October 21, 2012
From: Laura Clark
Director of Media Relations
ULM Alumni Assocation announces award recipients
The University of Louisiana at Monroe Alumni Association has announced the recipients of the 2012 Alumni Assocaiton Awards, to be presented at ULM Alumni Association Awards Brunch and Awards Ceremony, which is part of ULM's Homecoming Week.
The awards ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in the University Conference Center, located on the seventh floor of the ULM Library.
Kay Shipp (B.A. ’70, M.A. ’73) is the recipient of the Golden Arrow award, which recognizes alumni who serve the association and the university with distinction.
Kay serves on the ULM Agricultural Advisory Committee, ULM Alumni Association, and numerous community boards and organizations. She is the owner and operator of Shipp Farms.
Frank Hoffman (B.A. ‘66, M.Ed. ‘69, Ed.D. ‘79) is the recipient of the George T. Walker Lifetime Achievement Award, given to those who distinguish themselves through professional and personal achievement and who serve the university and the alumni association well during the course of several years.
A member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, Hoffman works with numerous local civic organizations, and is well known as the radio voice of Warhawk football and basketball for over 35 years.
The Northwest Louisiana Alumni Chapter is the recipient of the Alumni Chapter of the Year Award.
Members of the Northwest Louisiana Alumni Chapter man the tables at the Warhawk Golf Classic - a fund-raising event for ULM scholarships for student in the Caddo/Bossier area.
The chapter sponsors a Scholarship Golf Scramble, endowing two scholarships per year to students who are attending ULM from northwest Louisiana.
Captain Dan Chason of the ULM Police Department is the recipient of the Alumni Service Award, which recognizes outstanding service by a ULM staff member.
Chason established an eight-week, accredited self-defense program that was a milestone, said Ellerman, one that became so popular attendees are regularly placed on a waiting list.