Introducing the Leadership LSU Spring 2021 Cohort

BATON ROUGE – LSU has recognized 33 students as the Spring Cohort Class of 2021 for Leadership LSU, an annual program coordinated by LSU Campus Life.

In its 32nd year, this LSU tradition provides juniors, seniors and graduate students the opportunity to develop and apply their leadership at high levels while in their final semesters at LSU. Participants chosen for the Leadership LSU Spring Cohort exhibit the capacity to learn and impact others positively through their leadership experiences. While the spring semester did continue to present challenges to everyone on campus, the cohort met weekly via Zoom and finished strong with reflections and group discussions about their experience. 

“The Leadership LSU Spring 2021 cohort members continued their learning journeys together in the midst of the international response to COVID-19,” Jacob Brumfield, director of LSU Campus Life, said. “We are proud of their commitments to the program, to their leadership learning, and to their efforts to put their leadership in action during this challenging time.”

Each semester, the Robert Beverly Pancake Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a cohort member who is an undergraduate student of the E. J. Ourso College of Business. This student exemplifies what it means to be a leader. Taylor Halsey, a native of The Woodlands, Texas, is the recipient of the scholarship for the 2021 spring cohort.

The curriculum of Leadership LSU is based in adaptive leadership through group discussion and extracurricular lectures with LSU and community leaders. By the end of the program, students have learned how to identify adaptive leadership challenges, address social issues with the community, recognize the opportunities that come from an adaptive leadership experience and support the Leadership LSU peer network.

Members of the LSU Leadership 2021 Spring Cohort:

Atlanta, Ga.
Caela Donald, Senior, Mass Communication
Mallory Von Lotten, Senior, Sports Administration (Pre-Med)

Lawrenceville, Ga.
Chandler Black, Junior, Sport Administration with a concentration in Sport Commerce and Marketing

Lexington, Ky.
Abigail Hendren, Junior, Mass Communication

Abbeville, La.
Tootie Lattier, Senior, Mass Communication

Baton Rouge, La.
Drake Brignac, Junior, Mass Communication and Political Science
Lindsey Nunez, Senior, Industrial Engineering

Central, La.
Carie Fralick, Junior, Kinesiology

Chataignier, La.
Nisha Gallow, Graduate Student, Social Work

Destrehan, La.
Jayna Stewart, Senior, Leadership and Human Resource Development

Harahan, La.
Elizabeth Lorenzo, Senior, Child and Family Studies

Lafayette, La.
Mechela Lopez, Junior, Biological Sciences with a concentration in Animal Sciences and Technology
Caroline Mitchell, Senior, Political Science

Luling, La.
Gabie DeBruler, Senior, Mass Communication

Mandeville, La.
Gabriel Sigl, Senior, Management

Morgan City, La.
Caylee Deshotel, Senior, Mass Communication

New Iberia, La.
Ty’Queese Keyes, Senior, Mass Communication

New Orleans, La.
Victor Castellon Jr., Senior, Marketing

Oscar, La.
Ariel Baise, Senior, Mass Communication

Pollock, La.
Hannah Barrios, Senior, Political Science and English

Pride, La.
Skylar Culmone, Junior, Biological Sciences

Zachary, La.
Kennedy Jarvis, Junior, Social Work
Bailey Malveaux, Junior, Political Science and Sociology

Germantown, Md.
Sydni Prather, Senior, Mass Communication

Biloxi, Miss.
Kennedy Daniels, Senior, Kinesiology

Ridgeland, Miss.
Avery Bracken, Senior, Mass Communication

Charleston, S.C.
Callia Cox, Senior, Nutrition and Food Science

Rock Hill, S.C.
Christopher Stockdale, Graduate Student, Higher Education Administration

Cedar Park, Texas
Rehm Maham, Junior, Political Science and Economics

Houston, Texas
Hylan Coffman, Junior, Finance

The Woodlands, Texas
Taylor Halsey, Senior, Marketing

Santa Rosa de Copan, Honduras
Franklin Bonilla, Doctoral Student, Food Science

Bengaluru, India
Kaushik Sunder, Doctoral Student, Mechanical Engineering


LSU congratulates these leaders for excelling throughout the rigorous application and selection process, as well as their participation in Leadership LSU’s adaptive leadership and seminars throughout the spring semester.

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