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Each year Dillard University employees support the institution through an annual giving campaign that enhances our ability to serve our students and demonstrate “the Dillard Difference.”  Participating in our Employee Giving Campaign sends a resounding message to the Dillard community and to our friends around the country that our employees are committed to our mission beyond their outstanding work inside of the classrooms and throughout our campus.

This year, we’re giving a name to our effort. The “We Care” giving campaign runs from August 19, 2016 through June 30, 2017.

Gifts to the “We Care” Campaign can be made through payroll deduction, a one-time gift by cash, check or credit card, or through gift planning made through the Dillard Office of Development.

Non-monetary contributions can also be made through your participation in the annual UNCF Walk/Run and donations to the United Way.

Our goal this year is to have 100 percent participation. That means we need YOU!  Give today and change a student’s life forever.

To donate online, visit give.dillard.edu.

For more information, contact Kimberly Woodard, Associate Director of Development, at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Dillard sophomore Jeanna Johnson chosen as 2016 HBCU All-Star PDF Print E-mail
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The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities announced today that 73 students from across63 HBCUs have been named as the 2016 HBCU All-Stars. The All-Stars, comprised of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, are being recognized for their accomplishments in academics, leadership, and civic engagement.

“During the course of one academic school year, the 73 All-Stars will distinguish themselves as exemplars of the talent that HBCUs cultivate and as noble ambassadors of their respective institutions,” said U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. “The Initiative is looking forward to working with this third class of All-Stars and is confident this opportunity will allow the Initiative to meaningfully connect with HBCU students and advance academic excellence at their schools.”

Over the next year, the students will serve as ambassadors by providing outreach opportunities and communicating with other students about the value of both education and the Initiative as a networking source. Using social media, relationships with community-based organizations, and sessions with industry professionals, the students will share proven practices that support opportunities for all young people to achieve their educational and career potential. They will also participate in the White House HBCU Week Conference, national and regional events, and webinars with Initiative staff and other professionals on a range of disciplines that support a spirit of engagement and personal and professional development.

“We're looking forward to working with this new class of HBCU All Stars,” said Deputy Under Secretary of Education and Acting Executive Director White House Initiative on HBCUs Kim Hunter Reed. “Our goal is to provide a unique opportunity for these talented students that exposes them to critical national conversations and thought leaders. No doubt they will make their mark and represent their campuses well.”

The All-Stars were selected from over 300 students from 24 states, the District of Columbia, Ghana, Nigeria, and the Virgin IslandsThey will work together and as a group and network with one another to achieve their goals.

NOTE TO EDITORS:  Below is a list of the 2016 HBCU All-Stars, in alphabetical order by hometown state, the school they attend and the school’s location.

ALABAMA  

Birmingham – JerAnthony Colvin, Talladega College, Talladega, Ala.

Catherine – Shannon Baldwin, Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical College, Huntsville, Ala.

Tuscaloosa – Jasmine Lavendar, Stillman College, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

 

ARKANSAS

Opelousas – Russell Williams, Philander Smith College, Little Rock, Ark.

CALIFORNIA

Los Angeles – Paris Adkins-Jackson, Morgan State University, Baltimore, Md.

Riverside – Breanna Lumpkin, Lane College, Jackson, Tenn.

CONNECTICUT

Norwalk – Andre Earls, Wiley College, Marshall, Texas

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Brittney Young – Howard University, District of Columbia

FLORIDA

Fort Lauderdale – Kennedy James, Virginia State University, Petersburg, Va.

Miami Gardens – Dominique Nicholson , Florida Memorial University, Miami Gardens, Fla.

Miami – Kiara Johnson, Houston-Tillotson University, Austin, Texas

Tampa – Victoria Harrison, Bethune Cookman University, Daytona Beach, Fla.

 

GEORGIA

Albany – Angelica Howard, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga.

Albany – Chelsea Basley, Albany State University, Albany, Ga.

Atlanta – Jarell Jordan, Morehouse College, Atlanta, Ga.

Atlanta – Gabriel Carter, Oakwood University, Huntsville, Ala.

Atlanta – Alicia Montgomery, Savannah State University, Savannah, Ga.

Dehli – Vishal Singh, Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, Ga.

