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Antoine Joseph “A.J.” Antoine – Science Education, 1951; M.Ed., 1962

Antoine Joseph “A.J.” Antoine

B.S.  1951     Science Education

M.Ed. 1962  Adm. & Supv. Education – Minor Science

            I remember when SLI played football in the Camelia Bowl here in Lafayette at McNaspy Stadium on Thanksgiving Day against Hardin and Simmons University. SLI won the game by a three point field goal kicked by a lineman, Donald Petit. This was a 40-yard goal. I don’t remember the exact date of this football game, but it was probably in the late 40’s.

I remember big name bands ( dance bands ) came to SLI to play for student body dances. Some of those big name dance bands included Tex Beneke, Gene Krupa, Glen Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, etc.

I remember several outstanding professors in both undergraduate and graduate school, namely  Dr. Ray Authement in Math;  Dr. Ed Stueben in Human Anatomy; Dr. John McCampbell in Geology; Dr. Leon Beasley in Education  Dr. Walter Robinette in Education;  Dr. Howard Turner in Educational Research; Dr. Aycock in Educational Philosophy; Dean Glynn Abel in student personnel; Mrs. B. Hait in English; and Dr. Hosea Phillips in French.

I remember taking a graduate math course (Math 411: Modern Abstract Algebra) with Dr. Ray Authement during summer school (about 1958) as a recipient of a National Science Foundation Grant.  Dr. Authement would spend every afternoon during this Summer session tutoring anyone who needed help in this subject, free  of charge.

I also remember the little cafe’ on St. Mary Boulevard, across the street from Montgomery Hall called “Hicks” where we had lunch very often. Plate lunches were 35 cents and an extra slice of bread was 5 cents. “Hicks” was a common hang-out for many students before and after classes.  Food and drinks were available and students cashed checks.

A.J. Antoine