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Distinguished Alumni Award


The Distinguished Alumni Award is presented to alumni who are leaders in the community, region or nation, and who have given generously of their time, talents or resources to LSUS. The award was instituted in 1985. The following criteria, adopted in 2004, are used to determine the recipients of the award:

  • The recipient must be an LSUS graduate with at least a Bachelor's Degree.
  • The recipient must have made a significant contribution to the University which may or may not have been monetary.
  • The recipient must be a leader in our community, region or nation.
  • The recipient must be using his or her LSUS degree in a significant manner. 

Jim Fritze

2016     Lane R. Rosen, M.D.
The LSUS Alumni Association is pleased to honor Dr. Lane Rosen, Medical Director, Radiation Oncology, Willis-Knighton Health System. He has been at the helm since 1997 and has overseen the department's transformation from a local, to a national, and now international leader in advanced cancer care.

Lane received a BS in Biological Science from LSUS in 1989 and his MD from LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport in 1993. He said he received an excellent education at LSUS and personal support from caring professors who laid the groundwork for his years in medical school. While in medical school, Lane twice served as Student Government President and received the Patty Van Hook Memorial Award for Outstanding Leadership in Medicine. He was also appointed by Governor Buddy Roemer to the LSU Board of Supervisors, and later by Governor Edwin Edwards to the State of Louisiana Board of Regents. From 1996-1997 Lane attended a residency in radiation oncology at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. where he served as Chief Resident.

With the support of his excellent team at Willis-Knighton, Lane has pioneered advanced radiation oncology technologies. He was the first physician in the world to deliver TomoTherapy Body Radiosurgery, and the first oncologist to ever treat a patient with Image-Guided Intensity Modulated Proton therapy on a compact proton unit. Lane said he is privileged to be a radiation oncologist having the opportunity to work daily with cancer patients with the goals of providing cure, prolonged life and comfort.

Lane is also an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine through Feist-Weiller Cancer Center and the Department of Gynecology and Radiology at LSU Medical School in Shreveport where he also serves on the admissions committee. He was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha for his accomplishments. He is involved in numerous educational endeavors with medical students and fellows, and visiting physicians. He and his group have welcomed international visitors interested in Proton Therapy, TomoTherapy, and Bachytherapy.

Lane has received many awards - the Susan G. Komen Local Hero Award; the 2003 American Cancer Society Cancer Awareness Aware; the 2005 P.R.I.D.E. Award by the Shreveport Bossier Tourist Bureau; the 2009 LSUS Circle of Excellence Award; and has been chosen a Top Physician in Shreveport and Louisiana through SB Magazine and Louisiana Life Magazine.

He has also served on a number of boards - the Northwest Louisiana Jewish Federation Board; the LSUS Alumni Board from 2010-2015; the B'nai Zion Congregation Board; the Independence Bowl Foundation Board; the American Cancer Society Leadership Advisory Committee; the Caddo-Bossier Cancer Foundation League; and the LSUS Foundation Board.

Lane is married to Maurie Patterson Rosen, M.D., a practicing internal medicine physicians at Willis-Knighton Pierremont. They have three highly-accomplished children, Yale, Harrison and Taylor.


            Other Recent Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

2015      Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve W. Prator - BGS 1975  

2014      James N. (Jim) Fritze - BGS 1995 (August 8, 1925 - May 22, 2016)

2013      Peggy Johnson Cloud - BA Secondary Education 1975

2012      Marcia C. Calhoun - BGS 2000

2011      James H. Ballengee - BS Accounting 1987

2010      Anne Dier Wilson and Dr. Woody Wilson (October 28, 1923 - January 28, 2014) - Joint MLA degrees 1987

2009      John M. Good, Jr. - BS 1976

2008      Edie Broyles Williams - BGS 1988

2007      Hazel Fain Beard - BGS 1985

Former Distinguished Alumni 

1985      T.C. Tisdon - AGS 1976
1988      Robert Maxwell Bunch, Ph.D. - BS 1975
1997      Preston R. Friedley, Jr. - BA 1976
1998      Zina Schiff Eisenberg - MLA 1991
2000      Margaret W. Kinsey, Ph.D. (Hon.) - AGS 1984
2001      Michael H. Woods - BGS 1975
2002      Phillip A. Rozeman, M.D. - BS 1977
2003      1st Lt. Brandon R. Friedman - BA 2000
2004      T. Brian Bond - BGS 1982
2006      S. Reed Dickens - BA 2000