With award winning students, community service and undergraduate research projects, the Spring 2011 semester has certainly been an eventful one here at the LSU Honors College. Highlighting just a few of our outstanding students I’d like to introduce you to Mytrang Do and Winston Capps our newest Goldwater Award Winners, and our Honors alumnus Brian Goh who was awarded a prestigious Soros Fellowship. Also, four of our students were named to the Tiger Twelve Class of 2011 and thirty-two students graduated with College Honors. These students, whose remarkable accomplishments continue to inspire me on a daily basis, are a testament to the excellent quality of education the Honors College has to offer. I would like to personally congratulate all of these award winners, as well as the Honors College class of 2011, and wish them the best of luck as they move on to the next step in their academic and professional careers.
In addition to our award winning students, the Honors College has also recently played host to our graduation ceremony and Fifth Annual Undergraduate Research Colloquium, where Honors seniors present their original research. Students and faculty members also took part in the Honors College Spring Service Project as they rolled up their sleeves to clean up Baton Rouge’s Old Lutheran Cemetery. In recognition of the intensive clean up effort by the student volunteers, the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Council generously presented an award to the Honors College for demonstrating a commitment to service and to the community.
In just a few short days, I will be able to help foster this commitment to service when I travel to South Africa alongside a small group of Honors College students as part of the Honors College Study Abroad trip. We will spend four weeks studying and touring the country and working with and teaching small children in squatter camps in Cape Town and KwaZulu. Although I have been a historian of South Africa for thirty years, I am still filled with excitement at the prospect of returning to this incredible place, and I hope to instill the same excitement in the students who will embark on this amazing journey with me.
I look forward to reporting our adventures and continued success to you this fall and wish you a wonderful summer.
Nancy L. Clark, PhD
Dean, LSU Honors College
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