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Released: 12/17/1998

<p> Scott O. Brame of Alexandria received LSUA&acute;s highest honor today, the LSUA Distinguished Service Award. The presentation was made by Chancellor Robert Cavanaugh during the Fall Commencement Exercises held this morning at 10 a.m. at the local university. </p><p> Brame has been a member of the Louisiana State University at Alexandria Foundation Board of Directors for six years. He recently completed a two-year term as president of the Foundation this past November. He continues his service on the board as chairman of the Finance Committee. </p><p> "Mr. Brame has done an outstanding job in his service to the Foundation," Cavanaugh said during the presentation. "He has made trips to Baton Rouge to witness first-hand the investment procedures which directly impact the LSUA Foundation&acute;s 5.8 million dollars. </p><p> "He has provided careful guidance in the financial affairs of the LSUA Foundation and has shared his keen ability to decipher and explain complex financial information in the simplest of terms so that anyone can understand it," Cavanaugh said. </p><p> Brame graduated from LSU with a bachelor&acute;s degree in accounting in 1949 and then joined Central Louisiana Electric Company as a billing clerk. He held numerous positions within the </p><p> company during his 44 years of service including treasurer, vice president and president. He retired as chairman and chief executive officer and director of the company in 1993. </p><p> He has served on most major boards in the central Louisiana area, serving as chairman or president for the majority of them. He has served as chairman of the Rapides Parish Civil Service Board, St. Frances Cabrini Hospital, The United Way of Central Louisiana, Security First National Bank, YWCA Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and Council for Better Louisiana--just to name a few. </p><p> Brame is the fifth individual to receive the LSUA Distinguished Service Award. Other recipients include Roy O. Martin, Jr., Mrs. Virginia M. Howard, Mrs. Vinita Johnson Martin, and Mrs. Frances B. Davis. The award is presented to a member of the central Louisiana community in recognition of outstanding service to the university and the community at large. </p>