Loyola at a Glance
Andre Perry receives the Kappa Alpha Psi Distinguished Citizen Award
May 11, 2012
Andre Perry, Ph.D., associate director for educational initiatives at the Institute for Quality and Equity in Education at Loyola University New Orleans, was recently honored with the Kappa Alpha Psi Distinguished Citizen Award, presented at the fraternity’s 76th southwestern province council public meeting held at the New Orleans Marriott on Canal Street in downtown New Orleans.
The award annually recognizes and honors the contributions of individuals who have displayed excellence in human endeavors. Kappa Alpha Psi pointed to Perry’s work in higher education, as well as his efforts to help rebuild the New Orleans post-Katrina public school system, as the reason for presenting him with the award.
“It’s an honor and very humbling to be presented with the Citizen’s Award,” Perry said. “The Kappa’s fundamental purpose is achievement, but the organization also has a strong commitment to service. To have them recognize the work that we’ve accomplished in trying to turn our education system around is very gratifying.”
Others recognized with the award included Orleans Criminal Sheriff Marlin Gusman, U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond and WWL-TV morning news anchor Sally Ann Roberts.
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