Cornerstone

 
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ABOUT THE COVER
Junior Hayden Nagin sets the tone for Cornerstone Winter 2016 and Spring 2017 with his winning cover design.

MEMBERSHIP PROFILE
Successful, generous and engaged LSU alumni, Andrea Clesi McMakin and Wally McMakin are no benchwarmers.

BOARD PROFILE
Robert M. Stuart Jr., chairperson-elect of the LSU Foundation Board of Directors, is helping to prepare a bright future for LSU.

TIGER HEROES
The Brookshire Military and Veterans Student Center will be a home for the brave Tigers who have served our country.

FOR OUR GRANDCHILDREN
By supporting LSU Press, Mike and Ayan Rubin hope to preserve the culture of the printed book.
 
LEADING BY EXAMPLE
The late Robert Anding became the president of Exxon Chemical Americas through pure dedication and hard work.
 
A NATURAL
In 1947, Peggy Laborde became the first woman to graduate in agronomy from the LSU College of Agriculture.

#MANSHIPLOYALTY
Alumnus Lance Frank helped to launch the #ManshipLoyalty campaign to deepen alumni engagement and investment.

A GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING
Hillery Scavo gave her husband, Alton, a birthday gift that keeps on giving: an endowed scholarship in his name.

OUR BACKYARD
John and Annette Douthat say that more than 40 years connected to LSU make it the “tie that binds.”

ENGINEERING LEADERS
The Chevron Leadership Academy strengthens engineering students’ leadership skills through workshops, seminars and mentorship.

PRICELESS
Since its opening in 2014, the LSU Olinde Career Center has hosted more than 7,800 student-recruiter interviews.

HEART & SOUL
Scott and Terre Allen believe that a full education must include learning an appreciation for the arts.
 
ONE BIG FAMILY
Following the August 2016 flooding, generosity poured into the Food Pantry in support of impacted Tigers.
 
CULTURE OF GIVING
The 2016 University Laboratory School Foundation Annual Appeal was a record breaker.

WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT
The LSU Houston Alumni Chapter has given over $100,000 through the LSU Foundation.

LEAVE A LEGACY
We're proud to recognize Sue and Donald Crow and Harvey and Betty Schwartzberg as our 2016 Leave a Legacy nominees.
 
AN AWESOME LEGACY
Phil Adra got creative with his giving and purchased a life insurance policy with LSU as the owner and beneficiary.
 
MAKING THE GRADE
The Center for Academic Success uses research-founded techniques to give students a fresh perspective on learning.

EXPANDING HORIZONS
When Michael and Denise Durci were touring universities with their oldest daughter, Lela, LSU stood out.

LOUISIANA GONE
Sophomore Madelyn Smith is raising awareness of at-risk coastal communities with her project Louisiana Gone.
 
SECOND TIME'S A CHARM
Only three months after the first detection, LSU scientists again observed gravitational waves at LIGO-Livingston.
 
FLYING HIGH
A Coypu Foundation of New Orleans gift will allow the Wildlife Hospital of La. to advance its care for wild birds.

A LITTLE OFFBEAT
Lisi Oliver, world-renowned scholar, was respected by her colleagues and adored by her students.

THE PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE
Virginia Martin Howard believed in the pursuit of excellence and doing well with what you are gifted.
 
THE GENERAL
Lt. Gen. Syed Ali Zamin rounded out an impressive military career with 14 years on staff at LSU’s Middleton Library.
 

   
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