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May 2012

Hanbat president calls ULM “one of the most advanced universities in the U.S.”

ULM/Hanbat National MOU signing

ULM President Dr. Nick J. Bruno (center) signs a memorandum of understanding with Hanbat National University President Dr. Won-Mook Lee (right), as ULM's interim Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Eric Pani looks on.

On May 3, ULM President Dr. Nick J. Bruno and Hanbat National University President Dr. Won-Mook Lee and signed a memorandum of understanding that will offer Hanbat and ULM students a new concentration within an existing degree.

The degree is ULM's master's in educational technology leadership; the new concentration is mobile and wireless communication. 

Hanbat National University President Dr. Won-Mook Lee considers to be "one of the most advanced universities in the United States."

Hanbat University is a national university in Daejeon, South Korea.

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ULM biology awarded enhancement grant

Joydeep Bhattacharjee


After a grant proposal written by University of Louisiana at Monroe’s Dr. Joydeep Bhattacharjee, an assistant professor of biology, ULM was awarded an enhancement grant to help establish a carbon dioxide - water vapor flux monitoring tower in a bottomland hardwood forest in the Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area.

The grant, which totals nearly $87,000, is from the Louisiana Board of Regents.

The first of its kind in Louisiana, and the 31st state in the nation to have such a facility for monitoring carbon fluxes between the atmosphere and forests, this facility will put ULM on the national and international scheme of climate change monitoring and its global impact.

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ULM to webcast Commencement Ceremony

For the first time, the University of Louisiana at Monroe will webcast its Spring Commencement Ceremony being held Saturday,May 19 at 10 a.m. (CDT).

Access to the webcast can be found on the ULM Commencement Web site at ulm.edu/commencement.

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

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 - www.ulm.edu/socialmedia - for a complete list of the many types of Social Media you can use.

"Discover ULM" Magazine now available

Fall 2011 'Discover ULM' Magazine

The latest edition of the newly renamed "Discover ULM" magazine is now available.

Inside you'll find in-depth stories on ULM's 8th President Nick J. Bruno, you can rediscover ULM's traditions, and explore a tradition of excellence in ULM's faculty and staff, as well as read a tribute to ULM President Emeritus George T. Walker.

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

Read The Hawkeye online!

The HawkeyeBe 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?

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

Keep up with all the "scoop" on ULM Athletics

Visit these Warhawk Fan Web sites to keep up with all the "scoop" on ULM Athletics.

Warhawk logoWarhawk 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 dusty@warhawkreport.com.

WarhawkNation - www.warhawknation.com or http://ulm.scout.com is operated by Matt Wilson. Matt writes stories and features covering all of ULM's sports and regularly publishes interviews with current and former ULM athletes, coaches, and student athletes who are considering offers from ULM.

WarhawkNation is a member of the scout.com Internet publishing network which syndicates more than 1,100 pieces of content daily to more than 2.1 million subscribers. For more information contact Matt Wilson at mattwilson3@comcast.net.

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 walpole@ulm.edu, and please include a photo!

Cynthia (Jackson) Hammond


Dr. Cynthia (Jackson) Hammond (M.Ed. '76, Ed.S. '85) was apponted the eighth president of Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio on May 10 by the Central State University Board of Trustees. She is the first woman president in the university's 125 history.

Under her guidance as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Coppin State University, Dr. Hammond guided six prominent initiatives: the reformation of the General Education core curriculum, establishment of the Center for Undergraduate Research, 2010 strategic planning, development of the First Year Experience program, designed and received external funding for the Advisement and Retention Center for the School of Education, and development of tenure criteria.

Recently, Dr. Hammond served as a lead consultant for H&H Educational Consultants specializing in strategic planning, curriculum design, accreditation, and standards-based assessments.

“We are very excited about our selection,” said Gary Dowdell, chair of the Central State University Board of Trustees. “Dr. Cynthia Jackson Hammond has a demonstrated leadership background and comes to Central State University at a time when we are poised to make great strides in building for the future.”

arrowDiscover more about Dr. Cynthia Jackson Hammond Jackson's appointment. . .

Lavelle Hendricks


Dr. Lavelle Hendricks (B.A. '83, M.Ed. '85) was recently elected president of the Texas Council of Faculty Senates for a four-year term, ending in 2016.

The Texas Council of Faculty Senates represents 40 public colleges/universities in Texas, addressing issues impacting faculty members.

