LSU Alumni Magazine
The LSU Alumni Magazine is published four times a year, in March, June, September, and December. One hundred thousand copies of the magazine are printed annually for the enjoyment of readers across the country and around the world.

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You will receive the magazine four times a year with a contribution of $50 or more for an annual subscription, which includes membership in the Association.

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View File Spring 2017, Volume 93, Number 1
 The Spring 2016 issue highlights LSU physicist Gabriela González, who played a central role in a groundbreaking discovery last year –the first-ever detection of gravitational waves, predicted by Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity.  

In LSUAA News, you’ll meet the 2016-2017 President’s Alumni Scholars and Flagship Scholar recipients and the new members of the Association’ s Global Board of Directors. Find out more about – and how to donate to –the LSU Food Pantry and get the latest sports news from coaches Paul Mainieri, D-D Breaux, and Ed Orgerson in Around Campus. And, in Tiger Nation, find out what former classmates are up to, read about "Chef Tailgate” Jay Ducote, Symetra Tour sensation and former Lady Tiger Madelene Sagström, and Father Tom Shuler, who answered the call to priesthood at age sixty-nine.

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Winter 2016, Volume 92, Number 4
LSU’s Faculty-In-Residence (FIR) program lets professors and their families live on campus and interact with students outside the classroom every day of the week. In Building Success: An East Side/West Side story, meet eastsiders Clint and Kay Willson in Laville Hall and westsiders Belinda and Dan Davis– and their three boys – in the Residential College Complex to find out what it’s like for families living on campus.
When those in need were at their worst, Tigers were at their best. In true LSU spirit, thousands of alumni and friends volunteered to assist those affected by the summer flood in South Louisiana. Read about Tiers to the rescue – and recovery in FLOOD.
Travel the globe with Tigers Around the World, catch up with old friends in Class Notes, and enjoy Bud Johnson’s latest sports news in Sports.

Fall 2016, Volume 92, Number 3
The partnership between LSU and Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center has allowed levels of treatment and research that otherwise would not be possible. Find out how this benefits not only both institutions, their students, and their staffs but also the citizens of Louisiana in Partnership for Life.  When Clarke Cadzow isn’t running his shop, Highland Coffees, on Chimes Street, he’s ferreting out photographs of Tiger Town from the 1930s or interviewing the dwindling number of people who lived, worked, and hung out in the Depression era-residential and business district just north of campus. Cadzow is reassembling Tiger Town, and he wants your help. Get an at-a-glance” overview of the LSU Alumni Association’s major accomplishments in the 2015 Annual Report and a preview of the Tigers’ 2016 season in Bud Johnson’s Locker Room before catching up with old friends, meeting Baby Bengals, and taking a journey to World War II Havana with the Havana American Girls in Tiger Nation.

Summer 2016, Volume 92, Number 2
Meet the 2016 LSU Alumni Association Hall of Distinction inductees and find out how "LSU Research Works” to solve some of the state’s biggest problems and impacts your life every day. Learn about Alumni Professor Heather McKillop’s fascinating Mayan research and share the Tiger gymnasts’ excitement about their new practice facility and the team’s best season ever. Catch up with campus news and events in "Around Campus” and with old friends and classmates in "Tiger Nation.”

Spring 2016, Volume 92, Number 1

Spring in Louisiana means crawfish boils. And LSU alumni and friends know that leaving Louisiana doesn’t necessarily mean leaving crawfish behind. Where Tigers go, crawfish follow - a rite of spring observed by alumni chapters nationwide that host annual crawfish boils. In The Crawfish Connection: Party With a Purpose, see how Tiger Nation unites from coast to coast to celebrate their love for purple and gold, honor their Louisiana-bred craving for the boiled mudbug delicacy, and raise funds for their beloved LSU.

In 1915, a small school opened its doors on the campus of the Teacher’s College of Louisiana State University in downtown Baton Rouge. Demonstration High School, as it was then known, began what is now a 100-year legacy of providing a distinctive educational opportunity. University Laboratory School has trained thousands of teachers during the course of the past century, and the depth and breadth of the academics and extracurricular activities offered to students ranks it as one of the best high schools in the country. Read all about it in U-High Celebrates a Century.

