News | September 2019

Two upcoming events will offer Lafayette school board candidates a forum and raise community awareness about the needs of local students and families impacted by adverse childhood experiences.

Adverse childhood experiences are defined as traumatic events occurring before age 18. ACEs include all types of abuse and neglect as well as parental mental illness, substance use, divorce, incarceration and domestic violence.

On Wednesday, September 18 One Acadiana, UL Lafayette and KATC will host the five candidates for Lafayette Mayor-President in a forum at the Acadiana Center for the Arts.

The forum will be broadcast on KATC on Wednesday beginning at 7:00 pm.

One Acadiana President and CEO Troy Wayman joined GMA to discuss the televised forum.

The public is invited to attend the event to hear from all five candidates on their vision for the City of Lafayette and the Parish.

The Chicken Salad Chick concept, born in Auburn, Ala., was established in 2008 in the kitchen of founder, Stacy Brown. When Stacy discovered that the local county health department would not allow her to continue making and selling her delicious recipes out of her home kitchen, she overcame that obstacle by launching her first restaurant with the business expertise of her future husband and fellow founder, Kevin Brown. Together, they opened a small takeout restaurant, which quickly grew; the company now has more than 120 restaurants across 14 states.

One Acadiana hosted a luncheon today featuring University of Louisiana System President and CEO Jim Henderson to announce the launch of their new Complete LA initiative.

Complete LA aims to re-engage Louisianians who have some college credit, but no degree.

The program aligns with One Acadiana's 55 by 25 initiative by providing support to adults who are considering returning to college to earn a bachelor's degree.

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