Scott Adams

Commander Scott Adams, has been a chaplain at the North Island Naval Base for almost a year.

A native of Mangham, Scott currently resides in Pine Valley with his wife and two daughters.

He was called to faith before he was called to the military, and has been a pastor for sixteen years. In addition to attending then Northeast Louisiana University, Chaplain Adams also attended the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

In 2002 he joined the military and began his career as a Navy Chaplain. Before getting stationed in Coronado, he spent five to six years serving at other military bases in the San Diego area. One of his favorite parts of being a chaplain on base is that “everyday is different”.

Click here for more info about Scott.

Photo courtesy eCoronado.com

Mary BrowderBrowder

Mary Browder (B.S. '82), has started an international software training company with eleven friends called Pixels2Pages.net.

Pixels2Pages has contracted with one of the largest scrapbooking companies, Creative Memories, for digital training with Pixels2Page's "StoryBook Creator Plus" software.

Pixels2Pages is a comprehensive web-based resource run by an international collaboration of women providing education, inspiration, and training for Creative Memories digital scrapbooking, with a goal to equip users to have the understanding and confidence to celebrate their photos, complete projects, and create treasured keepsakes.

Robert ReddingRedding

Robert Redding (B.A. '09), now has his radio show "Redding News Review" carried on the entire SiriusXM Satellite Radio network.

SiriusXM 128 The Power runs Redding's show live from 5 to 7 p.m. ET on Monday. Redding's show is heard on radio stations from 4 to 7 p.m. ET weekdays and already nationwide on SiriusXM 128 from 7 to 10 p.m. ET Sundays.

"This is a long overdue expansion of his Sunday night show," said Don Wicklin, SiriusXM Senior Director of Partner Programming.

"I thank Don and so many at SiriusXM Satellite Radio for believing in my radio show and Web site over the years," Redding said. "I am looking forward to taking our almost five year Sunday only relationship to the next level, with the addition of the weekday show, in a critical election year."

What's more, Redding has released two Amazon.com best-selling books in less than 90 days, "Where's the Change?: Why Neither Obama, nor the GOP Can Solve America's Problems" and "Resurrection: A Historical Anthology of two Forgotten African-American Philosophers."

Resurrection placed No. 3 on the Amazon.com "Hot New Releases" list earlier this month and "Where's the Change?" placed in the top 30 best-selling books on Amazon.com in February.

Wofford 'Buddy' StephensStephens

Wofford "Buddy" Stephens (M.Ed. '92), is the head football coach for East Mississippi Community College.

Having rekindled the football enthusiasm not seen around the Scooba campus since the glory years of legendary Hall of Fame coach Bob “Bull” Sullivan, Buddy Stephens completed his fourth season as head football coach at East Mississippi Community College by guiding the 2011 Lions to the pinnacle of the junior college football ranks as the champions of the National Junior College Athletic Association.

Rebounding from a .500 campaign the previous year, Stephens’ rebuilt EMCC Lions methodically marched through the powerful Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) unblemished for the second time in three years to capture the state championship at their new $4.7 million, 5,000-seat football facility.  While steadily climbing in the NJCAA rankings week after week, the Lions were forced to ultimately prove their national dominance on the road by taking down previously top-ranked and home-standing Arizona Western College in the El Toro Bowl for the 2011 NJCAA Football Championship.

In running the table on the gridiron this season, the EMCC Lions knocked off eight teams that were ranked among the NJCAA Top 20 during the course of the season, including four foes ranked in the Top 5 nationally at the time of their head-to-head meetings with the Lions.  The program’s first-ever, 12-win season also included a third perfect 6-0 mark in MACJC North Division play since 2008 as well as a fourth consecutive appearance in the MACJC State Playoffs.

Rewarded for guiding the undefeated EMCC Lions to a school-first NJCAA football championship this past season, Stephens was the recipient of the 2011 American Community College Football Coaches Association Coach of the Year award, as voted on by members of the ACCFCA.

He was also honored as the 2011 Junior College Coach of the Year by American Football Monthly, a nationally renowned football coaches’ publication.  In addition to the national recognition this past year, Stephens was selected as the NJCAA Region 23 Coach of the Year for the second time in three seasons.  He was also tabbed the MACJC North Division Coach of the Year by his coaching peers.

