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Clubs & Chapters News: May 2019

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Ark-La-Tex Ragin’ Cajun Club

The Ark-La-Tex Ragin' Cajun Club is hosting its spring crawfish boil on May 4, 2019! Please join us at River City Grille for an evening of Ragin’ Cajun pride. The gathering will be "dutch treat." For the current market price on crawfish, please call River City Grille at (318) 550-5660. Other menu items will be available for purchase. Online registration closed but walk-ups are welcome.

Contact the chapter: Tommy Meaux | gotboudin@bellsouth.net | Facebook

 

Atlanta Ragin’ Cajun Club

The Atlanta Ragin’ Cajun Club hosted their 32nd annual Alumni Crawfish Boil on April 27. As part of the Louisiana Coaches Caravan, Head Football Coach Billy Napier, Director of Athletics Dr. Bryan Maggard, and Deputy Director of Athletics Nico Yantko joined the crawfish boil. Special guests also included John Blohm, UL Lafayette Foundation CEO & Vice President for University Advancement and Chantelle Aaron, President of the UL Lafayette Alumni Association.

Contact the chapter: Deborah Mouton Miller | debra9980@att.net | Facebook

 

B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration Alumni Chapter & College of Liberal Arts Alumni Chapter

The College of Business Administration and College of Liberal Arts Alumni Chapters are coming together for a backyard BBQ on May 19! Come out and network with fellow Business and Liberal Arts alumni with food, drinks, and fun activities for all ages (including future Ragin' Cajuns alumni). Campus tours will be provided by AFA students. Food will be served from noon to 1:30 p.m. The cost is $10 which includes chips, drinks, and your choice of a hamburger or hot dog. Deadline to register is Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

Contact the chapters:
Business — Monique Villien | monique.villien@bxs.com | Facebook
Liberal Arts — Joelle Boudreaux | joelle.boudreaux@gmail.com | Facebook

 

Communication Alumni Chapter

Join us on May 2, 2019, to celebrate the accomplishments of UL Lafayette Communication Department students and faculty. The banquet recognizes outstanding students’ successes and acknowledges the 2019 Outstanding Communication Alumna and keynote speaker, Agnes DeRouen. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail hour hosted in the Atchafalaya Ballroom. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person and includes your meal. A cash bar will also be available.

If you have any questions or would like to purchase tickets the day of, contact Tucker Sappington with the Alumni Association at (337) 482-0900 or Dr. Caryn Winters with the Department of Communication.

Contact the chapter: Sara Bourque | sara@realtoracadiana.com | Facebook

 

Emerald Coast Ragin’ Cajun Club

The Emerald Coast Ragin’ Cajun Club hosted its fourth annual crawfish boil. The April 6 event was held at Shoreline Park in Gulf Breeze, FL with 42 alumni and friends in attendance. View the photos here!

Contact the chapter: Ben White | doctor@whitesmiles.us | Facebook

 

Golden Ambassador Society

The class of 1969 is invited back to campus for their Golden Reunion! It's been 50 years since graduation, the perfect time to join classmates for a weekend filled with reminiscing, learning and just plain fun!  Mark your calendar and plan to return home on May 15-17, 2019. View the full schedule and register online or print and mail this form.

The class of 1969 graduates in need of booking a hotel room can do so by contacting the DoubleTree by Hilton at (337) 235-6111.

Contact the chapter: Dalta Gary | dljgary@aol.com

 

Houston Ragin’ Cajun Club

Come out on Friday, May 24 and meet members of the Ragin' Cajuns Athletics Department and hear their vision for the future of Louisiana athletics at the Spring Houston Ragin’ Cajun Club Social and Louisiana Coaches Caravan. Special guests include Billy Napier, Head Football Coach; Bob Marlin, Head Men’s Basketball Coach; Dr. Bryan Maggard, Director of Athletics; and Nico Yankto, Deputy Director of Athletics/External Operations. This event is free to attend, but we kindly ask that you RSVP for food and drinks.

Contact the chapter: Adam Pisani | adampisani@allstate.com | Facebook

 

New Orleans Ragin’ Cajun Club & Northshore Ragin’ Cajun Club

The two chapters held its annual crawfish boil in conjunction with the Wally Pontiff Jr. Classic on April 16. Head Football Coach Billy Napier, Athletic Director Bryan Maggard, and Deputy Director of Athletics Nico Yantko also joined the crawfish boil as part of the Louisiana Coaches Caravan. View the photos here!

Contact the chapters:
New Orleans — Vic Landry | viclandry@hotmail.com | Facebook
Northshore — Kevin Cox | kcox@4thsectirsolutions.com | Facebook

 

Ragin’ Cajun Veterans Alumni Chapter

The Ragin Cajuns Veterans Alumni Chapter is joining the Student Veterans Organization for a crawfish boil at the end of the semester! Celebrate with a relaxing family-friendly day of food and games on May 11 at 11:00 a.m. The event is BYOB with soft drinks and water provided. Registration is $15 per person.

The Ragin’ Cajun Veterans Alumni Chapter needs your help to ensure that our alumni with military service are accurately noted. If you served in the military, or are a veteran, and have not yet filled out the form, please do so at alumni.louisiana.edu/militaryservice.

Contact the chapter: Jeremy Meyers | jeremydmeyers@yahoo.com | Facebook

 

SGA Alumni Chapter

The SGA Alumni Chapter met and welcomed the newly elected SGA members after their first meeting on April 29. The event was held at the Alumni Center as a mixer to give SGA students an opportunity to network with SGA alumni. View the photos here!

Contact the chapter: Claire Pettit Arabie | claire@louisiana.edu | Facebook

 

Washington DC Ragin’ Cajun Club

Join the Washington DC Ragin' Cajun Club and nine other Louisiana universities for the largest crawfish boil east of Louisiana! Over 10,000 lbs. of all you can eat crawfish are brought in from Louisiana, 50 kegs of beer, tons of jambalaya, a live Louisiana band and more.

Non-crawfish eaters are free to bring a picnic at no charge. You can find all information on the event, including parking, registration and more online!

Contact the chapter: Steve Vonderheide | svonderheide@comcast.net | Facebook

 

West Louisiana Ragin’ Cajun Club

The West Louisiana Ragin' Cajun Club is hosting its inaugural spring crawfish boil at the Seafood Palace for an afternoon of Ragin’ Cajun pride on Saturday, May 4! This gathering will be "dutch treat." For the current market price on crawfish, please call Seafood Palace at (337) 433-9293. Other menu items will be available for purchase. We ask that you still RSVP online so we can advise the restaurant on how many to expect. Online registration closed but walk-ups are welcome.

Contact the chapter: Steve LeBlanc | steve7sfb@aol.com | Facebook

 

Find a club or chapter for you by viewing a full list of the Alumni Association’s clubs and chapters online. If there is not a Ragin' Cajun Club in your area and you are interested in finding out how to start one, call John Claude Arceneaux at (337) 482-0900.

 

Photo: Stephen Piazza ’74 attends the Emerald Coast Ragin’ Cajun Club crawfish boil with a furry friend.

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