2008 Distinguished Donors Reception

The UL Lafayette Foundation held it's its annual Distinguished Donors Reception on October 28th at the Petroleum Club to recognize new inductees into the Hall of Honor Distinguished Donors.
Present at the reception among over three hundred attendees were John Chappuis and his wife Colleen, Dr. Joseph Savoie and his wife Gail and Dr. Ray Authement and his wife Barbara.
Included in the program was a musical performance by Sonny Landreth and Michael Doucet
in honor and loving memory of Dr. Tommy Comeaux.
Ten new endowments were inducted into the Hall of Honor. Each gift is represented with a plaque displayed at the Hall of Honor in Martin Hall. This year's additions bring the total number of plaques in the Hall to 287.
Each plaque includes the names of the endowment and represents a contribution of $50,000 or more for endowed chairs, professorships, scholarships, athletics and faculty development funds.

"It is our pleasure to honor and recognize these generous donors who keep the university's tradition of top-notched faculty and excellence in education alive, said Julie Bolton Falgout, Executive Director of UL Lafayette's Foundation.
We are truly grateful to all of our donors who have helped make the University so successful. The Foundation now manages over $100 million in endowments with total gifted assets of over $140 million.

Plaques were presented honoring the following 2008 Hall of Honor Inductees:
  • Frankie Cagle Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Sociology
  • Harold and Adele Comeaux Endowed Professorship in Biology
  • Dr. Tommy Comeaux Endowed Professorship in Traditional Music
    (This completes their pledge of 10 endowed professorships to create the Dr. Tommy Comeaux Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair in Traditional Music)
  • Jay C. Gremillion Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Honors and Accounting
  • Home Bank Endowed Professorships in Finance and Management
  • Home Bank Athletic Endowment
  • Debra H. Kite Memorial Endowed Professorship in Dietetics
  • Dr. Joe Kite Endowed Professorship in Governmental Ethics
  • Philip and Jean Piccione Endowed Professorship in Statistics V
  • Robert E. Trahan Memorial Athletic Endowment
Walter Comeaux
Walter Comeaux with family and friends
Harold & Adele Comeaux
Harold & Adele Comeaux and family
Friends of the late Jay C. Gremillion, Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth Spiller
Mrs. Coni Trahan and family
Dr. Joe Kite and family
Philip and Jean Piccione
Darren Guidry, V.P. & Chief Lending Officer of Home Bank



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