Sabrina Scott and Brandy Broome selected as NAIA Honorable Mention All-Americans

Sabrina Scott

Sabrina Scott

Brandy Broome

Brandy Broome

A pair of Southern University at New Orleans players have been selected as National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Division I Women’s Basketball Honorable Mention All-Americans, the NAIA announced. Sabrina Scott and Brandy Broome were recognized for their outstanding play during the 2013-14 season.

The duo helped lead SUNO to a 15-6 record this year; good enough for a second place finish in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference’s Western Division.

Brandy Broome, a junior guard/forward from Natchitoches, La., finished the season ranked in the GCAC top-10 in scoring (17.45 ppg), rebounding (9.40 rpg), steals (5.2 spg), assists (4.55 apg) and blocked shots (1.05 bpg), the only player to achieve that feat.  Her 5.2 steals per game also led all Division I players.  Broome scored in double figures in 18 of 20 contests for the Lady Knights, including 11 games of 20 or more points.  She also led the Lady Knights with 9 double-doubles.

Sabrina Scott, a senior center from Tacoma, Wash., earned recognition for the second consecutive season as one of the top interior players in the nation.  Sabrina led the nation in blocks, averaging 5.3 per game.  She also averaged a double-double by scoring 10.9 points and collecting 10.4 rebounds per game.  Sabrina collected her fourth career triple-double in a game against Wiley College with 24 points, 15 rebounds and 14 blocks.

“Both young ladies are very proud of being selected as Honorable Mention All-Americans,” said Women’s Basketball Head Coach Elston King. “They are both great student-athletes in the total sense of the word.  Brandy is one of the most talented players I’ve come across. She has tremendous versatility and the ability to play just about every position on the court both offensively and defensively.  Sabrina has grown so much as a player over the last few seasons and has remained a dominant presence even as opponents focused much more attention on her this year.  This is a great reward for both players for the hard work they put into their games.”

Thurgood Marshall College Fund President & CEO to Serve as SUNO’s Commencement Speaker

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Johnny C. Taylor Jr., president and chief executive officer of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), will serve as the speaker for the Southern University at New Orleans 2014 Commencement Saturday, May 10 at 4 p.m. in Kiefer Lakefont Arena.

 

Named one of the “Power 100” by Ebony Magazine in its 2011 list of the 100 most influential African Americans, Taylor leads the only national organization representing nearly 300,000 students attending this country’s 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). With approximately 80 percent of all HBCU students attending TMCF member-schools, the organization is responsible for providing this country with a robust and diverse pipeline of talented workers and future leaders.

 

Prior to assuming the presidency of TMCF, Taylor worked as a senior executive for IAC/InterActiveCorp – first as its senior vice president of human resources and then as the president and chief executive officer of one of IAC’s operating subsidiaries, RushmoreDrive.com. Taylor’s career also spanned nearly 15 years as litigation partner and president of the human resources consulting business for the McGuireWoods law firm; executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Compass Group USA; general counsel and senior vice president of human resources for Viacom subsidiary, Paramount Pictures Live Entertainment Group; and associate general counsel and vice president of human resources for Viacom subsidiary, Blockbuster Entertainment Group.

 

Taylor, an Isaac Bashevis Singer Scholar and honors graduate of the University of Miami, earned a Master of Arts with Honors from Drake University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence with Honors from the Drake Law School. While at the law school, he served as research editor of the Drake Law Review and argued on the National Moot Court Team. He is licensed to practice law in Florida, Illinois and Washington, D.C., and holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources certification.

 

Taylor, who currently serves on the corporate board of Gallup, a leader in organizational consulting and public opinion research, also volunteers his time to several not-for-profit boards, including serving as former chairman of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), one of the world’s largest professional associations with 250,000 members in more than 100 countries; a member of the Board of Directors of the YMCA of the USA, the country’s largest social service agency; and a member of the Board of Trustees of The Cooper Union, one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher learning dedicated to preparing students for the professions of art, architecture and engineering. He is also a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

 

 

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U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite to Speak at SUNO’s Honors and Awards Day Program

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U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite Jr. will be the guest speaker at the Southern University at New Orleans annual Honors and Awards Day Program Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the University Gymnasium.

Polite, nominated by President Barack Obama, oversees the investigation and litigation of all criminal and civil cases brought on behalf of the United States in the Eastern District of Louisiana, and supervises an office of approximately 55 assistant U.S. attorneys.