While helping to completely restore the winning culture around the East Mississippi Community College campus, resulting in the construction of one of the finest football facilities among the nation’s junior college ranks, Stephens has compiled an impressive 36-8 overall record and 22-2 division mark since taking over the Lions’ head coaching duties in late-2007.

Along with winning games at an amazing 82-percent rate dating back to 2008, Stephens’ nationally-renowned EMCC football program continues to also steadily send quality student-athletes onto the next level.  Including eight NJCAA All-American selections, the Lions have graduated and moved an average of some 20 players per season to four-year universities and colleges over the past four years.

During his debut season four years ago at EMCC, Stephens put the Scooba-based school back on the map and restored respectability for the Lions’ gridiron program statewide and throughout the national junior college football circuit.  He was tabbed by his coaching peers as the 2008 MACJC Coach of the Year after guiding the Lions to an 8‐2 overall record, including the first of two straight undefeated (6‐0) MACJC North Division marks on the way to making the school’s first state football playoff appearance since 1984.

Under Stephens’ direction, the Lions put together what was then the all-time winningest season in school history the following year.  Along with successfully defending their MACJC North Division title and making a school-first second straight appearance in the state playoffs, the Lions claimed the program’s first‐ever state championship with a memorable 75‐71 shootout victory over perennial powerhouse Mississippi Gulf Coast.  Having climbed to as high as No. 2 in the regular-season NJCAA rankings, EMCC capped a then-school best 11-1 campaign with a 27-24 Mississippi Bowl victory over Arizona Western to earn a No. 4 national ranking in the final 2009 poll.

On the heels of earning 2009 NJCAA Region 23 Coach of the Year honors, Stephens was instrumental in turning around EMCC’s early-season slide of two year ago.  Rebounding from an 0-3 start during the 2010 campaign, his Lions battled back to win five of their last six regular-season games to claim the MACJC North Division’s No. 2 seed and earn EMCC’s third straight state playoff appearance.

Specializing in the tutoring of EMCC’s offensive linemen as a former O-line collegiate standout himself, Stephens arrived on the Scooba campus in December 2007 after spending the previous seven seasons as an assistant coach at Pearl River Community College in Poplarville, Miss.  During Stephens’ stint at PRCC, the Wildcats posted a seven‐year composite record of 60‐12 (.833), including an NJCAA championship in 2004 and four consecutive MACJC state titles.  During that four‐year span (2003‐06), the Wildcats also earned four straight top five national finishes.  After serving his initial campaign (2001) at Pearl River under former head coach Scott Maxfield, Stephens spent the next six seasons at his alma mater as head coach Tim Hatten’s co‐offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.

With Stephens sharing the offensive play‐calling duties at Pearl River, the Wildcats ranked among the top 10 national leaders in total offense five times and in passing offense six times.  PRCC topped the NJCAA statistical leaders in passing offense during the 2005, 2004 and 2001 campaigns.

Before his Mississippi community college coaching career began in 2001, Stephens spent eight years at the high school level at four different schools in Alabama and Louisiana.  His prep coaching days began at Sparkman High School in Toney, Ala. (1993‐95), followed by offensive coordinator coaching stints at Hammond HS (1995‐96) and Plaquemine HS (1996‐98) in Louisiana.

Stephens’ initial stop at Pearl River came as a two‐year offensive lineman under the direction of former head coach Mike Nelson.  Stephens continued his playing career at Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss.  Upon earning his bachelor’s degree in education at DSU, Stephens began his 22‐year coaching career as a graduate assistant at his alma mater.  Stephens received his first taste of full‐time coaching experience at Northeast Louisiana University (now the Univeristy of Louisiana at Monroe), later that year was a contributing staff member of the Indians’ squad that advanced to the NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinals.

A native of Huntsville, Ala., Stephens is married to the former Robyn Lynn Douglas of Bogalusa, La.  They have three daughters – Lauren Elizabeth, 16, Julianna Hope, 12, and Rebekah Leanne, 9.

Warhawks Athletics announce Summer Camps

This summer several Warhawk sports will host summer camps for area youths. Camps include football, basketball, softball and soccer.

For complete information, visit ulm.edu/summercamps.

ULM Athletics honors its Student-Athletes at Maroon & Gold Society Banquet

Seniors Tim Hardham and Mahogany Dilonga took home top academic honors as the ULM Athletic Department handed out its top academic awards  at its annual Maroon & Gold Society Banquet. 108 ULM student-athletes were honored in total for having achieved a cumulative grade-point average of a 3.0 or higher at the conclusion of the fall 2011 term.

