Jamie Green is a New Orleans native and Fall 2015 graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. While at the university, Jamie received a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations with a minor in business. She was active in various student organizations while on campus including SOUL Camp, The Big Event, and the University Program Council. Upon graduation, she was selected to be a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation communication intern and had the pleasure of serving in the office of Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH).
After her internship, Jamie worked for Louisiana’s own Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA) as a press assistant. Most recently, Jamie was on the Presidential campaign trail with President Joe Biden as the Coalitions Project Director and then moved on to help to plan his virtual inauguration. She recently served as an alumni panelist on the State of #BlackUL series hosted by the Alumni Assocation and the Office for Campus Diversity in which she shared her experience and perspective as a Black student at the university.
Jamie is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (Epsilon Beta Chapter, fall 2014 initiate) and currently resides in Washington, DC.
Words of Wisdom from Jamie Green
This year, a total of 750 undergraduate and graduate students are recognized as recipients of the Black Student Achievement Award, which recognizes success, persistence, and high academic achievement. Recipient names are listed in the videos below, by college.
Photos of Award Recipients
As a way to engage award recipients virtually, students were encouraged to post personal photos with their award certificates on social media using hashtag #ULBlackAchievementAwards. Below are several students sharing their excitement about receiving the Black Student Achievement Award this year.
BFSA Scholarship Recipients
Each year, the Black Faculty and Staff Association presents four scholarships to the highest achieving award recipients. Our 2021 scholarship recipients are featured below.
Jeanie Walker is a junior majoring in general studies. She mentors individuals recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. After graduation, her primary goal is to help African-American women and children strive for excellence using their God-given talents. She encourages her peers to always hold out for miracles to happen.
Tyler Brown is a sophomore majoring in speech pathology and psychology. He is a member of UL Lafayette’s football team. After graduation, he hopes to open his own practice as a speech pathologist and work with student athletes who struggle with their mental health. He encourages his peers to always “embrace the grind,” approaching life’s highs and lows with a positive mindset.
Alain Lionel Fogang Takoutsing is in his second year of UL Lafayette’s Mathematics PhD program. After graduation, he wants to pursue a career in teaching and research. To achieve excellence, he encourages repetition and consistency. In his free time, he enjoys running.
Lindsay Smith is a first-year master's student studying speech language pathology. As a Ronald E. McNair Scholar, she conducted undergraduate research on voice and communication services for transgender and gender-diverse populations. Lindsay hopes to one day obtain her PhD and open a private practice. She encourages her peers to always keep an open mind and never be afraid to try something new. Lindsay is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.