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Spirit of Tulane

October 07, 2010 3:15 AM
Fran Simon

A pre-medical student is the first-placewinner in the photo contest and staff members in the Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives win first place for their winning video entry in the “I Am Tulane” spirit contest in conjunction with homecoming.


This first-place photo shows a group of Tulane students posing in front of a medical clinic on a Mission Honduras trip. (Photo by Tim Rinaldi)

For their spirited video, featuring Riptide and Sophie in "Fall in Love With Tulane,” the staff members win a $100 gift card to have a departmental celebration and rights to host the spirit trophy for one year.

Second prize in the video contest goes to staff members in the development office call center, who win a $50 gift card.

Tim Rinaldi, a senior student majoring in neuroscience and religious studies, submitted the winning photo entry. The photo shows a group of Tulane students posing in front of a medical clinic on a Mission Honduras. The student leader for the 2010 mission has made four trips to Honduras.

“This photo shows that Green Wave spirit truly is global,” says Laurie Orgeron, homecoming chair and student outreach senior program coordinator in the Office of Alumni Affairs.

Members of the Tulane community had been invited to show their Green Wave pride and spirit by submitting original creations to the Tulane Spirit Video and Photo Contest.

For his entry, Rinaldi wins a $100 gift card. Other winners in the photo competition are Alexandra Weinroth, who wins second place for her photo of young women with their faces painted at football game, with the prize of a leatherbound book signed by Tulane President Scott Cowen; and third place to development staff member Leslie Marsh, winning a hardcover book signed by Cowen for a photo of her father Albert A. Robbert, who graduated from Tulane in 1935. The photo was taken at homecoming in 2004.

Winners will be recognized at the pep rally today (Oct. 8), beginning at 7 p.m. on the LBC Quad. The pep rally is one of many homecoming activities this weekend.