DU Alumnus Fred Freeman Is Making Moves with Musical Entrepreneurship

OplusFred Freeman a member of the Dillard University Class of 2003 is focus on sharing his talents with the world. Mr. Freeman known as the musical artist and producer Oplus was recently spotlighted in the Hyde Park Herald on his musical journey and entrepreneurial drive. Read the article by clicking on the link

http://hpherald.com/2015/07/15/local-barista-makes-music-his-business/

Check out his music at

http://iamoplus.com/

DU Alumna Nicole Tinson Selected for HBCU Top 30 Under 30 Honor

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Nicole Tinson a member of the Dillard University Class of 2014 was recently selected as a HBCU Top 30 Under 30 recipient.  She was highlighted on the HBCU Buzz Website for her achievements. Go to the website to review all of the wonderful young leaders who were highlighted from HBCU’s across the nation!! Congratulations Ms. Nicole Tinson!! Please go to the link to view HBCU BUZZ Top 30 young leaders    http://hbcubuzz.com/2015-hbcu-top-30-under-30/#

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DU Alumnus Edward Buckles is Fundraising for his First Feature Film

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The film program may be new at Dillard University but 2015 graduate Edward Buckles has hit the ground running. Mr. Buckles is currently on a grassroots fundraising campaign for his first feature film concerning the kids who experienced Hurricane Katrina. DU Family please support this young gifted film maker by making a donation. Make sure you put DU Alum on the donation comments so he can know that the Dillard Family supports its own. Please read his statement and watch video links concerning his film “Katrina Babies.” Continue reading

DU Alumna Kelly Nash is blazing historic trails in physics

Kelly Nash DU Physics Alumna

Kelly Nash DU Physics Alumna

You may not know this but Dillard University has an awesome physics department!! It’s graduates like alumna Kelly Nash are blazing historic trails in the field of physics for people of color and women. Please read the following article about Ms. Nash by clicking on the link.

http://www.utsa.edu/today/2015/06/kellynash.html#.VYrNQBw-Amc.facebook

Dillard University Alumnus & Jazz Legend Harold Battiste is now Beyond the Oaks

Photo by: Elsa Hahne

Photo by: Elsa Hahne

Dillard University Family it saddens us to announce that Dillard University Alumnus and Jazz Legend Harold Battiste passed away at 83 today. Please keep his family and friends in your prayers and thoughts during this time. Please click the link for more information!

http://www.offbeat.com/news/harold-battiste-passes-away-83/

 

Dillard University Alumna Crystal Smith-McDonald wins $100,000 investment from AOL

CrystalCrystal McDonald of the Class of 2004 recently won a $100,000 investment from AOL for her company Go To Interview. She won after competing with seven other New Orleans based entrepreneurs.

We are so proud of this Daughter of Dillard and wish her much success in her future business developments. To learn more about the AOL contest and Mrs. Crystal McDonald please click on the link.

 

http://www.nola.com/business/index.ssf/2015/05/gotointerview_steve_case_pitch.html

DUNAA New York Tri State Chapter Presents a Day at the Races

The DUNAA New York Tri State Chapter is requesting the presence of all Dillard University Alumni & Supporters in the New York area at their annual chapter spring fundraiser.  June 20, 2015 at Belmont, Park in Elmont, NY!!

Please read the attached flyer and support this great event filled with fun, fellowship and fundraising.

6/20/2015 – Spring Fundraiser, Day-at-the Races, Belmont Park – Elmont, NY

DUNAA New York Day at the Races on June 20th

DUNAA New York Day at the Races on June 20th

DUNAA New York Tri State Chapter Monthly Meeting & Upcoming Events

                 NEW YORK TRI-STATE CHAPTER
DILLARD UNIVERSITY NATIONAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
                                   P.O. BOX 740146  l  REGO PARK, NEW YORK 11374
There will be a chapter meeting for the month of April:
DATE:  Saturday, April 25, 2015
TIME:  11:0OO A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
PLACE:  Teachers College of Columbia University
               Grace Dodge Hall, Room #541 (5th Floor)
               525 West 120th Street, bet Amsterdam Ave & Broadway  l  New York, NY 10027
We look forward to seeing everyone.
Don’t forget our upcoming Spring Fundraiser, Day-at-the Races at Belmont Park, Elmont, NY   (see attached flyer)
Phyllis L. Ball ’73
President
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UPCOMING EVENTS:
4/25/2015 – Chapter Monthly Meeting
4/26/2015 – UNCF ‘An Evening of Stars’ (AEOS) telecast, BET Network @ 10:00 p.m.
5/8-10/2015 – Reunion Weekend @ DU, Celebrating Classes ending in “0” & “5”
5/8/2015 – DUNAA Spring Meeting @3:30 p.m. DU
5/9/2015 – Commencement @ DU
5/16/2015 – NYSTDUAA Chapter Meeting @ Teachers College of Columbia University, Grace Dodge Hall, Rm 279,
                   2nd Floor, 525 W. 120th Street bet Amsterdam Ave & Bdway, NY, NY 10027
6/20/2015 – Spring Fundraiser, Day-at-the Races, Belmont Park – Elmont, NY
6/27/2015 – NYSTDUAA Chapter Meeting @ Teachers College of Columbia University, 525 W.120th St., 
                   bet Amsterdam Ave & Broadway, NY, NY 10027
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The Dillard University National Alumni Association (DUNAA) Election results are in!!

Welcome to DUNAA Official News Blog

Welcome to DUNAA Official News Blog

The Dillard University National Alumni Association (DUNAA) Election results are in!!
National President – Dr. Sidney Green
National 1st Vice President – Trina Stewart
National 2nd Vice President – John Bossier
National Corresponding Secretary – Malik Bartholomew
National Financial Secretary – Andrew Webber
National Chaplain – Rev. Dr. Bernice Wms. Kirkland
National Parliamentarian – Dr. James Alford
National Treasurer – Cheryl Reid
National Recording Secretary – Dr. Roderick Stevenson
National Sergeant at Arms – Eric Harris
Congratulations to the new Dillard University National Alumni Association (DUNAA) Executive Board members 2015- 2017. The new executive board will be sworn into office on May 08, 2015 on the campus of Dillard University during the annual reunion activities at the national alumni association meeting. All alumni are invited to attend. The new executive board members will start their tenure on July 1, 2015.

Dr. Sidney Green - Dillard University National Alumni Association President Elect 2015-2017

Dr. Sidney Green – Dillard University National Alumni Association President Elect 2015-2017

DU Alumnus Jericho Brown’s New Poetry Book Wins National Award

jericho-brownJericho Brown new poetry book The New Testament was recently awarded  the 80th Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. Past awardees include Martin Luther King, Jr., Langston Hughes and Toni Morrison. Jericho Brown is an assistant professor of English and creative writing at Emory University.  Please click the following link for more information

http://emorywheel.com/jericho-browns-new-poetry-book-wins-national-award/