The objective of the organization is to provide a means through which former students and friends may contribute their moral and financial support to
assist in the continued growth and development of Lamar State College - Port Arthur through scholarships, contributions
to special funds, publicizing outstanding achievments of the college and similar activities in support of the mission of the institution.
Membership in the Lamar State College-Port Arthur Alumni Association is open to all current and former students, faculty, staff, friends, and supporters of the college.
The association supports the college and provides scholarships to students every year. The group's activities include the
semi-annual Distinguish Lecture Series and the Annual Christmas Barbeque with faculty and staff.
A special night is set aside for the Alumni membership for the campus theatrical productions.
Opportunity is offered to travel to the out of town Seahawks basketball games through the Continuing Education Department.
Members participate in the Annual Gulf Coast Gala fundraiser with portion of the proceeds benefiting the Alumni Scholarship Fund.
An Annual Banquet for the membership is held annually in October.
If you would like to join or give us your feedback, comments, or suggestions, please send an email to Donna Schion (email@example.com).
Alumni Association Leadership
- James Moore, president
- Renella Primeaux, vice president
- Carol Wommack, treasurer
- Claire Thomason, secretary
- Michelle Askew
- Michelle Bruno
- Cate Carabelle
- John Chirafis
- Lorraine Comeaux
- Barbara Huval
- Michelle Judice
- Carroll Lafitte
- Linda McMahen
- Sam Monroe
- Rose PreJean
- Dana Wasser
- Nancy Worthington
- Kathleen Carabelle
- Kathryn Lusignan
Please support your Alma Mater by joining the Alumni Association today and help us to continue our efforts to raise funds for scholarships, student assistance, and so much more.
Submit your name, address, type of membership, years of attendance and your e-mail address to Donna Schion (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Alumni Association of Lamar State College wishes to thank all of its loyal members for their continued support and extend a welcome to those who are new to the organization. By continuing your membership, upgrading your membership, or by direct donation to the scholarship fund you have the opportunity to assist talented and worthy students as they seek higher education and training. Listed below are the levels of membership.
- Active Member: Any person enrolled at any time in Lamar State College-Port Arthur or its forerunner institutions who has made a $25 contribution for the fiscal year from September 1
to August 31.
- Friend Member: A friend of the college, spouse of an active member or an employee of the institution who has made a contribution of $25 for the fiscal year from September 1 to
- Lifetime Member: Any person from one of the above categories who has made a lump sum contribution of $200 individually or $300 for husband and wife.
The association traces its history back to 1917, when its forerunner, the Port Arthur College Alumni Association, was formed.
The original organization provided support for Port Arthur College until it disbanded during World War II. The association's annual meeting was canceled in May 1942, when the tanker Munger T. Ball was sunk in the Gulf of Mexico by enemy fire. A number of Port Arthur College graduates were on board and were lost at sea. The turbulence of the war years prevented the association from reforming.
In 1984, during the funeral for longtime Port Arthur College English teacher Floy Ranquetta, who taught from 1932 to 1972, a number of her former students expressed interest in reforming the alumni organization.
In 1986, Sam Monroe, then President of Lamar University-Port Arthur, suggested the formation of a group that would include Port Arthur College alumni and graduates of LUPA.
The new Alumni Association of Lamar University-Port Arthur gathered for its first annual banquet in October 1986.
The organization changed its name during the year 2000 to reflect the change of the institution's name. The association currently has about 300 members.
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