LSU University College Holds 2014 Spring Awards Reception April 1

04/03/2014 09:50 AM

BATON ROUGE – LSU University College held its annual “Celebration of Excellence” Spring Awards program on Tuesday, April 1, at The Club on Union Square. University College awarded $64,000 through 55 scholarships, 10 LSU faculty teaching awards and one LSU Advisor of the Year Award.


“Two important components of student retention are the opportunities to reward students for their academic achievements and to recognize outstanding teaching in the classroom,” said Paul Ivey, executive director of LSU University College. “University College is pleased to have generous donors that allow us to offer scholarships to students who have demonstrated a commitment to their college studies and for us to acknowledge some of LSU’s outstanding undergraduate faculty with teaching awards. Our ‘Celebration of Excellence’ ceremony allows us the opportunity to publicly recognize these young scholars and deserving faculty.”


University College salutes all of these deserving individuals and expresses gratitude to donors for their continued support.


LSU University College scholarships and faculty awards bestowed at the reception included:


Lonnie J. and Carol S. Dore Family Scholarship
Julian Sims of Spring, Texas

Dr. Gerald L. & Gayle W. Foret Scholarship
Alicia Claros of Covington, La.
Alexas Gaudet of Baton Rouge
Grace Kovach of Metairie, La.

Elayn Hunt Memorial Scholarship
Emma Castay of LaPlace, La.

King-Sollberger Endowed Scholarship
Rachel McCarthy of New Orleans

Liuzza Family Scholarship
Margaret Farrar of New Orleans

Anthony J. Losavio Scholarship
Nicholas Buttitta of Monroe, La.
Catherine Roppolo of Shreveport

Josephine R. Losavio Scholarship
Annie Broussard of Lafayette, La.

Dr. Mahlon P. Poche, Jr. Scholarship
Haley Deshotels of Marietta, Ga.
Jonathan Melancon of Prairieville, La.

Don Redden Sophomore Scholarship
Kristen Maki of Racine, Wis.

Ryan Paul Shannon Memorial Scholarship
Bree Bergeron of Marrero, La.
Meredith Lambert of New Orleans

Glenda W. Streva Allied Health Scholarship
Katelyn Freyo of New Iberia, La.
Kadie Zirlott of Franklin, La.

Tiger Athletic Foundation University College Sophomore Award
William Smith of Ruston, La.

Tiger Athletic Foundation Scholarship
Matthew Adler of Baton Rouge
Devin Aguillard of New Orleans.
Christina Allain of Port Allen, La.
Emily Bender of Keithville, La.
Jacob Bordelon of Ville Platte, La.
Ansley Burlison of Shreveport
Paige Cotton of Harahan, La.
Rachel Crowder of Denham Springs, La.
James Dotson of Mandeville, La.
Alexandra Eschete of Madisonville, La.
Jamie Fernandez-Zmolik of Sunnyvale, Texas
Brandon Foto of Mandeville, La.
Catherine Hagan of Shreveport
Amelie Hardy of Alexandria, La.
Sarah Hassien of Sulphur, La.
Kyle Hymel of Metairie, La.
Alexander Inabnet of Shreveport
Alex Johnston of Daphne, Ala.
Brandon Lacour of Metairie, La.
Christie LaFever of Lyons, Colo.
Miranda Lee of New Orleans
Meghan Martin of Sugar Land, Texas
Kayla Miller of Madisonville, La.
Grace Monger of Monroe, La.
Tyler Overton of Baton Rouge
Catherine Pettus of Kenner, La.
Calia Schexnayder of Vacherie, La.
Alyssa Scurria of New Orleans
Sanhana Shashidhar of Baton Rouge
Davis Wasom of Denham Springs, La.
Katherine Whittington of Baton Rouge
Alysse Wiggins of Baton Rouge

Sue Tweedy Memorial Scholarship
Matthew Corey of Baton Rouge

University College Athletic Department Endowed Scholarship
Christophe Garon of Gramercy, La.
Reese Gassie of Baton Rouge
Ashley Pou of New Orleans
Emily Ramirez of Baton Rouge

George H. Deer Distinguished Teaching Award
Ann H. Martin, PhD, LSU College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Department of English

Alumni Association Teaching Assistant Award
David Riche, LSU College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Department of English

LSU Advisor of the Year
Robby Bowen, LSU College of Science Student Services Office

University College Tiger Athletic Foundation Teaching Award
Dydia DeLyser, PhD, LSU College of Science, Department of Geography & Anthropology
Christopher Denstel, MS, CPA, E. J. Ourso College of Business, Department of Accounting
G. Martin Forrest, LSU College of Science, Department of Mathematics
Pamela Garretson, LSU College of Science, Department of Biological Sciences
Aaron J. Grocholski, PhD, LSU College of Science, Department of Physics & Astronomy
Ambar N. Sengupta, PhD, LSU College of Science, Department of Mathematics
Andy Shaw, MFA, LSU College of Art & Design, Ceramics
George G. Stanley, PhD, LSU College of Science, Department of Chemistry


The University College Scholarship Selection Committee included Chairman Norman Deumite, Robert D. Bond, Marvin Borgmeyer, Mimi Close, J. Charles Dabadie, John L. Daniel, Lonnie J. Dore, Anthony Oster, Missy Rockenbaugh, Jennifer Causey Smith and Paul Tweedy.


The University College Teaching Awards Selection Committee included Chairwoman Marybeth Lima, Marvin Borgmeyer, Norman Deumite, Joseph Givens and Andrew Mahtook.


Since 1933, LSU University College has served as the portal of entry for students enrolled at LSU. Academic and personal success is the hallmark of a well-rounded student, and University College provides a foundation of support services for students beginning their academic careers at LSU. University College has two enrollment divisions: The Center for Freshman Year and The Center for Advising and Counseling. Additionally, University College offers retention-specific programs: Student Support Services, Ronald E. McNair Research Scholars, and Summer Scholars. These academic support programs focus on particular student populations and are a significant part of the role and mission of University College.


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Posted on Thursday, April 3, 2014