Alumni

A Neighborhood Sanctuary

Nathalie Jordi - Summer 2019 -

It’s more than just a hotel. That’s the first thought that confronts almost anyone who ventures to the Hotel Peter & Paul, located at 2317 Burgundy St. in the heart of Faubourg Marigny. Nathalie Jordi (MBA ’12) planned it to be that way. Sort of.

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Alumnus earns 2018 AICPA Elijah Watt Sells Award

Anthony Salazer - Summer 2019 -

Anthony Salazer (BSM/MACCT ’18) was named a 2018 recipient of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Elijah Watt Sells Award. Salazer, who is employed with Ernst & Young in New Orleans, is the third Freeman School graduate in the last five years to receive the honor.

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The Lifesaving Potential of “Fat-on-a-Chip”

Trivia Frazier-Wiltz - Summer 2019 -

As president and CEO of Obatala Sciences Inc., Trivia Frazier-Wiltz is commercializing a groundbreaking technology with the potential to help pharmaceutical companies bring lifesaving drugs to market sooner and at much less expense.

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Altman Scholar brings global expertise to Ukraine

David Woodside - Summer 2019 -

David Woodside served as a scholar in the Altman Program in International Studies and Business, studying on four continents, learning to communicate in various languages, and acquiring the skill-set needed to travel abroad successfully. Now through a rigorous and competitive application process, he’s been accepted into the Peace Corps, where he’ll take his expertise and knowledge to Ukraine.

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Class Notes: Summer 2019

Stephen Sontheimer - Summer 2019 -

Stephen Sontheimer (BBA ’64) has been named as senior consultant of funeral services at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home and Cemeteries. Sontheimer is a fourth-generation funeral director whose family has been involved in funeral service in New Orleans continuously since 1916.

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In Memoriam: Summer 2019

Iris - Summer 2019 -

John Cooper Petagna Sr. ( ’42)
Milton Louis Dinkel Sr. ( ’45)
Paul Horace Duet ( ’47)
Henry Raymond Fox Jr. (BBA ’47)
Frank Henry Hagaman (BBA ’48)

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Closing Bell: The Poet Is In

Cubs the Poet - Summer 2019 -

Christian Davenport is more than a poet. He’s also an entrepreneur. Known professionally as Cubs The Poet, Davenport has been combining his art with business since 2015, when he first began writing instant poems for passersby from a table on Royal Street.

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Nonprofit Solves Thorny Issue for STEM Teachers

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Former teacher Todd Wackerman (MBA ’18) is the founder of STEM Library Lab, which helps public school educators teach hands-on, inquiry based science.

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Alumni Fuses Fashion & Function in Swimwear Line

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As the founder and CEO of stylish swimwear brand Cabana Life, Melissa Papock (BSM ’96) knows that clothing acts as a vital line of defense against summertime sun exposure.

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Making Moves

Brandon LeBeau - Winter 2018 -

As a professional football player, Brandon LeBeau (BSM ’15) has some slick moves on the field. As the founder of local moving company Movn, LeBeau specializes in smooth moves off the gridiron.

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