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January 2014

E.J. (Lee) Ok's jersey retirement set for January 25

EJ (Lee) Ok

During the break between Saturday’s doubleheader between ULM and Georgia State, the ULM Department of Athletics will honor program great E.J. (Lee) Ok as her jersey will be retired.

This will be the fourth major post-playing career honor for Ok as she is already a member of the ULM Hall of Fame, the Southland Conference Hall of Fame and the Louisiana Hall of Fame.

Ok played from 1982-86 and was part of back-to-back-to-back NCAA Tournament teams.

As a freshman, Ok helped the s reach the second round of the NCAA Tournament and it finished with a 23-6 overall record and a perfect 5-0 mark in Southland Conference play.

A year later, the team again reached the “Big Dance” and reached the second round. That season, the team finished 23-4 overall (12-0 SLC) and earned a final Associated Press ranking of 13.

During Ok’s junior season, the team rolled to a 30-2 record (12-0 SLC) and reached the NCAA Final Four before falling to Old Dominion in the National Semifinals.

The 1984-85 club finished ranked No. 2 in the final Associated Press poll that season.

During her final season in Monroe, Ok and her teammates finished 26-3 overall (12-0 SLC) and earned a ranking of 13 in the final Associated Press poll.

Ok is one of two players in program history to score more than 2,000 points in a career as she finished with 2,208 points (second all-time.)

ULM alum pledges $1 million for international student center

Photo of Eric Liew, Linda Pruett and ULM President Nick J. Bruno

ULM President Dr. Nick J. Bruno poses with Eric Liew and his wife Linda Pruett in front artist renderings for the newly proposed international student center.

When Eric Liew came to the United States from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, he never dreamed that 30 years later, he would be standing in front of a room of distinguished guests and community leaders announcing a personal donation of $1 million to his alma mater, the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

Liew made the announcement accompanied by his wife Linda, and his parents and two sisters who were visiting from Malaysia.

Liew—who graduated from ULM in 1993 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in economics—announced that he will supply $1 million to ULM for the building of an international student center. 

The center will serve as a base camp for arriving international students, many of which arrive with no friends or connections in the area. 

The center will house students until they are placed into campus housing or find an apartment. It will also be a place for students to socialize. 

Liew said, “When I came here…I bought milk and hot dogs. I got back to my dorm and there was no refrigerator…I want the international students to come here and have a place; a one stop shop.” 

The center will include a kitchen, meeting rooms, short-term lodging, and socializing space. 

“I know we can do better at encouraging international students to come to ULM,” Liew said. “This center will help them as they transition to life in a new country.” 

The space has been touted as something that has been needed for quite some time. 

“This is something that Eric and I have talked about since I arrived at ULM,” said ULM President Dr. Nick J. Bruno. “This center will be a place where our international students can feel at home.” 

Construction on the facility is set to begin this year.

Architectural drawings of the International Student Center are available for download as PDFs.

ULM grad student named top Social HealthMaker by Dr. Oz's "Sharecare"

Julie de Azevedo Hanks


Julie de Azevedo Hanks, of Salt Lake City, Utah—a graduate student in the University of Louisiana at Monroe’s online Ph.D. marriage and family therapy program—was recently named the #2 Social HealthMaker for mental health on the web by “Sharecare.”

 “A designation like this helps to further expand my online presence so I can reach and inspire more people,” said Hanks.

“It also boosts credibility to be recognized by a trusted brand like Sharecare. To be in a list with world renowned experts is humbling. This shows one of the amazing benefits of technology and social media in particular; one person can have a global voice and make a difference for good.”

According to their website, Sharecare—created by Jeff Arnold and Dr. Mehmet Oz, with founding partners Oprah Winfrey, Sony Pictures Television, and Discovery Communications—is the leading online health and wellness engagement platform providing millions of consumers with a personal, results-oriented experience by connecting them to the most qualified health resources and programs they need to improve their health.

Sharecare says the top Social HealthMakers are “here to help through their blogs and websites, sharing valuable tips and resources for managing mental illness.”

Hanks specializes in women’s mental health, couples counseling, parenting and family relations, eating disorders and body image, depression, and anxiety, among many others.

arrowRead more about Julie Hanks . . .

