lsu health shreveport foundation hosts inaugural white coat scholarship luncheon

March 9, 2023

Members of the Noel Foundation pictured with medical students who received the first Noel Foundation Scholarship awards.

On Wednesday, March 6, 2023, the LSU Health Sciences Foundation hosted the inaugural White Coat Scholarship Luncheon at the Petroleum Club of Shreveport. 

Top donors, LSU Health Shreveport leadership, and faculty gathered to celebrate the success of the White Coat Scholarship Campaign and the fourteen scholarship recipients from the School of Medicine.

Students in attendance represent the inaugural White Coat Scholarship recipients, as well as endowed scholarship recipients.

Dean of the Medical School, Dr. David Lewis, students Driskell Green and Meredith Nelson, and Noel Foundation board member, Steve Walker, each spoke on the importance of institutional scholarships.

Thank you to every donor who has generously supported the White Coat Scholarship Campaign!

Congratulations to the outstanding medical students who received these scholarships.

Adrian Chen, MS1 Noel Foundation Scholar

Constana Gracia, MS1 White Coat Scholar

Driskell Greene, MS1 Noel Foundation Scholar

Mackenzie Louviere, MS1 Dr. Yogendra S. Goel Endowed Scholar

Gianni Ly, MS1 Smith Family Scholar

Angela Nguyen, MS1 White Coat Scholar

Huy Nguyen, MS1 White Coat Scholar

Dominique Perilloux, MS1 White Coat Scholar

Prerana Ramesh, MS1 White Coat Scholar

Alika Shum, MS1 Dr. Yogendra S. Goel Endowed Scholar

Macie Serio, MS1 Tommy Brown, MD Memorial Endowed Scholar

Sydney Seastrunk, MS1 Lester Wayne Johnson Family Endowed Scholar

Kyle Dacdac, MS3 Sandra and Jerry Martin Endowed Scholar

Meredith Nelson, MS4 Charles E. Hargon, Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholar

To learn more about the White Coat Scholarship Campaign, visit