CNN anchor featured in February Cultural Dinner

CNN anchor Don Lemon will be featured in the next University Housing Cultural Dinner to celebrate Black History Month at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25 in the Brown Ballroom.

Lemon is an anchor for CNN Newsroom during weekend primetime and is also a correspondent. He plans to encourage students to overcome their obstacles and to not let the fear of rejection keep them from their goals. The night will also feature Louisiana musical exploration by Rob Juice and Cajun cuisine.

Tickets are currently available on the University Housing Services website. General admission is $18.93 and $15 for students without a meal plan, faculty and staff. The cost for meal plan holders is one meal swipe.

During his career, Lemon has been named one of the most influential blacks in America by Ebony Magazine and has reported from Chicago on the 2008 presidential election. He has also done one-the-scene breaking news stories such as the George Zimmerman trial and the Boston Marathon bombing.

Lemon is an inspiration for all minority students who believe they cannot be successful in the news industry or any other profession. He has made many accomplishments throughout his career and did not allow difficult times hold him back.

This cultural dinner is sponsored by University Housing Services with Campus Dining Services, MECCPAC (A Dean for Students’ Diversity Initiative), Association of Residence Halls, Tri-Towers Area Government and the West Campus Diversity Coalition.

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