Welcome to the Tulane Club of Acadiana, a constituent member of the Tulane Alumni Association (TAA)
With more than 1,800 local Tulane alumni and friends across the Acadiana area, this Club brings to the table a diverse blend of culture, heritage, language, music and, of course, food. Crawfish boils and "good times" are not annual events, but a way of life here.
The Club has traditionally arranged events around athletic events when Tulane comes to Lafayette, educational endeavors on occasions that professors and university officials visit the area, functions supporting and encouraging admission to Tulane University, and general social gatherings. Those in the past have included dinners at local restaurants with guest chefs, gathering at a local theater for a performance and cocktails, socials at an alumni's home, golf tournaments, and yes even crawfish boils when the Coaches come to town. Acadiana knows how to "pass a good time". In the planning stages for 2003 are a function downtown Lafayette on one of the monthly Art Walk weekends, small dinner gatherings at new restaurants in the area, monthly happy hours, a Tulane Night at the Abbey Theater in Abbeville, and the possibility of a private party at the newly renovated Lafayette Natural History Museum or at the new ULL museum in conjunction with professors from Tulane and Newcomb. These are all wonderful opportunities for you to become involved in Tulane. Also in the organizational phase is a Young Alumni group, through which the Club hopes to offer networking opportunities to new alumni moving to Acadiana. Feel free to visit the Acadiana Photo Archives to view candid shots of Tulanians "passing a good time".
Activities of the club are planned and organized by local alumni, with the assistance of the Tulane Office of Alumni Affairs. Your ideas and assistance are always welcome. Currently volunteers are needed to coordinate specific events, so please contact the club leaders, Sharon and St Paul Bourgeois if you would like to get involved. Also, consider joining the Acadiana ListServe, which will provide email notices to you about the details of upcoming events.
St. Paul Bourgeois IV (A&S'69, L'72)
Sharon K. Bourgeois (N'69)
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