• SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY AT NEW ORLEANS:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Lisa Mims-Devezin has been appointed the interim chancellor of Southern University at New Orleans effective July 1. Mims-Devezin, dean of the College of Arts Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colorand Sciences, will fill the position left vacant after Chancellor Victor Ukpolo steps down June 30. She came to SUNO in 1993 as an assistant biology professor after teaching at Dillard University.
  • TULANE UNIVERSITY:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color The work of the Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking at Tulane University is being honored with a $100,000 Excellence in Innovation Award from the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. The award recognizes the Taylor Center’s achievement in finding solutions to local, regional, national and global challenges. Founded in 2014, the Taylor Center implements a wide range of academic, co-curricular and research opportunities, including community partnerships, student-led activities, service-learning components, award programs and social ventures. Each facet works together to provide sustainable solutions to challenges faced in the environment, society, education, health care and beyond.
  • DELGADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color The Greater New Orleans Foundation has provided Children’s Hospital of New Orleans with a $180,000 New Orleans Works grant to encourage advancement in the health care sector. Delgado Community College is the training provider for the program and is working closely with Children’s Hospital to develop a customized and comprehensive clinical medical assistant workforce training program for entry-level workers, expanding careerText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color advancement opportunities there.
  • KNIGHT COMMISSION:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Tulane PresidenText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colort Scott Cowen, long an advocate for reform in college athletics, has been appointed to the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, an independent watchdog that works to reconnect college sports with the educational mission of American colleges and universities. The Knight Commission was established by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in October 1989. As a result of its efforts, significant strides have been made to ensure that intercollegiate athletics programs operate within the mission of their colleges and universities.
  • XAVIER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Xavier University of Louisiana is one of six beneficiaries of a $500,000 grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation to UNCF. The grant will provide $15,000 miniText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color-grants and technical assistance to assist with accreditation efforts and also support a summer professional development conference geared toward enrollment management.
  • LOYOLA PUBLIC RELATIONS:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorStrategic communication students from the School of Mass Communication at Loyola University New Orleans won second place in the nation’s premier case-study competition for public relations students. Their prize-winning campaign to raise awareness and support for student veterans, “Second Line of Defense,” has created important new partnerships and permanent change for student veterans in New Orleans. The Public Relations Student Society of America’s annual Bateman Case Study Competition calls on university teams to create a full-scale public relations campaign for a nonprofit organization. The members of Loyola’s 2016 Bateman team were seniors Edward Wroten, Leanne Reisz, Shea Hermann, Sophia Masone and Morgan Ballard. The team adviser was Jeffrey Ory.
  • HOMELAND SECURITY:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Registration is open through Aug. 26 for students pursuing a masterText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color’s degree in homeland security through the Tulane University School of Continuing Studies. The new program will consist of 10 courses covering topics such as terrorism, critical thinking and intelligence, cyberthreats, infrastructure protection and emergency management. The program’s core courses will be offered during the fall 2016 semester. Interested students holding a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university can get registration information at www.scs.tulane.edu.
  • LSU:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Casey Ochoa, of Jefferson Parish, recently received a Distinguished Communicator Medal awarded by the Communication Across the Curriculum Program at LSU. Ochoa, a 2012 graduate of Archbishop Rummel High School, recently received a bachelor’s degree from the Manship School of Mass Communication at LSU.
  • LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color The Archdiocese of New Orleans has awarded its Order of St. Louis Medallion to two people with ties to Loyola University of New Orleans: senior Jacob DeRusha and trustees chairman John Finan Jr. DeRusha, a hip-hop artist with a passion for youth ministry, is the third Loyola student to receive this honor since 2012. Finan and his wife, Patricia, were nominated by their home church parish in Madisonville.
  • STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Seisha Gaines, of New Orleans, is one of eight cadets in the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Stephen F. Austin State University who were commissioned as officers in the U.S. Army during a ceremony May 13. Brig. Gen. Tracy R. Norris, interim executive director for the Texas Military Department, served as the ceremony’s guest speaker.