Onekama’s Felicia Senn graduates from Tulane University

New Orleans, La. — Tulane University awarded degrees to nearly 3,000 graduates recently at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

Local student, Felicia Senn of Onekama, graduated from the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine with a Master Science, Public Health degree. The ceremony’s keynote speaker was Hoda Kotb, co-host of NBC’s “Today” show who also received a Tulane President’s Medal.

Honorary degrees were given to renowned artist Lynda Benglis and Christopher Paola, a world leader in the study of earth surface processes, particularly in river and delta regions.

Senn and fellow class members were honored at the ceremony, which included all the pomp and circumstance of a traditional commencement but with a New Orleans twist, including herald trumpets, and a second-line jazz procession. Music was provided by Dr. Michael White’s Original Liberty Jazz Band, jazz singer Topsy Chapman and Tulane a capella group Green Envy.

Tulane University is one of the nation’s leading educational and research institutions. Founded in 1834 in New Orleans, Tulane has ten schools and colleges offering degrees in architecture, business, law, liberal arts, medicine, public health and tropical medicine, the sciences and engineering, and social work.

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