John and Kathryn Creed: College of Engineering & Paul M. Herbert Law Center

John and Kathryn Creed have recently funded their second Charitable Gift Annuity which will benefit both the College of Engineering and the School of Law.

John Creed enrolled at Louisiana State University in 1938. When he was a junior he entered the U. S. Army and was commissioned in the Corps of Engineers. After serving at Fort Knox, where he taught courses in tank maintenance, he fought in Patton's Third Army in Europe, returned to LSU and earned a degree in 1946. He consequently earned a Law Degree is 1946.

Upon his return, he met his wife-to-be, Kathryn, who was pursuing studies in Physics. She taught engineering to undergraduates and continued until she was encouraged to write a thesis. She declined, choosing instead to marry John.

In 2006, the U.S.A. Rice Millers Association presented The Distinguished Service Award to John at its general assembly of the 107th annual convention in Asheville, NC.

The award, which is not presented every year, was made to John, who founded Creed Rice Company in 1973 after serving as Vice President of Blue Ribbon Mills, Inc. in Houston for many years. At the assembly, Lee Adams, USA Rice Federation Chairman stated, "I have known John as a competitor, a friend, a mentor and as a confidant...nothing in my years in this great business of ours has given me more pleasure than to present the RMA Distinguished Service Award to John L. Creed."

The Creeds have four children and two of them attended LSU. The oldest received his degree in engineering followed by an MBA and now serves as president of a metals company in California.

The Creeds enjoy traveling and have been on several cruises worldwide.