2021 Alumnus of the Year
On June 5, 2021, during the inaugural VCHS President's Banquet, Mr. Logan "Hank" Babin, III '88 was honored as our 2021 Alumnus of the Year.
Mr. Logan “Hank” Babin, III ’88 was born and raised in Houma, Louisiana. He and his wife, Carrie have four daughters; Logan, who graduated from VCHS in 2019, Campbell and Lilly, both 2020 VCHS graduates and Chloe, who will be a senior at VCHS this coming school year. During his years at Vandebilt Catholic, Hank was a member of the basketball and track teams. After graduating in 1988, Hank attended Loyola University, where he received a finance degree and then pursued a MBA from Baylor University in business administration. In 1997, he moved back to Houma and became a licensed Real Estate Salesperson and a LA Certified General Appraiser at Logan Babin Real Estate. In 2012, he was invited to become a Counselor of Real Estate, an international, invitation-only organization of top real estate professionals of only 1,100 members. He is a court recognized expert witness in real estate and valuation in Terrebonne and Vermilion Parish courts. He has also served on the Louisiana Realtors appraisal and commercial teams and the Bayou Board of Realtors MLS and Building committees. Since 2002, he has been on the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce’s Infrastructure, Economic Development, and Government Committee and was on their Board of Directors from 2017 to 2020. From 2011-2012, he was our area’s representative on the International I-49 Coalition.
Locally, his service includes being a Deacon at Mulberry Baptist Church, Board Member and Campaign Chairman for the United Way, the Louisiana President of For the Bayou, and a 1999 graduate of Leadership Terrebonne. He, his wife, and his 4 daughters have made multiple mission trips to Haiti, helping to build homes, a school, and minister in prisons, orphanages, and rural areas through the Youth with a Mission program. Hank has also held roles in the AWANA Clubs International, Baylor Bear Foundation, Houma-Terrebonne Soccer Association and Bayou Country Sports Park committee.
Hank Babin epitomizes the qualities that a Catholic educational institution strives to instill in its students. He serves as a role model for young people, demonstrating ways that a Vandebilt graduate can make a difference in this world. Vandebilt Catholic High School is extremely proud to add to the accolades of Hank Babin the distinction of Alumnus of the Year 2021.
Alum of the Year - Past Recipients
Each year at the Vandebilt Catholic Senior Honors Convocation, a graduate of Vandebilt, Houma Central Catholic High, or St. Francis High School who is outstanding by the manifestation of lessons about service to others, wholeness of character, and living as a Christian example learned as a Catholic school student is recognized.
|1977 Mr. Conrad Picou, Jr. ’60||2002 Mrs. Shirley Rome Watkins ’45|
|1978 Mr. David Keife ’67||2003 Mr. Leslie Daigle ’53|
|1979 Mr. Peter Broussard ’60||2004 Judge Randy Bethancourt ’71|
|1980 Dr. Bobby Haydel ’57||Mr. Ken Watkins ’47|
|1981 Mr. Ray Marcello ’40||2005 Dr. Ann Barker ’55|
|1982 Mr. Ronnie Haydel ’54||2006 Fr. Jay Baker ’79|
|1983 Mr. Lou Gehrig Burnett ’59||2007 Dr. Leo Hebert ’58|
|1984 Mr. John Schoonenberg ’68||2008 Mrs. Alexis and Mr. Berwick Duval ’73|
|1985 Dr. Dickey Haydel ’61||2009 Dr. John “Jay” Clune ’82|
|1991 Sr. Fatima Robichaux, MSC ’47||2010 Rev. Glenn LeCompte ’76|
|1992 Judge J. Louis Watkins, Jr. ’45||2011 Dr. Michelle Simon ’82|
|1993 Mr. Martin Folse ’78||2012 Mrs. Phyllis Peoples ’80|
|1994 Dr. Walter Benoit Comeaux, Jr. ’39||2013 Mrs. Laurie Calhoun Robichaux ’84|
|1995 Dr. Connie Lirette Casente, RN ’58||2014 Mr. Philip “Phe” McMahon ’83|
|1996 Ms. Leslie Johnson Van Osdale ’56||2015 Father André Melancon ’02|
|1997 Rev. Msgr. Philip Whitney ’39||2016 Mr. Robért LeBlanc ‘95|
|1998 Ms. Glenny Lee Castagnos Buquet ’54||2017 Sister Renee Daigle '81|
|1999 Mr. Eddie Pullaro ’61||2018 Mrs. Kerry Clune Diebold '86|
|2000 Ms. Tracy Duplantis ’23||2019 Mr. Steven Crispino '84|
|2001 Ms. Marian Hamilton ’72||2021 Mr. Logan "Hank" Babin, III '88|