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.
|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|
|Brother Alfred Kolb, S.C.||2006-07|
|Mr. Ben Landry||Mrs. Emily Elmore|
|Mr. Pete Lambert|
|Sister Mary Theo Noel, M.S.C.||2007-08|
|Brother Bernard Tunney, S.C.||Dr. Allen Ellender|
|Mr. Luigi Vegas|
|Sister Kateri Battaglia, M.S.C.||2008-09|
|Mrs. Brenda Felger|
|1982-83||Mr. Wm. Clifford Smith|
|Judge J. Louis Watkins, Jr.|
|1983-84||Brother Ray Kuhn, S.C.|
|Sister Margaret Paul Breaux, M.S.C.||Mr. Gary J. Labat, Sr.|
|Mr. David Keife||Mr. Donald Banowetz, Sr.|
|Mr. Calvin Buxton|
|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|
|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|
|Brother Eldon Crifasi, S.C.||David Boudreaux|
|Brother Carl Evans, S.C.|
|Dr. Richard M. Haydel|
|Mr. Jeff Laque, Jr.|
|Mr. Jack Becker|
|Mr. Michael X. St. Martin|
|Mr. Carroll Toups|
|Mrs. Theresa “Trub” Toups|
|Mr. Albert “Sugar” Guidry|
|Ms. JoAnn Hebert|
|Dr. Brian Matherne|
|Mr. Frank Poretto, Sr.|
|Dr. Garland P. Aycock, Jr.|
|Mr. James Goodwin|
|Sister Immaculata Paisant, M.S.C.|