LSU Alumni E-Newsletter - January 2017


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January 2017





Graduating seniors show off some of their door prizes
at Senior Happy Hour.


Celebrating Graduation

Family, friends (even furry ones!) – and future Tigers – joined graduating seniors to celebrate their soon-to-be alumni status at Senior Happy Hour before December commencement ceremonies. Those attending were treated to a cocktail buffet, and seniors explored the opportunities available to them as new official members of LSU Tiger Nation and walked away with lots of door prizes. View photos.

Photos by Johnny Gordon

Geaux Tigers!

Over the holidays, the LSU Traveling Tigers cheered on our LSU football team as they took on the Louisville Cardinals in the Citrus Bowl. More than 70 Tiger fans joined us on the two-day ground trip, which included a two-night stay at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, an LSU Welcome Reception, game ticket, and round-trip transportation to and from Camping World Stadium. Traveling Tigers were excited to witness the 29-9 win over Louisville.
The LSU Alumni Association congratulates the LSU football team and coaching staff on their win, and extends an extra LSU Tiger Nation congratulations to the 11 LSU recent graduate players who participated in the Citrus Bowl.



Agboka’s Career ‘Worthy of Watching’

By Ed Cullen

Ofori Agboka (1998 BACH SCI) makes a simple comparison between his rise at General Motors and his football days at LSU.

Agboka, a Michigan high school football player who came to LSU in 1994 on an academic scholarship while Curley Hallman was football coach, played for Gerry DiNardo. The 5’ 10”, 185-pound Agboka played on a team that included Kevin Faulk, Gabe Northern, Alan Faneca, Eddie Kennison, Rondell Mealey, and Anthony McFarland.

How he parlayed a degree in psychology into a career as a General Motors executive was not unlike learning LSU’s offensive football scheme. "You watch films, but then you have to get into the game and play,” he said in a telephone interview from his Michigan office. 
Read more.

Looking for a career that utilizes your passion for LSU? We’ve added a spot on our website that shows our open career opportunities within the LSU Alumni Association and The Cook Hotel and Conference Center! Check back regularly for open positions!

The monthly LSU Postscript, which comes to readers straight from the desk of President F. King Alexander,  is filled with great news about the outstanding achievements of our students, faculty, and staff. Sign up here to have it delivered to your inbox on the last day of each month.  

 LSU’s Faculty-In-Residence (FIR) program lets professors and their families live on campus and interact with students outside the classroom every day of the week. In Building Success: An East Side/West Side story, meet eastsiders Clint and Kay Willson in Laville Hall and westsiders Belinda and Dan Davis– and their three boys – in the Residential College Complex to find out what it’s like for families living on campus.

When those in need were at their worst, Tigers were at their best. In true LSU spirit, thousands of alumni and friends volunteered to assist those affected by the summer flood in South Louisiana. Read about Tigers to the rescue – and recovery – in FLOOD.
Travel the globe with Tigers Around the World, catch up with old friends in Class Notes, and enjoy Bud Johnson’s latest sports news in SportsClick here to view.
And don’t forget to share your news with fellow alums. Tell us about your wedding, promotion, new baby, volunteer activities, and travels. Send photos and information to 


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