e-Newsletter for over 24,175 Alumni & Friends
September 2012

ULM ranks in Tier 1 of “Best Regional Universities”

The University of Louisiana at Monroe offers world-class educational programs—programs that empower students to compete successfully in the workforce and improve their communities.

Nick J. Bruno


This sentiment has not gone unnoticed; ULM has been included on U.S. News & World Report’s list as one the best regional universities in the south. ULM broke the top 100, ranking number 91 on the list—making ULM a Tier 1 institution among its peers.

ULM President Dr. Nick J. Bruno said, "The University of Louisiana at Monroe's inclusion in U.S. News & World Report Best Regional Universities is a testament to the growing number of national organizations discovering ULM’s quality and value. In February, U.S. News & World Report recognized ULM’s online master of arts in teaching degree program. Most recently, our College of Education & Human Development received four “best buy for online degree” recognitions from GetEducated.com. We understand—and promote—our institution’s strengths; now, major outside entities are joining us."

arrowDiscover more about ULM's ranking in U.S. News & World Report . . .

Kiplinger announces ten most lucrative majors; ULM offers nine

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine released the “10 Best College Majors for a Lucrative Career.” ULM offers—in many variations—nine of those 10 majors.

Eric Pani


Eric Pani Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs at ULM, views Kiplinger’s list as proof of ULM’s academic strengths.

“Kiplinger’s list validates the focus we have taken in ULM academics,” said Pani. “We strive to offer the best, most  progressive majors and degrees, and having nine out of the top 10 majors on this list shows ULM is producing graduates who are ready to make an impact on society.”

With ULM offering a wide variety of the most lucrative majors, students enter the job market knowing they are ready for successful careers in their fields and a financially-secure future, Pani said.

arrowDiscover more about Kiplinger's lucrative majors . . .

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ULM and LSU AgCenter announce research initiatives

Scientists at the University of Louisiana at Monroe and LSU AgCenter are working together to research breast cancer, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and water quality.

The two institutions signed a memorandum of understanding in May, establishing an agreement to collaborate on a series of five research projects.

Research teams were then invited to submit proposals to be reviewed by both institutions; proposals required a faculty member from each institution.

arrowDiscover more about ULM's and LSU AgCenter's collaborations . . .

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

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

Alaskan CruiseAlaskan Cruise

Community invited to annual Ouachita Parish Shrimp Boil Oct. 13

The ULM Alumni Association announces its annual Ouachita Parish Shrimp Boil, from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, in the ULM Alumni area in The Grove.

The shrimp boil precedes ULM's home football game with Florida Atlantic University.

As usual, shrimp and all the trimmings will be served with beverages.  In case of rain, the event will be held inside the Anna Gray Noe Alumni Center, located at 4400 Bon Aire Drive.

Tickets may be purchased at the Alumni Center for $15 in advance and $20 at the door on the day of the shrimp boil.

For more information, contact Nancy Davis at the Alumni Center at 318-342-5421 or ndavis@ulm.edu.

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.

Tailgaiting with the Warhawks!

ULM Alumni Association plans away tailgating for 2012

The ULM Alumni Association will take its tailgating skills on the road this year with several road tailgaiting trips.

On Saturday, Sept. 29 the Warhawks visit the Big Easy to take on the Tulane Green Wave at 3:00 pm.

More tailgaiting information is posted on the ULM Alumni Events Calendar.

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 this Warhawk Fan Web site 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.

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.

Next Job Fair:

The Office of Career Connections will be hosting its annual Fall All Majors Career Fair, Wednesday, October 10 from 10 am until 2pm in the Student Union Building Ballroom.

Company representatives from  across the ARK-LA-TEX-MS region will be present to recruit graduating seniors and alumni. 

A listing of  companies who have registered for the event can be found on the Career Connections website at ulm.edu/careerconnections.  Professional attire and resume required.

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!

