was named recipient of the 2015 Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of New Orleans International Alumni Association. Glapion is an engineer and president of The Beta Group engineering and construction firm. He'll receive the honor on Nov. 5 at an event at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport.
CEO of Dot's Diner, collected 1,000 pounds of pet food at his six restaurants throughout the month of July. Customers who donated food and pet supplies received a 20 percent discount on their check. The food was sent to the Humane Society of Louisiana.
The W.K. Kellogg
awarded $2.7 million in grants to eight New Orleans nonprofits, including the Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies, Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools, Liberty's Kitchen, Louisiana Center for Children's Rights, Reconcile New Orleans, Recovery Assistance Ministries, Vietnamese American Young Leaders Association of New Orleans and the YOUTHanasia Foundation. The grants aim to help at-risk young people of color from ages 16-24.
Gov. Bobby Jindal,
whose out-of-state security detail while traversing the country to promote his presidential ambitions from July 2014 through March 2015 cost taxpayers $2.2 million, vetoed language in this year's budget that would make the governor's office — rather than State Police — pay for security costs while on the campaign trail. Several months after Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne asked for Jindal's current security expenses, Jindal has yet to respond or reimburse those taxpayer-paid expenses.