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Dillard to Honor Michael Bruno, CPA and Students at Best in the Business PDF Print E-mail
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michaelbrunoThe Dillard University College of Business will honor Michael Bruno, CPA at the 2011 "Best in the Business" Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 6 p.m. in the Georges Auditorium of the Professional Schools and Sciences Building. The event is free and open to the public.

Mr. Bruno (pictured), managing and founding partner of Bruno & Tervalon, LLP Certified Public Accountants, was selected because of his exceptional community service, his commitment to New Orleans and his lifelong passion for increasing minority representation in the accounting profession. Since its founding in 1978, Bruno & Tervalon, LLP has become the largest minority-owned accounting firm in Louisiana and the second largest in Mississippi. Current services of Bruno & Tervalon, LLP include auditing, accounting, financial management consulting, and tax and technical assistance services.

“It is my great pleasure to honor Mr. Michael Bruno of Bruno & Tervalon, LLP,” said Dr. Christian Fugar, dean of the College of Business at Dillard University. “Mr. Bruno has been instrumental to our students at Dillard University in pursuit of their accounting degrees and certified public accounting licenses. He has always made himself available and shared his knowledge to ensure the success of our young accounting professionals.”

The theme of this year's the annual awards ceremony is “Best in the Business.” Each year the awards program showcases the accomplishments of one local business leader along with the College of Business’ faculty, staff and students. In recent years, Dillard business students have gone on to receive graduate degrees from universities such as Harvard and Columbia, and have been offered employment from Ernst and Young, Deloitte, Xerox, and PricewaterhouseCoopers, one of the country's Big Four audit firms.

Trustee Pres Kabacoff to Lecture on Housing Market PDF Print E-mail
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Kabacoff250Mr. Pres Kabacoff, C.E.O. of HRI Properties and a member of the Dillard University board of trustees, will be the guest lecturer in professor Nchor Okorn’s Political Science 202 class, State & Local Government, on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. The class runs from 10-10:50 a.m. in Dent Hall, Room 162.

Mr. Kabacoff's lecture is titled “The Housing Market in New Orleans in the Face of National Economic Meltdown.” All members of the Dillard University community are invited to attend.

To learn more about Pres Kabacoff and HRI Properties, please click here.

DU to Host Institute for Promoting Social Responsibility PDF Print E-mail
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2008-11-12-15-3B_Dr_LynchThe African World Studies Program at Dillard University will host the Institute for Promoting Social Responsibility on April 18-20 and 25-28, 2011. The purpose of the institute is to explore and expand current and future opportunities for students to serve in underserved communities and challenged populations. The theme of the institute is “Finding Answers to the Future.”

The institute will begin with a rhythm and blues performance by The Mike Baptiste Soul Review at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, April 18, in the Kearny Hall Recreation Lounge. On Tuesday, April 19th, the film “Bastards of the Party” will be screened and discussed at 7:00 p.m. in the Cook Center Theater.

Dr. Michael Tillotson of the University of Houston will lecture from his new book, “Invisible Jim Crow:  Contemporary Ideological Threats to the Internal Security of African Americans,” on Wednesday, April 20, at 7:00 p.m. in Stern Hall Amphitheater. Panelists will respond to the presentation.

The institute continues at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 25, with a mini-lecture, “Jazz as America’s Classical Music,” by Dr. Acklyn Lynch (pictured), emeritus professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. A performance by Donald Harrison Jr. and Friends will follow.

The institute’s keynote lecture, “Scholarship, Activism and Social Responsibility,” will be given by Dr. Lynch at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, in Stern Hall Amphitheater. A panel discussion will follow.

On Wednesday, April 27, Dr. Anthony James Ratcliff of California State University, Northridge will speak about “Hip Hop and Social Responsibility” at 3:30 p.m. in the Georges Auditorium of the Professional Schools Building, and he will be followed by a panel of respondents.

The institute will conclude on Thursday, April 28, with a daylong retreat highlighted by an intergenerational dialogue about scholarship, activism and community development.

Ms. Fabienne Snowden of the City University of New York will facilitate the retreat. Dr. Alan Colón of Dillard University, Dr. Lynch, Ms. Barbara Major of Citizens United for Economic Equity, and Dr. James Turner of Cornell University will serve as consultants. Invited participants will produce a personal plan for exercising social responsibility and develop an outline for a manifesto of student responsibility to the Black community.

Admission to all activities is free.  For more information, contact Dr. Alan Colón at (504) 816-4701.

Click here to download the institute's program.

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