In Locker Room, meet the LSU Tigers’ new defensive coordinator, Dave Aranda, and get Coach Paul Mainieri’s take on the 2016 Tiger baseball team.  Find out how two alums are changing the word through music with the Boston Men’s Gay Chorus, meet international architect Mauricio Amado, and catch up with Tigers around the world in Tiger Nation.

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Winter 2015, Volume 91, Number 4

Veteran journalist Ed Cullen and December 2015 mass communication graduate Rebecca Doctor team up to take a look at the state of Religion on Campus. Despite surveys that show organized religion continuing to lose ground on U.S. college campuses, chaplains and leaders of other religious organizations at LSU say religion, in its many forms, is healthy on the Baton Rouge campus and the presence of religion at LSU is about what is found around the Southeastern Conference.

Twenty-four individuals recognized this year at the Distinguished Faculty Awards Ceremony received awards underwritten by the LSU Alumni Association, including ten recipients of the new Rising Faculty Research Award. Meet these Rising Stars, who represent seven different colleges in disciplines spanning the arts, humanities, and sciences.

In Locker Room, Bud Johnson writes about LSU basketball’s high hopes for the 2015-2016 season, profiling the nationally ranked recruits who are lifting the team’s expectations. He also visits past LSU greats in Historical Sports Notes: Did You Know?

In Around Campus, meet the team behind LSU AgCenter Food Incubator’s Truly Southern Pretzel Crunch and find out how LSU Online removes the geographic, time, and financial barriers students may face in pursuing a master’s degree.

Catch up with friends and former classmates in Tiger Nation -- and share your news with readers. Email

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Fall 2015, Volume 91, Number 3

As one of the South’s leading Research I institutions, and the only one uniquely situated adjacent to some of the most oil- petroleum- and natural gas-rich areas in America, LSU has not only the faculty but also the systems and resources to partner with the energy industry to forge powerhouse teams. Power Players focuses on LSU programs and people paving the way for future energy efficiency and discovery with powerful research, energized alums, and the Energize Business initiative. BMLI: A Competitive Edge celebrates the Black Male  Leadership Initiative’s achievements in helping male students of color achieve success in higher education by enhancing leadership skills, improving social awareness, and providing support to improve graduation and retention rates and encourage student involvement, brotherhood, and academic engagement.

Summer 2015, Volume 91, Number 2

The summer issue highlights the six new members of the LSU Alumni Association Hall of Distinction, an impressive group including Alumnus of the Year Newton Thomas, founder and CEO of the Newtron Group, and Young Alumna of the Year Lori S. "Lolo” Jones, track Olympian. 

Student writer Rebecca Docter takes a look at the ways in which the LSU chapter of the honor society Phi Kappa Phi fulfills its mission of scholarship and service – bringing home three  Chapter of Excellence awards in recent years. Learn how LSU’s Communication across the Curriculum (CxC) upped the ante this year by instituting the TEDxLSU Creative Team – forty-eight students tasked with high-stakes deliverables in planning and implementing the event’s creative aspects. 

Meet Tiger Rag president and radio personality Jim Engster and Project Fit America Teacher of Bonnie Baker Richardson. And, of course, catch up and with Tigers everywhere in "Tiger Nation.”


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Spring 2015, Volume 91, Number 5

In "Picture LSU,” University photographer Jim Zietz shares photos of people and places on campus that have become iconic in part because of the images he created of them over the last four decades. A few dozen of Jim’s thousands of images – and writer Brenda Macon – tell some of the stories he collected over the years – and it’s sure to bring back memories.

Ogden Honors College students write an Honors Thesis in the senior year – an academic achievement in its own right. Do Honors College alumni get to use that undergraduate research in their postgraduate careers? The answer is often a resounding yes! Writer Liz Billett catches up with two alums whose Honors College work is having a major impact on their careers.

In the late 1950s, the Robinson family – Dub, Tommy, and Johnny –was LSU tennis. With the completion of the new W.T. (Dub) Robinson Stadium on the horizon, Bud Johnson pays tribute to Coach Dub Robinson and talks to family members who made their mark on LSU.

