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					THIS IS ULM
    WARHAWK ATHLETICS
                      Kandace Causey
                      SOFTBALL
                      Fired two no-hitters including the first
                      in Sun Belt Conference Tournament
                      championship history in a 5-0 shutout of
                      Troy.




                                           Heather Davis
                                           TRACK & FIELD - HIGH JUMP
                                           Two-time Sun Belt Outdoor Women’s
                                           High Jump Champion and two-time NCAA
                                           National Qualifier.




                                 Women’s Basketball
                                 Hosted first-round game of the Sun Belt
                                 Conference Tournament after finishing
                                 the season third in the West Division.

                                                                          Tony Hooper
                                                                          MEN’S BASKETBALL
MEN’S BASKETBALL                                                          All-Louisiana Honoree and Most Valuable
Under head coach Orlando Early, the ULM men’s basketball team             Player of the Monroe Hawkeye Challenge.
has gone 28-12 at Fant-Ewing Coliseum. During the stretch, the            Led Warhawks to upset of host-Iowa
Warhawks won 15-straight at home, the sixth-longest home court            in opening round and to tournament
win streak in the nation at the time.                                     championship.
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                                                                   Ben Soignier
                                                                   BASEBALL
                                                                   Programs fifth two-time All-American
                                                                   and a 17th-round selection of the Florida
                                                                   Marlins in the major league baseball
                                                                   draft.

      WOMEN’S SOCCER
      Three-win improvement in Sun Belt
      Conference. Rachel Hobson and Tiffany
      Bombard named All-Louisiana.




                                                                         2007 - 08
                                                                      ATHLETIC
David McKendrick                                                     SUCCESSES
MEN’S GOLF                                                                  Football finishes bowl
Sam Hall Intercollegiate champion                                           eligible - notches wins
and two-time All-Sun Belt                                                   at Alabama and Sun Belt
Conference selection.                                                       Champion Florida Atlantic
                                                                            Baseball Sun Belt
                                                                            Conference regular season
                                                                            champions - Second year in
                                                                            league
                                                                            Kyle Kent named All-
                         Angela Drane                                       American in javelin - Finishes
                         WOMEN’S GOLF                                       6th at NCAA Championships
                         ORU Shootout individual champion and               Softball advanced to
                         program’s first two-time All-Sun Belt               Title Game of the Sun Belt
                         Conference and three-time All-Louisiana            Conference Tournament
                         performer.
                                                                            ULM hosts Sun Belt Conference
                                                                            Tennis Championship at Heard
                                                                            Stadium
 BASEBALL
 The ULM baseball team claimed the Sun Belt Conference                      “Super Warhawk Weekend”
 regular season championship in year two in the league. On                  packs ULM - Fans overflow on
 May 22, the announcement was made that Warhawk Field will                  campus for spring event
 host the league tournament in 2011.

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THE ULM CAMPUS
                                                                                               THE BAYOU
VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS                       students to join their companies. Companies     Bayou DeSiard runs right through the middle
There is something to the old saying that      who recruit on campus include Abercrombie       of ULM’s campus, shaping its geography
science makes life possible and art makes      & Fitch, Bank One, CenturyTel, Ochsner,         and its attitude. Students canoeing, fishing,
it worthwhile. ULM’s School of Visual          Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Wells Fargo.              playing volleyball, or having a barbecue
and Performing Arts (VAPA) develops the                                                        are common sights at ULM. Our water ski
talents of its students while adding greatly   CAMPUS ACTIVITIES BOARD                         team, under the Department of Student
to the lives of everyone on campus. Among      Learn to be a leader while you plan big         Life and Leadership, has won 20 national
the attractions: free music concerts, an art   events like concerts and major speaker          championships. You can watch them practice
gallery, and weekly “Fine Arts Fridays” at     appearances – and have a great time doing       or compete right on our bayou.
which you’ll find faculty and students eating   it. Those opportunities await students on the
lunch and enjoying a music performance,        Campus Activities Board (CAB).
choral group, painting, or sculpture.          Recent CAB-sponsored attractions

                                                                                        College of
                                               include Staind, Lonestar, Andy
CAREER SERVICES                                Griggs, Better Than Ezra, and the
The university also helps each student build
a bright future. The Career Services Office
                                               Yin-Yang Twins. Spring Fever
                                               and a fall festival are also hosted
                                                                                        Pharmacy
gives students the edge they need to land      by CAB.
the job they want. Whether you’re writing
a resume, searching for an internship, or
just polishing up for an interview, Career
Services is the place to go. On career days,
companies from throughout Louisiana and
the world descend on our campus to recruit




  BAYOU VILLAGE




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                            2008-09 ULM MAJORS                                   CAMPUS RENAISSANCE
                                                                                 Over the past six years, ULM has had over $70
Accounting                                  Political Science
                                                                                 million in construction and renovation take
Agribusiness                                Psychology
                                                                                 place on campus with more to come. Recent
Art                                         Radiologic Technology
                                                                                 campus improvements included:
Art Education (K-12)                        Risk Management and Insurance
Atmospheric Sciences                        Social Studies Education (6-12)
                                                                                 • New student apartments and suites
Aviation                                    Social Work
                                                                                 • New multimedia smart classrooms
Biology                                     Sociology
                                                                                 • Renovation of the Student Union Building
Biology Education (6-12)                    Spanish Education (K-12)
                                                                                 • New shops, including Starbucks
Care and Development/Young Children         Speech Education (6-12)
                                                                                 • New student health center
Chemistry                                   Speech-Language Pathology
                                                                                 • New parking areas along DeSiard Street
Chemistry Education (6-12)                  Toxicology
                                                                                 • New parking garage along University Drive
Clinical Laboratory Science
Communication Studies                       PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS
                                            Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science      The summer of 2008 marked the beginning
Computer Information Systems
                                            Pre-Dental Hygiene                   of the transformation of the WigWam into the
Computer Science
                                            Pre-Nursing                          Clarke M. Williams Student Success Center.
Construction Management
Criminal Justice                            Pre-Occupational Therapy Assistant
Dental Hygiene                              Pre-Pharmacy
Earth Science Education (6-12)              Pre-Radiologic Technology
Economics                                   Pre-Social Work
Elementary Education (1-5)                  Pre-Speech-Language Pathology
English                                     Undeclared/Interim
English Education (6-12)                    Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Entrepreneurship
Family and Consumer Sciences
Finance
Foreign Languages-French
Foreign Languages-Spanish
French Education (6-12)
General Business
General Studies
Health and Physical Education (K-12)
Health Studies
History
Kinesiology
Management
Marketing
Mass Communications
Mathematics
Mathematics Education (6-12)
Music
Music Education-Instrumental (K-12)
Music Education-Vocal (K-12)
Music Education-Vocal/Instrumental (K-12)
Nursing
Occupational Therapy Assistant




