Congratulations, ECP Summer 2022 Graduate!


BATON ROUGE – The Center for Community Engagement, Learning, and Leadership (CCELL), in conjunction with LSU Campus Life, is pleased to announce that one student will graduate with the Engaged Citizen distinction for Summer 2022.

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Elizanae Jackson will receive the Engaged Citizen Program medal for Summer 2022. She is a Child and Family Studies senior in the College of Human Sciences and Education.
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College of Human Sciences and Education and School of Social Work graduate Elizanae Jackson, of Newellton, La., earned 7 service-learning credit hours and volunteered 120 hours as a counseling intern at Greenbrier Elementary School.

"Elizanae's work in the ECP program embodies what many civically active individuals strive to cultivate in their lives: curiosity sparked by human connection, putting hard work in to learn more when it is clear one does not know enough about a social issue to act on it, and a deep drive to engage with people around her to make life better, regardless of circumstance," said CCELL Director Dr. Sarah Becker. "We are very proud of how she labored to fulfill her degree and ECP requirements with ingenuity amid a pandemic and look forward to seeing where she goes from here."

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.

To earn this distinction, the students must meet the high standards of the Engaged Citizen Program. Requirements for the semester’s cohort 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.

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CCELL fosters community engagement scholarship by integrating teaching, research, and service that emphasize civic responsibility and social accountability. For more information about service-learning at LSU, visit CCELL’s website at

Campus Life works closely with more than 400 student organizations, countless student organization leaders and advisors, and is home to some of LSU's biggest traditions. The department's mission is to enhance student learning through innovative initiatives focused on the tenets of involvement, leadership, and service that enrich the LSU experience. Campus Life serves a diverse student population and strives to make LSU an increasingly vibrant campus community. 

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