From the desk of President Leslie K. Guice
Being Bulldogs from birth
I enjoyed visits this week from several alumni and prospective students. On Monday morning, my former student Kimberly McDaniel, her husband Jeremy, and children William and Madeline stopped by for a visit. They live in Baton Rouge but make it up to Ruston to visit and attend athletics events regularly. William and Madeline already know the Tech fight song, alma mater and other Tech music. Thanks to Kimberly and Jeremy for raising their children right! Loyal Tech alumnae Carolyn Ashley and her grand-daughter Madalyn also came by for a visit. Madalyn has been attending Tech events since she was a baby and is looking forward to joining the Tech family as a kinesiology student a year from now. I look forward to having her on campus next fall. Former Lady Techster Melinda Chambless came by the office and brought with her a prospective student from Denham Springs. I thoroughly enjoyed their visit and the opportunity to give them a quick tour around campus. Another alumnae who stopped by this week was my daughter-in-law Christy who brought future Tech Bulldog (and my grandson) Christopher for a couple of days visit. Since they live in Florida, we do not get to see them as often as we would like, and it is always special to have them here. I also welcomed Grambling’s interim President Cynthia Warrick by for a visit. I have enjoyed getting to know her and her husband Jan over the past few months. Several other alumni and prospective students stopped by this week, and I spent the rest of my time in meetings with faculty, staff and administrators getting ready for the Fall Quarter. Ryan Richard and I spent quite a bit of time in planning for upcoming events and travel. I also met with staff in planning for fund-raising and campus development. We will be releasing the results from our campus master planning efforts before long.