Amanda Landers, Regional Director of Vitalant Blood Services, Discusses Urgent Need for Blood Donations

Discover Lafayette welcomes Amanda Landers, Regional Director of Vitalant. Vitalant, formed in 1943, was formally known as United Blood Services and is one of the nation’s largest non-profit blood transfusion organizations. Vitalant has served as our area’s community blood provider since 1954, serving the blood needs of patients in over 27 parishes and 31 hospitals […]

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3rd Circuit Court of Appeal Judge Jonathan Perry – Dedicated Public Servant and Acclaimed Cajun Comedian

3rd Circuit Court of Appeal Judge Jonathan Perry joined Discover Lafayette to share his journey of public service. From his days growing up in Kaplan in a single-parent household with little money to the achievement of a law degree, service in the Legislature as a State Representative and Senator, and now as a Judge on […]

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Joshua Caffery – Director of the Center for Louisiana Studies at UL- Lafayette

Dr. Joshua Clegg Caffery, director of the Center for Louisiana Studies at UL- Lafayette, is our guest. Josh has deep historical ties to the university, having earned master’s and doctoral degrees in English and folklore studies from UL – Lafayette. His great-grandfather, Sen. Robert Martin, is the namesake for UL – Lafayette’s Martin Hall. Locals […]

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Carlee Alm-Labar, President and CEO of United Way of Acadiana

Carlee Alm-LaBar, President and CEO of United Way of Acadiana (“UWA”), is our guest. As a young woman who first moved to South Louisiana for Teach for America teaching High School Math in Churchpoint in 1998, Carlee has proven that her heart is dedicated to public service and in leaving things better than she found […]

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Dr. Shaunda Grisby – Surgical Oncologist

Discover Lafayette welcomed Surgical Oncologist Dr. Shaunda Grisby of Oschner Lafayette General to discuss her journey in medicine and her mission in helping people be free of breast cancer. With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a yearly event held to increase awareness of the disease (which is the most common cancer in women aside […]

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