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    2017 Founders' Day Convocation

    Lawless Memorial Chapel


    Jefferson Join us for our 2017 Founders’ Day Convocation Sunday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. in Lawless Memorial Chapel. This year we are honoring former Dillard University President Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook, who served in this post for 23 years. The Greater New Orleans Alumni Chapter will make a special presentation during Convocation to honor Dr. Cook’s life and legacy. Our Founders’ Day speaker will be Patrick O. Jefferson ’90, Louisiana House of Representatives, District 11, which includes Bienville, Claiborne and Lincoln parishes. Immediately following Convocation, is a dinner in Kearny Hall that is open to the public. The cost is $13 per person and regular student rates apply.


    Other Convocation events hosted by the Dillard University National Alumni Association Greater New Orleans Chapter include:

    2017 Founders’ Day Concert


    Thursday, October 19, at 7 p.m.

    Lawless Memorial Chapel

    Performances by Dillard alums

    Free and open to the public

    2017 Blue & White Scholarship Gala


    Honoring the late Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook, 4th President of Dillard University

    Friday, October 20, 2017, at 7 p.m.

    Dillard University PSB – Atrium

    Cost is $75

    For tickets, please call 504-261-0383



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