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Clubs and Chapters News & Events: January 2020

Association of Future Alumni (AFA)

Fall 2019 had twice as many participants receive a Philanthropy Cord compared to Fall 2018. The cord is worn at commencement and earned by completing 20 hours of community service work throughout their time as a student (10 hours during their senior semesters) and making a minimum monetary donation of their class year to their designated University area of choice (Fall 2019 graduate's minimum gift amount was $20.19).

With a total of 91 recipients, students contributed over 2,000 hours of volunteer service in the community and $1,800 to different areas of the University from the students' donations.

The Association of Future Alumni has also assisted with the Exceptional Service Award, which had 43 recipients. These recipients had a combined total of approximately 10,000 hours dedicated to community service. AFA is proud of its Fall 2019 cord and medal recipients and the continued growth in both programs. View the photos from the Philanthropy Cord and Exceptional Service Award Ceremony here!

Get connected: Jonathan Adams | jra2940@louisiana.edu | Facebook
 

College of Liberal Arts Alumni Chapter

The College of Liberal Arts Alumni Chapter is hosting an open house at the Edith Garland Dupré Library with UL Lafayette writer in residence, John McNally. The open house will take place on January 23, 2020 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. It will include a social and program with John McNally and an introduction by Dr. Jaimie Hebert, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The open house will be held on the third floor, outside of the Ernest J. Gaines Center. The event is free to attend, with preregistration now open through Monday, January 20.

Get connected: Joelle Boudreaux | joelle.boudreaux@gmail.com | Facebook
 

College of Nursing & Allied Health Professions Alumni Chapter

The College of Nursing & Allied Health Professions Alumni Chapter gathered for a tailgate party at the Alumni Association Hospitality Tent on November 23, 2019. Alumni enjoyed drinks, cracklin', and jambalaya before the Ragin' Cajuns defeated Troy 53-3. View the photos from tailgating here!

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

Colorado Ragin' Cajun Club

Colorado alumni ushered in holiday cheer Ragin' Cajun style with chicken and sausage gumbo, potato salad, french bread, and bread pudding at their Holiday Party on December 7. The club also collected toys for Toys-for-Tots. Nineteen alumni and friends attended the party at Magnolia in Denver, CO. View the photos here!

Get connected: Laura "Frankie" Russell | lfrankierussell@gmail.com | Facebook
 

New Orleans Ragin' Cajun Club

Ragin' Cajuns in NOLA hosted back to back events. The club hosted a watch party for the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns vs. Coastal Carolina game on November 7, 2019, at Wrong Iron On the Greenway. Fifteen alumni and fans cheered on the Cajuns at the watch party.

The club also celebrated the holiday season with a trivia night at The Bulldog in Mid-City. Over 19 alumni tested their knowledge at the December 17 event and collected children's books to donate to a local charity. View the photos here!

The club welcomed Candice Dazet as the new president of the New Orleans Ragin' Cajun Club. Dazet, originally from Metairie, graduated from UL Lafayette in 2011 with a B.A. in Mass Communication. The Alumni Association thanks Vic Landry for serving as president of the chapter for the past several years.

Get connected: Candice Dazet | candice@louisiana.edu | Facebook
 

Ragin' Cajun Spirit Alumni Chapter

Spirit squad alumni were invited back to campus for another Reunion Weekend in November! The weekend kicked off on November 22 with a social at Tap Room. It continued on Saturday for a game day filled with tailgating, Ragin' Cajuns vs. Troy football, and on-field recognition. View photos from alumni tailgating here!

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

Ragin' Cajun Veterans Alumni Chapter

The Ragin' Cajuns honored all veterans at their annual Louisiana Salutes blackout game on November 23. Before kickoff, the Ragin' Cajun Veterans Alumni Chapter hosted a tailgate party at the Alumni Association Hospitality Tent. Twelve chapter members were in attendance. View the photos from tailgating here!

Get connected: Jeremy Meyers | jeremydmeyers@yahoo.com |Facebook

If you served in the military or are a veteran, fill out our form at alumni.louisiana.edu/militaryservice to stay updated with the Ragin' Cajun Veterans Alumni Chapter!
 

Vermilion Parish Ragin' Cajun Club

The Vermilion Parish Ragin' Cajun Club hosted a watch party for the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns vs. Coastal Carolina game on November 7, 2019. The watch party was held at Brew-Bacher's in downtown Abbeville with 55 alumni and fans in attendance. View the photos here!

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

West Louisiana Ragin' Cajun Club

The West Louisiana Ragin' Cajun Club hosted its annual holiday party in conjunction with the Sun Belt Conference Football Championship game on December 7, 2019. The club cheered on our Ragin' Cajuns at Walk-On's Bistreaux and Bar in Lake Charles, LA, and accepted toys for the local Toys-for-Tots Drive.

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

Young Alumni Chapter

The Young Alumni Chapter celebrated Thanksgiving with its annual Trivia on Tap! The chapter hosted the trivia night at The Room @ Corner Bar on November 13, 2019. The night included a social hour and eight rounds of questions about Thanksgiving, pop culture, literature, current events, and University facts. Special thank you to Trivia on Tap sponsors: Rob Stewart with Assurance Financial and Ann Raush with State Farm. View the photos here!

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

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If you'd like to inquire about starting a new club or chapter, please contact John Claude at johnclaude@louisiana.edu or (337) 482-0905.

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