Olivia LaHaye is the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Outstanding Master’s Graduate.
Dear Fellow Alumni,
What an honor it has been to serve as President of the Alumni Association for Fall 2019 through the Spring 2020 term. Our goal during my term was centered on telling our story. Our Association and University have such a wonderful story to tell. It was important that our Alumni hear and see what is going on at our University as well as the many wonderful activities and events hosted by the Alumni Association.
In the fall, we hosted several events. Our biggest event was a week-long celebration for the 2019 UL Lafayette Homecoming. What a fun and exciting week we had welcoming our alumni back to the University and celebrating a 31-3 win over Texas State.
We also hosted tailgating at every home football game, Bingo & Bubbly, Art of Giving, the Outstanding Alumni reception. We honored the Outstanding Graduates of each college for the Fall 2019 semester (which is one of my favorite events every semester) and we hosted our Fall 2019 Alumni Council Leadership Weekend, which is a great way to keep our wonderful volunteers engaged. Throughout this fun and busy fall, we shared our story on social media platforms to keep you informed with all the work our Association is doing.
We started our Spring semester off with our Spring Council Meeting. What a great weekend it was. Getting to throw out the first pitch for the Lady Cajuns Softball win over LSU was a great memory for me. We were also gearing up for our Spring Gala, which is our signature event every year. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we had to postpone that event. Since March, our Alumni Association staff and volunteers have been working remotely to keep things going and working diligently behind the scenes to be ready for the time we can get back to hosting all the events and activities everyone looks forward to attending. I can’t say enough about how wonderful our Alumni Association staff is.
I want to say thank you to the Alumni Association Executive Board, Alumni Council, and all the volunteers that help keep our Alumni Association going. It was a pleasure to work with you, and I appreciate your dedication to our University.
In closing, please support your Alumni Association by becoming a Loyalty Fund member or just get engaged. Find out what’s going on in your area and which Alumni Chapters are out there. We would love to hear from you. Geaux Cajuns!
Troy Hebert, 97, 15
Photo caption: Troy Hebert addresses the Alumni Association Council at their annual Leadership Weekend. Photo Credit: Courtney Bergeron/University of Louisiana at Lafayette