LSMSA Alumni Association Elects New Officers

LSMSA – The Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) Alumni Association has named the following graduates to assume executive council roles on July 1, 2020:

• President – Mandeville native Kirby Hopkins (‘94), The Woodlands, Tx;
• Vice President – Lake Charles native Erin Schrepfer (’04), Lake Charles, La.;
• Recording Secretary – Haughton native Cody Grosshart (’07), Shreveport, La.;
• Treasurer – Mandeville native Jennifer Herron (‘95), Shreveport, La.;
• Natchitoches Liaison – Pride native Matthew Couvillion (‘93), Many, La.

The LSMSA Alumni Association promotes the interests of all current and former students, faculty and staff associated with the school by informing, involving, and serving the members of the LSMSA family throughout their lifelong relationship with LSMSA.

“It’s an honor to be elected to work so closely with fellow LSMSA alumni in this capacity,” said President Kirby Hopkins, who attended Vanderbilt and the University of Texas School of Law after his 1994 graduation from LSMSA. “Our bond is truly like that of a family, and I know that no matter where I live or travel, I can find others who treasure the life-changing experience of attending LSMSA.”

Hopkins represents clients in banking, financial services, oil and gas, real estate, construction, and other industries at the civil trial and appellate boutique law firm he co-founded in 2013, Hopkins Centrich Winkelman & Drucker. He has served on the LSMSA Foundation’s Board of Trustees, the LSMSA Alumni Association’s Executive Council, and on The Woodlands Bar Association Board of Directors, including as President, and has been recognized as a Rising Star in Texas Monthly and one of Houston’s Top Lawyers in Business Litigation. Hopkins lives in The Woodlands, Tx., with his wife, fellow LSMSA alumna Jennifer Chen (’95), and their sons.

Erin Schrepfer graduated from LSMSA in 2004 and earned a Master’s Degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management from the University of New Orleans. Schrepfer is a full-time instructor for Delgado Community College’s Hospitality and Tourism Management Program.

Cody Grosshart graduated from LSMSA in 2007 and earned his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University before returning to Shreveport to practice in private civil litigation.

Jennifer Herron graduated from LSMSA in 1995 and earned her Bachelor’s in Mathematics and a commission in the United States Air Force through the University of Southern Mississippi. She is currently on her second assignment at Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, where she plans to finish her military career in 2023.

Matthew Couvillion is a 1993 LSMSA graduate who earned his degree in accounting from DePaul University before attending the LSU School of Law. Couvillion lives in Many and works for the Third Circuit Court of Appeal.

Alumni recently elected Schrepfer, Grosshart, Herron and Couvillion, while Hopkins was chosen during the Alumni Association’s presidential election last spring. They will be joined on the Executive Council by Immediate Past President Jamie G. Smith (’88) of Geismar.