Beth Courtney, president and CEO of Louisiana Public Broadcasting, received the 2020 Alumni Achievement Award from the National Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society in a ceremony on Aug. 7 held at the Louisiana State Capitol.
Gov. John Bel Edwards and first lady Donna Edwards 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.
Courtney is a 1965 LSU graduate who was selected for membership in Mortar Board between her junior and senior years. 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.