LSU Wins Big at Southern Orientation Workshop

04/30/2013 10:38 AM

BATON ROUGE – LSU won big with four out of an eligible 14 Southern Regional Orientation Workshop, or SROW, awards at SROW 2013, held in March in Memphis, Tenn. LSU beat out other universities from Alabama, Florida, North Carolina and more.

The LSU Ambassadors SROW Committee took home the first place educational presentation award for all audiences with “Spinning Your Web: Connecting Social Media and Orientation” and first place for themed T-shirt.

For the undergraduate case study category, Brandon Guillory, human resources education junior, and Margaret Price, public relations sophomore, were awarded for best communication. Guillory was also honored as the most outstanding undergraduate student. Moreover, the LSU Ambassadors’ Graduate Assistant Kyle Nixon was awarded the most outstanding graduate student award.

Every year, LSU attends the workshop to not only receive, but also provide valuable information on various aspects of student orientation. LSU sent a committee of 47 students from the LSU Ambassadors organization to represent the university this year. The committee prepares six educational presentations, decorations such as a T-shirt and banner, song and roll call routines and more. The last day of the workshop is when the awards are given out to recognize the universities’ for their hard work.

Because the LSU Ambassadors serve as the orientation leaders and parent orientation leaders on campus, their preparations for the workshop begin more than six months in advance. The educational presentations allow the colleges that attend the workshop to learn ways to improve their own orientation programs. For LSU, the Ambassadors both give and attend multiple presentations so that they can relay a great deal of information to the Office of Orientation.

“Representing LSU at SROW is always such a huge honor, regardless of the awards that we take home. This year, however, was especially nice. To see my presentation group work so hard for six months on ‘Spinning Your Web’ and then to receive the first place award was one of the proudest moments of my collegiate career. We left Memphis with an increased passion for LSU and orienting new students,” said Guillory.

The LSU Ambassadors constitute a unique organization of student leaders chosen to aid the University’s orientation and recruitment programs, encourage pride and spirit in the LSU community and provide diligent service to the LSU campus. LSU Ambassadors assist students throughout their time spent under the oaks and arches – from orientation to graduation. There are currently more than 200 LSU Ambassadors on campus.

For more information, contact Kelli Stevens Webber, LSU Ambassadors advisor, at 225-578-2927 or

Ernie  Ballard 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2013