The LSU Alumni Association Accolades Banquet, held Friday, February 3, 2012, at the Lod Cook Alumni Center awarded the Greater Houston Alumni Association Chapter the Purple and Gold Award. The Accolades Banquet is an annual event at which the Association honors both notable donors as well as its most valuable chapter volunteers.
First awarded in 1997, the Purple and Gold Award recognizes generous individuals who donate their time, devote their energy, and graciously dedicate resources to help the Association continue its mission to provide support to the University in various ways
The 600-member Houston Chapter boasts a long history of alumni participation and its longstanding events – the Greater Houston Crawfish Boil, football kick-off party, and holiday party as well as other events such as the golf tournament and gumbo cook-off – attract hundreds of Tigers and generate significant funds for the chapter and for Association programs. The Houston Chapter partnered with the Dallas Chapter to “show their colors” with personalized LSU license plates. And the group is planning the inaugural LSU Houston Sport Clay Tournament to support its scholarship program. The chapter sponsors two professorships, a Top 100 Scholarship, a Chancellor’s Alumni Scholarship, and a “Foundation of Champions” Athletic Scholarship through TAF – which will be fully funded this year. Chapter volunteers regularly assist the Office of Admissions in recruiting efforts at fairs and events in the Greater Houston area.
For additional information see the LSU Alumni Association site