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Tickets Featured Guest "P" is for Pursuit Sponsors

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Bayou Pointe Student Event Center

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Sponsored By:

BancorpSouth Bank

Waterfront Grill — Fieldhouse Bar & Grill — Catfish Cabin 
Marsala Beverages — Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

Featured Guests & Program

Tim Brando. Courtesy of www.Foxsports.com

This year's special guest host is FOX Sports personality Tim Brando. Brando is a long-time sports announcer who joined FOX in 2014. In 2017 he signed a multi-year extension to announce college football and basketball on FOX.

The program starts at 6 p.m. Guests can enjoy food from Catfish Cabin, Fieldhouse Bar & Grill and Waterfront Grill with beverages from Marsala Beverages and Glazer.

President Nick J. Bruno will be giving a preview of the upcoming year and a glance back at the year gone by.

Director of Athletics Nick Floyd will talk about the 2018-19 athletic season and Coach Matt Viator will give insights on the Warhawks football season.

Tickets are $60 per person, $750 for a table and are available at Eventbrite, ulm.edu/thepursuitULM Athletic Foundation/Facebook.

For tickets and information, visit ulm.edu/thepursuit, or contact RaeChelle Leiken at 318-342-3579 or by email at leiken@ulm.edu.

All proceeds will benefit the ULM Athletic Foundation. Seating is limited, so buy your tickets today!




We would like to thank the following sponsors for their continued support of the ULM Warhawk Club, the ULM Foundation, and the University of Louisiana Monroe. 

BancorpSouth Bank

Food & Drink Provided by:

Waterfront Grill 

Fieldhouse Bar & Grill 

Catfish Cabin 

Marsala Beverages 

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits  


Pursuit 2018 Sponsors

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'P' is for Pursuit

The Pursuit takes its name from the “P” in the Curtiss P(ursuit)-40 Warhawk fighter plane, best remembered as the aircraft flown during WWII by the “Flying Tigers,” or American Volunteer Group (AVG), led by General Claire Lee Chennault.

The P-40 Warhawk, identified by its shark teeth nose art, was no match for enemy aircraft. But Chennault trained his pilots with innovative air combat tactics. As a result of Chennault’s determination and aviation expertise, the P-40 Warhawk’s victories in the sky were many. In fact, the volunteer pilots never lost a single battle. The legend of the Flying Tigers was born, and General Chennault became a hero in China and around the world.

It was the P-40 Warhawk and the heroism of General Chennault that served as the inspiration behind the selection of the Warhawk mascot ten years ago. The Warhawk is more than a name, however. It is a symbol of ULM’s overall vision and mission.

Through its name, The Pursuit is meant to reflect our tradition and our commitment to pursue excellence. In the words of General Chennault himself, “When an old, well-known road is blocked, a new path must be opened.”

As a new event that brings us together, The Pursuit symbolizes a new path our institution has adopted; a path that marks the beginning of an academic and athletic year; a path that guides us through the year and prepares us for what’s coming; a path that orients us toward a successful and sustainable future.

There is power in individuals, but the power is even greater in individuals coming together as one. The P-40 Warhawk might not have been the best aircraft of its era, but the pilots who flew them understood the necessity of coming together for their mission. United, these fighters were unbeatable.

When struck by natural disasters in the recent past, our community became united. We showed our true strength, potential and capabilities. We showed solidarity with our comrades. We moved fast, and we moved forward in the pursuit of our moral obligations.

Now, it’s time to stand together once again and celebrate the excellence through our own mission and vision.


For more information, please check out:






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Hope Young

Office of Marketing & Communications

(318) 342-5440


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