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May 25, 2006

Memorial bench honors longtime employee

In remembrance of longtime employee Teresa Gentry, ULM has dedicated a bench in her honor, located near the Alumni Center.

The black iron bench, which features a gold name plate, pays tribute to Gentry who died at age 50 on Jan. 25, 2006. An alum and 14-year employee of ULM, Gentry was a dedicated supporter of ULM, said Camile Currier, associate dean of student services. Gentry served as the administrative coordinator in Recreational Services.

“She and her husband Wayne are both ULM graduates, her daughter Kristal is an alum and current ULM employee, and her son Richard is a student here,” he said. “Teresa was maroon and gold through and through. She had a tremendous work ethic and always had the university’s best interest at heart.”

The memorial bench is a meaningful contribution that adds to the beauty of ULM’s campus, said Nancy Davis, administrative coordinator for Alumni Relations and longtime friend of Gentry’s.

“We have 13 benches that we would like to replace someday. It’s a wonderful way to remember friends of ULM,” she said.

For more information about memorials, please call the Alumni Center at 342-5420.

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