Whitney C. Walker


Whitney C. Walker (B.S. ‘07, M.A. ’10) has been listed in Psychology Today magazine online listing of Licensed Professional Counselors.

She approaches therapy from a systemic perspective, meaning that she focuses on the interactions and relationship patterns among all parts of the client's system (family, school, work, social, etc).

She works with individuals, couples and families to navigate difficult circumstances and the emotional burdens that often accompany them. Ms. Walker believes in strengthening oneself to be an integral part of the counseling process and works to restore hope, purpose and opportunity to relationships and life itself.

Walker has gained much experience treating young children and adolescents in different contexts. She enjoys working clinically with young children struggling with depression, anxiety, separation anxiety, children of divorced families, school behavior problems and authority concerns.

She believes play therapy techniques can relieve children's resistance to therapy and create a life changing experience grounded in learning crucial skills which are necessary to thrive and succeed in life.

Josh MorrisonMorrison

Josh Morrison (BGS ’08), a former Bastrop High School assistant baseball and football coach who was the starting catcher at the University of Louisiana at Monroe from 2003-2007, was chosen by principal Todd Guice as head coach on July 10.

The hire is pending approval by the Ouachita Parish School Board.

Morrison was an assistant at Bastrop last season and also spent time as an assistant for baseball and football at Prairie View Academy in Bastrop before joining the Rams program in 2011.

Emily BrodnaxBrodnax

Emily Brodnax (BS Pharmacy ’65)  is the July 2012 Featured Artist at the Ouachita River Art Gallery, where a collection of pictures is displayed from the past 18 months she spent traveling around the country doing what she loves: shooting with her Hasselblad camera and tripod.

Brodnax first discovered her love for photography in the early 1980s when she took two photography classes at the University of Louisiana at Monroe after she completed the university's pharmacy program.

"I love working with my camera because the 2.25 inch negatives the Hasselblad uses gives you so much more to work with than standard 35 millimeter film," Brodnax said. "I just love standing in the dark room and watching the pictures come up in the solution. I catch myself smiling while I'm watching the photos develop."

Brodnax said she will continue using the heavy camera and wet darkroom to produce the gelatin silver photos as long as supplies are available.

"One of the classes I took was a darkroom class. It started out as something I just played around with, but I've been in love with black and white ever since," she said.

Brodnax said she is most inspired by landmarks and the beauty of nature.

"I take pictures of things we don't even pay attention to, like this tree in St. Francisville," Brodnax said. "There's a 100-year-old oak tree growing out of the center of a cedar tree. I had seen it a million times, but I didn't notice it was actually a tree growing out of a tree until someone pointed it out to me."

Brodnax said that the most rewarding part of photography for her is sharing her work and seeing people enjoy it.

"It always makes me smile when someone sees my work and goes, 'Oh wow, look at that'," she said.

Brodnax's work can be seen on her website, www.emilybrodnax.com or more can be found at http://www.silentjournalist.org/photographer/emily-stinson-brodnax.html

Story from The (Monroe, La.) News-Star

Joanne F. SheridanSheridan

Col. Joanne F. Sheridan (B.A. ’83) was promoted to the rank of brigadier general and “pinned” the one-star insignia on her uniform During a promotion ceremony at the Jackson Barracks Museum in New Orleans on July 27.

“I’m proud of the fact that I’ve been able to attain this rank. It’s truly an honor to be selected as a general officer,” Sheridan said in a press release.

“As I was coming up through the ranks, there weren’t many senior female leaders ahead of me,” said Sheridan.

“So for fellow Guardsmen now to have someone to identify with … they know that those doors are open to them and that the goal is attainable for females in the military.”

Sheridan, a current resident of New Orleans, graduated from Leesville High School in Leesville and attended then-Northeast Louisiana University (now the University of Louisiana at Monroe), where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, and her commission through the Reserve Officer training Corps.

Sheridan later attended the U.S. Army War College where she received her Master of Strategic Studies degree. 

