ULM celebrates the life of legendary history professor “H.P.”
Horace Perry Jones, Ph.D., was named after the famous Roman Poet Laureate Horace who coined the phrase, carpe diem or “seize the day.”
H.P. did just that.
During his 47 years as a history professor at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, he urged his students to do the same.
Jones, 83, died in his home on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.
The university community remembers his almost half-century of service as a history professor from Jan. 1, 1965, to his retirement May 19, 2012.
ULM President Dr. Nick J. Bruno said, "When I talk to students, faculty, and alumni about their ULM experiences, one name always emerges—H.P. Jones. He made a tremendous impact on generations of our students. He did not just teach history, he lived history. Our students and alumni tell us he made the world seem like an adventure and that anything was possible. He traveled the world and shared that invaluable knowledge with his students. I want to express my deepest sympathies to his family, friends, and the university family that loved him."
Super Warhawk Weekend set for March 22-24, 2013
Bring your family to ULM and enjoy a full weekend of Super Warhawk Weekend activities March 22-24 on the ULM campus.
Come for some Warhawk baseball, and you won't want to miss the La' Louisianne Crawfish Boil, sponsored by Ouachita Parish Alumni Chapter.
And Super Warhawk Weekend would not be complete without the annual Maroon and Gold football game!
Also, if you have a high school junior or senior in your family, plan to visit campus during Browse on the Bayou on Saturday, March 23!
All this and more are part of Super Warhawk Weekend! See you there!
ULM to rename Nursing Building in honor of Kitty DeGree
In honor of philanthropist Mrs. Kitty DeGree, the University of Louisiana at Monroe will rename its Nursing Building "Kitty DeGree Hall."
The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors approved renaming the building Feb. 26, following a formal request from ULM.
"Due to her dedication to this community and specifically to ULM—where she is the university's largest donor—the naming of the Nursing Building in her honor is fitting," said ULM President Dr. Nick J. Bruno.
"Mrs. DeGree was an individual who gave of her influence and affluence without expecting anything in return except improvement in quality of life for those in northeast Louisiana. We can all learn from her generosity and commitment to our region."
DeGree's dedication to ULM ensured the remarkable progress of several university programs and facilities. Her overall contributions to the university total $7.4 million.
ULM and BPCC expand agreement and opportunities for students
On March 6, on the campus of Bossier Parish Community College, leaders of BPCC and the University of Louisiana at Monroe signed a memorandum of understanding.
The MOU is an expansion of a 2010 agreement that will allow for an even larger collaboration between the two institutions.
The 2010 agreement enables students to earn a two-year Associate of Science in Health Care Management at BPCC and then transfer to ULM’s two-year online Healthcare Management and Marketing program, which results in a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management and Marketing.
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ULM's Annual Wine over Water scheduled for April 4
The ULM Alumni Association is again hosting its award-winning Wine over Water event from 7 – 10 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, on the bridge overlooking beautiful Bayou DeSiard.
The event is an excellent way to support the University of Louisiana at Monroe, raise funding for local scholarships and enjoy a memorable evening.
Proceeds go to "The Spirit of The Warhawk Scholarship."
Musical entertainment will be provided by New Orleans-based MoJEAUX.
A "Friends of the University" Patron Party sponsored by State Farm will begin at 5:30 pm in the ULM Conference Center, located on the 7th Floor of the ULM Library. Tickets are $125 per person.
Wine over Water event tickets are $50 each. Attire is dressy casual.
Tickets for the Patron Party and Wine over Water are available at the ULM Alumni Center.
Fall 2012 graduates – order your yearbook today!
Congratulations on your recent graduation! You will want to remember your time fondly at ULM, and what better way to do that than with a Chacahoula yearbook.
If you're interested in receiving a copy, please email a request to email@example.com and we'll ship you one free of charge.
In your email, just be sure to include your name and the address where you want the book shipped.
If you have any questions, you can also call the office of Student Publications at 318-342-5450.
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
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.
"Discover ULM" Magazine now available
The latest edition of the "Discover ULM" magazine is now available.