ULM partners with Affinity Health Group to offer student health services

ULM and Affinity Officials

Officials from ULM and Affinity celebrate their new agreement. (l to r:) ULM Executive VP Dr. Stephen Richters; ULM VP for Student Affairs Dr. Wayne Brumfield; Affinity CEO Dr. Patrick Gary Jones; ULM President Dr. Nick J. Bruno; and Director of Business Development for Affinity Michael Echols.

The University of Louisiana at Monroe has announced a partnership with Affinity Health Group, LLC to offer student health services on campus through Affinity Health Clinic at ULM, which will allow enhanced services to students, faculty and staff.

"We are pleased to enter into this partnership with Affinity," said University of Louisiana at Monroe President Nick J. Bruno. "This agreement allows ULM to redirect financial resources from this function into areas more aligned with the university's mission while providing expanded health services to our faculty, staff and students."

Dr. Stephen Richters, executive vice president at ULM says that other universities are interested in this relationship and have voiced interest in providing the same type of services.

"Basically, we are doing something that no one else is doing," he said. "This is a unique partnership between a regional healthcare presence and the university."

The clinic will operate within ULM's existing Student Health Center on University Ave. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

It will be operated with current ULM staff and Affinity will add additional healthcare professionals and services. The clinic reopened Jan. 6 under Affinity's management.

arrowLearn more about ULM's partnership with Affinity Health Group . . .

ULM releases Fall 2013 semester President's and Dean's List

University of Louisiana at Monroe President Dr. Nick J. Bruno has announced the President's List and Dean's List for the Fall 2013 semester at ULM.

To be eligible for the President's List, a student is required to earn at least a 3.9 grade point average on a minimum of 12 semester hours completed.

Students on the President's List have an (*) after their names.

To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student is required to earn at least a 3.5 grade point average on a minimum of 12 semester hours completed.

For all questions about this list, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 318-342-5262.

arrowDownload the complete list as a PDF . . .

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Director's Corner: a message from ULM Alumni Director Devin Girod

Devin Girod


Dear Fellow Alumni & Friends,

I hope each of you had a great holiday season with friends and family!

We are currently gearing up for the spring and planning our chapter events for this summer. My hope is you and your family will plan to attend the chapter event in your area.

Although we do not have a lot of news to share in this edition, there are two things we are excited to announce:

1). Brooke O’Bryant is joining our alumni staff as the new Associate Director of Alumni Affairs. Brooke is a 2011 Mass Communication graduate with a concentration in Journalism.

Brooke O'Bryant


She was the Editor- in-Chief of the ULM Hawkeye and a Hometown Hawk, which is a student organization that allows students to visit his or her hometown to share their collegiate experience with prospective students.

Brooke worked for ULM as a recruiter this past year, so she brings a unique perspective on how our alumni can help in the recruiting process along with many other skills to benefit ULM and its alumni.

I hope all of you have the opportunity to welcome and congratulate Brooke soon.   

2). The Alumni Association and Athletics will introduce a dual membership this spring. More to come on this collaboration in the near future.

The majority of our events are still to come, but here are a few you can go ahead and put on your calendar:

Saturday, January 25: Women's basketball hall of famer and legend EJ (Lee) Ok will have her jersery retired during a doubleheader basketball game against Georgia State.

Thursday, January 30: Sunbelt Conference Tailgate prior to the ULM vs. Arkansas State men’s game (Look for the tents in front of Fant-Ewing Coliseum)

Saturday, March 15: ULM vs. ULL Baseball Game; The Alumni Association will have the right field patio rented.

Thursday, April 24: 9th Annual Wine Over Water. Visit ulm.edu/wine for complete info.

Spring Golf Tournaments:
Friday, May 2: 6th Annual Warhawk Classic Scholarship Golf Scramble (Bossier City: Stonebridge Golf Club)

Friday, May 16: 3rd Annual Scholarship Golf Scramble (Plaquemine: The Island Golf Course)

I look forward to all of our Spring events and hope strong attendance at alumni events continues.

Best to you and yours!

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

Warhawk Wines now available!

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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.

Get your Warhawk Credit Card today!

The new ULMAA
Visa® Platinum Rewards card.

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!

Travel the World with your Fellow Alums!

See the world and travel with your fellow alums! The ULM Alumni Association has partnered with other Louisiana Alumni Associations to offer you the best in world travel packages.

Some travel packages are cruises, others are excursions, but all of them offer a memorable travel experience you won't forget!

