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Becca Hubbard

Director, Retention and Student Success
hubbard@lsu.edu
225-578-4335

Hometown: Conyers, Georgia

Degrees: Bachelor of Science and Education, University of Georgia; Master of Education,University of Georgia

Baton Rouge Recommendation: Greater Beulah Baptist Church and Ruffino’s Restaurant

Interesting Fact About Me: I played college basketball for 2 years

Three Words that Describe Me: Driven, Student-Centered, Helpful

Favorite Spot on Campus: Alex Box Stadium

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Marquez Anderson

Admissions & Retention Counselor, Retention and Student Success
mande9@lsu.edu
225-578-4262

Hometown: McComb, Mississippi

Degree: Bachelor of Art in Mass Communication, Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge Recommendation: Gino’s Restaurant

Interesting Fact About Me: I played soccer for ten years

Three Words that Describe Me: Resourceful, Energetic, Deliberate

Favorite Spot on Campus: Journalism Building

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Karen Carriere

Athletic Certification Manager, Retention & Student Success

Hometown: Elton, LA

Degree(s): BS in Agriculture Economics and MS in Human Resource Education

Baton Rouge recommendation: The Chimes

Something interesting about me: I grew up on a rice and crawfish farm, learned to drive a tractor at 11.

Three words that describe myself: Dedicated, Hardworking, Proficient 

Favorite spot on campus: LSU Dairy Store – I worked there as a student.

 

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Ashley Collins

Assistant to the Director, Retention and Student Success

Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida

Degree(s): Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management and Tourism; Minor Public Relations, Northwestern State University; Master of Business Administration - Accounting, Southern University

Baton Rouge recommendation: Parrain’s Seafood, California Pizza Kitchen, Ruby Slipper

Something interesting about me: I backpacked through Europe visiting France, Belgium, Switzerland and Luxembourg.

Three words that describe myself: Personable, Driven, Goal Orientated

Favorite spot on campus: LSU Lakes or CC’s coffee in the Business Education Complex

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Madison Cunningham

Coordinator, Transition and Student Success

Hometown: Kenai, Alaska

Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts, Colorado State University

Master of Education, Loyola University Chicago 

Baton Rouge recommendation: Coffee Call

Something interesting about me: My goal is to visit all 50 states, and I have 6 to go!

Three words that describe myself: Adventurous, Dependable, Friendly  

Favorite spot on campus: Parade Ground. It's my favorite place to sit and people watch! 

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Summer Darby

Hometown: Lafayette, LA.

Degree(s): Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Louisiana at Lafayette; Master of Business Administration, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Baton Rouge recommendation: Tsunami Sushi, Olive or Twist, & Topgolf.

Something interesting about me: I did Ballet for 14 years.

Three words that describe myself: Genuine, Determined, and Multifaceted.

Favorite spot on campus: LSU Lakes

 

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Christian DeJesus

Admissions & Retention Counselor, Retention and Student Success
christian1@lsu.edu
225-578-8121

Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Social Work, Millersville University

Baton Rouge Recommendation: Rita’s Italian Ice. It reminds me of being back in Philadelphia

Interesting Fact About Me: I enjoy watching Marvel movies, painting, and rooting for all of my Philadelphia teams

Three Words that Describe Me: Motivated, Passionate, Ambitious

Favorite Spot on Campus: It has to be the Parade Ground; it’s such a nice area to just walk around.

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Rebecca Hebert

Assistant Director, Transition and Student Success

Hometown: Jennings, Louisiana

Degree(s): B.A. in Public Relations from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and M.S. in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from Texas A&M University

Baton Rouge recommendation: CC’s Coffeehouse

Something interesting about me: I attended my first LSU Football game as a one-year old!

Three words that describe myself: Energetic, Funny, Personable

Favorite spot on campus: Tiger Stadium, Section 214

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Candace Lowe

Assistant Director, Retention and Student Success

Hometown: New Roads, LA

Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations, University of Louisiana at Lafayette; Master of Arts in Human Resource Education, Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge recommendation:: Beausoleil, Superior Grill, and, Roberto’s

Something interesting about me: I love volunteer work and thrive on fulfilling the missions of the organizations I serve.

Three words that describe myself: Passionate, Selfless, Committed

Favorite spot on campus: Tiger Stadium

 

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Ayana Mitchell

Outreach Specialist, Retention and Student Success

Hometown: Conyers, GA

Degree(s): Interdisciplinary Studies, Louisiana State University; Minors: Communications, Sports Administration, & Leadership, Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge recommendation: Blue Store & Insomnia Cookies

Something interesting about me: I am former LSU Women’s Basketball player

Three words that describe myself: Passionate, Dedicated, Selfless

Favorite spot on campus: LSU basketball gym

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Jennifer Picard

Associate Director, Retention and Student Success

Hometown:  Perrysburg, Ohio

Degree(s): Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Visual Arts, Otterbein University 

Master of Science in Clinical Psychology, Emporia State University

(And I’m a current PhD Candidate in Higher Educational Leadership, Indiana State University)

Baton Rouge recommendation:  Ruby Slipper

Something interesting about me:  I have twirled fire and knives.

Three words that describe myself:  Creative, collaborative, and authentic

Favorite spot on campus:  Greek Theatre

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Ryan Raymond

Hometown:  Chicago, Illinois

Degrees:  Bachelor of Science, University of South Carolina; Master of Education, Florida State University

Baton Rouge recommendation:  Too new to Baton Rouge to have one.

Something interesting about me:  I've hiked 7 of the 10 top national parks in the US ranked by US News & also play rugby.

Three words that describe myself:  Mentor, Student Success, Funny

Favorite spot on campus: UREC Fields during LSU Men's & Women's Rugby matches

 

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Meridia Sanders

Associate Director, Transition and Student Success

Hometown: High Point, NC

Degree(s): Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology & Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, Western Carolina University; Masters of Arts Degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Baton Rouge recommendation: University Lakes for exercise and Curbside for burgers 

Something interesting about me: I am a nationally certified group fitness instructor and l love running half marathons.

Three words that describe myself: Authentic, Tenacious, Open-Minded

Favorite spot on campus: Mike’s Habitat and the Greek Amphitheater 

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Christopher Toombs

Coordinator, Retention and Student Success
ctoombs1@lsu.edu
225-578-6309

Hometown: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Political Science, Southern University

Baton Rouge Recommendation: Delpit’s Chicken Shack

Interesting Fact About Me: I was president of my Freshman Class in college

Three Words that Describe Me: Fun, Charismatic, Loyal

Favorite Spot on Campus: Mike the Tiger’s Habitat

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Valori Washington

Assistant Director, Retention and Student Success
vwashington@lsu.edu
225-578-6309

Hometown: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Degrees: Bachelor of Art in Theology; minor in Biology, Xavier University; currently pursuing a Master of Art in Education with an emphasis in Higher Education & Student Affairs and a Certification in Urban & Community Education, Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge Recommendation: The Blue Store, Olive or Twist, and Fleming’s in Towne Center

Interesting Fact About Me: I LOVE art and culture

Three Words that Describe Me: Goal-oriented, Funny, Passionate

Favorite Spots on Campus: Mike the Tiger’s Habitat and Starbucks in the Bookstore