Honors and Awards Day Speaker Announced

Monday, April 09, 2018


Contact: Tammy Barney
(504) 286-5343 

Judge D. Nicole Sheppard to Speak
at SUNO’s Honors and Awards Day Ceremony

NEW ORLEANS, LA – April 9, 2018 – Orleans Parish Judge D. Nicole Sheppard, will serve as the keynote speaker for the annual Honors and Awards Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 11 in the Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) Gymnasium. 

Recently elected to the Orleans Parish Civil District Court, Sheppard earned an undergraduate degree from SUNO and a J.D. from Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge.
At the time of her 2017 run for office, Judge Sheppard was the founder of the Sheppard Williams Law Firm. Her professional experience includes work as an adjunct professor at SUNO, Dillard University and Delgado Community College, and as the host of the local television talk shows Real Life, Traffic Time and Real Life: Law Edition. Judge Sheppard has served as the academic committee co-chair and board vice chair for the Algiers Charter School Association.
The purpose of Honors and Awards Day is to encourage, recognize and applaud academic excellence among students. More than 1,000 students are slated to receive awards for exceptional scholarship, outstanding service and excellent leadership. The theme for this year's program is “Higher Education is the Key to Achieving Success.”

The ceremony is open to the public. For information, contact committee chair, Dr. Brenda Jackson, vice chancellor for Research & Strategic Initiatives/Executive Director, Title III Programs, at 504-286-5274.


About Southern University at New Orleans
Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO), founded in 1956, is a four-year public institution categorized as an SREB Four-Year 5 institution, a Carnegie Master’s College and University I, and as a SACSCOC Level III institution. As an accredited liberal arts teaching institution and a member of the Southern University System, SUNO is known for its highly engaged faculty and personal academic support. The University offers a wide range of baccalaureate programs and is committed to graduate education through the master’s degree, offering graduate programs to meet regional and statewide needs. For information, please visit the University’s Web site at www.SUNO.edu.


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