According to SUNO's Gloria Bartley Moultrie, "It was the marriage of a renaissance.
The university is enjoying a "rebirth marked by its growth in enrollment, technology initiatives, on-campus physical structures, and a new attitude.
The repositioned Hyatt is enjoying its own rebirth in New Orleans' downtown.
The purpose for the partying, which saw classy cocktail attire as the mode and meeting-and-mingling to the fore, was to honor SUNO employees with 25 or more years of service -- those who've "been there all through the good times and the bad" -- with proceeds benefitting student scholarships.
To launch the formalities, masters of ceremonies Harold Clark Jr. and Eddie Francis, both from the university, spoke, followed by Chancellor Dr. Victor Ukpolo, Southern University System Board of Supervisors Chairman Darren Mire, System President Ronald Mason Jr., former Chancellor Dr. Press Robinson, Steering Committee chairwomen Angela Elly and Timolynn Sams, and Gloria Moultrie.