LSU College of Human Sciences & Education to Host Annual Awards Banquet May 1

04/03/2014 10:17 AM

BATON ROUGE – The LSU College of Human Sciences & Education announced award recipients for the annual Awards Banquet, which will be held on Thursday, May 1, at 6 p.m. in the LSU Union Royal Cotillion Ballroom.

“Established during its initial year of operation, the College of Human Sciences and Education Awards Banquet honors distinguished alumni, supporters, faculty, and staff who drive the mission of CHSE through their gifts, talents and time,” said CHSE Dean Damon P.S. Andrew, Dean E.B. “Ted” Robert Endowed Professor.

“The College of Human Sciences & Education is dedicated to impacting the human life,” said Andrew. “We wish to recognize outstanding individuals who are dedicated to learning, scholarship and community engagement as they address complex human issues across the lifespan. I encourage all of our constituents and peers to help in honoring some of the finest ambassadors of LSU.”

This year’s honorees include:

  • Distinguished Research Award – Laura H. Choate, School of Education

  • Distinguished Teaching Award – Elizabeth H. Dow, School of Library & Information Science

  • Engagement Award – Cecile C. Guin, Office of Social Service Research & Development, School of Social Work

  • Outstanding Service Award – Wanda G. Hargroder, School of Kinesiology

  • Early Career Award – Neil M. Johannsen, School of Kinesiology

  • Advocate for Diversity Award – Elaine M. Maccio, School of Social Work

  • Philanthropy Award – Carol Albritton Biedenharn

  • Alumni Distinction Award – T. Elon Dancy II

  • Distinguished Ambassador Award – Margaret Champagne Womack Hart

  • Alumni Distinction Award – Mary Jack Wintle


The following community partners will also be honored:

  • David Corona, superintendent, and David Strauss, director of special education, West Baton Rouge Parish Schools

  • The Glen “Big Baby” Davis Foundation

  • Rebecca Hamilton, state librarian, State Library of Louisiana

  • Hillar C. Moore III, district attorney, 19th Judicial District, East Baton Rouge Parish

  • Theresa Townsend & Sensational Seniors Fitness Program, the Dr. Leo S. Butler Community Center


Alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends are invited to attend. Reservations must be made by April 24, 2014 by visiting   

For more information, contact Director of Advocacy and Outreach Renée Boutte Myer at or 225-578-5602.

The College of Human Sciences & Education is a nationally accredited division of LSU. Formed in 2012, The college brings together programs and capitalizes on individual strengths to create a dynamic new college that addresses the socially significant issues we face as a state and nation. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The college is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research and service and is continually working to improve its programs. Visit the College of Human Sciences & Education at

Billy  Gomila 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Thursday, April 3, 2014