COMMUNITY SERVICE: Loyola University New Orleans has been named to the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, in recognition of students’ meaningful engagement in the community. This distinction is the highest federal recognition colleges and universities can receive for community service, service learning, and civic engagement. During the 2014-15 academic year, 578 students registered 14,263 service-learning hours; 53 percent of seniors participated in a service-learning experience during their time at Loyola.
SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY: Mason Dauphin, of Luling, a student at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, won two second-place Awards of Distinction in the 2016 national Videographer Awards competition. The awards were for his public service announcement “League of Losers” and for the music video “Spend Your Money,” which he created with Jordan Reid, of Luling, and Jeremy Rhodes, of New Orleans. Ben Delbert of Covington won an Award of Distinction for his music video “No Self Control.” An honorable mention went to the short film “The Messenger,” produced, directed, and videotaped by Reid, edited by Dauphin and written by Rhodes. Honorable mentions also went to the public service announcements “LOPA,” produced by Dominique Brogle of Destrehan; and “The Trevor Project,” produced by Brittany Robinson of Slidell.
LSU PUBLIC RELATIONS: Metairie native Brooke Chandler was a member of a team from the Public Relations Student Society of America at Louisiana State University that received first place in the National Organ Donor Awareness Competition at the PRSSA national conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mandeville natives Rachael Greene, Anna Hoz and Kaitlyn King were also members. The team created the campaign in spring 2016. The student-run public relations firm 225 Communications partnered with Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency to design and execute a semester-long educational campaign for a course in the Manship School of Mass Communication.