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
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.
Inside Higher Ed today published a new article in which Dr. Walter Kimbrough challenged and question the recent $400 million gift to Harvard University and what this wealthy gift means to wealthy universities. Please read the following links
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
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.
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.
Pastor Lawrence L. Young is a native of Varnado, Louisiana. His proud parents are Climel and the late, beloved Dorothy Young. He is a graduate of Dillard University where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in English and Political Science. Pastor Young then attended Gammon Theological Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) in Atlanta, Georgia where he earned a Masters of Divinity degree. He has also completed extensive study and practice of Pastoral Care and Counseling through the Doctoral Program at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL. He was ordained as a Deacon of the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church in 1990 and as an Elder in 1992.
Pastor Lawrence Young was the founding pastor of Abundant Life United Methodist Church in Lufkin, Texas where he served for 12 years. While serving in Lufkin, Pastor Young focused on serving youth and children of the low-income community. He established a community-wide Summer Camp which provided daily supervision and activities for children between the ages of 5 and 12 years old. Pastor Young also served as mentor and counselor for the Middle and High schools of Lufkin.
In June of 2003, Pastor Young was appointed Senior Pastor of Jones Memorial United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas, where he served for 5 years. While at Jones Memorial UMC, Pastor Young and his congregation moved from “Holloway to A Higher Way” by successfully completing the first phase of their new building project, the Jones Memorial “Higher Way” Church Multi-purpose Center. He also established Jones Memorial’s 501C(3) for The Sunnyside Community Development Corporation. He was featured in The Book of Alzheimer’s for African-American Churches as one of the first African-American pastors to help address issues and create awareness on Alzheimer’s in the African-American Church. An Alzheimer’s support group was established at Jones Memorial under his leadership.
In September 2008, Bishop Janice Riggle Huie appointed Pastor Young to serve the Central South District of the Texas Conference as District Superintendent. Out of his own experiences growing up in rural Louisiana, Pastor Young began to emphasize “The Open Refrigerator” policy throughout the Central South District. Under his leadership, this spirit of open sharing has led to many partnerships and collaborations among the churches in the Central South District. It has also yielded positive growth and significant changes throughout the district and conference in the development of Legacy Churches. Two successful, new church starts were also established–one of which specialized in ministry to families who have been affected by incarceration. Pastor Young became known as a ‘Pastor’s Pastor’ as he mentored, listened, encouraged and advocated on their behalf.
In June 2014, Pastor Young was appointed by Bishop B. Michael Watson, as the proud Senior Pastor of Cascade United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia where he became a member of the North Georgia Conference in full connection. He is a humble servant of God’s people. His vision is to impact the entire community through effective ministry. He truly has a pastor’s heart as he teaches and models to all with his giving, loving spirit and Christian life style that will draw others to Christ.
Pastor Young is happily married to his devoted wife, Karen L. Young. He has two sons, Blair and Jeremy.
The Dillard University National Alumni Association (DUNAA) would like to send a special thank you and shout out to Essence website for posting the news that Denzel Washington will grace the beautiful campus of Dillard University for the Class of 2015 graduation. Check it out at the following link and visit the Essence website daily for news on fashion, entertainment, beauty, celebrity information and more
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“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.