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Students and guests participated in the Smash Brothers Tournament on Saturday, September 17 at the University Honors Program building, Judice-Rickels Hall. Avid Smash Brothers video game fans came to the building to participate in two tournaments, Smash Brothers Melee and Super Smash Brothers 4. A total of over 60 individuals participated, and winners for each tournament received a $50 gift card to Play N Trade. Additionally, the Honors Program collected altogether between the tournament, the bake sale, and the food sold at the event, a total of $520. This money will be donated to the Acadiana CARES homeless program that works to provide assistance to the homeless in the Acadiana area. In the previous weeks, students have been donating back packs to the Acadiana CARES representative, Mr. Taylor Deblieux. He hand delivers these back packs and other supplies personally to the homeless. He responded to the graciousness of Honors students with this reply:

"I can’t thank yall enough for what you’ve already done and continue to do. It means so much to me and especially my clients that folks have shown all of this charity and kindness. As you know, I stopped by and picked up what had been collected so far (which was more than I expected, by the way), and if/when the box is getting full again I’ll be more than happy to come by and re-stock."

Honors students currently are continuing to donate back packs and may do so through October and November. Sleeping bags will likely be the next purchase with the monies collected from the Smash Brothers Tournament and hand delivered to the homeless by Mr. Deblieux. To all those who participated in the tournament and bake sales, we and the homeless of Lafayette and surrounding areas earnestly thank you.

Winners -
Melee: Josh LeBlanc
Smash 4: Jose Silva
 

 

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UL Lafayette Honors Program 3rd Floor Fundraiser

 

Go Here to See Pictures from the 2016 Honors Soiree d'Excellence

In 2014 the Honors Program presented a night of enchantment and pride, the Honors Soiree' d'Excellence. The Honors Program was able to raise nearly $5,000 with the help and proceeds of many students, professors, and community leaders for the expansion of the 3rd Floor of Judice-Rickels Hall. In 2016, the Honors Program supplied another opportunity for individuals, family members, alumni, and friends of the program to gather and dine in honor of the program and in order to raise funds for the 3rd floor expansion. Provided is a brief video created by Honors Students explaining our continued need.

If you would like to help us continue to increase the expansion of our 3rd floor, please do not hesitate to donate.

Donations can be made by clicking here.