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50 Years of Upward Bound at SU (2015)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-08-07

Duration: 00:05:37

Subjects: Education | Southern University and A & M College | Upward Bound Program (U.S.) | College preparation programs


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Gautreaux, Kevin Producer
  • Crews, Keith Editor
  • Linton, Nicholas Interviewee
  • Bitota, Niaccle Interviewee
  • Robinson, Rhonda Interviewee
  • Turner, Julius Interviewee
  • Morgan, Maria Interviewee
  • Hayes, Victoria Interviewee
  • Boyd, Gwendolyn Interviewee


This segment from the August 7, 2015, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Kevin Gautreaux’s report on the 50th anniversary of the Upward Bound program at Southern University in Baton Rouge. Gautreaux reports that Upward Bound is a federally funded college preparatory program offered to high school students who either come from low income families or whose parents do not have college degrees. He interviews: Nicholas Linton, student; Niaccle Bitota, student; Rhonda Robinson, the director of Upward Bound at Southern University; Julius Turner, an Upward Bound alum and instructor; Marcia Morgan, a bridge student; Victoria Hayes, the director of Upward Bound at Tennessee State University; and Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd, the president of Alabama State University. This report is a part of the Southern Education Desk series. Host: Shauna Sanford