ULM recognizes President Berry with Investiture Week

ULM Hawkeye

ULM will celebrate President Berry’s investiture and the 90th anniversary of the university’s founding this week.

There will be events for students, faculty and staff every day of the week. 

Free lunch will be served in Bayou Park Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a family movie night for faculty, staff and their families at Bayou Pointe at 6 p.m.

Students will have the chance to talk with Berry Tuesday at “Burritos with Berry” at Scott Plaza. 

Also on Tuesday the ULM and United Way of Northeast Louisiana “Take Flight Through Reading” project will debut with Ronald and Christine Berry along with volunteers reading the original ULM book, “There’s a Bridge on the Bayou,” to third graders from Monroe City Schools. 

Each book contains a $500 scholarship, redeemable when the student enters ULM in 2031, the 100th anniversary of the institution. 

The students must present their copy of the book to receive the scholarship.

Students can also go to the bayou bridge Thursday at 7 p.m. for live music, free food and fireworks.

The week will end with the investiture ceremony where the authority of the presidential position will officially be conferred to Berry this Friday.