From the desk of President Leslie K. Guice
Good Friday and a Great Week
As we look forward to celebrating Easter this week-end, we can also look back to what has been a great week of celebration with alumni, students, and friends. Terry Bradshaw and Kix Brooks have continued to show their love for Louisiana Tech by hosting the annual Bradshaw-Brooks Golf Tournament at Squire Creek. Sunday evening was a reception and silent auction at which Terry made some strong remarks about his loyalty and love for his university, and Kix wove together some wonderful stories about his experiences with some of his greatest songs. We all had a lot of fun and everyone was generous in their giving. Thanks to the Davison family for their strong support with this event over the past nine years. On Monday, I had a visit from Caroline Reaves, the President of our Alumni Association, who has just accepted a second term as President in spite of a heavy load as CEO of Mortgage Contracting Services. I am most grateful for her generous commitment of time and for the many things that she has done to help Louisiana Tech. Late Monday afternoon I had the opportunity to speak with the Tech Leadership Council class being led by Barry Morales and Stacy Gilbert of the Division of Student Affairs. This class was full of some of Tech’s finest student leaders and they challenged me with some excellent questions. Thanks go to Barry and Stacy for organizing this program that is so effective at developing our student leaders. On Tuesday, Kathy and I headed out to Houston along with AD Tommy McClelland, Coach Skip Holtz, VP Corre Stegall, Ryan Richard, Nate Warren, and Barbara Swart for meetings with alumni in Clear Lake and The Woodlands. We thoroughly enjoyed renewing relationships with many of our alumni including some of my former students and classmates who I had not seen in many years. On Thursday morning, Tommy, Nate and I had the opportunity to visit with some of our alumni and executives at Baker-Hughes headquarters. Given the size of our Houston alumni base and the enthusiastic response to our visit, we will plan to have more meetings in the Houston area before too long.