 

GHANA (ACCRA)

Abednego Commey, Tougaloo College, Tougalo, Miss.

ILLINOIS

Chicago – Ashley Reid, Spelman College, Atlanta, Ga.

Chicago – Christopher Simpson, Edward Waters College, Jacksonville, Fla.

LOUISIANA

Baton Rouge – Kalaia Tripeaux, Southern University Agricultural and Mechanical College, Baton Rouge, La.

Mount Hernon – Karla Martin, Xavier University, New Orleans, La.

Rustonm – Endiah Green, Grambling State University, Grambling, La.

MARYLAND

Baltimore – Wanda Parks, Coppin State University, Baltimore, Md.

Beltsville – Benjamin Webster, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, Md.

Fort Washington – Ashleigh Williams, Hampton University, Hampton, Va.

Lanham – Donovan Blake, Bowie State University, Bowie, Md.

Silver Spring – Rachel Kenlaw, Howard University, Washington, D.C.

MICHIGAN

Detroit – Michael McGee, Hampton University, Hampton, Va.

Detroit – Tiffany Brockington, Howard University, Washington, D.C.

Detroit – Vester Waters, Mississippi Valley State University, Itta Bena, Miss.

Oakland Charter Township – JaMon Patterson, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Ga.

MISSISSIPPI

Madison – James Griffin, Jackson State University, Jackson, Miss.

Lamar – Savahn Jordan, Rust College, Holly Springs, Miss.

Raymond – Sabrevian Davis, Hinds Community College, Raymond, Miss.

MISSOURI

Blue Springs – Alexis Pulliam, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Ala.

Kansas City – Jeanna Johnson, Dillard University, New Orleans, La.

St. Louis – Jabreia Taylor, Kentucky State University, Frankfort, Ky.

NEVADA

Las Vegas – Joselyn Miller, Alabama State University, Montgomery, Ala.

NEW JERSEY

Freehold – Edgar Ortiz, Delaware State University, Dover, Del.

Turnersville – Pearis Bellamy, Hampton University, Hampton, Va.

NEW YORK

Brooklyn – Destiny Modeste, Paul Quinn College, Dallas, Texas

Staten Island – Brianna Fugate, Spelman College, Atlanta, Ga.

NIGERIA (LAGOS)

Temilade Aladeniyi – North Carolina Central University, Durham, N.C.

NORTH CAROLINA

Concord – Paul McGee, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, N.C.

Durham – Tremell Parker, Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, N.C.

Durham – Asheley Taylor, Bennett College, Greensboro, N.C.

Fayetteville – Kenya Glover, Livingstone College, Salisbury, N.C.

Fayetteville – Terrance McNeil, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, Fla.

Henderson – Niya Brooks, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, N.C.

Lexington – Deja Young, North Carolina Central University, Durham, N.C.

OHIO

Akron – Britney Gibbs, Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, Ohio

OKLAHOMA

Muskogee – Nicholas Simon, Langston University, Langston, Okla.

PENNSYLVANIA

Boothwyn – Anitra Jackson, Cheney University of Pennsylvania, Cheney, Pa.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Aynor – Malcom Shealer, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tenn.

Orangeburg – Kingsley Uche, Claffin University, Orangeburg, S.C.

Orangeburg – Quinn Smith, South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, S.C.

TENNESSEE

Memphis – Janeisha Harris, Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tenn.

Memphis – Jasmine Dean, Rust College, Holly Springs, Miss.

Memphis – Kimble James, LeMoyne Owen College, Memphis, Tenn.

TEXAS

DeSoto – Wendon Blair, Jarvis Christian College, Hawkins, Texas

Houston – Kaleb Taylor, Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas

Houston – Sekia Wyatt, Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas

Manville – Elijah Sharpe, Lincoln University of Missouri, Jefferson City, Mo.

San Antonio – Damon Lake, St. Phillips College, San Antonio, Texas

Texarkana – Stacy Roberson, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Ga.

VIRGINIA

Bristow – Chayse Lavallais, Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical University, Prairie View, Texas

Newport News – Ravin Vick, Norfolk State College, Norfolk, Va.

Norfolk – Na’eem Wilkins, Shaw University, Raleigh, N.C.