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THIS IS MONROE, LA.
   G               C
A GREAT PLACE TO VISIT   O S
      Welcome to the Twin Cities of Monroe and
West Monroe, Louisiana. Hopefully, during your
time here you can experience some of the local
history and flavor and see why we consider our
Twin Cities a special place. Monroe is located
along the Ouachita River, which was named
one of the most beautiful rivers in the world
by National Geographic. Although the area is
growing and developing at a great pace, Monroe
is still a small town at heart.
      There are many points of interest that draw
visitors to the area. Monroe is the birthplace
of Delta Airlines and the first place west of the
Mississippi to bottle Coca-Cola. The oldest
human dwelling site in North America, Poverty
Point, is located near Monroe.
                                                           t “silver water”, “clear water” or “ od
                                                    meant “sil ilver water”, “clear water”
                                                               il       t ”     l        t ”     “good
                                                                                                 “go d          The “Twin Cities”
                                                                                                                Th “T i Ci ” f Monroe and West
                                                                                                                                iti
                                                                                                                The “Twin Cities” of Monroe and W t d
      For arts and theater enthusiasts the Twin
                                                    hunting”.                                              Monroe continue as the urban center for a
Cities offers the Masur Museum of Art; Twin City
                                                          In 1780, a primitive French settlement           parish which is itself the focus of commerce in
Ballet Company; Monroe Symphony Orchestra;
                                                    called Prairie de Canots (Prairie of the Canoes)       northeast Louisiana. With a diversified economic
Madrigal Dinners; Brown Bag Concerts and
                                                    marked the real beginnings of Monroe. It’s             base and air rail, water and highway connections
University of Louisiana at
                                                    political beginnings may be traced to the year         to the major metropolitan areas of the central
                                                    1783 when Jean Baptiste Filhoil, also known as         United States, Ouachita Parish continues as one
                                                    Don Juan Filhoil, was appointed by the Spanish         of the increasingly important locations in the
                                                    crown to oversee the sparsely populated “Poste         development of Louisiana and of the South.
                                                    de Washitas” region of what is now northeast                The climate consists of an average yearly
                                                    Louisiana. By 1790, Filhiol had established a          temperature of 65 degrees with a mild winter
                                                    fort (Fuerte Miro) on or near the present day site     and Monroe thrives as a business and industrial
                                                    of Monroe. A land grant of 1,680 acres from the        establishment, as well as a university town.
                                                    King of Spain, settled in the territory. Soon after,   Monroe is the heartland for festivals, special
                                                    a prohibition ordinance was enacted, and Fort          events, tours and conventions. Take a look at our
                                                    Miro was constructed to protect his village.           bustling city, our hometown, Monroe.
                                                          The Monroe-West Monroe area is a medical
                                                    hub for a 16-parish radius serving 442,000
                                                    people. Over 200 physicians and 71 dentists
                                                    work with many people and other para-
                                                    medical health professionals and health care
                                                    organizations. There are eight hospitals and
                                                    specialty centers in the area.
                                                          The Twin Cities’ two school systems,
Monroe Concert Series. The Strauss Playhouse
                                                    Monroe City and Ouachita Parish, operate
offers regular performances throughout the year
                                                    elementary schools, junior and high schools.
and Impresario’s Choice offers a Broadway
                                                    More than 28,000 students attend the two
Series at the Monroe Civic Center. The Monroe
                                                    systems.
Civic Center has a variety of performances and
                                                          There are 16 private and denominational
concerts each year.
                                                    schools in the Monroe-West Monroe area,
                                                    offering classes from kindergarten through
A BIT OF HISTORY
                                                    twelfth grade.
     Ouachita Parish is located in northeastern
                                                          Ouachita’s college community had its
Louisiana approximately halfway between New
                                                    advent in 1931 with the founding in Monroe
Orleans, Louisiana and Memphis, Tennessee.
                                                    of Northeast Louisiana University. Today the
The Ouachita River runs through the Twin Cities.
                                                    University of Louisiana at Monroe, one of the
On its east bank is Monroe, with approximately
                                                    state’s leading institutions of higher learning,
56,000 residents and encompassing 31.2 square
                                                    is a four-year university with an enrollment
miles. The parish is 643 square miles in size and
                                                    of more than 8,000 students. ULM offers
has a population of 150,000.
                                                    85 degree programs at the undergraduate
     Years before the Louisiana Purchase unified
                                                    and graduate levels through its college of
American colonization efforts, the present site
                                                    Business Administration, Health Sciences,
of Monroe was an established trade center on
                                                    Arts and Sciences, Education and Human
the banks of the Ouachita River. The word
                                                    Development and Graduate School.
“Ouachita” has been variously translated to have
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HOW TO GET TO ULM                                    ACCOMMODATIONS
     The Twin Cities are easily accessible by                  Monroe-West Monroe has more than
car or by plane. By car, Monroe-West Monroe          1,500 quality hotel rooms which are convenient to
is accessible from the east or west by Interstate    numerous meeting facilities and two convention
20, U.S. Highway 80 and Louisiana Highways 2,        centers.
15, and 34. Major north-south routes to the Twin               Among the major hotels in the area are:
Cities include U.S. Highway 165 and Louisiana        Holiday Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, Hampton
Highway 139.                                         Inn, LaQuinta Inn, Days Inn, the Atrium Hotel
     By plane, four major airlines (American         and Suites, and Best Western. The Holiday Inn
Eagle Delta Air Lines, Continental Express, and      Holidome is centrally located in Monroe and
                                                                                                          TOP EMPLOYERS IN OUACHITA
Northwest Airlink) provide service to the Monroe     features 261 rooms. It has a meeting facility with
                                                                                                          PARISH (TYPE OF INDUSTRY) AND
Regional Airport with 15 flights daily. Monroe        a capacity of 375 and can hold 350 people for a      NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
is the birthplace of Delta Airlines. Non-stop        private meal/banquet.
flights are available to Atlanta, Dallas/Ft. Worth,                                                        1. Ouachita Parish School System
Houston, and Memphis. Ground transportation          ATTRACTIONS                                                Education, 2750
is available through car rental agencies, taxi and              Monroe is not only the birthplace of      2. St. Francis Medical Center
limousine services.                                  Delta Airlines, but it is also the place where the         Medical Services, 1671
                                                     first Coca-Cola bottling plant began operations.      3. Chase Home Finance
                                                                Overall, the Twin Cities are a place            Storage/Claims, 1500
                                                     where visitors will meet warm and friendly           4. Graphic Packaging Corporation
                                                     people, sample superb cuisine, and find delightful          Pulp & Paper Processing, 1500
                                                     shopping opportunities.                              5. Glenwood Regional Medical Center
                                                                Major restaurants in Monroe and                 Medical Services, 1400
                                                     West Monroe include: Applebee’s, Outback             6. Monroe City Schools
                                                     Steakhouse, Lone Star Steakhouse, Chili’s,                 Education, 1400
                   ULM                               Bennigan’s, Cracker Barrel, Olive Garden,            7. CenturyTel
                                                     Copeland’s, O’Charley’s and Red Lobster.                   Telecommunications, 1360
                                                                Among the attractions are the Louisiana   8. University of Louisiana at Monroe
                                                     Purchase Gardens and Zoo, which features over              Higher Education, 1206
                                                     750 rare animals, landscaped gardens, waterways,     9. City of Monroe
                                                     boat and train rides, and picnic areas, and                Government Services, 1150
                                                     Pecanland Mall, the largest of its kind between      10. E. A. Conway Medical Center
                                                     Jackson, Miss. and Dallas, Texas.                          Medical Services, 1050

                                                           Helpful Websites:
                                                        www.monroe-westmonroe.org
                                                         and www.ci.monroe.la.us.
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WARHAWKS
“Ace” - The ULM Warhawk!

Hundreds of screaming ULM fans welcomed their new champion, Ace
the Warhawk, during a special pep rally in Fant-Ewing Coliseum on
August 30, 2006.

While the Sound of Today played the Warhawk’s fight song, Ace,
wearing a black bomber jacket and flight goggles, emerged from a
human tunnel of ULM spirit groups and football players.

“Ace” was selected by ULM students after two days of online voting.
The other contenders were “Curtiss”, “Flash”, “The General” and
“Gunner”.

The Warhawk holds local historical connections to the P-40
Warhawk airplane, flown by northeast Louisiana’s General Claire
Chennault and the Flying Tigers during WWII.




ULM’s new red-shouldered hawk, named Warhawk I,
arrived by plane on Friday, Oct. 13, 2006 at the Monroe Air
Center.

ULM officials are looking forward to this unique
partnership with the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and
Zoo. Trainers will accompany the hawk to all of ULM’s
home games, in addition to caring for it at the zoo.

ULM officials will work with zoo trainers to provide
educational opportunities in the community, beginning
with appearances by the hawk at local schools.
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                                       NOTABLE ALUMNI
KEN R. ANTEE, JR.                        REP. RICK FARRAR                            TIFFANY MOCK
Chief Administrative Officer,             District 27, Pineville, Louisiana           1994 Miss Louisiana, Actress
City of Shreveport
                                         BREAUX GREER                                REP. BILLY MONTGOMERY
SEN. ROBERT J. BARHAM                    Olympian (Javelin)                          District 9, Bossier City, Louisiana
District 33, northeast Louisiana
                                         BRUCE HANKS                                 JAMES W. MOORE
GWIN BECKER                              Former Director of Athletics, ULM           Former President & CEO, Moore Oil
U.S. Army Surgeon General (retired)                                                  Company
                                         ERNEST HILL
JOHN C. “JACK” BLITCH                    Author                                      CALVIN NATT
Director Project Management,                                                         Former NBA All-Star, New Jersey,
Walt Disney Imagineering                 LINDA HOLYFIELD                             Portland & Denver
                                         CEO, P&S Surgery Center
GEORGE M. CAMPBELL                                                                   DR. DAVID NORRIS
President Regions Bank of Louisiana      REP. RONNIE JOHNS                           Mayor of the City of West Monroe        CHUCK FINLEY
                                         District 33, Sulphur, Louisiana                                                     Former MLB All-Star, who played
EARL CASEY                                                                           DOUG PEDERSON                           for the Anaheim Angels, Cleveland
CNN                                      SUNIL KUMAR                                 Former NFL Quarterback with the         Indians & St. Louis Cardinals.
                                         President & CEO International               Green Bay Packers
DR. MICKIE M. COBB                       Speciality Products, Inc.
Tulane Medical Center, Research                                                      WILLIAMS PRIOR                          HARRY WALKER
Scientist                                BOB MANN                                    Attorney General for Alabama            U.S. Army General (retired)
                                         Communications Director for former
GEORGE W. COLE                           Governor Kathleen Blanco                    JOE PROFIT                              REP. MIKE WAISWORTH
President & CEO, Altana, Inc.                                                        President & CEO, Telecommunications     District 15, northeast Louisiana
                                         TERRY MATTHEWS                              International
JOHN DANA CUNY                           Former MLB pitcher and baseball                                                     PAUL WILKENING
President & CEO Acordia Benefits of       coach at Holy Savior Menard H.S.            B.J. ROBISON                            Chief Deputy County Commissioner,
Florida                                                                              Senior V.P. Pfizer, Inc. (retired)       City of Tulsa
                                         JAMIE MAYO
COL. WILLIAM G. DAVIES                   Mayor of the City of Monroe                 KATHRYN M. SULLIVAN                     JAMES H. WHARTON
Department of Defense Pharmacy                                                       President & CEO, Blue Cross & Blue      Former Chancellor, Louisiana State
Programs Director                        REP. CHARLES MCDONALD                       Shield of Louisiana                     University
                                         District 14, northeast Louisiana
LADD ELLIS, JR.                                                                      REP. FRANCIS THOMPSON                   ANITA WHITAKER
Director of the Kansas City Service      MARK MITCHELL                               District 19, northeast Louisiana        Miss Louisiana 1984, Actress
Center, IRS                              Principal Owner CNH Partners, LLC.
                                                                                                                             REP. TOMMY WRIGHT
                                                                                                                             District 22, Jena, Louisiana



                           KENNY NATT
                           Graduated in 1980, now works
                           for the Sacramento Kings. As                                    BEN SHEETS
                           an Assistant Coach, helped                                      Milwaukee Brewer and 2000
                           Cleveland reach the NBA finals                                   Olympic Gold Medalist
                           in 2007 for the first time in
                           franchise history.



                           STAN HUMPHRIES
                           A retired former NFL
                           Quarterback with the San
                                                                                           TIM MCGRAW
                                                                                           Grammy Award Winning Country
                           Diego Chargers and the
                                                                                           Music Singer from nearby Delhi,
                           Washington Redskins. Was
                                                                                           La. who received an honorary
                           recently inducted into the
                                                                                           degree by ULM.
                           Louisiana Sports Hall of
                           Fame.




                           KRISTY CURRY
                           A 1988 graduate and the                                                            TIM BRANDO
                           Texas Tech head women’s                           ESPN and CBS sports personality and host
                           basketball coach for the                          of College Football Scoreboard on national
                           past two years after seven                        television.
                           successful seasons at Purdue.


