Dr. Morgan Trahant Lang, a Natchitoches native, is one of six finalists for the Virginia K. Shehee Most Influential Woman Award. Credentials for selected finalist include community leaders, generous volunteers, a commitment to helping those in need and more.
The first female orthodontist in northwest Louisiana, Lang has offices in Shreveport and Natchitoches. Before beginning dental school, she worked as an orthodontic assistant and spent two years as an orthodontic resident, following her degree in dentistry. Lang is passionate about her profession as an orthodontist. She loves helping her patients achieve their goals of straight teeth while getting to know each individual beyond the treatment chair.
Lang graduated from Natchitoches Central High School in 2000. She is the daughter of Kenny and Geneva Trahant of Natchitoches.
The award is named for civic leader, businesswoman and philanthropist Virginia K. Shehee, who passed away in 2015, after decades of service to northwest Louisiana. The award honors women who have made significant contributions to their community.
A finalist will be chosen by a panel of community members and will be honored at an awards luncheon Sept. 8 in Shreveport. The event also raises money for Holy Angels, a cause Virginia Shehee championed.
Other finalists include: Wynette Ballangee, Caroline Chartier, Renee Ellis, Rachel Scott, and Linda Biernacki.