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Student Support and Success Newsletter 05-04-2022

Wednesday, May 4, 2022
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'At Work' Alumni Portrait Series opens at SoPA

Explore the digital and onsite portrait series that showcases a sample of careers in which graduates of the Tulane School of Professional Advancement are found. 

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Student in a graduation cap poses for photo.

2022 Graduate Photos & Mortarboards

We want to see your graduation photos and decorated mortarboards! Tag @TulaneSoPA when you share your pictures on social media, and email your photos to by Monday, May 16, 2022 for a chance to be featured! 

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The 2022 Faculty award recipients include, from top left, Michael Cunningham, Andrew Durta, Dave Rodriguez; middle row from left, Krystal Norton, Mark Melasky, Brooke Grant, and Eric Brown. Also pictured, bottom row from left, are Ilianna Kwaske and Dean Suri Duitch. Honorees attending virtually (not pictured) are Sara Centorino, Donna Smith, Jacinda Roach, Mark Funkhauser, Josh Segal, Marko Salvaggio and Stephanie Mease. (Photo by Andrea Sagnard)

SoPA faculty Honored at Convocation for their Dedication to students

Fourteen faculty members were honored by the Tulane School of Professional Advancement (SoPA) during the annual Faculty Convocation held Friday, March 25, on the Uptown campus. 

 Sarah Gauthier with the New Teacher of the year award and bouquet of flowers

Tulane SoPA Education student named New Teacher of the Year

Sarah Gauthier, has been named the Louisiana Department of Education’s New Teacher of the Year for the Jefferson Parish School District. Gauthier is working toward her Secondary Education Certificate through SoPA’s Teacher Preparation and Certification Program.

Zach Harris at construction site.

Zach Harris: Gridiron and Business School Teach Alum how to build a Successful Business

The skills Zach gained as a starting linebacker for the Green Wave football team, a business major at the A. B. Freeman School of Business, and a graduate of the Tulane SoPA led him to start his own construction firm, Zach the Builder.

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Tulane Tuesday | Mortar Board & Umbrella Decorating
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Visit the Lavin-Bernick Center for an afternoon of crafting to jazz up your mortar board and/or umbrella for graduation! Crafting supplies will be provided. Bring your mortar board and/or an umbrella. Limited umbrellas will be available to graduating students who RSVP via WaveSyncThe event is open to graduating students ONLY. 


Student Veterans of America - Wednesday at the Square

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
Student Veterans of America (SVA) of Tulane will be hosting a tent at Wednesday at the Square. Join us in this New Orleans tradition at Lafayette Square with music from Big Sam’s Funky Nation + Erica Falls! All veteran, active duty, and ROTC Tulane students, staff, faculty, alumni, and their allies are welcome. This is a free event with food and drinks provided by SVA and Alumni Affairs. RSVP here


Wave Goodbye

Friday, May 20, 2022 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
Wave Goodbye is an annual party for graduates that is modeled after New Orleans' many springtime festivals. All graduates and their guests are invited to mingle on Gibson Quad on the Uptown campus. The event features local music and a variety of New Orleans food in small plates. Wine and beer will be available for purchase (cash only). Graduates are allotted seven tickets each, one of which the graduate will need to use to enter the party. Children 10 years and younger do not need tickets. Tickets are issued to graduating students via the Gibson Online student portal in the weeks before the event. Tickets must be printed before the start time of the event. 


Unified Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 21, 2022 9 a.m. 
The Unified Commencement Ceremony honors the graduating students from all of the university's schools and colleges. It features the pomp and circumstance expected of a traditional commencement celebration with a New Orleans twist. At this ceremony, expect to see the procession of graduates and faculty, the conferral of degrees and
hear live jazz. 


SoPA Diploma Ceremony

Saturday, May 21, 2022 1 p.m. 
SoPA’s Diploma Ceremony will take place in McAlister Auditorium, and a reception in the Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC) Qatar Ballroom will follow the ceremony. Graduating students should report to our robing room in the lobby of Goldring/Woldenberg Complex (AB Freeman School of Business) no later than 12:30 p.m.


The "Star" Interview Method

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The STAR method is an effective interview technique that teaches you how to create real-life examples of how you handled situations in the past by using stories to describe your experience. In this webinar, Cynthia Washington will describe how mastering the STAR method (Situation | Task | Action | Result) can better prepare you for an interview by effectively highlighting your expertise and skills through storytelling to make you memorable to interviewers. You must register in advance for this webinar.


LinkedIn Basics

Thursday, July 21, 2022 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
LinkedIn is a great tool for building a professional online presence, conducting career research, and facilitating connections to establish a network with other like-minded individuals. This workshop addresses the basics for effectively setting up all sections of a LinkedIn profile that promotes you and your accomplishments to leverage the power of LinkedIn. You must register in advance for this webinar.

  • Wednesday, May 4: Last Day of Classes
  • Thursday, May 5 to Friday, May 6: Study Period
  • Saturday, May 7 to Thursday, May 12: Final Exam Period
  • Sunday, May 15: Grades Due for Graduating Students
  • Tuesday, May 17: Grades Due for All Students
  • Saturday, May 21: Spring 2022 Commencement 
  • Monday, May 23: Classes Begin for Early Summer Session
  • Friday, May 27: Last Day to Register/Add Classes for Early Summer Session
  • Monday, May 30: Memorial Day (Campus Holiday - No Classes)
  • Wednesday, June 1: Last Day to Drop Early Summer Session with 100% Tuition and Fee Refund
  • Monday, June 6: Last Day for 50% Tuition Refund for Early Summer Session
  • Monday, June 13: Last Day for 25% Tuition Refund for Early Summer Session
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A sample of faculty, staff, and students who are mentioned in local and national news publications. 

Yahoo! News: Operation Spark at Eight Years: Louisiana's First Coding Bootcamp Trains Workers of All Backgrounds for High-Paying Tech Jobs

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