The theme for this year’s celebration is “Setting the Stage for Long-Term Success.”  More than 700 students are slated to receive awards for exceptional scholarship, outstanding service and excellent leadership.  The event is open to the public.

For information, contact Committee Chair Dr. Brenda Jackson at 504-286-5274.

Applications for Honoré Center 2014 Class Now Accepted

Applications are now being accepted for admission into the Honoré Center for Undergraduate Student Achievement, a pilot project of Southern University created to develop the potential among disadvantaged African American males.  The program, now entering its 3rd year on the SUNO campus at New Orleans, was designed to address two important challenges, namely to increase the numbers of Black males entering and completing college, also to increase the number of Black males serving as classroom teachers in the urban communities they came from. Young men graduating in 2014 from high schools in the metropolitan area may apply to become members of its 3rd cohort of student starting in the Fall of 2014..  

Each candidate accepted as an Honoré scholar agrees that, in return for the investment of resources in his education he will spend at least two years as a classroom teacher employed at a school in the metropolitan area.

Candidates enter a structured, holistic program environment that also provides each Honoré cohort member with substantial resources and support for up to five years to help ensure his COLLEGIATE success including:

1) On-campus apartment

2) Personal computer

3) All required textbooks for up to 5 years

4) Campus meal plan

5) Monthly stipend to assist living expenses

6) Academic advisement, counseling and tutoring as needed

7) Enrichment activities including speaker series, field trips, etc.

Eligibility requirements for applicants include:

A. Family income level at or below federal poverty guidelines,
B. Composite ACT scores in the 14-19 range, and
C. High school GPA above 2.0 minimum.

To learn more about the Honoré Center for Undergraduate Achievement and its requirements, applicants may contact the office #504-286-5107. To download the 2014 Admissions brochure and application form online, visit: http://honorecusa.sus.edu/about/apply/.

SUNO’s Spring Enrollment Holds Steady Westbank Campus Enrollment Nearly Doubles

Enrollment for the Spring 2014 semester at Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) remains stable. According to final figures, 3,139 students are enrolled this Spring semester, compared to the 3,145 enrolled in Spring 2013.

On the Westbank Campus, Spring 2014 enrollment is 295, nearly double the 157 enrolled during Fall 2013. SUNO opened the Westbank Campus at Landry-Walker High School in Algiers last Fall semester, giving students who reside on the West Bank the opportunity to attend SUNO classes without crossing the river.

“The convenience of the Westbank campus has enticed more students to take classes there,” said Wesley Bishop, associate vice chancellor of Academic Affairs. “We are pleased with the community’s response to the University offering access to public higher education on the Westbank.”

SUNO administrators also are pleased that overall enrollment has stabilized. “This demonstrates that our institution continues to raise it stature as a viable higher education option for the Greater New Orleans region,” said Victor Ukpolo, SUNO’s chancellor. “Several construction projects at SUNO are nearing completion, which will make our institution even more attractive.  I’m excited regarding how our improved infrastructure will positively impact enrollment in the near future.”

According to Leatrice Latimore, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management, the University’s Early Start Program helps to attract students to SUNO. “We have been successful working with area high schools through our Early Start Program. By sending SUNO faculty members out to the schools, we can work with students to help them earn college credit while still in high school.”

SUNO Celebrates Black History Month 2014

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During the month of February, Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) is celebrating Black History Month with an array of events – lectures, dance, films, poetry, exhibits, musical performances and dramatic presentations.
Organized by SUNO’s Center for African and African American Studies (CAAAS) in collaboration with several units on campus and the community, the celebration provides an opportunity to reflect on a crucial part of America’s history, culture and heritage. The National Theme is “Civil Rights in America.”
All the Black History Month programs are free and open to the public.
A schedule of events follows:

 

Tuesday, February 4: Information Technology Center-Room 102, Lake Campus 11:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m.: AFRICANA FILM SERIES—Promised Land — Though apartheid ended in South Africa in 1994, the film follows two black communities as they struggle to reclaim land from white owners. Running Time: 60 min.

 

Wednesday, February 5: Collge of Business & Public Administration-Room 100, Lake Campus 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: “What Does Testing of the DNA of Ramasses III and Other New Kingdoms Reveal?” This presentation will examine several pieces of evidence on the ethnicity/race of Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt. Presented by: Dr. Frank Martin, Chair, College of Business & Public Administration.

 

Thursday, February 6: Information Technology Center-Room 102, Lake Campus 11:30 a.m. —1:30 p.m.: AFRICANA FILM SERIES —HERMAN’S HOUSE. This film captures the remarkable creative journey and friendship of Herman Wallace, one of the Angola 3, and artist Jackie Sumell. Running Time: 90 min.

