Dees-Thomases graduated from LSU in 1979 with a degree in journalism, and later received her master’s degree from Northwestern University.
2023 Hall of Distinction Nominee: Amy Brittain
Amy Brittain, an investigative reporter with The Washington Post since 2013, has specialized in coverage related to criminal justice and sexual assault, harassment, and misconduct.
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"More than a decade ago, LSU became a second home for me when I first set foot on campus. I gained confidence at LSU because my professors and peers believed in my potential as a journalist. I think they saw something in me before I saw it in myself.
I still feel at home when I come back to visit. My best friends are LSU alumni. Most of my family are, too. I met my husband in the Quad, under the oak trees. There’s something about the place that just sticks with you over time and continues to draw you back in, even though many seasons of life.
It’s a special place. I am forever proud to be an LSU alumna." - Amy Brittain