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2012

LSUS LEAD Program Awards Certificates and Honors

May 08, 2012

The LSU Shreveport LEAD program awarded 20 students the "Leader of Character Leadership Certificate" at the LEAD Nation Awards Dinner on April 30. The students, which represent the largest group of LEAD Certificate recipients to date, earned the honor after successfully completing requirements during the spring 2012 semester. In addition, individual 2012 LEAD Awards were awarded.

To earn a LEAD certificate, students must successfully complete nine semester hours of leadership classes. By earning this honor, LEAD students demonstrate that they possess the knowledge and skills to become leaders of character in the community.

Certificate recipients include:
Kyle Bickham, Senior, speech
Andrew Boling, Senior, general studies
Kalie Coley, Junior, management
Dylan Edwards, Junior, management
Trae Gafford, Senior, general studies
Kasey Jones, Junior, biological sciences
Alex Lee, Senior, marketing
Cheryl Miller, Senior, management
Hannah Mitchell, Senior, management- human resources
Steven Natiello, Senior, management
Michelle Pesson, Graduate, Master of Business Administration
Laura Sattler, Senior, marketing
Suparsh Tanga, Junior, biological sciences
Rachel Taylor, Senior, mass communications- journalism
Casey Thomas, Junior, psychology
Marylynn Waddle, Senior, biological sciences
Bobby C. Williams, Senior, management
Kruciana Williams, Junior, accounting
Hannah Yell, Senior, management
Haley Yelverton, Senior, biological sciences

The 2012 Award winners are below:
Charles Razon, Leader of the Year. This award is presented to an outstanding LEAD student who has earned a LEAD certificate; demonstrates academic excellence and honor in the classroom; exemplifies the principles upon which LEAD is built; is dedicated to LEAD advocacy; and epitomizes the mission of LEAD.

Austin Wiseman, Leader of Promise. This award is presented to a new LEAD student who has set a goal to earn a LEAD certificate; demonstrates academic excellence and honor in the classroom; has embraced the principles upon which LEAD is built; is dedicated to LEAD advocacy; and epitomizes the mission of LEAD.

Amanda Lindsay, Leader of Community Service. This award is presented to the LEAD student who went above and beyond in performing community service work in the LEAD program throughout the year; demonstrates passion in leading others for the betterment of the community; and understands the significance of service in leaders of character.

Suparsh Tanga, LEAD Mentor of the Year. This award is presented to the LEAD student who best exemplified the principles of LEAD in mentoring freshmen during the Fall LEAD Mentor/Mentee Project.

Amanda Hayes, LEAD Alumnus of the Year. This award is presented to the LEAD Alumnus who during the previous year supported LEAD in an outstanding way; demonstrated continued advocacy of LEAD; promoted principles upon which LEAD is built; and sustained the mission of LEAD. Amanda offered tremendous help with the 2012 Black Tie...Or Not Benefit Ball.

George A. Khoury, Jr., LEAD Supporter of the Year. This award is presented to the person, persons, or organization over the past year that stepped up in an outstanding way to support LEAD, LEAD initiatives, and the principles upon which LEAD is built. Mr. Khoury's assistance with LEAD Summit 2011 was vital; the event may not have occurred without his support.

Since the inception of LEAD in the fall of 2008, 590 individual students have completed the LEAD program. There have been 891 leadership classes and 97 Leadership Certificates awarded.

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Media Contact: Wayne Hogue, 318.797.5276 (wayne.hogue@lsus.edu)