Hardy Foreman, CPA
How I got to LSUS: I attended a very small high school and really enjoyed that experience - as far as the hands-on instruction time with my teachers. Therefore, LSU Shreveport was the natural fit for me because I wanted to enjoy those very same benefits at my college of choice.
Fond Memories of LSUS: I really enjoyed the relationships between my many professors. They really cared about their pupils in general and me personally.
LSUS faculty who helped me: Dr. Frederick (Rick) Parker, Jr.
How LSUS helped me succeed: LSU Shreveport provided me with a world-class education at a small institution with great professors who really care about their respective students.
What I do now: Tax Partner with Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC
Pathway to my current career position: I utilized the tremendous education I received from LSU Shreveport.
About my job: Advising my clientele regarding their business and personal tax affairs.
Advice to college-bound students: You have to dream big and work exceptionally hard because no one else can dream or follow through for you. I sincerely believe in hard work and in dreaming big with regard to my personal goals.
Advice to someone who wants to enter my field: You must commit to the profession, but the greatest benefit is the ability to work with extremely knowledgeable professionals on a daily basis.
Tips on choosing a major or career: Discover what you're good at. Take a career aptitude test and pursue a career that takes advantage of your unique skill set.
My toughest professional challenge: Finding a way to manage and lead highly intelligent professionals.
My toughest personal challenge: Balancing my work responsibilities as a Partner in a major accounting firm with three small children and my wife.
What I'd be doing if I had all the time in the world: I would still have my position with the Firm, but I would attend all of my children's sports events - including practices!
Successes in my life:
Named one of the 40 under 40 by the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce - 2008
Past President - LSUS Alumni Association
Past President Elect - Shreveport Chapter of the LCPA
Past Director of Finance for the Mudbug Festival
2015 LSUS Alumni Association Circle of Excellence Award
I've learned this from life: Hard work can conquer and overcome any personal deficiences. Always do your very best no matter what the task.