Delgado Class Donates to Breaux Memorial Fund
EUNICE - A delegation from Delgado Community College in New Orleans donated $2,050 to a scholarship in memory of former LSU Eunice Radiologic Technology student, Mayci Breaux.
The group from the Delgado Radiologic Technology program visited campus to present the funds to the LSUE program. Katie May and Lauren Ory, co-presidents of the radiologic technology class at Delegado spearheaded the fundraising. She said students sold $1 tickets for about three weeks in a raffle of a basket of NOLA-themed items that included certificates to restaurants, tickets to local venues such as the World War II Museum and New Orleans Saints items.
Breaux was one of two people killed in July at the Grand 16 movie theater in Lafayette. After the shooting, the LSUE Foundation established the Mayci Breaux Memorial Scholarship in memory of Breaux, who was in her first year of the rad tech program at LSU Eunice.
May, a St. Thomas More High School graduate, and others in the Delgado class had just attended a state-wide radiologic technology conference and had met the LSU Eunice students. After the July shooting, the Delgado class realized they had met Breaux at the conference, and they decided they wanted to help.
After raising funds for the scholarship, the Delgado classes wanted to present the check to the LSU Eunice class, and the two groups met Friday. Carleen Boudreaux, radiologic technology program director at Delgado, said the fundraising for the scholarship would be ongoing.
Madelaine Landry, LSUE Foundation executive director, said an annual scholarship of $1,000 is the current goal for the Mayci Breaux Memorial Scholarship for a radiologic technology student at LSUE. This year $5,000 has been raised for the scholarship.
LSU Eunice Rad Tech Program