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September 2014

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Waterfront Grill named ULM Alumni Association "Business of the Month" for September

The ULM Alumni Association has announced September's winner for Business of the Month, and we'd like to send a big congratulations to Waterfront Grill. Owners Sam and Don Weems are both proud supporters of our university, and are always at any and all events hosted by our alma mater.

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In 1994, Sam (above, right) and Don (above, left) decided to go into business together, and bought their building in 1996. They opened on Valentine's Day in 1997, which is fitting since we are in love with them. They originally began their business with 5 kitchen employees and 7 waiters, and now have over 25 employees on hand. It's not uncommon to see Sam in the kitchen manning the grill as well.

If you've ever stepped foot into Waterfront Grill for the 16 oz. ribeye, which is Sam's favorite, or grilled porkchops, which is Don's favorite, you know that they meet the requirements to win. Not only is Don a proud alumni of our university, his servers are mostly ULM students, who proudly wear their ULM T-shirts to work.

The restaurant has won many awards, including "Restaurateurs of the Year" for Sam and Don in 2002. They have been nominated for Best of the Delta, awards handed out by the DeltaStyle Magazine, countless times. It's hard to find a bad review on Yelp or Urbanspoon when searching Waterfront Grill.

For being named the Business of the Month, Waterfront Grill has received the Business of the Month sign in front of their restaurant, recognition on the Association's social media pages and will also receive an Alumni gift basket. We are so proud to have such dedicated supporters of our university in our community.

Don and Sam — your love and support for ULM is appreciated and we couldn't ask for better alumni like yourself. Your dedication to making this university a better place and your constant presence on this campus make you the perfect candidate to receive this award. Congratulations!

The purpose of the Business of the Month award is to show not only our alumni-owned businesses how much we appreciate their support, but to also show the community how special these places are.

The criteria for becoming ULM Alumni Association's Business of the Month are simple:

1. An owner (or managing operator) must be a ULM Alumni; if you are not an alumnus, you can join our association as Alumni by Choice.
2. Be current on alumni dues (annual dues are $35 for a single membership or $50 for couples, or $500 for a Legacy Society (lifetime) membership
3. Have ULM gear (pennants, flags, stickers, etc) visible in your business.

The Alumni Association will select October's Business of the Month on October 1, 2014 and move the sign to their location. Check back with our Facebook page, ULM Alumni Association, to see who will win next!

For more Good News about ULM, visit the ULM News Center!

Director's Corner: a message from ULM Alumni Director Robin Stockton Underwood

Robin Stockton Underwood

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Dear University of Louisiana at Monroe Alumni,

Homecoming is defined as "the return of a group of people usually on a special occasion to a place formerly frequented or regarded as home, especially an annual celebration for alumni at an university."

Your alumni staff is busy finalizing plans for this year's Homecoming celebration, themed "Let the Good Times Soar." I can't think of a more appropriate theme for this year's Homecoming celebration.

Your university has received countless recognitions lately and the "Good Times" are certainty soaring at ULM. The key to a successful Homecoming celebration and university is the involvement of our Alumni.

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I personally invite you back to campus so you can experience first hand our beautiful campus and activities planned for Homecoming week. We need our alumni involved in what is happening on our campus.

Many of us remember our time at the "jewel on the bayou" fondly, and often refer to our college days as "the good old days." During those good old days, you connected with individuals who become lifelong friends, helped set the course for your future successes, and begun building your network of professional contacts. Alumni of this institution have the education they received on this campus to thank for playing an important role in our those successes!

The truth of the matter is our current students are now experiencing their "good old days" thanks to the generous support of alums — just like you and I did when we attended. How good those "good times" are is directly related to how involved alumni are with their university. Their time is now, and there is no better time than now for you to show your support.

The week is filled with many opportunities for you to connect and get involved with groups on campus. We hope many of you take advantage of the special alumni group rate of $9 football tickets to help us pack the stands with Warhawk football fans Saturday, Sept. 27 when the Troy Trojans visit JPS Field at Malone Stadium.

Looking forward to seeing you at Homecoming events!

And don't forget to connect with us on social Media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter), attend chapter events or athletic events in your area so you can be in the know. If you’ve moved, changed phone numbers, or email addresses, please take a moment now to update your contact information through the Alumni Directory.

