LAFAYETTE — Going to college without family and friends can be tough. UL students have lived in the luxury of home with grandmas on campus.
“She was the welcoming face I saw every time I walked into the cafeteria. As soon as I swiped my card and saw her smiling there, I just went there and hugged her or shook her hand. I had to do it,” says former student Rachel Lewis. “She will be the best grandma I could have.”
Mrs. Angelina Narcisse, also known as “Ma,” has been a pillar of UL for over 65 years. Her role in the school lunch service on her campus included many duties, such as feeding her hunger, but she also took extra steps… She also Feed her many hearts.
“That’s what I called all my students. They were all my babies,” says Angelina Narcisse. ”
“As a student and a professional, I have had the luxury of being touched and blessed by Mrs. Angelina Narcisse,” says Ruben Henderson. “She’s just her spirit, her kindness and her being here.”
Narcisse has seen UL food service transform for over 60 years.Whether she was serving delicious food behind the counter or checking on faculty and staff behind the counter, she
Favorite, act as an ambassador.
“The best jobs are the ones you can sit down because I worked hard at UL for a while.”
Narcisse has been taking a break from her ambassadorship since 2020 due to COVID.
“To be able to send her flowers and congratulate her while she’s here really shows how much we care about her as a university and how much she has always done. It shows that there is
“It was nice to meet so many people. They showed me that they cared.
Raised on a farm and had little education, she has continued to cook. But hard work is her recipe for love that lasts a lifetime.
“Work hard. I work hard, work hard, exercise. Work doesn’t kill. You know what I mean? That’s why I’m here.”
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