Julia Ledet, Instructor at the LSU Math Department, has been presented with the annual Student Life and Enrollment Academic Partner Award.
Julia Ledet was nominated by Disability Services and was presented with the award at a breakfast ceremony on September 19. This award recognizes a staff or faculty member who has collaborated with one or more departments in the division to improve the overall quality of the student experience at LSU both inside and outside the classroom.
The nomination for the award reads:
"Julia goes above and beyond for all of our students, but she has excelled in this area with two students in particular. One of our students in Disability Services, who is blind, needed extra help and direction in making algebra assessable to her due to her vision limitations. Julia worked with this student diligently and spent countless hours making sure this student had the same opportunity to understand the material as others student did. For example, Julia created graphs with thread and pins in order for the student to grasp visual concepts without being about to see them. She uses her creativity and her love for teaching to make sure all students regardless of math background or ability have equal chances for success in math. The second student had a mental illness coupled with a visual impairment and was very difficult to work with. She would spend countless time tutoring this student and making sure his tests were enlarged and all of his materials were assessable. She also would come to us and discuss how to help these students be more successful based on their disability histories. She really wanted to understand their issues in order to ensure their successes. She truly exemplifies excellence and shows this to us every day in working with students in our testing center. We are truly grateful and she makes one of the best academic partners we could ask for with our students."