Finally, if I may be of assistance, please contact me at runderwood@ulm.edu or 318-342-5244. Anytime throughout the year, you are invited to stop in and see us at the Anna Gray Noe Alumni Center, your home when you are on campus.

Go Warhawks!

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Robin Stockton Underwood, BBA ‘00
Director of Alumni Affairs
University of Louisiana at Monroe


PS - Remember to support your ULM Alumni Association with a financial gift! And you can easily double or even triple your gift with a Maching Gift from your employer. Find out more at our Matching Gift website!

Fall 2014 ULM Magazine now available!

Fall 2014 ULM Magazine cover



In the Fall 2014 Issue . . .

- Stan Humphries comes back to the nest to join the Women's Basketball coaching staff

- EJ Ok reflects on her legacy and her love for her fans

- The Scelfo family tradition: All Warhawks a dozen times over

- Embracing Change: Buddy Embanato is part of ULM's past, present and future

Click on the magazine to read an interactive version or download as a PDF!



Check out ULM's Online Photo Store!

ULM alumni, students, faculty/staff and supporters can shop online for ULM photos at ULM's official online photo store.

Fans can access the photo store by clicking on the "Shop" tab at www.ULMWarhawks.com, or by visiting ulm.edu/photos

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Have you picked up your Warhawk Wines?

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The ULM Alumni Association is proud to announce Warhawk Wines are now available for purchase!

Weibel Family Vineyards in Lodi, California have created special 7 wines for Warhawk Fans, including a sparkling wine and a non-alcoholic sparkling wine.

You can purchase Warhawk Wines from the Weibel Family Vineyards' website at www.weibel.com and clicking on the "Purchase" link.


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Receive Visa Platinum benefits including online banking, auto rental, travel insurance, while earning redeemable rewards points by shopping at participating retailers.

Show your ULM Alumni Association support and pride by choosing one of our customized card designs!

Photo of iPhoneULM app now includes Alumni features

Those who have the University of Louisiana at Monroe's free mobile app will find a few new features in the latest update including local weather conditions and ULM Alumni Association events.

The new Alumni Association feature has the potential to bring alumni closer to the university community with event listings, contact information, and the opportunity for alumni to update their information with the association.

In 2012, ULM integrated new items to the mobile app including a tuition estimator, and interactive campus map, which allows students to see their courses pin-pointed on an interactive map of campus buildings to see exactly where they need to go each day to get to class.

ULM's mobile app, developed in 2011, provides a portable method for students to access much of the same information they currently access from their desktop or laptop computers.

To see these new features, visit your app store and upgrade to the latest version of ULM Mobile.

The mobile app is a free download available for iPhone, Android, and most other web-capable smart phones at ulm.edu/app

ULM Alumni Association expands Social Media tools

Social media is a great way to stay in contact with fellow alums and the university. ULM and the ULM Alumni Association currently uses various social media outlets such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, and RSS feeds to help you stay connected!

The ULM ALumni Association has assembled a listing of various alumni chapters with a Social Media presence.

Visit ULM's Social Media page - ulm.edu/socialmedia - for a complete list of the many types of social media you can use.

Have you ordered your ULM class ring yet?

ULM RingYour journey began when you took your first steps onto the ULM campus.

Each step along they way, from student involvement to enjoying athletic and cultural events on campus, to your pursuit of academic excellence, has been filled with enough memories to last a lifetime.

Your journey now brings you to this moment in your ULM life — your eligibility to purchase and wear the official ULM class ring.  ULM undergraduates with at least 90 hours towards graduation are eligible to wear the ULM class ring.

Wear it with pride as you begin the next great journey in your life.

Order your Official ULM Class Ring Today!!

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ULM's Career Connections offer employment services

The Office of Career Connections & Experiential Education at ULM (formerly Career Services) has an online job posting service serving ULM students and alumni.

The Web site, ulm.edu/careerconnections allows employers to post part-time and full-time positions as well as internship opportunities.

Anyone may browse the jobs, however, an active Campus Wide Identification number (CWID) will be needed to apply online. Alumni that graduated more than five (5) years ago should call Career Connections at 318-342-5338 to apply for positions.

