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Clubs & Chapters News: November 2019

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Alumni Band Chapter

The 2019 edition of the UL Lafayette Alumni Band is here and we can't wait to see you all again! If you would like to participate, register before November 17. The chapter will tailgate with the Alumni Association before the November 23 game against Troy. Get all the details and register here!

Get connected: Chuck Guardia | cguardia85@gmail.com
 

Ark-La-Tex Ragin' Cajun Club

Ark-La-Tex Ragin' Cajuns cheered on our Ragin' Cajuns when they faced Arkansas State. The watch party was held on October 17 at Walk-On's in Bossier City, LA.

Get connected: Tommy Meaux | gotboudin@bellsouth.net | Facebook
 

Baton Rouge Ragin' Cajun Club

Following their Summer Social in August, the Baton Rouge Ragin' Cajun Club hosted two watch parties this football season in the capital city. The first was held on September 28 at Ivar's Sports Bar & Grill for the Georgia Southern game. View the photos here!

Another watch party was planned for October 17 when the Ragin' Cajuns faced Arkansas State, this time at Uncle Earl's.

Get connected: Deaton Trahan | deatontrahan@hotmail.com | Facebook
 

Christiana Smith African-American Alumni Chapter

The Christiana Smith African American Alumni Chapter celebrated its 28th Annual Sweet Sounds of Sharing on November 2. This year's honorees included Jade Ashley Colin, Dr. Charleta Guillory, Brian Jolivette, Dr. Clark Joseph, and Bently Senegal, CPA, CGMA.

Get connected: Toni Brown | tonibron@bellsouth.net | Facebook
 

College of Education Alumni Chapter

The College of Education Alumni Chapter hosted a tailgate party at the Alumni Association Hospitality Tent on September 14, 2019, before the Texas Southern football game. Over 20 alumni were in attendance. View the photos from tailgating here!

Get connected: Megan Breaux | mcb6413@gmail.com | Facebook
 

College of Nursing & Allied Health Professions Alumni Chapter

The College of Nursing & Allied Health Professions Alumni Chapter is hosting a tailgate party at the Alumni Association Hospitality Tent! Tailgating begins three hours before kickoff. Enjoy drinks, cracklin', and jambalaya before your Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns take on Troy for this blackout game! RSVP by Thursday, November 21, 2019.

Get connected: Theresa Domingue | tldomingue@yahoo.com | Facebook
 

Emerald Coast Ragin' Cajun Club

Wear red and come out to start your South Alabama Football Weekend off with the Alumni Association and Ragin’ Cajuns! Join us for a Friday Night Social at Loda BierGarten in downtown Mobile. The event is free to attend with food and beverages available for purchase. Those that preregister will be eligible for door prize drawings!

Continue the fun on Saturday for a Cajun Tailgate party before the game! Entry is $15 per person and includes jambalaya and beverages. Children 12 and under get in free. The party starts at 1:00 p.m. Kickoff is set for 4:00 p.m. Special thanks to our sponsors: LCVC and RCAF!

Click here for more details and registration!

Get connected: Ben White | doctor@whitesmiles.us | Facebook
 

Golden Ambassador Society

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Alumni Association invited all alumni who have celebrated their 50th reunion milestone to an annual dinner held during Homecoming Week. Our Golden Ambassadors and their guest enjoyed a buffet-style dinner at the Petroleum Club of Lafayette, followed by music and dancing. Special thank you to our 2019 Homecoming Sponsor, Home Bank.

Get connected: Dalta Gary | dljgary@aol.com
 

New Orleans Ragin' Cajun Club

Join fellow New Orleans-area Ragin' Cajuns for a watch party on Thursday, November 7, for the Coastal Carolina game! The party will be held at Wrong Iron on the Greenway beginning at 6 p.m. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. Wear red and show your Ragin' Cajun pride! Let us know you're coming by registering before November 6, 2019!

