Congressman Cedric Richmond to deliver SU Commencement address
BATON ROUGE- United States Congressman Cedric Richmond will deliver the commencement address for the Southern University Baton Rouge 2016 Spring Commencement.
Congressman Richmond represents Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He currently serves on the House Committee on Homeland Security where he works to ensure New Orleans and surrounding areas are adequately prepared for any emergency oversight through FEMA. He also works to ensure the security of the nation’s critical infrastructure, borders and ports.
He also serves on the House Committee in the Judiciary where he works with committee members to exercise oversight responsibility for the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security.
Congressman Richmond is also an active member of the Congressional Black Caucus and the New Democrat Coalition.
He was born and raised in New Orleans where he is a graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School, and earned his undergraduate degree from Morehouse College in Atlanta.
He also earned his juris doctorate from Tulane University School of Law. Richmond is also a graduate of the the Harvard University Executive Education Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Also at the commencement, the University will award posthumous undergraduate degrees to Lashuntae Benton and Annette January. Benton will be awarded a degree in therapeutic recreation and leisure studies, and January will be awarded a degree in business management.
Also, SUBR Naval ROTC Midshipman 1st Class Nsombi Roberts is set to walk across the stage to receive her bachelor of science degree in chemistry and is the first African-American woman from a Naval ROTC program to be selected into the Nuclear Submarine Pipeline training program.
Baton Rouge native, SU alumnus, local businessman, and former state representative Joseph A. Delpit will also be awarded an honorary doctor of humane letters degree.
Additionally, the Spring 2016 SUBR chief student marshal is Arnedia K. Wallace, with a cumulative grade point average of 4.0. She is a political science major from Dubberly, Louisiana.
Commencement ceremonies will be on Friday, May 13 at 10:30 a.m. in the F.G. Clark Activity Center.