The first class of students enrolled in the Honore' Center for Undergraduate Student Achievement (HCUSA) got to experience Bayou Classic 2012 up close. The group attended events for the 39th Annual Bayou Classic in New Orleans during Thanksgiving weekend including the Coaches' Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans where Gen. (ret.) Russell Honore' served as guest speaker. Named in honor of Gen. Honore', HCUSA is a new pilot program at SUNO designed to increase the number of bachelor degrees awarded to African-American males, and to address America's critical need for more African-American male educators.