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The Praecellemus Fund draws its name from LSMSA’s motto which means “We shall excel.” Extended from former Executive Director Brother David Sinitiere’s Signum Fidei Fund in 2001, the Praecellemus Fund brings scholars, artists, and researchers to the LSMSA campus for presentations and short term residencies. The primary goal is to spark in students a better understanding of their talents and training in the context of contemporary issues and thought. An annual budget of $5,000 enables faculty to invite diverse expertise into their classrooms. 

Your Praecellemus Fund Donations at Work

List of 6 items.

  • 2016-2017

    Rebecca Morgan:  Dance workshop
    Brett Garfinkel:  Dance workshop
    Maria Town: Public policy, government work, disabilities 
    David Tamayo:  Science guest speaker
  • 2015-2016

    Amy Gard: Guest dance choreographer
    John Sebelius:  Guest artist
    Miss Louisiana Organization:  Miss Louisiana Musical Theatre Workshop
  • 2014-2015

    Corey Cascio: Theatre technical/theatrical lighting workshop
    Rebecca Morgan: Dance guest choreographer
    Gregory C. Alexander: Visiting author for Author's Expo
    Jean Ferrandis: Renowned flutist concert and master class
    Angela Favazza: Flute workshop and master class
    Sorinex Exercise Equipment: Weight room equipment training for student athletes
    Christopher Tyson: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day speaker
  • 2013-2014

    Brian Collier: Dance master class
    Donna Lee: LSMSA opera performance
    Coco Loupe: Dance guest choreographer
    Sumanth Gopinath: Visiting composer
    Paul Pharris: Theatre stage combat workshop
  • 2012-2013

    Justin Jones-Fosu: Dr. King speech for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day assembly
  • 2011-2012

    William Broussard: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day speaker
    Justin Jones-Fosu: Harnessing the Power of Healthy Relationships and Acting Responsibly speaker
    Cal Domingue: Gifted Characteristics speaker