Music has always been a core component of alumnus Gerald Guilbeaux’s life.
The College of Liberal Arts Alumni Chapter has a special reason to celebrate this year. UL Lafayette’s College of Liberal Arts (COLA) celebrates 100 years of educating and inspiring its students, community, and beyond during its centennial celebration. The College of Liberal Arts was founded in 1921, and it is the oldest and largest college at the University.
The College of Liberal Arts has been a core part of UL Lafayette’s rich and illustrious history. Throughout the 2021-2022 academic year, the college will be hosting events and activities to commemorate its centennial celebration. Other aspects of the celebration include producing a unique book, Celebrating a Century of Liberal Arts at UL Lafayette, and the start of the COLA Memory Project: Voices of the College.
The College of Liberal Arts Alumni Chapter plans to join in on the festivities. Joelle Boudreaux, College of Liberal Arts Alumni Chapter president, is excited about the many planned activities for the centennial. “The goal every month is to celebrate a different department in the College of Liberal Arts,” Boudreaux said. At the end of the celebration, alumni and friends will join together and rejoice on the last 100 years. “And cheers to 100 more,” Boudreaux said.
Over the last century, Boudreaux said the College of Liberal Arts had seen a great deal of change, and the alumni chapter is excited for what the future holds. “We want to see where we go from here,” Boudreaux said. As the college continues to develop, Boudreaux is excited to plan events for alumni to stay involved. “We need alumni to engage in any way that they can,” Boudreaux said.
There are many ways that College of Liberal Arts alumni can get involved with the chapter. The best way to stay connected is to join the College of Liberal Arts Facebook group. “Alumni always blast out what we’re doing in the Facebook group,” Boudreaux said. As the centennial celebration continues throughout the year, Boudreaux is excited to meet more COLA alumni while growing the alumni chapter. For more information on upcoming Liberal Arts Alumni Chapter events, make sure to visit its Facebook group or contact Joelle Boudreaux directly.
Photo caption: College of Liberal Arts alumni Jason Guilbeau and Joelle Boudreaux attend a crawfish boil hosted by the Alumni Association. (Photo credit: Courtney Bergeron / University of Louisiana at Lafayette)