Find out what’s going in Around Campus, meet four future Tigers in Baby Bengals, and catch up with friends in Class Notes.

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Winter 2014, Volume 90, Number 4
Join more than fifty volunteers from across the country in a recap of the Chapter Leadership Summit held at The Cook Hotel in September. They were treated to a weekend of fun, fellowship, food – and a good dose of work – capped off by with a Tiger tailgate and a "SaturdayNight in Tiger Stadium.”  Brenda Macon takes us inside LSU Libraries’ division of Special Collections in "There’s Something Special About Special Collections.” Whether it’s an illuminated manuscript, a fifteenth-century text from the earliest days of printing, or historical photographs of the LSU campus, Special Collections has something that is sure to fascinate everyone. Student writer Danielle Kelley shares her excitement and nostalgia about graduation in her story on Grad Fair, Bud Johnson takes a look at men’s basketball, and Ed Cullen profiles  Army Brig. Gen. Charles Chappuis and Steinway Artist Kadisha Onalbayeva. And, of course, you’ll catch up with old friends and former classmates in Tiger Nation. It’s all the in the winter issue of LSU Alumni Magazine.

Fall 2014, Volume 90, Number 3

The Lod Cook Alumni Center celebrated its twentieth anniversary on May 20 with entertainment that included the Baton Rouge Caledonian Pipes & Drums, the Vintage Band from Tigerland, and the U.S. Army Blues Swamp Romp, a part of the U.S. Army Band "Pershing’s Own. Enjoy the festivities through our party pic spread in this issue. Writer Brenda Macon takes an up-close look at the LSU Life Course and Aging Center and its collaborative effort to improve the quality of life of aging populations. Find out what’s going on in alumni chapters and around campus, and catch up with former friends in Class Notes, Profiles, and Tigers Around the World.

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Summer 2014, Volume 90, Number 2
Meet the eight individuals inducted into the 2014 LSU Alumni Hall of Distinction, an impressive roster highlighted by Alumna of the Year Pat Bodin, of Houston, retired chief information officer and vice president of information technology at ExxonMobil, and Young Alumnus of the Year Adrian Mitchell, of Winnetka, Ill., chief financial officer and chief operating officer of Crate & Barrel. Also featured in this issue are our Purple & Gold Award and Chapter Service Award winners, Alumni Professor of Anthropology Robert Tague, and artist Michael Scarborough. Read about the new SEC Network and LSU Gymnastics’ best season ever in Locker Room, and catch up with old friends in Class Notes.

Spring 2014, Volume 90, Number 1
The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) launched this spring, embraces the idea that undergraduates should be actively involved in learning, creating, researching, and developing ideas as part of the natural discovery process. Titled "LSU Discover,” the QEP expands opportunities for all LSU students to participate in projects that will give them not only a better understanding of their fields but also a leg up on their careers after they graduate. In "A Head Start,” Brenda Macon reveals the breadth and variety of talent among LSU’s undergraduates. Find out what’s going on around campus check out stats on the baseball Tigers, and catch up with alums around the world in the spring issue of LSU Alumni Magazine.

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WINTER 2013, Volume 89, Number 4

Sports trips with the Traveling Tigers are great journeys that rely on teamwork, dedication, and an indomitable Tiger spirit that guarantees a first-class experience for travelers. Share the memories of this fall’s football travelers and meet the guys and gals who make the sports trips "The Only Way to Geaux.” Take a trip "Deep Under” the mysterious subglacial Lake Whillans in West Antarctica with scientists who are investigating whether it harbors life. The lake has never been breached by humans before – until now. Catch up on Association news and campus events then reconnect with friends and former classmates in Tiger Nation.

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FALL 2013, Volume 89, Number 3

"Everything Begins Today” for LSU under new President/Chancellor F. King Aleander, who plans to meet the challenge of getting LSU in its entirety to collaborate more for the advancement not only of the university system but also for the state as a whole. Get a close-up look at University College – LSU’s entry point for students – which celebrates eighty years of service this year, meet Tiger offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, catch up with fellow Tigers around the world.

