Alumni

Class Notes: Summer 2019

- 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

- 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

- 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

- Winter 2018 -

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

- Winter 2018 -

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

- 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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Brewing a Business

- Winter 2018 -

Jacob Landry (MBA ’13) didn’t like beer until he spent a year in France during college, but after tasting some of the finest brews Europe had to offer, he began to imagine what it would be like to open his own brewery.

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The Right Answer

- Winter 2018 -

In the spring of her senior year, Madeleine Bell landed a highly coveted job interview with Restaurant Brands International, the parent company of Burger King, Tim Hortons and Popeyes. Her interviewer? None other than Jose Cil, president of Burger King.

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Class Notes: Winter 2018

- Winter 2018 -

Timothy Smith (BSM ’90) has been named senior vice president and general manager of the Backup Business Unit at J2 Cloud Services, a division of J2 Global. Smith previously served as vice president, platforms business management, at Western Digital Corp. He also held several senior positions at EMC Corp., including vice president, global platform operations–business development, and vice president, global supply management.

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In Memoriam: Winter 2018

- Winter 2018 -

Rodney Clark Haase (BBA ’43)
Henry J. Haydel (BBA ’45, G ’46)
Robert Moore Curran Jr. (BBA ’46)
Forrest Forsdick Lipscomb (BBA ’46)
Sibyl McGee White (BBA ’46)

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