Louisiana Tech fans, alums kick off a new year at the Happening XXXIII

Jul 31, 2014 | General News

For friends, fans and alums of Louisiana Tech University, summer is a perfect time to celebrate the start of a new year and a new football season.
The Happening XXXIII, presented by Argent Financial, will take place at 6 p.m., Aug. 22 at the Monroe Civic Center and feature a relaxed, tailgate-style atmosphere with remarks by Louisiana Tech President Les Guice, Athletics Director Tommy McClelland and other select Bulldog and Lady Techster coaches.
Louisiana Tech friends, fans and alums gather for the annual Happening at the Monroe Civic Center.

Louisiana Tech friends, fans and alums gather for the annual Happening at the Monroe Civic Center.

Heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will open beginning at 6 p.m. with featured guests addressing the gathering at 7:15 p.m.
“This is the second year we’ll be doing this with a tailgate-type atmosphere with more casual dress in red and blue – like bringing Tech Nation together for a family reunion,” said Wes Cavin, director of alumni relations at Louisiana Tech. “That’s really the purpose of the event with members of the Tech family getting together for a reunion, having fun and showing support for the university we all love.”
Argent CEO and Tech alumnus Kyle McDonald said his company is proud to sponsor the annual Happening.
“The Happening serves as the kick off for the new school year and the new tailgate atmosphere format will connect Tech alumni and supporters with that spirit,” McDonald said. “Excitement about the upcoming athletics year and the recent announcements of high academic and value rankings of the university should make this a powerful event. Argent and our many Tech alumni staff members are proud to again sponsor the Happening.”
Individual tickets are available for $30 while packages of 10 tickets are $250. A limited number of reserve tables (40), seating eight people, are also on sale for $500.
“The Happening is one of the most anticipated events of the summer; it’s a kickoff to the fall, and that means football takes center stage,” said Corre Stegall, vice president for university advancement at Louisiana Tech. “It will be exciting as Dr. Guice addresses Tech’s alumni and friends to open the new school year. Director of Athletics Tommy McClelland and Head Football Coach Skip Holtz will speak to the crowd along with some of our other coaches.
“It’s always an electric atmosphere that Tech fans won’t want to miss!”
For more information or to make reservations, call the Marbury Alumni Center at 318-255-7950 or go online to
Written by T. Scott Boatright –