Hall of Fame Induction 2021

On June 5, 2021, during the inaugural VCHS President's Banquet, Mr. David Boudreaux was inducted into the Vandebilt Catholic High School's Hall of Fame. 

Mr. David Boudreaux, a native of Thibodaux, Louisiana, graduated from E. D. White Catholic (EDW) in 1974 and entered Nicholls State University to pursue a degree in music education. While working his way through college, he had part time jobs that included projectionist and then manager of the Nicholls Theater and assistant band director at EDW.  Upon graduation in 1978, he took the position of director of bands at Vandebilt Catholic. During this time, he also taught music at St. Bernadette Elementary and religion at VCHS. 

In 1985 David was named band director at Houma Jr. High School and remained there for five years, while pursuing a master’s degree in administration and supervision.

After returning to VCHS as band director in 1990, he also assumed the role of dean of students in charge of discipline for the second half of the 1990-1991 school year.  The following year he became a full-time assistant principal and relinquished his role in the music department.  About this time, he began teaching Video Journalism and helped to build the school’s first TV studio.  When Mr. David Keife was named the school’s principal in 1994, he asked David to move to the role of Academic Assistant Principal.  

In 2000 he was named principal of his Alma Mater, EDW.  He became the school’s first president for the 2006-2007 school year and remained in that position until moving to that role at VCHS in 2014.  

Because of the successes of the bands at VCHS and Houma Jr. High, David was named district band director of the year twice and the State Bandmaster of the Year in 1989.  He served the District VII Band Directors Association in a variety of roles that included president, vice-president, District VII Marching Band coordinator, and District VII Marching Band director. David was selected as a board member for the Louisiana Music Educators Association and served as district director and band division chairperson.  He also directed the Louisiana Bandmasters Association State Marching Band where he directed over 530 young musicians in Tiger Stadium.

During his 37-year tenure with the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, David served as a member of the employee benefits committee, technology committee, strategic planning committee, as well as vice-president and president of the Diocesan School Advisory Council (school board).

David served as a member of the School Leadership Committee for the Brothers of the Sacred Heart for 20 years.  He was also a member of the Coindre Leadership Program as a participant and mentor.  Named for the founder of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, the program develops Catholic school leaders and potential leaders by utilizing mentors and important hands on experiences.  Working at St. Anne’s Mission in Klageto, AZ, and studying in Rome and Lyon, France were all memorable parts of the program.

David is currently a board member for the V Foundation of South Louisiana whose current mission is to assist VCHS in overcoming the challenge of increasing teacher compensation without raising tuition.

David has been married to the former Mary Avet for 41 years. They are the parents of three children, Steven (Haley Cox), Chris (Mary Fakier), and Alicia (Eric Chauvin) as well as two grandchildren, Hannah and Natalie.

In retirement, David enjoys all things automotive, working on art in his studio, spending as much time as possible with family, and traveling with Mary and friends.

Hall of Fame - Past Inductees

Honorees must be deserving long-time supporters, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, or others who have served Vandebilt faithfully and well. Up to four individuals may be chosen each year.  Decisions are rendered by a committee of administrators, faculty, and alumni.

 

1977-78  2001-02
Mr. Gerald Albert Mr. Claude Bergeron
Brother Casimir, S.C. Mrs. Bess Evans
Ms. Tracy Duplantis Father Patrick O’Brien
Sister Mary Fabian, M.S.C.  
Mr. Stephen Kenney, Jr. 2003-04
Mr. Ellis LaRose Mr. A.J. Dagate
Mr. Lucas “Buddy” Marcello Mr. Ray Marcello
Mr. Conrad Picou, Sr.  
Mr. Eugene Robichaux 2004-05
Father August Vandebilt  Dr. Sep Hymel
  Mrs. Deanna Martin
1978-79 Mr. Jerry Martin
Bishop Maurice Schexnayder  
Sister Mary of St. Lua, M.S.C. 2005-06
  Mr. L.G. Gautreaux, III
1979-80  
Brother Alfred Kolb, S.C. 2006-07
Mr. Ben Landry Mrs. Emily Elmore
  Mr. Pete Lambert
1980-81  
Sister Mary Theo Noel, M.S.C. 2007-08
Brother Bernard Tunney, S.C. Dr. Allen Ellender
  Mr. Luigi Vegas
1981-82  
Sister Kateri Battaglia, M.S.C. 2008-09
  Mrs. Brenda Felger
1982-83 Mr. Wm. Clifford Smith
Judge J. Louis Watkins, Jr.  
  2009-10
1983-84 Brother Ray Kuhn, S.C.
Sister Margaret Paul Breaux, M.S.C. Mr. Gary J. Labat, Sr.
   
1984-85 2010-11
Mr. David Keife Mr. Donald Banowetz, Sr.
  Mr. Calvin Buxton
   
1985-86  
Ms. Ruth H. Robichaux 2011-12
  Mrs. Angelique T. Barker
1994-95 Mr. Thomas Chauvin
Mr. James J. Buquet, Jr.  
Mrs. Beverly Cazayoux 2012-13
Mr. Albert Lasseigne Mr. Terry P. Braud
Brother Donald McGrath, S.C Mrs. Margaret Haydel Johnson
   
1995-96 2016-17
Mr. Robert Acosta  Mrs. Pat Bourg Boquet
Mrs. Imelda Acosta Mrs. Dianne Mader Savoie
Mr. Gerald Collins  
Brother Gaspar Rodrigue, S.C. 2017-18
  Dr. William St. Martin
1996-97 Mr. Gary Phillips
Mrs. Irma Colasurdo  
Mrs. June Forshag 2018-19
Mr. Lloyd Morgan Judge Randall Bethancourt
Mr. John Wiemann Mr. Martin Folse
   
1997-98 2020-21
Brother Eldon Crifasi, S.C. David Boudreaux
Brother Carl Evans, S.C.  
Dr. Richard M. Haydel  
Mr. Jeff Laque, Jr.  
   
1998-99  
Mr. Jack Becker  
Mr. Michael X. St. Martin  
Mr. Carroll Toups  
Mrs. Theresa “Trub” Toups  
   
1999-2000  
Mr. Albert “Sugar” Guidry  
Ms. JoAnn Hebert  
Dr. Brian Matherne  
Mr. Frank Poretto, Sr.  
   
2000-01  
Dr. Garland P. Aycock, Jr.  
Mr. James Goodwin  
Sister Immaculata Paisant, M.S.C.