Lady Knights take on Wiley College at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday

Team huddle for the WEB

The Lady Knights Volleyball Team is on a four-game winning streak after defeating Talladega College 3-0 Saturday, Sept.6.  The Lady Knights (5-3) are in second place behind Dillard University (2-0) in conference standings.

The team will face Philander Smith College (5-5) at 7 tonight in Little Rock, Ark. , before gearing up for its home game Tuesday, Sept. 9 against Wiley College. That game will begin at 5:30 p.m. in The Castle.

Please come out and support our Lady Knights!

 

Lady Knights Play Well At Belhaven Classic

2014-2015 Lady Knights Volleyball Team: Standing from left, Edrielle Barrow, Nestaze' Bailey, Adriana "Niko" Titonea, Jana Reininghaus, Milica "Meci" Golubovic, Dh'creeion Glapion, Shannon Jones, Kiara Freeman. Front row from left, Jenny Pham, Stephanie Buhl, Christal "KK" Hollins, Ana Privrat

2014-2015 Lady Knights Volleyball Team: Standing from left, Edrielle Barrow, Nestaze’ Bailey, Adriana “Niko” Titonea, Jana Reininghaus, Milica “Meci” Golubovic, Dh’creeion Glapion, Shannon Jones, Kiara Freeman. Front row from left, Jenny Pham, Stephanie Buhl, Christal “KK” Hollins, Ana Privrat

The Lady Knights beat three out of four teams at the Belhaven Classic volleyball tournament August 29-30  in Jackson, Miss.

The team lost the first game to Millsaps College (0-3) before defeating Lyon College (3-0),  Belhaven University (3-0) and Rhodes College (3-0). The team’s overall record for the year so far is 4-3.

On Saturday, Sept. 6, the Lady Knights will face Talladega College in Alabama at 1 p.m.

 

Lady Knights Win Season Opener

Team huddle for the WEBThe Lady Knights defeated Texas College by a score of 3-0 in the team’s season opener Thursday, Aug. 21 at 6 p.m. in  The Castle. The Volleyball Team’s next opponent is Faulkner University at 6 p.m. Friday,  Aug. 22  in The  Castle. On Saturday, Aug. 23, the Lady Knights will travel to Mobile, Ala. to face off against the University of Mobile. 

Meet the 2014 Lady Knights Volleyball Team

2014-2015 Lady Knights Volleyball Team: Standing from left, Edrielle Barrow, Nestaze' Bailey, Adriana "Niko" Titonea, Jana Reininghaus, Milica "Meci" Golubovic, Dh'creeion Glapion, Shannon Jones, Kiara Freeman. Front row from left, Jenny Pham, Stephanie Buhl, Christal "KK" Hollins, Ana Privrat

2014-2015 Lady Knights Volleyball Team: Standing from left, Edrielle Barrow, Nestaze’ Bailey, Adriana “Niko” Titonea, Jana Reininghaus, Milica “Meci” Golubovic, Dh’creeion Glapion, Shannon Jones, Kiara Freeman. Front row from left, Jenny Pham, Stephanie Buhl, Christal “KK” Hollins, and Ana Privrat.

 

The Lady Knights Volleyball Team kicks off its season  today at 6 p.m.  in The Castle against Texas College. On Friday at 6 p.m., the Lady Knights will play Faulkner University in The Castle, and then travel to Mobile, Ala., on Saturday to play the University of Mobile at 6 p.m.

Head Coach Naomi Washington is in her 5th season with a record of 70 wins and 48 losses. In the 2013 season, she was named Coach of the Year of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). Former Lady Knight star Zipporah Washington will start her first year as assistant coach.

Please come out and support our team!

The team roster is below:

2014 Roster 7.29.14

 

 

 

Deadlines for ALL Appeals Extended

The deadlines for Financial Aid and Academic appeals have been extended to Friday, August 29, 2014.

For Financial Aid appeals, students are still required to submit completed packets to the Office of Administration and Finance. Questions are to be directed to 504-286-5117.

For Academic appeals, questions are to be directed to:

College of Business:                 Timotea Bailey                   504-286-5193

School of Social Work:              Tina Smith                         504-284-5557

College of Education:                Chandra Richardson             504-286-5072

College of Arts & Sciences:        Ashley Ojo                         504-286-5078

Mary Jackson                     504-286-5075

 

New Students Accepted as Honore’ Scholars

“Black Males: Defining Our Own Identity” is the theme of the Orientation and Welcome Ceremony  of the Honore’ Center for Undergraduate Student Achievement (Honore’ CUSA), scheduled Saturday, August 9 at 10 a.m.  in the College of Business & Public Administration, Room 100.

Retired WDSU-TV News anchor Norman Robinson will be the keynote speaker at the event, during which eight New Orleans-area students will join the ranks of the program’s third cohort of young men.

Honore’  Center Director Warren A. Bell said the 2014 candidates were “very competitive from the standpoint of their ACT scores, high school GPA’s and their likelihood to succeed in a college environment. We believe they are those hidden stars in our communities waiting to be developed and groomed into future leaders after receiving extra guidance, monitoring and resources required to ensure their college success.” 

The program is named after retired Lt.General Russel Honore’ (U.S. Army),  a Southern University graduate who successfully commanded U.S. forces deployed to South Louisiana following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.  It recruits NOLA-area male high school graduates who are Pell Grant eligible (to cover their tuition and related academic fees) but whose ACT scores and GPA’s may not qualify them for immediate acceptance into the state’s four-year colleges, yet they demonstrate the potential to succeed. In exchange for the support they receive, each candidate agrees to spend at least two years employed as either a certified classroom teacher or by providing other services at a school in New Orleans or the surrounding area, where a positive and well-informed Black male presence would be beneficial.

The pilot program initially was funded by the Louisiana Legislature with additional support from private foundations. It was envisioned by Southern University System president Ronald Mason Jr. and is endorsed by the White House Board of Advisers on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as well as the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF).

“We provide these Honore’ men with a structured living and learning environment on the Southern University at New Orleans campus that includes a curfew, codes of conduct and appearance, plus extensive resources and support to help ensure their success,” Bell said.

“We are excited to share our strategies with other HBCU’s in hopes of inspiring similar centers to make sure more Black males are successful college students,” said Mason, who conceived the program and is a member of the White House Board of Advisers on HBCU’s. ”These young men will help us demonstrate that we CAN increase the number of young men completing college and returning to their communities as productive citizens and servant leaders.”

The young men, all 2014 high school graduates accepted as Honore’ Scholars are:

 

  • JOHN BROWN – Sophie B. Wright High School
  • RICHARD BROWN – Landry-Walker High School
  • LAWRENCE CLOVIS – Landry-Walker High School
  • KEITH DAVIS – SCI Academy
  • MICHAEL HALE, JR.  - Warren Easton High School
  • DARRYLE L. JOHNSON – N.O. Charter Science & Math High School
  • KERRY MCKINNEY III – St. Augustine High School
  • JAMON WILLIAMS – Joseph S. Clark High School

 

For information about Saturday’s event contact, Warren A. Bell, at 504-235-8706.

For information about the Honore’ Center, including how to support its efforts, visit the Center’s Web site: honorecusa.sus.edu.