Fierce Features

Learn more about how Tigers are bringing their all for the future of Louisiana and the world.

Dr. Mark Benfield on campus

Meet Mark Benfield, Ph.D.

Mark uses new technology to give his students the opportunity to study once unseen aquatic life living in the deepest depths of the Gulf of Mexico.

Pat Bodin

Meet Pat Bodin

Pat graduated from LSU in 1972, and for many years she has prepared students to teach in STEM fields through the GeauxTeach program.

Jennifer Cramer

Meet Jennifer Cramer

Jennifer works with students to create primary sources of information through interviews, which help drive global research projects.

Austin on campus

Meet Austin Dixon

Austin Dixon earned a master’s degree in higher education administration at LSU, so that he can help close gaps for historically underrepresented students.

Daniel on campus

Meet Daniel Ellender

Through the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute, Daniel was inspired to create his own photo and video company, Carpe Momentum, and use his platform to highlight local stories in the community.


Meet Colleen Fava

Colleen helped create the Communication across the Curriculum Program, which strengthens the communication skills of students pursuing technical fields.

Dr. Francis

Meet Joseph Francis, Ph.D.

Nothing makes Joseph happier than coming to work and making new discoveries as he leads plant-based research at LSU to help fight inflammatory diseases.

Dr. González in her lab

Gabriela González, Ph.D.

A native of Argentina, Gabriela came to LSU in 2001 to work at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) in Livingston, La. In 2016, she made the global announcement that LIGO had discovered gravitational waves by two colliding black holes.

Lee Griffin

Meet Lee Griffin

Lee knows that donations are invaluable to the success of a university. He served on the LSU Foundation Board for 30 years and has led the charge to create a lasting impact.

Martin Haymon

Meet Martin Haymon

Martin's historic gift of endowed scholarships to multiple LSU campuses will transform Louisiana through education.


Meet Alyssa Hermesch

Alyssa served as president of LSU Tiger Racing, a team of student engineers who designs, builds, and defends a Formula SAE racing car each year.

Stewart on campus

Meet Stewart Lockett

As student body president, Stewart used his role to lead by example and show other students the value of community engagement.

Spencer Martin at LSU

Meet Spencer Martin

Passionate about moving the state forward, Spencer is actively leading the growth of LSU Alexandria’s impact on its community.

Dr. McMillin

Meet Ken McMillin, Ph.D.

Ken has been with LSU for 39 years, sharing his expertise and conducting research to create sustainable alternatives within the food industry.

Tammy on campus

Meet Tammy Millican

Tammy has been an LSU staff member for more than 20 years, and she gives back to ensure the next generation has the same wonderful start to their careers that she received at LSU.

Stephen Moret

Meet Stephen Moret, Ed.D.

After graduating from LSU in 1995, Stephen went on to earn his MBA from Harvard Business School and a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.

Beverly Shea

Meet Beverly Shea

Beverly credits LSU with helping her reach her dreams. To pay it forward, she and her husband Jerry have served on the LSU Alumni Association Board of Directors and are very involved with LSU Eunice.

Madelyn Smith

Meet Madelyn Smith

Madelyn was enrolled in the Louisiana Service and Leadership Scholars Program where she utilized the many unique resources at LSU to prepare for future leadership roles.

Dr. Wolfson on campus

Meet Wendy Wolfson, D.V.M.

Wendy worked in Louisiana animal shelters for 21 years before coming to LSU to help transform the veterinary program and its impact on the community.

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