Happy Thanksgiving: Some of our AN Blessings + the meaning of Thanksgiving
The Athletic Network Humbly Gives Thanks For Our Many Blessings
Please consider the following as some of our special blessings:
Our staff who provide competence and dedication to our mission and the captains networks for each sport and support group who assist in a myriad of tasks;
The former athletes and support group members, who in 2017, wrote Living Memorials and/or provided financial support for the tributes for some of our outstanding coaches;
Our former/current athletes and support groups who provide excellent information for their profiles and who bring honor to the university both on and off the field;
Our FAN network who arm themselves with current and historical information and who help spread the word about www.athleticnetwork.net to the Cajun Nation;
Our host, Firefly Digital, who has been with us since the beginning in 2002, always providing their wonderful professional service;
Our sponsors, whose support and dedication to the university provide funding for the AN so our mission can be accomplished without university funds;
Those mutual links friends of the AN, both on and off campus, who share our mission;
The athletic department staff and coaches who provide assistance so former athletes may become connected with the AN;
The media who provides us with timely stories on our former and current athletes and support group members and help us inform others about the mission of the Athletic Network;
The many departments at the university who assist in many ways - Advancement Services, Development Office, Alumni Association, Scholarship Office, Louisiana Room (Dupre' Library), Foundation, Human Resources - just to name a few;
The hundreds of loyal Cajun fans who work behind the scenes for the success of Ragin' Cajuns Reunions and Special Events (and the appointment of Melissa Minton to the Athletic staff to coordinate special events);
The wonderful student workers with whom the AN has been blessed over the years (including new student assistant Noah Morley);
Those coaching staffs and their former athletes who have taken the initiative to host a reunion of their former athletes;
Our loyal visitors to the AN, whose communications are appreciated. The AN is stronger and more relevant because of them;
Our families who enrich our lives in many ways as we follow our dreams of offering special support to the Athletic Department and the University; and
Our Lord and Savior who keeps us healthy and energized so we may fulfill our mission.
May all of you have a Happy Thanksgiving and may you and your loved ones have reasons for being thankful.
Peace, Dr. Ed Dugas
June 17, 2015 Athletic Network Staff Meeting. Seated L-R: Ethan Duhon, Student Assistant; Bruce Brown, Spotlight Feature Writer; Kim Taraba, Published News; Standing: John Dugas, Webmaster and Coordinator; Don Blair, Athletic Network Facebook; David Faber, Assistant to Webmaster; Dr. Ed Dugas, Research Coordinator.
The meaning of Thanksgiving Day
November 15, 2013 American Enterprise Institute website
Thanksgiving is a venerable and much beloved American holiday. But what do we celebrate on Thanksgiving? This collection of stories, speeches, and songs examines the meaning of Thanksgiving Day, with selections by American authors such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Jack London, Langston Hughes, Sarah Orne Jewett and O. Henry, to name just a few.
Click here for page on American Enterprise Institute Website
For more stories, speeches, and songs, or to learn more about the What So Proudly We Hail project, head to www.WhatSoProudlyWeHail.org.