For the first time ever in the event’s 80-year history, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s homecoming court group consisted of 10 members, which included men as well as women.
This impressive group showcased the brightest of UL Lafayette’s student leaders, athletes and scholars, according to UL Lafayette’s University Program Council.
The 2018 Homecoming Court included the following:
Claire Carriere, a native of Lafayette. Carriere is a senior majoring in organizational communication. She is the daughter of Wendy Reaux and Chad Carriere, and was nominated by the Beacon Club.
Carriere has made a large impact on our campus, serving as Beacon Club President, a Peer Mentor, Delta Delta Delta sorority, and the LIFE Program. Claire strives to educate the community on what it means to be differently abled, and would describe herself as resilient, motherly, and a little extra.
Carriere is escorted by Kaleb Moore from DeRidder. Moore, a senior majoring in political science, is the son of Joey and Ronald Moore, and was nominated by the Young Americans for Liberty.
Kaleb has striven to make his mark both at UL Lafayette and in the political sphere, serving as the Young Americans for Liberty Louisiana State Chair, as a member of the Philadelphia Society, and as Student Government Association Justice.
Vickie Lynne Jacquet from Port Arthur, Texas. Jacquet is a junior majoring in mass communications. She is the daughter of Jonathan and Vickie Jacquet and was nominated by the Black Women Leadership Association. Vickie has been recognized for her loyalty to UL Lafayette, being named the Black Women Leadership Association’s President, a Resident Assistant, on the Student Orientation Staff, and the Community Outreach Mentorship Program.
Jacquet is escorted by Benjamin Messner from Lafayette. Messner, a junior majoring in English, is the son of Nick and Stacey Savoy and Blake Messner, and was nominated by the Student Leadership Council.
Messner has been on the Student Orientation Staff, Student Government Association, Student Leadership Council, Sigma Chi Fraternity, and the Interfraternity Council.
Erica Stewart from Houston, Texas. Erica is a junior majoring in electrical engineering. She is the daughter of Jacqueline and Allen Stewart and was nominated by Ragin’ Cajuns Women’s Track and Field. Erica has served as a UL Lafayette Engineer Ambassador, the National Society of Black Engineers, New Hope Tutor, and an intern for Chevron.
Stewart is escorted Jacob Lemeunier from Lafayette. Lemeunier, a senior majoring in finance, is the son of Nock and Jennifer LeMeunier and was nominated by Sigma Chi Fraternity. Jacob has served in many positions within his fraternity, a member of the Pride of Acadiana Marching Band, Student Government Association, and a Peer Mentor.
Rebecca Foley from Coral Springs, Florida. Foley is a graduate student pursuing her master’s of business administration. She is the daughter of Donna & Brett Schroy and John & Sheila Foley. She was nominated by Ragin Cajuns Women’s Soccer. Rebecca is a founding Member of Cypress Communications PR firm, is Captain of the UL Women’s Soccer Team, and will be a double UL Lafayette alum as she has already earned her bachelor’s in strategic communications.
Foley is escorted by Jonathan Adams from Opelousas. Adams, a junior majoring in political science, is the son of Theresa and Donald Adams and was nominated by the Association of Future Alumni. Jonathan has served as the Association of Future Alumni Executive Director, on the Student Government Association, and the Student Orientation Staff.
2018 Homecoming Queen: Rachel Margaret Lautigar from Bastrop. Lautigar a junior double majoring in political science and history, is the daughter of Scott Lautigar and Delene and Jamie Rawls, and was nominated by Young Americans for Liberty. Rachel is an Executive Board member of Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society, serves as the Chief Justice for the Student Government Association, and is the current president of the Pulse Campus Ministry.
2018 Homecoming King: Dominique Williams from Lafayette. Williams,a Junior majoring in business management, is the son of Christopher and Bonita Williams, and was nominated by Ragin’ Cajun Men’s Track and Field. Dominique has made an impressive mark on UL’s campus as both a student athlete and a student leader serving as the Student Athlete Advisory Committee president, the Association of Future Alumni, and is a Sun Belt Conference Ambassador.