To find out more about available travel packages, just click a destination below or visit ulm.edu/alumni/travel

European Tapestry CruiseBalkan Marvels Cruise

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.

Fall 2013 ULM Magazine

Fall 2013 ULM Magazine now available

The Fall 2013 edition of ULM Magazine is now available. Active alums, retirees and other supporters should check their mailbox for their copy.

Inside you'll find in-depth stories on ULM's Strategic and Facilities Master Plan, and a profile of new Athletic Director Brian Wickstrom.

Also included is The President's Report, a overview of the generous support of the university provided by alums, donors and friends, as well as President Nick J. Bruno's vision for ULM's future.

There's much more about ULM, your fellow alums and maybe even you in this interactive online edition!

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!!

3D view of the Official University Class Ring

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!

All About You! spotlights the many accomplishments of our great alumni. Send your accomplishments and successes to girod@ulm.edu, and please include a photo!

Sunil KumarSunil Kumar (MBA '73) will be presented with the SCI Chemical Industry Medal from the Society of Chemical Industry, America Section (SCI America), at a dinner in his honor on March 11, 2014, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York.

Kumar is the Managing Principal of Wembly Enterprises and retired Chief Executive Officer of International Specialty Products (ISP).

The SCI Chemical Industry Medal honors an individual whose leadership, commitment and contributions have been responsible for substantial progress and performance of the chemical industry.

In addition to being an active guiding force in the management of their company during periods of growth or development of new businesses, recipients are known for service rendered to the industry as a whole.

Through his leadership, Sunil built ISP into an international leader in specialty chemicals, said Andreas Kramvis, chair of SCI America. He has established himself as a leading voice in the specialty chemicals industry and, while serving as chairperson of SCI America, established an innovative program to encourage students to pursue careers in industrial chemistry.

About Sunil Kumar

Until his retirement in 2011, Sunil Kumar was CEO, President, and Board Member of ISP, a global manufacturer of specialty chemicals (2011 sales were $2.1 billion). ISP chemicals are used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food, and other industrial uses.

In 2003, Kumar worked with an investors group to take the company private. Over his tenure, he made a number of accretive acquisitions and built exports to the point of representing 50 percent of sales and income. ISP maintained an admirable annual profit growth rate of 11 percent over 10 years and maintained the highest margins in their industry. Kumar became a leading spokesperson for the specialty chemicals segment and was frequently quoted in trade publications.

Prior to ISP, Kumar was President and CEO of GAF Materials Corporation ($3 billion in sales), the worlds largest manufacturer of roofing products for residential and commercial buildings.

Before that, he was Executive Vice President of Bridgestone/Firestone, and was responsible for Bridgestone/Firestones North American tires and auto services business which is now about $6 billion in annual sales. He had earlier started a business that became Firestone Building Products Company which is now a $1 billion manufacturer of roofing and insulation products.

After his retirement Sunil continues in the chemical industry through ownership of two specialty businesses -- Universal Plastics Inc and Nylon Corporation of America. Additionally, he is Senior Advisor to Reliance Industries Limited.

Kumar was a Board Member of the American Chemistry Council from 1999-2011 and President of the Socit de Chimie Industrielle from 2008-2010. He served as Chairman of the Society of Chemical Industry in 2009-2010.

During his time as Chairman of SCI, he was instrumental in starting their SCI Scholars Program, an initiative to encourage college students to pursue careers in industrial chemistry and chemical engineering.

Kumar was selected to be the 2005 Specialty Chemicals CEO of the Year by Frost & Sullivan, a distinguished international industry and market research firm. In 2006, he was given the Distinguished Alumnus Award by his alma mater, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).

A native of New Delhi, India, Kumar also holds a Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from IIT.

Frank J. ChlastakRev. Frank J. Chlastak (BA '76) has accepted the call as Senior Pastor of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Frederick, Oklahoma.

Frank and his wife, Doris come from First Christian Church Hopkins, Missouri, where he has been serving as Senior Pastor.

Rev. Chlastak also holds a Master’s of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with an emphasis in Family Counseling and a minor in American Church History.

Frank has served on the Regional, Area and District board of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

More info available at the Frederick (Okla.) Press-Leader website

Frank J. ChlastakKevin Koh (BBA '85) has been named Chief Executive Officer of Ouachita Independent Bank in Monroe.

Koh, 52, began his banking career in Monroe in 1985 while he was a young foreign exchange student from Malaysia attending ULM and has remained in the market ever since.

