Emile Guy Lombard Sr. retired after 35 years in the industrial gas and chemical industry.  Emile and his colleagues at Air Products and Chemicals manufactured

the hydrogen used in NASA's space shuttle.  He was nicknamed the "Blue Goose" while at St. Aug.  Emile and his

wife of 50 years live in New Orleans, have five kids and sixteen grandkids.   Emile's favorite pastime is dancing.

Furnell Chatman broke the media race barrier in New Orleans and worked more than 40 years as a TV news reporter and anchor.  Furnell spent most of his career with NBC based in Los Angeles, and has won Emmys, Golden Mikes, and a lifetime achievement award from Minorities in Broadcasting.  At St. Aug he was captain of the Marching 100 and "Class Speaker" at graduation.  Furnell and his wife Gail retired to the Big Easy, where he redesigns and updates this website.


Darrel Saizan has been active in New Orleans city government for decades, once serving as Director of the Department of Economic Development and Chief of Staff under Mayor Sidney Bartholomew.  He also serves on several municipal boards. Darrel is now an active consultant on project management and transportation planning including work on the current Armstrong Airport expansion project.  Darrel and his wife Shaun of 30 years have two daughters and he loves family time.

Rawn Davis retired after serving as Projects Manager

at Xavier University for more than 23 years.  He now

hopes to enjoy life with his grandkids and without all the pressures and responsibilities of the university's ever-expanding footprint.  At St. Aug his nickname was "Gump" and he was a member of the glee club. Rawn and his family still call New Orleans home.  He enjoys family time and picnicking along the lakefront.

Louis Meyi retired effective 2012 after a 40-plus year career in the Federal Civil Service.  He worked for several agencies in Chicago and Boston with a final stop at the Agriculture Department as Regional Civil Rights Director.  At St. Aug  Louis was a member of the Marching 100 and a community service club.  He and his wife Laura of 45 years live in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Louis enjoys music, the ocean and seashore, and especially his two kids and four grandkids.

Danny Bakewell Sr. owns and operates the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper and radio station WBOK in New Orleans.  Danny is a successful real estate developer and a well-known civil rights activist in Southern California.  He played football at St. Aug and was nicknamed the "white whale".  Danny is married and lives in the greater Los Angeles area.  He enjoys visiting New Orleans and listening to R&B hits from the 60's and 70's.

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Bobby Major Jr. is president of Major Services Inc. which is a computer consulting firm established more than two decades ago.  He and his wife live in New Orleans and support numerous civic and charity events.  Bobby played football at St. Aug and his nickname was "Robert".  He is still working and relishes the challenges of his business but finds time to enjoy hunting and water sports.  

Gregory Joseph Gaines is a life-long resident of New Orleans, La.  He was a U-S postal employee for 41 years working as a letter carrier, postal inspector, postal police officer, and finally as a USPS tort claims coordinator for 17 years.  Greg is now a licensed general contractor, property manager, and was named "Contractor of the Year" in 1996.  At St. Aug he was known as "Big Greg" and played football.  He is divorced and enjoys motorcycling.

Louis M. Atkins began as a postal clerk then rose through the ranks to become the first African-American to be elected President of the National Association of Postal Supervisors. His duties included lobbying Congress, negotiating salaries, and improving postal operations.  At St. Aug he taught CCD classes to 3rd and 4th graders.  After four decades of service, Louis and his wife Bonita of 47 years retired in Baton Rouge, La.  He enjoys watching sports and time with his grandson.

Harry S.Tervalon Jr. served in the criminal justice system in New Orleans for 45 years as a police officer, assistant D-A, special IAD agent, Civil Service hearing examiner, and Chief of the Conflict Division in the Public Defenders office.   At St. Aug Harry was on the student council, the debate club, and was nicknamed "The Russian".  He is now retired and enjoys traveling with his wife Bethany, reading, and dining out in New Orleans or wherever he travels.

Jerome D. Craig retired in 2014 after a 46 year career in the telecommunications industry.  Jerome held national and international management positions with several firms completing his career  as Chief Engineer-Voice Services for the Fairfax County Government.  At St. Aug he played tuba in the Marching 100 and his nickname was "Jerry".  He and his wife Darryle of 39 years have one son and live in Reston, Virginia.  Jerome enjoys fencing, visiting the Caribbean, and playing tennis.

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