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    Dillard President Named to theGrio's 100 List PDF Print E-mail
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    Dillard President Dr. Walter Kimbrough has made it on another prestigous list - theGrio's 100. Recognized for making a difference in the education field and in his community, the "hiphopprez" shares his vision for Dillard going forward.

    Read more about Dr. Kimbrough on thegrio.com...

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    Dillard Students Help Local Businesses During Super Bowl PDF Print E-mail
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    With the help of Google and some good old-fashioned ingenuity, Dillard students worked with local businesses and entrepreneurs to make their products and services more visible and accessible during the 2013 Super Bowl festivities.  Statistics showing that 64 percent of businesses in Louisiana lack websites despite 97 percent of all Internet users searching the web for businesses. A team of 15 students divided New Orleans into sections and canvassed neighborhoods offering to help shopkeepers raise their digital profiles.

    Read more about this project on nola.com...


     
    Former DU President Moves UNCF to DC PDF Print E-mail
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    Michael Lomax

    The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) under the direction of former Dillard University President Dr. Michael L. Lomax, has moved its headquarters from New York City to Washington, DC. 

    Lomax described it as the country's largest and arguably its most effective minority education organization.

    Supporters of the UNCF will get the chance to show their support next month at the Washington area's inaugural UNCF Masked Ball on Feb. 12. Proceeds from this event will support the education of almost 4,000 students studying in the Washington metropolitan area and others who attend UNCF's 38-member historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

    Read more about the event in the Washington Informer...


     
    Dillard Students Volunteer for NFL Super Bowl PDF Print E-mail
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    Super Bowl XLVII will draw more than football fans to New Orleans for the big game. More than 8,000 volunteers have signed on to help with activities surrounding the monumental event. 150 Dillard University students will be volunteers and ambassadors for the school and the city of New Orleans during the Super Bowl weekend.

    “What a fabulous opportunity, to be able to be involved in the Super Bowl,” said Mona Duffel Jones, senior director of communications and marketing for Dillard University. “It’s a great way to give something back to the city, to get involved, and to have fun.”

    Read more about the Super Bowl volunteers in The Advocate...


     
    Mighty Mitchell Learning and Loving the Game PDF Print E-mail
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    arielDillard alumna Ariel "Mighty" Mitchell cherishes her job as a Harlem Globetrotter. Not only does she get the play the game she loves every night in front of supportive fans,  she appreciates the opportunity to be a role model for young girls.

    "It's also just showing little girls, that women can do a men's sport," Mitchell said.

    Read more about Ariel on mywesttexas.com...

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