Honors & Awards

Congratulations to the students and faculty listed below. If you have received an honor or award and are a member of our student body or faculty, please let us know about it. We would like to celebrate your success!

Maria José Bosanko, awarded a travel award to the Boston University Child Language Conference, BU

Hyunju Chung, awarded a New Investigator Award, ASHA

Barnali Mazumdar, awarded an Asian Indian Caucus Student Scholarship, Zenith Rehabilitation Services and ASHA

Barnali Mazumdar, awarded a travel award to attend ASHA from COMD, H&SS, and Graduate  School, LSU

Surani Nakkawita, awarded a travel award to attend ASHA from COMD, H&SS, and Grad School, LSU

Austin Thompson, earned a Preparing for Academic-Research Careers (SPARC) Award, ASHA

Austin Thompson, received the Audience Choice Award, Three Minute Thesis Finals Competition, LSU

Cara Tyson, awarded a travel award to attend ASHA from COMD, H&SS, and Graduate School, LSU

Mathew Vansant, awarded a travel award to attend ASHA from COMD, H&SS, and Grad School, LSU

Lori Vaughn, awarded a travel award to the Boston University Child Language Conference, BU

Anne Ardoin, awarded the M. Jane Collins Outstanding Undergraduate COMD Award

Gayatri Brown, awarded travel funds to present research at NBALSH from COMD, H&SS, and LSU Graduate School, LSU

Caitlin Cox, awarded ABRCMS Presentation Award at the Annual Biomedial Research Conference for Minority Students in Tampa, FL

Jillian Davis, awarded the Tom W. Dutton Scholarship for Participation in Campus and Community Service, LSU

Bonnie Dupre, awarded First Place in Oral Presentation – Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts, LSU Discover Day, LSU

Sidney Morgan, awarded the Louisiana Speech, Language, and Hearing Association Undergraduate Scholarship, LSHA

Janna Oetting, earned sabbatical leave for spring semester from H&SS, LSU

Sophia Palombo, received Outstanding MA Graduate Student Award in COMD, LSU

Catherine Pinas, awarded First Place in Poster Competition – Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts, LSU Discover Day, LSU

Sarah Ramaraj, earned Tigers’ Choice Award in Poster Competition, LSU Discover Day, LSU

Kasi Steele, awarded the Louisiana Speech, Language, and Hearing Association Graduate Scholarship, LSHA

Lori Vaughn, awarded travel funds to present research at NBASLH from COMD, H&SS, and LSU Graduate School, LSU

Geoff Coalson, awarded LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation Teaching Award

Geoff Coalson, awarded Fourth Year Research Leave, H&SS, LSU

Todd Gibson, awarded Fourth Year Research Leave, H&SS, LSU

Elaina McMurry,  awarded to attend the Stuttering Foundation of America Eastern Workshop at Boston University

Jan Norris, recognized for 30 Years of Service to LSU

Cindy Parr, awarded the LSU Alumni Association Teaching Assistant Award

Cindy Parr, awarded Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, H&SS, LSU

Austin Thompson, awarded the 2016 M. Jane Collins Outstanding Undergraduate COMD Award

Olivia Northen, received the Outstanding MA Graduate Student Award in COMD/LSU

Rebecca Gouvier, awarded ACE Award, 2016

Rebecca Gouvier, awarded Certificate in Cultural and Linguistic Diversity, 2016

Alaina Abadie, awarded the Saia Scholarship from Saia Motor Freight, USA

Natalie Balhoff, awarded a Scholarship from Scottish Rite, Louisiana Chapter

Katherine Ball, awarded an Honors College Thesis Scholarship, Honors College, LSU

Caitlin Brown, awarded the Outstanding Student Research Award at the LSU Life Course and Aging Student Research Symposium, LCAC, LSU

Gabby Burns, awarded Student Scholarship from Speech Pathologists and Audiologists in Louisiana Schools (SPALS, Inc.)

