Katherine Michele Sanders to Serve as SUNO’s Honors and Awards Day Speaker
04-Apr-2017 | News

Katherine Michele Sanders Katherine, granddaughter of Katherine Johnson, the NASA research mathematician featured in the film “Hidden Figures,” will serve as the keynote speaker for the annual Honors And Awards Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 5 in the Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) Gymnasium.

Mrs. Sanders moved to New Orleans in 1994 after growing up in Hampton, VA., as the first-born child of John and Connie Boykin. Mrs. Sanders graduated from SUNO in 2011 with a bachelor degree in Biology. She currently teaches middle school science and religion at St. Peter Claver Catholic School in New Orleans.

Before she started teaching in 2012, Mrs. Sanders worked in the Mortgage Industry for 15 years. She serves on several local boards and organizations, and is a 4H volunteer with three school clubs.

The purpose of Honors and Awards Day is to encourage, recognize and applaud academic excellence among students. More than 700 students are slated to receive awards for exceptional scholarship, outstanding service and excellent leadership. The theme for this year's program is “SUNO Students: Representing Academic Excellence without Excuses.”

The program is open to the public. For information, contact Dr. Brenda Jackson, committee chair, at 504-286-5274.


With the renovation of the University Center, Library and Bashful Administration Building complete, SUNO is ready to start construction on four few buildings:the Millie M. Charles School of Social Work, the Education Building, the Natural Science Building, and the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Building.