Les Voyageurs

Les Voyageurs

Les Voyageurs:

 

In the fall of 1987, the College of Agriculture at Louisiana State University identified the need for a team of agriculture students to serve as representatives for the College and University throughout the state. The group envisioned making speeches to civic clubs and agricultural industry meetings, attending state fairs and high school career fairs, presenting agricultural career and education information to 4-H and FFA organizations, and assisting with the overall enhancement of the College of Agriculture.

Appropriately so, this team of exceptional students became known as the Les Voyageurs. Just as the Voyageurs of early Louisiana history worked to transport information and supplies to remote settings of the state, these modern day Les Voyageurs work to spread information and interests concerning the College of Agriculture and the agricultural industry to future college students, with hopes of producing agriculture leaders.

The Les Voyageurs continues to be an integral and successful part of the LSU College of Agriculture. Serving as a Les Voyageur is an honor and distinction that sets student leaders apart and provides them with opportunities for professional development and networking opportunities.

Some benefits of being a Les Voyageur include:
  • Scholarships: A $250 annual scholarship (dependent on funding and student submitting a College of Agriculture scholarship application).
  • Travel: Opportunities to travel to conferences, off campus visits, and alumni events in state and out of state.
  • Apparel: All members receive exclusive Les Voyageur apparel (including but not limited to polos, t-shirts, and a nametag).

2017-2018 Les Voyageurs:

Laynie Arceneaux Textiles, Apparel Design, and Merchandising Convent, LA
Peyton Arthur Agricultural and Extension Education Florien, LA
Katie Costanza Animal Science Gonazales, LA
McKaila Darden natural resource ecology Charenton, LA
Logan Duplessis Agricultural Education Springfield, LA
Madie Easley Agricultural Education Walker, LA
Molli Foxley Animal Science Baton Rouge, LA
Brad Frazier Natural Resource Ecology and Management Saint Rose, LA
Trista Galivan Nutrition and Food Sciences Franklinton, LA
Hannah Johnson AEEE Prairieville, LA
Bianca Jones Nutrition and Food Sciences Natchitoches, LA
Victoria Klibert Nutrition and Food Science Kenner, LA
Chelsea Romph NREM Shreveport, LA
Tate Roussel Agricultural Education Norco, LA
Marisa Saladino Natural Resources and Ecological Management Slidell, LA
Madison Sharp Natural Resource Ecology and Management Cropwell, AL
Allison Sommers Agriculture and Extension Education Baton Rouge, LA
Ansleigh Thibodeaux Animal Sciences Natchez, MS

Application Information:

Application Deadline: All applications must be submitted online by 4:30 p.m. on March 2, 2018. Apply Here.

Information Session: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. in 150 Martin D. Woodin Hall; Business casual attire

 

Applicant Expectations:
  • Attend the Les Voyageur Training Retreat all day August 16-18, 2018. This is MANDATORY and you will be required to stay overnight.
  • Attend weekly meetings—day and time will be set before the end of the spring semester.
  • Be able to commit to at least one year of service.
  • Be highly motivated, energetic and have a passion for recruiting future students.
  • Be willing to dedicate, on average, four hours per week to Les Voyageur duties.
  • Maintain a 2.5 cumulative LSU GPA.

 

Application & Interview Timeline:
  • December 21, 2017: Students will be notified of their eligibility to apply via e-mail
  • March 2, 2018: Applications are online and should be submitted by 4:30 p.m. and one letter of recommendation from a LSU CoA faculty or staff member is due by March 6th
  • March 6, 2018: Candidates will be notified if they are selected for an interview
  • March 18, 2018: Candidates must sign up for an interview time by 4:30 p.m.
  • March 14 or 15, 2018: Candidates will participate in a 20 minute in person interview
  • March 16, 2018: Candidates will be notified of their selection

 

Interview Process:
  • Candidates will sign up for a 20 minute interview slot for either March 14 or 15.
  • If a class excuse is needed, please notify Amanda L. Martin before the interview.
  • Candidates will be asked to give a three-four minute presentation on “Why students should choose a major in the College of Agriculture.” Please structure this presentation as if you were presenting to a group of prospective students. You may use visual aids or props such as posters, flip charts or poster boards BUT Power Point should NOT be used. Be creative!
  • Following the presentation, candidates will answer a series of interview questions from the selection board.
  • The selection board will be composed of faculty and staff in the College of Agriculture — expect at least seven representatives.

 

Suggestions for Success:
  • Be on time for your interview.
  • Dress professionally—Business Professional Attire.
  • Be prepared and do your homework (Review information about the majors in the College of Agriculture).
  • Give some thoughts to your skills, qualities and what you will bring to the team.

 

Questions?
Amanda L. Martin, Director of Recruitment & Retention
amartin2@lsu.edu or 225-578-2266

Henry Hebert, Manager of Recruitment
henryh@lsu.edu or 225-578-2468

Lindsey Kelly, Director of Alumni Relations &  Stewardship

lkelly@lsu.edu or 225-578-2715