Orleans Parish Judge to Speak at Honors and Awards Day

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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.

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