Lafayette Public Library/Foundation – Joan Wingate and Dr. Joe Abraham

Joan Wingate, Jan Swift and Joe Abraham at taping of Discover Lafayette

Dr. Joe Abraham and Joan Wingate are both enthusiastic and tireless supporters of our Lafayette Parish library system. They joined us to discuss their mission to instill a love of reading in our children and families and to emphasize the importance of citizens’ support of our library system so that we can continue to offer […]

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Judge Richard “Dicky” Haik, Sr. – Lifelong Public Servant on Federal and State Bench

Judge Dicky Haik and Jan Swift at taping of Discover Lafayette

Retired Federal Judge Richard “Dicky” Haik, Sr. joined Discover Lafayette to discuss his distinguished career in law after serving on the bench for 32 years. Judge Haik grew up in New Iberia and proudly went to Catholic High of New Iberia along with other notables who have followed him, including retired Sheriff Mike Neustrom and […]

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Yvette Girouard – Legendary Softball Coach of UL and LSU

Yvette Girouard and Jan Swift at taping of Discover Lafayette

Yvette Girouard, legendary softball coach, joined Discover Lafayette to discuss her incredible career on the 50th anniversary of the enactment of Title IX which made it illegal to discriminate in educational programs that receive federal funds. A native of Broussard, Yvette served as head softball coach at UL-Lafayette from 1981 to 2000, and then at […]

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Ken Stickney – Lifelong Journalist With a Zest for Life

The Acadiana Advocate’s Ken Stickney joined Discover Lafayette to share his life story as a career journalist. He is a man with a compassionate heart who truly loves what he does for a living. Ken is a native New Englander who grew up in Peabody, Massachusetts, just north of Boston. He moved to the Deep South […]

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Ceci Neustrom – Landman Tapping into Artistic Passion to Create Acadian Heritage Series

Cherie Hebert, Ceci Neustrom and Jan Swift at taping of Discover Lafayette

Ceci O’Keefe Neustrom never pictured herself as an artist. Growing up as an older daughter in a family of 13 children in Mississippi, Ceci was a nurturer who took care of things…she cooked, sewed, and cleaned. “Art was never a part of my life.” We taped this episode at the offices of BBR Creative with […]

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