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What does it mean to be a Southernite?

Is to be a member of an esteemed group of well-educated individuals who come from all walks of life. With our rich heritage that is deeply rooted in excellence, pride and tradition, it is an honor and privilege to be member of the Jaguar Nation. Southern has made a lifelong impact on my life, from lessons in and out the classroom and now to the workplace. I'm forever loyal to the Gold and Blue!

Jocha's Bio:

Jocha Gordon-Talbert a native of Baton Rouge, LA and a graduate of Tara High School. She earned a Bachelor of Art (2012) in History from Southern University and A & M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and would go on to further her studies and earn a Master of Art (2016) in Education with a concentration in Adult Education and Training from University of Phoenix. Currently, she is pursuing her Doctorate of Education degree from Northcentral University. Jocha loves singing, baking and networking within the Higher Education Community. Gordon-Talbert is a Spring 2009 inductee of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. where she has held several offices, and is currently serving as the Southwestern Region Anti-Grammateus. She is also a member of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education. Founder of the “Brenda Faye Hall Gordon Nursing Scholarship” in honor of her late mother who graduated from Southern University School of Nursing while being employed for a number of years at the Southern University Law Center. Gordon-Talbert is currently the Assistant Director of Admissions at Southern University and A & M College and has been employed with the university since March 2014. She holds several awards that are near and dear to hear heart such as SU Board of Supervisors “Above and Beyond Award” (July 2017) and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Mu Sigma Chapter “Sigma Woman of the Year” (November 2017). Gordon-Talbert is heavily involved in the church and within the community. She lives by the motto of “Work unto God for he is the one who gives the reward”.

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