CC&E Today | December 18, 2020
a Louisiana swamp at dusk
As 2020 comes to an end, we reflect on our research and academic accomplishments for the year, including a significant increase in research grants, new academic offerings, and faculty awards.
Charles “Mike” Callais (B.S., Business Management, 1984) is, in every way, the product of the great men who came before him. His love of education, desire to serve his community, and respect for the environment are values that were instilled in him by his father, and his grandfather before him, for his entire life. So, it is especially fitting that he would create a scholarship that combines all three — the Callais Scholarship for the Advancement of Louisiana’s Coastal and Marine Industries.
photo of atchafalaya swamp with a headshot of Mike Callais
This year, we would like to recognize the incredible accomplishments of the entire class of 2020 with a video message of congratulations (to the left) and a special article listing the names of all our new alumni (linked above).
This year, the coastal bays of Louisiana have experienced impacts from a number of tropical storms and hurricanes in close procession, including Tropical Storm Marco and Hurricanes Laura, Sally, Beta, Delta and Zeta. These events have provided LSU scientists with a rare opportunity to assess how storms can exacerbate coastal erosion even when they do not directly strike vulnerable areas.
satellite image of the Louisiana coast with storm tracks superimposed onto it
Jordan Jopling
The stories in this newsletter represent the great LSU Tiger spirit at work. We all carry that same spirit! Your philanthropic contributions to the college provide flexible funding that helps spark new discoveries and helps students reach their goals. Your gifts also provide support for student and faculty retention initiatives, educational programs, capital improvements, and so much more. If you have not done so already, would you consider a 2020 contribution? Unless you have a preference otherwise, you can designate the gift to the CC&E Development Fund, which provides flexible support to address the most urgent needs of the college. This contribution can be donated individually or from a company or organization. Your gift makes a difference.

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