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Public Affairs introduces Samuel J. Green Charter School students to university careers

March 5, 2010

Students Darnisha Hicks, Jadda Sylve, Javonna Lewis and Donnie Mims meet with journalism professor Lisa Martin in the Center for Intercultural Understanding.

The Loyola University New Orleans Office of Public Affairs hosted four students from Samuel J. Green Charter School on Friday, March 5, as part of the Power Ties career-awareness program.

Students Darnisha Hicks, Javonna Lewis, Donnie Mims and Jadda Sylve met with several members of the staff in the Office of Institutional Advancement in Greenville Hall, followed by a visit to main campus to meet with journalism professor Lisa Martin in the Center for Intercultural Understanding. The students wrapped up their visit with lunch in the Orleans Room.

Power Ties matches eighth-grade students from Green with professionals from a wide range of occupations to build students’ awareness of future career opportunities and provide them with an opportunity to interact with positive role models. It is a joint project of the Junior League of New Orleans and New Orleans Outreach.

Loyola staffers said they enjoyed the visit and hope the students will think about careers in higher education.

“These students are really smart and were interested in the jobs that we showed them,” said Catherine Koppel, associate director of public affairs. “I want to hear how their career paths develop in the future.”

For more information on Power Ties, contact Claudia Barker at New Orleans Outreach at 504-486-2887.

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