Loyce Pierce-Wright Recipient of the 2024 Regina Matrum Award from the Archdiocese of New Orleans

Benjamin Bates Data News Weekly Contributor

Loyce Pierce Wright is a phenomenal woman and mother, and now the world knows this fact. On Monday, June 3, 2024, at St. Raymond and St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in New Orleans, Ms. Wright was granted the esteem distinction of receiving the 2024 Regina Matrum Award from the Archdiocese of New Orleans. This award is presented to a recipient who has displayed exemplary Catholic motherhood.

Ms. Loyce Pierce Wright is a graduate of Joseph S. Clark High School and Southern University where she received a bachelor’s degree in French and a minor in Spanish, and a master’s degree in Education Administration from the University of New Orleans.

Her husband is the late Mr. Louis Wright, and her daughter is Dr. Kiana Wright. Known for her passion for community service and civil rights, Ms. Wright has served as a teacher and the Executive Director of the Louisiana Commission on Human Rights under Governors Mike Foster, Kathleen Blanco, and Bobby Jindal.

In her retirement, she continues her life of community service. Most notably, she currently is the President of the YWCA Board of Director and is leading the rebuilding of the New Orleans YWCA Building at Norman C. Francis Parkway and Tulane Avenue.

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