Drum Roll

Grande, Wilkerson named to NBA’s top 40

Southern University Law Center Alumni Ashlei Gradney and Lacresha Wilkerson have been named 2017 National Bar Association’s Top 40 Under 40. Gradney is an attorney at Kastl Law, P.C. in Dallas. Her practice areas include business, […]

Baton Rouge

Sims to lead Medical City Fort Worth

Jyric Sims has been named chief executive officer for Medical City Fort Worth after a national search. The Baton Rouge native has more than 17 years of health care experience and began his career as […]

Baton Rouge

Barthelemy named to SUS board

John L. Barthelemy, of Braithwaite, was appointed to the Board of Supervisors of Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College. Mr. Barthelemy is a Plaquemines Parish Councilmember and former educator. Mr. Barthelemy was the principal […]

No Picture
Baton Rouge

Small business, champions honored

LED and the Louisiana Small Business Development Center Network served more than 13,475 small businesses and individuals last year, directly resulting in 1,022 new jobs, 1,587 retained jobs and the launch of 165 new businesses. The Small Business Award program recognizes top performers in a broad range of categories. […]

Drum Roll

Meet Renee Horton–another hidden figure

Renee Horton, PhD, remembers spending many nights gazing at the stars as a child growing up in Baton Rouge, wondering if there was anything beyond our universe. Her interest in space was stimulated during family […]

Drum Roll

Officers installed on SU System Board

The Southern University and A&M College System Board of Supervisors installed officers for 2017 and held a swearing-in ceremony for newly appointed members during its regular monthly meeting, Jan 6. Chairwoman Ann A. Smith and […]

Drum Roll

La. legislators appointed to national caucus

State Senator Regina Ashford Barrow, of Baton Rouge, has been elected secretary of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators. State Senator Wesley Bishop, of new Orleans, and State Representative Pat Smith, of Baton Rouge, […]

Drum Roll

Perkins named ULSystem chair

Alejandro Raeshod Perkins has been elected to chairman of the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors. The ULSystem is the largest higher education system in the state with more than 90,000 students and nine […]

Baton Rouge

Smith, Simmons honored for deeds

John Frederick Smith and Joseph Gottlieb Simmons were recently recognized as the 2016 Brotherhood Sisterhood Honorees for their decades of dedication to equity, serving the community, leading and inspiring others, and breaking personal barriers.

Crime

Richard promoted to peace officer

Slidell police officer Christopher Richard has been promoted to administrative corrections peace officer in the Slidell Police Department’s Corrections Division. He is a 10-year veteran and has been a field training officer, training new jailors […]

Drum Roll

Toldson named ‘most influential’

Ivory Toldson, Ph.D., has been named one of the 30 Most Influential Forensic Psychologists by Emergency Management Degree Program Guide. He completed a doctorate in counseling psychology from Temple University and later became a forensic […]

Drum Roll

Baranco, LaVergne honored as LSU Legends

Juanita Powell Baranco, of Atlanta, Georgia, and retired Judge Luke A. LaVergne, of Baton Rouge, were recently honored by the LSU Alumni Association A. P. Tureaud Sr. Black Alumni Chapter as 2016 LSU Legends. LaVergne, […]

Drum Roll

​SU student musician studies opera in Italy

Bryant Harris spent three weeks in Italy studying Italian music over the summer at the Italian-American Vocal Operatic Program for Young Americans.  The Southern University junior was one of three students from the United States […]

Drum Roll

SU professors receive state appointments

Southern University Baton Rouge professors Revathi I. Hines and Leslie T. Grover will serve as advisors to Governor John Bel Edwards through separate recent panel appointments Hines, an Alphonse Jackson Professor of Political Science in […]

Business

Hardy named Southwest CEO

The board of directors for the $95 million Southwest Louisiana Credit Union has appointed president/CEO Ronaldo Hardy of the Lake Charles-based cooperative that serves more than 17,000 members. Hardy began his career in the financial […]

