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LPB PRESIDENT BETH COURTNEY RECEIVES THE 2020 ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FROM THE NATIONAL MORTAR BOARD

Baton Rouge - Beth Courtney, President and CEO of Louisiana Public Broadcasting was named recipient of the 2020 Alumni Achievement Award from the National Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society in a ceremony on August 7 held at the Louisiana State Capitol. Governor John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards (photos attached) presented the award to Courtney. A recording of the presentation was subsequently shown and officially announced at the Mortar Board National Conference in Ohio earlier this month.

Beth Courtney is a 1965 graduate of Louisiana State University who was selected for membership in Mortar Board when she transitioned from her Junior year to her Senior year at LSU. She is being honored as a Communicator, Broadcaster, Producer, Community Leader—and as an outstanding alumni member of Mortar Board. She was nominated by the Baton Rouge Area Mortar Board Alumni Chapter and her nomination was endorsed by the members of the Blazer Chapter at LSU. The Alumni Achievement Award (Triple A) honors an alumni member who has demonstrated outstanding and long-lasting achievement in their profession or notable, signal service to a broad community; an alumnus who has shown a continuing commitment to the Mortar Board Ideals of scholarship, leadership and service; and is an inspiration to other members. The award has been given since 1989, so the list of Triple A recipients is long. One of the many so honored was Condoleezza Rice (Stanford University and the University of Denver, 1973) who served as a public servant, presidential advisor and educator. During the award presentation at the state capitol, fellow Mortar Board Member, First Lady Donna Edwards, said “Beth, you have been a pioneer in developing and leading public broadcasting in Louisiana and around the nation for more than 45 years – whether as Vice Chairman of PBS, Chairman of America’s Public Television stations or Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s driving force. But you also truly have a servant’s heart, demonstrated by your dedication to volunteerism and community activism for a variety of organizations.”

Photo caption: L-R: Governor John Bel and First Lady Donna Edwards, Julia George Moore, Virginia Moore and Andrew Moore, Beth and Bob Courtney and John Hardy