Presented since 1981, the Golden Arrow Award is the highest honor from the ULM Alumni Association. This award goes to someone who has distinguished themselves through personal and professional achievement while serving the Alumni Association, going above and beyond the call of duty over a period of years. This year’s winner is Tag Rome.
The Jonesboro native was bestowed the prestigious award during the annual Alumni Awards Brunch held at the Bayou Pointe Event Center.on Saturday, Oct. 23, as part of ULM’s Homecoming festivities. Rome along with Rising Young Alumni Award winner DeAndre Alexander were then honored at the ULM homecoming football game later that evening.
Anthony “Tag” Rome earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from ULM in 1984 and 1987. He was a member of the ULM football team from 1980-83, receiving the All-Conference, All Louisiana, All American (twice), and all Conference Academic awards. He played professional football for the NFL and CFL. Rome served as assistant football coach at ULM from 1989-96. He was inducted into the ULM Sports Hall of Fame in 1996.
Rome is a true advocate of ULM, having memberships as an Alumni Association Lifetime member, L Club Lifetime member, George T. Walker Heritage Society member, Kitty DeGree Bell Tower Society member – Ouachita Society, and constantly supporting ULM in the Shreveport area where he currently resides.
With this success, Rome is just as dedicated in his career. As a State Farm Insurance agent in the Shreveport/Bossier area, he has developed three different locations, is in the top one percentile of State Farm agents in America, and was recognized by State Farm as a Million Dollar Round Table recipient.
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