Koh joined OIB in 2003.

“I’m very excited to take on this new role with the bank because I’m surrounded by a team of such talented folks,” Koh said. “I glad to be a part of such a team that is focused on building on the success that Clyde created.

“It’s been a good transition, and I think there will definitely always be a place in our markets for strong community banks like OIB.”

Cathy (Airhart) WebbCathy (Airhart) Webb (BA '74, MA '76, MA '86) is the director of educational advancement for the arts at Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts in Monroe.

Webb was there in the beginning when the Strauss Young Troupe was founded and her name is synonymous with youth theater in northeastern Louisiana.

She is a certified teacher in speech, social studies and English and has taught at West Monroe High School, Cedar Creek School in Ruston and Lee Junior High in Monroe.

Her stint in Ruston at Cedar Creek occurred when her son John was a student there. She has created lesson plans for the state curriculum for arts in the classroom. She has also worked as a children/youth coordinator at the West Monroe branch of the Ouachita Parish Public Library.

ULM online programs nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report

US News & World Report logo

Two programs at the University of Louisiana at Monroe are nationally ranked in the 2014 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Programs.”

ULM’s online graduate business degree (MBA) and online graduate education degree (M.Ed.) were ranked number 87 and number 103, respectively.

Both programs have been ranked as some of the nation’s best in previous years and the newest rankings are evidence of the continued growth within the programs.

ULM President Dr. Nick J. Bruno, believes that university faculty continue to raise the bar and these national rankings are the results of their work.

Photo of Dr. Nick J. Bruno


“I am very happy that ULM's faculty and departments are being recognized for their outstanding work and expertise,” said Bruno.

“The quality of our programs and faculty provide our students with the knowledge necessary to prepare them for success in their careers.”

ULM’s online MBA was ranked at number 87 in the nation. No other institution in the state was ranked.

arrowRead more about ULM's Online Programs . . .

ULM pharmacy students shine in national competition

Pharmacy Majors

Brian Primeaux (left) and Nichole Witmyer at the
ASHP national competition.

Fourth-year pharmacy students Brian Primeaux of Crowley, and Nichole Witmyer of West Monroe, represented the University of Louisiana at Monroe in the 18th annual American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) National Clinical Skills Competition in Orlando, Fla., in early December. 

Primeaux and Witmyer competed against students from 124 schools and colleges of pharmacy from across the nation, finishing in the top 10 overall.  

The semi-final round consisted of a written case work-up, with the 10 highest scoring teams advancing to the final round to give oral presentations.

Dr. Jessica Brady, group adviser and assistant professor of pharmacy said, "After advancing to the final round and presenting their care plan to a live audience, the ULM team narrowly missed placing in the top three. We wish to congratulate these two students on their accomplishment and representation of the ULM College of Pharmacy!"

The Clinical Skills Competition (CSC) is an interactive, team-based analysis of clinical scenarios for hospital/health-system pharmacists, sponsored by ASHP. It provides pharmacy students the opportunity to enhance their skills in collaborative practice with physicians in providing direct patient care.

ULM welcomes 45 new Korean students

45 Korean students are welcomed at ULM.

45 Korean students are welcomed at ULM.

A welcoming crowd gathered Jan. 15 in the Anna Gray Noe Alumni Center on the University of Louisiana at Monroe campus to welcome the university’s largest ever Korean cohort.

The 45 students—who hail from Hanbat University, Geumgang University, and Chungbook University in Korea—will take part in an intensive seven-week English language and internship program.

ULM President Dr. Nick J. Bruno encouraged the students to participate in as much as they could to get the complete university experience.

“Get involved; attend events that are on campus, including our cultural events and performances,” he said. “Go out and see a basketball game or baseball game to maximize your experience in the United States so that when you return home, you will go back with a great knowledge of what goes on at an American university from both an academic and social perspective.”

During the reception, Korean students volunteered to speak about their experience so far at ULM. The students have each chosen an American name as a way to fully immerse themselves in the experience.

“Peter,” a Hanbat University student, asked the attendees for help along the way as he and his classmates adjust to the American lifestyle.

“Although we have different cultures and language, ULM gives us the opportunity to combine our cultures together,” he said. “It has been almost 10 days since our arrival and I am sure as time passes we will learn more about U.S. culture and food.”

