The Honoré Center for Undergraduate Student Achievement

The Southern University System established the Honoré Center for Undergraduate Student Achievement (CUSA) with funding from the State of Louisiana and other sources to reverse the trend of fewer African American males graduating from college while also increasing the number of male classroom teachers in urban settings.

The program recruits seniors from New Orleans area high schools to received support and resources to complete their college education at the Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO). Each candidate agrees that, in return for the support and resources invested in him, he will serve at least two years as a local classroom teacher.


Although women have represented Louisiana in the Miss Black USA pageant, Tiffany Magee ('97) took on the role as the first State Director of Miss Black Louisiana USA in 2008.