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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. 

Peggy Cloud

2013     Peggy Johnson Cloud
Peggy Cloud graduated from LSUS in 1975 with a BA in Secondary Education and a concentration in Social Studies. She also holds a Masters +30 with course work at LSU Baton Rouge, LA Tech, Northwestern and Centenary College. In 1976 Peggy began a stellar teaching career at Youree Drive Middle School that would span three decades in the Caddo Parish System. She retired from Caddo Parish Magnet High in 1999, where she taught Computer Science and Algebra I. One of her goals was to build student confidence in a class climate where questions were always allowed, independence encouraged, and a "help others" attitude was expected. Peggy also served on numerous education boards, organizations and committees.

In 2008 Peggy and her husband, Dr. Dalton Cloud, an original faculty member at LSUS, jointly endowed the Dr. Dalton and Peggy Cloud Endowed Professorship in Communications within the College of Liberal Arts with funds from their retirement savings. Their $60,000 gift was matched with $40,000 by the Louisiana Board of Regents, for a total endowment of $100,000. The current faculty recipient of the Professorship is Mary "Jorgi" Jarzabek, Electronic Medical Journalism Director.


            Other Recent Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients


2012      Marcia C. Calhoun - BGS 2000

2011      James H. Ballengee - BS Accounting 1987

2010      Anne Dier Wilson and Dr. Woody Wilson - 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