Hall of Distinction

In 1979, the College of Engineering established the Hall of Distinction to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the engineering profession. Seven charter members were elected in 1979, and generally, two achievers in engineering have been added each year since.

Criteria for election include distinguished professional achievement, dedicated service to engineering, and outstanding humanitarian activities. Eligibility is not limited to LSU alumni, although it is expected that nominees will have had some connection with and show interest in LSU. Nominations may be made by anyone, and are solicited each year form alumni, faculty, and friends of the College. Election to the Hall of Distinction is by a broadly constituted ten-member Board of Election, which reviews and acts on nominations.

In the past, the engineers elected to the Hall of Distinction have come from widely varied backgrounds from the highest levels of engineering research to the top management of multinational corporations.

In honoring these people, the College of Engineering feels that it is, at the same time, honoring all those engineers whose contributions, although not all visible to the public, are nonetheless significant and collectively exemplify engineering as a profession unparalleled in its contributions to society. 

Past Hall of Distinction Inductees


Biographies linked below were current as of the date of induction.
Reflections are not available for all inductees.
* indicates that the Hall member is deceased

2016-2017
Del H. Dugas (reflections)
Greg Elliott (reflections)

 

2015-2016
Karen Brack (reflections)
John Graves (reflections)


2014-2015
Keith A. Comeaux (reflections)
Jonathan E. Martin (reflections)
David M. Mongrue (reflections)


2013-2014
Bill R. Hise (reflections)
Robert A. "Bobby" Savoie (reflections)


2012-2013
William A. Brookshire (reflections)
Edward L. Rispone (reflections)
Gerard "Jerry" L. Rispone (reflections)


2011-2012
Zaki Bassiouni (reflections)
Sidney E. Fuchs (reflections)


2010-2011
Robert A. Deason (reflections)
Roy O. Martin, III (reflections)
Stephen Michael Moret (reflections)


2009-2010
Sharon Cole (reflections)
Gary R. Wooley (reflections)


2008-2009
Jack R. Hopper (reflections)
Donald W. Keller (reflections)


2007-2008
Richard J. Juneau (reflections)
Otto J. Loewer (reflections)


2006-2007
Art E. Favre (reflections)
David "Dave" Elton Thompson (reflections)


2005-2006
Adam "Ted" Bourgoyne, Jr. (reflections)
Joseph "Guy" Thibodaux, Jr. (reflections)


2004-2005
Roland Toups (reflections)


2003-2004
William Buchanen Daniel, IV (reflections)
Ann Forte Trappey (reflections)


2002-2003
Alden L. Andre (reflections)
Edward McLaughlin (reflections)


2001-2002
Carolyn Campbell Guidry * (reflections)
Mark Guidry (reflections)
William "Bill" H. Stone (reflections)


2000-2001
Alfredo M. Lopez (reflections)
A.J.M. "Bubba" Oustalet, Jr. * (reflections)


1998-1999
Charles V. Cusimano (reflections)
Jacob Anthony Giardina (reflections)
Patrick F. Taylor * (reflections)


1996-1997
William A. Callegari (reflections)
L. Lane Grigsby (reflections)
Edward A. Schmitt (reflections)


1995-1996
Bruce E. Bernard (reflections)
Roy D. Gerard (reflections)


1994-1995
Ronald C. Cambre (reflections)
René Louis Latiolais (reflections)
Newton B. Thomas (reflections)


1993-1994
James A. Breaux (reflections)
Donald H. Daigle (reflections)


1992-1993
Donald W. Clayton (reflections)
Elton G. Yates * (reflections)


1991-1992
Gordon A. Cain *
Bert S. Turner *


1990-1991
Harry J. Longwell (reflections)
Ronald W. Rousseau (reflections)


1989-1990
Frank J. Germano *
Richard L. O'Shields (reflections)


1987-1988
J. Tinsley Oden (reflections)
Louis C. Soileau, III * (reflections)


1986-1987
Edmond J. Langhetee, Jr. (reflections)
O. Charles Roddey (reflections)


1985-1986
Lodwrick M. Cook (reflections)
Alexis Voorhies, Jr. * (reflections)


1984-1985
Murray F. Hawkins, Jr. (reflections)
Frank H. Walk (reflections)


1983-1984
Clarence M. Eidt, Jr. (reflections)
Roger W. Richardson * (reflections)


1982-1983
N.Y. Chen (reflections)
Sidney J. Reso * (reflections)


1981-1982
Paul W. Murrill
Walter C. Williams *


1980-1981
Robert D. Anding *
Murray W. Rosenthal


1979-1980
Leo M. Odom *
L.J. Sevin


1978-1979
P.L. Thibaut Brian
Jesse Coates *
Maxime A. Faget *
M.F. (Bim) Gautreaux *
John Laufer *
J. Howard Rambin, Jr. *
Chester P. Seiss *