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Monthly Luncheons
Monday, July 8
NSU President
Dr. Stephen Hulbert

Monday, August 12
Thibodaux Mayor
Tommy Eschete

Monday, September 9
Dwayne Bourgeois,
North Lafourche Levee District

Members attend our monthly luncheon at no charge!  If you cannot attend a meeting, don't let your perk go to waste -- send someone in your place!!


Board of Directors

Jimmy Ledet,  
T. Baker Smith
Executive Vice-President: 
Dr. Ricky Melancon,
Houma Spine and Rehabilitation


Howell Chiasson,

 Nicholls State University   


Steve Gaubert, Thibodaux Regional Medical Center 


Past President: 
Francis Richard, John Deere


Raylan Alleman,  

Raylan Alleman, CPA


Denny Borne,

Bollinger Shipyards


Dwayne Bourgeois, North Lafourche Levee District

Hugh Caffery,
Valentine Chemicals

Monique Crochet,
NSU Alumni Association

Shane Guin,
Duplantis Design Group

Raymond Richard,
MidSouth Bank

Jennifer Armand,
Executive Director

Nicholls President Dr. Stephen Hulbert  Headlines July 8 BIG Luncheon
Dr. Hulbert
Join us for a very special luncheon on Monday, July 8 as we give BIG thanks and congratulations to Nicholls State University President Dr. Stephen Hulbert for his leadership and service to our university and community.  Dr. Hulbert will retire August 1 after a decade at the helm of NSU.

In his July 8 presentation, Dr. Hulbert is expected to discuss how the university has grown and strengthened over the past 10 years, plans for the future, and state budget issues that continue to
challenge the campus, its faculty, staff, and students.

The meeting begins at Noon at the Bayou Country Club in Thibodaux. We hope to see you and your guests there! 
July 8 Meeting Notice

Due to the Holiday, Reservations Requested By:

Bring a Guest to Lunch with You or Send Someone in Your Place if You are Unable to Attend!

There is no charge for BIG members; $20 fee for reserved guests; $25 for walk-ins.  Since BIG is required to pay for total number of reservations, all reserved guests will be billed for payment regardless of attendance. 

2013 BIG Scholarship Recipients Recognized at June Luncheon
Bayou Industrial Group members and guests recognized six local high school graduates at our June 3 monthly luncheon for being selected to receive scholarships to Nicholls State University as part of our 2013 BIG scholarship program.

BIG President Jimmy Ledet, Executive Vice-President Dr. Ricky Melancon, and NSU President Dr. Stephen Hulbert announced the award winners and presented their scholarship certificates.

JUne 2013 Scholarship winners 
The students included: 
Rebekah Callais, Terrebonne High School
Raegan Constant, Thibodaux High School
Clint Buquet, Jr., South Terrebonne High School  
Courtney Clement, South Terrebonne High School
Joanna Kreamer, South Terrebonne High School
Anna Catherine Ortego, Vandebilt Catholic High School  

Thanks to the success of the 2013 Inaugural Crawfish Crawl for Higher Education, BIG raised more than $4,000 to enhance the scholarship program and was able to award $6,750 this year to a total of 12 local students for enrollment at NSU, Fletcher Technical-Community College, and South Central LA Technical College.

More scholarship presentations will be made at our July and August BIG luncheons. 
Bayou Industrial Group  *  985-580-3901  * 
P.O. Box 712, Thibodaux, LA 70302  *