DU Alumni Adelle Gautier and Martin Bradford will star in local production of “Measure for Measure”

Martin "Bats" Bradford and Adelle Gautier  will grace the stage in local production.

Martin “Bats” Bradford and Adelle Gautier will grace the stage in local production.

The Anthony Bean Community Theater will open its 15th season with its first ever Shakespearen play Measure for Measure featuring two of Dillard University own Adelle Gautier and Martin Bradford.

Adelle Gautier is a local legend who talent has graced stages, television and films for decades. She is a true a performer and actress that leaves any audience in awe.

Martin Bradford one of the most gifted young actors in the city has recently appeared not just on the stage but in several film and television projects.  He just recently appeared on NCIS New Orleans this week.

Martin Bats Bradford on NCIS New Orleans this week

Martin Bats Bradford on NCIS New Orleans this week

DUNAA wish both of them success and request that everyone support these two gifted DU Talents.

For more information on the production please click on the link

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/ABCT-does-Shakespeare.html?soid=1102763268312&aid=BGuDBV05k8s

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Former Dillard University Student Tonya Boyd-Cannon Delivers Powerful Performance on The Voice

Tonya Boyd-Cannon Delivers Powerful Performance on The Voice

Tonya Boyd-Cannon Delivers Powerful Performance on The Voice

Tonya Boyd –Cannon was always singing around The Avenue of the Oaks but she is now singing on prime time television. This sensational singer has entertained audiences all around the country and it was no different at her audition for the television show “The Voice.” Please click on the link to view the performance that left the judges in awe and Tonya Boyd-Cannon please know you have the support of your Dillard University National Alumni Association – DUNAA Family!!

http://www.nbc.com/the-voice/video/tonya-boydcannon-blind-audition-happy/2848738?onid=222336#vc222336=1

DU Alumna India McDougle Presents “Do You Know Who You Are” Black History Production at Dillard

Black History Production starts on Feb27th

Black History Production starts on Feb27th

DU Alumna India McDougle is proud to present with the Dillard University Theater Department a Black History Production “Do You Know Who You Are?,” an original musical, written and directed by her.

The show opens on Friday, Feb. 27 and runs through Sunday, Mar. 8 in the Cook Fine Arts Center Theatre on Dillard’s campus. Two of the eight performances are 10 a.m. matinees for local area schools.

An intergenerational ensemble, that includes youth ages 4 to 14, will guide the audience through music and dance on a journey that covers over 300 years of black history beginning in West Africa in the 18th Century.  Consisting of eight scenes, the production will take the audience from Africa and the kidnapping of 12-year-old Oladuah Equiano into slavery with slave narratives; the civil war which spotlights the 54th regiment; the Harlem Renaissance; the Great Depression; the civil rights movement and the Black Panther Party; a homage to famous blacks; and end with a conversation about the future.  Members of the cast are also participants in Dillard University’s Theatre Arts Summer Camp.

In addition to the live performance, Dillard student organizations including Zeta Phi Beta, Dillard Nursing Program, Gamma Sigma Rho, as well as Miss Dillard and her court, have recreated visual presentations of different eras of black history on display in the lobby and hallways of the theater.  General admission tickets are $15 and $10 for students and senior citizens.To purchase tickets, call the Dillard box office at (504) 816-4857.

 

“Do You Know Who You Are?”

Friday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 1 at 3 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 8 at 3 p.m.

Dr. Gemma Beckley DU Alumna Becomes Fulbright Scholar

Dr. Gemma Beckley of the Class of 1967

Dr. Gemma Beckley of the Class of 1967

Dr. Gemma Beckley becomes first Fulbright awardee in Rust College history

Dr. Gemma Beckley of the Dillard University Class of 1967 , chair and professor of social work at Rust College, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to do research in India during the 2015-2016 academic year, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently. Beckley is the first Fulbright scholar in Rust College’s history.

“It feels wonderful,” Beckley said. “I am so excited!”

Beckley has established herself as an authority in the field of social work having worked nationally and internationally to help women and children in rural and underserved communities. This will not be her first trip to India. The National Association of Social Work NASW Pioneer Award recipient has traveled to the country several times lecturing and conducting research.

