Robert Dafford, Mural Artist

Robert Dafford, a Lafayette native and resident, is one of the most prolific muralists in America having painted over 400 works of public art across the United States, Canada, France, Belgium, and England. Dafford has painted twenty large scale canvasses depicting the Expulsion of the Acadians from Acadie (now Nova Scotia) in 1765 leading to […]

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Jady Regard, Chief Nut Officer of Cane River Pecan Company

Jady Regard embodies the spirit of Louisiana. Well-known throughout Acadiana for his chief day job as C. N. O., or Chief Nut Officer, of Cane River Pecan Company, Jady brings a sense of joie de vivre to everything he does. But don’t let this fun-loving persona mislead you; while Jady Regard’s humor can be disarming, […]

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Nanette Simon Cook, Lafayette City-Parish Council Member for District 7

Nanette Cook discusses her extended family ties in Lafayette, her interest in community service that she attributes to the example set by her father, Councilman Al Simon, and the issues that she faces as an elected official. Most importantly, Nanette shares her love for the culture of Lafayette and truly embodies the “Spirit of Acadiana.”

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Cian Robinson, Executive Director of Lafayette General Foundation

Cian Robinson moved south to Lafayette when his wife, Dr. Natalie Harder, was offered the opportunity to serve as Chancellor of South Louisiana Community College. Robinson discusses his love for the people of Lafayette, who provided a warm welcome by embracing him and his family. Working for the not-for-profit, community owned Lafayette General Health System […]

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