University Laboratory School Announces 2015 Hall of Fame Honorees

07/07/2015

Four outstanding alumni have been chosen for induction into the University Laboratory School Hall of Fame.

Dr. Barbara E. Murray '65 and Dr. Rani G. Whitfield '87 will be inducted into our Alumni Hall of Distinction, and Dr. Anthony "Tony" Field '65 and Dr. Thomas Robinson '55 will be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame. Dr. Murray '65 is a renowned physician and currently a Professor of Medicine at University of Texas Medical School in Houston and became Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine.

Dr. Whitfield '87 AKA "The Hip Hop Doc" is a Board Certified Family Physician with a Certificate of added qualification (CAQ) in Sports medicine, is currently in private practice in Baton Rouge. Dr. Whitfield is an impassioned advocate for increasing the awareness of health related issues, such as HIV/AIDS, obesity, cardiovascular disease and substance abuse affecting today’s youth, young adults, and the elderly. Dr. Whitfield is very active in his local community and the surrounding areas.

Dr. Field '65 excelled in multiple sports while attending U-High, winning the Quitman Long Award. Tony was also an outstanding student, serving as Student Council President. Following high school, Tony played football at New Mexico State University and went on to attend LSU Medical School in New Orleans. He has served 2 stints as Chief of Medical Staff and currently practices cardiology at Carson Tahoe Hospital in Nevada.

Dr. Thomas Robinson '55 was an outstanding student/athlete at U-High. He was the youngest winner of a state high school tennis title at age 13, and by age 15 ranked seventh in the nation in his age division. Tommy went on to play tennis at LSU, teaming up with his brother Johnny to win doubles matches. He went on to graduate from LSU School of Medicine in 1963 and also played on the USAF tennis team. He practiced ophthalmology in Alexandria, LA, and in later years began going to Mexico on eye mission surgery trips, four or more times a year for over 37 years. His 150 plus trips have provided 15,000 eye surgeries. He was most recently inducted into the Louisiana Tennis Hall of Fame.

The Cubs Hall of Fame Alumni Event will take place on Saturday, August 22, at the LSU Faculty Club. tickets will go on sale soon. Please call Megan Bourgeois with the University Laboratory School Foundation for more information.

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