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Chapter Spotlight: Education Alumni

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One of the best ways to stay connected with your alma mater is by joining one of our Alumni Chapters. These are alumni organizations whose base membership is derived from a specific college, major, or interest group. Our College of Education Alumni Chapter is gearing up for an exciting year ahead filled with events and an upcoming mixer for alumni.

Alumna Megan Breaux serves as president of the College of Education Alumni Chapter. Breaux has an extensive history with UL Lafayette with two bachelor's degrees and a master's degree from the institution. She is currently pursuing a doctorate degree from the University as well. Breaux is a first-generation college student who has applied the knowledge she's learned to her passion for education and teaching. She's taught at various schools across Acadiana and is currently the partnership and data coordinator at GEAR UP through the Lafayette Parish School System. "I absolutely love working with students," said Breaux.

She first got involved with the College of Education Alumni Chapter when she was recruited to serve as president in 2018. Throughout her time as president, the chapter has hosted several events, including tailgates and socials. The chapter was even able to host a virtual event to help keep alumni connected during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Breaux is extremely excited about the next event they have planned — an Education Alumni Mixer. On Tuesday, May 31, the mixer will kick off the Teacher Leader Summit in New Orleans. What's unique about this mixer is that it's open to more than just UL Lafayette alumni. Alumni from all Louisiana-based colleges and universities are invited to attend and meet fellow educators. "I think it's going to be a phenomenal event," said Breaux. Even if you aren't attending the Teacher Leader Summit, alumni are still welcome to attend the mixer.

As the College of Education Alumni Chapter continues to grow, Breaux would like to partner with other education organizations across the community. She also has ideas to even start a specific council for the chapter to help brainstorm activities and initiatives that they can do. Breaux encourages everyone to get involved in any way they can with the Alumni Association because it is a great way to connect with others. "It's so great just to network with people," said Breaux. For more information on upcoming College of Education Alumni Chapter events, visit the chapter's Facebook group or contact Megan Breaux directly.

Photo Caption: Members of the College of Education Alumni Chapter and University staff at a happy hour event for the chapter. Submitted Photo