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Alumni Services


Annual Pilots Golf Classic
The 2017 LSUS Alumni Capital One Pilots Golf Classic took place April 10 at The Golf Club at StoneBridge in Bossier City. 

We appreciate the faithfulness of our core sponsors. Look for a 2018 date announcement in the near future!

The Pilots Golf Classic has been an LSUS fixture since 1999, involving alumni, faculty and staff. 

To date the Pilots Classic has raised $283,000 for scholarships, programs, projects and services that benefit LSUS. To sponsor a team or to volunteer, please contact the Alumni Office at 318-797-5190 or click on "Golf Tournament."

Silent Auctions
The RiverBend Gala, the LSUS Foundation's black-tie-optional event which celebrates and benefits LSUS, is coming up Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 601 Spring in Downtown Shreveport. The Alumni Association traditionally hosts a Silent Auction. Our auction team has raised $83,000 since 2008. For more information, call the Alumni Office at 318-797-5190.


Annual Meeting Party

The Alumni Association holds one "general membership" meeting per year, the Annual Meeting, usually in May or June.

The 2017 party/dinner meeting took place Thursday, June 1, 2017 in the LSUS University Center Ballroom. 

The Distinguished Alumni Award winner, Jon L. Cheek, M.D. (BS 1989, Biological Sciences), was recognized for his work with the LSUS Alumni Student Medical Mentoring Program and the Dr. Jon L. Cheek Science Scholarship. Four Circle of Excellence Award winners were recognized:  Lisa F. Johnson, LCTP, CHSP (BA 1990), President/CEO/Public Policy, Bossier Chamber of Commerce; Melissa T. Mainiero, M.Ed. (BS 1993, M.Ed. 2003), Education Program Consultant, Office of District Support, LA Dept. of Education; Tasmin J. Plater, MSHRM, Ph.D. (BS 2011), Manager/Human Resources Business Partner, The Walt Disney Company; and Ray D. Smith, M.D. (BS 1990), Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists. Retiring Alumni Board Directors Mike Mosura II, PGA (BGS 2008) and Larry W. Yelverton, CRPC, (BS 2002) received their service awards. The evening offered an excellent opportunity for fellowship and networking. Dues-paying Association members receive invitations and other alumni are welcome for a per-person fee. For more information, call 318-797-5190 or email



Left Photo: Circle of Excellence Awards (left to right)
Tasmin J. Plater, Ph.D. (BS 2011); Melissa T. Mainiero, M.Ed. (BS 1993, M.Ed. 2003); Lisa F. Johnson, LCTP, CHSP (BA 1990); Ray D. Smith, M.D. (BS 1990)

Right Photo: Distinguished Alumni Award (left to right)
Rahim Sindhwani, BS Biochemistry, 2016; Dr. Jon Cheek - 2017 Recipient; Tyra Brown, BS Biochemistry, 2015


Left Photo: Leadership Award
John L. Vassar, Ph.D. (BA 1991)

Right Photo: Chancellor Larry Clark displays the new official LSU Shreveport Medallion.

Photos Courtesy of Bianca G. Stakes (BA 2017).

Commencement Receptions

The Alumni Association hosts a reception for graduates, faculty and alumni before the Fall and Spring Commencement Services. Alumni Board Directors and other alumni serve as volunteers.

The Association Board of Directors meets at least three times during the year in addition to the Annual Meeting. Directors also serve on committees which meet separately to support and manage various events and projects for the University.