A special ceremony Tuesday served as a memorial to a man who spent his life advocating for better education in Acadiana.
A special ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the David Thibodaux Career and Technical High School, honoring the late educator, David Thibodaux.
Thibodaux was killed in a motorcycle accident in 2007. He worked as a UL Professor and was a longtime member of the Lafayette Parish School Board.
Family members say that all his hard work towards a better education for everyone has finally paid off.
Dr. David Thibodaux Laid to Rest
The man who led the fight for improving teaching conditions inside Lafayette Parish schools was remembered Wednesday for his tireless work as both an educator and public servant.
There was standing room only inside Saint John's Cathedral this morning as the friends and family of Dr. David Thibodaux gathered to pay their last respects.
Dr. Thibodaux was remembered not only for his tireless work as a school board member who fought for the teachers and students of the parish, but also as an impassioned professor of literature at UL Lafayette who helped to inspire thousands of students with the love of the written word.
Those who knew him say he approached every thing he did with a sense of passion.
Whether it was fighting for smaller classroom sizes as a member of the school board or inspiring generations of his students at UL Lafayette, Dr. David Thibodaux never quit trying to make a difference.
Dr. Thibodaux recently died in a motorcycle crash.
Friends, family and community leaders gathered at St. John's Cathedral to pay their final respects on Wednesday, March 28th.
In lieu of flowers, the Thibodaux family is setting up a special memorial fund in honor of Dr. Thibodaux.
Contributions can be sent to 328 Wentworth Boulevard, Lafayette 70508.
Doctor Thibodaux was known for working to fight for smaller class sizes, improved conditions, and helping those who were most in need.
Dr. Thibodaux leaves behind his wife of 19 years, five children and one grandchild.