Sheridan began her military career on active duty in Feb. 1984 and was appointed in the LANG in Oct. 1988.

She has served numerous positions as the Assistant S-1, Headquarters Detachment Commander, and S-1 in the 61st Troop Command; the Education Services Officer, Deputy Director of Military Personnel, Deputy Director of Information Management, Deputy Chief of Staff, Director of Personnel – J1, and Vice Chief of the Joint Staff in the Joint Force Headquarters-Louisiana; Commander, 415th Military Intelligence Battalion and Commander, 199th Regiment (Regional Training Institute).

Sheridan deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2008 where she served as the Director of the Project Management Office on the Task Force to Improve Business and Stability Operations in Iraq. 

“I'm proud of the fact that I’ve been able to attain this rank and it’s truly an honor to have been selected as a general officer. Not many people, much less a female, attain this rank. I'm honored, and I am in awe every day that I'm still standing,” added Sheridan with a laugh.

The National Guard currently has 27 female general officers serving throughout the country in both the Army and Air Force.

Sheridan and her husband, Mark, reside in New Orleans. They have two sons, Patrick, 22, and Daniel, 18.

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Warhawk 2012 Football Schedule
(home games in bold)

Sept. 8 @ 6 pm on ESPNU Arkansas (at Little Rock) 34-31 (W) OT
Sept. 15 @ 11 am on ESPN3/SEC at Auburn 31-28 (L) OT
Sept. 21 (Fri @ 7 pm) on ESPN
Radio: 104.1-FM (Monroe)
KEEL-710 AM (Shreveport)
Sept. 29 @ 2:30 pm on CST
Radio: 104.1-FM (Monroe)
KEEL-710 AM (Shreveport)
at Tulane – Away tailgating

Oct. 6 @ 2:30 pm
Radio: 104.1-FM (Monroe)
KYSR 92.1-FM (Shreveport)

at Middle Tennessee
Oct. 13 @ 7 pm
Radio: 104.1-FM (Monroe)
KEEL-710 AM (Shreveport)
Florida Atlantic - Hall of Fame Weekend/Alumni Association Shrimp Boil
Oct. 20 @ 3 pm
Radio: 104.1-FM (Monroe)
KEEL-710 AM (Shreveport)
at Western Kentucky

Oct. 27 @ 6 pm
Radio: 104.1-FM (Monroe)
KWKH-1130 AM (Shreveport)

South Alabama - HOMECOMING
Nov. 3 @ 3 pm
Radio: 104.1-FM (Monroe)
KYSR 92.1-FM (Shreveport)
Nov. 8 (Thursday @ 6 pm on ESPNU)
Radio: 104.1-FM (Monroe)
KWKH-1130 AM (Shreveport)
at Arkansas State
Nov. 17 @ 3 pm
Radio: 104.1-FM (Monroe)
KYSR 92.1-FM (Shreveport)
North Texas – Chili Cook-off
Nov. 24
Radio: 104.1-FM (Monroe)
KEEL-710 AM (Shreveport)
at FIU

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Single-Game Football Tickets Now on Sale

With ULM's first home football game of the 2012 season just over a month away, the ULM Athletic Ticket Office is now selling single game tickets for all five home contests this fall.

Tickets for the Warhawks’ Friday night clash on Sept. 21 against Big 12 Conference and perennial powerhouse Baylor as well as four Sun Belt Conference match-ups can be purchased by calling 318-342-3ULM, by visiting the ticket office in Malone Stadium or online at Warhawk Ticket Central.

Single-game ticket options consist of lower bench for $20 each, upper chairback for $20 each, adult general admission for $15 each and youth general admission (ages 3-17) for $10 each. ULM students may purchase up to four (4) student guest tickets, which are valid for general admission or the student section (capacity allowing), per student account at a price of $10 apiece.

Tickets for all seven away contests are also on sale and information on availability can be online at www.ulmwarhawks.com.

