Northwestern State University President Dr. Chris Maggio hosted the Walter Ledet Coffee Club for breakfast Wednesday, Nov. 1 to discuss emerging and ongoing projects and programs at the university. The Coffee Club is comprised of about 35 retired gentlemen who meet daily for coffee, fellowship and discussion of news and current events. Many have ties to NSU as alumni or as retired coaches, faculty and/or administrators. The Coffee Club began nearly 25 years ago when the late Walter Ledet, a long-time coach and administrator at NSU, encouraged his friends and fellow retirees to meet regularly to stay active and engaged with NSU and the Natchitoches community. The Coffee Club, which usually meets at Merci Beaucoup, often invites guests to speak to the group on civic or community matters and is annually treated to breakfast at NSU. From left are NSU President Dr. Chris Maggio, Bill Puls, Roger Williams, Sam Allemon, Dan Simmons, Sandy McNeely, Tommy Sibley, Bill Dickens, Bill Finical, John Ropp, Rickie Williams, Peyton Cunningham, Johnny Emmons, John Broussard, Gary Moore, Alan McMurtry, Wayne McCullem, Robert Gillam, Leon Johnson and Lovan Thomas.