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Juneteenth: Black-Owned Alumni Businesses

Juneteenth is an annual holiday observing the end of slavery in the U.S. and marks the day, June 19, 1865, when news of emancipation reached people in the deepest parts of the former Confederacy in Galveston, Texas. Every day, but especially today, we want to show our support for #LSUAlumni Black-owned businesses. Learn about some amazing LSU Alumni Black-Owned businesses below.

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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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