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PURSUING PASSIONS - article taken from "Embrace the Difference"

 

Natalie LaBorde
WCA Alumnae Class of 2003

"My time at WCA will forever remain in my heart as one of the best and most influential experiences of my life. WCA is more than a school, it is a family, and I am eternally grateful for the lifelong relationships that I gained during those years. The WCA faculty helped to shape my worldview and encouraged and equipped me with the education I needed to pursue my passions."

Natalie LaBorde attended WCA for 14 years and is a member of the graduating class of 2003. She is an attorney and currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections. In this role she oversees Policy Development, Legislative Affairs and Communications for the Department, Prior to this, she served in several roles including Deputy Chief of Staff, Policy Director and Assistant Executive Counsel to former Governor Bobby Jindal in Baton Rouge, Louisiana from 2010-2016. In 2007, prior to attending law school, Natalie worked in Sydney, Australia as an Operations Manager for the A-21 Campaign, an international Anti-Human Trafficking Organization which currently has 12 offices world wide. She is a native of Lafayette, Louisiana and has a degree in Political Science from Louisiana State University and a Juris Doctor degree from LSU Law Center. While in law school, she co-founded the LSU student organization Tigers Against Trafficking, which still raises awareness about human trafficking in the Baton Rouge community today.

Being equipped to pursue her passions has allowed Natalie to make a lasting impact that is SIGNIFICANT.

 
 
   
 

TRUST GOD. LOVE PEOPLE. WORK HARD. - article taken from "Embrace the Difference"

 

Patrick Greene
WCA Alumnus Class of 2006
Current WCA Facilities Director and Football Coach

Patrick Greene and Family
"Westminster Christian Academy instilled three things that have guided my life and is guiding how I raise my son. Trust God Love people Work hard ...and everything else will fall into place in the Lords will." Patrick Greene graduated from Westminster Christian Academy in 2006 and went on to complete a Bachelors Degree in General Studies with a concentration in Behavioral Sciences from the University of Louisiana Lafayette. He currently serves as the facilities director and assistant high school football coach, pouring his gifts and talents back into WCA and future generations. He also serves at Our Savior's Church and is raising a son with his beautiful wife with another boy on the way! His investment in the lives of our students, families, staff, church, community, family and beyond is SIGNIFICANT.

 
 
 
 

TREASURED RELATIONSHIPS - article taken from "Embrace the Difference"

 

Kat Davis Penna
WCA Alumnae Class of 2001

"I was blessed to attend Westminster for many years. After graduating from WCA in 2001, I attended Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport where I obtained a BA in Communication and Professional Writing. I went on to work at LSU's medical school in Shreveport in the arena of health communication. That led me to pursue a Master's in Public Health, which I received from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. I then accepted a position at Northwestern University School of Medicine in downtown Chicago, Illinois where I worked for almost 5 years. I loved living in a big city, but when I met and fell in love with the man who became my husband - and when we found out we were expecting our first child - there was no place I wanted to start a family, but back home in south Louisiana. The Lord provided the opportunity to return to Lafayette and we love this new chapter of our lives here.

Since moving back to Lafayette, it has been great to catch up with other alums and hear about many accomplishments in various fields and professions. The friendships that developed in my years at WCA remain some of the most treasured ones in my life and I am thankful for the gift of Westminster."

Love of family and lasting relationships is SIGNIFICANT.