Inside you'll find in-depth stories on the 1987 National Championship football "Team of Destiny"; Beyond the Classroom: ULM's Partnerships and Collaborations, and the 2012 President's Report.
There's much more about ULM, your fellow alums and maybe even you in this interactive online edition!
Read The Hawkeye online!
Be sure to read the latest edition of the Hawkeye, the official student newspaper of the University of Louisiana at Monroe, at www.ulmhawkeyeonline.com.
There you'll find the latest breaking news, sports, photos, polls and in-depth features you can’t find anywhere else.
If a story grabs your attention, you can also leave a comment in our “talk back” section online. Then check the next week’s edition to see if your comment made it in print.
Of course, you can follow The Hawkeye on Facebook and Twitter, too. Thanks for your support, and keep reading the Hawkeye!
Have you ordered your ULM class ring yet?
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.
Keep up with all the "scoop" on ULM Athletics
Visit this Warhawk Fan Web site to keep up with all the "scoop" on ULM Athletics.
Warhawk Report - The Warhawkreport.com is a part of the Rivals.com network that covers ULM Athletics and Recruiting. This alumni ran site is a way for fans to keep up with the latest news on the Warhawks and interact with other Warhawk fans on its message boards.
Subscriptions are $9.99 a month or $99.95 for an entire year which grants access to all sites on the Rivals Network so you can follow competing schools also.
For more information contact ULM alum Dusty Thibodeaux (BGS '06) at firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
When 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 email@example.com, and please include a photo!
Read participating in the World Master’s Swimming Championships.
David Read (B.A. '91) was recently featured in a story in the Natchez (Miss.) Democarat, highlighting David's participation in the World Master’s Swimming Championships.
For Natchez-native David Read, swimming really fast is like riding a bike.
Twenty years after Read finished his career as a collegiate swimmer at Northeast Louisiana University (now the University of Louisian at Monroe), he took to the pool again to represent his country in the World Master’s Swimming Championships.
Read first hit the pool at age 4 and developed into an exceptional youth swimmer. Youth swimming turned into an opportunity when he ended up at Northeast Louisiana and became one of the school’s best swimmers.
After college, Read did not compete for 20 years until a challenge from a few friends turned into months of rigorous training for the United States Master’s Swimming Championships.
I started training and some friends told me I really should go to nationals,” Read said. “So I said, ‘I’m going to dedicate a year,’ and woke up at 4:30 every morning to train.”
I didn’t know what to expect when I got to nationals,” Read said. “It really shocked me. I won All-American honors on the No. 1 relay team in the nation.”
Read also had four national top-10 finishes at the event, and his performance qualified him to participate in the World Championships in Riccione, Italy.
I’m excited about swimming against different people from other countries,” Read said.
“It’s overwhelming, but I think it will be a lot of fun. I am going to represent the U.S. and swim against the best swimmers at my age in the world. That will hit me when I get there.”
Read the complete story at: www.natchezdemocrat.com/2012/05/31/natchez-native-headed-to-italy-for-world-masters-swimming-championships/
Wes McComb, (B.B.A. '76) is a retired business consultant. For the past few years, Wes has written a weekly Gospel-based meditation column for the Slidell (La.) Independent newspaper.
During his career, Wes made his living analyzing complex problems and providing workable solutions. Growing up in Louisiana, he was fascinated with jigsaw puzzles.
In an Atlanta hotel room during 1983, Wes was reading Revelation 18 when the attack on Babylon appeared in a vision. This vision unlocked the secrets of Revelation.
From that experience, McComb has published a book "All Heaven Is Breaking Loose!!!"
available for purchase at https://www.createspace.com/3722241
Robert Kenneth Wright, (B.A. '12) recently ventured to Los Angeles, Calif. to try and break into the music business. What he got was far more than he bargained for. Since his arrival in California, Wright has appeared in over 12 television shows.
“I had plans to come to L.A. to be a singer and a show entertainer,” said Wright. “The acting career really came about unexpectedly. It has been a great adventure being on set and seeing the magic of television unfold before my eyes.”
Wright departed Monroe on Dec. 10, 2012, and headed to Los Angeles two days after ULM’s Fall Commencement.
