Three Outstanding Alumni Honored

spring 2016

Three Outstanding Alumni Honored

Three outstanding alumni were honored for their contributions to science and engineering, and the university on March 18, 2016 at the eighth annual School of Science and Engineering Alumni Awards Ceremony held at the Audubon Tea Room.

“We are extremely fortunate to have such successful and dedicated alumni,” says Nicholas Altiero, Dean of the School of Science and Engineering. “These awards showcase not only the achievements of these three individuals, but also the accomplishments of the school as a whole.”

2016 Outstanding Alumnus, John P. “Jack” Laborde (Civil Engineering ’71, MBA ‘73) is the president of All Aboard Development Corporation, a New Orleans-based independent oil and gas exploration and development firm. He also serves as a community leader by dedicating his time and talents to local businesses, sporting ventures and numerous professional organizations. Laborde attended Tulane University on a football scholarship, lettering three years and played in the 1970 Liberty Bowl.

Currently, he sits on the corporate boards of Gulf Island Fabrication Inc., where he serves as Chairman; Avoca LLC, where he serves as President; and Iberia Bank where he contributes to the local Advisory Board.

Honored as the Outstanding Young Alumna, Jennifer Snape (Civil Engineering ’04) is a project manager at Gaea Consultants in New Orleans, a small, woman-owned civil and environmental engineering company. Snape is also a founding member of the local New Orleans chapter of Engineers without Borders, which focuses on providing engineering services to non-profits in the City of New Orleans.

A lover of New Orleans history, culture and music, Snape is very involved in promoting the use of green infrastructures in New Orleans and the surrounding area. She serves as treasurer of the board for both Groundwork New Orleans and the Society of Amerian Military Engineers. A registered professional engineer in California, Arizona, Louisiana and Alabama, Snape has also co-authored two historic engineering books.

For his dedication to the School of Science and Engineering, Shepard F. “Shep” Perrin III (Chemical Engineering ’78) was honored as Outstanding Service Alumnus. Perrin has spent the past 33 years in the petrochemical industry. Currently, he is the Business Manager, Polypropylene for INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA. He is a fourth generation Tulanian, and serves as both a lead recruiter and executive sponsor for Tulane at INEOS.

Thoughout his career, Perrin has served as an alumnus volunteer for the university in a number of ways. He was active in the formation of the Los Angeles Alumni Association chapter in the mid ‘80s, and served as president of the Baton Rouge chapter in the mid ‘90s. He is currently serving his second term on the Board of Advisors to the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and is President Elect of the SSE Board of Advisors.

“These exceptional alumni have shown success at the highest level in both their personal and professional careers,” says Altiero. “Students in the School of Science and Engineering should be proud to be receiving a first-class education from the same institution that produced these three distinguished Tulanians.”

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