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Lafayette school board devotes $1.5 million to closing internet connectivity gaps for students

August 5, 2020

Image: Page 1 of Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s legal opinion. By Katie Gagliano The Lafayette Parish School Board allocated $1.5 million Tuesday toward providing short-term internet connectivity solutions for students without internet access as part of a public-private partnership…

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Your tax diversion could fund Lafayette Parish pre-K curriculums

November 12, 2019

Photo caption: Jacelyn Rideaux lets her students choose a book to read on Friday, Nov. 19, 2019 at Christina’s Learning Center in Duson, Louisiana. Photo by Brad Bowie. By Katie Gagliano It’s the season of giving and Lafayette’s On Track…

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Companies are using virtual reality methods to train their employees, and two Lafayette companies are out front of that trend

June 15, 2019

By Dan Boudreaux Virtual reality workforce training is the latest trend for numerous industries, and Lafayette is the home of two businesses and an educational institute that is on the forefront. Tantrum Lab and Digital Twin Studios are Lafayette-based tech companies that specialize…

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Grant to help build virtual farmer’s market

May 28, 2019

By Melissa Canone The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to Acadiana Food Hub, a nonprofit that supports local farmers and culinary entrepreneurs in Acadiana. Acadiana Food Hub will use the funds to…

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Partnership aims to strengthen teachers’ minds and bodies through training courses, local food

May 14, 2019

Photo by Robin May By Katie Gagliano Being a teacher isn’t always sweet, but with a night of training and locally sourced food, a local partnership is hoping to empower teachers to stay in the profession. This spring, the Lafayette…

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Acadiana Food Hub promotes healthy eating with farm-to-school initiative

December 21, 2018

Photo courtesy of KATC By Brian Richard Acadiana Food Hub, in partnership with the Pugh Family Foundation, recently launched a farm-to-school initiative by providing lunch to teachers at Alice N. Boucher Elementary and J.W. Faulk Elementary. The farm-to-school initiative aims to promote healthy…

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UL cuts ribbon on new aerospace electronics research lab

November 15, 2018

Photo courtesy of KATC The University of Louisiana at Lafayette opened the Nick Pugh Aerospace Electronics Research Laboratory during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday. The facility was formerly the Cajun Advanced Picosatellite Experiment, or CAPE, Satellite Lab, which Pugh helped establish.…

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Lafayette couple Nick and JoAnn Pugh named Philanthropists of the Year for Lafayette Parish

October 2, 2018

Photo courtesy of Community Foundation of Acadiana By Adam Daigle Nick and JoAnn Pugh will receive the 2018 Leaders in Philanthropy Award for Lafayette Parish from the Community Foundation of Acadiana and Hancock Whitney during an awards luncheon Nov. 15.…

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Pugh Family Foundation founder Nick Pugh and IberiaBank Executive Vice President Jerry Vascocu

IberiaBank, Pugh Family Foundation Present First-Ever State of the LPSS

February 16, 2017

March 6 program showcases exemplary students and features a multi-media presentation by Superintendent Dr. Don Aguillard Photo caption: Pugh Family Foundation founder Nick Pugh and IberiaBank Executive Vice President Jerry Vascocu. Photo by Robin May. By Cherry Fisher May The…

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