Golden Grads 2014

Fourteen members of the Class of 1964 returned to celebrate their 50th class reunion on May 30th.  The Golden Grads participated in commencement exercises, donning golden caps and gowns and processing along with the graduating Class of 2014.  The group listened to commencement speaker Robert “Bob” Barnett, the noted Washington, D.C. attorney who has represented Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush, as well as a host of other government officials and media and television celebrities.  LSU Law alum and political author and commentator James Carville (’73) introduced Mr. Barnett.

After commencement, the Class of 1964 and their guests gathered in the Law Center’s Tucker Room for a wonderful catered lunch.  Chancellor Jack Weiss gave a brief update on the status of the Law Center’s many new programs, current admission standards and statistics.  He also took time to answered questions from the group.  Classmates spent the remainder of the time together in lively conversation.

Attending the reunion were: William D. Beck, Jr., Baton Rouge; Dale E. Branch, Jr., Bogalusa; Anthony J. Bruscato, Monroe; Gordon R. Crawford, Gonzales; F. Frank Fontenot, Baton Rouge; Honorable Stuart S. Kay, DeRidder; Honorable Graydon K. Kitchens, Jr., Minden; W. Shelby McKenzie, Baton Rouge; Robert E. Morgan, Lake Charles; J. Lynn Ponder, Amite; Joe Thompson, II, Baton Rouge; James C. Walker, Jr., Houma; Honorable Donald E. Walter, Shreveport.

View the Class of 1964 reunion photos here.

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