International Achievement Award

 

The International Achievement  Award, was created in 1998, and is presented by the Lafayette International Center and its advisory board, the Lafayette International Center Foundation. It is designed to honor an individual, company or organization that has significantly enhanced Acadiana’s international reputation. Each nominee must be a United States citizen or a permanent resident of the United States, with preference given to residents of Acadiana or residents of Louisiana. As Le Centre International is a trade development organization, primary consideration is accorded to individuals whose activities have helped draw economic benefits to the Lafayette area. The past recipients of the award are:

 

 
I
January 14, 1998
 
 
Lifetime  Achievement Award
awarded posthumously
January 27, 1999
 
 
II
February 10, 1999
 
 
III
January 19, 2000
 
 
IV
April 27, 2001
 
 
V
April 26, 2002
 
 
VI
April 22, 2004
 
 
VII
April 21, 2005
 
 
VIII
April 28, 2006
 
 
IX
April 26, 2007
 
 
X
April 24, 2008
 
 
XI
Frank’s Casing Crew
Frank’s International
April 23, 2009
 
 
XII
LAGCOE
Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition
April 22, 2010
 
 
no award given—
reception honored all past recipients
April 28, 2011
 
 
XIII
Gary LaGrange
 
Eugene Joseph Schreiber
awarded posthumously
April 26, 2012
 
 
XIV
 
 
XV
April 24, 2014
 
 
XVI
Festivals Acadiens et Créoles
April 23, 2015
 
XVII
Dud Lastrapes
 
Phil Lank

April 21, 2016
 
 
​​
XVIII
Robert Dafford

April 27, 2017
 
 
​​​
XIX
 
 

April 26, 2018