Laura Delrose, awarded travel funds to present research at ASHA from COMD, H&SS, and LSU Graduate School, LSU

Neila Donovan, named to the Expert Advisory Group on the delivery of post-acute stroke care for the Office of Federal Advocacy, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

Neila Donovan, awarded a Tiger Athletic Foundation Teaching Award, LSU

Aubrey Ellis, Distinguished Communicator status from LSU’s Communication across the Curriculum (CxC) program

Ana Maria Gaviria, awarded travel funds to present research at ASHA from COMD, H&SS, and LSU Graduate School, LSU

Alyssa Leblanc, Distinguished Communicator status from LSU’s Communication across the Curriculum (CxC) program

Rebecca Parker, awarded a University College Tiger Athletic Foundation Teaching Award, LSU

Rebecca Parker, awarded travel funds to present research at ASHA from COMD, H&SS, and LSU Graduate School, LSU

Cindy Lane Parr, awarded travel funds to present research at ASHA from COMD, H&SS, and LSU Graduate School, LSU

Andrew Rivière, awarded Research-Mentoring Pair Travel Award (RMPTA) with Dr. Sean Redmond at the University of Utah to attend the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, ASHA Foundation, USA

Lindsey Thornton, awarded the M. Jane Collins Outstanding Undergraduate Award from COMD, LSU

Matthew Vansant, awarded the Schwartzberg Graduate Student Scholarship, H&SS, LSU

Alaina Abadie, awarded a Tiger Athletic Foundation Scholarship, LSU

Alaina Abadie, awarded the M. Jane Collins Outstanding Undergraduate Award from COMD/LSU

Jessica Richardson Berry, received a travel award to attend ASHA from the LSU Graduate School

Katherine Ball, awarded the Herbert Huey McElveen Scholarship from H&SS/LSU

Mariena Bracey, awarded a Tiger Athletic Foundation Scholarship, LSU

Lindsay Brandon, awarded a scholarship from Scottish Rite Foundation, Louisiana Chapter

Caitlin Brown received a travel from COMD, H&SS, and the LSU Graduate School to present research at ASHA

Caitlin Brown, received a fellowship to attend the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences Conference

Gabby Burns, received a scholarship from Scottish Rite Foundation, Louisiana Chapter

Gabby Burns, awarded Professional Women of St. Tammany Scholarship

Alexis Caletka, awarded an Advisory Council Scholarship from H&SS/LSU

Katie Daigle, awarded a scholarship from Speech Pathologists and Audiologists in Louisiana Schools (SPALS, Inc.)

Laura Delrose, received the Advisory Council Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from H&SS/LSU

Neila Donovan, received LSU Office of Research and Development International Travel Award, World Parkinson Disease Congress, Montreal, Canada

Neila Donovan, selected as a Lead Abstract Presenter for Rehabilitation Research, World Parkinson Disease Congress, Montreal, Canada

Erin Ellender, received the Outstanding H&SS College Council Member award

Erin Ellender, awarded a Tiger Athletic Foundation Scholarship, LSU

Aubrey Ellis, awarded a Tiger Athletic Foundation Scholarship, LSU

Emily Escousse, awarded the Outstanding MA Graduate Student Award from COMD/LSU

Rachelle Eugster, elected COMD graduate student representative to the LSU graduate school

Kellly Gioe, received a scholarship from the Scottish Rite Foundation, Louisiana Chapter

Kyomi Gregory received a travel award from the LSU Graduate School to present research at ASHA

Mary Virginia Griffin won 1st place for Level 1 Research in the Social Sciences at LSU’s Undergraduate Research Conference

Mary Virginia Griffin awarded a LSU Arts & Sciences Program in Research (ASPIRE) grant

Alyssa LeBlanc, selected to complete a competitive clinical internship at The Speech Garden Institute in Charlotte, NC

Katherine Levis, awarded a Tiger Athletic Foundation Scholarship, LSU

Cindy Lane Parr, awarded travel funds to attend ASHA from COMD, HSS, and LSU Graduate School, LSU

Cindy Lane Parr, awarded travel funds to attend ASHA from the Organization for Promotion of Education in Communication Disorders (OPECD), Baton Rouge, LA

Brianne Thibodeaux, earned Distinguished Communicator status from LSU’s Communication across the Curriculum (CxC) program

Joseph Vera, selected to participate in ASHA’s Minority Student Leadership Program and attend ASHA