Since his arrival, he has filmed in various television shows as a background actor. He has worked on such shows as: “Ben and Kate,” “Rizzoli and Isles,” “Scandal,” “Revenge,” “Body of Proof,” “Criminal Minds,” “The Newsroom,” “The Mindy Project,” “Castle,” “House of Lies,” “Franklin and Bash,” “The Mentalist,” and a taping of “The Ricki Lake Show.”
Most recently, Wright appeared in the ABC drama “Scandal,” in the episode titled “Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot,” which aired on Thursday, Feb. 14. Wright starred as a friend of the family during a christening scene of the episode.
Wright intends to put his energies into a full time acting career. He reached the first step in becoming a member of the Screen Actors Guild and is continuing to work to achieve his goals.
“I was very motivated by the commencement address at graduation by State Representative Katrina R. Jackson,” continued Wright. “She challenged my class to dance with time. That's what I have done since that day and I have enjoyed the journey.”
You can follow Wright on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/robert.k.wright.58760
Upcoming Campus Events
ULM International Food Fair - The University of Louisiana at Monroe International Student Association and International Education Council will present the annual International Food Fair, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Monday, March 25, in Student Union Ballroom A.
Beverages will be provided. Food samples will be priced at $.50 to $1 per item.
For more information please contact the International Student Office at 318-342-5225 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Guys and Dolls - The School of Visual and Performing Arts presents the hit musical "Guys and Dolls," April 18-19-20 in ULM's Brown Auditorium. Tickets are $15 each.
Call 318-342-1414 or visit ulm.edu/vapa for more information.
ULM streamlines scholarship application process; scholarship deadline March 31
The University of Louisiana at Monroe Foundation has partnered with the Office of Recruitment and Admissions to launch their online scholarship search and application software by AcademicWorks.
This new program, launched March 18, with the opening of the ULM Foundation application process. The application period for Foundation scholarships closes March 31.
“This venture brings us one step closer to automating the scholarship search and awarding process at ULM,” said Jennifer Malone, director of admissions.
“Just a few years ago, this process was completely paper-driven. Now, when students apply online, scholarship reviewers and university scholarship offices will manage the applications and award data online as well. In the end, this means a less tedious application process for students and university staff. We expect this to translate into a more streamlined awarding process for students.”
The link to the scholarship search on the website will automatically take students to the ULM AcademicWorks portal, which can be found at https://ulm.academicworks.com
LSBDC at ULM receives accreditation by the U.S. Congress
The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at the University of Louisiana at Monroe (LSBDC) was recently awarded full accreditation.
The accreditation review, mandated by the United States Congress, is modeled after the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Accreditation qualifies the LSBDC to continue to receive Small Business Administration funds administered by the Office of Small Business Development Centers.
ULM Hawkeye staff members bring home big awards
Staff members from the University of Louisiana at Monroe’s student newspaper, The Hawkeye, competed at the Southeastern Journalism Conference at Union University in Jackson, Tenn. Feb. 21-23.
The Hawkeye staff topped their five award effort at the same conference last year, bringing in a total of six awards, including three first place honors.
ULM competed against schools from universities across the South, including the University of Alabama, Auburn University, the University of Tennessee and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
“These awards acknowledge the staffs' tremendous dedication and passion for what they do,” said Christopher Mapp, director of student publications.
ULM alum Joe Profit culminates Black History Month Celebration
University of Louisiana at Monroe alum and former NFL running back Dr. Joe Profit (B.S. ‘71)—who recently published, “Fields of Success – Raised Expectations”— concluded ULM’s celebration of Black History month with a lecture on Thursday, Feb. 28.
“We were pleased to have Dr. Joe Profit come back to ULM and speak to the campus and the community,” said Dr. Wayne Brumfield, vice president of Student Affairs at ULM. “His accomplishments on the football field and as an entrepreneur, businessman, and author speak volumes to his perseverance, dedication and the hard work he has committed himself to, to ensure personal success in his life.”
While attending what would later be known as the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Profit majored in education. He was the first African American to play football for then-Northeast Louisiana University, playing running back for four years from 1967-1970. Profit set the all-time rushing record with 2,818 career yards – a record that stood for 22 years.