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ULM PRESIDENT
ULM PRESIDENT DR. JAMES E. COFER, SR.
       K             the l d
       Known as th leader of an    f                                  but equally vital, change: th renewed spirit and
                                                                      b t      ll it l h          the           d i it d
extraordinary renaissance at the                                      c
                                                                      confidence of the students, faculty and staff who
University of Louisiana at Monroe,                                    l
                                                                      live and work at ULM. After visiting ULM’s
President James E. Cofer, Sr. is in                                   c
                                                                      campus in 2006 and noting the university’s
his seventh year as the university’s                                  t
                                                                      transformation, University of Louisiana System
president.                                                            B
                                                                      Board of Supervisors chair Jimmy D. Long
       When he and his wife Deborah                                   s
                                                                      said: “Every door we entered, a delightful group
arrived in 2002, they immediately                                     o
                                                                      of students was meeting us there, answering
began the “Reclaiming Our                                             q
                                                                      questions and welcoming each of us to the
Campus”campaign, which involved                                       c
                                                                      campus. That is something we all appreciated. It
over 2,000 students, faculty, staff,                                  i
                                                                      is evident that there’s a great spirit of optimism
community leaders, and area citizens who cleaned, planted             t
                                                                      today at ULM, and it’s no wonder given the
flowers and repainted the campus. Shortly thereafter, President        tremendous, wonderful changes we’ve seen.”
Cofer developed an ambitious visionary plan that included
                                                                      ULM’s constituents have also taken notice of
more than $80 million in new construction and renovations
                                                                      the improvements; between 2002 and 2007,
on campus. Students, whose academic achievements continue
to proliferate every year, now enjoy the newest, up-to-
                                                                      financial gifts to the university increased
date residence halls, state-of-the-art “smart classrooms,” a          by 69.7 percent and the number of donors
completely-renovated Student Union Building, and multiple             increased by 38.7 percent.
campus security improvements. In 2007, students rated ULM                    The university continues to build upon its
higher than ever before ‹ breaking a record for student               renaissance. With the help of engaged faculty,
satisfaction at the institution and surpassing student satisfaction   ULM also patterned its mathematics and English
at the national level.                                                course redesigns after the National Center
       Shortly after arriving on campus, President Cofer saw the      for Academic Transformation’s Roadmap
potential for a school that would combine art, music, theatre and     to Redesign philosophy, utilizing sound
dance. The School of Visual and Performing Arts was created in        methodology, student-centered learning, clear
2003, and in 2007, VAPA announced the Louisiana Lyric Opera,          assessment criteria and effective technology
the state’s only professional music theatre and the cultural          incorporation in 2007. To further encourage
magnet of Northeast Louisiana. LLO employs renowned talent,           student success, ULM has implemented
including Broadway performers. President Cofer has also               living-learning communities, peer and faculty
focused on the importance of intellectual exchange at ULM             mentoring programs, extensive undergraduate
and in the community. In 2003, the Presidential Lyceum Series         research initiatives and advanced technological
began. This popular lecture series has featured national speakers                                                          day’s busy
                                                                                                                            ay’
                                                                                                                             y’
                                                                      modalities. Cognizant of adult learners and today’s busy ’
such as Bill Cosby, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Ben Stein, Robert           student, President Cofer advocates “anytime, anywhere,                                          liaison between the Mi ouri
                                                                                                                                        serving as the primary li i so n b etw een th e M i ss our i
                                                                                                                                                                      liai      etween h Missouri
                                                                                                                                                                                  t             iss ur
                                                                                                                                                                                                issour
F. Kennedy, Jr., Steve Forbes and, during the election year of        anyplace instruction,” resulting in additional online courses
                                                                                                                            ne          legislative and congressional delegation and the Governor
2008, Mary Matalin and James Carville.                                and degree programs.                                              and the governor’s staff. President Cofer also supervised
       Another of President Cofer’s initiatives expanded                     Under President Cofer’s leadership, ULM continues          the University of Missouri Research Park in Chesterfield,
the College of Pharmacy, Louisiana’s only state-supported             to meet stringent accreditation standards. The College            Missouri.
pharmacy program. ULM administration secured more than                of Business Administration successfully maintained                       President Cofer is a Senior Fellow with the Eisenhower
$5.5 million for the COP between 2002 and 2006, purchasing            accreditation of its bachelor’s and master’s degree programs      Foundation having served as a Fellow in Budapest Hungary
the three-story, 132,000-square-foot Bienville Building—now           in business administration and its accounting program by          working with the Hungarian Ministry of Education as they
the College’s home—from State Farm Insurance in 2005.                 the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business         moved to a market-driven system of higher education.
After an onsite visit in 2006 by the Accreditation Council for        Board of Directors. The university is now one of only 13                 President Cofer served as Vice President for Finance
Pharmacy Education, ACPE officials noted that the accredited                                                                             and Administration University of Arkansas System, as well
                                                                      universities in the United States to offer both an accredited
COP, which now has satellite campuses in Baton Rouge and
                                                                      M.A. and an accredited Ph.D. in Marriage and Family               as Vice Chancellor for Fiscal Affairs and Treasurer of the
Shreveport, has “experienced a major transformation and the
                                                                      Therapy, and ULM’s long-term care concentration in the            Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia,
College enjoys a new vitality and sense of purpose.” During an
onsite visit in 2008, ACPE representatives were so impressed          gerontology graduate program is the first in the U.S. to be        where he supervised the negotiation, financing, and
with ULM’s top-notch Pharmacy Care Lab that they deemed               nationally accredited.                                            coordination of the Olympic Village and several sporting
it a paradigm for any other institution intending to remodel or              President Cofer clearly understands the needs              venues while serving as the Chief Fiscal Officer of the
rebuild their care labs.                                              of institutions of higher education due to his extensive          System. President Cofer was also Chief Fiscal Officer under
       While it is easy to recognize the remarkable physical          experience in university and statewide higher education           two governors for the State of Mississippi.
transformation of ULM’s campus, there’s another less tangible,        systems. Immediately prior to accepting the presidency                   During his academic career, President Cofer has
                                                                                                            at ULM, President           taught at the University of Missouri-Columbia, University
                                                                                                            Cofe served as Vice
                                                                                                            Cofer                       of Arkansas at Little Rock, Mississippi College, Jackson
                                                                                                            P r es
                                                                                                            President for Finance       State University, and Mississippi State University.
                                                                                                            and Administration          President Cofer has published and continues to publish
                                                                                                            f or
                                                                                                            for the University of       articles and book chapters on the effect of student loan debt
                                                                                                            Miss
                                                                                                            Missouri System, where      on student decisions, and has made numerous national and
                                                                                                            he w
                                                                                                            h e worked in policy        international presentations.
                                                                                                            deve
                                                                                                            development, strategic             During his administrative and professional tenures, he
                                                                                                            planning, budget            has been active in state, civic, and professional organizations,
                                                                                                            p lan
                                                                                                            planning, institutional     including the National Association of College and University
                                                                                                             rese
                                                                                                             research, and investment   Business Officers, Eisenhower Foundation International
                                                                                                             m an
                                                                                                             management for the         Advisory Council, and the Missouri Commission on College
                                                                                                             S ys
                                                                                                             System’s retirement        Affordability. Awards for his distinguished leadership and
                                                                                                             p lan
                                                                                                             plan. President Cofer      public service include the Public Administrator of the Year
                                                                                                             w as
                                                                                                             was also responsible       Award by the American Society for Public Administration.
                                                                                                             f or
                                                                                                             for the University of             President Cofer received his Bachelor of Science
                                                                                                             M is
                                                                                                             Missouri’s hospital        in Business Administration and his Master of Business
                                                                                                             ope
                                                                                                             operation. In Missouri,    Administration from Mississippi State University, and
                                                                                                             P re
                                                                                                             President Cofer had        received his Doctorate of Education in Higher Education
                                                                                                             prim
                                                                                                             primary responsibility     Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little
                                                                                                             for legislative and        Rock. His dissertation about student financial aid and student
                                                                                                             eco
                                                                                                             economic development       retention was awarded the National Association of Student
                                                                                                             operations for the         Personnel Administrators Melvene Hardee Dissertation of
                                                                                                             U ni
                                                                                                             University, including      the Year Award.

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ULM ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
                                                         ULM ATHLETIC DIRECTOR, BOBBY STAUB
      In just over four years, ULM                           2006-07, ULM was the only school in th state of
                                                             20
                                                             2006 07                th       l   h l i the t t f
director of athletics Bobby Staub                            Lo
                                                             Louisiana or the Sun Belt Conference to be named to
has reshaped and redefined the                                th
                                                             the list either year.
athletic department in multiple                                    The success of the football program has steadily
positive aspects with an eye                                 improved with Staub at the helm of the department. The
                                                             im
toward the long-term future and                              Warhawks have won 20 games in the four years he has
                                                             W
success of the program. A new                                been at ULM compared to seven wins in the prior four
                                                             be
conference affiliation, a new mas-                            se
                                                             seasons. Last year, the Warhawks posted their most
                                      facilities,
cot, a sweeping overhaul of athletic facilities increases    vi
                                                             victories (six) since moving to Division I-A, which
in athletic program support – these are just some of the     included a thrilling 21-14 victory at Alabama.
changes that have occurred under his watch.                        He has also worked to rejuvenate all of the ULM
      Staub was named ULM’s 12th director of athletics       athletic facilities making them some of the best in
on June 30, 2004, and since                                                          the Sun Belt. Malone Stadium
then he has led the transition                                                       has
                                                                                     has a fresher look with a new
                                                                                     ha
of all sports – aside from                                                           state-
                                                                                     state-of-the-art playing surface,
football (which joined in                                                            r e n ov
                                                                                     renovated locker rooms and
2001) – in a move from the                                                           meeting rooms, an exterior face
                                                                                     meeti
Southland Conference to the                                                          lift w new paint all around
                                                                                     lift with
Sun Belt Conference. With                                                            the st
                                                                                     the stadium and the new mascot
the move of the remaining                                                            name
                                                                                     name painted on the signature
programs, ULM now has                                                                 e l ev
                                                                                      elevator shaft. Fant-Ewing
the same conference home                                                              Coliseum’s basketball playing
                                                                                      Colis
                                                                                                                         founded UAB’s chapter of the Fellowship of Christian
for all sports and has built                                                            oor
                                                                                      floor was repainted with a bold
                                                                                                                         Athletes and was the organization’s advisor.
program-wide rivalries                                                                new
                                                                                      new look prior to the 2006-07
                                                                                                                             A native of Birmingham, Ala., he received his
with nearby schools such                                                              seaso
                                                                                      season with the new Warhawk
                                                                                                                         bachelor’s degree in business administration from
as Louisiana-Lafayette, the                                                           and S Belt logos. Groseclose
                                                                                      and Sun
                                                                                                                         Auburn in 1982. He is married to the former Laura
University of New Orleans,                                                            Track was resurfaced and a
                                                                                      Tr a c
                                                                                                                         Vaughan of Gainesville, Ga., and the couple resides in
Arkansas State, and North                                                             hammer cage was added.
                                                                                      ham
                                                                                                                         Monroe. Staub serves on the NCAA Division I Baseball
Texas. The Warhawks have                                                              The
                                                                                      The ULM Softball Complex
                                                                                                                         Committee and is a member of the National Association
already achieved on-the-field                                                          adde
                                                                                      added a new two-story build-
                                                                                                                         of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.
success in their new league,                                                          in that
                                                                                      ing t houses the Warhawks’
                                  tb ll d baseball in
winning titles in men’s basketball and b b ll i              locker room, coaches’ offices
                                                             l k                   h ’ ff
the last two years. He also led efforts to bring Sun         and game-day operations area.
Belt Conference championship events to Monroe.               The visitors’ locker room and
ULM hosted the 2008 tennis championships and                 public restrooms are located in
will host the 2009 cross country and 2011 baseball           yet another new building. The
championships.                                               soccer team moved into a new
      Staub has built an athletic department with new        home at the brand-new ULM
faces in key roles. He hired former ULM student-athlete      Soccer Complex, located to the
Jeff Schexnaider to take the reins of the storied baseball   east of Malone Stadium along
program. In Schexnaider’s second season, he led the          Bon Aire Drive. Heard Stadium
Warhawks to the Sun Belt regular-season championship         – home to the tennis team –
and earned Sun Belt Coach of the Year honors.                received a makeover in 2008 as
      Earlier that same year, Staub hired one of the         the courts were stripped down
hottest young assistant coaches in the country –             and resurfaced.
University of Alabama’s Orlando Early – to lead the                Before coming to ULM,
men’s basketball program back to prominence. In his          Staub literally worked his way
second season, Early led the Warhawks to a Sun Belt          through the ranks to become an
Conference Western Division co-championship and              NCAA Division I-A athletic
earned Coach of the Year honors in the conference and        director. He spent 20 years
state of Louisiana.                                          at UAB, working his way up
      Staub’s influence has been noted in areas away          from assistant ticket manager
from the playing field as well. Under his watch,             to marketing and promotions
ULM athletics has twice received recognition for             manager to senior associate
achievements in diversity. Honored in 2005-06 and            athletics director. He also
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FACULTY ATHLETIC COUNCIL
                                                                                                  2008-09 Faculty Athletic Council Members

