Zoe Robicheaux recently joined The Training Source as director of business development.

Dawn Gideon Picard has joined Southern Structures' department of professional engineers. Picard previously worked for Lafayette Consolidated Government.

Scott Melancon has joined MidSouth Bank's Morgan City office as vice president/commercial lender. Lawrence Dupont has joined MidSouth's Super 1 Foods location in New Iberia as retail store manager.

Amanda LeRoy was recently hired by C.H. Fenstermaker & Associates as marketing specialist. Also at Fenstermaker, Greg Palmer, manager of Baton Rouge operations, was named 2005 Marketer of the Year at the Annual Business Development Banquet.

Katie L. Ferguson has joined Right Angle as account executive and public relations director.

Michael G. Lemoine joins Perret Doise as an attorney.


Danielle M. Dayries recently announced the opening of Danielle M. Dayries & Associates, a resume writing and career consulting firm at 200 W. Brentwood Blvd., Suite 3.

C & C Technologies Inc. was awarded several contracts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Department of Defense for hydrographic mapping of U.S. waters and research and development of new survey technologies.

Teche Federal Bank's Toya B. Gaddison has been promoted to banking officer at the Jefferson Terrace branch in New Iberia. At Teche's downtown Lafayette branch, Gwen Doucet has been promoted to vice president, and Lesley Schexnayder has been promoted to assistant vice president at the Johnston Street office.

Lynette M. Elizalde-Robinson, family violence and juvenile delinquency prevention coordinator for Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office, was a featured speaker/presenter at the National Youth Risk Conference in Savannah, Ga., March 5-8.

University Partners has acquired University Courtyard Lafayette and plans to rename the student housing community University House at Lafayette.

UL Lafayette visual arts professor Steven Breaux is participating in two national exhibitions this spring, including "Sixty Square Inches" at Purdue University Galleries and "12X12" at the Todd Gallery at Middle Tennessee University.


Frank X. Neuner Jr. was recognized by the Louisiana State Bar Association's Professionalism and Quality of Life Committee for his service in assisting the bench and bar in reestablishing the rule of law in storm-affected areas and assisting lawyers affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Dupré Transport's operations at the Dow Chemical Plaquemine plant were recognized by Dow for flawless OSHA safety performance during 2005. Dupré's Tank Group won the Texas Motor Transport Association Truck Safety contest in the local 1-5 million class, and its Site Logistics Group was in the intercity 2.5-5 million class. Dupré is now eligible to compete for the Grand Trophy.

Smith Barney Financial Advisor Thomas Foard was named a "top advisor" in America in Research magazine's "Winner's Circle State-by-State" ranking.

Acadiana Open Channel recently received the first-ever Tipsy Kisinger Award from The Extra Mile for its work in bringing the community together.


Schilling Distributing awarded The Trey Schilling Memorial Scholarship of $1,000 to UL Lafayette Hospitality Management student Jennifer Doucet.

Slemco is offering 20, $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors and continuing college students. The deadline for entering is May 4. Applications are available at www.slemco.com.

Burlington Resources awarded an $8,000 grant to Louisiana Folk Roots.**