Profit was also the first athlete to have his number retired in university history, and is a member of ULM’s Hall of Traditions and Hall of Fame.
In 1971, Profit was selected in the first round of the NFL draft as the seventh-overall pick, but the first draft choice for the Atlanta Falcons.
A career-changing injury during his stint with the Falcons gave him a new perception on life and helped turn his focus toward business and higher education.
After graduating from ULM, Profit received a Doctor of Philosophy from Haywood University and an honorary doctorate from Logos Graduate School.
For three consecutive years, “INC.500 Magazine” ranked his company Communications International Inc. (CII) as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in America in 1987, 1988 and 1989.
CII was instrumental in the development of the new telephone communications platform, and as technology advanced, so did the company, as it branched into digital broadcasting. Hence the new company, Multimedia Digital Broadcast Corporation.
Profit was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, the Business and Professional Hall of Fame, and the Institute of American Entrepreneurs as a lifetime member.
He has also been featured in USA Today and Essence Magazine as well as the Money section of The Wall Street Journal. Profit is the founder, President and CEO of Multimedia Digital Broadcast Corporation.
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Former ULM football coach Pat Collins to serve as athletics consultant
Former ULM head football coach Pat Collins has joined the athletic department as a consultant with the ULM Athletic Foundation.
“I am excited to be back at ULM,” said Collins.
“The university has been good to me as it gave me the opportunity to be a head coach and we had some successful years here. I am impressed with the administration and I love what the coaching staff is doing to help the student-athletes succeed both on and off the field. I look forward to visiting with current and former athletes. I love Monroe, it is my home as I have lived here for over 30 years. The community is great and I hope they will join me and thousands of others in supporting our student-athletes, our coaches and our university.
His primary focus and goal will be to assist in growing support and community involvement for the Warhawk football program.
“We are obviously excited about having coach Collins back and joining our program again,” said ULM head football coach Todd Berry. “I think that he has been tremendously supportive of this staff over the past few years with what we have going on. He has a wonderful passion for the university and football program as a whole as we take great pride in the things he built here. It is a win-win for everyone and again we are excited to have him back in Monroe and around the football program.”
During his eight seasons at the helm of the ULM football program, Collins posted a .620 win percentage (57-35) and led two different squads to Southland Conference championships (1983, 1987).
The 1987 team posted a 13-2 mark as it claimed the NCAA Division 1-AA National Championship with a 43-42 victory over Marshall on Dec. 19 in Pocatello, Idaho.
“We are thrilled to have Coach Collins on board to assist with our external efforts surrounding the Warhawk football program,” said Bobby Staub, ULM’s director of athletics.
The entire 1987 championship team was inducted into the ULM Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 13, 2012 and to this day, ULM is the only team in the state of Louisiana and Southland Conference to claim the 1-AA National Championship.
"We are excited that coach Collins has returned to where he contributed so much to our university's athletic history,” said ULM president Dr. Nick Bruno. “He has contributed greatly to the uniting and reconnecting our alumni."
The 2013 ULM football team will kickoff the season on Aug. 31 when they battle the Oklahoma Sooners in Norman, Okla.
ULM, Wake Forest agree to home-and-home series; Warhawks release 2013 football schedule
The final pieces of the 2013 ULM schedule have been finalized as the Sun Belt Conference released the 2013 conference slate.
ULM will have three home games during the conference season and it will begin with a nationally-televised home contest against Western Kentucky. The Thursday night, Oct. 3 contest between the Warhawks and the Hilltoppers will air on ESPNU.
“I think based of the results of the 2012 season its not a surprise that we received two guaranteed television games during the conference season,” said head coach Todd Berry. “Last season’s televised contests were of tremendous value for both our program and the university as a whole. It aided in national exposure for our club as well as aided in recruiting. It will again benefit us as we wrap up our non-conference season and immediately step into conference play with a nationally-televised game on a Thursday night.”
The Warhawks will then hit the road for an Oct. 12 battle at Sun Belt newcomer Texas State. ULM’s next contest will be against another new conference member as it welcomes Georgia State to Malone Stadium on Oct. 26.
