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Circle of Excellence Award

The Circle of Excellence Award was created in 2007 to coincide with the 40th Anniversary of LSUS. It expresses annual appreciation to outstanding LSUS alumni who are leaders in our community, region or nation - those who are using their LSUS degrees in a significant manner, either professionally or through volunteerism, to bring recognition to the University.

2014 LSUS Alumni Annual Meeting Sarah & Hardy

Award recipients and others were honored at the 2014 Annual Meeting Party June 13 at The Petroleum Club of Shreveport. A "Celebrate the Sixties" theme was carried out with life-sized vehicle standees and vintage photos from the early days of LSUS. Alumni Board Director Darrell Rebouche and his wife Claire, and Scott Wolf and his fiancee Melinda Denton, shared first prize for their fabulous costumes. Retiring Board President Hardy Foreman, CPA, was honored for his service with an engraved LSUS watch.

Recipients are listed with the degrees earned from LSU Shreveport.

2014 Circle of Excellence Award Recipients

  • Michael T. Ferrell (BS Accounting 1975) - Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs, LSUS
  • Amanda B. Gouthiere, MS (BA Sociology 2001; MS Human Services Administration 2005) - Executive Director, Shreveport Opera
  • Scott J. Hardwick, MBA (BS Computer Science 1995, MBA 2000) - Assistant Director, Information Technology Services, LSUS
  • Shelby C. Keith, MS, CCP (BS Management & Administration 1981; Master of Systems Technology 1991) - Chief Information Officer, LSUS
  • Norma Jean Paris, SSP (BA Education 1975; SSP 1985) - School Psychologist (Retired), 25 years with Caddo & Bossier Schools
  • John S. Vassar, Ph.D. (BA History, 1991) - Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, LSUS
  • Shannon D. Wall, M.Ed. (BA English 1992; M.Ed. 2004) - Principal, Donnie Bickham Middle School
  • George D. Wray III, MBA (MBA 2013) - President/Owner, Wray Ford, Inc.

2013 Circle of Excellence Award Recipients

  • Scott G. Drach (BS Management/Marketing 1990) - Vice President, Human Resources, Boeing Defense, Space & Security
  • Michael Bradford, MBA (BS Management/Marketing 1986; MBA 1997) - Senior Vice President, Government Banking, Capital One Bank
  • Preston (Cade) Brumley, Ed.D. (M.Ed. 2004) - Superintendent, DeSoto Parish School System
  • Brian K. Wooten, MA (BS Psychology 1991) - Owner/President, Louisiana Clinical Research LLC
  • Kevin Alexander, MA (BS Psychology 2003) - President, Creative Control Films
  • Cynthia Dawn Ritchie (BGS 2003/Concentration Criminal Justice; M.Ed. Psychology 2005) - Consultant in International Relations
  • Alan K. Duncan, M.D. (BS Science/Medicine Accelerated 1987) - Consultant in Mobile IT Solutions for Medical Organizations
  • Vivek Khare, M.D. (BS Science/Medicine Accelerated 1989) - Partner & Business Manager, The Delta Pathology Resources Network

2012 Circle of Excellence Award Recipients

  • Bailey Baynham, CPA - BS 1985
  • Michael L. Carter - BS 1992
  • Reet T. Lawhon, M.D. - BS 1996
  • Matt Locke - BGS 1984
  • Steven P. Jones, M.D. - BS 1996
  • Mary Rounds, M.Ed. - M.Ed. 1980
  • Charles T. Strong, M.Ed. - M.Ed. 1989
  • Scott R. Wolf, JD - BCJ 1996

2011 Circle of Excellence Award Recipients

  • Keith S. Burton, M.Ed. - BA 1991, M.Ed. 1993
  • Michael S. Harper - BS 1976
  • David M. Oliver, CPA - BS 1977
  • Domenico M. Palombo (1975-2014) - BA 1998 
  • Dominic Salinas, Ed.D. - BS 1977 (Cum Laude)
  • Christopher S. Sockrider, M.D., FACS - BS 1992
  • U.S. Marshal Henry L. Whitehorn, Sr., MS - BCJ 1986
  • G. Brent Whitton, M.D. - BS 1994

2010 Circle of Excellence Award Recipients

  • Kathleen T. Barberousse, M.Ed. - BA 1976, M.Ed. 1981
  • Randall E. Brown, MBA - BS 1985
  • Thomas A. Brown, MD, FACC, FSCAI - BS 1978
  • Marcia C. Calhoun - BGS 2000
  • Shawne C. Marsala, M.Ed. - SSP 1993; M.Ed. 2002
  • Jeffery T. Mitchell, Ph.D. - BS 1986
  • Jonathan H. Muslow - BS 1988
  • The Honorable Frances J. Pitman - BA 1977

2009 Circle of Excellence Award Recipients

  • John W. Dean, CPA, MPH - BS 1977
  • Lazerick C. Poland - BS 2001
  • Gayle Flowers, M.Ed. - BS 1982; M.Ed. 1989
  • Coach Chad McDowell - BS 1996
  • B.B. Craig, MPA - BA 1990
  • Col. Barry A. Naylor - BGS 1992
  • Lane R. Rosen, M.D. - BS 1989
  • Marjan Trutschl, Ph.D. - BS 1994

2008 Circle of Excellence Award Recipients

  • Donna M. Austin, D.B.A. - BS 1979, BS and MBA 1984
  • Nicholas E. Goeders, Ph.D. - BS 1978
  • The Honorable David N. Matlock - BA 1979
  • Michael R. Norman, Ph.D. - BS 1979 (Summa Cum Laude)
  • Craig C. Spohn - BS 1987
  • Michael K. Turner - BA 1978
  • Barzanna A. White, Ph.D. - BS 1986, SSP 1989
  • Brian R. Willis, M.D. - BS 1981 (Cum Laude)

2007 Circle of Excellence Award Recipients

  • James H. Ballengee - BS 1987
  • Ronnie L. Bryant, CEcD, FM - BS 1989
  • James N. Fritze - BGS 1995
  • John M. Good, Jr. - BS 1976
  • Johnette H. McCrery, Ph.D. - MLA 1996
  • Caddo Parish Sheriff Stephen W. Prator - BGS 1975
  • Edie Broyles Williams - BGS 1988
  • Anne Dier Wilson - MLA 1987
  • J. Woodfin "Woody" Wilson, Jr., M.D. - MLA 1987