- University of Louisiana at Monroe
University of Louisiana at Monroe Established 1931 Type Public President Nick Bruno Undergraduates 7,519 Postgraduates 886 Location Monroe, Louisiana, USA Coordinates: Campus Urban
Main Campus: 238 acres (0.96 km2)
Colors Maroon and Gold Nickname Warhawks Mascot Ace the Warhawk Website www.ulm.edu
Its name changed again in 1949, to Northeast Junior College of Louisiana State University. A year later, it offered its first four-year degrees as Northeast Louisiana State College. Its name remained unchanged for nearly two decades, but in 1969, when it began to grant its first doctoral degrees, it changed from Northeast Louisiana State College to Northeast Louisiana University (NLU). Much of the growth occurred during the administration of president George T. Walker from 1958 to 1976. Under Walker, enrollment increased from 2,100 to 9,700. NLU became the largest university in North Louisiana in terms of enrollment and state appropriations. Among all of the universities under the Louisiana Higher Education Board of Trustees, Northeast had the greatest percent of faculty holding terminal degrees, more nationally accredited academic programs, and offered the highest faculty salaries
Some three decades later, NLU was in 1999 renamed ULM.
A 2002 "Reclaim Our Campus" effort targeted recovery from financial and auditing difficulties.
In the 21st century, the 75-year-old "Indians" mascot was retired because of NCAA restrictions against American Indian-themed mascots, considered "hostile and abusive" by Native Americans. A mascot committee selected Warhawks in 2006, honoring Maj. Gen. Claire Lee Chennault's United States Army Air Corps World War II unit's Curtiss P-40 Warhawk. The university has adopted logos featuring primarily hawk (bird) imagery; "ACE" debuted later that year.
ULM is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). All undergraduate programs eligible for accreditation by professional agencies are accredited. ULM is the only university in Louisiana to offer a master's in gerontology and the only public university in the state offering the Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
ULM has the only atmospheric sciences bachelor's program in Louisiana and Arkansas. Students regularly produce top student forecasts in the WxChallenge Forecasting Contest, forecasting for a particular city over a two-week period.
The English department publishes Turnrow, a bi-annual journal of short fiction, poetry, visual art, and interviews.
Marriage and family therapy
Master's in marriage and family therapy is accredited by both the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education and the Council for the Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs. A doctoral program in marriage and family therapy began in 1996.
Established in 1956, the College of Pharmacy is accredited by the American Council on Pharmacy Education, including one of seven Toxicology programs in the U.S. The College of Pharmacy moved from the main campus to the off-campus (Bienville) building in 2007. There are satellite campuses in Shreveport and Baton Rouge.
The Division of Theatre and Drama, established in 1953, was headed by George C. Brian (1919–2007), Ph.D., a Baton Rouge native who was an actor, director, filmmaker, singer, dancer, and patron of the arts. He revitalized the program and brought Broadway stars to perform with his students.
Teams participate in NCAA Division I (Division I FBS for football). ULM joined the Sun Belt Conference for all sports on July 1, 2006 after playing in the Southland Conference in all sports except football (swimming and diving team was in Sun Belt Conference, but was dropped in 2005).
ULM moved from Division I-AA (now Division I FCS) to Division I-A (now FBS) in 1994 and played as a I-A independent 1994-2000. Became a football-only Sun Belt Conference member in 2001 and joined as a member in all sports in 2006. ULM shared the 2005 Sun Belt Conference football championship with Arkansas State University and the University of Louisiana–Lafayette (ASU received the conference's New Orleans Bowl bid due to tiebreaking procedures).
ULM basketball coaches have included Arnold R. Kilpatrick, Lenny Fant (1957–1979) and Mickael E. "Mike" Vining. Fant was the first ULM coach to win three hundred games.
The university is home to several award-winning groups including the Sound of Today and the competition cheerleading squad. The ULM water ski team is the most successful in the history of collegiate water skiing, having won 22 NCWSA national championships since 1979. Bayou Desiard was the host site of the first national championships in that year.
In just three seasons in the Sun Belt, the Warhawks have won conference titles in men's basketball (2006-07 West Co-Champion) and baseball (2008 regular season).
The ULM football team posted its first six-win season since moving to Division I-A in 2007 going 6-6, which included a 21-14 victory at Alabama.
The following is current as of July 15, 2008.