Log onto ulm.edu/careerconnections and click on "Students: Browse & Apply for Jobs & Internships."

Employers will also find on the Career Connections Web site the link "Employers Submit Job or Internship" in order to post any job openings or internship opportunities at their organization. The Web site currently has over 800 positions available.

Visit ulm.edu/careerconnections for tips about resume preparation and interviewing skills. Please call 318-342-5338 for an appointment.

Help Fund ULM Scholarships with a Warhawk Plate!

ULM License PlateWhen you purchase a Warhawk license plate, part of the proceeds help fund scholarships for future Warhawks.

And if you have an older NLU plate, you can even retain that plate number with your new ULM Warhawks plate!

For more information and to order your new Warhawk license plate, visit ulm.edu/alumni/licenseplate.

For more information about your Alumni Association, visit ulm.edu/alumni!

The ULM Alumni Association draws its membership from over 65,000 graduates located worldwide.

We invite you to reminisce and remember your time on campus and to stay connected to your university, to each other, and to your ULM Alumni Association.

Visit our "Reminisce & Reconnect" web page on the Alumni Web site and please feel free to send your memories and photos to Brooke O'Brayant at obryant@ulm.edu and we'll post what we can on this page!


Ashleigh Aldridge graduated from ULM in 2013 with a BA degree in marketing. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, Mu Kappa Tau, Pi Sigma Epsilon, Campus Activities Board, and Student Government Association.

An outstanding marketer as recognized by the Marketing Department of ULM. Her mentor was and still is mamagement professor Tom DeNardin. She was in one of his first classes when he came to ULM in 2008. Her favorite memories of her time at ULM was spent with her fellow students and faculty in the marketing lab and with her sorority sisters.

Her father, Courtney Aldridge, graduated from NLU in 1987 with a BS degree in geology and chemistry. Dr. Bob Letson, a professor of chemistry for 31 years at the university, was Courtney's NLU mentor. His favorite memory at NLU was graduation day and spending time in the chemistry Lab. He went on to start his own oil business. After years in the oil business, he wanted to expand his interests and start a new company in a complete different field.

On a rainy, spring day in the Deep South—Natchez, Mississippi to be exact—Courtney Aldridge and his five year old son, Lennon, decided to experiment with his peppers he had been canning...one must be creative with activities to entertain young children in a small southern town. After all day in the kitchen they came up with a smoky flavored pepper sauce made with Pequin and Chile d'Arbol peppers. They loved it!

The sauce was shared with family and friends when they would join them around the table at their home D'Evereux. Being the proud papa he is, he began to share his sauce with everyone until the requests became overwhelming. Courtney and Lennon could not keep up with the demand of Pepper Sauce Rouge on their own. Courtney then recruited his daughter Ashleigh and a family friend to take the reins. Courtney's passion for food, family and friends resulted in the creation of D'Evereux Foods. A small family owned gourmet food business that all started with family and little creativity!

So...enjoy a LITTLE SOUTHERN HEAT from Natchez, Mississippi!

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John "J.P." Pierce began his education at the University of Louisiana at Monroe in the fall of 1972 by pursuing a degree in pre-law. After one year in the program, Pierce realized that he wanted to take a different path.

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Soon after, the ULM School of Construction Management became the first program of its kind to be accredited by the American Council for Construction Education. It was at this time that Pierce decided to make a life-changing decision.

Pierce said, "I had worked every summer in construction since I was 13 years old, and I was very excited about changing my major to building construction."

Pierce has been in the waterproofing and building restoration business for nearly 40 years. In 2005, J.P. and his wife of nearly 40 years, Lynette, purchased a then 33-year-old specialty commercial construction company in Fort Worth, Texas, called Mobile Enterprises Incorporated (MEI).

The company specializes in structural concrete repairs, carbon fiber strengthening, waterproofing, flooring, and protective lining installations.

Some of his most recent restoration work includes the Chalmette Levee project in New Orleans, the Mercantile Tower in Dallas, Texas, Parkland Health and Hospital in Dallas, and the New Orleans Street Car Expansion.

