From the desk of President Leslie K. Guice
Week 16 Update: Homecoming Week
On Monday, I had the opportunity to speak at the Greater Shreveport Chamber Business Development Connection meeting at the Petroleum Club. I was able to talk about the significant resources that Tech has to support business, workforce, research, and economic development in the Shreveport/Bossier community and across the I-20 corridor. There was an excellent turnout including many of my Tech friends such as Leo Sanford, Bobby Aillet, and a strong contingent from Hunt, Guillot and Associates. Avid Tech supporters and close friends Ken and Dawn Ward were also there. Our slate of programs and activities to support business development, entrepreneurship, and innovation is quite impressive, and I hope that we can find ways to expand our programs and impacts in Shreveport. On Tuesday, I was invited by Union Board to serve as a judge for the talent show, the Bulldog Music Awards. With fellow judges Julianne Tippen (Miss Tech 2013), Hope Anderson (Miss Louisiana 2012), and Tommy McClelland, my job turned out to be pretty easy. I was very impressed with the leadership provided by our students in organizing and conducting this event. Brittany Pippen and Sonny Adams led the planning and did the emcee work. There were special lead-in acts for each of the talent contestants. The talent was very good and ranged from soloists, to poetry, to duets, to dancers, to a one-man band. Congratulations to the winners!
- 1st place- Joshua James
- 2nd place- Courtney Nash and Adam Garcia
- 3rd place- Shelby Bush and Victoria Charters
- People’s Choice- Quincie McConathy and Sarah Funderburk