Congratulations, Spring 2020 Engaged Citizens!


BATON ROUGE – The Center for Community Engagement, Learning, and Leadership (CCELL), in conjunction with LSU Campus Life, is pleased to announce its largest cohort of 19 seniors have graduated with the Engaged Citizen Distinction for Spring 2020.

Collectively, these students have earned 150 service-learning credit hours and have volunteered approximately 1,750 hours across their local and global communities.

“We are tremendously proud of how these illustrious graduates have responded to the unprecedented challenge of balancing their day-to-day lives and responsibilities as the COVID-19 pandemic forever altered their final semester as LSU undergraduates,” said CCELL Director Dr. Sarah Becker. “Their passion for serving the many people of their diverse communities, whether remotely or in-person, inspires us to no end!”

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.

“We are extremely proud of the service the Spring 2020 Engaged Citizens graduates offered through this program,” said Associate Dean of Students and Director of LSU Campus Life Jacob Brumfield. “These graduates helped LSU fulfill a core mission of serving the citizens of the State of Louisiana while complementing their education efforts and stretching their own leadership abilities. The fortunes of our communities and our state are made brighter with their contributions.”

The Spring 2020 Engaged Citizens are as follows: 


Bakersfield, Calif.
Lucy Mosher, Kinesiology

Moorpark, Calif.
Karter Lang, Athletic Training


Bossier City, La.
Ryan Agsunod, Biological Science

Chalmette, La.
Erika Billiot, Kinesiology

Metairie, La.
Meredyth Berard, Biochemistry
Lionel Favret, Biology
Bailey Osburn, Early Childhood Education 
Katherine Wood, Biological Sciences

New Orleans, La.
James Blake, Biological Engineering
Tony Bui, Biology
Logan Gobert, Sociology
Alexandra Haynes, Agriculture Education
Maritza Martinez, Kinesiology
Caila Palmer, Psychology

Raceland, La.
Jordan Remont, Biological Engineering

Sulphur, La.
Harli Lockhart, Dual Certification: Elementary Education and Special Education

Zachary, La.
Shelby Waddell, Dual Certification: General Education and Special Education


Natchez, Miss.
Akua Kumi, Biological Engineering

Katy, Texas
Hayley Olivia Thomas, Child and Family Studies

To earn this distinction, the students must meet the high standards of the Engaged Citizen Program. Modified requirements for this semester’s cohort include completion of a minimum of seven credit hours of service-learning designated coursework, a minimum of 75 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 the scholarship of community engagement 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

LSU Campus Life supports and advises student organizations that uphold the three tenets of Campus Life: Involvement, Leadership and Service. These organizations include Geaux Big Baton Rouge, Homecoming Student Committee, Involvement Krewe, Service Breaks, Student Activities Board and Volunteer LSU. LSU Campus Life also works closely with more than 400 student organizations, countless student organization leaders and organization advisers, and is home to some of LSU's biggest traditions. LSU Campus Life strives to make LSU an increasingly vibrant campus community. Visit for more information.

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