|Jack S. Damico is a resident of Lafayette, Louisiana and is married
with one child. He has lived in three states (Louisiana, Oklahoma,
and New Mexico) and has worked as a university professor at Louisiana State
University and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (formerly the University
of Southwestern Louisiana) since 1984. His son's name is Tommy and
his wife, Holly -- a native of Jerome, Idaho -- and is a speech-language
Pictured here with several students from the Ul-Lafayette Summer Literacy Project. Taken at Cypress Lake just outside the UL-Lafayette Speech-Langauge-Hearing Clinic
Jack, a native of Alexandria, Louisiana has five siblings (Anthony,
Mary, Patsy, Tommy, and Mike). He is an identical twin and his twin
(Tommy) is an attorney-at-law practicing in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Jack's hobbies include reading, exercise, traveling, socializing with friends,
and spending time with his wife and son. He enjoys watching movies
and some sporting events. Although Jack is a die-hard native son
of Louisiana who enjoys living and working in the Acadian region of the
state, he has spent portions of his Summers teaching in the Southwestern
United States (Flagstaff, Arizona and/or Albuquerque, New Mexico).
He has especially enjoyed watching his son grow up and learn to be an effective
meaning-maker through his social interactions, his educational opportunities,
and his love of reading, mathematics, sports, and discovery.
|Holly, Jack's wife, was born in Soda Springs, Idaho and has lived
in Jerome and Pocatello, Idaho and Baton Rouge and Lafayette, Louisiana.
She received her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Speech-Language Pathology
from Idaho State University and has received certification in preschool
Montessori education. While she has worked in several hospital locations,
Holly is currently the Director of the Speech and Language Clinic for the
Department of Communicative Disorders at the University of Louisiana at
Pictured here in Australia with the local fauna
|Holly and Tommy on Sydney Harbour Bridge
Holly, Tommy and Jack at the border of the Northern
|Tommy Eugene Damico, a twelve year old, lives with his mother and
his step-father (Sandy and Craig Nettleton) in New Mexico. However, Tommy
frequently visits Louisiana and is versed in Southern as well as Western
This picture was taken just outside of Albuquerque looking down into the Rio Grande River Valley.
|Tommy with Koala in recent trip to OZ||Tommy, is currently a seventh grader in the Albuquerque Public Schools. He enjoys playing with his springer spaniel, Abby, and playing computer games, reading, drama, soccer, basketball, and all things western.|
Jack with two favorite Tommys (Son & Twin)
With Ryan Nelson (doctoral student at UL)
Here are several recent photographs indicating that life in Lafayette isn't all work:
This is one of several Endowed Scholarships (including the John W. Oller, Sr. Endowed Scholarship) recently funded for the Department
Some recent "tourist" photographs with Jack and Holly
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