SUNO celebrates as last FEMA trailer leaves
- Monday, June 2, 2014
Torrential rain moved the "Rising in Triumph: Farewell FEMA Trailers"
ceremony indoors Monday morning June 2, 2014, but the sun came out just
in time for Southern University New Orleans to celebrate as the last
Federal Emergency Management Agency trailer rolled off the campus.
SUNO chancellor Victor Ukpolo (pictured above) led students, faculty, staff, administrators, and guests in a second line as the Young Prospect Brass Band played Pharrell Williams' "Happy." Forty-five balloons, each representing one of the FEMA trailers, also were released to commemorate the end of the seven-year trailer era and mark the beginning of a bigger and stronger SUNO.