Loyola University New Orleans awards highest alumni honor to Larry, A'74, and Leslie Lambour Bouterie, A'74
Loyola press release - April 17, 2008
Adjutor Hominum awarded annually by Loyola’s alumni association
On April 11, Larry, A'74, and Leslie Lambour Bouterie, A’74, were given the Adjutor Hominum Award for their dedicated service to Loyola University New Orleans at the school’s annual alumni association luncheon during Reunion Weekend 2008.
Each year, the alumni association presents the Adjutor Hominum Award, the highest award bestowed by the alumni association, to an outstanding alumnus or alumna whose life exemplifies those characteristics that Loyola seeks to form in its graduates: moral character, service to humanity, and unquestionable integrity.
The Bouterie’s service to Loyola spans many years. In 1990, they were members of the core team of Washington area alums who organized and launched the alumni chapter. Leslie and Larry have each served individual terms as chapter president and currently serve as chapter co-presidents. They have promoted university admissions by assisting with local college fairs and hosting prospective student information sessions and freshmen sendoff receptions in their home. They have also assisted with university development endeavors and social events.
In 2007, the Bouteries sponsored a reception and cultural event for Loyola at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. In February 2006, they chaired a black tie fundraiser at the French Embassy to benefit the university in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
The Bouterie’s met while students at Loyola and have been married for 35 years. They currently reside in Bethesda, Maryland. Larry Bouterie, a 1974 graduate of Loyola University College of Arts and Sciences in computer science, was born and raised in New Orleans. He attended Loyola on an ROTC scholarship and participated in the Pershing Rifles Drill and ROTC Rifle teams. As a senior, he was commander of the Cadet Corps and was awarded the Loyola President’s Saber. In cooperation with the university, he often spent weekends mentoring inner city children.
Leslie graduated magna cum laude in 1974 with a B.A. degree in French with a minor in education. While at Loyola, she was selected for membership in both the Cardinal Key and Delta Epsilon Sigma honor societies, served as president of the Alliance Française, and as commander of the co-ed affiliates of the pershing Rifles. She also attended the Universite Catholique in Angers, France, as a Loyola exchange student, in a program offered in conjunction with the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana.