Marsiglia Institute names spring 2022 Distinguished Fellows

Marsiglia spring 2022

The Nancy M. Marsiglia Institute of Justice, a 12-week course examining the U.S. Constitution, inducted 15 new Distinguished Fellows during a graduation ceremony on April 28.

Formed in 2018 by United Way of Southeast Louisiana and Loyola University New Orleans College of Law to reclaim civil discourse, the Marsiglia Institute brings together community members from all walks of life to study U.S. government and civic engagement. The course continues to prove its relevance - and necessity - in our country’s ever-divided political climate.

Distinguished Fellows of the Institute’s spring 2022 class include: 

  • Missy Andrade, Boys & Girls Club in LA       
  • Lisa Barbato, Self Employed           
  • Steven Benyard, Entergy                                              
  • Regina Brown, LA DPS & C Office of Juvenile Justice                                                        
  • Bonnie Canal, The Resiliency Institute                           
  • Hugh Evans, Self-Employed                                         
  • Natori Green, Broadmoor Improvement Assn.                
  • Robyn Guillen, University of New Orleans                      
  • Natalie Jayroe, Second Harvest Food Bank of GNO & Acadiana     
  • Tameka Joseph, Walmart Inc.
  • Martha Landrum, Retired
  • Janice Lucas, Loyola University New Orleans
  • Linedda McIver, AARP-Louisiana
  • Cathy McRae, Retired
  • Terri North, Providence Community Housing

As their final assignment, members of the spring 2022 cohort prepared and presented oral arguments on Constitutional questions posed by sitting state and federal judges.

Applications are now open for the fall 2022 session of the Institute. Learn more and apply by visiting