Dillard University Names Roland N. Bullard Jr. Vice President for Student Success

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NEW ORLEANS – Dillard University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Roland N. Bullard Jr. as Vice President for Student Success.

In this role, Bullard will be responsible for oversight of Student Affairs, University Housing, Career Services, Health Services, TRiO programs, Recreation & Wellness, the University Chaplain’s Office, and the Campus Police Department. Continue reading

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DU Alumnus David Malarcher gets overdue Hall of Fame honor

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Before Dillard University existed two pioneering black schools were at the forefront of education for African Americans in Louisiana and they were New Orleans University and Straight College. Both schools maintained operations until their merger in 1935 was completed with the opening of Dillard University the school that would bear their  alumni, heritage and legacy of greatness. Continue reading

DUNAA NEW YORK TRI-STATE CHAPTER JUNE MEETING

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June’s Monthly Meeting will occur:

 

DATE:  June 25, 2016 (Saturday)

TIME:  11:00-2:00 p.m.

LOCATION:  Teachers College, Columbia University

                      Grace Dodge Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 273A

                      525 West 120th Street (bet Amsterdam Ave & Broadway)

                      New York, New York 10027

 

Contact:  Phyllis Ball @ pball5876@yahoo.com or (718) 219-0920

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DU Ray Charles Program in African American Material Culture Documentary

 

The Dillard University Ray Charles Program in African American Material Culture recently released a trailer for their upcoming documentary The Story of New Orleans Creole Cooking: The Black Hand in the Pot.
The Story of New Orleans Creole Cooking: The Black Hand in the Pot is a full-length documentary that unveils the untold stories of New Orleans black chefs, cooks, street food vendors, grocers and butchers from 1718 to the present. Highlighting the trials and triumphs of being black, working, cooking and eating in the culinary capital of the United States throughout the centuries. From Nellie Murray, the most sought after Créole de couleur caterer in New Orleans for many premier society balls and parties in the 1890s to the legendary Leah Chase, chef and co-owner of Dooky Chase Restaurant. Please click on the link to enjoy the movie trailer.

DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance 5K Run/2K Walk on Saturday, June 25

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“The Dillard University Washington, DC Metropolitan Area Alumni need virtual 2K walkers for the DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance 5K Run/2K Walk on Saturday, June 25, 2016 starting at 8AM. The Run/Walk is $45.
 
Everyone who registers, must select Dillard University in the “Additional Questions.”
 
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EXECUTIVE BOARD HARD AT WORK

Sidney Green

Fellow Alums:

Given the recent changes in the make-up of the Executive Board of DUNAA, I would like to bring you up to date on DUNAA’s priorities and the status of the Executive Board. The Executive Board continues to focus on the priorities established by the President in June 2015.

 

DUNAA’s priorities are:

1) assisting the university in recruitment, admission and retention of students,

2) working with the University to increase the rate of alumni contributing to the University, and

3) increasing the number of chapters that are a part of DUNAA

 

While there have been resignations by 5 members, the Executive Board is fully functional and 5 members have been appointed to these positions until the next election period. I’d like to thank them for their service to DUNAA and our Fair Dillard.

 

The members of the Executive Board are

1st Vice President – Robert L Perry*, of Dallas, TX

2nd Vice President – John Bossier, of Memphis, TN

Recording Secretary – Troy King*, of the Washington DC Metropolitan  area

Corresponding Secretary – Malik Bartholomew, of  New Orleans, LA

Treasurer – David Sullivan*, of  Dallas, TX

Financial Secretary – Dr. Warren Jones*, of Ridgeland, MS

Parliamentarian – Dr. James Alford, of New York Tristate area

Sgt. at Arms – Eric Harris, of Memphis, TN

Chaplain – Rev. Otto Duncan,* of New Orleans, LA and

Immediate Past President – Pamela Francois (ex officio), of  New Orleans, LA

*denotes new member

 

AS DUNAA President, I serve as Chair of the Executive Board.

 

I assure you that each of these individuals recognize the importance of the priorities that have been established and are providing their expertise, energy and enthusiasm to make certain the committees achieve their goals.

 

If you have any questions or would like to contact me please feel free to do so at: dunaa.president@gmail.com.

 

Sidney Green Ph.D, President DUNAA

 

Love On The Oaks: Jerome & Johnettra

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Check out this article DU family by Black Southern Belle which features two DU Alumnus Jerome Bailey and Johnetra Trotter about their college romance and upcoming wedding. The couple served on SGA their senior year as Miss Dillard University & Mister Dillard University. Upon them getting married they will be the first official DU campus king & queen to be married. Click on the link to read about the beautiful courtship and good luck.

Dillard University Love: Southern Belle finds New Orleans College Romance