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2022 Louisiana Legends Gala and Awards

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Arthur Favre, Dr. Saundra McGuire, Dr. Stephen McGuire
Coach Paul Mainieri, Valsin Marmillion, Thomas Whitehead

For more than thirty years, Friends of Louisiana Public Broadcasting have honored Louisiana’s best and brightest with the Louisiana Legends Awards Gala and Auction. FLPB is pleased to announce the 2022 honorees who have distinguished themselves in fields as diverse as philanthropy, the sciences, sports, environmental conservation, and the humanities.


Arthur Favre - CEO and Founder of Performance Contractors, philanthropist, stalwart supporter of American Military Veterans

Dr. Saundra McGuire - Director Emerita of the Center for Academic Success and retired Assistant Vice Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry at LSU, recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring

Dr. Stephen McGuire - James and Ruth Smith Endowed Emeritus Professor of Physics at Southern University and A&M, Southern University Principal Investigator to the LIGO Scientific Collaboration awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, 2017

Coach Paul Mainieri – Retired LSU Head Baseball Coach, American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Inductee (2014), 2× SEC Coach of the Year (2009, 2015), 2009 NCAA Champions

Valsin Marmillion – President and CEO Marmillion & Company, former Managing Director of America’s WETLAND Foundation

Thomas Whitehead – Professor Emeritus at Northwestern State University, Expert and Preservationist of the Clementine Hunter Collection, and biographer