Drum Roll

Former Senator Gallot named Grambling president

The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors announced that the tenth president of Grambling State University will be former Louisiana Senator and State Representative Richard J. Gallot Jr. Gallot is a 1987 GSU graduate […]

Drum Roll

Brumfield named AMAC president

Krystal J. Brumfield, ’07, has been named the president/CEO of the Airport Minority Advisory Council headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. Brumfield, who was recognized as a 2015 SULC Distinguished Alumna during the annual Alumni Round-Up, formerly […]

Drum Roll

Ardoin elected to The Recording Academy

Lake Charles musician Sean Ardoin has been elected to the Memphis Chapter of The Recording Academy, the premier organization responsible for honoring achievement in music with the Grammy Awards. The distinction is one Ardoin, a […]

Baton Rouge

Reed becomes deputy under secretary

Kim Hunter Reed has been appointed by President Barack Obama as deputy under secretary of education. Reed will be a member of the senior leadership team at the Department of Education that oversees higher education […]

Baton Rouge

Dixon promoted to Public Relations Colonel

LSU Cadet Todd Dixon, a New Orleans native, has been selected to serve as the Regimental Commanding Officer for the 17th Regional area of the National Society of Pershing Rifles.  Dixon’s range of responsibility includes […]

Drum Roll

Pierre named Law Center chancellor

The Southern University System Board of Supervisors named John K. Pierre to become the seventh chancellor of the Southern University Law Center, on March 18. Pierre, who is serving as interim SULC chancellor, was one […]

Drum Roll

Ellis named seventh SU Shreveport chancellor

The Southern University System Board of Supervisors named Rodney Ellis to become the seventh chancellor of Southern University Shreveport during the board’s Feb. 19th meeting. Ellis was one of three finalists selected by a 14-member […]

Drum Roll

Lockett to participate in New Leaders Council

The Louisiana Chapter of New Leaders Council has selected Terrance Lockett of Baton Rouge as a 2016 Fellow. As a progressive training program, the New Leaders Council Institute is a leadership development program for young […]

Drum Roll

Jackson, Chisley recognized for outstanding service

The Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center presented its first Outstanding Customer Service Award to Angela R. Jackson, administrative assistant in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Extension, and Curtis Chisley, research associate […]

Drum Roll

Pickens named TSU vice president

Eva K. Pickens was named vice president for university advancement at Texas Southern University in Houston. She has served in this role on an interim basis since September 2015. Pickens has been on the university’s […]

Drum Roll

Hilton named chief of staff at GSU

Adriel A. Hilton, Ph.D., has been named chief of staff and executive assistant to the president at Grambling State University in Louisiana. He previously served as an assistant professor of higher education student affairs and […]

Drum Roll

Saul takes top engineering prize

Industrial engineering senior Briana Saul recently received first place at the LSU Undergraduate Research Conference for Engineering Level 2 Researchers. “The first year I presented, as a Level 1 researcher, I didn’t win anything,” Saul […]

Drum Roll

Brown named SU Executive VP, provost

The Southern University System has selected M. Christopher Brown II as the new executive vice president for academic affairs and provost. Brown has more than 10 years of experience in higher education administration including serving […]

Drum Roll

Henry added to hall of fame

Southern University’s acclaimed art professor, Randell Henry, has been inducted into the Scotlandville High School Alumni Association’s Hall of Fame. A mid-term January 1976 Scotlandville grad, Henry is among the first 12 persons selected by […]

Drum Roll

Wheeler leaves for Kentucky State University

Erin Wheeler, Ph.D., has been appointed assistant vice president for academic support services at Kentucky State University. She was a biology instructor at Southern University and A&M College, an adjunct biology instructor at American InterContinental […]

Drum Roll

Crump to keynote national asset building conference

The Southern Regional Asset Building Coalition (SRABC) will hold its eighth annual conference Oct. 8-9 in Biloxi, Mississippi, at the Beau Rivage Resort. The featured keynote speaker is Maxine Crump, the executive director of Dialogue on Race […]

