VILLE PLATTE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
FEBRUARY 11, 2014
The Ville Platte Rotary Club today (Tuesday) heard from officials of LSU-Eunice. This is the 30th year of the local Rotary Club’s relationship with LSU-Eunice through a local funded scholarship program. Dr. William Buller, who was in charge of the program introduced LSU Eunice Chancellor Dr. William Nunez, LSU Eunice Foundation Director Madeline Landry and Judy Daniels, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. The local scholarship account funded by the rotary club has a projected market value of $91,220. The three made a special presentation to Dr. Buller for his 30 years of support to LSU Eunice.
Dr. Nunez reminded rotary club members that all LSU Eunice courses are transferable to any school. He also reported that the school was recently audited by the Southern Association of Accreditations and received a perfect report with no negative findings.
He stated that the student profile shows that the average student attending the two year college is 23 years old and 70 percent of the student population is female while 30 percent is male. Evangeline Parish is ranked third in the highest number of students attending the college. St. Landry Parish students are ranked number one with 24 percent, Acadia Parish has 17 percent with Evangeline having about 13% of the total population.
In other business, Rotarian Camille Fontenot, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, reported on her concerns over the future of the Coreil Campus of Louisiana Technical College. She said the local school is down to one office instructor, one welding instructor and the auto mechanics instructor works here just two days a week. On top of that the school is not accepting any new students until the fall. An official with the Louisiana Technical College will be addressing the chamber at their next meeting on February 24. Rotary members were invited to attend that chamber meeting .