Hardham, a two-year member on the ULM men’s golf team, was named Top Senior Male Scholar Athlete, while Dilonga, a five-year member on the Warhawk volleyball team, was named Top Senior Female Athlete. In addition, the women’s golf team received the Highest Team GPA Award.

Bobby Staub


“The Maroon & Gold Society is always a highlight for us,” ULM Director of Athletics Bobby Staub said. “We’re extremely proud of these young men and women who’ve excelled not only on the field of play, but also in the classroom.”

A native of Melbourne, Australia, Hardham picked up three top-10 finishes in his career with the Warhawks, including a career-best tie for fifth at the ULM/Wallace Jones Invitational this season. He has a cumulative GPA of 3.954 in his declared major of finance and is set to graduate at the conclusion of the Fall 2012 term.

A native of Grand Prairie, Texas, Dilonga led the Warhawks and ranked eighth in the Sun Belt in blocks per set (0.94) this past season. She also added 156 kills and 14 assists on the season. Dilonga earned a cumulative GPA of 3.825 and graduated in December of 2010 with a degree in criminal justice. She is currently enrolled full-time in graduate school and is set to earn her second degree – a master’s in communication – in May.

Under the direction of first-year head coach Stacy Snider, the women’s golf team has earned an average cumulative GPA of 3.736. The average cumulative GPA for all student-athletes is approximately a 3.071, with over half of ULM’s programs earning a team cumulative GPA over a 3.0.

ULM Baseball Sets Single-Season Attendance Record

One year after shattering its previous watermark for total attendance at Warhawk Field, the ULM baseball team has again set a new single-season attendance record in 2012.

The Warhawks rank among the top 40 programs nationally in average and total attendance, according to a report compiled by the Wichita State University Athletics Media Relations Department. 

Through 22 home dates this season, 35,846 fans (1,629 average) have taken in a ULM baseball game, surpassing last season’s historic 35,832 that attended the team’s 30 home contests.  There are four home games remaining on the 2012 schedule at Warhawk Field.

ULM’s attendance mark is second in the Sun Belt Conference, trailing only UL-Lafayette (No. 29 average, No. 32 total). 

The Warhawks have claimed 2012 victories over four other teams ranked in the top 40.

ULM swept a home-and-home series with Tulane (No. 20 total, No. 23 average), took two of three games at Tennessee (No. 29 total, No. 32 average) March 9-11, split a home-and-home series with Southern Mississippi (No. 14 average, No. 16 total) and downed UL-Lafayette for its first conference win March 18. 

Former Warhawk picks up first major league victory

Jim Miller


Former ULM pitcher Jim Miller picked up his for Major League victory helping the Oakland Athletics to a 5-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox in 14 innings.

Miller, who pitched for the Warhawks from 2003-04, was pitching in his first Major League game of the season after being called up from Triple-A Sacramento earlier in the day.

He is the first ULM pitcher to win a Major League game since Ben Sheets also did so with the Athletics on July 10, 2010, against the Los Angeles Angels. 

Miller pitched two seasons in a ULM uniform, mostly in relief.

He was the Warhawks' primary closer during the 2004 season, when he finished 3-2 with a 3.74 earned-run average and tallied seven saves. He also struck out 42 batters in 33.2 innings pitched.

Following the season, he was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the eighth round (230th overall).

Photo courtesy ESPN.com

Warhawk 2012 Football Schedule
(home games in bold)

Sept. 8  at Arkansas (Little Rock) – Away tailgating
Sept. 15 at Auburn
Sept. 21 (Fri @ 7pm) on ESPN Baylor
Sept. 29 at Tulane – Away tailgating
Oct. 6 at Middle Tennessee
Oct. 13 Florida Atlantic - Hall of Fame Weekend/Alumni Association Shrimp Boil
Oct. 20 at Western Kentucky
Oct. 27 South Alabama - HOMECOMING
Nov. 3 UL-Lafayette
Nov. 8 at Arkansas State (Thursday) (ESPNU)
Nov. 17 North Texas – Chili Cook-off
Nov. 24 at FIU

iPhoneULM releases free phone apps for Warhawk fans

Download the ULM iPhone 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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Rigoletto will be performed on Sunday, June 3, at 4:00 p.m. in the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall.