Beckley has taught at Fordham University, Grambling State University, the University of Mississippi and Wiley College and has served as senior program associate at the Children’s Defense Fund in Washington, D.C.

The Rust College Board of Trustee Distinguished Professor
Beckley holds a bachelor’s degree from Dillard University, a master of social work from Atlanta University and a doctor of social work from Columbia University.

Approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals travelled abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in 2014-2015.

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, a division of the Institute of International Education.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. The Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide.

Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has given over 318,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, scientists and other professionals the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in government, science, the arts, business, philanthropy,education, and many other fields. Fifty-three Fulbright alumni from 12 countries have been awarded the Nobel Prize, and 78 alumni have received Pulitzer Prizes. Prominent Fulbright alumni include: Muhammad Yunus, founder, Grameen Bank, and 2006 Nobel Peace Prize recipient; Juan Manuel Santos, president of Colombia; John Hope Franklin, noted American historian and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient; Riccardo Giacconi, physicist and 2002 Nobel Laureate; Amar Gopal Bose, chairman and founder, Bose Corporation; Renée Fleming, soprano; Jonathan Franzen, writer; and Daniel Libeskind, architect.

Fulbright recipients are among more than 50,000 individuals participating in U.S. Department of State exchange programs each year. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, a division of the Institute of International Education.

For further information about the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, please visit our website athttp://eca.state.gov/fulbright.

DU Alumnus William Bradford Appointed New Attorney for the City of Shreveport

William Bradford new city attorney for Shreveport, Louisiana

William Bradford new city attorney for Shreveport, Louisiana

Dillard University alumnus William Bradford of the Class of 2006 was recently appointed the new attorney for the city of Shreveport. Congratulations and DUNAA wish you well on your new appointment. Please click on the link for more information.

http://www.ktbs.com/story/28192243/william-bradford-appointed-new-attorney-for-the-city-of-shreveport

Arthur Winfield Funeral Announcement

Mr. Arthur Winfield and his beautiful wife Mrs. Sondra Barquet Winfield who is also a Dillard Graduate.

Mr. Arthur Winfield and his beautiful wife Mrs. Sondra Barquet Winfield who is also a Dillard Graduate.

Mr. Arthur Winfield a proud son of Dillard University who recently passed away Home Going Celebration was announced by his family and Dillard University. Please read the information concerning the service in this article and let us all continue to pray and support the family during this difficult time.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 28, 2015:

Visitation: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Kappa Alpha Psi Memorial: 10 a.m. (Prelude to the Service)
Funeral Service: 10 a.m.

Location:
Dillard University Lawless Memorial Chapel
2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122
Repast- Kearny Dining Hall
Flowers and Expressions of Love
The family is requesting that all flower donations be sent to Lawless Memorial Chapel.

DU Alumna Lisa Frazier Page named PR director for north shore DA Warren Montgomery

Congrats Lisa Frazier Page from DUNAA

Congrats Lisa Frazier Page from DUNAA

Dillard University alumna Lisa Frazier Page of the Class of 1984 was recently named the new PR Director for DA Warren Montgomery. Please read the article and join DUNAA as we extend our congratulations to this daughter of Dillard. Click the link to learn more information concerning her appointment
http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2015/02/lisa_frazier_page_to_become_ne.html

Dillard University Legend Arthur Winfield is now Beyond the Oaks

Mr. Arthur Winfield and his beautiful wife who is also a Dillard Graduate.

Mr. Arthur Winfield and his beautiful wife who is also a Dillard Graduate.

DUNAA is sadden to announce that a true son of Dillard University Mr. Arthur Winfield of the Class of 1970 recently passed away yesterday. Mr. Winfield worked at Dillard University for over 35 years as a staff member of the Educational Talent Search Program and donated his time taking thousands of photos at university events. He was also very active with the Dillard University National Alumni Association – New Orleans Chapter.

He was a proud member of the Beta Gamma Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi and was loved by his family, friends, coworkers and all that knew him.

DUNAA is requesting prayers for his family, friends, coworkers, and fraternity brothers at this time.