Alton Alexis


Alton Alexis
Wide Receiver 1976-1979
Fort Worth, TX

"Mrs. Fitz was an inspiration to everyone who attended Tulane during her tenure. Whether she typed papers for you (before computers), made phone call home (before cell phones) or just gave you that motherly advice while away from home she was always there. After leaving Tulane she was the glue that kept every generation of players connected with updates on former players' whereabouts and their successes. It was a pleasure being in her presence and an honor to know her."


 
Joe Bullard


Joe Bullard
Defensive Back 1968-1972
Mobile, Alabama

"I know of no one who has a bigger heart and is full of compassion for others than Ms. Fitz. She was our mother away from home. God Bless Ms. Fitz."


 
 
Bobby Duhon


Bobby Duhon
Quarterback 1964-67 (1967 co-captain)
Atlanta, Georgia
Stock Broker

"Mrs. Fitz meant so much to all of the seven hundred players that came through the old Tulane Stadium in our day. She was the mother that listened to our problems, showed us support and helped us get through those lonely days away from our families for the first time. She worked tirelessly for all of us typing our term papers - remember there were no computers in those days - she used the old fashioned typewriter and I can remember her staying at her office many times after her job was done to type for some of us. She never expected anything from anyone. She would represent us to the coaches when she thought that she could help our 'situation.' I am proud to be one of 'Mrs Fitz's boys."


 
Jim Jancik


Jim Jancik
Safety 1964-1968 (1967 co-captain)
Atlanta, Georgia
President, ROI Healthcare Solutions

"As a young man coming from a small town in Texas, I was a little overwhelmed when I arrived in New Orleans and Tulane. I had gone through an emotional year back home when both my father and sister died. During the course of that first year, Ms. Fitz became my adopted mother and first line of defense when things weren't going well. Over the six year period of time I spent on campus, getting my BS and MBA, she was always at the heart of my relationship with Tulane."


 
Dale Karrh


Dale Karrh
Defensive Line 1978-1982
Marietta, Georgia


 
 
Bill Lichtenstein


Bill Lichtenstein
Offensive Line 1978-82
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

"November 2007 was our 25th college reunion. Over 40 players from our era came to homecoming and we were able to rekindle many of the great friendships we had. We agreed it was important to establish a permanent financial commitment to the school and program that did so much for all of us. As the idea matured, it was a natural extension to make this endowment about a person who truly represents Tulane Football. No single coach or player could claim that title. Only Ms. Fitz is the true representative of Tulane football."


 
Scott Morrell


Scott Morrell
Offensive Line 1977-80
Conyers, Georgia
Orthopedic Surgery

"When Bill Lichtenstein first proposed this project during a reunion in 2007, those of us present voiced immediate and unanimous agreement that this was a worthy project to honor Ms. Fitz in a way that is fitting to her devoted service to the football program for so many years. For each of us, on a daily basis, Ms. Fitz was a solid fixture of stability, a model of dedication to the job, the kind voice that each of us needed from time to time, and in every way was a part of our team. I look forward to seeing this project to its conclusion and recognizing Ms. Fitz."


 
Dennis O'Sullivan


Dennis O'Sullivan
Defensive Line 1994-1998
Valley Cottage, New York

"Day in and day out we are all faced with a multitude of decisions; some hard, some easy many difficult; recently I was asked to lend my time and energies to help support Tulane Football, an invitation that I accepted without much thought and with great ease. This decision was made all the more easier because this 'support' is to be conducted in the name of Mrs. Lurlyn Fitzpatrick, the heart and soul of Tulane Football for decades. To help a program that gave so much to me whilst paying tribute to a woman that generations of Tulane Men have considered to be not only a friend but confidant, counselor, tutor, teacher, mother and so much more is an honor that I will always cherish."


 
Lloyd Pye


Lloyd Pye
Running Back/Punter 1964-1968
Inlet Beach, Florida
Writer/Lecturer

"Because I learned to type in high school, I seldom interacted with Ms. Fitz during my years at Tulane (1964-1968). However, in later years every time our paths crossed she always recognized me and called me by name. She's a woman with a heart as big as the program she oversaw, and there will never be another like her."


 
Andre Robert


Andre Robert
Offensive Line 1977-1981
New Orleans, Louisiana
Stock Broker

"Mrs. Fitz was invaluable to me during my years at Tulane. I have kept up with Mrs. Fitz since graduation and see her at almost every Green Wave football game. She has always had such a positive, can do attitude and is such a sweetheart. Like almost all the other football players at Tulane when I was there, I felt that Mrs. Fitz was like a mother to me. Thank you, Mrs. Fitz, for all of your help and support. And thank you Tulane for the many opportunities that my education has provided me."