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
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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