2001 Distinguished Alumni | Louisiana College

2001 Distinguished Alumni

Dr. Larry Fields

Dr. Larry W. Fields is senior pastor of the Central Baptist Church of Bearden in Knoxville, Tenn. He has been with the 4,000-member church since 1986. He was recently awarded a $23,750 grant from the Lilly Endowment for a three month sabbatical. The sabbatical will include study at Regent’s Park College at Oxford University in England.

He is active with several community and civic organizations in Knoxville and was once recognized as "Pastor of the Year" by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The great-nephew of the late Dr. Edgar Godbold, former president of Louisiana College, Fields is married to the former Sandy Walker of Waterproof. The two have two sons, Michael Fields, M.D., and John Fields.


J.T. Rougeou

J.T. Rougeou embarked upon his business career after a term of service in the military. Beginning his tenure with Equifax, Inc., in 1961, he retired from the company in 1998 after completing 37 years of service. Throughout his career with Equifax, he held a variety of positions, including president and CEO.

He is active in community and industry organizations including the Executive Board of the International Credit Association and the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta. Rougeou is married to the former Annette Boone of Woodworth, and the two have two daughters and four grandchildren.


Julia McClendon Law

Julia McClendon Law is well known for her work with the Baton Rouge Center for Visual and Performing Arts. Awarded the National School of Distinction Award by the John F. Kennedy Center, the school was the only elementary school given the honor of being invited to perform at the Kennedy Center.

Her creativity, desire for excellence and hard work have guided the school from its inception. She is married to Lawrence Law, and they have three children, David, Byron, and Sharon, and four grandchildren.


Lucille Davis Walker

The late Lucille Davis Walker was a dedicated teacher of high school English and literature for 37 years. After her retirement from teaching, she began a second career as the director of the retired senior volunteer program in Rapides Parish.

Walker was a lifetime pianist who enjoyed using her musical talents for the enjoyments of others. She led a life devoted to the service of others. She was married to Charles Gilbert Walker (now deceased) and had two children, Charles Walker and Frances Dowdy. She is also survived by three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

McGee says, "We couldn’t have asked for a group that better exemplifies the standards established for this award. These are people who made the most of their education and who have been supporters of their alma mater. We are proud to recognize these alumni."