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.
2012 Marcia Copeland Calhoun
Marcia Calhoun graduated summa cum laude from LSUS in 2000 with a Bachelor of General Studies. She is the co-owner of Calhoun Builders, Inc., with her husband, Riemer, and has distinguished herself within the building industry.
Marcia served on the LSUS Alumni Board from 2001-2007 and was Co-Chair of the Commencement Committee for 4 years. She is also a member of the LSUS Foundation and established an endowed scholarship in 2006. She received the LSUS Alumni Circle of Excellence Award in 2010.
Marcia helped develop and organize several non-profit entitities to enhance the lifestyle of the DeSoto Parish area, and presently serves on the boards of the DeSoto Arts Council, DeSoto Kids Development and Education, Inc., and Friends of the Mansfield Female College Museum. She has served for more than a decade on the State Governing Board of the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum in Shreveport.
Other Recent Distinguished Alumni
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