W. D. & Mary Baker Smith Career Center

Holly Boffy and Jan Swift at W. D. and Mary Baker Smith Career Center

The W.D. & Mary Baker Smith Career Center, an extension of the high schools in the Lafayette Parish School System, offers students career and technical education in automotive, cosmetology, culinary, medical, industrial technology, and welding programs. Principal Holly Boffy joined Discover Lafayette to share the school’s mission and new programming being offered in the upcoming 2022-23 […]

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BrainArt Alliance’s BJ and Kim Lanclos Smith – Advocating for Art as Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injuries

Jan Swift, BJ Smith, and Kim Lanclos Smith at taping of Discover Lafayette

BJ Smith, and his mom, Kim Lanclos-Smith, joined Discover Lafayette to discuss how their world was forever changed when BJ suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of an ATV accident at the age of 15. BJ is now an artist, and has found joy painting with acrylics for the past five years. He […]

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Heather Blanchard, CASA Executive Director, on its Mission to Advocate and Support Children in Foster Care

Jan Swift and Heather Blanchard at taping of Discover Lafayette

Heather Blanchard, Executive Director of Court Appointed Special Advocates of South Louisiana (“CASA”) joins Discover Lafayette to discuss their mission to help children and families when there has been abuse or neglect. Heather is a passionate spokesperson for CASA, having first served the organization in her first job after college, then served on its board […]

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Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon

Jan Swift and Jim Donelon at taping of Discover Lafayette

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon has served in this office for more than 15 years. First elected to public office in 1975 as Chair of the Jefferson Parish Council, he then served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1981-2001. His public service career also includes 33 years in the Louisiana Army National Guard where […]

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John Zollinger, Director of Commercial Banking at Home Bank, Speaking on Ways to Protect Your Financial Assets From Fraudsters

John Zollenger, Home Bank, with Jan Swift at taping of Discover Lafayette

John Zollinger, Executive Vice President and Director of Commercial Banking at Home Bank, joins Discover Lafayette to discuss the ways you can stay vigilant to fight fraudsters working 24/7 to get access to your financial assets. With over $5 billion in check fraud last year alone, it’s an important topic to understand. Banks work diligently […]

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