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Circle K Re-established at LSUA

Released: 09/09/2010

Circle K, the world’s largest collegiate service organization, has been rechartered at LSU Alexandria after a few years of inactivity. The organization was reactivated at a ceremony on the 50-year anniversary of the first day of classes in 1960.

Circle K is the collegiate version of Kiwanis International. Greg Beard, a member of the Alexandria Kiwanis Club and governor-elect of the Louisiana, Mississippi, West Tennessee Kiwanis District, represented the parent organization at the ceremony. It also was attended by Dr. Charnia Cheatwood, former dean of student affairs and the second Circle K faculty adviser at LSUA.

The rechartering ceremony was held at the flag poles in front of campus, which were part of a service project in 1963 by Circle K and the VFW.

Bob Tillie, professional adviser and faculty sponsor of Circle K, said approximately 25 students are members of the LSUA chapter. “The sense of service these students have shown is impressive,” Tillie said. “They’ve already gathered 97 boxes of books bound for African schools through the Better World Books program.”

Jennifer Ducote, a senior from Marksville with a double major in psychology and criminal justice, is president of Circle K. The LSUA chapter is the 15th in the three-state Kiwanis district. Several members of the LSUA faculty belong to local Kiwanis Clubs.