Sixty-One Graduates Earn LSU’s Distinguished Communicator Award

05/10/2019
BATON ROUGE – Sixty-one LSU graduates were awarded the LSU Distinguished Communicator Award during a ceremony on Thursday, May 9, as part of the university’s 298th commencement exercises.

These students earned this honor by meeting high standards set by faculty in various colleges and by the LSU Communication across the Curriculum program. The students earned high grade-point averages in communication-intensive courses – based on written, spoken, visual and technological communication – and built digital portfolios, displayed as public websites, which included their communication projects from courses, internships, leadership roles and public service.

This semester’s Distinguished Communicators are as follows, listed by college with the student’s hometown included:

 

Louisiana: 

Baton Rouge:
Emily Gardiner, College of Engineering; Joseph Balhoff, College of Engineering; Alexandra Craft, College of Human Sciences & Education; Sophie Davis, College of Engineering; Jordan Holland, College of Engineering; Thaksin Kongchum, College of Engineering; Van Le, College of Engineering; Madelyn Michael, College of Human Sciences & Education; Connor Rouillier, College of Humanities & Social Sciences; Isabel Rountree, College of Art & Design; Lindy Shea, College of Engineering; Emily Zeller, College of Engineering

Chalmette:
Macie Coker, College of Engineering

Covington:
Michelle Chatry, College of Engineering; Madeline Luke, College of Art & Design

Denham Springs:
Alexandra Rand, College of Engineering

Hammond:
April Gaydos, College of Engineering

Houma:
Cecilia Gomes, College of Art & Design; Brooke Strevig, College of Art & Design

Jefferson:
Laura Simmons, College of Human Sciences & Education

Lafayette:
Nicholas Moss, College of Engineering; Amari Baker, College of Engineering; Kathryn Bryson, College of Human Scienes & Education; Sheila Mallenahalli, College of Engineering; Allison Mixon, College of Engineering; Madelyn Smith, College of Agriculture; Luke St. Pe, College of Engineering; Wei Zhao, College of Engineering

LaPlace:
Jeffrey Millet, College of Engineering

Loureauville:
Andrea Willis, College of Engineering

Mandeville:
Madison Liggio, College of Human Sciences & Education; Mollie Messina, College of Engineering

Metairie:
Alexander Ledo, College of Engineering; Christiane Petitbon, College of Engineering

Monroe:
Brandon Tramontana, College of Engineering

New Orleans:
Sarah Cohen, College of Science and College of Humanities & Social Sciences; Ellyn Culotta, College of Human Sciences & Education; Claudia Hurtado, College of Human Sciences & Education; Grady Stewart, Manship School of Mass Communication

Opelousas:
Alison Carrier, College of Engineering; Miriam Tariq, College of Engineering

Pearl River:
Lauren Schneida, E. J. Ourso College of Business

Ponchatoula:
Colleen Atkins, College of Engineering; Timothy Poche, College of Engineering

Prairieville:
Seth Collins, College of Engineering

Raceland:
Duyen Thuy Lam, College of Engineering

Rayne:
Caroline Bergeron, College of Engineering

Shreveport:
Emilee Delaune, College of Human Sciences & Education; Justin Nhan, College of Engineering

Thibodaux:
Alexandra Donner, College of Engineering

Zachary:
Darria Carter, College of Engineering

 

Alabama:

Auburn:
Timothy Mixson, College of Engineering

 

Georgia:

Avondale Estates:
Gemma DiCristina, College of Engineering

 

Iowa:

West Des Moines:
Erika Lewis, College of Engineering

 

Maryland:

Edgewater:
Devin Comba, College of the Coast & Environment

 

Mississippi:

Jackson:
Christopher Washington, College of Art & Design

 

Texas:

Dallas:
Caroline Arbour, College of Art & Design

Houston:
Adele Perrier, College of Engineering

Missouri City:
Dominique Angibeau, College of Engineering

 

Virginia:

Crozet:
Travis Daly, College of Engineering

 

Saham:

Oman:
Hamed Al-ajmi, College of Engineering

 

The LSU Distinguished Communicator program was created in 2006 to enhance learning experiences for LSU students and support the improvement of students’ communication skills.

For more information on Communication across the Curriculum, call 225-578-7795 or visit http://www.cxc.lsu.edu.

 

 

 

Contact Ernie Ballard
LSU Media Relations
225-578-5685
eballa1@lsu.edu