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.
2014 James N. (Jim) Fritze
The LSUS Alumni Association is pleased to honor Jim Fritze for his service and generosity to LSUS.
Jim is the Dealer Owner for Red River Motor Company. He received his Bachelor of General Studies from LSUS in 1995, two days before his 70th birthday. After serving on the LSUS Chancellor's Advisory Council and as a founding member of the LSUS Foundation, he decided to pursue the 45 hours of third- and fourth-year courses he lacked from accumulating various hours during his time in the U.S. Navy.
Jim Fritze is a founding member of the LSUS Foundation, a former LSUS Foundation Board member, and a supporter of the Foundation's gala, RiverBend Revue. He has received numerous community awards including Bossier Chamber Small Business Person of the Year, March of Dimes Citizen of the Year, Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame Laureate, and ArkLaTex Agricultural Council Man of the Year. He was also one of the inaugural LSUS Circle of Excellence Award recipients in 2007.
Jim Fritze has served as President of the following organizations: Shreveport-Bossier New Car Dealers Association; Bossier Chamber of Commerce; Shreveport-Bossier Foundation; Junior Achievement of Shreveport-Bossier; and the Shreveport Parents League.
Other Recent Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients
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 - 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