Fraternities National Pan-Hellenic Council Pan-Hellenic Council
- Edwards Barham — First Republican elected to the Louisiana State Senate since Reconstruction; from Oak Ridge (R)
- Robert J. Barham — Secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries; former member of the Louisiana State Senate (R)
- William R. "Billy" Boles, Sr. — Former member of the Louisiana State Senate (D)
- Marty Booker — NFL football player for Chicago Bears, Miami Dolphins, and Atlanta Falcons
- Tim Brando — CBS Sports and Fox Sports Net studio radio host
- Marcus R. Clark — Louisiana Supreme Court Justice (R)
- Kristy Curry — Head coach of the Texas Tech Lady Raiders basketball team
- J.D. DeBlieux — Louisiana state senator from East Baton Rouge Parish (1956–1960; 1864–1976); crusader for civil rights (D)
- Jimmy Dimos — Retired judge; former member and Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives (D)
- Jimmy Edwards — Professional football player
- Moon Griffon — (Class of 1983) Radio talk show host operating from Monroe
- Frank Hoffmann — Louisiana state representative from Ouachita Parish (R)
- Ronnie Johns — former pharmacist, state legislator from Sulphur (R)
- Neal Lane "Lanny" Johnson — School superintendent in Tensas, Ouachita, and Franklin; former state representative (1976–1980) from Tensas and Franklin parishes (D)
- Scott Leehy — Monroe judge (R)
- Lloyd E. Lenard — Businessman, author, Caddo Parish Commissioner (R)
- Speedy Long — Louisiana State Senate from 1956–1964, and United States House of Representatives 1965-1973 (D)
- Jamie Mayo — Mayor of Monroe since 2001 (D)
- Fred H. Mills, Jr. — (Pharmacy, 1976) state representative from St. Martin Parish (R)
- Devon O'Day — Radio personality, songwriter, and former model
- Tim McGraw — Country singer
- Keith Munyan, Jr. — Photographer and former model
- Jonathan W. Perry — (B.A., 1995) State representative from Vermilion and Cameron parishes (R)
- Erich Ponti — Member of the Louisiana House from East Baton Rouge Parish (R)
- Rob Redding is a syndicated talk show host 
- Neil Riser — Member of the Louisiana State Senate (R)
- Ben Sheets — 2000 Olympic Gold medalist in baseball, winning pitcher in gold medal game versus Cuba, professional baseball player
- Don Shows — Football coach at ULM (graduate assistant, 1985) and West Monroe High School since 1989, winner of seven state championships
- Floyd W. Smith, Jr. — Former mayor of Pineville, Louisiana; attended ULM for one semester in 1950 (D)
- Jim L. Smithson — Former member of the Arkansas House of Representatives (R)
- Lawson Swearingen — (Class of 1966) Former state senator from Ouachita Parish and president of ULM from 1991-2001 (D)
- Francis C. Thompson — Member of the Louisiana State Senate from Delhi; former state representative (D)
- Chet D. Traylor — Associate justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court, 1997–2009; Republican primary candidate for the U.S. Senate, 2010 (R)
- Jimmy Upton — Track star from Minden
- Wayne Waddell —Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from Shreveport (R)
- Mike Walsworth — Member of the Louisiana State Senate; former representative (R)
- Tedford Williamson — Texas businessman, former Round Rock City Council member; scion of Williamson political family in Caddo Parish (R)
- Thomas D. "Tommy" Wright — Former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives (D)
- Aubrey W. Young — Drug and alcohol abuse coordinator within the Department of Health and Hospitals, 1965–1999; aide-de-camp to Governor John J. McKeithen (D)
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Public colleges and universities in Louisiana Research universities Comprehensive universitiesGrambling State University • Louisiana State University at Alexandria • Louisiana State University in Shreveport • McNeese State University • Nicholls State University • Northwestern State University • Southeastern Louisiana University • Southern University • Southern University at New Orleans • University of Louisiana at Monroe Specialized centers Community and technical collegesBaton Rouge Community College • Bossier Parish Community College • Delgado Community College • L.E. Fletcher Technical Community College • Louisiana Delta Community College • Louisiana State University Eunice • Louisiana Technical College • Nunez Community College • River Parishes Community College • South Louisiana Community College • Southern University at Shreveport • Sowela Technical Community College Sun Belt Conference Football members Non-football members† will join the conference for football in 2013
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