                                                                                                Dr Ed in
                                                                                                Dr. Edwin Adams                Dr. Perr
                                                                                                                               Dr Perry Jones
                                                                                                         -                             -
                                                                                               Dr. Michael Beutner            Dr. Rhonda Jones
                                                                                                         -                             -
                                                                                                Dr. Benny Blalock                Duke Marcus
                                                                                                         -                             -
                                                                                                  Dr. Holly Casey             Dr. Bill McConkey
                                                                                                         -                             -
                                                                                               Dr. Sean Chenoweth             Dr. Bill McCown
                                                                                                         -                             -
                                                                                                  Dr. Lisa Colvin                James Mock
                                                                                                         -                             -
                                                                                               Dr. Walter Creekmore              Bobby Staub
                                                                                                         -                             -
                                                                                                 Dr. Judy Fellows               Judy Williams
                                                                                                         -
                                                                                                   Dr. Harry Hale
     Members of the Faculty Athletic Council frequent ULM athletic events as fans and
representatives of the university. Pictured above, 2007-08 Faculty Athletic Chair Walter
Creekmore (right) stands with ULM Athletic Director Bobby Staub (center) and other
members of the FAC to recognize ULM student-athletes for their academic achievements
during a ceremony at halftime during a women’s basketball game.

Dr. Walter Creekmore                                                UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION                         Dr. Sandra Lemoine, Dean
                                                                                                                   College of Education and Human
Faculty Athletic Representative                                                  Dr. Sally Clausen                          Development
                                                                    President, University of Louisiana System                      -
                                                                                          -                            Dr. Denny Ryman, Dean
   Dr. Walter “Skeet” Creekmore is in his                                                                            College of Health Sciences
                                                                              Dr. James E. Cofer, Sr.
13th year as the University of Louisiana at                        President, University of Louisiana at Monroe                    -
Monroe Faculty Athletic Representative to                                                 -                           Dr. Lamar Pritchard, Dean
                                                                               Dr. Stephen Richters                      College of Pharmacy
the NCAA and Sun Belt Conference, and                                                                                              -
                                                                     Provost and Vice President for Academic
his 25th as a member of the ULM Athletic                                              Affairs                       Dr. Lisa Colvin, Interim Dean
Council. A former tackle for the University                                               -                                Graduate School
of Florida, Creekmore holds the academic                                            Lisa Miller
                                                                         Associate Provost for Enrollment
rank of Professor of Education for                                                 Management                     UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA
ULM’s College of Education and Human                                                      -                       BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Development.                                                                       Dave Nicklas
                                                                        Vice President for Business Affairs            Elise Burkhalter, Chair
                                             orida
   The Apalachicola, Fla., native attended Florida on a football                          -                          Winfred Sibille, Vice Chair
scholarship, earning his bachelor’s degree in education in                     Dr. Wayne Brumfield
                                                                         Vice President for Student Affairs         Wayne Parker, Parliamentarian
1966. Dr. Creekmore has held academic appointments at North
                                                                                          -                                Paul Aucoin
Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina                       Dr. Don Skelton
at Chapel Hill, and Purdue University. Creekmore earned his         Vice President for University Advancement               Victor Bussie
first master’s degree in Educational Therapy from Florida State                            -                               Andre Coudrain
                                                                                   Keith Brown
University in 1967. He also earned a master’s degree in Special          Executive Director of Alumni and              Edward J. Crawford, III
Education from East Carolina University in 1976.                               Community Relations                         Mildred Gallot
   Dr. Creekmore earned his doctoral degree in Special                                    -
                                                                                   Bobby Staub                              Robert Hale
Education from UNC in 1979. Creekmore, who was one of 11                       Director of Athletics                         Jeff Jenkins
people appointed to the Selected Committee on Disability Issues                           -
                                                                                   Laura Harris                          Renee Lapeyrolerie
by President George Bush and President Bill Clinton, joined                Director of Media Relations
the ULM staff in January 1982. He has been involved in higher                                                             Jimmy Long, Sr.
                                                                                          -
education at the professional and administrative level for over               Dr. Jeffery Cass, Dean                       Russell Mosely
35 years. He is married to the former Nancy Nunes of Warwick,              College of Arts and Sciences                    Olinda Ricard
                                                                                          -
R.I., who holds a doctoral degree from Purdue University. They                Dr. Ronald Berry, Dean                      Connie Rougeou
are the parents of Courtney, a graduate student at ULM, and             College of Business Administration                  Eunice Smith
Bryan, a senior at ULM. He also has a granddaughter, Addison,                             -
one of the youngest members of the Warhawk Club.
30
ULM ACADEMIC CENTER
As
As part of the ULM Athletics academic
improvement plan, the department
im
im
was able to add new staff, increase
tutoring opportunities, improve the
administrative technology, and expand
the supervised study program. During
the 2008 summer, ULM opened the Clarke
M. Williams Student Success Center on
campus in what was the former WigWam
near Fant-Ewing Coliseum

The Student-Athlete Academic Services
department saw an increase in
participation by student-athletes with
the increase in resources. Future plans
include academic services personnel
traveling on select extended trips during
the academic year and the purchase
of laptops for teams to check out for
academic work during road trips.

In 2007-08 ULM honored 164 individual
student-athletes, 122 in the Fall and 127
in the Spring, on the Athletic Directors
Honor Roll. Those recognized earned
a minimum 3.00 grade point average
during the Fall 2007 semester.

With our improved resources, we are able to better accommodate our student-athletes’ full
schedules, We are also doing more to honor our student-athletes for their academic success
with the establishment of the Athletic Directors Honor Roll and have plans in place for other
recognition programs.
                                                           -- ULM Athletic Director Bobby Staub.




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STUDENT ATHLETE SERVICES
Success as an NCAA Division I student-
athlete in this day and age takes more
than great athletic talent. It also requires
outstanding time-management skills and
the understanding of what is required
to meet academic as well as athletic
expectations.

ULM participates in the NCAA CHAMPS/Life
Skills Program. The program is designed
to address the total development of the
student-athlete. It provides a well-rounded
program to help student-athletes develop  p
the individual skills necessary to lead a
productive life and become leaders of our r
communities and nation.



 The ULM Student Athlete Services program, under the direction of
 Assistant Athletic Director Tasha Fisher, focuses on five areas of
 commitment:

 ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
 Academic Counseling, Academic Assessment, Time Management,
 Study Skills, Tutorial Assistance, Study Halls, Scholarship
 Applications, Communication Skills, Mentor Programs, Awards,
 Honors, and Recognition.

 ATHLETIC EXCELLENCE
 Broad Sports Programs, Quality Facilities and Equipment, Coaching
 and Support Staff, Competitive Scheduling, Media Relations and
 Media Exposure, Athletic Training and Health Care, Spirit Groups,
 and Administrative Support.

 CAREER DEVELOPMENT
 Career Counseling, Applying and Interviewing for Jobs, Networking,
 Placement, Summer and Vacation Employment, Graduate School, and
 Internships.

 PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
 Social Development, Personal Health, Alcohol and Drug Education,
 Fundamental Values, Ethics Awareness, Values Clarification,
 Emotional Health, Support Groups, Stress Management, Spiritual
 Needs, Peer Counseling, and Fiscal Responsibility.

 SERVICE
 Active Community Outreach Participation, Volunteer Work in
 Schools, Volunteer Work in the Community, Leadership Training, and
 Citizenship.


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STRENGTH & CONDITIONING



                                                                               FREE WEIGHT EQUIPMENT
                                                                               Ten weight lifting platforms and squat racks are available where each
 KEVIN PAYNE Chicago Bears 2007 draft pick                                     student-athlete is taught Olympic and power weight training exercises.
                                                                               stu
                                                                               These multiple joint movements will develop in each student-athlete the
                                                                               Th
 Everything ULM has was what I needed to train                                 performance specific strength and power needed to be successful at the
                                                                               pe
 and improve myself during my college career. The                              highest level.
                                                                               hi
                                                   ]
 strength and conditioning program under coach [Kim]
 Sword helped prepare us for our games and gave us
 the opportunity to reach the next level.




