Brent Tippen
2013 Young Alumnus of the Year

Brent Tippen
Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communication, 2004
Chevron Corporation, San Ramon, California
Global External Communications Advisor/ Company Spokesman

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Steve Webre, Interim Associate Dean and

2014 recipient of the Individual Achievement in the Humanities Award,

presented by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

 

Buddy Davis
2013 Alumnus of the Year

O. K. "Buddy" Davis
B.A., 1969, Louisiana Polytechnic Institute 
Executive Sports Editor, Ruston Daily Leader

Endowed Positions
  • Architecture
    • Cunningham Interior Design Endowed Professorship
      Ms. Stephanie Carwile, Assistant Professor of Interior Design
  • Art
  • College of Liberal Arts
    • Elva Leggett Smith Endowed Professorship in Liberal
      Arts (Department of Speech)

      Dr. Sheryl S. Shoemaker, Assistant Professor of Speech Language Pathology/Audiology
    • Herbert C. McElveen Endowed Professorship in Liberal Arts (Department of Professional Aviation)
      Mr. Roger Taylor, Assistant Professor of Professional Aviation
  •   History
    •  William Y. Thompson Endowed Professorship in History
      Dr. Stephen Webre, Professor of History
    • John D. Winters Endowed Professorship in History
      Dr. Brian Etheridge, Associate Professor of History 
  • Journalism
    • F. Jay Taylor Endowed Chair in Journalism
      Dr. Reginald Owens, Associate Professor of Journalism
  • Literature & Language
    • George E. Pankey Endowed Chair in English
      Dr. Donald Kaczvinsky, Professor of English
    • Mildred Saunders Adams Memorial Endowed Professorship in English
      TBA
    • Charlotte Lewis Endowed Professorship in English
      TBA
    • Charlyne Smith Wyche Endowed Professorship in English
      TBA
    • Hyman J. Sachs Endowed Professorship in English
      Dr. Pat Garrett, Distinguished Professor of English
    • Robert C. Snyder Endowed Professorship in English
      Dr. Rob Rudnicki, Associate Professor of English
    • George K. Anding Endowed Professorship in English
      Dr. James Richard Simmons, Jr., Associate Professor of English
    • Douglas and Mable McGuire Endowed Professorship in English
      Dr. Robert Jungman, Professor of English and Director of Graduate Studies
  • Performing Arts
    • James Alvey Smith Endowed Professorship in Performing Arts
      Dr. Randall Sorenson, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Music
    • Lallage Wall Endowed Professorship in Performing Arts
      Ms. Cherrie Sciro, Professor and Coordinator of Theatre
  • Social Sciences
    • Joe D. Waggonner Endowed Professorship in Political Science
      Dr. Jason Pigg, Associate Professor of Political Science
    • Elizabeth N. Larson, Clarence N. Larson, and Andrew M. Larson Endowed Professorship in Social Sciences
      Dr. Gary Martin Stokley, Associate Professor of Social Sciences

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