Thursday, November 3

SU Ag Center faculty works with Kiwanis Club to secure grant for disaster relief

Baton Rouge, La. - Fatemeh Malekian, Professor of food science and nutrition at the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center, and member of the Baton Rouge Early Risers Kiwanis club, serves as faculty advisor to the Key Club at the Southern University Laboratory (SU Lab) School.  Dr. Malekian has served in different capacities including president, lieutenant governor, and Key Club adviser thus far. 

After the historic flood of 2016 in Louisiana, a number of families at Southern University Lab School lost everything.  The Baton Rouge Early Risers Kiwanis Club with Malekian’s leadership, partnered with the PTO/Kitten Club of SU Lab to write a Disaster Relief grant to assist the families impacted by the flood. The funds received from Kiwanis International will help in creating a service project to meet the needs of North Baton Rouge residents in their recovery efforts.  

On October 28, during the Southern University Lab School homecoming football game, Dr. Fatemeh Malekian and two other members of the of the  Kiwanis Club, Morgan Watson and Raymond Locket, presented a check in the amount of $4,910.00 to the SU Lab School Foundation.  This fund will be used to replace necessary items for students, and assist the Key Club members in conducting service projects wherever necessary in the community around the campus. 

“I am very proud to be able to assist our own Southern University Lab School students.  They are a part our campus family, our future students at Southern University and future leaders,” said Fatemeh.  

Kiwanis is a global service organization dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.  The Baton Rouge Early Risers Club is one of the 18 clubs in the Baton Rouge area.  Its members are Southern University faculty, alumni, staff, students and surrounding community members.  The goal of the Baton Rouge Early Riser Club is to serve communities surrounding the Southern University Campus.

Key Club is an international service leadership organization for teens, which teaches leadership through service to others.

Click here for more details on the check presentation to SU Lab School Foundation.

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