Insights from @TulaneYvette

Dear Friends,
Beads on Broadway 2015

Once again Tulane alumni have been out and about networking and representing our university all over the country. The seventh annual Beads on Broadway event was a hit in New York. More than 500 alumni and friends turned out to hear from President Mike Fitts and socialize among the Tulane network. View more photos from the event here.

Crawfish is a common denominator for Tulanians and our alumni chapter crawfish boils are in full swing. Here on campus, we put away 20,000 pounds of crawfish at the ninth annual Crawfest, one of the largest student-run college festivals Alumni Crawfish Boilsin the country. Plans are already underway for next year's 10th anniversary Crawfest.You can catch a glimpse of this year's event in this video.

Finally, a big congratulations to our outstanding alumni honored at last weekend's awards gala at the National WWII Museum. Louis and Richard Freeman received the Dermot McGlinchey Lifetime Achievement Award.The university has long been grateful for their contributions. Other worthy honorees include Distinguished Alumnus Col. Douglas G. Hurley, USMC, Ret., Marsha S.Firestone, Ph.D, professional achievement awardee, Louis Freeman, Richard Freeman and President FittsAnthony “Tony” Recasner, Ph.D., recipient of the Scott Cowen Service Award and Edward J. Crawford IV, who received the Robert V. Tessaro Young Alumnus Volunteer Award. The Outstanding Alumni Club of the Year award went to the Tulane Club of Washington, D.C.

It's hard to believe this academic year is almost over! Next month I will share photos from commencement featuring keynote speaker Maya Rudolph. We will be streaming it live on beginning at 9 a.m. on May 16. 


Yvette Jones
Executive Vice President for University Relations and Development