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October 2014

Hall of Fame weekend set for Oct. 24-25

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The University of Louisiana at Monroe's L-Club (Letterman's Club), welcomes three new members to the 2014 Induction Class: Stepfret Williams, Mike Grantham and Roger Mann.

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Williams

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Grantham

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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.

NEXUS Systems named ULM Alumni Association "Business of the Month" for October

NEXUS Systems is an Internet Service Provider and is a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier Telephone Company, providing Internet service since 1998. Nexus was created to provide quality Internet access for students in our rural northeast Louisiana parishes where it was not available at that time.  It has now expanded to provide services in Arkansas, Mississippi and across north Louisiana.

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Their clients include school districts, private schools, public libraries, public safety entities, banks, hospitals, correctional facilities, corporations, small businesses and residences. Several years before the company was formed, Mark Stevenson and Albert Tze Hung Sit, who managed the Information Technology Department for Monroe City Schools, worked with Tom Snell and Bobbye Earle to assist them in providing Internet access for Union Parish Schools.  The Internet service needs in north Louisiana schools resulted in the four of them forming Nexus Systems, a company that was designed to meet the unique technology needs of schools.

Tom, married to Connie Fowler, graduated from ULM in 1984 with a degree in Finance and in 1996 with a degree in Education Administration.  Mark, married to Iris Hernandez (1983, English Education), graduated in 1974 with a degree in Accounting and in 1992 with a MBA.

Albert, married to Lydia Li-Ji Shen (1982, Special Education), graduated in 1982 with a degree in Computer science.  Bobbye, married to Robert (1960, Health and Physical Education), graduated in 1961 with a degree in Medical Technology. Spouses, children and grandchildren are also ULM alumni or students.

Several Nexus employees are ULM graduates or students.  Nexus has provided internship opportunities through the years for students attending ULM, Louisiana Tech, Tulane and LSU.  Nexus worked with ULM, GSU and Louisiana Tech to implement an Alternative Certification Program for Educators in cooperation with 19 school districts across north Louisiana.

Nexus wrote successful grants that funded the creation of the Teaching Learning Technology Center that was housed in Strauss Hall for many years and where many teachers acquired technology skills that they continue to use in their classrooms.  The ULM Teaching Learning Technology Center was replicated across the state of Louisiana.

The Nexus family members are loyal supporters of ULM.

About the Business of the Month: 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 selects its Business of the Month at the beginning of each month, and moves the sign to their location. Check the ULM Alumni Association Facebook page to see who will win next!

Annual Shrimp Boil part of Hall of Fame Weekend Oct. 25

The Ouachita Parish Chapter of the University of Louisiana at Monroe Alumni Association will host its annual Shrimp Boil from 3-5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, in the alumni area of the Grove.

The event leads up to the ULM vs. Texas State matchup in Malone Stadium at 6 p.m.

The event has become popular within the community. Along with shrimp, the menu includes potatoes, corn, and beverages. The cost to attend is $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

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Nancy Davis of ULM’s Alumni Affairs said, “This will be my 25th year to organize the shrimp boil and it is still one of my favorite events. Alumni and members of the community regularly approach me asking when we are having the shrimp boil this year. Everyone asking shows how much fun combining the Grove atmosphere with music, our great alumni and friends, and our delicious shrimp is for Ouachita Parish.”

The annual event also allows a group of self-appointed shrimp boilers to join together and socialize the Friday before.

For more information, call 318-342-5420.

School of Construction Management reunion weekend to be held Nov. 14-15

The University of Louisiana at Monroe's School of Construction Management and the Industry Advisory Council will hold a "Come Back Home" reunion the weekend of Nov. 14-15 on the ULM campus.

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The SoCM/IAC is looking for School of Construction Management graduates from 1974, 1984, 1994 and 2004 class years and will highlight these years. The IAC would like to have as many of those alums to return to campus and reminisce about old times in Hanna Hall or the Construction Building.

The new SoCM Director Dr. Ed Brayton will be introduced, as Dr. Keith Parker has retired.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, Nov. 14 - 8:00 a.m.: The Industry Advisory Council fall meeting at the School of Construction Management building (room to be announced). No charge for attendance.

