I never imagined that I would be saying goodbye, but after four years, my time as Editor of the Donaldsonville Chief has come to and end. It is bittersweet but I am also excited to be switching gears and fulfilling the role as Public Information Officer with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office.
Donaldsonville has grown close to my heart, and I am thankful for the resume building experiences that Donaldsonville has offered me.
I will miss the walls of 120 Railroad Avenue, but most importantly the people who make up Donaldsonville.
There are so many people I want to thank, but I don't want to leave anyone out, so I want to just thank every person who has crossed my path and made memorable moments with me.
I am very thankful of filling this position as Editor, fresh out of Xavier University. I never imagined myself here, but God puts you right where he wants you to be and for that I can't argue with.
In my four years I have completed countless hours of volunteer work and served on numerous executive boards fighting for a better Donaldsonville, which I still intend to serve on, I have taught Spanish and Salsa to many third grade level kids in Donaldsonville, and have even had the chance to rack up on over 100 professional awards from my work at the Chief. Not to mention, I have been featured in magazines and appeared on calendars during my time here.
I can truly say I have enjoyed every moment of it!
I have to thank the staff of the Chief, Bob Prejean, Aanifa LeBlanc, and Tanya Sellier, because without them, the Chief would have not done so great if we couldn't work as a team and get things done.
I would have never thought that as a 27-year-old woman, I would have held prestigious titles such as: Donaldsonville Rotary Club President, and Donaldsonville Chamber of Commerce President under my belt already. I want to thank each member for having faith in a young woman and serving a community that I have grown to love.
I have had the pleasure of mentoring many high school students, whom still reach out to me today, and that has been worthwhile for me.
Coming into a community where you know no one can be tough, but now I change careers and say "see you later" to a community where I now know everyone.
I just cant say thank you enough, I will miss the Donaldsonville Chief, but I promise this is not the last time you will see me or see my writings in the Chief.
Thanks Donaldsonville for a wonderful four years! I have a key to the city, thanks to Mayor Leroy Sullivan, and I intend to continue to use it the next four years and so forth.
From the bottom of my heart,
Allison B. Hudson