Dr. Mtangulizi Sanyika a proud DU Alumnus and the current president of the DUNAA Houston Chapter was featured on a short documentary on the Essence website this past weekend. The brief documentary explains his experience during and after hurricane Katrina. He is a scholar and a proud New Orleanian who serves as an an activist for the African American community and for the recovery efforts of his beloved city. Please click on the following link to watch his story!!
Dillard’s 2015 Brain Food Lecture Series opens with Michael J. Morton’s
“A Conversation about Hazing: The Trials and Truth”
NEW ORLEANS— Dillard University’s 2015 Brain Food Lecture Series starts with Michael J. Morton, an ex-convict, turned corporate and civic leader, whose life was forever changed in college. On September 24, at 7 p.m., during “A Conversation about Hazing: The Trials and Truth,” Morton will share the pivotal moments of his experience and where it has led him to today. The event will be held in Lawless Memorial Chapel on Dillard’s campus. Morton’s talk coincides with National Hazing Prevention Week, September 21-25. Locally, Dillard students, including athletes, Greek organizations and support groups, will visit area schools and the university will host several workshops leading up to the lecture and Q&A session with Morton. Continue reading
Please feel free to listen to this interview of our university president Dr. Walter Kimbrough on the Rhymes & Reasons website
Dillard University recently received great news that they won a $1.5 million dollar grant. Congrats to Dr. Kevin Bastian and the university team on their hard work. Please click on the following links to learn more about the grant!!!
Official Survey of the Dillard University National Alumni Association
The Dillard University National Alumni Association (DUNAA) Executive Board is requesting the input of the Dillard University Alumni community to assist us. We understand that not all alumni utilize social media and email but due to time constraints, we felt that this was the most efficient and effective mode of communication. In an effort to move us forward as a united body, we ask that you answer this short survey.
DUNAA Executive Board
DU Alumnus Michael Griffin is the CEO of Daughters of Charity and his company is in a competition in which you can help them win. This awesome project will help educate New Orleans citizens on how they can prevent from getting diabetes. So please take the time to vote and support!
Click Link to Vote
To learn more about the program please read the following
The men of Kappa Alpha Psi gathered in the city of New Orleans to conduct business and to give back to the community on last week. The national organization donated computer labs to several schools in New Orleans including St. Augustine. The convention also served as a gathering for the men who crossed Kappa Alpha Psi while at Dillard University to return to New Orleans.
This past Saturday over 80 men of Kappa Alpha Psi came back to their roots on the campus of Dillard University and had a great time remembering their college days. The Office of Alumni Relations hosted a reception for the fraternity brothers. The men of Kappa Alpha Psi also hosted a chapter luncheon and donated over $29,000 in support of the university. Graduate brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi from Dillard University donated to support the effort as well. Dr. Kimbrough was present to accept the gift and express words to the group for their achievement.
Job Well Done to the men of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Founders Day Challenge
Dillard University is asking for the support of the alumni of Dillard University. They were recently offered a fund raising challenge by David Dillard the great grandson of our university namesake James Hardy Dillard. Please read the article and see how you can help Dillard University obtain a gift of over $100,000 by October 18th.
The David Dillard $100,000 Founders’ Day Challenge
Faith In Action: Katrina 10 Commemoration Event
Wednesday, August 26 – 6-7:30 p.m., NOLA Literary Event “Two Native Daughters of the 7th Ward”
Katrina 10 literary presentation by Dillard’s English Literary readings featuring professor and author Dr. Mona Lisa Saloy and author Fatima Shaik
Location: Will W. Alexander Library
*Thursday, August 27 – 10:15 -11:45 a.m., Convocation
Ecumenical service: “Faith in Action”
This will include a short video (5-6 minutes) of Dillard’s Katrina resilience and keynote by Father Anthony M. Bozeman of St. Raymond/St. Leo the Great church.
Location: Lawless Memorial Chapel
Thursday, August 27 – 6 – 7 p.m.
Spoken Word with an open mike that allows individuals to express their thoughts through poems and readings
Location: Will W. Alexander Library
*Friday, August 28 – 11 a.m., Jazz Funeral
Burying the Past
This is a symbolic burial of Hurricane Katrina. Attendees will write their issues on paper to be burned. Free and open to the public. Lunch is “on your own” in Kearny Hall after the ceremony.
Location: Avenue of the Oaks with procession to rear of campus
Saturday, August 29 – 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Day of Service
Dillard students, faculty, and staff will participate in a citywide day of service in partnership with Hands on New Orleans to provide needed services at Sarah T. Reed H.S.
Sunday, August 30 – 4- 5 p.m. Musical Production:
“What’s Goin’ On”
A one-hour musical performance featuring Tonya Boyd-Cannon, recently seen on NBC’s Emmy-Award Winning Program, “The Voice” and Dillard University students. Performances will include Motown hits as well as original compositions. Admission: $15