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Chancellor’s Council Dinner Salutes Armed Forces Veterans

Seven men and one woman wearing suits pose for a photo with an American flag in the background

Left to Right: Harry J. “Skip” Philips, Jr.; Honorable Thomas Stagg; David LaCerte; Lorraine Meyers; Chancellor Jack M. Weiss; John P. Laborde; Len Kilgore; and W. Arthur Abercrombie. Not pictured: Norma Bennett and Lauren Wolfe

The alumni of the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center have a long tradition of service to our country.  At this year’s Chancellor Council Dinner, held on March 9 at the LSU Union Ballroom, the Law Center paid tribute to decades of Law Center graduates who have valiantly and faithfully served our nation.

A highlight of the evening was the viewing of a Louisiana Public Broadcasting/Law Center-produced video tribute to our veterans.  Featured in the video are seven outstanding LSU Law graduates: John P. Laborde (’49), Honorable Thomas Stagg (’49), William Meyers (’48), W. Arthur Abercrombie (’69), Norma Bennett (’00), David LaCerte (’08), and Lauren Wolfe (’12).  Sadly, Mr. Meyers passed away on February 22, 2013 not long after the taping of the video.

The National World War II Museum’s charming vocal trio, the Victory Belles, took the crowd on a nostalgic journey through World War II-era musical classics.

The Chancellor’s Council annual dinner recognizes alumni and friends of the LSU Law Center who are Chancellor’s Council members and others who have provided major gifts to the Law Center. Annual contributions from Chancellor’s Council members are used to support a variety of student and faculty activities, academic programs and alumni services. Student financial aid, facility and technology improvements, as well as other initiatives that enhance the standing of LSU Law, would not be possible without the generosity of our Chancellor’s Council members and major gift donors.

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