 

Friday, February 7, 2014: SUNO-GYMNASIUM, Park Campus 1 p.m.—2 p.m.: Jazzin At Lunch” – Sullivan Dabney’s Musik Jazz Band-Featuring Michael Pierce, Asst. Professor of Music at SUNO, will explore some of the “Greats of Jazz” and performance techniques of their music. Sponsored by Jazz Foundation of America.

 

Friday, February 7-9, 2014: LOUISIANA RECONSTRUCTION CONFERENCE

 

February. 7: Opening Reception -The McKenna Museum of African Art, 2003 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, 6 p.m.—10 p.m. The Louisiana Public History Forum (LPHF) is an alliance of organizations and individuals that engage the public in discussions about the history of Slavery, Freedom, and Resistance. Sponsored by The Louisiana Public History Forum and CAAAS.

 

Saturday, February 8: SUNO College of Business & Public Administration, Auditorium: 9 a.m.—6 p.m.: The Louisiana Reconstruction Conference. Sponsored by The Louisiana Public History Forum (LPHF) and CAAAS.

 

Sunday, February 9: SUNO College of Business & Public Administration, Auditorium: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: The Louisiana Reconstruction Conference, BUS TOUR TO River Road African American Museum, Donaldsonville, Louisiana. Sponsored by The Louisiana Public History Forum and CAAAS.

 

Monday, February 10: Business Building Lecture Hall—Room 100, Lake Campus 9:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m.: The Last Days of President Kennedy and Dr. King. This multimedia presentation will focus on events occurring just prior to the assassinations of President Kennedy and Dr. King. Presented by: Dr. Jill E. Murray, School of Social Work.

 

Tuesday, February 11: Information Technology Center-Room 102, Lake Campus 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: OF CIVIL WRONGS AND RIGHTS-The Fred Korematsu Story—In 1942, Fred Korematsu was an average Californian working as a shipyard welder. But when he refused to obey Executive Order 9006, he became something extraordinary, a civil rights champion. Running Time: 60 min.

 

Wednesday, February 12: The Leonard S. Washington Library, SUNO, Park Campus, Multi-Purpose Building, Room 176, Screening of MALCOLM X, 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 5 p.m. Sponsored by Leonard S. Washington Library, Circulation Librarian, Angelique Carson. Running Time: 3 hrs. 20 min.

 

Thursday, February 13: SUNO College of Business & Public Administration, Room 100, Lake Campus 2 p.m.: “A Snapshot of Income and Wealth Patterns Among African-American Families” This presentation is an attempt to highlight some of the key statistics that reflect the wide income and wealth accumulation gaps between African-American families and the rest of the population. Presented by: Dr. Igwe Udeh, Dean, Professor of Business, College of Business Administration.

 

Friday, February 14: Information Technology Center-Room 102, Lake Campus 11:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m.: AFRICANA FILM SERIES/PANEL DISCUSSION: “The Loving Story”— An interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving, fell in love and married at a critical time in American history, the turbulent Civil Rights era. Sponsored by Essence Edwards, Museum Attendant, New Orleans African American Museum. Running Time: 77 min.

 

Monday, February 17: Information Technology Center-Room 102, Lake Campus 11:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m.: Lecture/Presentation: “Comparative Strategy of Struggle between Dr. Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela.” Presented by Mr. Wes. Johnson, “Our Story”, Producer.

 

Tuesday, February 18: Information Technology Center-Room 102, Lake Campus 11:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m.: AFRICANA FILM SERIES-American Promise – A Rare and Compelling Exploration of Race, Class and Opportunity in America. Middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn, New York, document their son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, who make their way through one of the most prestigious private school in the country, The Dalton School. Running Time: 2 hrs. 32 min. NOTE: This documentary will be shown in two parts.

 

Wednesday, February 19: Information Technology Center-Room 102, Lake Campus 11:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m.: AFRICANA FILM SERIES-American Promise– PART II

 

Friday, February 21: Information Technology Center-Room 102, Lake Campus Noon-1:30 p.m.: LECTURE: Who are the Moors: Civil Rights & Human Rights. This lecture will focus on the Post-Reconstruction Era to how the Black Race became a nation within a nation. Sponsored by Moorish Science Temple No. 34, Represented by Bro. Zachary Gremillion-El.

