Category: Alumni Profiles

Alumni Spotlight: Malaika Favorite

“Always believe in your magic,” advises Malaika Favorite (BA 1971 & MFA 1973), LSU art alumna and Louisiana-based artist. Her latest project is nothing short of magical: Favorite, a mixed-media artist and writer, was…

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Alumni Spotlight: Kelly M. Ward

Kelly M. Ward (MA in art history 2020) a Brazilian-American art historian and public relations practitioner originally from Shreveport, Louisiana. She has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication with a concentration in public relations…

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Alumni Spotlight: Petrouchka Moïse

Dr. Petrouchka Moïse is the first graduate of the LSU Doctor of Design in Cultural Preservation program, adding to her growing list of “firsts” in her many accomplishments. In the spring of 2020, Dr….

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Alumni Spotlight: Jeffrey Stouffer

Jeffrey Stouffer (BArch ’84), global director and executive vice president at HKS Architects, fuses architectural principles with evidence-influenced design to transform health environments. To achieve his clients’ visions and holistic results for patients, a…

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Alumni Spotlight: Kyle Zedaker

Q&A with Kyle Zedaker, BFA 2016/photography concentration, team photographer of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Why did you choose to go to LSU? I was a legacy student, as my dad attended previously. My dad…

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Alumni Spotlight: Jonathan Mayers

Jonathan “radbwa faroush” Mayers, BFA 2007, artist and Baton Rouge poet laureate, has taken on a daunting challenge: continuing Kouri-Vini, the endangered creole language of Louisiana that many call Louisiana Creole. To this end,…

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Alumni Spotlight: Madeline Ellis

For Louisiana native Madeline Subat Ellis (BLA 2006), jewelry designer and MIMOSA Handcrafted business owner, creating stunning pieces inspired by the Louisiana landscape has been a lifelong passion. “The landscape and natural world are…

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Alumni Spotlight: Jill Traylor, BID 1998

As part of the “Design in a Pandemic” series, Jill Traylor, NCIDQ, IIDA, LEED Green Associate, director of interior design at EskewDumezRipple in New Orleans, shares about her experiences in the time of COVID-19 and beyond….

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Kenneth Brown: Designer for the Stars

Kenneth Brown is a homegrown design celebrity with a cosmopolitan worldview. Born and raised in Baton Rouge, he received a bachelor’s degree in interior design from LSU in 1995. Kenneth is the principal and…

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Alumni Spotlight: Elyse Marks

Elyse Marks studies the façade of a historic building, inspecting the walls for cracks. Hundreds  of feet below her, the city streets of New York buzz, a distant blur. Tethered to the side of…

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