Michael Doumit – Southern Gentleman and Purveyor of Hospitality

The South is known for its hospitality. And in Acadiana, one name, in particular, comes to mind: Michael Doumit, the guest on this edition of Discover Lafayette. Currently partnering with the City Club at River Ranch as Outside Catering Manager, Michael Doumit was the founder of Michael’s, a Catering Experience that later evolved into Michael’s Ballroom. […]

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Rex Moroux – Jeopardy Contestant, Recording Artist, Realtor

Jan Swift and Rex Moroux at Lafayette's LITE Center, headquarters of Rader Solutions

As a young man, Lafayette native Rex Moroux’s poetic bent carried him to Los Angeles to write for a playhouse.  A dream led him to buy an inexpensive guitar and illumine his words through singing and songwriting. His career in the music industry took off and his work climbed the charts. Moroux’s quick mind also landed him a spot […]

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Lafayette Police Chief Toby Aguillard – Community Builder

As a student at St. Joseph’s Seminary College, a Benedictine college and monastery in Covington, Lafayette Police Chief Toby Aguillard wasn’t always focused on a career in law enforcement. Growing up with “the best pastors in the world, phenomenal men of God,” he initially felt called to study theology. During summer breaks, however, he worked […]

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Paul Hilliard – WWII Vet, Oil Man, Philanthropist

Paul Hilliard, President of Badger Oil Corporation, has led a wonderful life of generosity and love of community that provides a humbling lesson in being a good steward of God’s resources. Hilliard exemplifies the selfless spirit and pride of our WWII generation of heroes, as well as the successful ingenuity of a veteran oil and […]

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Hilliard Art Museum Director Louanne Greenwald

Louanne Greenwald, Hilliard Art Museum Director, became fascinated with creative expression through the arts as a teenager.  Today, she works to spread the incredible joy she felt at her first major exhibit in Akron, Ohio where she grew up. The beauty of an exhibit by Julian Schnabel who was known for his “plate paintings” —large-scale paintings set on […]

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