Bobby Crockett has joined Knight Well Services as Gulf Coast regional sales manager.

Lafayette Education Foundation has hired Shanna Comeaux as its new program director.

Russo Ad Group has announced two new additions to its staff: Amy Jones, former press secretary for Congressman Charles Boustany Jr., and Lee Ann Broussard as director of public relations.

Gulf Coast Bank has several new additions. Jan Davis has been named assistant manager of the Pinhook location; Karen Broussard was promoted to senior banking associate on West Congress Street; Maria Lopez has been named branch manager on Kaliste Saloom Road; Robin Cross was promoted to assistant manager on Evangeline Thruway; Cathy Roy was promoted to manager at the Johnston Street branch; Jamie Decou has been promoted to senior banking associate in Erath; and Janice Morvant was promoted to sales manager in Erath.

Michael A. Villa Jr. has joined the firm of Gordon, Arata, McCollam, Duplantis & Eagan LLP as associate.

Cajun activist Kermit Bouillion has joined Acadian Village's staff as manager.


Hilton Garden Inn celebrated its grand opening and held an open house May 17. Starting in the fall, UL Lafayette students will be studying hotel and restaurant management in the new 153-room hotel and restaurant, expected to open soon.

Acadiana's newest television network, The CW, will combine The WB and UPN and begin its lineup of shows this fall.

Matt McConnell of Preis, Kraft & Roy's Lafayette office recently traveled to Charlotte, NC, to participate in the filming of a Federal Bar Association DVD.

Poor Boy's Riverside Inn will be featured in a new book, Historic Lafayette: An Illustrated History of Lafayette and Lafayette Parish.

Members of Acadiana Open Source, along with Academy of Information Technology students, recently traveled to the Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council in Baton Rouge on a field trip.

Criminal Defense Attorney Kevin Stockstill has been selected to attend the Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming.

Leadership Lafayette traveled to Baton Rouge and the state Capitol May 10 to study the Legislature.

Association for Corporate Growth presented speaker Michael O. Aldridge, chief financial officer of PetroQuest Energy Inc., at its chapter meeting in May.

Teresa L. Messina has been promoted from marketing specialist to director of marketing at Landry, Harris & Co.

Kiwanis Club of Lafayette hosted members from the Kiwanis Club of Oyonnax-Nantua, France, during its April meeting.

The grand opening of Crowley's new City Hall also featured openings of the Rice Interpretive Center, J.D. Miller Recording Studio and the Ford Dealership Museum.


Lanminh Pham was named UL Lafayette Spring 2006 Outstanding Graduate.

Jeff Sandoz, assistant professor in educational leadership at UL Lafayette, received the 2006 Ernest L. Boyer Award for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology and was also honored with the Best Conference Paper Award.

C.H. Fenstermaker & Associates Inc. was named one of the Top 500 Engineering Firms in the United States by Engineering News Record.

Copy & Camera Technologies was recognized in Las Vegas by imageSource magazine and received the Perfect Image Award for "Outstanding Community Involvement."

Dr. Ray Bauer, Dr. Kerry Carson and Dr. Ehab Meselhe received the UL Lafayette Foundation's 2006 Distinguished Professor Award.

SLEMCO Communications Manager Mary A. Laurent has been elected president of the Council or Rural Electric Communicators and also accepted the award of merit for the company's in-house publication, SLEMCO Power.

C & C Technologies received the 2006 International Achievement Award during an April 28 luncheon at the City Club.

The Bayou Pages received several awards at the Association of Directory Publishers convention, including first in excellence in marketing, second for publisher of the year and third in excellence in marketing/electronic via Web site.

Kappa Sigma Fraternity honored Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. E. Joseph Savoie during its Golden 50-hear celebration for his receiving the John G. Tower Award.


Paris-based organization Foyer International d'Accueil de Paris donated hurricane-relief money through Alliançe Francaise de Lafayette to displaced high school students Diana Cope and Frances Watson.

Community Coffee's Community Cash for Schools program has raised more than $250,000 for schools across the Gulf Coast.