                                                                               MACHINES/DUMBBELLS/PULLEYS
                                                                               This area is highlighted by 20 upper and lower body machines. With
                                                                               this equipment, the student-athlete can isolate specific joints and muscle
                                                                               groups. These machines will help each student-athlete prevent the number
The strength and conditioning program at the University of Louisiana at
                                                                               and severity of injuries by developing sport and specific joint stability.
Monroe annually produces prepared and conditioned student-athletes for
the highest level of collegiate competition. Under the direction of head
strength and conditioning coach Kim Sword, the ULM Athletics Fitness
Center has undergone major renovations and improvements over the past
year and provides ULM student-athletes with one of the best-equipped
and most modern strength and conditioning facilities anywhere.

The addition of 10 new lifting platforms and new Tuflex lifting surfaces,
along with a new paint job, help make the ULM Athletics Fitness Center
a total fitness center. The facility has 8,000 square feet of free weight and
machines, plus 2,000 square feet of artificial turf for sport specific speed
and plyometric exercises.

 KIM SWORD ULM Head Strength Coach
 We work with the athletic training staff to provide
 each student-athlete with the tools to reach his or her                       SPEED/POWER/REACTIVITY
 personal and team goals. Our student-athletes take                            This area is used to develop each student-athlete’s explosive power,
 pride in knowing that they out work their opponents                           reactive capabilities, foot speed and coordination flexibility. By
 and we feel they have the equipment and highly                                implementing a progressive plyometric program, each student-athlete
 trained personnel to make that work pay off.                                  will begin to maximize his competitive strength.

                                                                                                                                                         33
 SPORTS MEDICINE
Athletic health care is a key component in a student-athletes                              ULM TEAM DOCTORS
success on the field. The ULM Sports Medicine Department                                    Dr. David Trettin
strives to provide our student-athletes with the best care                                 Team Orthopaedist
possible to keep them safe and playing at a high level of                                  David Trettin is in his 14th season as a ULM team physician.
performance.                                                                               He currently serves as the Medical Director of Glenwood
                                                                                           Sports Care, a position he has held since 1996 and is a
The sports medicine facilities in Malone Stadium and                                       member of the North Louisiana Orthopaedic and Sports
Fant-Ewing Coliseum have areas for taping, treatment, and                                  Medicine Clinic. The Milwaukee, Wis., native graduated
rehabilitation.                                                                            Magna Cum Laude from Tulane University in 1984 with a
                                                                       Phil Shaw           degree in Biology. He earned his medical degree from the
The athletic training room is staffed by three full-time certified     Head Athletic        Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas from 1984-
athletic trainers, four graduate assistant athletic trainers,           Trainer            88. Trettin interned at Tulane Affiliated Hospitals in New O lOrleans i general
                                                                                                                                                                in      l
and several student athletic trainers. The ULM Sports Medicine staff, under the            surgery from 1988-89 and completed his residency at Tulane in 1993. He also
direction of head athletic trainer Phillip Shaw, sees to it that each student-athlete is   served a fellowship at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Orthopaedic
taken care of by maintaining liberal hours of operation. The athletic training room        & Sports Medicine Clinic in 1993-94. The fellowship included serving as a
opens up at 6:30 a.m. and remains open until all student-athletes have received            team physician for the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs. Trettin also is an assistant
the necessary care.                                                                        clinical professor at the LSU Medical Center Shreveport.

In addition to an excellent sports medicine team at ULM, the staff works with a team       Dr. Sol Graves
of physicians to provide a high level of care. The ULM Sports Medicine Department          Team Orthopaedist
has a partnership with North Louisiana Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic to           Graves is in his seventh season as a ULM team physician.
care for the Warhawks. ULM works with orthopedists Dr. David Trettin and Dr.               He is a member of the North Louisiana Orthopaedic and
Sol Graves. Dr. Keith Calhoun is the team primary care physician.                          Sports Medicine Clinic. The Monroe, LA native graduated
                                                                                           from Ouachita Christian School in Monroe in 1986.
                                                                                           He went on earn a bachelor’s degree at LSU in 1990.
                                                                                           At LSU he was the Tigers’ starting quarterback during
                                                                                           the 1990 season and earned post-graduate scholarships
                                                                                           from the National Football Foundation, the NCAA and
                                                                                           the Southeastern Conference. He was a member of several h               i i
                                                                                                                                                      l honor societies,
                                                                                           including Alpha Epsilon Delta, Omicron Delta Kappa, Mu Sigma Rho, and
                                                                                           Mortar Board. Graves earned his M.D. from the LSU School of Medicine in
                                                                                           1995. He completed his surgical internship in 1996 and residency in 2000 at
                                                                                           the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss. He also served
            Dr. King Scott
            Dr. King Scott
            D    i Scocott                               Dr Jim Potts
                                                         Dr. Jim Potts
                                                         Dr. i Potts
                                                                 Pott                      a sports medicine fellowship at the Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic in Tenn.
            Team Dentist                                Team Physician                     from 2000-01. He and his wife, Jana, have three children - Quin (12), Anna
                                                                                           Catherine (10) and James (5).

                                                                                           Dr. Keith Calhoun
                                                                                           Team Primary Care Physician
                                                                                           Dr. Keith Calhoun is in his fourth season as the ULM team
                                                                                           primary care physician. He is presently in private practice.
                                                                                           The West Monroe native graduated from West Monroe High
                                                                                           School in 1990. He graduated from ULM in 1994 with a pre-
                                                                                           medicine degree. Calhoun earned his M.D. from the LSU
                                                                                           Health Sciences Center Shreveport in 1998. He stayed at
                                                                                           LSUHSC Shreveport to complete his internship in 1999 and
          Dr. Rolf Morstead
          Dr. Rolf Morstead
           r Ro Morsteatead                             D Tom Fields
                                                        Dr. Tom Fields
                                                        Dr. To     lds
                                                                 ield                                                                                         l
                                                                                           his residency in family practice in 2001. Calhoun assists at several emergency
           Team Physician                               Team Physician                     rooms around Northeast Louisiana and spent a month on a medical mission
                                                                                           trip to Kashmir, India. He has twin boys, Aaron and Jacob (7).




 34
  ATHLETIC FOUNDATION
 The main support group for the University of Louisiana at Monroe Athletics Department is the ULM
 Athletic Foundation. The Athletic Foundation, organized in 1956, is the main fund-raising organization for
 the athletics department.

What is the Athletic Foundation?                exclusive gift. The only way to get
The ULM Athletic Foundation is the              these gifts is by participating. Make a
pillar of support for ULM Athletics. It is      difference and “Join a Friend”.
composed of individuals and businesses
with a common mission . . . to raise            Matching Gifts
awareness and financial support for the          Over 1,000 companies participate in
Warhawk athletic programs, positively           matching gift programs which allow
promote all athletic events, grow our fan       you to double or triple your Athletic
and donor base, and enhance the lives of        Foundation contributions. Please check
over 300 student-athletes.                      with your Human Resources Department
                                                for information on participations.
Why join the Athletic Foundation?
There are many reasons why you should
give, but can you think of a single reason      Warhawk Wheels
why you shouldn’t? These student athletes       The ULM Athletic Department relies
need your help. They are here, first and         heavily on regional automobile
foremost, to get an education. While they       dealerships to provide transportation        Naming Opportunities
are here, they get the privilege of playing a   for coaches and staff, team travel and       There are many athletic facilities which
sport which helps them achieve their goal.      special guests. Dealers wishing to           have not been named. This year we
This is the only way some of our student        participate will be credited with a $3,400   are rolling out a major gift campaign
athletes would be able to attend college.       Athletic Foundation membership. Be           focusing on naming rights to various
Some simply want to earn their degree           a part of what keeps the Warhawks            athletic facilities, including fields of
while others have aspirations of playing        moving!                                      play. For more information, please call
in the pros. These kids have a dream . . .                                                   the Athletic Foundation office at 318-
you can help them realize that dream. The       Major Gifts                                  342-5428.
question remains, “will you”?                   If you would like to discuss a once-
                                                in-a-lifetime gift to the ULM Athletic       Tax Information
There are many ways you can help:               Foundation, we will work with you to         The ULM Athletic Foundation is a
                                                make sure that your wishes for such          qualified tax-exempt corporation under
Join a Friend                                   an important gift are satisfied. When
Help us make a difference in our successes.                                                  Section 501c (3) of the Internal Revenue
                                                you make such a gift, we will continue       Service. Consult your tax advisor to see
If you recruit one new member into the          to partner with you in shepherding the
ULM Athletic Foundation, regardless                                                          how laws apply to your particular gift.
                                                contribution as you wish.                    Tax Deduction ID# 23-7399232.
          you
of level, y will receive an




                                                                                                  ULM Athletic Foundation
                                                                                                   700 University Avenue
                                                                                                     Monroe, LA 71209
                                                                                                    Phone: 318-342-5428

                                                                                                    www.gowarhawks.net




                                                                                                                                   35
ULM FACILITIES
                           BASKETBALL
                       Fant-Ewing Coliseum
                         Capacity: 7,000
                                               BASEBALL
                                             Warhawk Field
                                             Capacity: 1,800




     SOFTBALL                                                      VOLLEYBALL
ULM Softball Complex                                            ULM Activity Center
   Capacity: 500                                                  Capacity: 300




                                TENNIS
                            Heard Stadium
                             Capacity: 515
                                                                       SOCCER
                                                                 ULM Soccer Complex
                                                                    Capacity: 500



    FOOTBALL
 Malone Stadium
 Capacity: 30,427




                                                                 TRACK & FIELD
                                                               Groseclose Track/
                                                                Brown Stadium
                                                                Capacity: 3,400
 36
GAMEDAY AT ULM
                    Nothing compares to the pageantry
                   of southern college athletics and the
                 atmosphere in Monroe, La. is no different.




    Gameday at ULM contains all the
  excitement and fanfare but with the
   backyard comfort only the natives
       of Louisiana can conjure.




                                                          37
ULM & THE COMMUNITY




     The ULM Athletic Department is involved in numerous community
     activities in the Monroe area. The Warhawk athletic department
     has worked to achieve a strong relationship between the athletes
     and the community surrounding the ULM campus.