Friday, Nov. 14 - 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.: The SoCM/IAC social will be held in the University Conference Center, located on the 7th floor of the ULM Library. Awards will be presented to Constructor Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumnus inductees. Food, drinks and music will be included. Cost is $50.00 per person and tickets can be purchased online

Saturday, Nov. 15: Tailgating in Warhawk Heritage Park begins prior to the game against in-state and Sunbelt Conference rival the Ragin' Cajuns of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Kickoff is at 6 p.m.

Tailgating is open to all industry friends and SoCM alums at no charge. Look for tailgate spot #59 — overlooking Bayou DeSiard — and of course lots of people having fun and the SoCM alumni tailgate banner.

For more information, contact Robin Underwood at runderwood@ulm.edu or 318-342-5244.

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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,

Many of you know the Monroe/West Monroe community were struck by not one, but two EF-2 tornadoes Oct. 13. Our campus and many neighborhoods in the Monroe/West Monroe area were impacted with physical damage and/or the loss of power. The Warhawk faculty, staff, students, and alums responded in a positive way. Never have I been more excited to say I'm an ULM Alum!

Our Warhawk Nation gave a new definition to this year's athletic motto of "#rise". And #rise they did. Faculty and staff worked to ensure our students were taken care of during this time. Several days of classes were impacted, but food service on campus continued thanks to staff.

The News-Star staff was loaned office space so the local newspaper could still be produced. Last week on social media you could see countless groups of ULM students, faculty, staff, and alums being thanked for rolling up their sleeves volunteering to help those most impacted by the storm, cleaning up campus and homes, and helping to serve meals to those that otherwise would have gone without not for the personal glory, but because it was the right thing to do. I think the storm proved "Where there's a Warhawk, there's a way!"

Personally, I live in the Garden District and the damage to that neighborhood is sobering. We are lucky our damage was not more severe and forever grateful for the lack of major injuries or the loss of life. I was without power for over a week, however I had several ULM individuals cutting trees, helping us clean up, offering suggestions of business owners that could help us, offering places for us to stay, and helping to provide meals. THANK YOU!

I sometimes personally take for granted and forget just how powerful a network of alums ULM has and what an impact being engaged with each other we can have. By staying connected to the Alumni Association, one of the ULM Alums just might be your connection to the basic necessities in life like rebuilding after a tornado or your next job.

We have to remember that we aren't just educating our next pharmacists, nurses, teachers, business owners, etc. we are educating our next community leaders. My challenge to you as Director of the Alumni Association is to find a way get involved – attend events, interact with us on social media, pay your dues yearly, and volunteer in your area. Remember "Where there is a Warhawk, there is a Way!"

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


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Fall 2014 ULM Magazine now available!

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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!

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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!


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Gaye Oxford Gould ('83, BA) won first place in 50-54 women's age group at the North America Ironman Championship, held in Mont Tremblant, Canada on August 17, 2014. Gaye's win qualified her to compete in the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii in October.

The Ironman consists of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and a 26.2 mile run. She has 8 weeks between the two events.

Gaye is a 1979 graduate of West Monroe High School. She is the daughter of Mrs. Ouida Welch Oxford and the late Dr. Lake C. Oxford. She resides in Pembroke Pines, Fla.


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Dr. Anthony Walker ('88, BS; '98, BS), an assistant professor in ULM's College of Pharmacy, was recently appointed as President of the Louisiana Pharmacists Association (LPA).

According to their Web site, LPA strives to better inform the public about pharmacy practices as well as utilizes programs that address issues pharmacists face in order to maintain the overall well-being of Louisiana pharmacists and the communities they serve.

Upon being elected by his professional peers, Walker noted, "Never in my childhood dreams could I have imagined myself . . . advancing to serve in this honorable capacity. I am truly humbled to be a part of this."

Aside from professional growth, Walker's new appointment will further enhance his involvement in community-healthcare and continuing education.

Walker has been a member of the ULM faculty since 1999 when he was first hired as a Poison Information Specialist.

He received two B.S. degrees in Medical Laboratory Science and Pharmacy from ULM then went on to obtain his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree in 2009 from Shenandoah University, Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, Winchester, Va.

