LCTCS Supervisor Donates Shirts Promoting Nunez Aerospace Program

Donated Aerospace Shirts

Stanton Salathe, sixth from right, a member of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) Board of Supervisors, visited Nunez Community College July 5 to donate custom t-shirts and polo shirts promoting Nunez’s Aerospace Manufacturing Technology program.

The Aerospace Manufacturing Technology program at Nunez Community College made such a big impression on a Louisiana Community and Technical College System supervisor that he decided to promote the program out of his own pocket.

Stanton Salathe, one of 17 LCTCS Supervisors tasked with guiding the state’s 12 community colleges, visited the Nunez campus in Chalmette on July 5 to drop off an order of custom-made t-shirts and polo shirts promoting Nunez’s Aerospace program. Nunez is one of the smaller LCTCS colleges, but it is the only college in the state, including universities, with an Aerospace program.

“This program has really distinguished itself. They’re not doing this in Shreveport or Lake Charles,” Salathe told a crowd of Nunez administrators and Aerospace students. “I thought maybe in some small way we could do something to help promote the program. Because you’re not the biggest, but you might well be the best.”

Nunez Chancellor Dr. Tina Tinney was on hand to accept the gracious donation from Salathe.

“Supervisor Salathe had the idea that we could distribute these shirts to Aerospace students and faculty and staff so that we could promote the program and have some visibility here in the community and wherever we go with our t-shirt on,” said Dr. Tinney. “We thought that was a great idea and we appreciate your support of the college and the generosity of the gift.”

Salathe is a retired business owner from Jefferson Parish and was appointed to the LCTCS Board of Supervisors in 2018.

Benjamin Stiegler of Youngsville, an Aerospace student at Nunez who also serves as the college’s SGA Vice President, currently works full-time at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans as part of an internship through the Aerospace program. Nunez’s SGA President Matt Durette, of Metairie, is also enrolled in the Aerospace program and was recently elected by the Louisiana Council of Student Body Presidents to serve as a student member on the LCTCS Board of Supervisors.

Registration for the Fall 2022 semester at Nunez, including the Aerospace program, is open now at Call 504-278-6467 or email for more information.