Richmond – Danielle Ebelle, Virginia Union University, Richmond, Va.

WEST VIRGINIA

Bluefield – Michael Bennett, Bluefield State University, Bluefield, W.Va.

VIRGIN ISLANDS

St. Kitts – Joash Liburd, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Kitts, UVI

 
BRAIN FOOD: DILLARD UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT’S LECTURE SERIES ANNOUNCES FALL SPEAKER LINEUP PDF Print E-mail
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NEW ORLEANS – Brain Food: Dillard University President’s Lecture Series Fall 2016 lineup features renowned political commentators and an expert in the field of urban education.

Speakers are Rich Lowry, Dr. Christopher Emdin and Van Jones.

All lectures are free and open to the public and held in Georges Auditorium in the Dillard University Professional Schools and Sciences Building (PSB) unless otherwise noted.  Each lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. Questions about the series can be directed to 504.816.4800 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  The schedule and speaker bios follow.

Sep. 20

rich-lowry-national-review-rEditor of National Review, Rich Lowry is a syndicated columnist and commentator for the Fox News Channel.  He writes for Politico, Time, and often appears on such public affairs programs as Meet the Press and The McLaughlin Group.  He is the author of Lincoln Unbound andLegacy: Paying the Price for the Clinton Years – a New York Times bestseller.

Oct. 25

chris emdinDr. Christopher Emdin is an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University; he also serves as Director of Science Education at the Center for Health Equity and Urban Science Education.  He is a public speaker on the issues of hip-hop education, STEM education, politics, race, class, diversity, and youth empowerment.  Dr. Emdin is also the author of For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood and the Rest of Ya’ll Too, also a New York Times bestseller.

Nov. 16

Van Jones CAA SpeakersCNN contributor Van Jones visits the Dillard campus as part of the Justice Revious O. Ortique Jr. Lecture Series.  Jones has founded and led numerous social enterprises engaged in social and environmental justice.  He has authored two New York Times bestsellers, The Green Collar Economy and Rebuild the Dream.  Among his many awards and honors, Van Jones has been selected to Ebony Magazine’s 2013 Power 100 and is a winner of an NAACP Image Award.

The Spring 2017 schedule is still in progress.

A Brief History of the Dillard Presidential Lecture Series

Beginning with the University’s first official president, William Stuart Nelson in the 1930s, public intellectual discourse has been a part of Dillard’s heritage. In the 1950s, Albert Dent organized the Edwin R. Embree Memorial Lecture Series whose guests included Eleanor Roosevelt, Thurgood Marshall, Mary McLeod Bethune, Martin Luther King Jr., and Jackie Robinson. Subsequently, Dillard presidents have assembled lectures that reflected their sensibilities. During Samuel DuBois Cook’s tenure, he established a lyceum series and built a fine arts center to provide a new venue for lectures, theater and music. Walter M. Kimbrough launched Brain Food in 2013, and has continued the tradition with speakers such as Michael Eric Dyson, Misty Copeland, Benjamin Crump and Michael Steele.  

 
DILLARD’S DAVID PAGE RECIEVES LEADERSHIP AWARD FROM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STUDENT FINANCIAL AID ADMINISTRATORS PDF Print E-mail
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NEW ORLEANS – David Page, vice president of Enrollment Management at Dillard University was recently named one of six recipients of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) Regional Leadership Award.

The Leadership Award is given annually to administrators who exhibit high integrity and character, demonstrate creative leadership, and inspire and encourage others to actively participate in professional development.

“I am humbled by this unexpected honor,” said Mr. Page.  “This award is not only a recognition of the work that I do here at Dillard, but of the outstanding effort of our team and is a reflection of the leadership of our President, Dr. Walter Kimbrough.”

Page, who has been at Dillard since 2013, learned of his honor after it was presented at the NASFAA National Conference in Washington, D.C.  Each honoree is reviewed and selected by the NASFAA’s Awards Committee before ratification by the organization’s Board of Directors.

“Great organizations begin with great people,” Dr. Kimbrough added.  “Our university is very fortunate to have someone like David Page; someone who cares so deeply about the success of students.  This honor is greatly deserved.”

