SUSLA to honor veterans at annual Veterans Day tribute

SUSLA to honor veterans at annual Veterans Day tribute




Office of University Relations



November 9, 2015






Southern University at Shreveport (SUSLA) will honor veterans at the campus’ annual Veterans Day Tribute Ceremony. The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 10am in the Jesse Stone Lecture Hall on the main campus, located at 3050 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. The event is free and open to the public.


Mr. Ken Epperson, U.S. Army veteran and Caddo Parish Commissioner will serve as keynote speaker for the event.  Epperson joined the U.S. Army after graduation from high school and served for three years during the Vietnam Era (May 29, 1965- May 28, 1968). He was honorably discharged upon completion of his enlistment, and utilized the GI Bill to further his studies at Southern University at Shreveport and Grambling State University, where he later graduated. Epperson is actively serving a special appointment for Veterans Affairs of the Caddo Parish Commission, and among his significant accomplishments as a Commissioner, he has been a strong advocate to get a new Veterans Cemetery located in Caddo Parish. He is currently serving his 20th year collectively as a Caddo Parish Commissioner.


The program will include a veterans’ processional arranged by Minister Gregory French and the singing of the National Anthem by Leontyne Price award winning opera singer Brenda Wimberly.  SUSLA Student Government Association President Levi K. Brown IV will read the Presidential Veterans Day Proclamation.  Presentations will be made to members of the SUSLA community who have honorably served the country.


Southern University at Shreveport, an institution within the Southern University System, seeks to provide a quality education for its students, while being committed to the total community. This institution prepares students for careers in technical and occupational fields; awards certificates and associate degrees as well as offerings and programs that are transferable to other colleges and universities. Dedicated to excellence in instruction and community service, this open enrollment institution promotes cultural diversity, provides developmental and continuing education, and seeks partnerships with business and industry.



Krystle Beauchamp Grindley

Director of University Relations

318.670.9472 office


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