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

Dillard University Concert Choir to perform in the River Parishes Area, Mar. 13

The Baton Rouge Chapter of the
Dillard University National Alumni Association, Inc.
presents
“An Evening with Dillard University”
Friday, March 13th

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On Friday March 13, one of America’s premiere choral groups, the Dillard University Concert Choir will be performing in Darrow, LA at 7:30 p.m. at the Hopeful Triumph Baptist Church, located at 38584 Highway 22 for the very first time as a part of its national tour. Hopeful Triumph is pastored by Dillard University Alumnus, Dr. Sidney J. Tobias, Jr. and the Baton Rouge Area Chapter of the DU Alumni Association is sponsoring the event.

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Are You Ready for the 2015 DU National Alumni Association Nominations and Elections?

DUNAA SEAL

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′
President
• 1st VICE PRESIDENT
• 2nd VICE PRESIDENT
• RECORDING SECRETARY
• CORRESPONDING SECRETARY
• FINANCIAL SECRETARY
• TREASURER
• PARLIAMENTARIAN
• CHAPLAIN
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)

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Calling All Greater New Orleans Dillard University Alumni Baby Boomers

Dillard Baby Boomers you are invited to attend a private movie of James Brown

Dillard Baby Boomers you are invited to attend a private movie of James Brown

Calling All Greater New Orleans Area Dillard University Alumni in the “Baby boomer” age group (those born between 1946 and 1964, and older). The Louisiana AARP is inviting you to attend a private pre movie screening of GET ON UP the life and legacy of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Join us at AMC Theater-Manhattan Blvd. on Saturday, August 2, 7 p.m. for a free screening of “Get on Up,” the James Brown biopic. Continue reading

Dillard University’s Alumni Giving Rate Has GoneUp

WE DID IT!! DU ALUMNI FAMILY!!

WE DID IT!! DU ALUMNI FAMILY!!

It’s Official!! Dillard University’s Alumni Giving Rate has gone from 4.8% to 10.2% in a single year!!!!! Congratulations fellow Alumni! We’ve done it!! Thanks to each and everyone of you who love our Alma Mater enough to help make the difference!! I am so proud of everyone!! Let’s keep the momentum going. Continue to encourage others to give who have yet to, and let’s each make a commitment to give annually and to gain at least five new alumni givers each year. If so, before we know it we will be the school with the #1 giving rate among HBCU’s! Love you Guys so Much!!

“Forever Bleu,Forever True, Forever DU!”

Pam Francois

Dillard University National Alumni Association (DUNAA)  PResident

 

DU Alumni Give on Today!!!

Mrs. Pamela Francois, National President of the Dillard University National Alumni Association (DUNAA) www.dunaa.org

Mrs. Pamela Francois, National President of the Dillard University National Alumni Association (DUNAA) http://www.dunaa.org   

 

DU Alumni,
The Dillard University National Alumni Association, Inc. (DUNAA) is working closely with the university to help increase our alumni giving rate and the deadline is swiftly approaching! By June 30th at midnight, please go to the Dillard website and give your gift of love to our alma mater! Continue reading

Five Songs Every Dillard Alumnus & Student Should Know

Dillard University is known for its awesome music department and DU Concert Choir but you do not have to be a member of the Dillard University Concert Choir to know ever note of these classic DU songs. If you attended programs at Dillard for four years these are the songs that every Dillard alumnus and student should know by heart.

5.) Lift Every Voice & Sing (The Dillard University Concert Choir version) – This song is typically the opening song at every official program and is a classic selection among black schools. The Dillard University version however is a masterful piece allowing the listener and performer to experience the complete beauty of the the poem that James Weldon Johnson created which became the National Negro Anthem.

4.) My Soul Been Anchor in The Lord – Much like the anchor on the official seal of Dillard University this song is a steadfast classic at graduation, honor convocation or official programs of the president of the university. This song confirms that our faith is IN THE LORD (please use a deep tenor and base while reading the last line – Dillard people know what I am talking about)

3) Shut De Door Keep Out the Devil – Quite ironic for a school whose official mascot is the “Blue Devil however this song is a favorite of the Dillard University Family and please don’t forget the hand claps and African call & response during the performance. (If you are not an official DU concert choir liturgical dancer please do not dance in the pews by doing a remix version of your own dance Thanks)

2.) Fare Ye Well – We need a box of tissue just typing this statement about this beloved Dillard tradition. This song is typically sung at the Spring Concert & at the end of graduation. This beautiful master piece created by our very own Mr. Davenport will always be a very important part of the tradition of graduation at Dillard.

1.) Fair Dillard – Written by Dillard University’s first president Dr. Williams S. Nelson with the music arranged by Dillard University’s first music teacher and choir director Dr. Frederick Hall Dillard University’s Alma Mater is beautiful “Fair Dillard, Gleaming White and Spacious Green, We Love Thy Every Blade and Tree. “The alma mater is typically learned at the weekly chapel programs known as Freshmen Assembly every Tuesday. Every Dillard student and every Dillard alumnus should know every word and sing it proudly.

Honorable Mentions for Dillard songs every student and alumnus should know is

Ezekiel Saw the Wheel

Joshua Fought the Battle

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Dillard University Nominated for Several HBCU Awards

The 2014 HBCU Award Finalist was announced on the HBCU Digest website this past weekend at http://hbcudigest.com/hbcu-awards-finalists/.

Dillard University was nominated for several awards including Best Choir, Best Fine Arts Program, Best Nursing Program, Female Faculty Member of the Year – Dr. Mona Lisa Saloy, Female Alumnus of the Year – Cynthia Butler-McIntyre, Female Student of the Year – Nicole Tinson, Male President of the Year- Dr. Walter Kimbrough and HBCU of the Year. Dillard University with eight nominations have more than any other university this year. Continue reading