One of Pierce's most treasured projects was a restoration project for the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas. Pierce and his team installed a multi-coat epoxy/urethane flooring system, along with two iconic logos in the concourse walkways and concession areas on both sides of the stadium.

The 82 year old stadium required special care.

"We are extremely proud to have been selected by Balfour Beatty Construction Company to install the epoxy floor coating systems and iconic logos at the Cotton Bowl Stadium renovations project this past year," said Pierce.

Pierce was born in Bismarck, ND, but grew up in Houston, Texas, and Shreveport. He said he was drawn to the natural beauty of the ULM campus.

Pierce has remained close to the university by serving as president of the ULM Alumni Association, and he also emceed ULM's Envision 2004—a kickoff to the university's 75th anniversary.

He credits the university with giving him a solid foundation.

"Earning a degree in building construction was a big boost," he said. "I also credit my other associations on campus and in the city, along with the lifelong friends that I met there, to any successes I have enjoyed."

After his time at ULM, Pierce received a Juris Doctor degree in 1998 from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, now Texas A&M University School of Law.

Next, MEI will embark on a restoration project closer to home—the I-20 Bridge over the Ouachita River. Pierce urges the public to, "Look for an upcoming billboard on I-20 designed in concert with ULM's Office of Public Information."

For more information about MEI, visit mobileenterprises.com

ULM named a top regional tier university; earns other national accolades

Over the last month, ULM has earned several notable accolades related to academic programs and the instituion as a whole.

On Sept. 9, U.S. News and World Report released its 2015 "Best Regional Universities" ranking. The University of Louisiana at Monroe made the list for southern universities in the top tier at number 81. ULM was the highest ranked public Louisiana institution.

ULM came in at number 39 in the south for public universities, and was again the highest ranked Louisiana institution.

This ranking included scores on freshman retention, graduation rate, student/faculty ratio, entrance exam scores, acceptance rates, faculty resources, and counselor assessment among others.

Read more abou this story at ulm.edu/news/2014/0909-tier-one.html

On Sept. 17, ULM's online master's degree in school counseling was named the nation's most affordable degree of its type by BestCounselingDegrees.net

The site notes the decline of available counselors with demand for services steadily increasing. It states, "School counselors are more important than ever, going beyond traditional roles to help students navigate an increasingly complex world by using appropriate strategies and coping skills."

The site used various factors in its classification, including each university's online education U.S. News and World Report ranking; accreditation by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and related Educational Programs; and in-state graduate tuition. A total of 166 schools were evaluated.

BestCounselingDegrees.net highlights ULM's school counseling Master of Science degree as the most affordable in the nation with tuition at $5,046. The availability of employment opportunities for graduates, the overall curriculum, and the program's practicum and internship experiences were featured in ULM's ranking.

Auburn University, the University of Mississippi, and Kansas State University were also ranked in the top 10.

Read more abou this story at ulm.edu/news/2014/0917-counseling-degree.html

On Sept. 12, eULM was ranked as Louisiana's "Best Online College" by TheBestSchools.org—an online resource for campus and online education.

The website chose the best online college from each state. The list also includes the University of Arkansas, Auburn University, the University of Florida, Oregon State University, and many others.

The schools were chosen based on a set of factors such as academic excellence, faculty strength, online teaching methods, reputation, awards, and the number of online degree programs offered.

TheBestSchools.org also applauded eULM for providing its online students with the same course materials as those taking courses on campus.

Read more abou this story at ulm.edu/news/2014/0912-eulm.html

On Aug. 29, eULM's educational leadership program ranked in the nation's top 25 by TheBestSchools.org, an online resource for campus and online education, based on over 10 different criteria.

ULM was recognized as number 21 on the list, and was the only school in Louisiana to be ranked. The site applauded ULM's recent U.S. News and World Report ranking and touted the program's highlights including extended internships, teacher leader endorsements, one-on-one mentoring, and hands-on learning.

Read more abou this story at ulm.edu/news/2014/0829-educational-leadership.html

ULM announces fall enrollment; welcomes strongest ever freshman class

Officials at ULM released enrollment figures for Fall 2014 on Sept. 12. With the strongest ever freshman class of 1,314 students, ULM's total enrollment comes in at 8,527.

