LSU Alumni Association Blog



Affinity Chapter Series: Bat Girls

Over the course of the next few weeks, we will be spotlighting our many LSU Alumni Affinity Chapters! These special chapters are not geographically based as many of our chapters are, and instead focus on joining together individuals who are alike in some way. Whether that be through their academic program, involvement in an organization as a student, or personal attributes, these incredible chapters are run a little bit differently but are among some of our most successful and active chapters. To learn more, visit LSUAlumni.org/Chapters.  

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Julian T. White Mural Honors LSU's First Black Professor

The LSU Design Building Atrium is home to the larger-than-life Julian T. White memorial mural that honors the university's first Black professor and second licensed Black architect in the state of Louisiana. Learn more about Julian T. White's impact and legacy below.

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Alumni Spotlight: Travis Andrews

Travis Andrews is a lifelong writer, proud LSU alumnus, and now published author. While he is currently a features writer for The Washington Post, Andrews started his career the second he came to LSU when he joined the LSU Reveille staff. Being a writer is all he has ever wanted to do, and he is now officially a published author with so much future success ahead of him. Andrews' first book, Because He's Jeff Goldblum, hit stores just yesterday. 

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Learn More About Our 2021 ESports Panelists

The esports ecosystem experienced transcendental growth in 2020 due at least in part to the Covid-19 pandemic and is poised for even further growth in 2021. Panelists from LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering, Esports LSU Alumni, and CSL Esports join us to discuss the growth and trends of collegiate esports.

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Adulting 101 Virtual Series: Third Release

We are excited to announce our Adulting 101 Virtual Webinar Series presented by the LSU Alumni Association! This series features LSU alumni sharing life skills that may not have been taught in the classroom but will be helpful during this transition in your life. Our third release includes a feature on organization. You can also check out topics from our first release - buying your first home, basic finances, insurance benefits -  OR our second release - budgeting, job searching, and more. Scroll down to start learning from fellow alums!

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Adulting 101 Virtual Series: Second Release

We are excited to announce our Adulting 101 Virtual Webinar Series presented by the LSU Alumni Association! This series features LSU alumni sharing life skills that may not have been taught in the classroom but will be helpful during this transition in your life. Our second release includes topics on budgeting, job searching, leadership development, and time management. You can also check out topics from our first release, including buying your first home, basic finances, insurance benefits, OR our third release - organization. Scroll down to start learning from fellow alums!

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Adulting 101 Virtual Series

We are excited to announce our Adulting 101 Virtual Webinar Series presented by the LSU Alumni Association! This series features LSU alumni sharing life skills that may not have been taught in the classroom but will be helpful during this transition in your life. Our first release includes topics such as budgeting, public speaking, buying your first home, meal prep, and more. Scroll down to start learning from fellow alums! You can also check out topics from our second release - budgeting, job searching, and more OR our third release - organization.

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Alumni Spotlight: Power Pump Girls

Sherin Dawud ('12 BS Kinesiology) and Raina Vallot ('15 BS Kinesiology) are one of our Women's History month alumnae spotlights. Their dedication and entrepreneurial spirit led them to start their first company fresh out of college, in an industry completely different from their degrees. Today they are the cofounders of Power Pump Girls, Inc., a social impact club with the main goal of empowering women to connect and serve. Learn more about these driven alumnae and how LSU paved their path.

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Alumni Spotlight: Colleen Waguespack

Colleen Waguespack ('97 Interior Design) is one of our Women's History month alumna spotlights. Her drive and dedication to her passion of interior design led her to the place she is today - founder and creative director of Fig & Dove as well as Colleen Waguespack Interiors. As a woman in business, she has faced many challenges, but she has her team of fellow LSU alumnae by her side to support her at all times. Learn more about this incredible alumna and entrepreneur, and how her LSU education shaped her future.

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Alumni Spotlight: Renee Horton

Dr. K. Renee Horton ('02 Electrical Engineering) is one of our Black History Month alumni spotlights, as her incredible accomplishments and drive exemplify how, with an LSU education, anything is possible. She graduated from LSU in 2002 with a BS in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Math, and in 2011 graduated from the University of Alabama with a PhD in Material Science with a concentration in Physics, becoming the first African American to graduate from the University in this area. Dr. Horton currently serves as the Space Launch System (SLS) Quality Engineer in the NASA Residential Management Office at Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) in New Orleans.

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