New Bleu Devil Mascot or Nah??

The Dillard University Athletic Department just release the winning image from the 2013 Bleu Devil Mascot Contest. They are now asking the alumni of Dillard University on how we feel about this mascot. So my fellow Bleu Devils please go to the link and tell them what you think. Geaux DU!! Geaux Bleu Devils!!

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Vince Hudson of the class of 1993 credits success on his upbringing in Shreveport Times

Vince Hudson of the Class of 1993 was recently named vice president of marketing strategy and operations of Samsung Telecommunications America. The Shreveport Times recently published a great article concerning his accomplishment and upbringing. Please click on the link to view the article 

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Dr. Ruth Simmons, ’67 Selected as one of the Top 30 Women in Higher Education

DU alumna Dr. Ruth Simmons of the Class of 1967 was chosen to grace the cover of  March edition of Diverse Issues in Higher Education and was selected as one of their Top 30 Women in Higher Education. We are indeed proud of all of her many accomplishments.

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Dillard University Alumni Directory!!

Dillard University graduates the Alumni Office is currently updating its directory of all alumni.

The Dillard University National Alumni Association (DUNAA) supports this very important task. We are requesting that all sons & daughters of “Fair Dillard” take the opportunity to update their contact information. Please take the time out to call in at the number posted in this article and thank you for your support of our “Alma Mater.”
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DUNAA Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas Chapter 16th Annual Scholarship Tournament



The DUNAA Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter will host its 16th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the Cowboy Golf Club 1600 Fairway Drive Grapevine, TX 76051. The tournament will feature both team & individual players.

The cost is $700.00 per team or $175.00 per individual. This cost includes green fee, cart, range balls, lunch and dinner. The contest will include male and female flights, best ball, four man scramble, raffle prizes, prizes for the longest ball and closet to the pin.
DUNAA Dallas/Fort Worth are offering several sponsorship packages. The sponsors to date are Dillard University, Friendship West Baptist Church, A.W. Brown Education Foundation, The House of Blues, Dikita Engineering Planning Management and Foundation Room. The registration is due April 7, 2014. For registration or additional information please contact Steve Hamilton (214)536-8181, David Sullivan (214)244-0683 or Terry Wilkerson (972) 672-8448. Join us for a day of fun and fellowship as we “Maintain Excellence & Heritage at Dillard University.”

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DU Poet Jericho Brown formerly known as Nelson Demery Class of 1998

Jericho Brown grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana and worked as a speechwriter for the Mayor of New Orleans before earning his Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Houston. He also holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of New Orleans and graduated magna cum laude from Dillard University in 1998.
His first collection of poetry, Please (New Issues, 2008), won the 2009 American Book Award. The collection has received tremendous praise since its release, Ilya Kaminsky notes: “His lyrics are memorable, muscular, majestic. His voice in these lines is alive—something that is quite rare in his generation of very bookish and very ironic poetics. Brown’s poems are living on the page, and they give the reader that much: a sense of having been alive fully, if only for a duration of 75 pages of this volume. Indeed, Jericho Brown’s first book is one of those rare things: a debut of a master poet.”
Brown is the recipient of a 2009-2010 Bunting Fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University and a Whiting Writer’s Award. He was a finalist for the 2009 Lambda Literary Award and Paterson Poetry Prize and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He has also received two travel fellowships to the Krakow Poetry Seminar in Poland.
He was a Teaching Fellow in the English Department at the University of Houston from 2002-2007 and a Visiting Professor at San Diego State University’s M.F.A. Program in spring 2009. He has also taught at numerous conferences and workshops including the Iowa Summer Writing Festival at the University of Iowa. He taught Creative Writing as an Assistant Professor of English at the University of San Diego until 2012 when he became a professor at Emory University . (as posted by
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DUNAA NOLA Skate for Scholarships!!

On March 25, 2014 the DUNAA_NOLA Chapter skated for scholarships. Lead by chapter president Ms. Kim Morehead the chapter had fun with local alumni Dillard students, faculty and staff by hosting a skate night to raise money for the chapter scholarship. All who attended had a great time. DUNAA NOLA invites all local New Orleans alumni to please come out to the local chapter meeting on April 10, 2014 at Dillard University. At 6:30pm in DUICEF room 106. For more information please contact


Adella Gautier Wins Lifetime Achievement Award



Adella Gautier of the class of 1969 was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Big Easy Awards this week. Better known to people in New Orleans as Adella Adella The Story Teller she has worked tireless in and supporting the arts. She will perform at Jazz Fest this year. Congrats Adella from the members of DUNAA.  We are extremely proud of you. Learn more about Adella Gautier at the following links.