SUNO accepts national civic engagement award - 10/7/2013 -
Southern University New Orleans (SUNO) was one of five colleges and universities to receive the 2013 Higher Education Civic Engagement Award during an October 7, 2013, luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
They were chosen based on their leadership and innovation in civic engagement. The grant that accompanies the award that will send four SUNO students to Washington, D.C. during the summer of 2014 for a six-week internship in Congress. Each student also will receive a $5,000 stipend.
During the luncheon, Josephine Okoronkwo, director of SUNO's Student Development Center, accepted the award on the University's behalf. SUNO alumni Yvonne Green and Jackie Knightshade also attended the event.