Get connected: Vic Landry | viclandry@hotmail.com | Facebook


Newman Alumni Chapter (Ragin' Cajun Catholics)

UL Lafayette alumni and friends in the Houston area were invited to a special Mass and Luncheon on October 10 at Holy Cross Chapel in Downtown Houston. Father Bryce Sibley, Pastor and Chaplain at Our Lady of Wisdom Church and Catholic Student Center at UL Lafayette, celebrated Mass and spoke about his work with students and Catholic campus ministry. Twenty-four alumni were in attendance.

The Newman Alumni Chapter also hosted a presentation by Father Rene Pellessier on October 17, with 25 alumni in attendance.

Get connected: Annie Ducote | annie@ourladyofwisdom.org | Facebook


Ragin' Cajun Gridiron Alumni Chapter

Gridiron alumni hosted a watch party at Legend's on Bertrand for the Georgia Southern game on September 28, with 15 alumni in attendance.

Get connected: Nathan Thornton | nathan@louisiana.edu | Facebook


Ragin' Cajuns Lettermen Club

The UL Lettermen Club Hall of Fame Reception was held on Friday, November 1, as part of Homecoming celebrations. Seven former Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns student-athletes, a legendary coach in track and field, and the first father-daughter tandem to be inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame make up the 2019 Louisiana Athletics Hall of Fame class and were recognized at halftime of the Louisiana-Texas State game on November 2. Inductees include Ivan "Ike" Taylor, Stephanie DeFeo, Kathy Morton, Priscilla Lima, Jose Alvarez, Bret Garnett, Ashley Rhoney, the late Charles Lancon, Leigh Hennessy and her father, the late Jeff Hennessy. Read more about the Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2019 here.

Get connected: Ken Meyers | ken.meyers@wellsfargoadvisors.com | Facebook


Ragin' Cajun Spirit Alumni Chapter

All Ragin' Cajuns spirit squad alumni are invited back to campus for another Ragin' Cajuns Spirit Alumni Chapter Reunion Weekend! The weekend is packed with events leading up to our Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns match up against Troy at Cajun Field. Let us know you're coming by Wednesday, November 20! Click here for a schedule of events and registration!

Get connected: Bridget Meaux | bridgetmeaux@yahoo.com | Facebook
 

Vermilion Parish Ragin' Cajun Club

Join Vermilion Parish Ragin' Cajuns for a watch party at Brew-Bacher's in downtown Abbeville when the Cajuns take on Coastal Carolina! Remember to WEAR RED! The watch party begins at 6:00 p.m. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. The event is free to attend with drink specials and a $10 game day menu available! The event is open to everyone. Alumni Association Loyalty Fund members that register by November 6, 2019, will receive their first glass of wine OR first beer on us! RSVP here!

Get connected: Jason Patout | jasonp@gcbank.com | Facebook
 

West Louisiana Ragin' Cajun Club

West Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns gathered at Mellow Mushroom in Lake Charles on October 17 for an Arkansas State game watch party.

The club has a second watch party planned for Thursday, November 7, at Mellow Mushroom. The party begins at 6:15 p.m. The Ragin' Cajuns take on Coastal Carolina at 6:30 p.m. RSVP here

Get connected: Steve LeBlanc | steve7sfb@aol.com | Facebook
 

Young Alumni Chapter

The Young Alumni Chapter has been busy with fall events! The season was kicked off with a watch party at TULA Tacos + Amigos on October 17. View the photos here!

The chapter also hosted young alumni for Downtown Alive during Homecoming Week. A tented area was set up with drinks and koozies when Wayne Toups performed. Members of the chapter also helped get the crowd excited for Homecoming with a t-shirt toss from the Parc International stage. Special thank you to our 2019 Homecoming Sponsor, Home Bank.

Trivia on Tap is also returning on November 13 to celebrate Thanksgiving at The Room @ Corner Bar. Social hour starts at 5:30 p.m. with the first round of trivia at 6 p.m. Teams will be tested on their knowledge of Thanksgiving, pop culture, literature, current events, and University facts. There will be heavy appetizers provided, and drinks will be available for purchase. Participants who register here by Tuesday, November 12, 2019, will be entered to win door prizes! Special thank you to our event sponsors: Rob Stewart with Assurance Financial and Ann Raush with State Farm.

Get connected: Millicent Nugent | millicent.nugent@yahoo.com | Facebook

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