     The ULM athletic department has strived to give back to a
     community that constantly shows up to support the Warhawks on
     the field and each team wants to give back to those individuals off
     the field.




38
           HISTORY OF SUCCESS
ULM’S CHAMPIONS &
NATIONAL FINALISTS

From national championships to the Final
Four, and from the World Series to over 90
conference titles and 20 all-sports trophies,
ULM has had incredible athletic success over
the years.
                                                                                                                                     Women’s
                                                                                                                                     Wo
ULM has advanced to the national semifinals                                                                                           Basketball
                                                                                                                                     Bas
of major tournaments in six different sports.                                                                                        Associate Head
                                                                                                                                     Ass
                                                                                                                                     Coach, E.J. Ok
                                                                                                                                     Coa
Football:                                                                                                                            (Pictured Left)
                                                                                                                                     (Pic
NCAA I-AA National Champion, 1987                 ULM celebrates after winning the 1987 NCAA                                         was inducted into
                                                                                                                                     was
National Junior College Champion, 1935            Division I-AA National Championship.                                               the Southland
                                                                                                                                     the
                                                                                                                                     Conference Hall of
                                                                                                                                     Con
Women’s Basketball:                                                                                                                  Honor in 2004.
                                                                                                                                     Ho
NCAA Final Four, 1985

Baseball:                                                              ALL-TIME CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS
NAIA World Series Runner-Up, 1970
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                                                                                                         Gulf States Conference (1953-71)
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                                                                                                         1969-70: Baseball (NAIA national runner-up
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                                                  Sun Belt Conference All Sports (2006-present)                o ra
                                                                                                         Outdoor Track
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                                                                                                         1967-68: Baseball (NAIA district champion),
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                                                                                       nt),                     1    oss Cou t y
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Southland Conference                                   -9
                                                       -94:
                                                         9
                                                  1993-9 Basketball, Tennis
1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1988, 1984*              -93:
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                                                                                                               hlan C        rence 1982-2006)
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                                                  1991-9 Basketball (tournament), Tennis    n
                                                                                            nnis              4 0 Baske a        eason t
                                                                                                         2004-05: B k tball (season - tie)
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                                                  1990-91: Football, Basketball (season & tour.) our.)     003 Tenn (tournament)
                                                                                                            03:      n
                                                                                                         2003: Tennis (tour ame
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                                                  1989-90: Basketball (season and tour.), Tennis     s      96 97 enni oftball (sea )
                                                                                                                                b      easo
                                                                                                         1996-97: Tennis, Softball (season)
Gulf States Conference                                8-89: ennis (
                                                  1988-89: Ten (tie)                                     1995-96: Tenni
                                                                                                                 96
                                                                                                         1995-96: Tennisnis
1969, 1965, 1964, 1963                                7 88: Footbal (national cham
                                                              ootball ati a ampion Tennis
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                                                  1987-88: Football (national cham n), Tennis,                   95
                                                                                                         1994-95: Tennis
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                                                  Indoor Track, Outdo r Track                                    9
                                                                                                         1992-93: Tennis
Women                                                 6 7: ross o ntry tie) Te   ) Ten
                                                  1986-87: Cross Country (tie), Tennis (tie), i                -9
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                                                                                                         1991-9 Tennis
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                                                                                                         1988-89: Ind         ack, Out
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                                                                                                               -8
                                                                                                         1987-88: Track
* - ULM was the first school to win both the           4 5 enni  nis
                                                  1984-85: Tennis i                                            -88
                                                                                                         1986-87: Cross Country (tie), Basketball
SLC men’s and women’s all-sports titles in            3 4 Tenni
                                                              enni
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                                                  1983-84: Tennis                                              -86:
                                                                                                               -8
                                                                                                         1985-8 Cross Country, Softball
the same year, 1984. Only two schools have            2 :        t all e) aseb l ebal
                                                  1982-83: Football (tie), Baseball                            n
                                                                                                         (tournament), Track
done so, and ULM had done it a league-high                                                               1984-85: Basketball (NCAA Final Four,
                                                                                                         1     -
four times.                                          an
                                                  Atlantic Sun Conference (1978-82)
                                                             n Conferenc (1978
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                                                      1-8    aseb ll ie), Bas tb
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                                                  1981-82: Baseball (tie), Basketball                    Region Champion), Softball (tournament)
                                                                                                         Regio onal
                                                      rn e
                                                      rnam      C oss Country,
                                                  (tourn ment), Cros Countr Tennis                       1983-84: Basketball, Tennis
                                                                                                         1983-
                                                      0 : Cr s ount T is
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                                                  1980-81: Cross Country, Tennis                         19 2
                                                                                                         1982-83: Basketball (season and tournament)
                                                      9-     aske l
                                                  1979-80: Bask tball, Tennis
                                                      8-79: a
                                                  1978-79 Basketball




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ULM STAFF


Toni Bacon                Demetrius Adams            Colette Boutwell       Brandy Bradley        Matt Braunscheidel
Executive Director        Football                   Dance Coach            Volleyball            Director
ULM Athletic Foundation   Assistant Coach            Spirit Groups          Assistant Coach       of Video Operations




Catherine Colwell         Tom Coverdale              Robert Dallimore       Terrence DeJongh      Orlando Early
Director of               Men’s Basketball           Women’s Basketball     Women’s Tennis        Men’s Basketball
Compliance                Assistant Coach            Assistant Coach        Head Coach            Head Coach




Nancy Derrick             Phyllis Eads               Phil Elmassian         Steve Farmer          Tasha Fisher
Strength & Conditioning   Women’s Athletics          Football               Football              Senior Women
Assistant Coach           Administrative Assistant   Assistant Coach        Assistant Coach       Administrator




Gerline Guillaume         Gus Hauser                 Bernard Heflin          Jeff Hendrix          Rosemary Holloway-Hill
Women’s Basketball        Men’s Basketball           ULM Athletics          Assistant Director    Softball
Assistant Coach           Assistant Coach            Foundation Assistant   Media Relations       Head Coach




Harold Juluke             JD Kappler                 Stacy Lamb             Melissa Lawson        Bob Leahy
Men’s Basketball          Football                   Women’s Soccer         Athletic Foundation   Football
Assistant Coach           Graduate Assistant         Head Coach                                   Associate Head Coach
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                                                              ULM STAFF


Dax Leone            Derle Long            Lacinda Norman-Melanson       Mike Miller                       J.D. Malone
Baseball             Director of Bands     Softball                      Strength & Conditioning           Men’s and Women’s
Assistant Coach                            Assistant Coach               Graduate Assistant                Track & Field Head Coach




Mona Martin          Peter Martin          Evelyn Matheny                Manny Michel                      Brett Miksch
Women’s Basketball   Director              Administrative Assistant      Football                          Football
Head Coach           Football Operations                                 Assistant Coach                   Graduate Assistant




Andy Mintz           Doug Mosley           Rhiannon Neff                 E.J. Ok                           Dr. Kathy Parker
Golf                 Associate Athletics   Assistant                     Women’s Basketball                Coordinator of
Assistant Coach      Director              Athletic Trainer              Associate Head Coach              Academic Counseling




Darrell Perkins      Adam Prendergast      Toby Reep                     Micah Rhodes                      Deanna Rosato
Football             Media Relations       Cross Country/Track & Field   Softball                          Athletic Training
Assistant Coach      Director              Assistant Coach               Graduate Assistant                Graduate Assistant




Steve Schauer        Jeff Schexnaider      John Schmidt III              Phillip Shaw                      Kendric Smith
Media Relations      Baseball              Volleyball                    Assistant Athletics               Men’s Basketball
Graduate Assistant   Head Coach            Head Coach                    Director/ Head Athletic Trainer   Intern
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ULM STAFF


Jacobus Smit                                Victoria Stevenson                   Jennifer Sword                        Kim Sword                                  Linda Tarver
Track & Field                               Academic Counselor                   Cheer Coach                           Strength & Conditioning                    Football
Graduate Assistant                                                                                                     Head Coach                                 Administrative Assistant




Chris Taylor                              Mark Tommerdl                          Mike Trahan                              Sharon Traxler                          Mike Vining
Volleyball                                Football                               Baseball                                 Director of Ticket and                  Director of
Graduate Assistant                        Assistant Head Coach                   Assistant Coach                          Event Management                        Fant-Ewing Coliseum




                     Charlie Weatherbie                      Jonas Weatherbie                        Luke Wells                              Courtney White
                     Football                                Football                                Football                                Athletic Training
                     Head Coach                              Assistant Coach                         Assistant Coach                         Graduate Assistant




                     Jonie Williams                          Robert Williamson                     Chris Wilson                              Mark Winiarski
                     Director                                L Club President                      Men and Women’s Golf                      Track & Field
                     Spirit Groups                                                                 Head Coach                                Assistant Coach




