Southern celebrates legacy during homecoming festivities
BATON ROUGE - Thousands packed Southern University's campus to celebrate this year's homecoming.
For the past two weeks, the school has been celebrating 100 years on Scott's Bluff.
To many of the Jaguars, being a part of the century old legacy is something that is priceless.
"When you come here and you become a part of this system...this family... It becomes a part of you more than anything," said Douglas Toussaint, who is a Southern University alumnus.
Toussaint says he still keeps in touch with people he met the first day of college, 14 years ago.
He and his best friend, Kyle Sanford, try to come back to their Southern roots every chance they get.
The two met each other freshman year and have been friends ever since.
To them, being able to celebrate 100 years of education in Baton Rouge says a lot about the rich legacy of the university.
"It instills you with a lot of pride. And it's a sense of accomplishment to say that I helped make that. I was part of that. I grew up with that; and hopefully I can pass that on so this tradition can keep going, so we can have another hundred years behind us," said Sanford.