The New York Tri-State Chapter of the Dillard University National Alumni Association hosted their 8th Annual Blue & White Scholarship Ball in early October. The event serves not only as the premier social event for Dillard University alumni living in the New York area but as a major vehicle to raise funds for the Chapter’s Scholarship campain which provides scholarships to local students attending Dillard University.
Chapter members and guest dined on New Orleans cuisine and held an authentic New Orleans second line.
The event was also highlighted by an official program in which the chapter honored; Distinguished Alumna of the Year – Mary Ruth Littlepage ’48 the Chapter’s Financial Secretary, and Outstanding Alumna of the Year- Joyce Morisette-Merchant ’73 the Chapter immediate past Blue & White Scholarship Ball Chairperson, as well as a Community Service of the Year Awardee- Sonia D. Nelson who happens to be a nusre!!! How proper as Dillard University celebrates its 70th Nursing Anniversary.
The New York chapter president Phyllis Ball and the event chair presided over the program.
DUNAA’s 1st Vice President and Financial Secretary were in attendance, Mr. James Alfred & Mr. LilCharles Ladd. Mr. Alford brought greetingson behalf of the national association. Everyone who attended had a splendid time.