Sixty Graduates Earn LSU’s Distinguished Communicator Award

05/10/2018
BATON ROUGE – Sixty LSU graduates were awarded the LSU Distinguished Communicator Award during a ceremony on Thursday, May 10, as part of the university’s 295th commencement exercises.

These students earned this honor by meeting high standards set by faculty in various colleges and by the LSU Communication across the Curriculum program. The students earned high grade-point averages in communication-intensive courses – based on written, spoken, visual and technological communication – and built digital portfolios, displayed as public websites, which included their communication projects from courses, internships, leadership roles and public service.

This semester’s Distinguished Communicators are as follows, listed by college with the student’s hometown included:

College of Art & Design
Tori Nhi Dang, Nacogdoches, Texas
Sarah Frances Eikrem, Houston, Texas
Christopher William James, Clearwater, Fla.
Eva Madeline Knapp, Baton Rouge, La.
Delaney Rose McGuinness, New Orleans, La.
Zachary Blake McLain, Covington, La.
Alison Blaine Melancon, Baton Rouge, La.
Emily Jane Phillips, New Braunfels, Texas
Sarah Elizabeth Smith, Luling, La.
Andrea Marie Thigpen, Brusly, La.
Marlon Anthony White, Baton Rouge, La.
Benton Haas Williams, Baton Rouge, La.

E. J. Ourso College of Business
Jordi Camilo Guatemala, San Antonio, Texas
Megan Marie Manno, Houma, La.

College of Engineering
Ayesha Badat, Baton Rouge, La.
Grace Crucel Bingham, New Orleans, La.
Deva Aria Cabezon, Baton Rouge, La.
Grant Matthew Carrier, Opelousas, La.
Cullen Anthony Crochet, Houma, La.
Michael Waitus Denham, Mandeville, La.
Olivia Claire Derise, Lafayette, La.
Carlin Laurene Donart, Lake Charles, La.
Beatriz Maria Garcia, Brusly, La.
Clayton James Guillory, Denham Springs, La.
Ross Joseph Hedges, Cypress, Texas
Aida Marie Hendrickson, Gretna, La.
Breanna Marie Lee, Baton Rouge, La.
Kloe’ May Liner, Morgan City, La.
Kathleen Bridget Niedbalski, Shelby Township, Miss.
Giordan A. Pergola, Slidell, La.
Kyle Michael Pizzuto, Slidell, La.
Katie Ann Render, Hoover, Ala.
Annelise Marie Rickman, League City, Texas
Gregory Patrick Riley, Baton Rouge, La.
Margaret Mary Robinson, Lacombe, La.
Calvin Paul Rome, Lafayette, La.
Karl Christopher Schulze, Metairie, La.
Reed Raymond Stephens, Covington, La.
Leah Breanne Troskot, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Howard Xinghao Wang, Baton Rouge, La.

College of Human Sciences & Education
Kali Ann Boquet, Bourg, La.
Megan Kathleen Daley, Mahopac, N.Y.
Allison Marie Davidson, Metairie, La.
Lindsey Rae Melancon, Breaux Bridge, La.
Stephanie Nicole Sommers, New Orleans, La. 

College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Michael Waitus Denham, Mandeville, La.
Amelia Grace Fertitta, Shreveport, La.
Amani Hannah Husein, Lake Charles, La.
Cindy Nguyen, Baton Rouge, La.
Sarah Elizabeth Worrell, Prairieville, La.

Manship School of Mass Communication
Josie Elizabeth Bonnette, Denham Springs, La.
Blaise Marissa LaCour, Natchitoches, La.
Hannah Marie Lampo, New Orleans, La.
Chelsea Evelyn Rainwater, Baton Rouge, La.
Madeline Claire Rathle, Mobile, Ala.
Cameron Nicole Salter, Baton Rouge, La.
Brenna Marie Vial, Luling, La.

College of Science
Amy Elise Adair, Baton Rouge, La.
Allison Kay Barbato, Lafayette, La.
Stacey Marie Knowles, Duson, La.
Cindy Nguyen, Baton Rouge, La.
Heidi Halina Nowakowski, Gonzales, La.

 

The LSU Distinguished Communicator program was created in 2006 to enhance learning experiences for LSU students and support the improvement of students’ communication skills.

For more information on Communication across the Curriculum, call 225-578-7795 or visit www.cxc.lsu.edu.

 

 

 

Contact Ernie Ballard
LSU Media Relations
225-578-5685
eballa1@lsu.edu