LSU HEALTH NEW ORLEANS: Demetrius Porche, dean of the School of Nursing at LSU Health New Orleans, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Report Review Committee of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The 14-member committee makes recommendations on whether programs accredited by the commission remain in compliance with its standards for baccalaureate, graduate and residency programs in nursing.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS: The Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association Hospitality Education Foundation has donated $75,000 to the University of New Orleans to create a simulated lobby and front desk laboratory in the Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration.

BAYOU CLASSIC BIZTECH CHALLENGE: A team of three students from Grambling State University took the $10,000 first-place prize in the Bayou Classic BizTech Challenge in New Orleans. Xavier University was second, winning $6,000; and Southern University of New Orleans was third, winning $4,000. The three Grambling students on the winning team were Kenneth Tanner, Joshua Anderson and Barry Bontiff. Their faculty coaches were Sharon Johnson and Terrence Bradford.

LOYOLA MASS COMMUNICATION: Angelic Williams, a senior in the School of Mass Communication at Loyola University New Orleans, has been included on a list of 2017's most promising multicultural students by the American Advertising Federation. Members of this group will spend three days in New York in the spring getting to know advertising executives, marketing and media professionals.