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SUN BELT CONFERENCE
Sun Belt Conference History                                                                reach NCAA play is matched by only four other conferences (ACC, Big West,
       While there are 31 NCAA conferences that sponsor multiple sports, the Sun           SEC, Pac-10).
Belt is one of only eleven to participate in the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) and              Because of its status as a member of the Division 1-A football coalition, the Sun
Football Bowl Subdivision The Sun Belt was formed in 1976 with six members
                 Subdivision.                                                              Belt Conference has a permanent seat on the NCAA’s 17-member Board of Directors.
competing in four men’s sports, and today comprises 13 institutions of higher learning     As a result, the conference has a crucial voice on some of the most pressing issues
while sponsoring 19 championship sports for men and women.                                 in college athletics and will always have a role in the implementation of any future
       The Sun Belt Conference enters its 33rd season in 2008-2009 with a proud            NCAA legislation and guidelines.
history of athletic and academic success. The conference sponsors 10 women’s                     The conference continues to utilize television to grow and promote the league.
sports - basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis,   Adding volleyball, baseball and softball to the conference’s television package has
indoor and outdoor track and field, and volleyball; and nine men’s sports – baseball,       resulted in more national and regional television exposure for the league than at
basketball, cross country, football, golf, swimming and diving, tennis, and indoor         any time in its history. The conference’s regional television package enables live
and outdoor track and field.                                                                telecasts of Sun Belt events to reach over 20 million households. Additionally, ESPN
       Each of the 19 sports has seen numerous team and individual accomplishments,        televised the conference’s men’s basketball championship game for the 28th straight
and 12 Sun Belt Conference schools are currently graduating its student athletes at        season in 2008, marking its longest affiliation with any conference in the country.
a rate higher than their school’s student body. All Sun Belt schools are committed               The Sun Belt Conference has partnered with JumpTV Sports, Inc. to deliver a
to excellence in the 21st century, and facility upgrades and expansion are occurring       full-service, customized, public and premium web site to provide fans with a broad
on virtually every campus.                                                                 range of real-time information and content about the conference’s athletic teams.
       During the 2007-08 academic year alone the Sun Belt Conference accomplished         The Sun Belt is one of the few conferences in the nation to provide video highlights
numerous feats. In the fall of 2007 Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky                  and features on its web site from each of the league’s respective championships. This
University both represented the league in the NCAA Volleyball Tournament – the             technology serves as a great recruiting tool for schools by enabling anyone in the
first time the Sun Belt has sent multiple teams to the NCAA Tournament in volleyball.       world with internet access to view the conference’s championship events, and fans in
Middle Tennessee did not disappoint, as the Blue Raiders advanced to the “Sweet 16”        five different countries viewed the conference’s most recent soccer championship.
– marking the first time a Sun Belt school has made the round of 16 in volleyball.                Prominent Sun Belt alumni include United States Secretary of State Condoleezza
       The Sun Belt momentum continued in the sport of football as Florida Atlantic        Rice (Denver), NFL Hall of Fame football player “Mean” Joe Greene (North Texas),
defeated Memphis in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. The win marked the                  Arizona Diamondbacks All-Star baseball player Luis Gonzalez (South Alabama),
second consecutive season that a Sun Belt team has defeated its Conference USA             former member of the United States Senate and House of Representatives John
opponent as Troy defeated Rice in 2006.                                                    Breaux (Louisiana-Lafayette), country music superstar Tim McGraw (Louisiana-
       In men’s basketball, Western Kentucky University and South Alabama both             Monroe), and actor Andy Garcia (Florida International).
                                                                                                 The conference’s first 32 years have also produced numerous individual
received bids to the 2008 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament – the first the league
                                                                                           national champions along with Olympic track medalists including Earl Bell, Tom
has sent two teams to the “Big Dance’” since 1994. WKU’s 101-99 win over 14th
                                                                                           Hill and Al Joyner (Arkansas State), Hollis Conway (Louisiana-Lafayette), and
ranked Drake followed by a 72-63 win over San Diego made the Hilltoppers the first
                                                                                           Tayna Lawrence (Florida International). Old Dominion’s Anne Donovan received
Sun Belt team to reach the tournament’s “Sweet 16” since 1993.
                                                                                           the Naismith Trophy recognizing the nation’s top women’s basketball player in 1983,
       Despite losing more than half of the league’s All-Conference members from           helped the United States win the Olympic gold medal in 1984, and helped the Lady
2006-07, Sun Belt women’s basketball ranked in the top half (14th of 31) of the final       Monarchs capture the national championship in 1985 (one of eight women’s Final 4
league RPI rankings for the 10th consecutive year. In six of those 10 years, Sun Belt      appearances by Sun Belt schools: Old Dominion - 1983, 1985; WKU – 1985, 1986,
women’s basketball has placed in the national top 10 for RPI.                              1992; Louisiana Tech – 1994, 1998, 1999). Sun Belt teams have also participated
       There was no shortage of success in the Sun Belt’s spring sports in 2008 as         in the men’s NCAA Final 4 (UNC-Charlotte in 1977), the College World Series
well. In tennis, Florida International and Denver represented the Sun Belt in the          (Louisiana-Lafayette in 2000), the women’s College World Series (Louisiana-
NCAA Women’s Tennis Tournament – with the Pioneers advancing to the second                 Lafayette in 1993, 1995, 1996, 2003), and had 10 players selected in the first round
round. In men’s tennis, South Alabama and Denver represented the league in the             of the NBA Draft.
NCAA Tournament with USA advancing to the second round.                                          The Sun Belt Conference is led by Commissioner Wright Waters, who is
       Sun Belt golf was also well represented in postseason play as Middle                in his ninth full year as commissioner. He was named the conference’s fourth
Tennessee’s men’s team and Denver’s women’s team both reached the NCAA National            commissioner in February of 1999 following the tenures of Vic Bubas (1976-1990),
Championship. Both the Blue Raiders and Pioneers finished in the top ten of their           Jim Lessig (1990-1991), and Craig Thompson (1991-1998). The league’s annual all
regionals to advance to the final stage of the NCAAs.                                       sports champion is awarded the Vic Bubas Cup, named after the conference’s first
       The 2008 Sun Belt softball season saw Louisiana-Lafayette reach the Women’s         commissioner.
College World Series after defeating Houston in three games in the Super Regionals               The conference office has been headquartered in downtown New Orleans
and winning the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional by defeating East Carolina and in-               since 2000 after moving from suburban Metairie, La., where it had been based since
state rival LSU twice.                                                                     1991. Prior to moving to the “Big Easy,” the league was based in Tampa, Fla., from
       In baseball, the Sun Belt Conference has sent multiple teams to the NCAA            1977-1991. The original conference office was located in Charlotte, N.C., from
Tournament each year since 1988. The 20-year streak of having two or more teams            1976-77.




      www.SunBeltsport
      www.SunBeltsports.org
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                                            Sun Belt Membership
                                               (1976-present)
                            Institution (Years) ............................................................. No. of Yrs.
                            South Alabama (1976-pres.) ............................................................ 33
                            Western Kentucky (1982-pres.) ...................................................... 27
                            Jacksonville (1976-98) ....................................................................... 22
                            New Orleans (1976-80; 1991-pres.)................................................. 22
                            Arkansas-Little Rock (1991-pres.).................................................. 18
                            Arkansas State (1991-pres.) ........................................................... 18
                            Louisiana-Lafayette (1991-pres.) ................................................... 18
                            UNC Charlotte (1976-91) .................................................................. 15
                            South Florida (1976-91) .................................................................... 15
                            UAB (1979-91) ................................................................................. 12
                            Virginia Commonwealth (1979-91) .................................................. 12
                            Louisiana Tech (1991-2001) ............................................................. 10
                            Old Dominion (1982-1991) ................................................................ 9
                                Do

     Sun Belt TV Exposure   Florida International (1998-pres.) ................................................. 11
                            Denver (1999-pres.) ......................................................................... 10
                            Lamar (1991-98) ................................................................................. 7
                            Texas-Pan American (1991-98) .......................................................... 7
                            Texas-P
                            Middle Tennessee (2000-pres.) ......................................................... 9
                            M
                            North Texas (2000-pres.) ................................................................... 8
                            ULM (2001-pres.) .............................................................................. 8
                            Georgia State (1976-81) ...................................................................... 5
                            New Mexico State (2000-2005) .......................................................... 5
                            Idaho (fb only, 2001-04) ..................................................................... 4
                            Florida Atlantic (2004-pres.) ............................................................. 5
                            Troy (2004-pres.) ............................................................................... 5
                            Utah State (fb only, 2003-04) .............................................................. 2
                            Central Florida (1991-92) .................................................................... 1
                            Vanderbilt (men’s soccer, 1995) .......................................................... 1

                            Bold denotes current members. Evansville, Southern Illinois and
                            Missouri State began competing men’s swimming and diving in
                            2006-07 as affiliate members.




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                                    MEDIA RELATIONS
SPORTS INFORMATION OFFICE                                                          For the phone number to the teleconference please contact either
    The ULM athletic media relations office is located in Fant-Ewing                the ULM media relations department or the Sun Belt Conference.
Coliseum in Room 123 on the main floor next to the basketball ticket                     Coach Weatherbie will also be available on Wednesday’s
booth.                                                                             at 11:30 a.m. at the ULM Anna Gray Noe Alumni Center
                                                                                   a n d p r i o r t o p r a c t i c e o n M o n d a y t h r o u g h T h u r s d a y.
PLAYER INTERVIEWS                                                                       Coach Weatherbie does his best to fill all media requests, including
     Interviews with ULM players are encouraged, but must be                       phone interviews. Please call Adam Prendergast to set up all interviews.
requested and arranged through the ULM media relations office.
     This policy is not intended to limit media access to players.                 GAMEDAY PARKING
It is intended to ensure to the fullest degree that members of                         Please contact the ULM media relations department for parking
the media get needed interviews in a timely and convenient                         passes.
manner for both the media member and the player involved.
     Two players (based on class schedule) will be made available at               CREDENTIALS
the weekly Wednesday press conference. Players will also be made                        CREDENTIALS: Requests for working media credentials
available prior to practice, Monday through Wednesday of each                      must be made on company letterhead and faxed or emailed to Adam
week; PLAYERS ARE OFF LIMITS AFTER WEDNESDAY.                                      Prendergast (318-342-5464; prendergast@ulm.edu) in the media
     Phone interviews can be set up by contacting the ULM media                    relations office by the Wednesday of game week. Media may request
relations department. For the privacy and safety of the student-                   a season-long credential by following the same steps prior to the
athletes, player phone numbers will not be released to the media.
                                                                                   beginning of the season.
Dorm Rooms, Apartments, Locker Rooms and Training Rooms                                 -- Credentials are granted to authorized working press, NFL
     Player rooms, apartments, locker room and the training room                   scouts, ULM approved officials and game management personnel
are off-limits to everyone except staff. Interviews will be conducted              only.
on the field or in the Scogin Room inside Malone Stadium.                               -- With the exception of Warhawk beat reporters covering the
                                                                                   team on a daily basis for daily reports, all credentials are approved
                                                                                   and issued on a game-by-game basis.
PRACTICES
                                                                                        -- Media organization identification and the name of the media
       All practices are open to the media and general public
u n l e s s o t h e r w i s e a n n o u n c e d . H o w e v e r, P R E - G A M E   members covering the game for that outlet are required for every
WALKTHROUGHS ARE CLOSED TO ALL MEDIA.                                              credential.
                                                                                        -- Credentials are non-transferable. Media members altering
COACH INTERVIEWS                                                                   their original request should provide written notification to the media
   ULM head coach Charlie Weatherbie is available on his                           relations office of any changes at least 24 hours in advance of the
weekly Sun Belt Teleconference at 10:56 a.m. Monday morning.                       particular game.


