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Toni & Emmet Stephenson

Louisiana Legends Gala



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-04-11

Duration: 00:14:44

Subjects: Stephenson, Toni | Stephenson, Emmet | Business | Philanthropists | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.)


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Phillips, Elizabeth Interviewee
  • White, Richard D. Interviewee
  • McCollister, Rolfe Interviewee
  • O'Keefe, Sean Speaker
  • Agus, David Interviewee
  • Stephenson, Emmet Speaker
  • Stephenson, Toni Speaker
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker


This segment from the 2017 Louisiana Legends Gala features a profile and a speech by Toni Stephenson and Emmet Stephenson accepting their recognition as Louisiana Legends. The Stephensons, natives of Bastrop, are entrepreneurs and philanthropists. They are the co-founders of the Stephenson Disaster Management Institute and the Stephenson Entrepreneur Institute at Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge. Their profile includes interviews with: Elizabeth Phillips, friend; Dr. Richard D. White, the dean of the E.J. Ourso College of Business at LSU; Rolfe McCollister, the CEO of Louisiana Business, Inc.; and Dr. David Agus, a professor of Medicine and Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC). After the Stephensons’ speech, Governor John Bel Edwards reads a proclamation honoring the Louisiana Legends honorees.