raised more than $67,800 for the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) from sales of the famed jeweler's Gulf Coast collection, which launched in May 2010 in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon explosion. The line features glassware and wildlife-inspired jewelry and designs. Since 1988, CRCL has advocated protecting the state's wetlands and helped raise funds for coastal restoration projects.
Crescent City Lights Youth Theater
earned two awards at the National Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta last month. Students enrolled in the program earned awards for Outstanding Achievement in Music and Best Actor in a Leading Role for their production of Captain Louie. The event also marked the program's first national performance. The festival featured more than 2,000 students, teachers and theater professionals from 52 schools in the U.S. and Canada.
Warren J. Green,
served as president of the Jugs Social Club/Krewe of NOMTOC for 28 years until his untimely death on Jan. 23 at the Jugs clubhouse. Green was a retired Orleans Parish public school teacher and assistant principal. Under his leadership, Jugs/NOMTOC started its wonderful tradition of allowing two academic student leaders from each school whose band marches in the krewe's annual parade to ride in the procession as guests of the krewe. Green will be sadly missed by family, friends and krewe members.
president of the SUNO Alumni Association, appeared at a Jan. 26 rally to oppose a merger of the school with UNO, a proposition Gov. Bobby Jindal asked the state Board of Regents to study and report on. Responding to SUNO's notoriously low graduation rate, Scott said, "Southern University was not developed to graduate people. ... We don't have to graduate anybody." Not the best way to advocate for your alma mater's survival.