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

2018-2019

Lee K. Boothby
Sherri Hammond LeBas
Victor “Vic” Weston

 

2017-2018

James B. "Pepper" Rutland
John H. Stinson III

 

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 *