2018 Alumnus of the Year

Dr. Joey RobertsJoey Roberts

Kinesiology and Health Studies
Executive Director of West St. Tammany YMCA

Joey Roberts is the Executive Director of the West St. Tammany YMCA.Prior to taking his job at the YMCA three years ago, Roberts spent more than a decade in the St. Tammany Parish school system, serving as a coach and in special education. Born in New Orleans, he has been a resident of Covington for the last 25 years. He and his wife, Kelly, have been married for 16 years and have 3 children. As the recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Award in Kinesiology from Southeastern La. University, he brings his leadership, experience, and enthusiasm to the YMCA and Covington community.



Previous Winners


Year Name Department
2017 Monica Nijoka School of Nursing
2016 Samone Cammon Kinesiology & Health Studies
2015 Barbara Hebert Health and Human Sciences
2014 Dr. Cynthia Bienemy School of Nursing
2013 Rosalind Bello Kinesiology and Health Studies
2011  Ken Jenkins   Kinesiology and Health Studies 
2010 Dr. Wanda Spurlock School of Nursing
2009  Dr. Donnie F. Booth  College of Nursing and Health Sciences 
2008 Lisa Johnson Kinesiology and Health Studies
2006 Janet G. Mora Communication Sciences and Disorders
2005  Tammy Louk Swindle  Kinesiology and Health Studies 
2004 Coletta C. Barrett     School of Nursing 
2003 Dr. Michael Berry Kinesiology and Health Studies 
2002  Dr. Leroy Fanning    Kinesiology and Health Studies