Baton Rouge, LA – Kalaia Tripeaux, a Southern University Urban Forestry major and the University's 2016 HBCU All-Star Scholar, will kick-off a University wide recycling initiative on Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. during the Annual Homecoming Student Health Fair in the Smith-Brown Memorial Student Union.
All Southern University students, faculty and staff are asked to bring plastic bottles and clean paper to be recycled during the event.
Tripeaux is hosting the event as her campus initiative, which each HBCU All-Star is required to conduct.
The 21 year-old Baton Rouge native was selected as one of 73 students from a national pool of 300 candidates to be named the 2016 White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) All-Stars.
The All-Stars, which are comprised of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, are being recognized for their accomplishments in academics, leadership, and civic engagement.