State economist to give economic outlook

Loren Scott, Louisiana economist and LSU professor emeritus, will present his “Louisiana Economic Outlook for 2020-2021” at a Sept. 25 luncheon.

Scott’s annual report will provide a regional perspective of trends and events that affect the local economy in the months ahead, the South Louisiana Economic Council said in a news release.

Registration opens at 11:30 a.m. with the luncheon beginning at noon at The Cypress Columns, 157 Tourist Drive, Gray.

The program is sponsored by the South Louisiana Economic Council and Pedestal Bank in cooperation with Louisiana Economic Development.

The cost is $65 and the registration deadline is Sept. 20.

Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdeKjNYrHA6NhhbM0syK-mzhS8uNa0i5ozCRom0Ehy1td5VqA/viewform.

 

Group inducts Nicholls department head

The Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication inducted James Stewart of Nicholls State University as president on Aug. 8.

Stewart, who earned a bachelor's of arts degree from Nicholls in 1984, has served as head of the Nicholls Department of Mass Communication since 1997.

The induction ceremony was held at the organization's annual conference in Toronto, Canada. The association has 150 members.

Stewart joined the Nicholls faculty in 1990. He holds the Alfred N. Delahaye Endowed Professorship in Mass Communication. In 2010, he received the Nicholls Presidential Award for Academic Administrator Excellence.

He served as editor of the association’s publication Insights from 2008 to 2017. The former Nicholls Worth editor was also president of the Education Council for Journalism and Mass Communication from 2006-2007.

 

TGMC adds orthopedic surgeon

Terrebonne General Medical Center has added Dr. Nathan Patrick to its orthopedic staff.

Patrick is fellowship trained in hand, wrist, shoulder and elbow surgery, the hospital said in a news release.

He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio.

He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Penn State in Hershey, Pennsylvania, where he was chosen to serve as the academic chief during his final year of training.

Following residency, he went on to complete two additional years of fellowship training in hand and upper extremity surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York.

TGMC said he has been involved in numerous research projects and new developments in hand and upper extremity surgery.

He will practice at Gulf Coast Orthopedics in Houma.

 

TGMC names Employee of the Month

Terrebonne General Medical Center has named Layne Bordelon, development coordinator for the Mary Bird Perkins TGMC Cancer Center, as its September Employee of the Month.

"Bordelon demonstrates exceptional planning and organizational skills that she puts to best use at all TGMC events. As a coordinator, she takes on a leadership role that requires management of human resources and her most valuable resource, time." the hospital said in a news release.

 

Chamber to host networking breakfast

Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce members and their employees are invited to attend the chamber’s Business2Business networking breakfast on Sept. 19.

The breakfast will be held at the Ramada Inn of Houma, 1400 W. Tunnel Blvd., Houma.

Registration and a breakfast buffet start at 7:30 a.m., and the program begins at 8 a.m.

The cost is $20, and the reservation deadline is Sept. 13. After deadline, the cost is $25.

Register online at houmachamber.com or by calling the chamber office at 876-5600.

 

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