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NEW ORLEANS — Dillard University will compete in the National Qualifying Tournament of the 31st annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC), America’s premier academic competition for top HBCU students. The fast-paced buzzer competition highlights students’ academic prowess and ability to answer questions about history, science, literature, religion, the arts and pop culture. Dillard University is one of 65 teams competing for institutional grants and a spot in the HCASC National Championship Tournament taking place on the American Honda campus in Torrance, California, March 28 – April 1, 2020.


Honda Campus All-Star Challenge is a year-round program that centers on academic excellence, community service, leadership, networking opportunities and mentorship. It includes campus engagement, qualifying tournaments and culminates with the National Championship. Since 1989, Honda Campus All-Star Challenge, one of Honda’s longest-running philanthropic initiatives in the United States, has celebrated and recognized the academic talents of HBCU students. More than $9 million in grants from Honda have provided support for scholarships, facility upgrades and other investments to improve the HBCU student experience. 

WHO: Dillard University 

WHAT: Dillard University advances to the National Qualifying Tournament of the 31st annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge. 

WHEN: February 8, 2020, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.   

WHERE: The Honda tournament will take place in Georges Auditorium, located in the Professional Schools Building (PSB) at Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70122.

For more information about the tournament, please contact Dr. Jonie Dillon, Coordinator of Thompson-Cook Honors College (, (504) 816-4160.  

For more information about Honda Campus-All Star Challenge, contact:

Lillian Parker, Honda Campus All-Star Challenge: (800) 388-2272 x104 / 

Jaymie Robinson, Honda North America, (310) 783-3943 /



Dillard University, located in New Orleans at 2601 Gentilly Blvd., is a private four-year liberal arts historically black institution with a history dating back to 1869. For more information, please visit Also, follow us on Twitter, Facebook @DU1869 and Instagram, Dillard University.

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