Twenty-nine individuals were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in their communities, their professions and their fraternity or sorority at the 11th annual Greek Excellence Gala at the LSU Royal Cotillion Ballroom March 5. The gala is part of the Greek Excellence Program designed to celebrate the accomplishments of LSU Greek alumni as well as serve as a fundraising event for the LSU Greek community.

This year’s sorority honorees included Sammye Crawford, Alpha Phi; Frances Hochenedel Monroe, Chi Omega; Kellie Michelli Barton, Delta Delta Delta; Dorothy “Dotty” West Farwell, Delta Gamma; Kathleen Dolese Gros, Delta Zeta; Elizabeth Muenchinger Ferrell, Kappa Alpha Theta; Jennifer Norwood Artigue, Kappa Delta; Brent Norwood Caldwell, Kappa Kappa Gamma; Patricia “Tricia” Simpson Merrick, Phi Mu; Mary McDonald Boston, Pi Beta Phi; Danielle Ford, Sigma Lambda Gamma; Dianne Worsham Rube, Zeta Tau Alpha; and Christina Oatis Carter, Zeta Phi Beta.

This year’s fraternity honorees included Dr. Wayne Gauthier, Alpha Gamma Rho; Dr. Roderick Smothers, Alpha Phi Alpha; Glenn Weiss, Delta Chi; Charles S. “Burney” Williams, Delta Kappa Epsilon; George Bayhi, Kappa Alpha Order; Frank “Billy” W. Harrison III, Kappa Sigma; Ben Blanchard, Lambda Chi Alpha; Raymon Perkins, Phi Beta Sigma; William M. Golden Jr., Phi Delta Theta; Walter J. Leger III, Phi Gamma Delta; Daniel Toro Jr., Phi Iota Alpha; Lt. Col. Cary F. Owen, Pi Kappa Alpha; Robert Bowlin, Pi Kappa Phi; James Parkerson Roy, Sigma Chi; James C. Lopez, Sigma Nu and Dr. Michael Rolfsen, Theta Xi.

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