Throughout their stay, students will visit various landmarks and historical sites in North Louisiana, engage with their ULM “conversation partners,” and experience American business techniques through concentrated internships.

For more information about ULM international exchange programs, visit ulm.edu/education/internationalstudents.html

ULM pharmacy professor travels abroad to present groundbreaking research

Photo of Dr. Paul Sylvester


ULM pharmacy professor travels abroad to present groundbreaking research

Dr. Paul Sylvester, Pfizer Endowed Professor of Pharmacology and Director of Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, recently traveled to Cartegena, Colombia and Stuttgart, Germany to present his groundbreaking cancer research.

"The purpose of the trip [to Cartegena was] to give a presentation on our current research related to tocotrienols-a rare form of Vitamin E that displays potent anticancer activity," Sylvester said. 

During Sylvester's trip to the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany, Sylvester was invited to speak to both undergraduate and graduate students about the anticancer actions of tocotrienols. 

Sylvester hopes to continue to present internationally in the hopes that he can establish research collaborations with faculty at the universities around the world.

Sylvester is a member of several scientific, professional and honorary societies including the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR), and The Endocrine Society, Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine.

His research interests include the relationship between nutrition and breast cancer growth and development, and the effects of various forms of vitamin E on breast cancer cells.

In 2011, Sylvester was part of a research team which earned a patent for their discovery of anti-cancer prototype compounds, which are found in the waxy substance on fresh tobacco leaves and which show potential for controlling metastic breast and prostate cancers.

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

Warhawk Football Signing Day Luncheon set for Feb. 5

Warhawk signing Day 2014


The ULM football team will hold its annual Signing Day luncheon Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 11:30 a.m. at the University Conference Center, located on the seventh floor of the ULM Library.

The program will feature comments on all of the Warhawk signees from head coach Todd Berry and his assistants. Fans will also be treated to video highlights of the new Warhawks as well as opportunities to meet the ULM coaching staff.

The event cost is $25 per person or $250 for a table and checks should be made to the ULM Athletic Foundation. Seating is limited, and fans are encouraged to email RSVPs to Emma Herrock at eherrock@ulm.edu

The deadline to RSVP is Friday, Jan. 31 at 5 p.m.; for more information about the 2014 Signing Day event please call 318-342-5360.

Fans will be able to get full coverage of Signing Day 2014 on ULMWarhawks.com

Coverage includes up-to-the-minute Facebook/Twitter updates on each signee as their National Letter of Intent rolls off the fax machine and complete biographical information on each player will be available at ULMWarhawks.com

13 Warhawks Named to All-Time Southland Indoor Track & Field Honor Roll

As part of its 50th anniversary commemoration, the Southland Conference announced its All-Time Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field Honor Rolls and selected 12 student-athletes and one head coach from ULM.

The Warhawks were a member of the Southland Conference from 1982-2006. ULM won three indoor championships on the men’s side in 1986, 1987 and 1988, and the women won twice in 1987 and 1989.

The men’s honor roll included 101 elite student-athletes in the sport going back to 1970, even though the Southland held its first indoor championship meet in 1980. The Southland began sponsoring an indoor championship for women in 1987, and that honoree list included 74 all-time standouts.

The Conference selected those performers that had multiple accomplishments during their careers, including numerous conference championships won, records set, NCAA and national championships, and participation in international competition.

ULM Men’s Honorees

Andre Ester: 1988 SLC Indoor Long Jump Champion; 1987 NCAA Indoor Long Jump National Champion (26-08.25); 1988 NCAA Indoor Long Jump National Champion (26-04.25); 1987 and 1988 Indoor Long Jump All-American. ULM’s all-time record holder in the long jump at 26-8.25 (8.13m) set in 1987

David Estes: 1999 and 2000 SLC Indoor Shot Put Champion

Coach Bob Groseclose: Led program to three consecutive Southland Men’s Indoor Team Championships from 1986-88. Member of the Southland Conference Hall of Honor. One of six men’s coaches named to the Honor Roll

Jerry Harris: 1990 and 1991 SLC Indoor Long Jump Champion; 1990 SLC Indoor Meet Outstanding Field Performer; 1990 and 1991 Indoor Long Jump All-American

Christoph Koch: 1989 NCAA Indoor 35-Pound Weight Throw National Champion (69-05.50), 1989 Indoor Hammer Throw All-American

Nat Sowell: 1995 and 1996 SLC Indoor Long Jump Champion; 1995 and 1996 SLC Indoor Triple Jump Champion; 1995 SLC Indoor Meet Outstanding Field Performer; 1995 and 1996 SLC Indoor Athlete of the Year; 1995 and 1996 Indoor Long Jump All-American; 1995 and 1996 Indoor Triple Jump All-American. ULM’s all-time record holder in the triple jump at 54-2.75 (16.53m) set in 1996.