Elodie Burlet


Elodie Burlet ('09, BS)
won, for the second consecutive year, the 25-29 women's age group at the ITU Long Course World Duathlon (run/bike/run) in a time of 8:47:03 on Sept. 7, 2014.

The course, located in Zofingen, Switzerland, covers a 6.2 mile run, 93.2 mile bike, and 18.6 mile run and is reputed to be the most difficult in the world.

Burlet is also a former ULM women's tennis player.


Gregory Meece

Gregory Meece ('84, BBA) has been named for inclusion in the "Who's Who in Energy," a list of leaders in the energy industry.

The list, a joint effort by the Dallas Business Journal, Houston Business Journal, Columbus Business First, Denver Business Journal, Pittsburgh Business Times, San Antonio Business Journal, and St. Louis Business Journal, includes the "who's who" of professionals who support the energy industry by providing services in a number of different areas such as law, finance, government and education, oil and gas, and technology.

Meece is employed by Thompson & Knight, LLP, a full-service firm providing legal solutions to public and private companies, governments, and individuals in all areas, including commercial and tort litigation, banking, finance, real estate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, taxation, corporate governance, creditors' rights, intellectual property, labor, environmental, and white-collar defense matters, among others.

Retired Dean of Arts and Sciences Dr. Carlos Fandal passes away at 76

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Retired Professor and Dean Emeritus of the College of Arts and Sciences Dr. Carlos Fandal died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.

A funeral Mass will be held 10:00 A.M., Friday, October 24, 2014 at St. Paschal's Catholic Church in West Monroe, La., with Rev. Adrian Fischer officiating. Visitation is 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, at Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe.

Dr. Fandal's full obituary is available online, and the university has posted a remembrance story on its website.

ULM Water Ski dominates field for 26th National Championship

The University of Louisiana at Monroe Water Ski Team won its 26th National Championship Oct. 18 at TriLakes in Zachary. The team has won four years in a row and 26 titles in the 36 years of the competition's existence.

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According to www.usawaterski.org, the Warhawks tallied 12,830 points and came in ahead of the second place team, in-state rival, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, with a score of 12,415.

In the Division I field, ULM was joined by the University of Alabama, Arizona State University, University of Cincinnati, Florida Southern College, Grand Valley State University, University of Kansas, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Michigan State University, the Ohio State University, and Rollins College.

Individual medals for slalom, tricks and jumping were awarded based on athletes' placements within their division. Overall titles were awarded in each division to athletes competing in all three events.

The men's team swept slalom, trick, and jump competitions to place first in men's team, with a final score of 6,350.

The women's team placed first in slalom and trick competitions, while placing second in jump, totaling 6,480 points and securing a first-place team finish.

ULM's Manon Costard won an individual national title in women's slalom and an overall title.

ULM's Martin Kolman placed second in the men's overall skier title.

The 2014-2015 ULM Water Ski Team:

Members of the women's team include: Eleanor Benjamin of London, England; Manon Costard of Marseille, France; Emilia Hoikkanen of Helsinki, Finland; Sasha Danisheuskaya of Minsk, Belarus; Maddison McCammon of Kelowna, Canada; Laura Rader of Villach, Austria; Mara Salmina of Poertscach, Austria; and Janice Stevens of Morrisburg, Ontario, Canada.

The men's team features: Jake Bridges of Dublin, Ireland; James Earl of Solihul, England; Taylor Horton of Moorpark, California; Martin Kolman of Prague, Czech Republic; and Michael Stevenson of Gilbert, Arizona.

ULM pharmacy team earns first-ever international patent

A team of researchers from the University of Louisiana at Monroe's School of Pharmacy recently received the university's first-ever dual United States and International patent for natural Vitamin E compounds with enhanced anticancer activity.

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The patent, titled "Tocotrienol Derivatives and Associated Methods," is based on compounds created by Dr. Khalid El Sayed, Professor of Medicinal and Natural Products chemistry; Dr. Paul W. Sylvester, the holder of the Pfizer Inc - B. J. Robison Professorship in Pharmacy; and alumnus Dr. Fathy Behery, a former ULM pharmacy graduate student.

