The LSU Honor Society holds the awards and initiation ceremony
The LSU chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society held its 2022 Awards and Induction Ceremony on April 19 in the Dalton Woods Auditorium. The president of the chapter, Dr. Louay Mohammad, presided over the ceremony and the main guest speaker was Dr. Matt Lee, interim executive vice president of LSU and rector. 71 students, faculty and professors have become partners this year.
The following students received awards at the ceremony: Outstanding Junior, Emilie Ravain; Outstanding master’s student, Maya C. Tate; Outstanding senior student, Irene Martí Gil; and candidate for the national postgraduate scholarship 2022, Sanaa Alam.
The following faculty members have received awards: winners of the non-tenured faculty award, Dr. Emmanouil ChatzopoulosDepartment of Physics and Astronomy; Dr. Daniel HolsteinDepartment of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences; Dr. One “Lily” KimSchool of Social Work; Dr. Allison Young, Department of Art History.
Winners of outstanding instructors, Dr. Karim El Kholy, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Physics and Astronomy; i Dr. Jason M. Wolfe, Department of History.
LPB friends honor seven Louisiana legends at the 2022 gala
Friends of LPB held its 32nd annual Louisiana Legends Awards gala on April 28 at the Old State Capitol to honor Louisiana legends. During the ceremony, videos were presented about the life of each legend.
The 2022 honorees have distinguished themselves in fields as diverse as broadcasting, philanthropy, science, sports, environmental conservation and the humanities. In honor of this year’s Legends, Gov. John Bel Edwards proclaimed April 28 as Louisiana Legends Day.
The legends of Louisiana 2022 are: Beth Courtneyretired president of LPB; Art FavreCEO and founder of Performance Contractors; Saundra Yancy McGuireretired vice-chancellor and emeritus professor of chemistry at LSU; Stephen McGuireJames and Ruth Smith were Professor Emeritus of Physics at Southern University; Paul Mainieriretired LSU head baseball coach; Valsin MarmillionCEO and founder of Marmillion & Company; Thomas Whiteheadprofessor emeritus at Northwestern State University.
They join a prestigious list of 149 past Louisiana legends that includes Academy and Grammy Award winners, star athletes, Pulitzer Prize winners, esteemed dignitaries, including the current U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.
Baton Rouge Garden Club is once again dedicating the Garig Oak Tree
Members of the Baton Rouge Garden Club held a re-dedication event on April 25 in memory of the planting of the Garig Oak Tree in City Park in 1933. The event was held in conjunction with the 86th Annual Convention the Louisiana Garden Club Federation. The theme was “The Legacy of Louisiana’s Live Oak.”
The Oak of the Garig was planted in honor George W. Garigcommissioner of streets and parks from 1922-1931.
The event was a joint effort of the Baton Rouge Garden Club, the Louisiana Garden Club Federation, the Baton Rouge Recreation and Parks Commission and Friends of City Park.
Speakers included Champagne Roxanna de Lafayette, president of the LGCF; Ruby Homayssi, president of the BRGF; i Corey WilsonBREC superintendent.
The Baton Rouge Art League hosts an annual art show at LSU
The annual Baton Rouge Art League exhibition and reception took place on April 23 at the LSU Rural Life Museum. The art exhibition showcased the work of 98 local artists.
“Sundance” by Betty Efferson won the 2022 Purchase Award and will become part of BRAL’s permanent art collection housed in the Louisiana State Archives. Katy Prescott i Susan Smith, co-chairs of the event, worked with attendees to make arrangements. The snack was provided by Sharon Keaton i Patricia Ryan.
Caterina Mungall i Lilly Bridwell-Bowles they were in charge of the floral arrangements, Elaine Atkinson i Nancy Ward took care of the artistic placement and Claire Yeargain worked on the art purchasing committee. Kathy Stone i Joette LeBlanc designed invitations and catalog, and Lilly Bridwell-Bowles printed the invitations of the guests. Janice Levy helped with the sale of art; Melissa Guilbeau, Sarah Fergus i Susie Carpenter welcomed the guests to the check-in desk.
The Baton Rouge Art League has been part of the Baton Rouge community since 1934. For more information on how the Baton Rouge Art League has supported the arts and artists in our community, visit www.batonrougeartleague.org.