Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Sheriff Newell Normand Named 2014 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell D. Normand has been named the University of New Orleans 2014 Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. He will be presented with the award at a reception on November 6 in the Arbor Room at Popp Fountain in New Orleans City Park. Normand received a bachelor's degree in business administration from UNO in 1988.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell D. Normand has been named the University of New Orleans 2014 Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. He will be presented with the award at a reception on November 6 in the Arbor Room at Popp Fountain in New Orleans City Park. Normand received a bachelor's degree in business administration from UNO in 1988.

The two-term sheriff of Jefferson Parish was first elected in 2007 with 91 percent of the vote and re-elected in 2011 with 92 percent of the vote. In his 34 years with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, Normand has served in a number of command positions including chief criminal deputy, comptroller and chief of the Louis Armstrong International Airport Law Enforcement Detachment. He started his law enforcement career with the Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff's Office.

After completing his studies at UNO, Normand earned a law degree from Tulane University and graduated from the FBI National Academy and the FBI National Executive Institute.

He has served on the boards of a number of organizations including the East Jefferson General Hospital Foundation and the Fore!Kids Foundation.

Presented annually by the UNO International Alumni Association, the Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumni Award honors alumni whose accomplishments distinguish themselves in their fields, reflecting credit upon UNO and on alumni who have contributed significant service to their communities and to UNO. Previous honorees include Judge Jay Zainey, Peggy Scott and Errol Laborde, Kim Bondy, Clancy DuBos, Gary Solomon and Jim Clark.

To purchase tickets or sponsorships to the distinguished alumni event, visit www.unoalumni.com/da or call (504) 280-2586.

 

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