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"Jackson State University Selects Vincent Sylvain as the 2010 Recipient of the Walter Payton Award"

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vincent.sylvain (5k image)The New Orleans Metro Chapter of the Jackson State University National Alumni Chapter has selected local entrepreneur Mr. Vincent T. Sylvain as the 2010 recipient of their annual Walter Payton Award. Mr. Sylvain is the third recipient of the award. Prior awardees include local entertainer Stephanie Jordan and former Jackson State University President and native son, Ronald Mason. The event will be held on Saturday, June 12, 7 - 11 PM at the Westin Hotel on Canal Place in New Orleans. For tickets, please contact the JSU New Orleans Information Center at (504) 942-2446.

The Walter Payton Award was established in memory of an outstanding Alumnus to honor local community members in recognition of their civic and community contributions. Mr. Sylvain will receive his award at the 2010 Blue & White Scholarship Gala.

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