 

Friday, February 21: LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.: Reception: “Towards Advancing Civil Rights Through the Reshaping of Our Criminal Justice System: Revisiting the Past, Rescuing the Present, Reclaiming the Future.” A retrospective and prospective view of civil rights in American, the face of the “New Jim Crow of Mass Incarceration of African Americans. Sponsored by Dr. John Penny, Chair, SUNO-Department of Social Sciences.

 

Saturday, February 22: LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.: Symposium: “Towards Advancing Civil Rights Through the Reshaping of Our Criminal Justice System: Revisiting the Past, Rescuing the Present, Reclaiming the Future.” Sponsored by Dr. John Penny, Chair, SUNO-Department of Social Sciences.

 

Monday, February 24: Information Technology Center-Room 102, Lake Campus 11:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m.: AFRICANA FILM SERIES — HOMEGOINGS—Through the eyes of funeral director Isaiah Owens, the beauty and grace of African-American funerals are brought to life. Running Time: 60 min.

 

Wednesday, February 26, 201: SUNO-GYMNAISUM, Park Campus; 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Black History Month Closing Program Celebration. Performances by Voices of SUNO; and Luther Gray/Bamboula 2000. KEYNOTE: “There IS Hope for Black Males” Brother Willie Muhammad. Special Guest: Arthur “Silky Slim” Reed Program Sponsors

 

  • Center for African and African-American Studies
  • Title III Programs
  • SUNO-College of Arts & Sciences
  • SUNO-College of Business Administration
  • SUNO-School of Social Work
  • SUNO-Leonard S. Washington Library
  • SUNO-LYCEUM
  • Jazz Foundation of Louisiana
  • The Louisiana Public History Forum
  • New Orleans African American Museum

 

Black History Month Planning Committee
Dr. Romanus Ejiaga, Chair
Linda Hill, Curator/Archivist, Center for African and African American Studies
Darlene Holmes, Administrative Assistant, CAAAS
Dr. George Amedee, Professor of Political Science
About the Center for African and African American Studies at SUNO
The Center was formally established in 1989 as a unit within the Office of the Chancellor as a Title III grant program. In 2003, the Center was transferred to the College of Arts and Social Sciences to enhance its academic capabilities. As part of the Southern University at New Orleans continuing and growing commitment to the international and cultural studies, the Center seeks to provide innovative African and African American Studies programs in teaching, research and public service. The Center brings together a wealth of undergraduate course offerings, cultural and intellectual programming, archival and library resources, and numerous public events to create a strong foundation in African and African American Studies. For information, please visit the University’s Web site at www.suno.edu.

SUNO to Host Reconstruction Conference Feb 7-9

The Louisiana Reconstruction Conference is the first in a series of public programs designed to educate the public about the people, events and landmarks associated with the era known as Reconstruction.
Sponsored by Center for African and African American Studies (CAAAS) at Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) and the Louisiana Public History Forum, the conference is scheduled Friday, February 7 through Sunday, February 9.
An opening reception is scheduled at 6 p.m. Friday, February 7 at the McKenna Museum of African Art, 2003 Carondelet St., New Orleans, LA 70130. Panel sessions are scheduled Saturday, Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in SUNO’s College of Business & Public Administration. The conference will culminate with a Reconstruction tour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, February 9.
The period of Reconstruction in Louisiana began immediately following Emancipation in 1865 and ended with the last Black Louisiana legislator holding office in 1895. The conference will dispel the myths surrounding this 30-year-period of history and advance the public’s knowledge about the advancements and contributions of people of African descent during this time.
For information, call the CAAAS at 504-284-5550.

LOUISIANA RECONSTRUCTION CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Friday, February 7: Opening Reception -The McKenna Museum of African Art, 2003 Carondelet Street, New Orleans 70130, 6 p.m.—10 p.m. The Louisiana Public History Forum (LPHF) is an alliance of organizations and individuals that engage the public in discussions about the history of Slavery, Freedom, and Resistance. Sponsored by The Louisiana Public History Forum and CAAAS.

Saturday, February 8: SUNO College of Business & Public Administration, Auditorium: 9 a.m.—6 p.m.: The Louisiana Reconstruction Conference. Sponsored by The Louisiana Public History Forum (LPHF) and CAAAS.

Sunday, February 9: SUNO College of Business & Public Administration, Auditorium: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: The Louisiana Reconstruction Conference, BUS TOUR TO River Road African American Museum, Donaldsonville, Louisiana. Departs from Le Musée de f.p.c., 2336 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119 at 9 a.m. Sponsored by The Louisiana Public History Forum and CAAAS.