Lolo Jones in Alumni Association Hall of Distinction
BATON ROUGE – For distinguishing herself and the University throughout her career, two-time World Indoor Champion and two-time U.S. Olympian Lolo Jones was recently inducted into the LSU Alumni Association Hall of Distinction as the 2015 Young Alumna of the Year as part of the association’s banquet held March 27 at the Lod Cook Alumni Center.
Jones’ induction into the LSU Alumni Association Hall of Distinction is featured in the summer 2015 edition of the LSU Alumni Magazine that is now in publication and available throughout the summer.
According to the magazine’s report, the association’s Hall of Distinction recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves and LSU through their careers, personal and civic accomplishments, volunteer activities and loyalty to their alma mater. Induction into the LSU Alumni Association Hall of Distinction is the highest honor awarded to a graduate of LSU.
Jones was inducted alongside Newton Group founder, owner and CEO Newton Thomas, who was honored during the event as the 2015 Alumnus of the Year. Also inducted were J. Patrick Mulhearn, executive director of Celtic Studios in Baton Rouge; J. Tinsley Oden, vice president of research at the University of Texas in Austin; David M. Suarez, president of the Atlantic Company of America of Washington, D.C.; and Herb Vincent, SEC associate commissioner of communications in Birmingham, Alabama.
Jones extensive athletic resume and history of civic accomplishment are presented on page No. 23 in the summer edition of the LSU Alumni Magazine. The 2015 Young Alumna of the Year shares, “LSU provided a great foundation for my Olympic career. I wouldn’t be an Olympic athlete without the LSU track team. Coach Dennis Shaver encouraged me to dig in, and that’s exactly when my dreams started coming true.”