Music has always been a core component of alumnus Gerald Guilbeaux’s life.
What an honor it is to be the UL Lafayette Alumni Association’s president for 2019-2020.
My love of our alma mater started as a student. I found that the more I participated in campus activities, the stronger my bond with the University became. As an undergrad, I had several Greek leadership roles. I also served for two years as a member of the SGA’s Big Three. Upon graduation, I worked for the University in Student Affairs for a brief time.
I feel the need to say all this because it plays into why I am involved with our University today.
Contributing to your community is important. Everyone who has a connection with our University should find a way to support it, since the institution has given so much to Acadiana. Being involved with our Alumni Association enables me, the Executive Board, Alumni Council and the many clubs and chapters to not only welcome alumni home, but to keep the Ragin’ Cajun spirit alive.
Our goal this year is to tell our story by getting the message out about everything the Alumni Association has to offer and making alumni and students aware of “give back” moments.
For example, did you know the Alumni Association hosts events for you in Acadiana and 48 clubs and chapters throughout the U.S.? Did you know that it awarded 56 scholarships totaling $107,300 for the 2019-20 academic year?
I encourage you to learn more about the Alumni Association and get involved. Your volunteer efforts and commitment to be a Loyalty Fund member help the Association and University keep the Ragin’ Cajun spirit going and make sure our network of alumni becomes stronger.
I would appreciate any support you are willing to give. I look forward to meeting you at the many events we have scheduled. Most importantly, I hope you will become a part of our story and help us celebrate our love of this wonderful institution.
Troy Hebert ‘97 ‘15
Photo: Troy Hebert addresses Alumni Council at Leadership Weekend.