Carly Littell, a native of Youngsville, has been named the Spring 2012 outstanding graduate for the Department of Marketing and Hospitality at UL Lafayette. Completing her undergraduate degree program with a 3.92 grade point average, Littell will receive her bachelor of science degree in business administration with a major in marketing in May.
In addition to maintaining an outstanding grade point average throughout her college career at UL, Carly Littell has been very active in university and community service initiatives. A recipient of the Vincent Cangelosi Endowed Quantitative Management Scholarship, Littell has consistently been recognized on the dean’s list, the president’s list and at the university’s Honors Convocation. A former Ragin’ Cajun cheerleader, Littell is also a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and has served in numerous leadership positions in the organization. She has been the recipient of the Greek Affairs Outstanding Academic Excellence award for four years.
Littell has been an active member of Alpha Lambda Delta honor society and Pi Sigma Epsilon fraternity, Gamma Chi Chapter, a collegiate chapter of a professional sales organization. She competed as a member of the team of UL marketing majors who took top honors in the regional Bayou Sales Challenge at Nicholls State University in the fall of 2011. Additionally, Littell placed second overall in the individual sales competition at the event. Her community service includes work with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and the Diocese of Lafayette.
Upon graduation, Littell plans to pursue a master’s degree and to obtain a real estate license. She aspires to work as a marketing communications manager.
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.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.