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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 of their time or treasure.
  • 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.

                               Cheryl H. White, Ph.D

We are delighted to honor Dr. White this year. She received a BCJ from LSUS in 1981 and is currently a Professor of History and the Hubert Humphreys Endowed Professor of History at LSU Shreveport.

Dr. White has given 22 years of academic service at LSUS.

Other honors include:

  • Eight-time recipient of the LSUS Professor of the Year Award
  • Outstanding Teaching and Service Award, LSUS College of Arts and Sciences
  • Board of Directors, Oakland Cemetery Preservation Society, 2013 to present
  • Board of Directors, Shreveport Little Theater, 2010-2014
  • Historic Preservation Commission, City of Shreveport, 2019

Dr. White received a Bachelor of Criminal Justice from LSUS in 1981, an MA in History from Louisiana Tech University, and a Ph.D. in History and Theology from Northwest University (U.K.). She is married to Paul S. White. They have two sons, Michael and Christopher, and two granddaughters, Addison and Chloe.

Other Recent Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

2018 Michael L. Carter - BS 1992

2017 Jon L. Cheek, M.D. - BS 1987

2016 Lane R. Rosen, M.D. - BS 1989

2015 Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve W. Prator - BGS 1975

2014 James N. (Jim) Fritze - BGS 1995 (Aug. 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 (Oct. 28, 1923 - Jan. 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

2006 S. Reed Dickens - BA 2000

2004 T. Brian Bond - BGS 1982

2003 1st Lt. Brandon R. Friedman - BA 2000

2002 Phillip A. Rozeman, M.D. - BS 1977

2001 Michael H. Woods - BGS 1975

2000 Margaret W. Kinsey, Ph.D. (Hon.) (Nov. 17, 1928 - Jan. 8, 2018) - AGS 1984

1998 Zina Schiff Eisenberg - MLA 1991

1997 Preston R. Friedley, Jr. - BA 1976

1988 Robert Maxwell Bunch, Ph.D. - BS 1975

1985 T.C. Tisdon (May 1, 1929 - March 16, 2000) - AGS 1976

 
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