Tickets for all seven of ULM’s football away games away this season, including two matchups against SEC opponents and a trip to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, are now available for purchase by ULM season ticket holders, ULM Athletic Foundation members and ULM students online at Warhawk Ticket Central.

2012 Men's Basketball Schedule
2012 Women's Basketball Schedule

ULM receives national attention for win over No. 8 Arkansas

Kolton Browning

Moments after Kolton Browning scored the game-winning touchdown to lift ULM to at 34-31 victory over No. 8 Arkansas, the interview requests began pouring in as national media outlets contacted the ULM media relations office via email and phone requesting to speak with Coach Berry as well as Warhawks players.

Below, Warhawk fans can check out various articles from the week that feature the ULM Warhawks.

Coach Berry was a guest on the Tim Brando Show and the Scott Van Pelt Show.  ULM was also featured on ESPN College Football Live, ESPN College Football Daily and ESPN UNITE.

Scott Van Pelt Show - http://bit.ly/QIhtsw

Bill Connelly, SBNation - http://sbn.to/OJusHV

Gene Wojciechowski, ESPN - http://es.pn/SHuje2

Holly Anderson, Sports Illustrated - http://bit.ly/PeAhhn

Mark Schlabach, ESPN - http://es.pn/Pm44mM

Mike Lopresti, USA Today - http://usat.ly/SHBnr3

NBC Sports / College Football Talk - http://bit.ly/QXdJ2Z

Sports Illustrated - http://bit.ly/PezU6p

Walter Camp Foundation - http://bit.ly/O1u7V2

Accolades piling up for Browning

Kolton  Browning


After leading Louisiana-Monroe (ULM) to a 34-31 upset over No. 8 Arkansas, Kolton Browning has been named the Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week.

The victory is the Warhawks' first over a ranked team since joining the Football Bowl Subdivision in 1994.

Browning put on an impressive performance in ULM's season opener, rallying his team from a 21-point deficit to send the game into overtime.

The dual-threat quarterback tallied 481 yards of total offense and four touchdowns, including a gutsy 16-yard scramble into the end zone on fourth-and-one to win the game.

"He did a great job," Arkansas coach John L. Smith said. "He made play, after play, after play. That includes one at the end to win. We couldn't tackle him, couldn't stop him. He played a great game."

Article courtesy: Davey O'Brien Foundation

Warhawk Baseball Team Receives Sun Belt Championship Rings

ULM Warhawks Championship Team


The ULM baseball team was awarded their 2012 Sun Belt Tournament Championship rings Sept. 13 at a ceremony in the Student Union Building Ballroom.

Head Coach Jeff Schexnaider, ULM President Dr. Nick Bruno and ULM Director of Athletics Bobby Staub awarded the squad their championship rings.

“Some of last year’s players are back to finish their degrees or work on their master’s degree,” said Schexnaider.  “But it is good to have them back because they can talk to the younger players and our new guys are excited about the success we can have at ULM.  We are excited about getting our championship rings, but the 2012 season is in the past and it is time to get back to work as fall practice starts soon.”

ULM won its first two games of Sun Belt pool play to clinch a berth in the championship game.  The Warhawks defeated Arkansas State, 4-2, on Sunday, May 27th to earn a berth in the 2012 NCAA Tournament.

In the Baton Rouge regional, the Warhawks opened with host-LSU and battled until the end in a 4-1 loss.  ULM bounced back with a 6-3 victory over Belmont, but its season came to a close a day later when the club fell to Oregon State.

'87 National Football Championship team to enter ULM Sports Hall of Fame

The ULM Sports Hall of Fame will open its doors to the 1987 National Championship Football team when it inducts the Class of 2012 on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the ULM's Fant-Ewing Coliseum.

