College of Art & Design Students Take Home Awards from CxC

The College of Art and Design is pleased to announce that several of its students have received awards from the Communications across the Curriculum program (CxC), including a Dean’s Award scholarship for excellence at the recent CxC Digital Media Fest. The annual event celebrates LSU students who are producing intellectual and creative work using digital media in and out of the classroom.

Art student Crystal Bergeron, a senior from Destrehan, La., received a 2010 Digital Media Fest Dean’s Award Scholarship for her photography entry, “Abandoned.”

Other first‐place winner were:

  • Kaitlyn Weimer, landscape architecture, for “Construction of the Borneo‐ Sporenburg Bridge” in the Creative Animation category.
  • Daniel Lachman, art, (with Adam Libscumb, Daniel Williams, Carly Zimmerman) for “Heaven” in the Film & Video category.
  • Crystal Bergeron for “Abandoned” in the photography category.
  • Ben Clancy¸ art, (with co‐creator Jared Tanner) for “Bob Dylan ‐ Together Through Life” in the Technical & Scientific category.

The 2010 Digital Media Fest entries came from 150 students, representing 33 different majors across campus in the categories of film and video, animation, technical and scientific, photography, informational and promotion, and academic/extracurricular gumbo. The winners were determined by 20 academic and industry experts who judged the pieces.

In a separate series of awards, CoAD students were honored by CxC as LSU Distinguished Communicators, students who are outstanding in four areas of communication: written, spoken, visual, and technological. They have earned high GPAs in their communication courses over their baccalaureate years and have built websites that display their talents for other students, for faculty, and for the public.”

CoAD students honored as CxC Distinguished Communicators are:

  • Ann Elise Borchardt, interior design
  • Elyse Marks, architecture
  • LeeAnna Rhodes, art/graphic design
  • Mary Grace Verges, architecture
  • Lindsay Zollinger, interior design

“We’re very proud of our students,” says CoAD Dean David Cronrath. “The CxC program is among the most innovative in the University, as it recognizes the critical role communication skills play in today’s economy. That our students did so well in this arena speaks highly of their inherent abilities and the education they have received in the College.”