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Loyola alumni president honored as a Junior Achievement Rising Star

November 1, 2013

Current president of the Loyola University New Orleans Alumni Association Amy Cyrex Sins '98 has been named to the Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans’ 2013 class of Rising Stars and will be honored at the organization’s 10th anniversary of its City Stars Soirée Friday, Nov. 8 at JA BizTown, 5100 Orleans Ave.

JAGNO’s Rising Stars are entrepreneurs, age 40 and under, from the Greater New Orleans area who are the founder, co-founder or owner of a growing entrepreneurial business and who have demonstrated strong entrepreneurial skills with high moral and ethical standards and who can serve as role models for today’s youth. In the past 10 years, JAGNO has honored 47 young individuals as Rising Star recipients.

The City Stars Soirée will be held at JAGNO’s facility on the City Park campus of Delgado Community College, with dining and dancing from 7-11 p.m. Tickets are $50 for individuals and $75 for a couple. Musical entertainment for the evening will be provided by the Glen David Andrews Band.

Sins, the chef owner of Langlois Culinary Crossroads and a noted cookbook author, will be honored alongside fellow Rising Star class members Suzanne Alford of Alford Advertising; Dwayne Bernal of Royal Engineers and Consultants, LLC; Lavonzell Nicholson of PLAYNOLA; and St. Denis J. Villere III of Villere and Company.

In 2012, Sins left the comfort of a stable career in sales and established a company that sought to provide guests with a truly unique cooking and dining experience that emphasizes local Creole and Cajun flavors. She says of her current enterprise, “I’m following my dream. This is what I’ve always wanted to do. Sometimes in life, you must take risks and do what gives you meaning and inspires you.”

In addition to her entrepreneurial work, Sins is highly involved with her alma mater and has been the president of the Loyola Alumni Association since 2012 and has chaired the university’s Enrichment Committee, which is responsible for planning Loyola’s Alumni College event. She and her husband, George F. Sins III, another Loyola alumnus, are parents to two cats named Flambeaux and Truffles, and two chickens named Soufflé and Hollandaise.

About Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans delivers a variety of educational programs in finance and economics presented to children in grades kindergarten through twelfth grade. In the 2012-2013 school year, JAGNO with its many volunteers, touched the lives of more than 24,000 Louisiana children. For more information on the City Stars Soirée or to purchase tickets, visit https://jagnosoiree.fasttransact.net or call 504-569-8657.

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