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2024 Women's History Month Celebration

Release Date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2024

On Wednesday, March 20, 2024, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana presented a Women’s History Month Celebration entitled, "Women Empowering the Community Through Education: The Work of St. Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament & a Panel Discussion on The Changing Faces of Education."

During the program, attendees learned about St. Katharine Drexel’s educational legacy in Louisiana through an engaging presentation by Dr. Sharlene Sinegal-DeCuir, Professor of History at Xavier University. After Dr. Sinegal-DeCuir’s presentation, Chief Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown moderated a panel of accomplished leaders in higher education as they discussed their career pathways and the challenges and opportunities for women in their field. In addition to Dr. Sinegal-DeCuir, the panel consisted of Dr. Kathy Johnson, President of the University of New Orleans; Madeleine M. Landrieu, Dean of the College of Law at Loyola University of New Orleans; Tracie N. Ransom, Assistant Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for Tulane Law School; and Dr. Ceeon D. Quiett Smith, the Executive Vice President of Student Success and Operations for Dillard University.

Over 300 individuals enjoyed the free CLE program in-person and online.

WHM Panel

From left to right: Lilian V. Pascone, Dr. Johnson, Dean Landrieu, Chief Judge Brown, Dr. Sinegal-DeCuir, Dean Ransom, and Dr. Smith.