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LSU Class of August 2020 Grad Spotlights

The LSU Class of 2020 August graduates have accomplished some incredible things during their time on campus, and we are excited to see them head out into the world for their next great adventure. With the help of departments across campus along with the LSU Division of Strategic Communications, we wanted to feature some amazing graduates and their reflections on their time at LSU.

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Four Generations of LSU Tigers

Incoming freshman Jane Hamilton is a fourth-generation LSU Tiger. Hamilton, of Spring Lake, N.J., is the daughter and granddaughter of passionate LSU alumni. Their dedication and love of LSU began with Jane’s maternal great-grandfather. “I have been visiting the campus my whole life. I’ve always known I would be going to LSU. I feel like I’ve been waiting my four high school years to go,” Hamilton said.

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What Was Your Favorite Gig? The LSU Assembly Center's Concert Heyday

Rolling Stones, June 1975. Photo by Jim Zietz

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LSU Alumni Spotlight: Harding bossier - A Century as a Tiger

Harding William Bossier was born in Abita Springs, LA, on June 19, 1920, to William W. and Clara Core Bossier. At the age of two he and his family moved to the Istrouma section of Baton Rouge, where he lived until shortly after World War II.  He graduated from Istrouma High School in May of 1938 and started classes at LSU the following fall, majoring in Petroleum Engineering.  [It was during this first year at LSU that Harding became friends with Alex Box, who sat next to him in a geology class.]

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Uniting Baton Rouge Through Music

Jody Hanet, left, Kids’ Orchestra executive director, and founder Nanette Noland.
Photo by Amber Broussard/Kids’ Orchestra

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LSU Online Champions Customizable Education

LSU Online offers flexible options for students to obtain what they need to succeed in whatever it is they’re doing,

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Why I Have Five Degrees

Among the thousands of LSU graduates, only fifteen alumni hold five degrees. LSU Alumni Magazine asked why the multiple academic credentials and how they’ve been put to use. Several alums share their stories here. This story was originally featured in the Spring 2019 LSU Alumni Magazine

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Community Service Is ‘Routine’ for Charles Bernard

Charles and Kim Bernard at home in Vernon Hills, Ill.

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We are excited to announce the upcoming launch of our new online platform - It will be the "geaux-to" resource for LSU alumni, fans, and friends which will provide the resources and info you need to connect, learn, grow, and thrive personally and professionally. Some of the tools include LSU news and exclusive content, a mentorship program, job search, professional networking and career building content, events, and chapters groups.

The LSU Alumni Mentor Program is highly anticipated and will benefit alumni in all stages of life as it provides an opportunity to give back as a mentor or find a mentor to support you on your career journey. In conjunction with the launch of,  the LSU Alumni Association has announced LSU Alumni Founding Mentors to represent this program.

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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!

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