 
Dillard President Walter M. Kimbrough joins 34 other HBCU Presidents in “A Call for Peace and Unity” PDF Print E-mail
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Dr Walter Kimbrough president Dillard U copy 0NEW ORLEANS – Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough, along with 34 other current and former presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities have released a join letter titled “A Call for Peace and Unity.”  The letter outlines an action plan to address gun violence and its impact on our communities.

The full text is below:

A CALL FOR PEACE AND UNITY

We, the undersigned Presidents of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (“HBCUs”) remain brokenhearted over the recent events that have taken place in Baton Rouge, La., St. Paul, Minn., and Dallas, Texas.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the impacted communities at large and the families who have lost their loved ones.  These incidents have shaken our nation to its core and caused many people to question our country’s direction.

As people of deep faith and a unique sense of history, we know that senseless violence has never been the way forward in America.  We are a society where, despite what many would lead you to believe, that which binds us to each other is far greater than anything that seeks to divide us.  In the words of our President, Barack Obama, “We are one people, we are one nation.”

HBCUs, by virtue of their special place in this nation, have always understood the hard work and sacrifices that must be made in order for America to live up to its ideals.  From the moment that our doors first opened in 1842, the roles that our institutions have played were never narrowly confined to educating the men and women who sat in our classes and walked our campuses.  Instead, ours was a much broader and more vital mission.  We were charged with providing a light in the darkness for a people who had been constitutionally bound to the dark.  Our very creation, existence, and persistence were, and always have been a duality of collaboration and protest.  In this respect, America’s HBCUs were the birthplace of the idea that Black lives matter to our country.

Expressing our support for the idea that Black lives matter is in no way a declaration that other lives do not matter as well.  As leaders of some of the most diverse colleges and universities in the country, we are well steeped in the value of open and inclusive communities.  It is because of our experience with building strong and diverse communities that we unite, and invite all Americans to join us in the following series of actions that are intended to help propel our country forward to become a more perfect union:

  1. The first-ever HBCU National Symposium on Gun Violence
  2. A commitment to raising the awareness of the debilitating impact of trauma on the lives of those who have been exposed to loss as a result of gun violence.

We know that none of these activities will bring back the lives that have been lost.  Our hope, however, is that these efforts will foster dialogues that help to accelerate the creation of an environment where all human lives are valued equally and discrimination based on one’s skin color, gender, and economic standing will become a relic of the past.

As we move forward in our endeavors, we will forever remember the lives of those slain and the loss their families have experienced.  While we pray that their hearts and minds will one day know peace, we pledge to aggressively continue our efforts so that these types of prayers will one day become unnecessary.

With love and solidarity,

Makola Abdullah, Virginia State University

Roslyn Clark Artis, Florida Memorial University

David L. Beckley, Rust College

Juliette B. Bell, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Colette Pierce Burnette, Huston-Tillotson University

Mickey L. Burnim, Bowie State University

William B. Bynum Jr., Mississippi Valley State University

Mary Schmidt Campbell, Spelman College

Lady June Cole

Tashni-Ann Dubroy, Shaw University

George T. French Jr., Miles College

Rosaline Fuse-Hall, Bennett College

Cynthia Hammond, Central State University

Logan Hampton, Lane College

Forrest Harris Sr., American Baptist College

Fitz Hill, Arkansas Baptist College

Anthony L. Jenkins, West Virginia State University

Brian Johnson, Tuskegee University

Paul Jones, Fort Valley State University

Walter M. Kimbrough, Dillard University

Marsha V. Krotseng, Bluefield State University

Elmira Mangum, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Ron Mason, University of District of Columbia

Eddie N. Moore Jr., Norfolk State University

Charlie Nelms, Group Mentor and Ret. Chancellor, North Carolina Central University

Stanley J. Pritchett Sr., Morris Brown College

Alfred Rankins Jr., Alcorn State University

Kevin Rome, Lincoln University

Kent J. Smith Jr., Langston University

Roderick Smothers, Philander Smith College

Michael J. Sorrell, Paul Quinn College

Dwaun J. Warmack, Harris-Stowe State University

Harry L. Williams, Delaware State University

David Wilson, Morgan State University

John Silvanus Wilson Jr., Morehouse College

 
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