"Basically, we took natural Vitamin E compounds called tocotrienols and made semi-synthetic spin-offs of these compounds that display greatly enhanced anticancer activity as compared to the natural parent compounds. This patent is very special because it was awarded as both a U.S. and International patent," said El Sayed.

"This patent is the next level direction in Vitamin E research because its chemically novel compounds showed activity in animal models, unlike most other Vitamin E members. These compounds are considered as potential new anticancer drug entities."

The Vitamin E similarities in the new patent are considered to be new chemotherapeutic chemical units for the control of breast cancer, and also appear to be very effective against several malignancies including colon cancer, melanoma, and many others.

"Most Vitamin E members act through their ability to remove or minimize oxidative stress, which later can lead to cancer," said El Sayed. "New patent compounds are not acting through this direction, but likely through a novel and unprecedented mechanism, which is currently under investigation by our groups. Our compounds were designed to modify and enhance the activity of natural Vitamin E functional groups."

This is the first international patent award for ULM. Three other anticancer patents, which were each U.S.-only patent designations, were awarded in July 2010, June 2012, and October 2012. El Sayed says that international patents have much better commercialization potential and scientific impact.

"Although the way these compounds apply their anticancer activity is not fully studied yet, these compounds showed very good safety and selectivity profiles when tested in the U.S. National Cancer Institute and Eli Lilly screening programs. The compounds showed no toxic effects on normal cells, and also showed potent and selective activity against cancer cells," said El Sayed.

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Among the most important strengths of the patent is compound's ability to fight against breast cancer and several other malignancies including ovarian cancer, colon cancer, melanoma, brain cancers, and leukemia.

"This was based on data acquired in our laboratories and at the National Cancer Institute," said El Sayed. "We are very excited about this patent award because it will open several commercialization and scientific directions for Vitamin E."

"ULM's Vitamin E team, which includes Sylvester, El Sayed, and Drs. Amal Kaddoumi and Sami Nazzal, is providing a multidisciplinary model for successful research efforts, and gaining more international recognition through such accomplishments. If successfully commercialized to a major pharmaceutical company, ULM and its partner First Tech International Ltd. in Hong Kong will gain rewarding revenue."

Lauren Ford crowned Miss ULM 2015

Luaren Ford, Miss ULM 2015Lauren Ford, a pharmacy major from Monroe, was crowned Miss University of Louisiana at Monroe at the 62nd Annual Miss ULM Pageant held Oct. 7, in front of a sold-out crowd in ULM's Brown Auditorium.

Ford's platform is "Character Counts" and her talent is fiddle. She also received the interview, evening gown, talent, and miss congeniality preliminary awards.

First runner-up was Jo' Hilliard of Baton Rouge. Second runner-up was Elaine Blanco of Leesville. Blanco also received the People's Choice Award. Third runner-up was Conor Marshall of Jonesville, and fourth runner-up was Ellie Jackson of Monroe.

Marshall won the Advertisement Sales Award, and Jessica Philips of Winnsboro won the Non-Finalist Academic Award.

Christina Gray received the Lifestyle and Fitness Award.

The Miss ULM Pageant—which was honored with an award from the Miss Louisiana Organization for providing more scholarship money than any other college pageant in Louisiana—is a preliminary to the Miss Louisiana Pageant, sponsored by ULM's Campus Activities Board.

The competitive scholarship program emphasizes physical fitness, talent, public speaking, and academics. Contestants must demonstrate poise, personality, intelligence, and charm during the pageant, and must showcase a trained talent in a 90-second performance.

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

Warhawk fans! Fly to Hawaii with the Warhawks in 2015!

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The Warhawks travel to Hawaii in November 2015 to play Hawaii, and you can fly with the Warhawks and join the fun! Here's how:

  1. Donate $100 or increase your donation by $100 to the ULM Athletic Foundation by December 19, 2014.
  2. With every $100 donation, you will receive one (1) entry into a drawing, which will take place after every 100 donations of $100 or more. This means that with every drawing, your entry will have a 1-in-100 chance of winning!

The trip includes round-trip airfare for Nov. 25-28, 2015 for you and a guest; hotel accomodations; two (2) tickets to the ULM vs Hawaii game; official team gear; and Athletic Foundation membership benefits.

For complete information, visit www.ulmwarhawks.com

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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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