A. P. Tureaud Milestone Award Winners

The A.P. Tureaud Milestone Award, named in honor of the noted Louisiana civil rights advocate, is presented each year during the LSU Black Scholars Program to a student or students with first-time achievements at LSU. The A. P. Tureaud Chapter of the LSU Alumni Association has given this award since 1992 in cooperation with the LSU Black Faculty and Staff Caucus. During a period of Chapter inactivity, the Black Faculty and Staff Caucus continued to make the award. The reconstituted Tureaud Chapter began making the financial commitment to the award in 2010.

2014 Kelvin D. Jones, a native of the Mississippi Delta, is the first African-American male music education doctoral student at LSU; first African-American doctoral band graduate teaching assistant at LSU, and first African-American to conduct the LSU symphonic winds concert ensemble. 

2013 Tiffany L. Lemon, a senior majoring in biochemistry in the College of Science, is an LSU Howard Hughes Medical Institute-HHMI International Scholar.

2012 Latosha Mullins, a graduate student, studying Business Administration, Human Resources Management.” A first -generation college student, Latosha continued to blaze a trail and pursue a graduate degree, all while maintaining a full time job in the Geology department (Academics and HRM). With a 3.5 GPA to her credit, Latosha also volunteers with students in the after school program at University Terrace, Project Hope.

2011 Lance Frank, LSU’s first Ed Bradley Scholarship winner and named a Meredith-Cronkite Fellow, helped to revitalize the Association of Black Communicators by securing a $7,000 grant to published the organization’s newspaper. 

2010 Devon Tyrone Wade, the first African-American LSU student to be named a Harry S. Truman Scholar, and Andrea Nicole Sonnier, the first deaf student to work towards a Distinguished Communicator ranking.

2009 Nita Clark, LSU’s first Morris K. Udall Scholar, and Christina Jones, recipient of the LSU Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry
and Outstanding Research Achievement Award in Chemistry

2008 Garesia Randle earned recognition as one of the top 10 journalism students in the nation from the Scripps-Howard Foundation.

2004 Kenneth Michael West, II, , undergraduate research that gained financial support. He joined Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center (SRMC ) as Assistant Administrator. September 4, 2009, Fredericksburg, VA and was promoted to director in 2012.

2003  Daphne Michelle LaSalle, the first Black female Corps Commander for the LSU Corp of Cadets.

2002  Ebony Antionette Spikes, a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar for 2001-2002; was named outstanding junior at LSU; a recipient of the Honors College highest award, the Sternberg Award; and became only the fourth LSU student to ever win a prestigious British Marshall Scholarship to study in Oxford following graduation from LSU.

2001 Renesha Nicole Fountain, a business major and an LSU University Medalist.

2000 Chanel Angelique Fortier, first black undergraduate student to present chemistry research results to national meeting.

1999 Terri Renee’ Broussard, editor of Eye of the Tiger newsletter and member of the Student Government Association.

1998 Deron L. Brown and Joseph St. Martin, co-creators of the School of Architecture Community Project.

1997 Ivan K. Guillory, president of the Black Graduate Students Association.

1996 Adrian V. Mitchell, national engineering student of the year and LSU outstanding senior.

1995 Derrick Vaughn, director of the LSU African-American Cultural Center.

1994 Yosheka Gaston, founder of the LSU Martin Luther King Day Dance Ensemble.

1993 Claude McField, first student director of the LSU African American Cultural Center.

1992 Renee Boutte-Meyers, LSU’s first African-American homecoming queen