Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024



On Monday, Dec. 11, Gov. John Bel Edwards joined officials with LSU Health Shreveport to unveil the transformative LSU Center for Medical Education, the first new building on the campus since 2008. After two and half years of construction, a crowd of more than 400 invited guests joined LSU and LSU Health Shreveport leadership to celebrate the completion of the four-story, 155,000-square-foot, $79 million structure. – Special to 318 Forum

LSU Center for Medical Education

1) Valencia Sarpy Jones, Governor John Bel Edwards and Remi Starnes

2) George and Sandi Bakowski

3) LSUHSC Chancellor Dr. David Guzick and LSU President William Tate IV

4) Patti Selber Newton, Carl Newton, Vanessa Holman, Dewey & Gigi Corley and Kim Holder

5) Jessica Hemmingway, Biskie Duncan, Sacha Purciful, Jayne Ruben and Lisa Johnson

LSU Center for Medical Education

6) Mayor Tom Arceneaux and Elizabeth Arceneaux

7) Monda Conrad, Berte Muslow and Dr. Steven Conrad

8) Bill and Frances Comegy

9) Roy Martin and W. Clinton “Bubba” Rasberry

The Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce celebrated the 100th anniversary of the building they call home with a 1920s-themed Speakeasy event. Guests were encouraged to wear their Roaring ’20s best, and many people did.The event also featured heavy hors d’oeuvres, signature cocktails and a 360° photo station. When the building first opened, it served as the Shreve Memorial Library. – Mark Crawford

Greater Shreveport Chamber

1) Dave Smith, Linda Biernacki, Mark Snow

2) Lyndsi Alvarez, Charlotte Williams

3) Carole Bennett, Jennifer Whittington, Jennifer Brumley, Lindsey Jacobs and Ellie Ward

4) Scott Ward, Roy Prestwood, William Bradford

5) Patton Fritze and Rich Lamb


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