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"ULM has received a number of national recognitions, which have validated our strengths to students beyond our region," said Lisa Miller, assistant vice president for enrollment management. "ULM's enhanced visibility has attracted high achieving high ability students from across the nation."

ULM has strategically focused on recruiting academically exceptional students and increasing its number of full-time students. All of this has been accomplished while implementing yearly increases in admissions standards. Approximately 500 freshman applications were not accepted due to those standards.

Because of the new focus on student success, ULM is thriving in every academic category. The 2014 freshman class:

• Has the highest- ever number of Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) eligible students, with 82 percent of the class receiving funding—a 10 percent increase from 2013

• Has the highest-ever average score of 23 on the American College Test (ACT)

• Has the highest-ever number of students with a 4.0 high school grade point average (GPA)

• Has the highest-ever number of students with a score of 30 or higher on the ACT

These statistics play into ULM's overall plan to see that every student who enrolls progresses to graduation. Freshman retention, graduation rate, and transfer student enrollment are the highest ULM has ever seen.

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"Our strategy for recruitment is consistent with our mission to seek students who find value in our programs," said ULM President Dr. Nick J. Bruno. "Our goal is ensure that we are preparing those students to compete, succeed, and contribute by giving them a transformative education."

Another successful area of focus has been the international student population. The international cohort has again increased with total enrollment of 277 students.

ULM's new Liew Family International Student Center, funded by Eric and Linda Liew, will help see that number continue to grow with its ability to support incoming international students as they begin their educational journey in the United States. ULM's out of state population has also increased with 748 students this fall.

"All of these increases are a direct result of the support from the community, our faculty, staff, and current students who have worked tirelessly to promote the amazing things that are happening at ULM," said Miller.

Miller is confident that the university is headed in the right direction although total enrollment decreased slightly.

Overall, ULM saw around a 1.5 percent decline from the fall 2013 student count due largely in part to a drop in part-time students and graduate students, who typically pursue two-year degrees.

ULM alum donates in honor of college mentors; Construction Management receives donations from from licensing board

Accompanied by family and friends, Freeman Stamper—a 1968 University of Louisiana at Monroe College of Business and Social Sciences graduate and native of Columbia— presented the Friends of the Library Endowment with a donation of $10,000 on Aug. 28 in memory of former mentors and ULM librarians Dora Beard and Carla Conerly.

This is Stamper's second donation of this type. In 2012, Stamper donated $10,000 to the Internship Support Fund in the College of Business and Social Sciences and called for other able alums to do the same. He matched each donation up to $10,000. The program was highly successful. Stamper's goal is to match that success with this new donation and the same dollar-matching program.

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"I'm hopeful that people will participate in helping grow the Friends of the Library Endowment," he said. "My passion for giving and sharing is just part of who I am."

"It goes back to my childhood…when I was a little boy. I spent many hours at the library and I learned how to shelve books and I absolutely loved it. When I got to college, I became a student worker in the library under Dora Beard, who was the social science librarian."

Stamper helped Beard with a new filing system and learned that he was in his element.

"She respected my work enough that she allowed me to be the weekend reference librarian for social sciences. There was something of value that she added to my life by trusting me and giving me this responsibility and allowing me to succeed. I stayed in touch with her throughout our lives. When she died, I decided that I wanted to do something in her memory," said Stamper.

Stamper had much of the same thoughts about Conerly and stayed in touch with her until her death earlier this year. His ultimate goal is to show that even the smallest donations can make a difference.

"I will match each donation, dollar-for-dollar. Small donations help to reach a greater amount of people who can give and we can achieve a larger goal. People then start to experience the joy of making donations," he said. When asked about his legacy, Stamper said that what is most important to him is that he supports people in their journey. He credits ULM for helping start his life.

"My life really started the day I put foot on this campus so I've always been very appreciative of my experience here," he said. "I want people to see me as a person who cares and makes a difference in helping people start their process called life."

Representatives from the Louisiana Licensing Board for Construction Management presented a check for over $41,000 to the University of Louisiana at Monroe Construction Management program during a special event Sept. 10 on the ULM campus.

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Vic Weston of the Contractors Educational Trust Fund (CETF) and the Louisiana Licensing Board for Construction Management made the presentation to ULM President Dr. Nick J. Bruno, and Dr. Ed Brayton, associate director of the School of Management.

