March 21, 2014 2:15 PM
Photos by Ryan Rivet
A green wave washed over City Park as an event to honor Tulane University President Scott Cowen took place at the Peristyle and the Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn on Thursday (March 20).
A lion statue at the Peristyle in City Park watches over the lagoon as revelers celebrate Scott Cowen ahead of his retirement as Tulane University president on June 30.
The Peristyle is awash in green for the party.
A guest at the party reaches to get a photo of Scott Cowen.
Scott Cowen shares a laugh with James MacLaren, dean of Newcomb-Tulane College.
Scott Cowen addresses the audience after board members praised his work over his 16 years as president of Tulane University.
Irma Thomas, left, backed by Big Sam's Funky Nation, treated partygoers to classic New Orleans soul music.
Andrew Baham, trumpet player for Big Sam's Funky Nation, hits a high note during the party for Scott Cowen in City Park.
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