Those wishing to attend the ULM Hall of Fame Banquet should contact Megan Jefcoat at jefcoat@ulm.edu or 318-342-5428. Cost of the event is $20 per person and tables can be reserved for groups of eight at $160. Banquet tickets are also available online at www.ulm.edu/hof

If you would like to be a sponsor of the event please contact Ronnie Dowling at 318-450-8244 or rdowling@lacapfcu.org

Warhawks honor pair at ULM Athletic Foundation Kickoff

Robert Williamson


Lou St. Amant

St. Amant

Robert Williamson and Lou St. Amant were honored at last week’s ULM Athletic Foundation kickoff event held inside Fant-Ewing Coliseum.

Robert Williamson was named the winner of the Faculty Award.  He is an instructor of Kinesiology in the College of Education and Human Development.

The Pineville, La., native earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Physical Education from ULM in 1981 and his Master’s Degree in Health and Physical Education from ULM in 1983.

Williamson began his career as a student trainer at ULM in 1977.  He became the school’s full-time athletic trainer following the completion of his two degrees.  In June of 2012, he was inducted into the Louisiana Trainers Hall of Fame for serving for over 30 years as an athletic trainer at ULM.

Lou St. Amant was named the winner of the Scogin Award which is presented to a person that has demonstrated exemplary service to ULM Athletics and the ULM Athletic Foundation of a long period of time.  The recipient has shown that “extra measure” of sacrifice and dedication that is necessary in having a successful fun raising organization and Athletic Program.

St. Amant was named the head baseball coach in 1976 and guided the team for 18 seasons.  During his tenure, he won 414 games which is the most in school history.

St. Amant is also a member of the ULM Athletic Hall of Fame.  After retiring from coaching, St. Amant handled color commentary duties for ULM football, basketball and baseball games for many years.

ULM reaches partnership with TownSquare Media

ULM has reached an agreement with Shreveport, La., radio group TownSquare Media to air seven regular season football games during the 2012 season.

Both KEEL 710 and KWKH 1130 AM (50,000 WATT AM signals) will air select ULM football games in 2012. ULM alumni and fans living in the Shreveport area can also listen to Warhawk football on KYSR 92.1 FM (three games remaining in 2012) owned by AccessOne Radio group.

All games of the 2012 ULM football season can also be heard on the Warhawk Football flagship station KJLO 104.1 FM (Monroe) owned by The Radio People in Monroe.

Bobby Staub


ULM Athletics Director Bobby Staub’s vision to expand the ULM radio network into key markets includes additional programming in the Shreveport market over the next several years.

“Our long term goals have always included the proper structure and growth of our radio network,” said Staub. “It is important for us to make sure our alumni, fans, and supporters can hear the live game broadcasts each week.  We have continuously strived to create a healthy, efficient relationship with the greater Shreveport area, which represents one of the largest ULM alumni markets.”

“We believe our ability to deepen the relationship with our fan base and alumni, is to build out our radio network.  This process will take some time.  We have committed to adding coaches’ shows, update shows and additional programming throughout our footprint,” Staub continued.

ULM has identified the radio network growth along I-20 and I-10 interstate corridors, matching ULM Alumni populations while attracting radio advertisers interested in reaching the college sports listeners.  College sports sponsorships traditionally deliver affluent, educated homeowners – at a higher percentage than the national average of any other fan group. 

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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For more Good News about Warhawk Athletics, visit ulmwarhawks.com!

Upcoming Campus Events

Sept 19-28 - KEDM On-air membership campaign begins Sept 19 -28.  For more information, contact Lila Strode at 318-342-5556.

Sept 20 - ULM’s Department of Communication will present “Knowing and Communicating Your Rights to Law Enforcement,” from 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, in Stubbs Hall, Room 100. The event is free and open to the public.  For more information contact Dr. Lesli Pace at 318-342-1165 or pace@ulm.edu

Sept 27 - Certified Guitar Player Tommy Emmanuel, in concert.   Thursday, September 27, 7:30 p.m., in ULM’s Brown Auditorium.  Doors will open at 6:30 – all tickets are first come, first served – tickets are $25.00 each.   For more ticket information, go to: www.ulm.edu/tommy or call the VAPA Ticket Office at 318-342-1414.

