Since the inception of Dillard University spirituality and religious faith was always an important element of the school foundation and culture. In the 1950’s after the successful construction of the Lawless Chapel under the leadership of Dr. Albert Dent the university developed a chaplain position to operate the chapel and serve as a spiritual advisor and guide to the university community. Since then several men and one woman Rev. Gail Bowman who served is the immediate past chaplain dedicated themselves to serving our “Dillard Family.” We are proud to announce that one of Dillard sons will serve in this capacity for the first time and that son is Rev. Earnest Salsberry. Please review the article by clicking on the link.
Sierra Sasha Spears is the new Ms. New Orleans 2015! She is currently working as a Legal Assistant for a Professional Law Corporation in Downtown NOLA. She has lived in New Orleans her entire life. She is a graduate of St. Rita Elementary School, St. Mary’s Dominican High school. She has a B.A. in Political Science from Dillard University. She plans to attend law school in the future.
As your Ms. New Orleans 2015, she will carry out her C.R.O.W.N. campaign, which is an acronym for Celebrating the Role of Women in New Orleans. The purpose of the campaign is to celebrate female leadership in NOLA. MNOP advocates for female empowerment, and as a new representative she is super excited to “crown” the beautiful women that help to keep the City of New Orleans vibrant. For further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ms-New-Orleans-2015/356327964547872?notif_t=fbpage_fan_invite
It is time to elect the new national officers for the alumni association. Please read the announcement from our Nomination Chair
My Fellow Dillard Alums:
This is a call-to-action. As we get closer to the new year, we will be electing new leaders to DUNAA’s National Executive Board.
We need the involvement of all alumni. That is, we need members to become ‘financial’ and “run” for office. We need those current financial alums to encourage other alumni to become both financially and active in DUNAA.
As President Francois continuously reminds us, ‘we are doing great things in alumni chapters all across the country and these efforts can only continue if we have the well needed leadership and participation of all our members’.
I’m asking each chapter president and every alumnus reading this to please encourage someone in your chapter to serve in an office, please consider ‘running’ for one of the offices yourself. The DUNAA Executive positions are listed below. Also, for your convenience please review the attachments including the nominations & elections timeline along with nomination forms.
*Please note: The new close of nominations date is: January 1, 2015 instead of December 1st as noted in the forthcoming timeline.
National Offices for 2015-17′
• 1st VICE PRESIDENT
• 2nd VICE PRESIDENT
• RECORDING SECRETARY
• CORRESPONDING SECRETARY
• FINANCIAL SECRETARY
Nominations forms may be emailed to QJones3@aol.com or mailed (see mailing address in forthcoming attachment Correct City and State: Memphis, TN not TX). We hope to receive a full slate by January 1st, 2015.
Have a question about DUNAA? Please visit: http://www.dunaa.org
Please email me with your questions or concerns.
In Dillard Love!!!!
Quincy N. Jones, ’96
DUNAA Nominating Committee Chairman
(DUNAA Memphis President)
Spring 2015 Brain Food!!
Dillard University recently announced the 2015 Brain Food speakers. The speakers will include Jason, Riley, Charles M. Blow and Iyanla Vanzant. This will be a Brain Food series you do not want to miss. Please visit the Dillard University Brain Food lecture website to learn more about these events. Click the Link
Please read the attached Christmas Greeting and share the attached letter with all of our fellow alumni.
“Much Love, Peace, a Very Merry Christmas, and a Happy 2015.”
“Forever True, Forever Bleu, Forever DU”
Pamela R. Higgins Francois, President
Dillard University National Alumni Association, Inc.
Dillard University officially announced that Rev. Earnest Salsberry of the Class of 2006 is the Official Chaplain of Dillard University Lawless Memorial Chapel. He was recently highlighted in The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education. We wish Rev. Salsberry much success and longevity in this position as he serves our “Fair Dillard. Please go to the link for additional information.
Dillard University student Edward Buckles decided to tackle the current issues of the day by making a statement and creating a masterful piece of art work. What he created was a short film covering the issue of black men and the police. The acting done by another Dillard University student Rahim Glaspy is powerful. Please take some time to watch the video and support these current students of Dillard University.