As a part of the 2017 charitable initiative drives, the University Honors Program in conjunction with the Honors Boa
Each year, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette works with a local food bank during UL Lafayette Homecoming to collect at Cajuns Can Care the most cans possible. In 2015, the students of the Honors Program were able to collect 1,000 cans and deliver them to the Cajuns Can Care network. This year, Mrs. Mary Ellen Stegall, a huge part of the Honors Program and an Honors psychology professor, set the goal at 1,400 cans for the students. Honors students blew it out of the water collecting 1,562 cans in total. Geaux Cajun Scholars!
As a great honor for the Honors Program, two of the four Honors Homecoming Court came to support Honors students as they brought the cans to the destination for the Cajuns Can Care event. Pictured left they are holding some of the items, which often included not just canned items but other boxed foods as well. Thank you to Katie Wappel and Megan Parfait for coming to support your fellow Honors students! As well, we with to thank all of the Honors students who donated cans and time! We had one of the highest turn outs for cans this year, and You can read about it in the UL Lafayette paper, The Vermillion. Link provided below.