Dani Vice, awarded the Louisiana Speech, Language, and Hearing Association Undergraduate Scholarship, LSHA

Jessica Waggoner, earned Distinguished Communicator status from LSU’s Communication across the Curriculum (CxC) program

Hope Whitsell, earned Distinguished Communicator status from LSU’s Communication across the Curriculum (CxC) program

Ali Beslin, received the Outstanding MA Graduate Student Award from COMD/LSU

Ashley Bourque, received a Travel Award from COMD/LSU to present research at ASHA

Ken Camara, received a Ttravel Award from the Baton Rouge Area Speech Language Pathology Organization

Kathryn Crochet, awarded the Undergraduate Scholarship from LSHA

Sydney Davis, earned Distinguished Communicator status from LSU’s Communication across the Curriculum (CxC) program

Catherine Fontenot, elected COMD graduate student representative to the LSU graduate school

Kyomi Gregory, received a Travel Award from COMD/LSU to present research at ASHA

Hailey Guillot, received McNair Undergraduate Research Program award

Wendy Jumonville, recognized for 25 years of service to the university, LSU

Cindy Lane, received Travel Award from COMD/LSU to present research at ASHA

Ryan Lee, inducted into Sigma Xi

Ryan Lee, received Travel Award from COMD/LSU to present research at NBASLH

Lindsey Mancuso, earned Distinguished Communicator status from LSU’s Communication across the Curriculum (CxC) program

Janna Oetting, received Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award, LSU

Crystal Randolph, received Travel Award from COMD/LSU to present research at ASHA

Jessica Richardson, inducted into Sigma Xi

Jessica Richardson, elected President of the Black Graduate and Professional Student Association at LSU

Cindy Lane Parr, awarded travel funds to attend ASHA from COMD, HSS, and LSU Graduate School, LSU

Anne Schubert, received the Outstanding MA Graduate Student Award from COMD/LSU

Jessica Waggoner, received the M. Jane Collins Outstanding Undergraduate Award from COMD/LSU

Hope Whitsell, selected to complete a competitive clinical internship at The Speech Garden Institute, Charlotte, NC

 

April Anderson, received the 2011-2012 Love Purple Live Gold Graduate Student Leader of the Year Award

Mary Elizabeth Dilday, received Travel Award from COMD/LSU to present research at AAS

Neila Donovan, recognized as Flagship Faculty from LSU

Kelly Gioe, received the M. Jane Collins Outstanding Undergraduate Award from COMD/LSU

Ryan Lee, received Travel Award from COMD/LSU to present research at SRCLD

Karmen Porter, received Travel Award from COMD/LSU to present research at ASHA

Meghan Savage, awarded one of 10 Scholarships from the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS)

Meghan Savage, received Travel Award from COMD/LSU to present research at ANCDS

Jessica Richardson, received Travel Award from COMD/LSU to present researtch at NBASLH

Andrew Riviere, received a Travel Award from COMD/LSU to present research at SRCLD

Katelyn Rodrigue, received the Outstanding MA Graduate Student Award from COMD/LSU

Lauren Schembre awarded a LSU Arts & Sciences Program in Research (ASPIRE) grant

Aneesa Virani, received a Travel Award from COMD/LSU to present research at ASHA 

April Anderson, awarded a Minority Student Leadership Award from ASHA

Brittan Barker, recognized as Flagship Faculty from LSU

Laura Delrose, received Outstanding MA Graduate Student Award from COMD/LSU

Shayne Kimble, awarded stipend to attend the Summer Dialect Research Program from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA

Hallie Luckianow, selected as a trainer for the Building Bridges Camp and Training Institute from the Bridge School, Boulder Creek, CA

Courtney Manale, recognized as a McNair Scholar from LSU

Courtney Manale, received the M. Jane Collins Outstanding Undergraduate Award from COMD/LSU

Ashley Meaux, received Travel Award from COMD/LSU to present research at ASHA

Lindsey Myer, awarded an Audiology/Hearing Science Research Travel Award (ARTA) from ASHA

Christina Tausch, awarded a Travel Grant to attend the 15 European Career Fair at MIT from German Academic International Network (GAIN)

Christina Tausch, received a Travel Award from COMD/LSU to present research at NABE

