Beta Tau Chapter celebrates 37 years

Beta Tau Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society of key women educators celebrated its 37th birthday July 18 at Juban’s Restaurant.

Charlotte Carrier, Stephanie Reynolds and Lena Rivera spoke about the founders of Delta Kappa Gamma and Beta Tau Chapter. President Lynnette Wise spoke about former president Suellen Lamb, who died this year.

The chapter recognized incoming officers: Wise; Carrier, first vice president; Lucille Johnson, second vice president; Elaine Hauler, recording secretary; Jeannette Abadie, corresponding secretary; Sue Ellen Graham, treasurer; and Reynolds, parliamentary advisor. Guests included Linda Allor, Gay Nan Moree and Shannon Hauler.

SU Engineering College holds 40th annual ESI

The Southern University College of Engineering held its 40th annual Engineering Summer Institute closing ceremony on July 3. Ken Dawson, chief administrative officer for Ascension Parish, was guest speaker.

Corey Beasley, a junior at Greenbriar High School in Augusta, Georgia, was named Most Outstanding Scholar. Area winners were:

Most Outstanding in Advanced Algebra — Kiont é Hickham, sophomore, Zachary High; Most Outstanding in Communications/Critical Thinking, 9-10 Level — Kasey Williams, freshman, Baton Rouge Magnet High; 11-12 Level — Cierra Oliver, junior, Scotlandville Magnet High; Most Improved in ACT-English — Christon Williams, sophomore, St. Amant High; Most Improved in ACT-Mathematics — Obuchi Adikema, sophomore, Baton Rouge Magnet High; Most Outstanding Engineering Project/Design Team Award, “Soul Plane” — Beasley, Hickham, Louis Russell III and Keegan Thompson, Southern University Lab, and Destiny Selders, Scotlandville Magnet; Most Outstanding ExxonMobil Presentation ­ ­— Thompson, Oliver, Dejah Hamilton, Scotlandville Magnet and Nneka Nwabueze, West Feliciana High; Most Outstanding Robotics Team — Adikema, Williams, Kyrin Lewis III, Baton Rouge Magnet, Javian Pierson, Scotlandville Magnet and Ralphalecia Baker, Scotlandville Magnet.

Corporate sponsors were Shell Oil, ExxonMobil, ExxonMobil’s BEST, Raytheon Co., Chevron Oronite, HSEP and Xerox.

College of Engineering administrators, faculty, staff and students participating were Dean Habib Mohamadian, ESI Director Janifer Peters, Troy Bryant, Nigel Gwee, Louis Poch é , Rose Thompson, Lauri Patterson, Carla Buckner, Barrington Moses, Gerald Russell, Britney Douzier and Michael Louis Jr.

Applications for the 2015 ESI will be available in January with a mid-March deadline. Information on ESI is available online at

Fields graduates from Navy basic training

Navy Seaman Recruit Rodderick W. Fields, son of Rodderick W. and Dietrich H. Fields, of Gonzales, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois.

Cavalier graduates from Army basic training

Army Spc. Timothy P. Cavalier has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Georgia. He is the son of Sandra Stokes, of Prairieville, and Timothy Cavalier, of Baton Rouge.

He is a 2005 graduate of Woodlawn High School and earned an bachelor’s degree in 2012 from Southern University.

USS Missouri reunion to be held Sept. 17-23

The USS Missouri (BB-63) Association will hold a reunion for shipmates Sept. 17-23 in Kissimmee, Florida.

Contact Bill Morton, (803) 469-3579 or MO63@ftc-inet, or Jack Stempick, (203) 281-4693 or

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