Milton M. Dureau, Jr. ’69 CJ has been selected as the 2019 Sen. Allen J. Ellender Award recipient as Alumnus of the Year. Milton was selected by the Brother Martin Board of Directors and will receive the award at a ceremony in March 2019.
Milton has been married to Christine Grilletta Dureau for 44 years. Together, Milton and Christine have four children: Stephanie, Matthew ’99, Zachary ’04 and Emily and three grandchildren: Camille, Chloe, and Luke.
At Brother Martin High School, Milton has served on the Cor Jesu Class of 1969 Reunion Committee, the Celebration of the Crest—Auction Committee, serving as chair couple in 1997 with Christine; the Parents Club Board of Directors, the Trey Culotta Wrestling Tournament Committee, the Alumni Board of Directors, the President’s Dinner Committee, and the Phase III Campaign Committee. He and Christine are also members of the Society of 1869.
After Cor Jesu, Milton graduated from Tulane University with a B. S. in Chemistry in 1973 where he served as Film Program Committee Chair for the University Programming Board. He began his employment with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office as a Forensic Drug Chemist in August of 1973. He was promoted to Crime Laboratory Director in 1988 and assisted in the establishment of a DNA Laboratory in 2000. He was then promoted to Commander of Scientific Services in 2009 where he assisted in the design and construction of a new 42,000 sq. ft. forensic laboratory. In 2011, he retired after more than 38 years of service.
Milton is a member of the American Chemical Society, the Louisiana Association of Forensic Scientists, for which he served as Vice-President and President; the Southern Association of Forensic Scientists, the Louisiana Board of Crime Laboratory Directors and Administrators, and the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors.
Milton serves as a basketball referee for the Louisiana High School Athletic Association. He was the recipient of the Archdiocese of New Orleans St. Louis Medallion from St. Rita Parish in 2003 and serves on the Congregation of St. Joseph - People Program Board of Directors. Milton was recognized by the Jefferson Parish Chamber of Commerce for Outstanding Service in 1994. He and Christine served as chair couple for the 2003 Sisters of St. Joseph of Medaille (now Congregation of St. Joseph) Spring Gala.