Bria Winfree

Public Affairs Assistant

Originally from Deville, Louisiana, Bria moved to Monroe to pursue degrees in History and Political Science with a minor in English at the University of Louisiana Monroe. She intends to graduate in the Spring of 2021 to begin her career as an educator.

Bria has become involved in various organizations on ULM’s campus, including ULM Hawkseekers, ULM Quiz Bowl and the Green Hope club, as well as the ULM Honors Program.

In her free time, Bria enjoys hiking, painting and reading, as well as volunteering through her various organizations.

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A court-martial in Louisiana has sentenced a 22-year-old airman to 35 years in prison for killing his roommate in Guam last year.

The seven-officer panel sentenced Isaiah Edwards on Tuesday in the March 27 stabbing death of 20-year-old Bradley Hale, news agencies reported. Edwards will be dishonorably discharged from the Air Force. Both men were airmen and electronic warfare journeymen stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base in north Louisiana.

ULM Office of Marketing and Communications Faculty, staff and retirees of the University of Louisiana Monroe who are U.S. veterans or on active duty will be honored at the Veterans Day Service at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12.

The service will be in the Conference Center on the seventh floor of the library. Guest speaker will be Karen Vaughn, the mother of U.S. Navy SEAL Aaron Carson Vaughn, who was a member of SEAL Team 6. On Aug. 6, 2011, Vaughn and 29 others were killed when their helicopter, Extortion 6, was shot down in Afghanistan by the Taliban.

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At 5:30 this morning, a suspicious package was found in the Monroe Regional Airport. The airport was evacuated and flights delayed as the package was inspected and removed. 

Monroe Police spokesman Reggie Brown said police do not believe the device is a bomb. 

The airport is now back open and flights are running as scheduled. 

University of Louisiana Monroe is hosting Candide November 1 - 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Brown Auditorium. The final show will be November 4 at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $15 for the general public and free for ULM students.

The 1956 opera Candide is famous for its overture and songs such as "Glitter and Be Gay" and "Make Our Garden Grow". The opera is based on Voltaire's 1758 novel of the same name, Candide tells the story of the young man who learns the truth about existence through a bizarre sequence of fantastic events that take him from Europe to the New World and back. 

Entertainer Mable John returns to the area for a celebration of her talent. The community of Bastrop will celebrate John's 88th birthday at a celebration at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Evans Business Plaza, 710 South Washington Street. Admission is free, and the community is invited to attend.

        At 6:30 p.m., the historic Rose Theatre in Bastrop will host a screening of the Academy and Grammy Award-winning 2013 film 20 Feet from Stardom. The documentary film features John and other performers who served as backup singers to famous artists.


The University of Louisiana at Monroe College of Pharmacy will host an event for helping seniors with Medicare enrollment questions on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 1 to 5 p.m.  

Medicare Part D is the prescription drug benefit for people on Medicare

The annual enrollment period for Medicare prescription drug plans is October 15 through December 7 every year. Although a person’s medications may not change, the plans change every year.

Monroe's RiverMarket hosts the Blues, Brews, and BBQ event on November 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The venue showcases the surrounding area’s variety of artisan handmade items, produce, LA products, food, and talent in a “town square” setting.

The event features live blues music throughout the day, a Rib Cook Off, and tastings from local home brewers.