Weston spoke about the process to get the funds allocated for educational distribution.

"We decided to put in place a volunteer program where contractors can have an option to support and put money back into education," said Weston.

"If each contractor gives a $100 donation, we can raise over $2.1 million every year for the three schools in Louisiana with accredited programs."

The funds may be used for program upgrades, projects, supplies, and more.

"Our ultimate goal is to donate much more over the years," continued Weston.

"If we can get our 21,000 contractors in the state to make the $100 donation that would allow us to give you what you need to get us the product that we need—qualified graduates. This check is a product of only five months of donations and it is five times more than we've ever given."

Bruno appreciates the continued support of the construction management program.

"I want to add my gratitude to those in the construction industry," said Bruno. "If every one of our businesses/industries supported their schools as significantly as our construction program is supported, higher education in Louisiana would be able to provide more quality graduates prepared for the workforce."

Members of the Contractors Educational Trust Fund were also in attendance. They work closely with the Louisiana Licensing Board for Construction Management to ensure the expansion of services for construction education in Louisiana. In April, the CETF donated $100,000 to ULM's Thurman Potts Endowed Professorship in Construction Management.

For more Good News about ULM, visit the ULM News Center!

Williams, Grantham, Mann named to 2014 Hall of Fame inductee class

The University of Louisiana at Monroe's Letterman Club, or L Club, would like to welcome three new members to the 2014 Induction class. This year's inductees include Stepfret Williams, Mike Grantham and Roger Mann.

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Mann

Stepfret Williams is a former football player, and hold records in receiving yards and touchdown receptions. He was named first team all-conference in 1993, 1994 and 1995. He also hold five other spots in the top-50 all-time receiving games. Williams was a third-round draft pick of the Dallas Cowboys in 1995.

Mike Grantham is also a former football player, where he played offensive line at both the guard and tackle, and was a four-year letter winner. He was named first-team All American by the Associated Press in 1983 and 1984, and also earned First Team All-Southland Conference and All-Louisiana honors as a senior in 1984.

Roger Mann is a former track and field star, where he won eight Gulf States Conference titles. These titles included three in the 120-yeard hurdles, three as a member of the 400m relay team, one in the 330-yard hurdles and one in the 400m hurdles. Mann was a three-time NAIA All-American. He holds the school record in the 330-yard hurdles at 36.6 seconds and was named co-captain his senior year. He also competed in the 1968 Olympic trials.

These three gentlemen will be inducted on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. in the University Conference Center, located on the seventh floor of the ULM Library and bring the total membership in the Hall of Fame to over 200. The ceremonies are part of a big weekend featuring a home football game when the Warhawks host the Texas State University Bobcats.

The Hall of Fame weekend will kickoff Friday, Oct. 24, with the annual Hall of Fame Golf Tournament at Chennault Golf Course. This tournament is a 4-man scramble format, with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start.

Following the induction ceremony, the L-Club will host a reception beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the L-Club tents located in the south end zone of Malone Stadium. The newest inductees will be recognized at halftime during the ULM vs. Texas State game.

Tickets for the induction ceremony are available at the Anna Gray Noe Alumni Center for $25 per person. The Hall of Fame Golf Tournament is $300 per team (4-man scramble) and $75 for individual players (will be paired with a team).

For more information, please contact Camile Currier at 318-342-3050 or the Alumni Center at 318-342-5420.

2014 ULM Warhawk football ticket sales increase; get yours today!

Jamel Jodah, FRMC Manager of Ticket Sales for Warhawks Athletics, shared some premiminary tickets sales statistics. He thanks all the great support from ULM alums and Warhawk fans for this great news!

• Sold 513 new football season tickets, generating $60K in new revenue

• Season and single game football tickets have increased from last season

• Online football ticket sales have increased to 13,000 so far. In 2013, online football tickets sales totaled 7,000 all season

• 84% of football season ticket holders renewed for the 2014 season

Way to go, Warhawk fans!

