The Dillard University National Alumni Association – DUNAA just recently launched a new Instagram page!! Please follow us @du_alumni You can also follow us on Twitter @DUAlumni & Facebook at Dillard Alum & The Dillard University National Alumni Association Fan Page
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
NEW YORK TRI-STATE CHAPTER
DILLARD UNIVERSITY NATIONAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATIONP.O. BOX 740146 l REGO PARK, NEW YORK 11374
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.
The Baton Rouge Chapter of the
Dillard University National Alumni Association, Inc.
“An Evening with Dillard University”
Friday, March 13th
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.
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.
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′
• 1st VICE PRESIDENT
• 2nd VICE PRESIDENT
• RECORDING SECRETARY
• CORRESPONDING SECRETARY
• FINANCIAL SECRETARY
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)
Please read the attached Christmas Greeting and share the attached letter with all of our fellow alumni.
“Much Love, Peace, a Very Merry Christmas, and a Happy 2015.”
“Forever True, Forever Bleu, Forever DU”
Pamela R. Higgins Francois, President
Dillard University National Alumni Association, Inc.
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
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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