ALUMNUS

OF THE YEAR

2022 ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR

EDWARD "ED" J. WOMAC, JR. '76

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A champion of Archbishop Rummel High School, Edward "Ed" J. Womac Jr. '76 demonstrates his Raider Pride through his diligence and participation in all things pertaining to the Raiders on a regular basis.
 
The family legacy is secure as Womac has led three generations of Raider legacies to Archbishop Rummel. Womac publicly displays his pride in his alma mater as an example to other Raider alumnus to follow.
 
Womac proclaims his appreciation to the educational and Christian values taught to him during his time at Rummel as being the foundation that prepared him for college, law school and played a large role in leading to the success he has enjoyed professionally.
 
During his time at Archbishop Rummel, Womac was deeply involved in many areas, including Track and Field and the Genesian Players. 
 
Womac credits Mr. Chuck Guajardo’s speech class and his time on the stage with helping him learn necessary skills in public speaking which have proven to be very important in serving Womac in his profession.
 
A graduate of Louisiana State University Law School, Womac founded the Womac Law Firm and he has been practicing law since 1983.

Womac sits on the Board of Trustees for LSU Law School and is on the Visiting Committee for Loyola Law School. He is a member of the Louisiana Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and the Jefferson Bar Association.

Womac is a member of America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys as well as The National Trial Lawyer’s Top 100.

Their son, Ryan (Class of 2011), is an attorney at the Womac Law Firm.
 
Another clear proof of Womac’s devotion to his alma mater is that seven Archbishop Rummel alumni are employed by his law firm.
 
Womac is richly deserving of the prestigious honor of Archbishop Rummel Alumnus of the Year for 2022.

 

Ed's Raider Legacy Family includes:

Son: Ryan Womac '11

Brother: Douglas Womac, Sr. ‘77 and Darryl Womac '81

Nephews: Doug Womac, Jr. '97, Daniel Womac '99, and Colin Womac '22

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Councilman Dominick F. Impastato III '97

2021 ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR

In academics, leadership, and service, Dominick has demonstrated his Raider Pride for Archbishop Rummel. As Student Council president, star athlete, and scholar, he is best friend to all his fellow Raiders. Dominick's father, brothers, and sons are Raiders, so the Impastatos will forever be a true legacy family.

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Ray "RJ" Boudreau '73

2020 ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR

A dedicated student-athlete with participation in baseball and Big Brothers, RJ remained dedicated to his alma mater by working with the band and numerous organizations.  RJ's focus has been with the Alumni Association, serving as the 2006 President and member of the Beast Feast and Fishing Rodeo committees.  

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John “Jay” Lauricella, III '71

2019 ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR

Always saying “Give me a call if you need anything,” alumnus John “Jay” Lauricella was loyal to his school and his alumni brothers.  He honored his classmate and funded the Lige Hensley Scholarship for academics, leadership, and pride.  He is Raider Pride!

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Steve Scalise ‘83

2018 ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR

A proud alumnus who played a Congressional baseball game wearing a Rummel jersey, Congressman Scalise was named Alumnus of the Year hours before the President, in the State of the Union, acknowledged "the Legend from Louisiana" for his courage and worth ethic.

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George Rucker ‘67

2017 ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR

As the first president of the Archbishop Rummel Alumni Association, George Rucker set an enduring precedent by serving on the board for over 30 years.  As a Raider father, he cemented the Rucker legacy when four of his sons also became Raider alumni.

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Carmen “C.J.” Bruno ‘66

2016 ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR

An outstanding student-athlete at Archbishop Rummel, C.J. Bruno has continued to be an avid supporter of his alma mater through long-time leadership in the Alumni Association and by sending his two sons to follow in his Raider footsteps. 

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Dominick “Nick” Impastato ‘68

2015 ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR

A past president of the Alumni Association, Nick Impastato has displayed unwavering loyalty to his alma mater by sending his three sons to Archbishop Rummel and by creating the "Return to Home Scholarship. 

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John Theriot ‘79

2014 ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR

A staunch supporter of "all things Rummel," John Theriot has been a model Raider for years, promoting his alma mater in the community, contributing expert financial guidance to the school as an advisory board member, and supporting multiple academic and extracurricular programs. 

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S. Pete Oddo ‘66

2013 ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR

​A past president of the Alumni Association, Pete Oddo has supported his alma mater selflessly through the years, repeatedly contributing his time and efforts, as evidenced by keeping close contact with his charter class of 1966.

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Don L. Dubuc ‘68

2012 ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR

Popularly known as "Don the Outdoors Guy" on local television and radio, Don Dubuc has been a driving force behind the Alumni Association's most successful events, contributing to and promoting the Archbishop Rummel Fishing Rodeo and Beast Feast since their inceptions.

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Robert “Bob” Whitman ‘69

2011 ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR

A star student-athlete while a Raider, Bob Whitman returned to Archbishop Rummel as a faculty member, guidance counselor and coach, quickly becoming a role model through his efforts on campus and his leadership in the greater New Orleans community. 

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David “Dave” Russo ‘71

2010 ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR

A past president of the Alumni Association, Dave Russo was a founder and chairman of the Archbishop Rummel Fishing Rodeo and Beast Feast, two of the association's most successful fundraising and community building events.