To purchase tickets, call the ULM Ticket Office at 318-342-5417

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LOWER CHAIRBACK - $175
We dare you to find a better chairback seat in a college stadium! Watch thrilling Sun Belt football in style in the newly renovated lower chairbacks. Call or email the ticket office to find out how to make your tax-deductible ULM Athletic Foundation donation to secure your spot and then buy your tickets and stretch out in these comfortable new seats!!
* ULM Faculty/Staff price - $140
* NOTE: Donation requirement per seat to ULM Athletic Foundation varies by seating section.

LOWER BENCH - $120
Save your money with this package versus buying single-game tickets and be a part of the action in the lower bench seats located in sections 101-107 on the West side of Malone Stadium.
* ULM Faculty/Staff price - $96

UPPER CHAIRBACK - $120
Reserve your spot in the chairbacks located in sections 202-206 on the West side of Malone Stadium. At only $120, this package SAVES MONEY versus buying single-game tickets!!
* ULM Faculty/Staff price - $96

FAMILY FUN BUNDLE - $300
Bring the whole family this season for a savings of 40% versus buying at the gate. With four season tickets per bundle, claim your spot in the reserved lower bench section 107 and have FUN with the family and the Warhawks this fall! Each additional ticket available for $75 per ticket.

FREQUENT FLYER PASS - $150
BEST VALUE!! You can see every second of action of ULM Athletics with this package. The frequent flyer pass is valid for general admission seating at all contests.
* ULM Faculty/Staff price - $125

HAWK'S NEST - $60
Includes a ticket to all five (5) 2013 Warhawk home games. Hawk's Nest tickets are valid for access to the East side of Malone Stadium and are general admission within Sections 212-219. Grab your tickets for a "Hawk's Nest" view in Malone Stadium!

Jr. WARHAWK CLUB - $30
Take advantage of this FUN and AFFORDABLE offer by enrolling your Junior Warhawk (ages 3-12) today! Club membership includes general admission to all Warhawk home athletic events, a Jr. Warhawk Club t-shirt, special invites to exclusive Jr. Warhawk Club events, name listing on club website, autographed picture of Ace and birthday e-card!

2014 Single-game Ticket Prices
Lower Bench (Sections 101-107) - $30
Upper Chairback (Sections 202-206) - $30
General Admission (upper WEST or EAST) - $18
GROUP PRICING AVAILABLE

ULM Athletics announces new and improved Kids Club

The ULM athletic department announced its new and improved kids club will now be called Ace's Kids Club. The Ace's Kids Club, formerly known as the Jr. Warhawk Club, is for children 12 years of age and younger. 

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Each member will receive a membership card, T-shirt and other great ULM gifts. The membership card will grant free access to every home ULM athletic event and there will also be invitations to exclusive Ace's Kids Club Events.

Memberships are valid from August 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015 and each membership costs $30. Online registration is now available at www.warhawktix.com

For more information on Ace's Kids Club, please contact Josh Mire at 318-342-3558 or mire@ulm.edu

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Download the ULM app and get all the latest in ULM Athletics in a simple, interactive interface on your Apple or Android smart device.

Among the info included is latest news, scores and schedules, and rosters for all your favorite ULM teams! In addition, live stats are available for selected sports.

Upgrade to the Premium ULM app for access to exclusive on-demand video from Warhawks All Access, including press conferences, player and coach interviews, and much more!

Visit ulmwarhawks.com to download your free app for any Apple or Android smart device.

Are you an active member of the ULM Athletic Foundation?

Join the 'Young Grad' program today!The ULM Athletic Foundation helps raise awareness and financial support for the Warhawk athletic programs, positively promote all athletic events, grow our fan and donor base, and enhance the lives of over 300 student-athletes.

There are five ways you can help ULM Athletics!

1. Become and active member of the ULM Athletic Foundation and “Give 110%” of your previous year’s giving.

2. Make a gift toward scholarship endowments or facility upgrades

3. Match your gift through ULM's matching gift program. Visit ulm.edu/giftmatch for more info.

4. Recruit friends and colleagues to buy season tickets and join the ULM Athletic Foundation

5. Include ULM Athletics when preparing or revising your will or estate plan.

And don't forget several new exciting membership programs: the "Young Grads" program and the "Jr. Warhawk" program.

More information about the ULM Athletic Foundation can be found at www.gowarhawks.net 

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