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SU celebrates 137 years, honors alumni elected officials - Thursday, March 9, 2017


Pictured:  Sharon Weston Broome, the first female elected mayor-president of Baton Rouge-East Baton Rouge Parish, was the keynote speaker for the Community Prayer Brunch and Southern University Founders' Day Convocation, March 9, 2017, in the F.G. Clark Activity Center. Pictured is Mayor Broome (second from left) receiving an honorary SU Alumni Federation (SUAF) Life Membership from (left right) Robyn Merrick, executive associate, SU System President; attorney Preston Castille, SUAF president; and Derrick Warren, director, alumni affairs, SU System and SUAF executive director.

Southern University Baton Rouge, March 9, 2017, observed its annual Founders' Day to celebrate 137 since its establishment as university, and to honor employees celebrating 10, 20, 30, and 40 years of service, and to recognize Southern University alumni who are elected officials throughout the state of Louisiana.

The theme for the 2017 commemoration was "Southern University:  Positively Impacting the Community, the State, the Nation, and the World." Sharon Weston Broome, the first female elected mayor-president of Baton Rouge-East Baton Rouge Parish, was the keynote speaker the mid-morning combination Community Prayer Brunch and Founders' Day Convocation.

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