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LSUS commencement held


The LSU Shreveport Fall Commencement ceremony was held Sunday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. at the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City.

Among the participants, 763 degrees were awarded to graduates who have completed programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, and the College of Business, Education and Human Development.

“Each of our graduates are beginning a new chapter of their lives and we are extremely proud of their achievements today,” said Chancellor of LSU Shreveport Larry Clark. “The LSUS community and I wish our Pilots the best future and hope that they will continue to be passionate and show commitment in everything that they do in the years to come.”


The commencement address was given by Dr. Phillip Rozeman. Dr. Rozeman is the founder of Willis-Knighton Cardiology and has been recognized over the last decade as one of America’s Top Cardiologist by the Consumer Research Council. He is the second recipient of the John Miciotto Lifetime Healthcare Achievement Award in Shreveport-Bossier and has previously been honored by LSU Shreveport as Pilot of the Year and Alumnus of the Year.

Dr. Rozeman has served as Chairman of the Board of the Greater Shreveport Chamber, LSUS Foundation, Shreveport Medical Society, Alliance for Education, Willis-Knighton Medical Staff, and the Citizens Advisory Group of the Shreveport-Caddo Master Plan.  He also served as chair of statewide boards of Blueprint Louisiana and Education’s Next Horizon boards.

For his community leadership efforts, he has been named Business Leader of the Year by both the Shreveport and Minden Chambers of Commerce.  He received the Spirit of Martin Luther King Award from the City of Shreveport and was inducted into the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame.  He has been honored with the annual community service award of the Northwest Louisiana and the Acadiana United Way, Shreveport Bar Association, Blue Cross of Louisiana, Louisiana Department of Education, and Louisiana Association of Educators.

Dr. Rozeman is married to Alma Pineda Rozeman, who he met in Dr. Jimes’ microbiology class at LSUS.  He has three children named Laura, Sarah, and Mark.  Each one of his children have a career in healthcare – Laura, an occupational therapist; Sarah, an ob/gyn physician; and Mark, a script coordinator in the writing room of the new hit show “The Good Doctor”.

Dr. Rozeman currently serves on the statewide board of the Louisiana Committee of 100, CABL, PAR, and LABI as well as local boards of the Alliance for Education, SBBA, Willis-Knighton, Shreveport Charter Foundation, Step Forward, and foundations of LSUS and BPCC.  He has served on multiple legislative and governor commissions on education and healthcare during the administrations of Governors Blanco, Jindal, and Edwards.

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