October 10 - The Office of Career Connections will be hosting its annual Fall All Majors Career Fair, Wednesday, October 10 from 10 am until 2pm in the Student Union Building Ballroom.  Company representatives from  across the ARK-LA-TEX-MS region will be present to recruit graduating seniors and alumni.  A listing of  companies who have registered for the event can be found on the Career Connections website at www.ulm.edu/careerconnections.  Professional attire and resume required.

For more information, please contact the Office of Career Connections at 318-342-5338.

Entergy continues support of ULM's dental hygiene program

The dental hygiene program at the University of Louisiana at Monroe recently received a $2,500 grant from Entergy to support the ULM Mobile Dental Hygiene Unit. This is the second grant in support of the mobile dental hygiene unit; Entergy also donated in January 2012.

The funds will support the provision of services to patients who utilize the mobile dental hygiene unit in the parishes of northeast Louisiana.

Denny Ryman


During the last academic year, children and adults received services in Morehouse Parish.

Dr. Denny Ryman, dean of the College of Health Sciences, praised Entergy for “their commitment to the Dental Hygiene program and the health care needs of the Louisiana Delta region.”

For the fall 2012 semester, services from the mobile dental hygiene unit will be provided to students attending Rayville Junior and Senior high schools in Richland Parish.

arrowDiscover more about ULM's Dental Hygiene program . . .

Louisiana Department of Insurance contracts with ULM College of Business

Christine Berry


For the seventh year, the University of Louisiana at Monroe’s College of Business has been awarded a research contract from the Louisiana Department of Insurance to study and provide support for proposed legislative insurance reforms.

The college’s research aims to provide support for reforms that improve the Louisiana insurance market, making insurance more available and rates more affordable. 

Dr. Christine Berry, principle investigator and director of insurance studies at ULM, said, “Louisiana’s complicated insurance premium tax structure results in some of the highest costs in the country to insurance companies that sell insurance policies in the state.  If the state can find a way to reduce the cost of conducting business for these companies, then insurance consumers should begin to see increased availability and lower rates.”  

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ULM fishing Team continues to impress

ULM's fishing team

ULM's fishing team, ranked second in the nation. From left: Trapper Munn, Jacob Slade, Jackson Blackett, Paul Clark, Brian Eaton, Nick LeDart and Blake Deron.

Based on a #2 national ranking from the Association of Collegiate Anglers and continued outstanding performances at three bass tournaments in February and April 2012, the University of Louisiana at Monroe Fishing Team will represent ULM in the National Guard FLW College Fishing Conference Championship, Oct. 4 - 6, on Lake Dardanelle in Russellville, Ark.

ULM students Jacob Slade of Bastrop, Jackson Blackett of Sterlington, Brett Preuett of Colfax, and Nick Ladart, Brian Eaton, and Paul Clark of Monroe will all compete at the tournament.

“This is a prestigious event and our guys are looking forward to fishing at Lake Dardanelle,” said Larry Ellerman, Chief of Police at ULM and ULM Fishing Team Senior Advisor.

“To have three 2-person teams qualify for this tournament is a feat in itself. Most universities have only one. Our guys are ready, and I know that they will represent ULM well.”

arrowDiscover more about ULM's Fishing Team . . .

ULM Rad Tech students achieve perfect passage rate

Brett Bennett


The University of Louisiana at Monroe’s Radiologic Technology program’s 2012 spring graduating class achieved a 100 percent first-time passage rate on the registry national exam. The 2011 graduating class achieved the same feat.

The registry national is the exam every radiologic technologist must pass to become a registered technologist and earn a national level of certification.

"The faculty continue to prepare these students to be the best entry level technologists they can be,” said Brett Bennett, assistant professor and head of ULM's Department of Radiologic Technology. “This score, when added to the recent history, is just one measure of that dedication and our success.”

arrowDiscover more about ULM's Rad Tech perfect passage rate . . .

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