As head of nursing at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria, LSUA nursing alumna Barbara Griffin is not only providing critically needed medical care for people in Central Louisiana, but also ensuring jobs and professional advancement for hundreds of LSUA nursing alumni.
Innovation isn’t always about the latest technology. Sometimes it’s about transforming an organization by making its people happier, healthier and more successful. At RoyOMartin, Louisiana’s largest landowner and maker of wood products, LSU alumna Donna Bailey and LSU/LSU Health Shreveport alumnus Dr. Brian Elkins have helped build an educational system as well as a healthcare system—within the company—to support RoyOMartin employees and their families.
LSU awarded 4,514 degrees to graduates at the university’s 310th commencement exercises today. The spring graduating class represents 58 Louisiana parishes, 49 states and 62 countries.
Fifteen LSU graduates were recognized during LSU's spring commissioning ceremony on Thursday, May 18, in The Student Union Theater. Lt. Gen. Milford H. Beagle, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, Kan., served as keynote speaker for the ceremony.
When LSU Mechanical Engineering senior Bailey Smoorenburg walks across the stage at graduation this Friday, she will not only feel proud of her accomplishments during her time at LSU but will also be thinking of all the packing she must do before making the long trip to the Pacific Northwest. In June, Smoorenburg is moving to Seattle to work for Blue Origin, an aerospace and space exploration company founded by Amazon pioneer Jeff Bezos. There, she will have rockets going into space quicker than an Amazon Prime delivery.
LSU to Award More than 4,600 Degrees at Commencement, One of the Largest Graduating Classes in History
More than 4,600 students are expected to graduate during LSU's 310th commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 19, and Saturday, May 20.
Three LSU Students Win Big from National Scholarship Program Recognizing Students Pursuing Mass Communication Careers
Three LSU Manship School of Mass Communication students, Jessica Jefferson, Mea Morrell and Kyle Stanley, were among the 88 recipients of The LAGRANT Foundation’s (TLF) 2023 Scholarship Program, which recognizes ethnically diverse students from colleges and universities across the nation for their academic achievement, mass communication career goals and community involvement.
The Center for Community Engagement, Learning, and Leadership (CCELL), in conjunction with LSU Campus Life, is pleased to announce 26 seniors will graduate with the Engaged Citizen distinction for Spring 2023, the program's largest cohort to date.
Ogden Honors College junior Antavion “Tay” Moore, who became LSU’s first John Robert Lewis Scholar in 2022, has been named a 2023 Truman Scholar — the most prestigious award for undergraduates who are pursuing careers in public service. Moore was one of 62 students selected for this award out of 705 candidates nationwide.
Sanaa Alam, a native of Lafayette, La., was one of 85 students selected out of 3,733 eligible applications as a 2023 Knight-Hennessy Scholar. The new cohort is the largest to date and comprises students from 29 countries who will pursue degrees in 38 graduate programs across all seven graduate schools at Stanford. For the first time ever, the cohort includes scholars from Hungary, Malawi, the Netherlands, Russia, Sierra Leone, and Turkey. Alam will be pursuing a master’s degree in Epidemiology and Clinical Research at Stanford School of Medicine. She aspires to improve health outcomes for disadvantaged populations in developing regions, particularly South Asia, by focusing on global health research, education, and policy.
LSU Civil and Environmental Engineering Associate Professor Receives National Science Foundation Grant to Fund, Create LSU Delta Institute
Coastal erosion, sea-level rise, and hurricanes along the U.S. Gulf Coast are taking a serious toll on the Mississippi River deltaic system. In order for coastal communities to not only survive but thrive, there must be a coming together of engineers, industry leaders, and researchers. Thanks to an industry-university cooperative research center (IUCRC) planning grant from the National Science Foundation, LSU can start the LSU Delta Institute, which will bring together scientists, engineers, and industry to work on developing solutions for the Louisiana coast.
The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) voted this month for the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication’s undergraduate and graduate programs to receive full reaccreditation. ACEJMC concurred with the recommendations for reaccreditation made by the Accrediting Committee and the site team in November 2022.
Ogden Honors juniors Rachael Coates and Kenedi Lynch have been named 2023 Goldwater Scholars, awards that seek to identify, encourage, and financially support students of exceptional promise in becoming the nation’s next generation of research leaders in STEM. Both Coates and Lynch are studying biological sciences in LSU’s College of Science.
Artificial intelligence is proving itself an invaluable tool in many arenas, not the least of which is the fight to understand, plan for and combat the effects of our changing climate. LSU Professor Supratik Mukhopadhyay is currently doing just that, as he and a team of LSU scientists work to develop an AI tool that will help us better understand the degradation of permafrost, the layer of rock or soil beneath the surface that remains frozen year round.
Southern Smoke Foundation Announces Partnership with LSU Psychological Services Center to Expand Mental Health Program
Free mental health counseling is now provided to food and beverage workers in Louisiana, California, Illinois, New York, and Texas.