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LSUS honored for excellence by LERN

March 12, 2014


Shreveport, LA - LSUS has been honored for excellence in the Programming category by the Learning Resources Network (LERN), an international association in lifelong learning. The LSUS Continuing Education Department submitted the Spring 2013 catalog for award consideration. The winning entry was included in a showcase of internationally exemplary programs at the LERN Annual Conference in San Francisco. Information about the submission was on display in the conference Hall of Learning throughout the three-day conference. In addition, the winning programs will be featured in future LERN publications and on LERN's website.

The award encompassed the design and the marketing efforts for the Spring catalog, which was designed by LSUS' own, Allen Garcie. "I would like to extend my gratitude to our amazing team for their dedication to this department and working tirelessly to keep us growing. A special thanks to Allen Garcie for the amazing design," said Tisha Samhan, Director of Continuing Education and Public Service at LSUS.

Judges indicated that there was a very high level of excellence in this year's field of nominees. Julie Coates, Vice President of Information Services for LERN, said that this year's award nominees were among the highest quality ever submitted. Ms. Coates also noted that more winners were selected this year than in any previous year, due to the excellence in quality of the nominations.

In selecting programs to be recognized for excellence, Coates said the primary criteria judges used for those selected was the quality of being at the leading edge of the field of lifelong learning, as evidenced by their nomination. In addition, judges also applied the following criteria: originality, innovation, appropriateness as a model for other programs, and measurable outcomes. The awards selection process is very competitive, Coates, said, and it is truly an honor to be selected. LSUS' entry was selected from more than 100 nominations.

About Louisiana State University in Shreveport
Louisiana State University in Shreveport is a public university proudly serving the Shreveport-Bossier educational community with 25 undergraduate degree programs and 11 master's degree programs. LSUS is a member of the LSU System, and provides a number of centers and institutes, as well as over 70 student organizations, that serve as valuable economic development and educational resources to the community and our students. To find out more about LSUS, call 318-797-5000 or visit

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