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Joubert inducted in Bengal Hall of Fame

Former State Representative and Eunice Mayor Curtis Joubert became the first member of the LSU Eunice Bengal Hall of Fame Sunday at the University's second Hall of Fame Banquet. Joubert was honor for his unyielding support of Bengal Athletics in the 11 years the program has been in existence.

The LSU Eunice Bengal Hall of Fame was established in 2009 to honor outstanding athletes, teams, coaches, and supporters for their athletic performance, leadership, and team contributions. In the fall of 1999, men's baseball and women's basketball began competition with softball being added in the fall of 2005.

Joubert and Judge Ellis Daigle were founding members of the Bengal Booster Club in 2000. Joubert following his retirement from public service dedicated himself to being a cheerleader for LSU Eunice and for Bengal Athletics.

He hosted fund raising events, socials, and cookouts for the Bengals and worked with various media outlets to publicize LSU Eunice events.

Mel Didier, the special advisor to the Toronto Blue Jays, was the keynote speaker and the coaching staff introduced their teams.

Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne; Special Advisor for the Toronto Blue Jays Mel Didier, Representative Mickey Guillory and Chancellor William Nunez honor Curtis Joubert (center) as the first inductee into the Bengal Athletic Hall of Fame at the LSU Eunice Hall of Fame banquet Sunday.