Iota Masters learns about vet school origins

Claudette Hill gave a program on Dr. William Dalrymple, who began veterinary medicine at LSU, when Iota Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Nov. 20 at Claudette Hill’s home. Dalrymple Drive is named after him.

Cheryl Foster was co-hostess. Members wrapped Christmas presents for Brave Heart, which helps children in need in 13 parishes. The chapter is decorating one of the Christmas trees at the Jones Creek Library. Darlene Poindexter is in charge of the project.

The chapter held a “Duck Dynasty” party Nov. 22 at Cheryl and Eddie Foster’s home. Pat Tennyson and Ken Buturla won the prizes for the best costumes.

Act Badd La. serves meals for homeless

Act Badd La., the junior sector of Louisiana Bringing About Change, provided meals for the homeless on Nov. 23 at the Alliance for the Homeless facility on North 17th Street. Youths collected the food, cooked and served the meals.

The event was held in memory of LBAC founder Corey Kaufman Sr. The goal is to change the definition of “acting bad” in Louisiana, and the spelling indicates a commitment to being better, affluent, determined and diverse.

Babineaux, Ward earn Sertoma scholarships

The Lafayette Breakfast Sertoma Club awarded scholarships to Keli Babineaux and Chelsea Ward on Nov. 11.

Both are students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette majoring in speech and language pathology. Ward went to Cecilia High School and won the undergraduate scholarship. Babineaux went to St. Thomas Moore High School and won the graduate scholarship. The club supports individuals who receive or provide of services in speech and hearing.

Glen Oaks student receives scholarship

Ariel Battley, 17, a student at Glen Oaks High School, has received a $2,000 scholarship from the Dudley DeBosier personal injury law firm and MAX 94.1 radio. She is the daughter of Mary Battley.

She plans to attend Southern University and become a nurse practitioner.

The scholarship was awarded based on GPA and an essay. Battley’s writing outlined her leadership qualities, explained why she should be the award recipient and described how winning the scholarship would shape her as a person and prepare her for the future.

Mora graduates from Air Force basic training

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Pedro J. Mora graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Mora is the son of Allyson L. Doucet, of Pearland, Texas, and Pedro D. Mora, of Baton Rouge, and is a 2013 graduate of Glenda Dawson High School, Pearland, Texas.

Wilson graduates from Air Force basic training

Air Force Airman Tylon Wilson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Wilson is the son of Tangela O’Brien, Ivory Wilson and Taylor Wilson, of Baton Rouge, the grandson of Hattie Wilson and Agnes Willis, of Patterson, and Charles Wilson, of Hammond, and is a 2014 graduate of Dutchtown High School.

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