Sung in Italian (with English subtitles), the famous opera by Verdi will be sung in a semi-staged version featuring a fantastic cast led by ULM faculty Claire Vangelisti, Louis Nabors, Matthew James, Julian Jones, and Lynn Clark.

The role of the leading tenor will be sung by Bray Wilkins, and the title role will be sung by guest artist Ron Ulen, who has sung over 40 leading baritone roles in German and Swiss opera houses. The accompaniment will be provided by Richard Seiler.

A special VIP reception will be hosted by Carol and Tex Kilpatrick at their home after the performance.  Tickets for the reception, which include a seat for the performance, are $25 per ticket, and benefit the ULM student opera program

Tickets may be purchased at Zeagler's Music on 18th Street in Monroe, or by contacting Mark Clark at 318-342-3247.                                                                                        

ULM’s PREP to include expanded July sessions

Seth Hall


The University of Louisiana at Monroe has added new expanded July Preview Registration & Enrollment Program sessions for incoming Fall 2012 freshmen.

The July 11-12 and July 18-19 PREP programs will join the June orientation sessions – June 13-14 and June 27-28 - designed to help new students make a smooth transition to college life at ULM.

The weekend of June 6-7 is reserved for incoming students receiving an academic/merit scholarship. “We want to reward students for doing an excellent job in high school and for working hard,” said Seth Hall, coordinator of Orientation and Special Programs at ULM.

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ULM’s Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia chapter re-chartered

In December of 2008, a group of 17 young men from the University of Louisiana at Monroe were given permission to begin a process to bring back a social music fraternity to ULM.

Philip Petit


The dream of having the fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, back on ULM’s campus has finally come to fruition. The Eta Iota Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is once again part of the ULM social community, reportedly doing great work not only on campus but in all of northeast Louisiana as well.

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is the world’s oldest and largest national fraternal society in music. Sinfonia was established on Oct. 6, 1898, at the New England Conservatory in Boston, with a group of 13 young men under the guidance of Ossian Everett Mills.

“You don’t have to be a member in one of the many ensembles on campus,” says founding ULM chapter member and President Philip Petit of Ama. “You just have to have a love for music, of any kind, and have a desire to advance and promote music in America.”

arrowDiscover more about ULM's Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia chapter re-charter . . .

Greek Honor Society Awards presented at Athenian Awards banquet

The University of Louisiana at Monroe’s Office of Greek Life, and Order of Omega Greek Honor Society held its annual Athenian Awards banquet May 1, in conjunction with Student Affairs Awards Night.

Keith Hembree


Greek students and chapters were recognized for their outstanding achievements over the last year.

"The chapters within the Panhellenic, Interfraternity, and National Pan-Hellenic Councils annually compete for these awards to see who the top chapter within their respected council is," said ULM Greek Advisor Keith Hembree.

A highlight each year is the awarding of the Overall Chapter Excellence Award, the highest honor any Greek chapter at ULM can receive. The award features a competition in areas of campus involvement, chapter operations, community service, education, intellectual development, leadership, risk management, and values integration.

"The awards are based on the guidelines used in the Fraternity/Sorority Assessment Project that assesses Greek Systems across the country," said Hembree. "It is great to see members and chapters within our Greek System being recognized for all their hard work and dedication to the university. I am very proud of our award winners and congratulate them on an outstanding year."

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ULM Greek Life has historic year

2011 was a magical year for the University of Louisiana at Monroe’s Office of Greek Life. The office’s three governing councils, and executive officers worked tirelessly to support ULM’s 15 Greek chapters and to provide service to the local community as well.

According to Keith Hembree, coordinator of Greek life, the students’ desire and willingness to improve their chapters, councils and community set 2011 apart from the other years.

For the first time in ULM’s history, all three governing councils received awards at their respected regional conferences in February and March of this year.

ULM Greek Life represented ULM as the only university in the state of Louisiana to achieve this distinction.  This is an achievement that Greek Life and governing councils in the United States strive to obtain each and every year.

“This year was an exceptional year for Greek Life at ULM with all three Greek Councils being recognized on the national level,” said ULM Associate Director of Alumni Affairs Tommy Walpole. “Greek Life continues to be a major force in student life at ULM, and I look for this to continue. ULM Greeks are heavily involved in all aspects of ULM as this prestigious accomplishment proved.”

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