A new year means new beginnings, new resolutions, and new ways for you to get involved with the Alumni Association.
Alumni By Choice Chapter
The Alumni By Choice Chapter is hosting a tailgate party at the Alumni Hospitality Tent before our Ragin' Cajuns take on South Alabama! Join the chapter on Saturday, Nov. 17 beginning at 1 p.m. The Alumni Association serves drinks, cracklin', and jambalaya three hours prior to kickoff. RSVP by Nov. 16.
Ark-La-Tex Ragin' Cajun Club
The Ark-La-Tex Ragin' Cajun Club will host a Christmas party at Walk-On's on December 6 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged, but not required, to bring an unwrapped toy to help us support Toys for Tots. The event is free to attend with a cash bar. RSVP deadline is December 5. If you have any questions, please contact club president, Tommy Meaux, at (318) 560-8885.
Association of Future Alumni
On Sept. 29, AFA hosted a Walk of Honor cleanup, in which the bricks were pressure washed and the gum was removed.
The second event hosted by AFA, What Can I Do With My Degree, was held on Oct. 24. AFA hosted this event in collaboration with the Office of Career Services to show students how to market themselves in the professional world as well as when they graduate.
Christiana Smith African-American Alumni Chapter
The Christiana Smith African-American Alumni Chapter hosted its 27th Annual Sweet Sounds of Sharing on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Cajundome. This event recognizes outstanding African-American graduates. This year's honorees included Karl Bernard, Steve Ellis, Liz Pierre, Melba Braud, Robert Diggs, and Angela Morrison. The 2018 Trailblazer Award recipient was Joseph Miles Cotton. He was recognized for all of his contributions to the students of UL Lafayette.
The chapter awarded six scholarships totaling $4,500 to current UL Lafayette students. This year's recipients are Kailon Babineaux, Taylor Brown, Courtney Collins, Kaleb Fredericks, De'Aysa Ross, and Amara Salaam. Proceeds from the chapter’s annual Sweet Sounds of Sharing funds the scholarships.
College of Nursing and Allied Health Alumni Chapter
The chapter hosted a successful tailgate party on Sept. 22 at the Alumni Hospitalty Tent prior to the football game. Nursing alumni were able to network with other graduates and enjoy drinks and jambalaya.
IT Professionals Alumni Chapter
The IT Professionals Alumni Chapter is hosting a tailgate party at the Alumni Hospitality Tent before our Ragin' Cajuns take on South Alabama! Join the chapter on Saturday, Nov. 17 beginning at 1 p.m. The Alumni Association serves drinks, cracklin', and jambalaya three hours prior to kickoff. RSVP by Nov. 16.
Ragin’ Cajun Spirit Alumni Chapter
All former members of Ragin' Cajuns spirit squads are invited back to campus for the Ragin' Cajuns Spirit Alumni Chapter Reunion Weekend held Nov. 9-10! The weekend is packed with events leading up to our Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns taking on Georgia State at Cajun Field. See a full schedule of events and registration details online.
Ragin’ Cajun Veterans Alumni Chapter
In conjunction with Louisiana Salutes, the military appreciation game, The Ragin' Cajuns Veterans Alumni Chapter will host a tailgate party before our team takes on Georgia State on Nov. 10! The tailgate party is at the Alumni Hospitality Tent at Cajun Field where the Alumni Association serves drinks, cracklin', and jambalaya three hours prior to kickoff. RSVP by Nov. 9.
Red Jackets Alumni Chapter
The Red Jackets Alumni Chapter annual reunion was held after the Homecoming parade at the Alumni Center on Oct. 13 with 15 members in attendance. Many of the group participated in the various activities during the week prior including the Homecoming Mass at Our Lady of Wisdom, Allons Manger: Food Truck Roundup, and the Golden Ambassador Society Dinner.
Officers were reelected: Corinne Randazzo, President; Catherine Maloney, Vice President; Judy DeValcourt, Secretary; Dot Mims, Treasurer.
We had as our guest, Robin McMillan, niece of our long time sponsor, Margaret McMillan. We are proud of Robin and her accomplishments with Rosa's Angels. The Red Jackets individually contribute to her cause to spread Christmas cheer through the Girls and Boys Club. The group also voted to contribute to the Margaret McMillan Scholarship fund.
Our average age is 80+, so this limits us walking and climbing steps, but we keep the spirit going!
West Louisiana Ragin’ Cajun Club
The West Louisiana Ragin' Cajun Club will host its second annual Christmas Party and Toys for Tots Drive on Wednesday, Dec. 12 beginning at 6 p.m. at Delano Wine Bar in Lake Charles. Local media is expected so please turnout and wear red. In the spirit of giving, guests are asked to consider bringing an unwrapped toy to support Toys for Tots. RSVP by Dec. 11.
The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns basketball team will play the McNeese Cowboys on Tuesday, Dec. 18 with tip-off at 6:30 p.m. The West Louisiana Ragin’ Cajun Club will meet prior to tip-off pending the game location.
Find the West Louisiana Ragin Cajun Club on Facebook and keep up with news and upcoming events.
Find a club or chapter for you by viewing a full list of the Alumni Association’s clubs and chapters online.
Photo: Association of Future Alumni member, Diamond Brailey, pressure washes the bricks during the Walk of Honor cleanup.