve done and accomplished so much since my freshman year.” “When I found out I was selected I was really excited.”

“As a Manship PR senior, I am honored to represent the Manship School on the 2015 LSU Homecoming Court,” Broussard continued. “Manship has provided me with so many opportunities and has enabled me to feel fully prepared to succeed in life both personally and professionally.” “With the guidance and support of the Manship School’s faculty and staff, I have been able to maintain a 4.0 GPA, obtain six paying internships, earn more than $30,000 in scholarship funds, study abroad in the United Kingdom, serve as the Director of ImPRint Communications, LSU’s student-run public relations firm, and work on completing my honors thesis. I am truly honored to proudly represent Manship and give back to a school that has given so much to me.”

“I was so excited I almost cried because I never expected it to get this far for me,” said pre -mass communications major Liz Braymer. “It was a nice surprise and I’m very happy about it.”

“The opportunities and the connections the Manship School has offered me are phenomenal, and I’m only a freshman, she said.” “I couldn’t imagine getting my mass communication degree from anywhere else; the faculty and staff in the Manship school are top notch and I greatly appreciate all of the valuable tools and lessons they’ve already taught me which makes me very excited to represent the school at homecoming this year.”

Manship senior Bianca Webb considered running for homecoming court her freshman year, but decided to wait until her senior year to go out with a bang. “From freshman to senior year I tried to get involved with the surrounding community,” she said. “From starting my own mentorship program to doing everything that I could to have community and on campus involvement.” “I sent my application in the first hour of applications being open.”

“Manship has provided me with a myriad of opportunities to serve my community and institution,” said Webb. “Being a part of homecoming court is my way of giving back to Manship and showing my gratitude, appreciation and price in my senior college.”

“I’m from Colorado and homecoming isn’t as big there as it is in Louisiana,” said junior Joan Lyons. “When I came to LSU and I realized that everyone participated in homecoming court, I thought that it was awesome and I knew I wanted to do it at some point.” “I applied and it was fun going through the application and interview process,” she said.

“Well I am incredibly excited to represent the Manship School of Mass Communication on Homecoming Court because I will not only be recognized for my accolades and accomplishments throughout my time here at LSU and in the Manship School through the Manship Knight Grant, Manship Ambassadors and being a student government senate Manship School of Mass Communication representative, but I am also super excited to be an example for out-of-state students to show them that anyone can be someone here at our university.

The fifth Manship student selected for homecoming court is junior Katherine E Latham, who was unavailable for comment at the time of interview.

The LSU student body will vote for Homecoming King and Queen from noon October 12 through 11:59 p.m. October 22 in TigerLink.

View more on LSU’s 2015 homecoming court events.