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Contact: Christine Payton Sept. 22, 2011
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu
Bragging rights are being handed out for UL Lafayette’s Wear Red Day competition held Sept. 2.

Matt Tarver, assistant director for trademark licensing at UL Lafayette, said close to 100 entries were received this year.

“ For six years, the university and the community have been celebrating Wear Red Day and each year we’ve seen a continued increase in participation,” said Tarver. “It’s always fun to see how businesses and schools decorate and show their university pride.”

UL Lafayette invites local businesses and schools to celebrate the positive impact the university has had on the development of Acadiana through Wear Red Day. The day also serves as a reminder to wear red every Friday in support of the university.

For the photo contest, participants submit photos of employees and students wearing red. Businesses and schools also decorate in red and submit photos.

The 2011 winners in each category include:

LaFamille Hair Salon, Small Business
Gachassin Law Firm, Medium Business
Lafayette Consolidated Govt., Large Business
Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, Spirit Award
Lafayette General Medical Center, Sign Award
• Our Lady of Fatima, School Spirit Award
College of Nursing, Campus Award.

Award winners placing second in each category include:

Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, Small Business
Townsquare Media, Medium Business
Lafayette General Medical Center, Large Business
McDonald’s, Spirit Award
Olde Tyme Grocery, Sign Award
• Broadmoor Elementary, School Spirit Award
AmeriCorps, Campus Award.

In addition to the photo contest this year, the university community renamed a portion of Rex Street to Wear Red Avenue.

“ We designated this significant part of campus to honor all past and present students, faculty, staff and fans,” said Tarver.


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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