DU Alumna Tiffany Michele Dickson-Liddell Obituary

Dillard University Alumni Family we are asking that you please pray and uplift the family and friends of Tiffany Michele Dickson-Liddell. Please read the obituary by clicking or the link or sign the book.



Founders Day Dinner

Immediately following the Founders Day program, The Ray Charles Program for African American Material Culture will host a ‘Sunday Dinner’ in an effort to celebrate and bring back the tradition of family meals. The dinner will be served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Kearny Dining Hall on Dillard’s campus.
The inaugural “Dillard University Sunday Dinner,” is a dining experience to fellowship and thank our most dedicated and valuable Alumni. This event will not only provide a unique dining experience for guests, giving them a tour of traditional New Orleans and Southern cooking from featured New Orleans chefs, but also reawaken the customary practice of Sunday dinner. The menu includes baked potato soup, shrimp & grits, walnut and rum pie and many other delicious options. Featured chefs include Gason Nelson, Christian Green and Dillard Dining Services’ own Joel Williams for a taste of New Orleans and Down Home Southern Cooking.
Founders’ Day Convocation and the Sunday Dinner are open to the public. There is no charge to attend to the convocation; however, inaugural Sunday Dinner is reasonably priced at $10.15 excluding tax for individuals without a Dillard meal plan. For more information go to dillard.edu or call (504) 816-4800.

2014 Founders Day this Sunday DU Alumnus John Ruffin will deliver the address

Dr. John Ruffin, founding director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), will deliver the keynote address at Founders’ Day Convocation set for Sunday, October 19 at 3 p.m. in Lawless Memorial Chapel. The University will be celebrating its 145th anniversary. Founders’ Day is designed to acknowledge the founding of the university and its historical benchmarks.
Ruffin, a 1965 Dillard University alumnus, is a well-respected leader and visionary in the field of minority health and health disparities. He has an impressive track record of developing and supporting programs to increase the number of minority scientists, physicians and health care professionals. The hallmark of his career has been his success in institutionalizing minority health and health disparities research within the organizational structure of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The NIMHD has been leading the way in facilitating cross-agency collaboration among federal government agencies and private partnerships and integrating science, policy, practice and community efforts towards eliminating disparities in underserved populations.

2014 Founders Day

2014 Founders Day

Ruffin earned a M.S. in Biology from Atlanta University, a Ph.D. in systematic and developmental biology from Kansas State University and post-doctoral studies in biology at Harvard University.

DUNAA Membership Month

The month of October is reserved for the Dillard University National Alumni Association – DUNAA and all of our chapters to extend and invite all alumnus of Dillard University to join us.
DUNAA is a growing and active organization. In September the Dillard University National Alumni Association was recognized by the National Black College Hall of Fame as the National Alumni Association of the Year.

DUNAA chapters across the country are growing and doing amazing things such as mentoring, networking events, socials, and more.
Please pay your annual dues and join us as we serve both Dillard University and her alumni.
For more information or to pay alumni dues go to http://www.dunaa.org

DUNAA Alumni Association of the Year!!


The National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame names Dillard University National Alumni Association – DUNAA Alumni Association of the Year
After receiving several nominations from across the country and reviewing all applications the Dillard University National Alumni Association – DUNAA was awarded the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame “National Alumni Association of the Year.”

The national president of DUNAA Mrs. Pamela Francois represented DUNAA at the awards ceremony and accepted the award on behalf of the DUNNA Executive Board, DUNAA Board of Governors, DUNAA membership and all alumni across the world. This honor is indeed rewarding and is yet a small reminder of the hard work and dedication for all of DUNAA officers who serve their fellow alumni. To learn more about the National Black College Hall of Fame please visit their website at http://www.nbcahof.com or DUNAA at http://www.dunaa.org

Dillard University Ray Charles Program in African American Material Culture

Zella PalmRayCharlesProgramer is the new chair of the Ray Charles program at Dillard University. The DU Ray Charles Program mission is to research, document, disseminate, preserve, and celebrate African American culture and foodways in the South. Learn more about Palmer and the program at http://www.nola.com/food/index.ssf/2014/09/masterchef_contestant_christia.html or follow the program many Social Media Sites

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/dillard.raycharles?ref=br_tf
Twitter – @Dillard_RAY
Instagram – @dillard_raycharles



The National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame names Dr. Ruth Simmons as recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award

Ruth Simmons elected to the Board of Rice University

Ruth Simmons awarded a “Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Ruth Simmons former president of Brown University was awarded a “Lifetime Achievement Award” for her work in the field of higher education. This proud Dillard Alumna credited Dillard University for her many accomplishments. Please read more at the following website

The DUNAA Dallas/Ft. Worth Texas Chapter launches website

The Dillard University National Alumni Association (DUNAA) is proud to announce the new website of the local DUNAA Dallas/Ft. Worth chapter.
The website includes information on events, chapter meetings, membership, contact information, and even alumni gear.
Please feel free to visit the website at http://www.dfwdillardalumni.org/home.html
Geaux DUNAA Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter!!

DUNAA Dallas Website

DUNAA Dallas Website

DU Alumna Cheryl McKay Dixon, artist and teacher, dies at 69

Cheryl Dixon was many things to the Dillard community. She was a student, professor , classmate, friend co worker, mother, sorority sister, scholar, administrator but most of all she was a true daughter of Dillard. We ask the Dillard family to continue to pray for her family and love ones. Please click on the link for more information