LSU Campus Life held its Love Purple Live Gold Awards ceremony April 19, honoring individual student leaders and student organizations for the 2016-17 academic year.
Love Purple Live Gold Awards are presented annually. Recipients are nominated by their peers or themselves and are chosen from a four-member panel of judges from departments around campus.
Monturious Howard and Jonathan Roussel, both of Baton Rouge, received individual Love Purple Live Gold Awards. Howard was named Agent of Change and is a liberal arts senior and president of LSU’s NAACP chapter.
Roussel was named Emerging Leader, is a first-year in computer science and helped found the eSports student organization.
Let’s Get In-Formation, an academic/educational program of the year hosted by the Minority Women’s movement, received an organizational Love Purple Live Gold Award. The program is led by President Ana Forero, a Baton Rouge psychology senior.
Another organizational Love Purple Live Gold Award was given to Strategic Games Club Night, chosen as social program of the year. It is hosted by the Strategic Games Club, led by President Elizabeth Weltman.
Tom W. Dutton Scholarship Awards were presented to Baton Rouge students Danielle Kelley, a 2016 master’s graduate in mass communication, and Lillian LaGrange, a sophomore majoring in economics.
Dutton awards recognize female students for participation and leadership in campus and community service. Recipients receive a $250 to $500 stipend that is credited to their spring semester fee bill. The scholarships were established through a bequest left to LSU in 1969 by the late Tom W. Dutton, a former member of the LSU Board of Supervisors.