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The Lion's Roar

Jonathan Wong named 2020 Young Alumnus of the Year

The university named Jonathan Wong, co-founder of Cate Street Seafood Station in Hammond and The Boston Restaurant in Amite, 2020 Young Alumnus of the Year. He graduated in 2003 and has continued to volunteer his services to help the campus and its students.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

June 13, 2020

A Hammond native and businessman has been named the university’s 2020 Young Alumnus of the Year. Jonathan Wong graduated from the university in 2003 after studying biological sciences and international business. After he graduated, he became co-founder of Cate Street Seafood Station in Hammond in...

Smith’s journey to success

2018 Young Alumnus of the Year Joni Smith speaks with one of the students at Westside Junior High in her role as administrative assistant. Smith was also named the 2017 Louisiana State Teacher of the Year.

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2018

2018 Young Alumnus of the Year Joni Smith, administrative assistant at Westside Junior High School, is among those who agree that success is not always handed out on a silver platter. “I experienced childhood trauma and went into foster care and was adopted in high school,” said Smith. “Being...

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