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Student Support and Success Newsletter 02-07-2023

Tuesday February 7, 2023
Loré Coleman pictured with her fiancé Corey Helton Jr. and their son, Loréian Coleman-Helton.
Masters to matrimony: SoPA grad surprised with commencement proposal

Get in the Valentine's day spirit with this SoPA love story featuring 2022 graduate Loré Coleman. Coleman and her fiance will tie the knot on Saturday, May 27, 2023, one year and six days after their 2022 engagement.

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2023 Black History Month events at Tulane University

February commemorates Black History Month. Events nationwide — as well as on the Tulane campus — span the breadth of the Black experience.

Mardi Gras Flag
Where Y'at on the float?

View the infographic to see if your favorite professor or SoPA staff member will be on a float this Mardi Gras. You can also submit your Mardi Gras photos for a chance to be featured by SoPA News. Costumes encouraged! 

News Section

Dean's List: Fall 2022

Tulane SoPA named over 100 students to the honors list for the Fall 2022 semester! The Dean’s List recognizes Tulane students who have shown high academic performance during the past semester.

Join the Tulane SoPA Student Advisory Board

The Student Advisory Board offers students an opportunity to make their voices heard, directly to school leadership, on important issues. Help SoPA to be the best academic home it can be for yourself and your peers. 

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Professional headshots for students. It is recommended that headshots are updated every 1-2 years! Space is limited for this free event.  Reserve a spot.
Faculty Feature Section
The mission of our program is to prepare forward-thinking, responsive, and ethical public service professionals to effectively lead within a diverse and ever-changing civic sector.
Halima Leak Francis, PhD 

John Lewis Public Administration Program Director; Professor of Practice

Dr. Halima Leak Francis is a nationally accomplished educator, practitioner, and scholar with 20+ years of experience focusing on strengthening capacity, sustainability, and equitable practices within nonprofits, philanthropy, and higher education administration.

Meet Dr. Leak Francis

Mardi Gras Kick Off
Thursday, February 9, 2023 |11 a.m. to 1 p.m. CST 

The Campus Health Mardi Gras Kick Off is an outdoor resource fair where students can stop by and learn strategies to keep healthy and safe during Mardi Gras season. While engaging with these activities, students will be able to pick up a Mardi Gras fanny pack containing carnival season essentials. 


Emerging Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: NOLA's Opportunity, A Perspective
Thursday, February 9, 2023 | 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. CST 

Tulane University Women's Association is hosting the annual Jane & Herbert Longenecker Lecture with featured speaker Kimberly Gramm. This lecture is a perspective on how an ecosystem in entrepreneurship is developed and how Tulane University is championing innovators to be transformative, so more people have access to opportunity.


Tulane Tuesday | Candy Heart Cookies
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. CST 

Wear your Tulane gear each Tuesday and stop by the LBC Main Hallway between 11 AM-1 PM to get today's FREE giveaway. You must wear Tulane gear to receive the giveaway, no exceptions. Giveaway applies while supplies last and are first come, first serve.


Professional Headshots for Students (Elmwood Campus)
Monday, February 27, 2023  3 p.m. to 6 p.m. CST 

SoPA is offering free, professional headshots to students by appointment only. These photos will be great for your LinkedIn profiles and any other professional needs. Appointments are required and available on a first-come, first served basis


HBCU Legacy Bowl
Saturday, February 25, 2023 | 3 p.m. CST

The HBCU Legacy Bowl, presented by the Black College Football Hall of Fame, is a postseason all-star game showcasing the best NFL draft-eligible football players from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The game will be played Saturday, Feb. 25, at 3 p.m. at Yulman Stadium.


Professional Headshots for Students (Uptown Campus)
 Thursday, March 2, 2023  | 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. CST

SoPA is offering free, professional headshots to students by appointment only. These photos will be great for your LinkedIn profiles and any other professional needs. Appointments are required and available on a first-come, first-served basis

More Tulane Events
Calendar Section
  • February 17: Last Day to Drop Without Record, Last Day to Change Grading Rules to Audit, Last Day to Drop with 25% Tuition Refund
  • February 20 & 21: Mardi Gras Holiday - No Classes
  • February 22: Classes Resume
  • March 15: Mid Term Grades Due for Undergraduates
  • April 1-9: Spring Break - No Classes
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Making Headlines Section
A sample of faculty, staff, and students who are mentioned in local and national news publications. 

Nola: Tulane SoPA students to address real-life security issues with federal STRATCOM leaders

4WWL: Increasing Your Privacy On The Internet

4WWL: Understanding Internet Privacy


Business News: Prove Identity Appoints Amanda Fennell as New CISO

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