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Association President talks "Parties with a Purpose"

We are now officially in “chapter season” – the time of year that takes us from coast to coast to visit with alumni celebrating their love of the purple and gold at those time-honored rites of spring, crawfish boils. We like to call them “parties with a purpose” – for, in addition to the good food, fun, and camaraderie, these events have, over the years, raised some $5 million to endow scholarships and professorships. Together, I know we can do much more. Attend a chapter “party with a purpose” this year and help support deserving scholars. Visit lsualumni.org/coast-to-coast-crawfish-boils to find a boil near you! 

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LSU Alumni Spotlight: Chris Cummings

Chris Cummings (BA 2009 and 2019, JD 2013) is the Founder & CEO of Pass It Down, an award-winning digital storytelling platform. Pass It Down is revolutionizing how brands and cultural institutions around the world collect, organize, and share their history, content and stories. The all-in-one platform gives clients the ability to showcase their stories across any phone, tablet, computer, or kiosk to create interactive exhibits and experiences for their users. An iteration of the Pass It Down platform for families is currently being rebuilt after three years of customer stories, lessons, and feedback. This version helped thousands of families around the world capture and preserve their memories.

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18 Questions with LSU Alumni: Keith Comeaux

KEITH COMEAUX, BSME 1989 and BS, Physics 1989

Keith Comeaux graduated from LSU in mechanical engineering and physics and completed Masters and Ph.D.
degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University. He also completed his MBA at UCLA. Keith currently serves as the Deputy Chief Engineer at NASA for Mars 2020 Mission. 

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Alumni Spotlight: Caitlin Picou

2007 Manship School grad Caitlin Picou left the shady oaks of LSU in 2007 and headed west for Fort Worth's oil and gas industry. Her career quickly took a different path as she moved from Texas to the Big Apple before finally landing back in Louisiana. We had a chance to catch up with this successful young entrepreneur and discuss her company Kismet Cosmetics.

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Memorial Oak Grove Rededication

Are you or someone you know a descendant or relative of the men listed below? If so, we would like to hear from you. These men were former LSU students and alumni who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War I and are honored in the Memorial Oak Grove on campus. The grove is being reimagined as a prominent place of remembrance and on Nov. 11, the 100th anniversary of the end of the war, a rededication ceremony will be held. The general public is invited to attend.  Details of the ceremony will be forthcoming. 

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18 Questions with LSU Alumni: Terri Broussard Williams

 

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Your Contributions at Work: Distinguished Faculty Awards 2018

 

 

The LSU Distinguished Faculty Awards Presentation 2018 was held on May 2 at Lod Cook Alumni Center.

LSU Alumni Association was proud to present 19 faculty members with awards this year. These financial awards are made possible by the generous donations of our alumni, fans, and friends. These contributions enhance the ability to recruit and retain the many excellent faculty members that call LSU home.

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18 Questions with LSU Alumni: Dillon Couvillon

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LSU and San Diego: 30 Years of Unexposed Connections

When most people think of a crawfish boil, they likely conjure up images of several fold-out tables in a backyard with twenty to thirty of their closest friends. In San Diego, they've decided to take this typical gathering and turn it into a massive festival. Over the last thirty years, the LSU Alumni of San Diego Chapter has managed to grow this annual event into one of the largest crawfish boils in the world. With over 4,000 purple and gold fanatics taking over the practice field at Qualcomm Stadium, this festival has become the place to be during the Memorial Day weekend. While there is nothing like a good party, this celebration has a worthy cause. The funds raised from the crawfish boil are used to award 2 scholarships per year for local San Diego students planning to attend LSU. Additionally, 2 Professorships/Year are awarded to distinguished LSU Faculty Members.

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LSU Alumni in Los Angeles: Notable tigers in tinsel town

The Southern California LSU Alumni Chapter is a thriving group of Tiger alums now living large and lovin’ life on the west coast. Sure, there is some culture shock when an LSU graduate ventures into the wild, wild west. At first glance, the differences between south Louisiana and southern California are many. But the members of the Southern California LSU Alumni Chapter embrace change while hanging on to their Tiger roots.

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