Southeastern students welcome Robin Roberts
Contact: Rene Abadie
Date: February 1, 2013
WELCOME HOME – Southeastern Louisiana University's cheerleaders, Lion mascot "Roomie" and other students welcome ABC Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport on Thursday (Jan. 31) as she returned to the Gulf Coast for Super Bowl coverage. Roberts, a 1983 Southeastern graduate, recently underwent a bone marrow transplant to treat myelodysplastic syndrome, a disease known as pre-leukemia, and a complication of previous cancer treatments. Students at Southeastern are engaged in a year-long project called "Swabbin' 4 Robin" to recruit individuals for the national bone marrow registry Be the Match.