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Photo provided by LSU UNIVERSITY COLLEGE -- Rachel Crowder, of Denham Springs, was recently awarded LSU University College’s Tiger Athletic Foundation Scholarship. Pictured during the award ceremony on April 1 are, from left, Rachel Crowder and Rick Perry, senior vice president of Tiger Athletic Foundation.

Sophomore Rachel Crowder was honored with the LSU University College Tiger Athletic Foundation Scholarship on April 1.

The University College presented its annual Celebration of Excellence Spring Awards at The Club on Union Square. University College awarded $64,000 through 55 scholarships, 10 LSU faculty teaching awards, and one LSU Advisor of the Year award.

Crowder, majoring in Arts & Humanities with a 4.00 GPA, is the daughter of James and Deborah Crowder and a graduate of Denham Springs High School.

The Tiger Athletic Foundation Scholarship, provided through the support of the LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation, is awarded to full time students enrolled in University College who have completed a minimum of 15 hours of college level work and earned a 3.25 or higher GPA.

“Two important components of student retention are the opportunities to reward students for their academic achievements and to recognize outstanding teaching in the classroom,” said Paul Ivey, executive director of LSU University College. “University College is pleased to have generous donors that allow us to offer scholarships to students who have demonstrated a commitment to their college studies. Our Celebration of Excellence ceremony allows us the opportunity to publicly recognize these young scholars.”

The LSU University College Scholarship Selection Committee included Norman Deumite, chair; Robert D. Bond; Marvin Borgmeyer; Mimi Close; J. Charles Dabadie; John L. Daniel; Lonnie J. Dore; Anthony Oster; Missy Rockenbaugh; Jennifer Causey Smith; and Paul Tweedy.