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September 25, 2009

ULM students are “Hometown Hawks”

The Hometown Hawks, a ULM student organization, recently announced its selection of members.

Hometown Hawks is a volunteer-based service organization for ULM students where the students themselves act as recruiters at their former high schools.

Though there are no regular meetings, Hometown Hawks members are required to return to their hometown high school to speak to students about ULM. The Office of Recruitment and Admissions also tailgates at local high school football games in September and Hometown Hawk members are also required to attend at those twice.

“ULM students can sometimes connect better with high school students than our own recruiters,” Brooke Taylor, an event planner at ULM and advisor for the Hometown Hawks, said. “They can tell them about their own experiences here and all the great changes taking place.”

Students must have at least a 2.3 GPA and submit an essay to be accepted into the organization.

Sixty-two ULM students from around Louisiana and surrounding states comprise the Hometown Hawks for the 2009-2010 academic year.

“I have found that the Hometown Hawks love getting the opportunity to return to their high school and share their experience here at ULM,” Taylor said. “This organization is a unique way that we have found to promote ULM.”

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