Terril Faul, 4-H


Terril Faul, who retired as state leader of 4-H in 2007, is being inducted into the Hall of Fame in October at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Faul is the 12th person from Louisiana to be honored. Faul began his 41-year extension career in 1970 as an extension agent in Vermilion Parish and later Avoyelles Parish and was instrumental as state leader in expanding 4-H opportunities through a variety of new and innovative programs.

Lydia Durand-McMorris, of Regions Insurance Group Inc., has earned the Certified Risk Manager designation from Certified Risk Managers International.

The designation is based on completion of an education program and an examination.


Lafayette General Medical Center was among three hospitals awarded the national 2014 MAP Award for Performance Improvement in Revenue Cycle by the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

The award is based on LGMC’s demonstration of how its targeted improvement initiatives improved financial performance.


Fifteen Louisiana projects have been designated as the state’s top civil engineering projects by the Louisiana Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

The projects and their owners are New Orleans drainage and pump stations, Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans; Mississippi River levees, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Old River control structures, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Port of New Orleans facilities on the Mississippi River, Port of New Orleans; Shell Cognac platform, Shell Oil Co.; coastal marsh restoration, Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority; McNeill Street pumping station, city of Shreveport; spliced piles for high-rise construction, Edward Morphy; Strategic Petroleum Reserve, U.S. Department of Energy; John James Audubon Bridge in St. Francisville, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development; New Orleans streetcars, New Orleans Regional Transit Authority; Interstate 10 through Maurepas/McElroy Swamp from Ascension Parish to St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development; Texas Street Bridge between Shreveport and Bossier City, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development; Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission; and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District.

Five fire department in Louisiana were among 142 from 33 states that earned the Life Safety Achievement Award for their fire prevention accomplishments in 2013 from the National Association of State Fire Marshals Fire Research and Education Foundation and Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co.

They are the Gonzales Fire/Rescue; Lafitte Barataria Crown Point Volunteer Fire Department; Paulina Grand Point Belmont Volunteer Fire Department; Schriever Volunteer Fire Department; Beauregard Parish Fire District No. 2 in Longville; and Sulphur Fire Department.

To qualify for the award, fire departments recorded zero fire deaths in residential structures or a 10 percent reduction of fire deaths from the prior year.

In addition, award recipients documented active and effective fire prevention programs as well as a commitment to reducing the number of house fires in the community.