group of students holding certificates outside(from left to right) Biological engineering seniors RaeDiance Fuller, Maryn Cavalier and Layah Khalif will graduate with the Engaged Citizen Distinction Friday, December 20. Each of them have taken service-learning courses such as BE 1252: Biology in Engineering and BE 4303: Engineering Properties of Biological Materials, which are required for the major.
Taylor Armer, CCELL

Congratulations, Fall 2019 Engaged Citizens! 


BATON ROUGE – The Center for Community Engagement, Learning and Leadership (CCELL), in conjunction with LSU Campus Life, are pleased to announce four seniors will graduate with the Engaged Citizen Distinction for Fall 2019.

CCELL and LSU Campus Life established the Engaged Citizen Program to support and recognize the accomplishments of undergraduate students who engage significantly with their communities to address critical community needs. Any undergraduate student can apply to be a part of the program.

“Our December ECP graduates have done a total of over 400 hours of direct service in places as far as Zanzibar and with groups as close to home as the Baton Rouge Girl Scouts,” said CCELL Director Dr. Sarah Becker. “Our collective team is tremendously proud of how these graduates have faced the challenge of balancing their day-to-day lives, work and family responsibilities, and courses to collaborate with community partners to enhance the quality of life for so many people in so many communities. We can’t wait to see what they do next!”

The Fall 2019 Engaged Citizens are as follows, listed by major: 

Biological Engineering
Maryn Cavalier, from Baton Rouge, La.
RaeDiance Fuller, from Baton Rouge, La. 
Layah Khalif, from Milton, Ga.

Early Childhood Education
Dynasti Hamilton, from Baton Rouge, La.

student holding certificate outsideEarly Childhood Education (ECE) senior Dynasti Hamilton will graduate with the Engaged Citizen Distinction Friday, December 20. Hamilton completed more than 30 hours of service-learning credit as part of her major's curriculum.
Grace Moody, CCELL

To earn this distinction, the students must meet the high standards of the Engaged Citizen Program. Requirements include completion of a minimum of seven credit hours of service-learning designated coursework, a minimum of 100 hours of community service with approved organizations, and a reflective paper detailing how the work fulfills LSU’s commitment to community.

Visit for more information about the program.