Campus Federal Credit Union is proud to continue supporting the Rainmaker Awards, which recognize the accomplishments of these outstanding members of the LSU community. Six LSU faculty members were selected to receive Rainmaker awards this year by the LSU Office of Research & Economic Development (ORED). These faculty members showed outstanding research, scholarship and creative activity for their respective ranks and disciplines. The Rainmaker Awards recognize both sustained and continuing work as well as the impact that work has had on the academic community and beyond.

Nominations were solicited from faculty, departments and colleges for the emerging, mid-career and senior scholar awards. For each award category, one award is given to a faculty member in the area of Arts, Humanities, Social or Behavioral Sciences and one to a faculty member in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics. Nominations were reviewed and prizes awarded by members of LSU’s Council on Research. Each award comes with a one-time cash stipend of $1,000 from Campus Federal. Recipients were recently recognized at a reception at the LSU Center for River Studies.

Pictured Back Row (L to R): LSU Vice President Office of Research & Economic Development Robert R. Twilley, LSU Professor Shengmin Guo, LSU Associate Professor Emmanouil Chatzopoulos, and LSU Associate Professor George Xue. Front Row (L to R): LSU Executive Vice President & Provost Roy Haggerty, LSU Associate Professor Sunyoung Park, LSU Assistant Professor Yu April Chen, and Campus Federal Credit Union CEO Jane Verret