SUMMER 2013, Volume 89, Number 2
In the summer issue of LSU Alumni Magazine you’ll meet LSU’s Alumnus of the Year Larry Jones and seven other notable alumni inducted into the LSU Alumni Association’s 2013 Hall of Distinction as well as the winners of this year’s Purple & Gold and Chapter Service awards. Follow one family’s six-generation line of LSU graduates – a story that starts in 1873 and continues with the Spring 2013 graduate Charlotte Garman Baker. Join community-minded faculty, staff, and students who find, collect, and haul in old crab traps at Derelict Crab Trap Rodeos to ensure help ensure the viability of Louisiana waters.
SPRING 2013 - Volume 89, Number 1
More than just a piece of jewelry, the LSU Ring is a testament to academic accomplishment, signifying hard work and dedication. Though the rings are inherently valuable, this year's crop is extra special, having spent the night before the ceremony in Mike the Tiger's habitat – under his guard. In "A New Old Tradition,” student writer Emily Herrington takes a look at the revamped Ring Ceremony and the very special LSU Ring. Science writer Ashley Berthelot tells readers about the newly reorganized Coastal Studies Institute that will help improve life and work in the Sportsman's Paradise and all along the Gulf Coast.
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Spring 2015, Volume 91, Number 5
WINTER 2012 - Volume 88, Number 4
The pinnacle of recognition for LSU faculty is the Boyd Professorship, an honor bestowed on recipients for life. In the nearly sixty years since it was created, only 69 individuals have been named Boyd Professors. In "Boyd Professor: The Pinnacle of Recognition,” Brenda Macon profiles five of these highly accomplished faculty members, and University photographer Jim Zietz shares photographs of those in the Boyd Professors gallery in Thomas Boyd Hall. On July 1, six University units realigned to create the new a new college – a high-profile unit that will have a major impact on the quality of life of the citizens of Louisiana in the areas of social and human sciences. In "Human Sciences & Education: Creating Change,” Billy Gomila explains the realignment and what it means for LSU and Louisiana. Read this and more in the winter issue of LSU Alumni Magazine.
FALL 2012 - Volume 88, Number 3
It's all about "Hollywood South,” aka Baton Rouge! In "L.A. to LA” – Los Angeles to Louisiana – meet a few of the talented LSU alums who are finding creative careers in the film industry at Celtic Media Centre right here at home. Visit Hollywood on campus in "Stage Right,” all about Hollywood's love affair with LSU and movies such as Everybody's All American, The Dukes of Hazzard, Glory Road, and Pitch Perfect that made the University a star in its own right. Get the latest on campus news, read about LSU's Olympic Year for the Ages, and catch up with friends and former classmates in Tiger Nation.
SPRING 2012 - Volume 88, Number 1
"Yeah, we're still here!” Though small in numbers, LSU's ROTC program is outstanding, with cadets faring well in competition, excelling in military testing, and making their commanding officers proud. The remarkable young men and women who make up today's Corps of Cadets are keeping the Long Purple Line alive. Read about the University's new student business incubator, part of the Louisiana Business & Technology Center, catch up with friends, classmates, and Tigers around the world in Tiger Nation, and learn about an LSU Alumni Association staffer's years-long effort to find out about the late Mike Chambers, the man responsible for securing LSU's live tiger mascot in "Mike and Mike.” It's all in the spring issue of LSU Alumni Magazine.
SUMMER 2012 - Volume 88, Number 2
Highlighting the 2012 LSU Alumni Association Hall of Distinction inductees were Alumnus of the Year John Butler and NFL linebacker Bradie James, who was recognized as the Young Alumnus of the Year. Of the many extracurricular opportunities offered at LSU, membership on the speech and debate team has several advantages. Johnny Jones, LSU's new basketball coach, has yet to field a team, but he already has some Tiger icons in his rooting section. More than fifty representatives from twenty-five chapters across the country attended the 2012 workshop, held Feb. 4 at the Lod Cook Alumni Center.




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