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Feb. 4, 2015


For Immediate Release

Brittany Racca
(337) 365-1540

(888) 942-3742



Iberia Parish Convention 

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Jeanerette Chamber of Commerce's Annual Outstanding Achievers Banquet
Ronald Sovine
JEANERETTE, La.  --- Ronald Sovine has been chosen as the Outstanding Citizen of the year by the Jeanerette Chamber of Commerce.

He will be honored along with other honorees at the Chamber's 59th Annual Outstanding Achievers' Awards Banquet to be held at 6 p.m. on Fri., Feb. 6 at the Ward Eight Recreation Center in Jeanerette located at 803 Hubertville Rd.

Sovine moved to Jeanerette in 2001, and has since taken steps to become a vital member of the community. He serves in various organizations and most recently helped organize the first Jeanerette Live event.

He is currently employed as an I.T. Consultant for the Oil and Gas Industry and was employed as an I. T. Professional by Atlantic Richfield Company.

Sovine holds a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology from Louisiana State University and a Master of Science degree in computer science from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. He is a graduate of Woodlawn High School of Baton Rouge and is married to Elizabeth Bourgeois Sovine. The couple has three children and two grandchildren.

Other achievers include: Alice Bodin, Outstanding Senior Citizen; Dodie Viator Thibodeaux, Outstanding Volunteer; Patrick Landry, Outstanding Professional; Tanya Rosamond, Outstanding Educator; Tia and Cameron Simmons, Outstanding Couple; Oscar Vargas, Outstanding Youth Worker; Ken'Nadi Johnita Broussard, Outstanding Student

To acquire tickets to attend the Chamber Banquet, visit the Chamber's website, or purchase a ticket at the door the night of the event. Call the chamber at 337-335-0721 for more information.


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The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official parish marketing agency promoting New Iberia, Avery Island, Jefferson Island, Jeanerette, Loreauville and Delcambre as a destination. Marketing programs target leisure travelers, business travelers, media, entertainment industry, and the travel trade including group tour planners, meeting planners, sports planners and special event planners. The bureau operates a parish welcome center located at 2513 Hwy. 14 in New Iberia.


For more information on parish events and tourism assets, call the Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau at 337-365-1540 or visit IberiaTravel.com

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