Aneesha Virani, awarded a Graduate Student Scholarship for International Students from the ASHA Foundation

Aneesha Virani, received a Travel Award from COMD/LSU to attend ASHA

Allison Gish, awarded a Students Preparing for Academic and Research Careers (SPARC) Grant Award from the ASHA Foundation

Christina Gary awarded a LSU Arts & Sciences Program in Research (ASPIRE) grant

Brittan Barker selected for the LSU 6th Annual Communication Across the Curriculum (CxC) Summer Institute

Catherine Fontenot, received Travel Award to attend CSAAL Summer Dialect Research Program from University of Massachusetts

Heidi Michiels, received Outstanding MA Graduate Student Award from COMD/LSU

Lekeitha Hartfield Morris, awarded a Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid Dissertation Scholarship

Brandi Newkirk, awarded a Dissertation Fellowship from LSU

Brandi Newkirk, received the Charles Harrington Graduate Student Award from LSU

Jan Norris, awarded Certificate of Recognition for Special Contributions in Higher Education from ASHA

Janna Oetting, recognized as Flagship Faculty from LSU

Ahsley Silverstine, recognized as a McNair Scholar from LSU

Natalie Swierzbin, awarded the Rolla F. Wood Graduate Study Scholarship from Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity

Christina Tausch, awarded a Travel Grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Ashley Bourque-Meaux, received a Travel Award from COMD/LSU

Whitney Dolan, awarded Outstanding MA Graduate Student Award from COMD/LSU

Neila Donovan, appointed to the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences Scientific Affairs Committee

Lekeitha Hartfield, received a Travel Award from COMD/LSU

Lekeitha Hartfield, inducted into Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

Kaylah Lalonde, awarded a Students Preparing for Academic and Research Careers (SPARC) Grant Award from the ASHA Foundation

Heidi Michiels, awarded the Harvey Jay and Betty Adele Schwartzberg Fellowship from LSU

Lindsey Meyer, selected to participate in a national Minority Student Leadership Program from ASHA

Brandi Newkirk, inducted into Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

Brandi Newkirk, received a Travel Award from COMD/LSU

Brandi Newkirk, awarded a New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship from the ASHA Foundation

Janna Oetting, received the Rainmaker Award from LSU

Aneesha Virani, received a Travel Award from COMD/LSU

Jennifer Wyrick, earned Mortar Board Top Ten Freshman

Brittan Barker selected as a Lessons for Success Invited Fellow by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Ashley Bourque, received Outstanding MA Graduate Student Award from COMD/LSU

Megan Collins, inducted into the Sigma Phi Omega National Gerontological Academic Honor Society

Neila Donovan, selected for the American Heart Association Committee on Rehabiliation Outcomes Research

Heidi Huckabee, earned BA University Medalist from LSU

Elise Kaufman, earned Recognition Specialty in Fluency Disorders

Ashley Marino, received a Graduate Student Scholarship from LSHA

Janet Norris, selected for the LSU Service-Learning Faculty Scholars Program

Janna Oetting, received the Jeanette Laguaite Award from LSHA

Elizabeth Parks, earned BA University Medalist from LSU

Autumn Rourk, awarded BA Outstanding Cajun French Student of the Year from French/LSU

Amanda Stead, inducted into the Sigma Phi Omega National Gerontological Academic Honor Society

Christina Tausch, received Travel Award to attend ASHA’s Special Interest Division Conference from Ev. Studienwerk Villigst, Germany

Aimee Bonnette, awarded Outstanding MA Graduate Student Award from COMD/LSU

Lesli Cleveland, awarded a Dissertation Fellowship from LSU

Alice Johnson, received a Travel Scholarship from Bilingual Therapies Symposium.

Brandi Newkirk, received a Travel Award from the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders

Janna Oetting, awarded Fellow of ASHA and Honors of LSHA

Christina Tausch, awarded a Graduate Student Stipend, DAAD-German Academic Exchange Service 

Emily Jones, awarded Student Scholarship from Speech Pathologists and Audiologists in Louisiana Schools (SPALS, Inc.)

Lekeitha Hartfield, received a Travel Award from the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders

Brandi Newkirk, received a Travel Award from the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders