November 5, 2015: The 2015 University of New Orleans Distinguished Alumni Celebration at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport gave Privateers and friends an opportunity to reconnect and recognize the impressive impact UNO and its alumni have had and continue to have on our region and beyond. Congratulations to the each of the evening's honorees for inspiring our pride. You can learn more about them below. Thank you to our many generous sponsors, planning committee and supporters that made the event a success! This year's Celebration set a high bar - we hope that you'll carry the positive energy and Privateer pride with you until next year's gala! Meanwhile, enjoy the photos on our Facebook page!

Celebrating UNO


2015 UNO Distinguished Alumni Celebration Sponsors

2015 Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumnus
Roy A. Glapion, P.E. (BS Civil Engineering '87) 

The UNO International Alumni Association is proud to recognize Roy A. Glapion, P.E with its highest honor, the Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumnus Award. Glapion, VP & Partner/Member at The Beta Group, serves as the Chairman of the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission, as well on the Boards of Directors of the UNO Research & Technology Foundation, the Delgado Foundation, the New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce, and Chairman of the UNCF-LA Leadership Council. Learn more about this accomplished alumnus.

Glapion is the 32nd recipient of the prestigious Hitt Award. Past recipients include: Sheriff Newell Normand, Al Jazeera Producer Kim Bondy, Gambit Communications Chairman Clancy Dubos and former Lieutenant Governor Melinda Schwegmann.

Glapion will be presented with the Hitt Award during UNO Alumni Week at the 2015 University of New Orleans Distinguished Alumni Celebration, Thursday, November 5, 2015.