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Ed Cullen

Ed Cullen, an LSU journalism graduate, is author of Letter in a Woodpile, a collection of his essays for National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.” He is retired from the Baton Rouge Advocate where he wrote the Sunday column “Attic Salt.”

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Uniting Baton Rouge Through Music

Jody Hanet, left, Kids’ Orchestra executive director, and founder Nanette Noland.
Photo by Amber Broussard/Kids’ Orchestra

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Community Service Is ‘Routine’ for Charles Bernard

Charles and Kim Bernard at home in Vernon Hills, Ill.

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A 'Soulful Journey' with Randell Henry

Randell Henry with his “Land of Bright and Dark Spaces.” Photo courtesy of LASM

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LSU Alumnus Spotlight: Chris King

Chris King, left, and Nick Loupe, right, co-founders of the Cajun Army, with Elberta Pugh-Hudson, grandmother, flood survivor, and widowed pastor of the St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Teachey, N.C., who lost everything she owned.

CHRIS KING, BS BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 2006

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LSU Alumni Spotlight: Marc Buie

LSU Alum Helps Guide NASA Craft Beyond Pluto

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LSU Alumni Spotlight: Lee Romaire, Emmy-winning entrepreneur artist donates Christmas display to his hometown

Emmy-award winning artist Lee Romaire, shown with two of his creations for the Cajun-themed Christmas display in Morgan City, La.

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Alumni Spotlights: LSU Student Government Presidents Then and Now - Part III

This is the third in a series of stories on LSU Student Government presidents, which will appear in future issues of LSU Alumni Magazine.

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Alumni Spotlights: LSU Student Government Presidents Then and Now - Part II

This is the second in a series of stories on LSU Student Government presidents, which will appear in future issues of LSU Alumni Magazine.

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Alumni Spotlights: LSU Student Government Presidents Then and Now

This is the first in a series of stories on LSU Student Government presidents, which will appear on LSU Alumni Association blog and in future issues of LSU Alumni Magazine.

Stories told by LSU Student Government presidents from the 1950s to the present are a reminder of how much things change and how much they stay the same.

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Alumni Spotlight: Kelly Kissel

“I tell you it felt good walking across this campus tonight,” said Kelly Kissel, retired Associated Press Arkansas news editor and now metro editor of The (Baton Rouge) Advocate. Kissel earned bachelor’s degree in journalism from LSU in 1984.

Kissel was talking about the short walk from the University’s Visitor Center parking lot to The Chimes Restaurant one weekday night in late June. He had been in the metro editor’s chair at The Advocate two days. 

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