Teacher’s Pets: Brandon Lafon and his dog Libby


Dee Shedrick

Dee Shedrick

Why did you rescue Libby?
I’m a dog lover and I was looking for a new companion. It had been nine years since my last dog died and I finally decided it was time for another dog.

Was Libby her name when you adopted her or did you change her name?
Libby was already her name and it fits her personality.

Was Libby a rescue dog?
I rescued her from Companion Pet Adoption, a local, non-profit animal rescue organization.

Can you describe Libby’s personality?libby-1
Libby is the most affectionate and comical animal I have ever been around. All 40 pounds of her likes to lie on top of you. She is a French Bulldog/Boxer mix and is obviously very playful!  Libby follows me from room to room. All she wants to do is be around me and lick me.

If Libby could talk, how would she describe a perfect day for herself?
Sleep late, eat, go for a walk, see some dog friends and get showered with nonstop attention.

What is Libby’s favorite toy?
A black KONG ball that I can stuff treats in.  It’s the only toy in Petco that she can be left alone with. Most dog toys don’t last five minutes with her. She has very strong jaws, but has never bitten anyone.

Does Libby prefer soft or hard dog food?
Libby prefers soft food, but dry is better for her teeth. She won’t eat unless I sprinkle a little canned food on top of the dry (she’s not spoiled).

libby-2Does Libby ever eat table food?
She can’t because of her allergies. She has to eat Science Diet salmon and potato formula.  She loves chicken and eggs, but she can’t have scraps after her allergy test results (I can’t say “chicken” or “egg” because she starts to whimper).

Does Libby go on doggie playdates?
Not much anymore since her best friend moved out of the neighborhood, but she does have two doggie friends that live on my block.  When those dogs are in front of my house, she whimpers horribly until I let her out.

What is the cutest or funniest thing that Libby does?
Libby runs like a maniac in circles, faster than I’ve ever seen a dog run and her gums flap in the wind.  Also, she tries to sleep on top of me and puts her head on my head (“headrest”). I’ve never seen a dog so in sync with humans before.


Student Success Snapshot – Cecily Ochsner


Major: Radiologic technology

Expected graduation: May 2015

Why did you return to school after being out so long? “I wanted to complete my education so I can get a decent job with higher pay.”

Is it challenging being a non-traditional student? “No, because I have more life experience, so it is not intimidating and now I study harder, participate, and do my homework. I’m not as fast as some of these kids but I’ll get there.”

Where do you see yourself professionally in five years? “Working as a radiation therapist.”

What did you learn last semester that sticks out the most? “I learned how to study and write papers.”

What makes you laugh? “Life. You can’t take life to seriously.”

What issue is going on the world that bothers you the most right now? “The fact that people are starving in the U.S. and don’t have enough food to eat.”

What would you do if you won a million dollars from a lottery? “Part of it I would use for myself and the rest of it I would give to the city for our next generation’s education.”

What is your favorite TV show? “Jeopardy.”

Dee Shedrick

Dee Shedrick

Bonus questions:

If you were a flower, what type of flower would you be? “I would be a bird of paradise, because it’s hearty and it blooms for weeks.”

What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? “I thank God for being alive.”

What is your favorite thing to do or place to go in New Orleans? “Play with my animals and Christmas in the Oaks.”

Name one of your bad habits? “I talk too much.”

What is your best attribute? “I love people.”

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What did you do over the holiday break?

Dee Shedrick

Dee Shedrick

We asked Delgado Community College’s faculty and staff “What did you do over the holiday break?”

other camera michelleVisited with family and friends.

Michelle Greco
Director of Student Life
City Park Campus

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Travelled  home to Princeton, N.J. to bring a New Orleans Christmas of fried turkey, fried pork butt, oyster stuffing, collard greens, and fried okra.

Jerry Lenaz
Business Support Services Director
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses


Spent time with my husband, our kids, and our brand new German Shepherds.

Sandra Joseph
Administrative Assistant
City Park Campus

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Shopped and worked the Sugar Bowl.

Joe Scheuermann
Athletic Director
City Park Campus