Over the first weekend in February, LSUA celebrated its first ever Homecoming. The four-day long celebration began on Wednesday, February 1 with a t-shirt swap. Here, students could bring a t-shirt with a high school or other college logo and have it swapped for one with LSUA on it.
Thursday brought with it some clouds and thunderstorms but not before campus was able to enjoy the gumbeAux cook off. The event pitted ten teams from on campus and off against each other in cooking up their version of the traditional Louisiana dish. The judges decided Bank of Montgomery had the best gumbo while the people’s choice trophy went to the LSUA tennis team.
Friday’s all-day activities began with a faculty and staff brunch where employees got to know the Homecoming Court a little better thanks to a question and answer period. The fun then moved outside later in the day with a Rotary/Rotaract tailgate event outside The Fort. Meanwhile, inside the Fitness Center, the LSUA women’s basketball team got a big win followed by a decisive men’s basketball victory.
At halftime of the men’s game, the Homecoming Court was presented and the King and Queen were announced. The court consisted of Anthony Felps (Kerrville, TX), Brandi Falcon (Haughton, LA), Jorge Mangana (Vigo, Spain), Sara Andrade (Vigo, Spain), Taylor Pavlovsky (Sweeny, TX), Marci West (Anacoco, LA), Weber Costa (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Bianca Harvey (Donaldsonville, LA), Joseph Feraci (Slidell, LA), Madison Ruoppoli (Alexandria, LA).
The original ten court members were nominated by campus organizations and departments while the King and Queen were voted on by students. At the end of the voting, Jorge Mangana and Bianca Harvey were named the first ever King and Queen.
The Homecoming week wrapped up on Saturday with another tailgate event celebrating the kickoff of baseball and softball.
In all, it was a great week and we are looking forward to even a bigger and better event in 2018.