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Contact: Christine Payton Feb. 1, 2007
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu
Pictured: Krewe of Roux Queen Blair Broussard and King Conan Moody
King and Queen of Krewe of Roux 2007Who said that Mardi Gras needed to be kicked off with traditional colors of purple, green and gold?

All Lafayette needs is red, white and hundreds of University of Louisiana at Lafayette students to get the season started right, and that is what they plan to do February 3, at 1:30 p.m.

The Krewe of Roux parade, presided over by King Conan Moody and Queen Blair Broussard, will begin at East Lewis Street on the UL Lafayette campus and roll to the Cajundome.

David Barry, dean of Liberal Arts, was selected as this year's Grand Marshal.

On parade day, student are invited to a tailgate party near Fraternity Row in anticipation of the double header Men's and Women's basketball games versus the University of New Orleans. Free food, drinks and live entertainment by Dollar Short will be provided as well as an appearance by Cupid.

Joelle Boudreaux, UPC events chair, said this event is similar to Lagniappe Week and Homecoming in that it involves the outside community as well.

“ It is a good time to get the community and the University community together and blend them for a good time,” Boudreaux said.

The King, Queen, Maids and Dukes were nominated to be members of the court by the student organizations. They were selected by king cake. The man and woman who got the baby in their slice were then named King and Queen.

Moody is a computer science junior from Eunice while Broussard is a public relations senior from Carencro.

Moody, representing his nominating organization UPC Executive Board, is also a member of Pi Kappa Alpha and is a Sciences Senator with the Student Government Association. He is also a member of the Association for Computing and Machinery.

Broussard was nominated by the Association of Future Alumni. She is also a member of UPC traditions, Circle K, President of Public Relations Student Society of America and Sigma Gamma Mu.

The King and Queen will be accompanied by Dukes and Maids, Justin Dugas, Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity; Derek Vallee and Mindy Boudreaux, Newman Club; Wesley Thornton, UPC Spirit Committee; Brittany DuBois, UPC Executive Board; Wayne Turner and Tyra Underwood, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority; Brennan Castille and Bobbi Brown, Beta Alpha Psi; Blake Cormier, Association of Future Alumni; Dustin Domangue and Tori Howze, UPC Traditions Committee; Marc Peltier and Kaelyn Hebert, Ragin' Cheerleaders; Kyle Lavergne and Lauren Scharfenstein, Ragin' Jazz; Cris Craton and Meridith Wiles, Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Leo Tucker and Karla Leveque, Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity; Brandon Lewis and Evalyn Davis, Alpha Phi Alpha; Mack Fair and Sydni Williams, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; Trey Schmaltz and Mallory Broussard, UPC Events Committee; Jamey Arnette and Hannah Gerard, Student Orientation Staff; Murali Krishna and Surajat Ade-salu, International Student Council; Raymond Boudreaux and Megan Broussard, Student Government Association.

Document last revised Thursday, February 1, 2007 9:22 AM

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