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Student Support and Success Newsletter 06-06-2023

Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Graduates of the Tulane University School of Professional Advancement (SoPA) attended a diploma ceremony and reception on Saturday, May 20, 2023 in New Orleans. Watch the video to see some of the special moments from the day's events. 
News Section
Infographic of the class of 2023

Meet the class of 2023

The SoPA’s 2023 Diploma Ceremony was held Saturday, May 20, 2023 in McAlister Auditorium with 270 degrees awarded! 

View the photos from the ceremony.

Photo of AJ Durand

Student speaker uses design to champion human rights

AJ Durand, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Interactive UX/UI Design from SoPA, and is an award-winning designer who developed a phone application, through which people could rate public bathrooms, noting whether they were accessible and safe for gender non-conforming people.

Photo of Gigi Williamson

Public administration grad has aptitude for advocacy

The advocacy of Khamani “Gigi” Williamson, a Master of Public Administration graduate of the Class of 2023 and recipient of a Tulane 34 award, resulted in the development of a law course within the program.

Photo of Victor Calero-Hernandez

Spieker Prize awarded to kinesiology grad

Victor Calero-Hernandez, a School of Professional Advancement (SoPA) graduate who earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, has been named the 2023 recipient of the Dr. Gisela Spieker Prize, which is awarded to exemplary first-generation college graduates

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Read more on SoPA's news page.

Faculty Feature Section
Lanie Dornier Ph.D. 

Kinesiology Program Director & Senior Professor of Practice

Dr. Dornier has over 30 years of higher education experience and has developed both undergraduate and graduate curriculums in Kinesiology throughout her career.

Meet Dr. Dornier
Calendar Section
  • June 19: Juneteenth - No Classes
  • July 4: Independence Day - No Classes
  • July 5: Classes Begin (Late Summer session)
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Making Headlines Section
A sample of faculty, staff, and students who are mentioned in local and national news publications. 

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