Drum Roll

Brown to lead SU Ag center

The Southern University Board of Supervisors has named Adell Brown Jr., Ph.D., interim chancellor for the SU Ag Center effective July 1, 2015.  Brown served as Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, and currently as […]

No Picture
Baton Rouge

SUBR set to win four HBCU Digest Awards

Southern University is a finalist in four categories in the 2015 HBCU Digest national awards competition. SU’s College of Nursing and Allied Health is a finalist in the Best Nursing School category and the Human […]

No Picture
Drum Roll

Dillard finalist for six HBCU Digest Awards

Dillard University ranks among the finalists in six “Best Of” categories sponsored by the HBCU Digest annual awards ceremony that will be held this week on Dillard’s campus. The HBCU Digest is a daily blog/news […]

Business

McKnight receives LDA Distinguished Service Award

Hugh V. McKnight, DDS, of Baton Rouge, has been named this year’s recipient of the Distinguished Service Award that was presented during the 135th House of Delegates of the Louisiana Dental Association (LDA) on April […]

Drum Roll

Tierra Smith named national student journalist of the year

It isn’t often that a historically Black college or university has a campus newspaper willing to dig deeply – even when a powerful administration is watching and questioning nearly every move. It’s with this approach that Smith has led the campus newspaper with tenacity comparable to some of the nation’s top editors, just on a college campus. […]

No Picture
Drum Roll

Turner takes 3rd at state science fair

Lake Forest Charter School 8th grade student Tyler Turner won 3rd place at the Louisiana Science and Engineering Fair in the environmental science category. Tyler’s project was titled “Alternative Roofs” and studied the most cost […]

Drum Roll

Stewart named La. House communications director

The Louisiana House of Representatives has promoted Cory Stewart to director of communications. Having previously served as public information specialist and deputy director of communications for the House of Representatives, Stewart has 13 years of […]

Drum Roll

Three named Southern University Agricultural Legends

Three individuals were recognized as Louisiana Living Legends during the fifth annual Louisiana Small Farmer Conference at the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center on March 20. They are Bobby R. Phills,Ph.D., program director […]

Drum Roll

McCollum named head of Ed Department

Sharon McCollum, Ed.D., will soon head the Virgin Islands Education Department following the Virgin Island government committee approval of her nomination late February. The New Orleans native McCollum has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from […]

Drum Roll

Bagayoko secures $500k for SU research

Southern University System’s Distinguished Professor of Physics Diola Bagayoko,Ph.D., has received a three-year, $503,931 federal research grant to help develop new methods and processes in the field of materials and energy science. The grant is […]

Drum Roll

Caught You: Praying

The nonprofit group, Answering the Call, hosted a prayer vigil for the youth of the City of Donaldsonville and surrounding areas, Monday, Jam. 26, 2015, at the Louisiana Square on Railroad Ave.

Caught You

Caught You: Lions celebrate 65 years

The Capitol Senior High Class of 1967 members celebrate their 65th birthday at their annual Christmas gathering in style with a formal affair at Lake House Reception Center on December 20, 2014. During the event […]

Drum Roll

BR NAACP recognizes leaders

The Baton Rouge Chapter of the NAACP hosted its annual Freedom Fund Brunch, Oct. 4, honoring four community leaders and public servants. Chapter president Michael McClanahan (pictured at left) and chapter members recognized Markita Sweet […]

Drum Roll

Rutledge to lead SUS Foundation

Attorney Domoine D. Rutledge, general counsel for the East Baton Rouge Parish School System and former National President of the Southern University Alumni Federation, has been elected president and chairman Southern University System Foundation during […]

Drum Roll

Lukongo joins Ag Center

Ben O. Lukongo, Ph.D., was named assistant professor of agricultural economics. In this position, Lukongo provides leadership in the establishment of economic and community programs, serves as an economist for the sequential and mixed species […]

Drum Roll

Tolbert now national Baptist president

The Reverend SAM TOLBERT of Lake Charles has been named president-elect of the National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Tolbert is pastor of Greater Saint Mary Missionary Baptist Church and also serves as vice president of the North American Baptist Fellowship