UNO Making History Week To Honor Romig, Nicklow

2016 Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumnus Mark Romig

NEW ORLEANS – UNO Making History Week is celebrating the impact and leadership of the University of New Orleans from Nov. 1-5:


• UNO graduates who work on campus are invited to the UNO Faculty & Staff Alumni Luncheon, on Monday, Oct. 31, at the Homer L. Hitt Alumni Center Lobby, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

         Later that day an invitation only Business Leaders Reception will take place at the UNO Nims Film Studio from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


• Past Presidents of the UNO International Alumni Association and Past Presidents of the Student Government/ Association are invited to an invitation only exclusive luncheon in their honor on Tuesday, Nov. 1, between 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

         Preceding the luncheon is the Presidential Portrait Unveiling at the Administration Building 101 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

         Later that day, The Honorable Jay C. Zainey, will lead a discussion, at the Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Presidential Lecture Series, entitled “Social Justice, Community Service and the Rule of Law,” at UNO’s University Center, Sen. Theodore "Ted" M. Hickey Ballroom, at 7:00 p.m. The event is open to the public.


• There will be an invitation only Legislative Brunch on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the Lakefront Airport, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., there will be a formal ceremony inaugurating the University of New Orleans seventh leader, John W. Nicklow, at the UNO Library Quad. Later that day, Jazz at the Sandbar takes place at The Sandbar at the UNO Cove from 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. The event is open to the public.


• A gala in honor of 2016 Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumnus Mark Romig and the Investiture of President John W. Nicklow will take place Thursday, Nov. 3, at the National WWII Museum’s Freedom Pavilion: Boeing Center, from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

         There will be food, an open bar, a silent auction and live entertainment. Cocktail attire is requested.

         As president and CEO of the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC), Romig has distinguished himself as an influential leader in the city’s tourism industry. Romig currently serves on the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Tourism and Travel Advisory Council as well as the boards for the Fore!Kids Foundation, Emeril Lagasse Foundation, Audubon Nature Institute, Volunteers Network, Covenant House of New Orleans and Fidelity Bank.

         "I credit my alma mater for helping shape the person I have become,” said Romig, who earned a bachelor’s degree in hotel, restaurant and tourism administration from UNO in 1978. “I have always believed that service to my community is of utmost importance and our responsibility as citizens, and I learned that by watching the example the University of New Orleans has exhibited through the years.”

         Proceeds from UNO's Distinguished Alumni Gala will increase critically needed funding for student scholarships and support the UNO Alumni Association’s programming to ensure student success and alumni engagement.


• Dine with fellow graduates of the UNO English Department, meet current faculty and reconnect with retired faculty, celebrate the achievements of faculty and students, and reminisce about yours at UNO, at UNO English Alumni Night, Friday, Nov. 4, at the Homer L. Hitt Alumni Center Ballroom, from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


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