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Hall of Distinction

About the Hall of Distinction & Outstanding Young Alum

The LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business has long been at the forefront of producing leaders who make significant contributions to the areas of business, academia, government, and the community at large. Since 1996, the college has honored individuals who have a strong association with the college and have distinguished themselves through their professional and civic achievements earning a place in the E. J. Ourso College of Business Hall of Distinction. 

Beginning in 2021, in addition to the Hall of Distinction honorees, the college is proud to recognize one alumnus who has exhibited great promise in their career and whose early accomplishments distinguish them as an upcoming leader in their profession. This individual will receive the annual Outstanding Young Alum Award.

Eligibility Criteria

Hall of Distinction Inductees

Eligible individuals, living or deceased, include LSU and E. J. Ourso College of Business alumni, emeritus faculty, and friends of the college. These individuals have made outstanding contributions in the areas of business, academia, or government, as well as their community. Nominated individuals should have formative associations with the E. J. Ourso College of Business. No individual can be considered while an employee of the university. Consideration will be based on accomplishments across a career and include the individual’s interactions with the college or the university, as well as the following criteria.

  • an exceptional professional record,
  • significant personal achievement,
  • educational, professional, or service activities that provide a strong bond between the individual and the college, or
  •  strong integrity and humanitarianism.

Outstanding Young Alum Award

Nominated individuals should have formative associations with the E. J. Ourso College of Business, as well as meeting the following criteria.

  • must have a degree (undergraduate or graduate) from the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business,
  • under forty years old by the date of the HOD ceremony, 
  • an exceptional early professional record,
  • educational, professional, or service activities that provide a strong bond between the individual and the college, or
  • strong integrity and humanitarianism.

The Outstanding Young Alum Award recipient receives special recognition at the Hall of Distinction ceremony but is not inducted into the Hall of Distinction. However, they may be considered for the Hall of Distinction if they are later nominated and meet the eligibility criteria.

Nominations

Nominees for the Hall of Distinction and the Outstanding Young Alum Award may be submitted by anyone and are solicited on behalf of the college’s Hall of Distinction Selection Committee. The Dean’s Office will acknowledge receipt of the nomination and request additional information if needed by the selection committee. Nominees and nominators will be contacted if chosen. If you have any questions about nominating an individual, please reach out to Danielle Basilica.

Nominations for 2022 honoress are being accepted now through December 15, 2021. Click the buttons below to submit your nomination. 

Hall of Distinction Nomination Form

Outstanding Young Alum Nomination Form

Hall of Distinction Ceremony & Event

Details on the 2022 Hall of Distinction event will be announced soon. 

Past HOD Honorees

View the list of past Hall of Distinction inductees and read their reflections on their time at LSU.