Shreveport native recognized as LSU Rucks Fellows Class 2017-18

BATON ROUGE – A Shreveport native has been named as a member of the Class of 2017-2018 Rucks Fellows by the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business Rucks Department of Management.

Sarah Stalnaker of Shreveport, joined fellow members Heather Adams of Germantown, Tenn.; Andrew Broussard of Abbeville, La.; Diana Chern of Harvey, La.; Mallory Guillot of Covington, La.; Ashlee Huval of Covington, La.; Chris-Annie Joseph of Baton Rouge; Amanda Laliberte of Belle Chasse, La.; Lucy Simon of New Orleans;  and Madison Stein of LaPlace, La.

To qualify, a senior management major must have a grade-point average in the top 10 of all graduating seniors in the management curriculum.

Stalnaker is a management major with a concentration in human resources. In her role as president of the Society of Human Resource Management, Stalnaker leads other officers ensuring the group has defined organizational goals and a plan for meeting them. She is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and has volunteered as a student notetaker for LSU Disability Services. Following graduation, she plans to pursue an MBA and a career in human resources.

Thanks to a generous gift from William W. and Catherine M. Rucks, 10 students are recognized each year as Rucks Fellows. Selected by the faculty, the Rucks Fellows represent the highest level of academic achievement among senior management majors. To enrich their development as future business leaders, these students receive opportunities not available to others, including the chance to interact with faculty and business leaders at special events, preferential enrollment in management courses, recognition during graduation and the right to identify themselves as Rucks Fellows.

The Rucks Department of Management at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business endeavors to prepare students for careers in fields such as international management, human resources and industrial/labor relations. A generous donation by LSU alumnus William W. Rucks and his wife, Catherine, has aided the department in securing faculty who are repeatedly recognized for their research and has aided student-affiliated organizations in achieving top honors nationally.