Three Baton Rouge students were presented among the Tiger Twelve Class of 2012 during a ceremony April 22 in the rotunda of the LSU Business Education Complex.
The LSU Office of the Dean of Students chooses 12 seniors yearly to receive the honor. Tiger Twelve designees must be current, full-time students graduating in 2017 who have maintained at least a 2.5 GPA and best exemplified the seven tenets in the LSU Commitment to Community, a news release said.
Area honorees included:
Camille Grier Beste: a psychology major who plans to work in health care administration after earning a master’s degree in health administration.
Beste worked as a student assistant in the Office of Orientation and the Office of Family Programs during her four years at LSU. She has served as the LSU Panhellenic Council’s executive council president, Kappa Delta Sorority’s vice president of operations, lead facilitator for the EMPOWER Greek retreat, represented LSU at the Southeastern Panhellenic Conference in Atlanta, was involved in LSU’s recolonization of Alpha Delta Pi, was appointed to the LSU University Student Leadership Cabinet and was named to the Leadership LSU Class of 2017.
Sarah Katelynn Corie: a sociology major who will attend graduate school in the fall to study public policy and food security.
Corie served as a programs instructor at the Big Buddy Summer Academy and was a resident assistant in campus housing. She was programs director for Kitchens on the Geaux at LSU, led planning efforts for the Potato Drop and Homelessness Awareness Week, serves as vice president of Planned Parenthood Generation Action and participates in the Toni Morrison Society Bench by the Road Project to commemorate the 1953 bus boycott in Baton Rouge.
Blake Peter Kruger: a chemistry major who will be attending The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice with the Geisel School of Medicine. He intends to earn his master’s degree in public health, then attend medical school to combat infectious diseases around the world.
Kruger was an active chemistry researcher and LSU Discover scholar investigating cost-effective, impactful treatments for HIV-associated Kaposi’s sarcoma through a partnership with the LSU Ogden Honors College, Department of Chemistry, Department of Biological Engineering and the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, a news release said. He also was involved in construction, planting and mentoring volunteer projects through the Louisiana Service and Leadership Scholars program in the Ogden Honors College, was treasurer and financial chair of the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society, president and LSU representative to the national conference of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity, volunteer for a number of Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-professional Health Honor Society projects and studied abroad in Germany.