Two Lafayette campuses that are part of the Louisiana Community & Technical College System were among 17 statewide to grow enrollment, according to the latest rankings of the fasted growing two-year public institutions nationwide by Community College Week, a magazine that bills itself as “the independent voice covering community, technical and junior colleges.”
South Louisiana Community College jumped into the “2,500 to 4,999” enrollment category for the first time, ranking 12 out of 50 schools with a 19.9 percent enrollment increase from fall 2007 to fall 2008, when 2,944 students were enrolled. Louisiana Technical College’s Lafayette campus, meanwhile, ranked 35th in the “less than 2,500” enrollment category, growing 16.2 percent in the same time period. LTC-Lafayette’s enrollment in fall 2008 was 1,126 students.
LTC-Oakdale was named the fastest-growing two-year public institution nationwide among schools with an enrollment of fewer than 2,500 students.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.