LSU freshman receives Dillon-Dotson award

Photo provided by Aaron Looney -- Isis Landry, left, of Sorrento, and Melissa Dillon-Dotson attend the LSU University College’s Summer Scholars Celebration of Excellence banquet Aug. 2 at the The Club at LSU Union Square. Landry receives the Summer Scholars Dillon-Dotson Book Award during the event.
Photo provided by Aaron Looney -- Isis Landry, left, of Sorrento, and Melissa Dillon-Dotson attend the LSU University College’s Summer Scholars Celebration of Excellence banquet Aug. 2 at the The Club at LSU Union Square. Landry receives the Summer Scholars Dillon-Dotson Book Award during the event.

Sorrento resident Isis Landry received the LSU University College’s Summer Scholars Dillon-Dotson Book Award during the university’s Aug. 2 Celebration of Excellence banquet.

University College awarded $3,000 through 12 books during the event at the The Club at LSU Union Square.

Landry, a freshman majoring in psychology with a 3.5 GPA, is the daughter of Eldridge and Chasstidy Landry, of Sorrento.

LSU University College’s Summer Scholars Dillon-Dotson Book Award is given to a full-time LSU student enrolled in University College’s Summer Scholars program, a news release from LSU says.

LSU Summer Scholars is an eight-week summer program that prepares high-achieving minority students to make a successful transition from high school to college, the release says.

“It is gratifying to see former Summer Scholars and invested community leaders committed to our program,” said Paul Ivey, executive director of LSU University College. “The philanthropic concept of ‘paying it forward’ with these generous book awards is a testimony to the impact that the Summer Scholars program makes in our LSU students’ lives.”