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JUL-AUG 2017

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50 Major General Glenn H. Curtis, Louisiana Adjutant General, and Brandon P. Landry, Founder, Co-owner, and CEO of Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar, highlighted the roster of notable alumni inducted into the 2017 LSU Alumni Association Hall of Distinction. Curtis, Alumnus of the Year, and Landry, Young Alumnus of the Year, along with four other LSU graduates, were inducted on April 7 at the Lod Cook Alumni Center. Also inducted were former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, policy advisor with Van Ness Feldman, Washington, D.C.; William Shelby McKenzie, of counsel with Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips, Baton Rouge; Jake L. Netterville, chairman of the board emeritus of Postlethwaite & Netterville, Baton Rouge; and Dr. Charles M. Smith, retired family medicine practitioner, Sulphur, La. Always an elegant affair, this year's Hall of Distinction was exceptional. From greeting guests in honorees' Gala Suites – complete with signature dishes and cocktails – to the Academy- Awards-style recognition program in the Willis Noland-John Peter LaBorde Ballroom, the evening set the bar for future events. LSU alumna Rori Smith, a brand strategy and corporate trainer with Delta Air Lines, served as Master of Ceremonies for the awards ceremony. Also on the program were LSU President F. King Alexander, Association President and CEO Cliff Vannoy and Association Board of Directors Chair, Leo Hamilton. The colors were presented by the LSU Pershing Rifles Color Guard and music was provided by pianist Doug Pacas and members of Tiger Band. The LSU Alumni Association annually recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves and the University through their careers, their personal and civic accomplishments, their volunteer activities, and their loyalty to their alma mater. Hall of d istinction 2017 By Jackie Bartkiewicz Photos by Eddy Perez Dr. Charles M. Smith, third from left, was unable to attend the gala and was honored at a dinner in Lake Charles in May. Pictured with the honoree are, from left, Dean of the College of Science Cynthia Peterson, LSU Foundation Vice President Ann Marie Marmande, LSU Alumni Association President and CEO Cliff Vannoy, Germaine Miller, LSU Alumni Association Vice President John Grubb, LSU Foundation Director of Development Emilia Gilbert, and Executive Assistant to the President of the LSU Alumni Association Mignon Kastanos. Louisiana Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne, Major General Glenn Curtis, Debbie Heroman, and 2012 Young Alumnus of the Year Bradie James. Master of Ceremonies Rori Smith and her guest, mom Pat Locks Smith. Richard Lipsey, Shelby McKenzie, Johnny Butler and Arthur Abercrombie. LSU Alumni Association President and CEO Cliff Vannoy, Todd Graves, LSU President F. King Alexander, and 2017 Young Alumnus of the Year Brandon Landry. Hall of Distinction inductees Shelby McKenzie, Mary Landrieu, Brandon Landry, Major General Glenn Curtis, and Jake Netterville Gwen and Leo Hamilton, chair of the LSU Alumni Association Board of Directors. r e A d u S O N L I N e A t w w w . C I t y S O C I A L . C O m 50

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