Noel Hammatt, longtime EBR School Board member, dies at 62

Noel Hammatt, longtime EBR School Board member, dies at 62

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Former East Baton Rouge Parish School Board member Noel Hammatt died Friday after a battle with cancer.

Hammatt, 62, served on the school board for nearly 20 years.

“It’s been three months since his Glioblastoma IV diagnosis,” his family said. “His ashes will be dispersed in two of his favorite places: Lake Pontchartrain, where he loved to sail, and Arnaudville, Louisiana, where he loved to dream. He will be dearly missed.”

The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board has so many fond memories of Noel Hammatt. His passion for students and relentless pursuit of progress inspires us all. His legacy will continue to live on in EBRPSS. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family.

State Rep Barbara Freiberg, a former EBR School Board Member, remembered her former colleague Saturday.

“Nelson Mandela told us that education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” Freiberg said “Noel believed this with every fiber of his being and worked tirelessly each day to provide the best opportunities for students to learn. His spirited advocacy and dedicated service will be missed by the education community. We thank him for helping to change our world.”

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