Baton Rouge (PPN) – Southern University A&M College in Baton Rouge (SUBR) hosted its 137th Founders’ Day Thursday. Founders’ Day is celebrated with activities commemorating its history, honoring employees celebrating between 10-40 years of service, and recognizing the alumnus who are now Louisiana state officials.
The theme this year was “Southern University: Positively Impacting the Community, the State, the Nation, and the World”. The public SUBR Founders’ Day began at SU Laboratory School at 8:30 a.m.
Mayor Sharon Weston Broome was one of the guest speakers. She received the honorary lifetime alumni membership. Broome is the first elected African-American woman mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish.
She is also the first woman to hold a leadership position of pro tempore in the House and Senate.
The Community Prayer Brunch and Convocation began at 10 a.m. in the F.G. Clark Activity Center. Also, a SU Founders’ Day birthday party was held from noon- 1 p.m. at Jaguar Square in front of the Smith-Brown Memorial Student Union.
In January, the city of Baton Rouge celebrated 200 years since its incorporation, and 63 years later Southern University was founded.