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1970s

David Brumfield ‘79, David Brumfield ‘79 (computer science) was honored by New Orleans CityBusiness as a Health Care Hero for his volunteer work at St. Tammany Parish Hospital.

David Brumfield ‘79, David Brumfield ‘79 (computer science) was honored by New Orleans CityBusiness as a Health Care Hero for his volunteer work at St. Tammany Parish Hospital.

Raymond Brandt ’69 (accounting), M.B.A. ’72, J.D. ’79, will reign as king of Argus parade in Metairie, La., for Mardi Gras 2013.

Kathy Beauford '69, M.S. '79, Lt. Col. Kathy Beauford ’69 (secondary education), M.S. ’79, Director of External Aerospace Education for the Civil Air Patrol Pontchartrain Composite Squadron, won the Frank G. Brewer Memorial Aerospace Education Award and the Aerospace Education Officer of the Year Award. She was also presented with the Lt. Col. Red Sevin CAP Award of Excellence and the Commander’s Personal Award, bringing her total number of aerospace education awards to 36.

Lt. Col. Kathy Beauford ’69 (secondary education), M.Ed. ’79 (educational media), CAP, won the prestigious Frank G. Brewer Lifetime Achievement Award for the Southwest Region of the Civil Air Patrol, naming her as one of the top 8 aerospace educators in the nation. She has been a member of the Civil Air Patrol for 23 years. She is robotics project manager and director of external aerospace education for Louisiana Wing, and a navigator for Search and Rescue both on aircrew and ground teams.

Dr. Louis Barbier ’79, Dr. Louis Barbier ’79 (physics) recently became the NASA associate chief scientist.

The Hon. Terry Alarcon, J.D. ’79, joined Chaffe McCall’s New Orleans, La., office. Terry serves as Of Counsel and practices in the firm’s government and white collar criminal practice group. He previously served as chief judge of the 41st Judicial District Criminal Court.

Dena Olivier ’78 (accounting), New Orleans, La., was named to New Orleans CityBusiness’ “Women of the Year 2012” list.

Mary Lee “Missie” McGuire ’78 (physical education), New Orleans, La., was named to New Orleans CityBusiness’ “Women of the Year 2012” list.

William Langenstein, J.D. '78, William Langenstein, J.D. '78, has been elected to the board of directors for Greater New Orleans Inc.

Jane Kreusler-Walsh, J.D. ’78, North Palm Beach, Fla., known by her peers as “The Appellate Queen,” celebrated her firm, Kreusler-Walsh, Compiani & Vargas, P.A., being honored in the business category at the Athena Awards. The award is presented to women who make a difference in the community, excel in their professions, and make the time to mentor other women.

Eddie Bravo ’78 (physical education), Eddie Bravo ’78 (physical education), Metairie, La., St. Aloysius football and basketball standout and longtime high school and NFL official, was inducted into Ye Olde College Inn’s New Orleans High School Sports Hall of Fame.

Mark Surprenant, J.D. ’77, New Orleans, La., received The Times-Picayune Loving Cup for 2012 for his pro bono legal work and public service.

Mark Surprenant, J.D. ’77, Mark Surprenant, J.D. ’77, an adjunct professor of law at Loyola and the president of the New Orleans Bar Association, will be honored with the Glass Honoree award at the 73rd annual meeting of the Louisiana State Bar Association in June. The award recognizes his extensive pro bono work and volunteerism. He is a partner with Adams and Reese in New Orleans, where he serves as liaison partner of the Pro Bono Services Committee.

Mark Surprenant, J.D. ’77, New Orleans, La., and U.S. District Judge Jay Zainey founded SOLACE, the Supporters of Lawyers/Legal Personnel All Concern Encouraged, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary of helping legal personnel connect with one another in times of crisis. SOLACE has more than 7,700 members in Louisiana and has become a model for programs in 11 states and Puerto Rico.

Mark Surprenant, J.D. ’77, Mark Surprenant, J.D. ’77, New Orleans, La., received the Distinguished Donor Award from The Pro Bono Project for his consistent and increasing personal donations every year, time commitment, and overall volunteerism within the organization. He has held every title within The Pro Bono Project, from case handler to committee member, and he ultimately rose to board chair in 2008.

Carlos “Chuck” Sabadie, Jr. ’77 (instrumental music), was sworn in as a new member of the Northshore Harbor Center board of commissioners on Oct. 9, 2012. He has been in the financial services industry for more than 32 years. He and his associates have produced more than $1 billion in insurance sales while handling millions in investments. He is a specialist in opening up new territories and is a developer of specialized systems for agents and clients who want to increase their success. In addition to his executive role as president and chief executive officer of the Sabadie Group in Slidell, La., he is a partner at Eldercare La, L.L.C.

The Rev. Seán “Brett” Duggan ’77 (piano performance), OSB, an internationally renowned pianist and acclaimed expert on the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, returned to Loyola on March 17 to perform Bach’s masterpiece, “The Art of Fugue.”

Larry Curtis, J.D. ’77, Lafayette, La., was selected for inclusion as one of Louisiana’s top 50 lawyers in the 2013 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers. He has been listed in the practice areas of maritime/transportation law every year since its inaugural publication in 2007. This is the second year he has been named as one of Louisiana’s top 50 lawyers. Larry was also listed in the 2013 edition of the Woodward & White publication The Best Lawyers in America. He currently serves on the Executive Board of the Lafayette Bar Association as immediate past president and as an officer of the Holy Cross Council of the Knights of Columbus.

Karen Coaxum ’77 (journalism), New Orleans, La., was named to New Orleans CityBusiness’ “Women of the Year 2012” list.