Oct. 4, 2001
For Immediate Release
To: News Directors and News Editors
From: Veronika Brown, Coordinator of Media Relations, 342-5444
OUTSTANDING ULM ALUMNI HONORED AT HOMECOMING DINNER
This year's recipient of the University of Louisiana at Monroe
Alumni Association Golden Arrow Award is former president of
the ULM Alumni Association, Lawrence White.
The presentation, honoring a ULM Alumnus who distinguishes himself
through service to the university, was made Thursday evening
at the annual Alumni Dinner as part of Homecoming 2001 festivities.
The Golden Arrow Award was established in 1981 by the Alumni
Association to recognize outstanding alumni who have served the
ULM Alumni Association and their local chapter.
White is a 1970 and 1972 graduate of ULM with a BS degree in
Accounting and an MBA. He is a CPA in Winnfield, Louisiana, and
is married to the former Glenda Smith White, also an ULM Alum.
Director of the ULM Alumni Association, Pam Shepherd, says, "We
are proud to give Lawrence this award because during his time
as a board member and officer with the Alumni Association, Lawrence
has been a strong advocate for the whole University, not just
the Alumni Association."
White has many accomplishments stemming from his time with the
Alumni Association. One of those is his responsibility for the
Alumni Association's lifetime membership initiative and his active
role in student recruitment. White has also been a dutiful supporter
of the 31 Ambassadors, the Annual Fund, Friends of the Library
and the Athletic Scholarship Foundation.White is also involved
in the community through Habitat for Humanity and the Rotary
President of the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Lawson L.
Swearingen, Jr., says of White, "Lawrence has had an extraordinary
impact on his alma mater not only through his leadership
with the Alumni Association but even more so with his leadership
in Winn Parish. Lawrence and his wife, Glenda, have both been
champions of any endeavors pertaining to ULM in their area. They
have been at the forefront in that part of the state and have
played a key role in the recruitment of many outstanding students.
Lawrence is most deserving of this special recognition."
There were two other winners at the Alumni Dinner. The Alumni
Chapter of the Year Award went to the Dallas Fort Worth Chapter
with Todd Landrum as their president. The Dallas Forth Worth
Chapter has the highest percentage of Active Alumni out of any
The ULM Service Award was presented to Dee Jones who is Assistant
Director of the Center for Business and Economic Research of
the College of Business Administration. Jones has been actively
involved with the University and the community through various
service projects. Through her church, the Employee Activity Committee,
and extensive data collection on behavioral health risks facing
Louisiana residents, her work has touched many lives marking
her a deserving recipient of the ULM Service Award.