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Hall of Distinction

Established in 2004, the LSU College of Science Hall of Distinction celebrates individuals who make significant contributions to science, business, academia, or government as well as to their community.   Individuals do not have to be an LSU alumnus to be nominated for induction, but must have some connection to the College of Science.  



All individuals including but not limited to alumni, emeritus faculty, and friends of the College who have made outstanding contributions to their profession and community, living or posthumously, and have had formative associations with the College of Science are eligible. No individual can be considered while an employee of the University.  Consideration will be based on accomplishments across a career and include the interactions of the individual with the College or the University. There should be evidence of 


1) an exceptional professional record, 

2) significant personal achievement, 

3) educational, professional, or service activities that provide a strong bond between the individual and the college, or

4) strong integrity and humanitarianism.



A letter of nomination must be submitted to the Dean of the College of Science by November 1 for an individual to be eligible for an induction ceremony occurring in the spring of the following year.  The Dean’s office will acknowledge receipt of the nomination and request the additional information required if needed by the selection committee.


Presentation of Honorees

The Dean will notify the individuals of their selection as a member of the Hall of Distinction.  In the event the Honoree is deceased, a family member or friend will be notified. Induction ceremonies are held each year during the spring semester.



Click year to view the biographies of the Hall of Distinction inductees.