LSU Awards Tom W. Dutton Scholarship to 12 students

BATON ROUGE – LSU Campus Life awarded the 2020 Tom W. Dutton Scholarship to 12 female students who were nominated for their participation and leadership in campus and community service activities.

2020 Tom W. Dutton Scholarship recipients include:

Baton Rouge
Mae Mangaoil, senior, chemical engineering 

Bossier City
Emily Wood, junior, mass communication

Denham Springs
Emily Otken, junior, biological sciences

Abigail Ezell, senior, industrial engineering

New Orleans
Elizabeth Nguyen, senior, mass communication

Amy Burke, senior, natural resource ecology & management

Taylor George, graduate student, education 

Alaysia Johnson, senior, mass communication 

Jada Moore, senior, mass communication 

Jordon Smith, senior, sport administration 

Katheryn Parraga, graduate student, nutrition and food sciences

Sri Lanka
Ovini Kankanamge, graduate student, chemistry 

The award is presented annually to female LSU undergraduate or graduate student(s) for their outstanding service to the university community through participation and leadership in community service activities. Additional criteria include full-time status, a 3.0 grade-point average and good academic and disciplinary standing with the university. No student may receive the award more than once while enrolled at LSU.

Award winners will be recognized at the Love Purple, Live Gold Awards in April. The award also carries a $250 or $500 stipend.

The late Tom W. Dutton’s bequest established the award in 1969. Dutton served as a member of the LSU Board of Supervisors from 1940-1967. He also served as the Vice Chair and the Chairman of the Board from 1940-1944 from 1950-1952 respectively. 

LSU Campus Life supports and advises student organizations that uphold the three tenets of Campus Life: Involvement, Leadership and Service. These organizations include Geaux Big Baton Rouge, Homecoming Student Committee, Service Breaks, Student Activities Board and Volunteer LSU. LSU Campus Life also works closely with more than 400 student organizations, countless student organization leaders and organization advisers, and is home to some of LSU's biggest traditions. LSU Campus Life strives to make LSU an increasingly vibrant campus community.

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