SUNO SOCIAL NETWORKS
COMMUNITY OUTREACH/ UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT
University shows longtime employees Real Love at BASH V
October 10, 2011
The SUNO Foundation will hold BASH V on Friday, October 21, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. This year’s musical guest will be R&B singing group, Real Love. BASH is held to raise money for University scholarships, and the 2011 honorees will include employees who have worked for SUNO for at least 25 years.
“This event presents an excellent opportunity for alumni and friends of SUNO to strengthen their support,” said Dr. Victor Ukpolo. “With these funds going toward scholarships and with the development of both the Park and Lake Campuses, we invite the community to not only have a great night of dancing, food, and fellowship; but we also invite friends of the University to use the opportunity to support our progress.” Part of that progress is SUNO’s enrollment increase to 3,347 students.
“These members of the Southern University at New Orleans family are valuable beyond words,” said Gloria B. Moultrie, an alumna and Vice Chancellor for Community Outreach/University Advancement. “Through thick and thin, good and bad, they have dedicated a great portion of their lives to the University; so we felt it important to show them our appreciation by making them the center of attention for the evening.”
The co-chairs for the event are Timolynn Sams and Angela Elly. Sams serves as the executive director of the Neighborhoods Partnership Network and Elly is an attorney with the Parker Layrisson Law Firm.
TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS OR TABLE, CALL THE OFFICE OF COMMUNITY OUTREACH/ UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT AT (504) 286-5341 OR VISIT THE OFFICE ON THE PARK CAMPUS AT 6400 PRESS DR., ADMINISTRATION 312.
SUNO awarded grant to support retention
September 14, 2011
The University has been selected to participate as a protégé institution for the Wal-Mart AIHEC/HACU/NAFEO Student Success Collaborative. The project is a collaboration among the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC), the Hispanic Association of College and Universities (HACU), and the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO). Combined, the minority-serving institutions educate more than one-third of all students of color in the United States according to the award letter SUNO received from NAFEO. SUNO will receive a total of $100,000 to assist in retention and graduation rate project implementation.
“We cannot thank Wal-Mart and NAFEO enough for paying attention to such a critical issue,” said Dr. Victor Ukpolo. “These funds will help us take a nice leap forward in our efforts to better serve our students in their respective efforts to obtain their degrees from SUNO.”
Dr. Donna Grant, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services said, “Every little bit helps in our retention efforts. For the average person to understand the impact of this kind of grant, we would like them to consider some of the everyday challenges our students have in staying in school such as money for books, which can cost hundreds of dollars, on top of tuition, housing and other fees. So this kind of funding helps support our efforts to provide financial resources for deserving student who have challenges.”
University rolls out new marketing slogan urging all to "Dream. Commit. Succeed."
July 26, 2011
SUNO has rolled out its first marketing slogan since the pre-Katrina years. In the Fall 2011 recruitment television commercial, SUNO introduced the slogan "Dream. Commit. Succeed." The slogan was adopted with the release and approval of the 2011-2016 Strategic Plan.
"The intent is to make a declaration to future students while issuing a call to action to our current students, employees, alumni, and stakeholders," said Eddie Francis, Director of Public Relations and marketing coordinator.
The slogan urges future students and current stakeholders to not only dream but "dream big" says Francis. While encouraging future students to "commit" to completing their respective courses of study at SUNO, it also encourages the current SUNO community and stakeholders to commit to excellence. Finally, he said, everyone will "succeed" in their respective paths and as a University community by dreaming big and committing to excellence.
Francis says that adopting a new slogan is an extremely important component of the University's new path. In Fall 2010, SUNO began admission under the Louisiana Board of Regents Regional Minimum Standards. "We're welcoming a new base of students and they're our valued customers. Along with a new customer base comes a new identity, and this slogan makes a bold statement to everyone in the SUNO family," he said.