Photo of Andre Ester

ULM Women’s Honorees

Angela Black: 1991 SLC Indoor Long Jump Champion; 1989 and 1990 SLC Indoor Triple Jump Champion; 1991 SLC Indoor Outstanding Field Performer; 1989 (30) and 1991 (30) SLC Indoor Meet High-Point Scorer; 1999 SLC Indoor Athlete of the Year

Tara Coston: 1996, 1997 and 1998 SLC Indoor Triple Jump Champion; 1997 SLC Indoor Long Jump Champion

Tonette Dyer: 2001 SLC Indoor 200-Meters Champion; Set SLC Indoor Meet Record in 200-Meters (24.14 in 2001). ULM’s all-time record holder in the 60m (7.53) and 200m (24.14) both set in 2001

Marsha French: 1996, 1997 and 2000 SLC Indoor Shot Put Champion; 2000 Indoor Shot Put All-American

Tami Micham-Grimes: 1993 SLC Indoor Two-Mile Run and Three-Mile Run Champion; Set SLC Indoor Meet Three-Mile Run Record (16:42.72 in 1993)

Pam Smith: 1987, 1988, 1989 and 1990 SLC Indoor Long Jump Champion; 1989 and
1990 SLC Indoor 55-Meter Hurdles Champion; 1988, 1989 and 1990 SLC Indoor Outstanding Field Performer; 1990 SLC Indoor Meet High-Point Scorer (28);
1990 SLC Indoor Athlete of the Year; Set SLC Indoor All-Time Record in Long Jump (21-03.75 in 1989); Owns SLC Indoor Meet Record in Long Jump (21-03.25 in 1989); 1990 Indoor Long Jump All-American

Lauri Young: 1984 and 1985 High Jump All-American. ULM all-time record holder in the high jump at 6-0 (1.83m) set in 1985. The only national champion in ULM women’s outdoor history (heptathlon).

Pillon Named to All-Louisiana First

Photo of Jenna Pillon

The 2013 accolades continued to pile up for ULM soccer freshman Jenna Pillon as she was named to the All-Louisiana First-Team,announced by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA).

Pillon led the Warhawks this season in goals, points and game-winning goals and was second on the team in shots. Her eight goals ranked third all-time in ULM single-season history and also placed fifth in the Sun Belt Conference. She was also top-10 in the league with four assists and totaled 20 points on the year.

“We are very happy for Jenna and the teammates she has around her to make her a special player,” said ULM head coach Roberto Mazza.

The Long Beach, Calif., product won several honors this season and was the first Warhawk to ever earn College Sports Madness All-SBC First-Team recognition.

She earned a trio of weekly awards including SBC Offensive Player of the Week, Warhawk of the Week and CSM Player of the Week.

On the field, Pillon registered the fourth hat trick in program history in ULM’s home opener against Grambling State to spark the team to a 9-0 victory. She followed it up the next weekend with a pair of goals against both Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Northwestern State in pair of wins.

Pillon also tallied an assist on ULM’s game-winning goal in double overtime against Texas State. She was one of 13 ULM student-athletes to score a goal and one of 19 to record an assist this season.

ULM launches Ace's Army Student Rewards Program

The ULM Athletic Department has launched the Ace's Army Student Rewards Program in order to encourage student attendance at all sporting events. 

Ace's Army Graphic

With this program students will be awarded a pre-determined number of points for each game attended when they swipe their ULM ID card. As students accumulate points they will be eligible for prizes at different level, starting at 5 points and advancing to 50.  

These prizes range from an Ace's Army Koozie to an Ace's Army Hoodie, Ice Chest, or Big Chair. Additionally, the student with the most points at the end of the year will win in-state tuition for a semester.

Complete program information, inlcuding rules/FAQs, and a full list of prizes and a schedule of the eligible sporting events, is available at ULMWarhawks.com

iPhoneDownload the free Warhawk app!

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.

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