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Models of Success

Dorothy Perrault, '60, was honored on Wednesday, March 24, at the first Models of Success Reception at the Alumni House. Models of Success, a new program designed to recognize Dillard alums for success in their fields and for giving back to the community, will help bridge the gap between current students and alumni, says Adrian Guy, '01, the executive director of Alumni Relations. After graduating from Dillard's Division of Nursing, Perrault became the first registered black nurse at Sara Mayo Hospital in New Orleans. An entrepreneur, she has excelled in fields ranging from business and politics, to child care and catering. At the reception, DU President Marvalene Hughes gave her a proclamation, and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin gave her a miniature key to the city. (Photo: Dorothy Perrault, right, and Adrian Guy at the reception.)

National Institute of Science/Beta Kappa Chi ConferenceNIS_Conference

Dillard University and Southern University at New Orleans hosted the 67th Annual NIS/BKX Scientific Honor Society Conference from March 24-28 at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans. The conference's theme was "The Emergence of OMIC Technologies in Addressing Health Disparities" (OMIC refers to fields such as genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics). Between lectures and panel discussions, students and professionals networked, shared ideas, and even found some time to enjoy the Crescent City. Dillard University biology professor Dr. Ruby Broadway served as the chair of the conference's local organizing committee. (Photo: Conference participants gathered for a group shot on campus.)


Amiri Baraka Speaks in Lawless Chapel

Author and activist Amiri Baraka visited Dillard on the evening of Thursday, March 25. The renowned and controversial figure, author of works such as Black Magic and Blues People: Negro Music in White America, spoke and signed books in Lawless Memorial Chapel. Baraka's lecture was preceded by a performance from saxophonist Edward "Kidd" Jordan. (Photo: Amiri Baraka speaking in Lawless Memorial Chapel.)



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