                                          ULM MEDIA RELATIONS STAFF
                                                                                                                        Adam Prendergast
                                                                                                                Director of Media Relations
                                                                                   Office: ............................................................................318-342-5463
                                                                                   Cell: ................................................................................318-953-4234
                                                                                   E-Mail: ............................................................... prendergast@ulm.edu

                                                                                                                              Jeff Hendrix
                                                                                                      Assistant Director of Media Relations
                                                                                   Office: ............................................................................318-342-5462
                                                                                   Cell: ................................................................................318-450-8317
                                                                                   Email:...................................................................... jhendrix@ulm.edu
  Adam Prendergast              Jeff Hendrix             Steven Schauer
     Director of              Assistant Director of       Media Relations                                                  Steven Schauer
    Media Relations             Media Relations          Graduate Assistant                             Media Relations Graduate Assistant
                                                                                   Office: ............................................................................318-342-5461
                                                                                   Cell: ............................................................................... 920-471-9896
                                                                                   Email:............................................................................................TBA
    MAILING/SHIPPING ADDRESSES
                                                                                   Fax: ................................................................................318-342-5464
                                   MAIL
                            ULM Media Relations                                    The media relations office is located in room 123 of Fant-Ewing Coliseum.
                             308 Warhawk Way
                           Monroe, La. 71209-4108

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MEDIA RELATIONS
particular game.
      -- ULM and the NCAA prohibits the                                   WARHAWK MEDIA GUIDELINES
issuance of press credentials to representatives
of any organization that regularly publishes or    - Interviews with any staff member or player should be scheduled through the athletic media relations
otherwise promotes the advertising of “tout        staff. To schedule interviews with coaches, staff members or players, please contact Adam Prendergast,
sheets” or “tip sheets,” or other advertising      318-342-5463.
designed to encourage gambling on collegiate
sporting events.                                   - Home numbers for players and coaches will not be provided and players have been told not to
      -- Space in the press box and on the         accept calls from anyone asking football-related questions without prior notice from the media
sideline for photographers and video is            relations office. Please do not contact a player or coach without arranging the interview through the
                                                   media relations office.
limited. Credentials are allotted based on the
following priority guidelines:
                                                   - We ask that you do not arrive unannounced at the football office, Malone Stadium or dining hall to
1. Originating television and radio personnel      interview a player or coach without arranging it through the media relations office. Media members
involved in a live broadcast.                      will be escorted to interviews and to the football office by a member of the media relations office.
2. Daily newspapers covering for next-
day publication, wire services and national
                                                   as soon as possible following the completion        courtesy lines for visiting radio. The visiting
publications, ULM web site partners and
                                                   of the game. A member of the ULM media              radio booth is located on the press box level
visiting university web site partners
                                                   relations staff will collect player and coach       of Malone Stadium. Take the elevator to the
3. Non-originating radio and television
                                                   requests with SIX MINUTES REMAINING                 PB level and turn left.
personnel reporting on the game.                                                                            MEDIA COVERING ULM ON
                                                   IN THE FOURTH QUARTER.
NOTE: Only local radio stations with a full-            The press box elevator will be held with       THE ROAD: Media members wishing to
time sports director conducting a sports show      FIVE MINUTES REMAINING IN THE                       cover ULM on the road must contact Adam
on a daily basis receive consideration for         GAME for media to go down to the field.              Prendergast BY SUNDAY PRIOR TO THE
credentials.                                            WIRELESS INTERNET: Wireless                    GAME or contact the host school.
4. National web site reporters writing for         internet is provided free of charge to all
post-game postings on network or historically      media.                                              DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES
printed publication web sites.                          TELEPHONES: There are several                       ULM provides a digital photographer
5. Officially recognized ULM student                phones available in press box. Phone lines for      work area in the press box. Please ask a
newspapers, publications and news outlets.         radio are available for use. To get an outside      member of the ULM media relations office
6. ULM-approved publications covering              line, you must dial “9” and then the number.        for assistance locating a spot.
ULM on an exclusive basis.                         Please contact Adam Prendergast to reserve a
7. Non-daily newspapers or publications            phone line or lines for radio 72 hours before       PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES
reporting on the game.                             the game you wish to cover.                              High-quality photographs and video clips
                                                        MEDIA SEATING: Media seating                   are available through ULM’s media relations
COVERING THE GAME                                  charts will be posted in the elevator, and          office. To request photographs of current and
     MEDIA ENTRANCE/WILL CALL:                     throughout the press box level. Please refer        former ULM football players, contact Adam
Media members are to enter and leave Malone        to these charts for your seat.                      Prendergast.
Stadium through the main doors on Stadium               VISITING RADIO: ULM provides two
Drive. All media must report to the press box
before going on the sideline.
     PRESS BOX / POST GAME
INTERVIEWS: The ULM press box is
located on the top floor of Malone Stadium.
Take the elevator up to the PB level and turn
right. All working press are provided with
games notes, statistics, flip cards, media
guides, rosters and stats during the game.
Final game stat books will be distributed in
the post-game media room and in the press
box.
     Post-game interviews will take place in
the Scogin Room on the first floor of Malone
Stadium. NO INTERVIEWS WILL TAKE
PLACE ON THE FIELD, UNLESS
GRANTED BY DIRECTOR OF MEDIA
RELATIONS ADAM PRENDERGAST.
     Head coach Charlie Weatherbie, selected
coaches and players will be made available
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                                            MEDIA RELATIONS
                                                                                                   Sun Belt Coaches’
                                                                                                    Teleconference
                                                                                                               Every Monday
                                                                                                           10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

                                                                                   10:30 a.m.           Sun Belt Announcements
                                                                                   10:32 a.m.           Howard Schnellenberger, FAU
                                                                                   10:38 a.m.           Mario Cristobal, FIU
                                                                                   10:44 a.m.           Steve Roberts, Arkansas State
                                                                                   10:50 a.m.           Rickey Bustle, Louisiana-Lafayette
                                                                                   10:56 a.m.           Charlie Weatherbie, ULM
                                                                                   11:02 a.m.           Rick Stockstill, Middle Tennessee
                                                                                   11:08 a.m.           Todd Dodge, North Texas
                                                                                   11:14 a.m.           Larry Blakeney, Troy
                                                                                   11:20 a.m.           SBC Commissioner Wright Waters

                                                                                   For call in number please contact ULM director of Media Relations Adam
                                                                                   Prendergast, 318-342-5463, or Sun Belt associate commissioner for
               WARHAWK RADIO NETWORK                                               communications John McElwain, 504-299-9066 (ext. 215).

Live audio for all of ULM’s games will be available on the official web site        This is a MEDIA ONLY service.
of the ULM Warhawks ULMAthletics.com. In addition, ULM Athletics is
proud to continue its video streaming service Warhawks All-Access. Fans          All of ULM’s 2008 Football Games will be broadcast live on the
unable to attend all home games and select road games will be able to            radio on K104.1 FM. Longtime voice of the Warhawks Frank
watch all of the action from the comfort of their home on ULMAthletics.          Hoffmann returns to the booth for his 32nd season to perform the
com.                                                                             play-by-play duties.

Packages are available on a monthly basis for only $8.95 or for 12 months
for only $59.95.


                                               WARHAWK MEDIA OUTLETS

 NEWSPAPERS                                         New Orleans Times-Picayune                           RADIO
 The News Star                                      Doug Tatum, Sports Editor                            The Radio People (flagship)
 Paul Letlow, Sports Editor                         Ted Lewis, Beat Writer                               Cory Crowe, Program Director
 411 North 4th St., Monroe, LA 71201                3800 Howard Ave., New Orleans, LA 70125              P.O. Box 4808, Monroe, LA 71203
 Office: (318) 362-0294                               Office: (504) 826-3300                                 Office: (318) 388-2323
 Fax: 362-0279                                      Fax: 826-3401                                        Fax: 322-6936
 www.thenewsstar.com
                                                    ULM Hawkeye (Campus Weekly)                          ESPN 97.7 FM
 Ouachita Citizen (Weekly)                          University of Louisiana at Monroe                    Sean Fox, Program Director
 Joe Durham, Sports Editor                          Office: (318) 342-5457                                 P.O. Box 430, Ruston, LA 71270
 810 Natchitoches St., West Monroe, LA 71291        Fax: 342-5452                                        Office: (318) 255-5000
 Office: (318) 322-3161                                                                                    Fax: 255-5084
 Fax: 325-2285                                      ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                                    Mary Foster                                          KXUL-FM
 Alexandria Town-Talk                               1515 Poydras, Suite 2500                             University of Louisiana at Monroe
 Randy Benson, Sports Editor                        New Orleans, LA 70112                                Stubbs Hall, Monroe, LA 71201
 1201 Third St., Alexandria, LA 71306               Office: (800) 662-7717                                 Office: (318) 342-5660
 Office: (318) 487-6353                               Fax: (504) 586-0531                                  Fax: 342-5664
 Fax: 487-6315
                                                    TELEVISION                                           NATIONAL MEDIA
 Shreveport Times                                   KNOE-TV 8 (CBS)                                      CBSSports.com
 Scott Ferrell, Sports Editor                       Aaron Dietrich, Sports Director                      2220 W. Cypress Creek Rd.
 222 Lake St., Shreveport, LA 71101                 Mark Wethington, Neema Yazdani                       Fr. Lauderdale, FL 33309
 Office: (318) 459-3300                               P.O. Box 4067, Monroe, LA 71201                      www.cbssports.com / 913-397-6029
 Fax: 459-3301                                      Office: (318) 388-8888, ext. 274
                                                    Fax: 325-3405                                        ESPN
 Baton Rouge Advocate                                                                                    ESPN Sports Plaza
 Butch Muir, Sports Editor                          KTVE-TV 10 (NBC)                                     Bristol, CT 06010
 525 Lafayette St., Baton Rouge, LA 70801           Phil Orben, Sports Director                          www.espn.com / 860-585-2000
 Office: (225) 383-1111                               Rob Neagli
 Fax: 388-0318                                      200 Pavilion Rd. West Monroe, LA 71292               Sports Illustrated
                                                    Phone (318) 323-1972, ext. 151                       Time & Life Building -- Rockefeller Center
                                                    Fax 807-0588                                         New York, NY 10020
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