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Contact: Christine Payton June 29, 2010
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu
 
BeauSoleil Gift 
 
UL LAFAYETTE’S TEAM BEAUSOLEIL GETS $30K DONATION

Dr. Geoff Gjertson, team leader for the BeauSoleil Louisiana Solar Home, accepted a $30,000 donation from the Louisiana Associated General Contractors. The donation came from the LAGC’s Education Trust Fund. Team BeauSoleil competed in the 2009 Solar Decathlon against team from across the globe. They placed first in market viability and first in people’s choice. Pictured from left are Scott Hines, area manager for the LAGC; Robert “Popie” Billeaud, president of JB Mouton Inc., Dr. Gordon Brooks, dean of the College of the Arts; Dr. Robert McKinney, professor and director of UL Lafayette’s School of Architecture and Design; and Dr. Geoff Gjertson, associate professor of architecture and Team BeauSoleil leader.



About UL Lafayette
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is the second largest university in the state, with over 16,000 students. It ’s a public institution that awards bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. It includes diverse offerings from the humanities to scientific research and leads the nation in areas like computer science, biology and nursing. Its student-athletes – Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns – compete in NCAA Division I, the highest level of collegiate competition.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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