The squad will close out October with its second nationally-televised game of the month on Halloween night. ULM will travel to Troy, Ala., for a battle at Troy which will air on ESPNU.
The Warhawks final home game of the season will take place on Nov. 9 when Arkansas State travels to Monroe. Following ULM’s second bye week of the season, the squad will close out the regular season with contests at South Alabama (Nov. 23) and UL-Lafayette (Nov. 30).
ULM will kickoff the 2013 season with a trip to Norman, Okla., as they battle the Oklahoma Sooners on Aug. 31.
For information on season tickets for the 2013 season, please contact the ULM Ticket Office at 318-342-3ULM.
2013 ULM Football Schedule:
Aug. 31 – at Oklahoma
Sept. 7 – Grambling State
Sept. 14 – at Wake Forest
Sept. 21 – at Baylor
Sept. 28 – Tulane (ULM Alumni Shrimp Boil / Hall of Fame Weekend)
Oct. 3 – Western Kentucky (TV - ESPNU)
Oct. 12 - at Texas State
Oct. 19 - Bye Week
Oct. 26 - Georgia State (Homecoming)
Oct 31 – at Troy (Thursday night game on ESPNU)
Nov. 9 – Arkansas State (Chili Cook-off)
Nov 16 - Bye Week
Nov. 23 – at South Alabama
Nov. 30 – at UL-Lafayette
Staub, Berry to serve on NCAA committees
ULM director of athletics Bobby Staub has been selected to serve a four-year term on the NCAA Division I Football Issues Committee, effective at the beginning of the 2013 football season.
This will be the second NCAA committee that Staub has served on, he served on the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee from 2007-11.
The NCAA Football Issues Committee is charged with oversight and review of a large variety of topics that impact the landscape of college football across the country, recommending policies and procedures that assure the game remains in the best interest of the student-athlete.
ULM head football coach Todd Berry will serve on the NCAA Football Rules Committee beginning this year and his term will last until 2017.
In January, Berry was also named an American Football Coaches Association vice-president for the 2013 season.
According to the NCAA website, the committee's duties include communicate with the football community on rules issues during the season, compare ideas and gauge opinions on potential rules changes with colleagues in conference and region, communicate the rules-change process to the football community and evaluate playing rules annually to ensure balance between offense and defense and fair play among other considerations.
For more information on the NCAA Committees, please visit the NCAA website at NCAA.org.
Bill Connelly: 2013 ULM football's 10 things to know: How high can you fly?
In Todd Berry's third year in charge, ULM leaped to eight wins, an upset of Arkansas, and its first ever bowl appearance.
With an incredibly experienced squad returning, what might the Warhawks have for an encore?
1. ...and the fourth year?
One of my favorite blurbs from last year's college football season preview series came from the ULM preview:
"The first year it sleeps, the second year it creeps, the third year it leaps."
That's ULM head coach Todd Berry talking about his program's progression entering his third year on the job. Through two years, I had been pretty enamored of Berry's efforts to win at a place where, historically, you just don't win.
He seemed to have internalized every lesson he learned in four tough years at Army — his Black Knights went 5-42 in four seasons from 2000-03 — and realized from the first day that you can't win games at ULM simply trying to out-talent or out-work the other team. You also have to bring something a little unorthodox to the table.
In his first year in Monroe, Berry's Warhawks went 5-7, missing out on bowl eligibility by the skin of a 23-22 loss to rival UL-Lafayette.
In an injury-plagued 2011 season, ULM sank to 4-8, replete with an 0-3 record in one-possession games. But in 2012, ULM most certainly leaped — to a shocking, season-opening win over Arkansas (and nearly follow-up wins over Auburn and Baylor), to its first eight-win season at the FBS level, and to its first ever bowl appearance.
In the third year, we saw Berry's vision of ULM Funk, the combination of efficiency, resilience, pace, smack-you-in-the-mouth defense and unorthodox, well, everything that he envisioned during both the sleeping year and the creeping year.
To continue reading Bill Connelly’s feature on ULM Football, please click here.
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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.
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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