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Dillard University Set to Host Women’s Leadership Brunch PDF Print E-mail
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WHO:             Walker’s Legacy, an organization dedicated to cultivating and empowering businesswomen of color

WHAT:           Women’s Leadership Brunch

WHERE:         Dillard Student Union Ballroom, 2601 Gentilly Boulevard, New Orleans, La., 70122

WHEN:           March 19, 2016, 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

WHY:             Walker’s Legacy, named for Madame C.J. Walker, America’s first self-made female millionaire, is a professional collective that works to promote the career advancement, skill sets and networks of women in business and women entrepreneurs. This brunch will feature a number of successful speakers as well as a program designed to help women:

  • Understand their professional strengths and weaknesses
  • Learn tips to build the confidence needed to succeed
  • Define their professional and entrepreneurial vision
  • Understand how to inspire others to help them reach their goals

Featured speakers for the event include: Antwan Harris, WWL-TV reporter; Jaquelyn Harris, district manager for ADP; Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes, Dillard University athletic director; Downtown Lesli Brown, on-air personality, Power 102.9 FM; and Ariel M. Wilson, founder of the Orchid Society.

For more information, visit



2601 Gentilly Boulevard   New Orleans, La. 70122  504.283.8822

Watch the Dillard Bleu Devils take on Campbellsville at the Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship PDF Print E-mail
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Our Bleu Devils can't be stopped!

Yesterday, Dillard knocked off the second-seeded Royals of Hope International in a rout, winning 111-91. The Bleu Devils now advance to the round of 16 for the first time since 2003.

Let's do it again today as Dillard moves on to face the sixth-seed in their bracket, Campbellsville. The Lions entered the tournament ranked 23rd in the nation.

Join us in the Kearny Dining Hall at 4:00 pm to watch the game on the big screen.  Dr. Kimbrough has generously agreed to pay for the meals of the first 20 guests to arrive. 

The game tips off at 4:30 pm, so don't miss a minute of the action.

One down. Four to go.

Use #GeauxBleu on twitter.

The first 20 games of the national championship will be video-streamed live at The championship final will air on ESPN3 for the third-straight season on Tuesday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m. The video platform, powered by Stretch Internet, allows users access to live video, statistics, and social interaction on a number of devices, including mobile. Single day passes can be purchased for $9.95 while an all-tournament package is available at $29.95.

For more information on the NAIA tournament, visit

Dillard University Welcomes Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey for Inaugural UMC Day Chapel Service PDF Print E-mail
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WHO:             Dillard University, Office of the Chaplain, Division of Student Success

WHAT:           First Annual UCM Day Chapel Service

WHERE:        Lawless Memorial Chapel, 2601 Gentilly Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70122

WHEN:          March 20, 2016, 6:00 p.m.

WHY:           UMC Day has been designed as a celebration and commemoration of the long history between Dillard University and both the United Methodist Church and the United Church of Christ.  Since the merger of New Orleans University and Straight University in 1935 to form what is now Dillard University, the school has maintained its affiliations with both denominations.  Those relationships have played a vital role in establishing the identity of the University and in servicing the religious and spiritual needs of the campus community.

Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey is the featured speaker at this year’s inaugural event.  She has served with the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church since 2012, representing 486 congregations and 118,725 members throughout the state.  Bishop Harvey has spent much of her time leading community outreach efforts, hosting town hall meetings, and ministering to youth.  She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Centenary College, Dillard University, and the United Methodist Foundation of Louisiana.  Additionally, Bishop Harvey chairs the National Plan for Hispanic and Latino Ministries for The United Methodist Church, and is a former president of the South Central Jurisdiction College of Bishops.

For more information, visit or call (504) 816-4791

Dillard University will Close Due to Severe Weather PDF Print E-mail
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Due to impending inclement weather, Dillard University’s campus will close today at 5 p.m., and will remain closed through tomorrow, March 11, 2016.

The Dillard University Police Department will begin securing the campus at 5 p.m. today. All nonresidential buildings except Kearny Hall will be locked. Members of the faculty, staff and students will not be allowed to enter those buildings once they are secured. The Dillard University Police Department will continue to have their regular 24-hour presence on campus and will respond to calls for service.

Students remaining on campus should monitor local weather reports until the storms have passed and should travel only if necessary.

Dillard University Announces Endowed Professorship and Chair Appointments PDF Print E-mail
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NEW ORLEANS --The Division of Academic Affairs announces the appointment of Ms. Kemberley Washington to the Eben Hardie Jr., Finance Endowed Professorship and Mr. Cortheal Clark to the Rosamary Eminent Scholars Chair in Humanities and Fine Arts.


Kemberley Washington, CPA is an author, educator and personal finance news contributor.  She has authored The Ten Commandments to a Financial Healing, Are you wearing the B.A.D.G.E.? Financial Planner, 21 Days of Powerful Breakthroughs, and a host of other books.  Excerpts of her books are available on the YouVersion Bible App, and have received more than 160,000 downloads collectively. 

A Dillard University faculty member since 2006, Washington teaches personal finance and business courses. During her tenure at Dillard University, she has authored proposals and received funding from the Louisiana Board of Regents that she utilized to help small business owners in the community. Prior to joining the faculty at Dillard University, Washington  worked for the Internal Revenue Service as a Special Agent in its Criminal Investigation Division and a Revenue Agent for the Small Business and Self-Employed Division.

Washington often appears on many news outlets, including Fox 8 Morning News and WDSU News. She is frequently heard on iHeartRadio Stations, providing tips, “Kemcents,” to help individuals take control of their personal finances. Washington has contributed to US News & World Report, Fox Business, Yahoo Finance, The New Orleans Agenda, Jet Magazine, The New Orleans Tribune, Smart Asset, The Street,, Upscale, Credit Karma, and Experian, among others.

Washington was a recipient of the 2015 First NBC Financial Millennial Award, Financial Service Professionals, Paul S. Mills Award, Dillard University’s Outstanding Teacher and Dean’s Awards, and the ING Summer Scholarship Award.  Recently, she was  named to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) National Financial Literacy Commission.  She was selected as only one of thirty CPAs to attend the AICPA 3rd Annual Leadership Institute, and is featured on This Way to CPA, a website designed to promote the CPA license designation. Washington was also instrumental in revitalizing the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) New Orleans chapter after Hurricane Katrina, where she served as president.

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Cortheal Clark, MFA, is Chair of the School of Humanities, Theatre Program Coordinator and Technical Director for Dillard University and its award winning Theatre Program. A native south Texas, he received his BA degree in Theatre from Prairie View A&M University and went on to earn an MFA in Technical Direction from the prestigious California Institute of the Arts (CalArts – the Walt Disney Conservatory).

Over the last two decades Clark has worked on more than 200 productions in theatre and film in many capacities from actor, carpenter, technical director, production/tour manager, scenic designer, sound and lighting designer and theatre consultant.

Clark has been sought after for his extensive knowledge of theater management and production and has given seminars at the National Association of Dramatic and Speech Arts (NADSA), United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) and Kennedy Center American College Theater (KCACTF) conferences.  

 He spent time working in the La Courneuve area of Paris, France mounting and touring a production of Aint’ Misbehavin’.  In addition, he has six feature films with a number of IDMB credits within production design. Moreover, he brings a wide range of professional experiences to Dillard’s productions. He’s traveled throughout the United States installing large-scale corporate scenery for Scenery West. He acted as production manager for Six Flags Theme Parks and has served as an audio/lighting engineer at events for BET, MTV, and Universal Studios Hollywood. Clark has also been a steward and stagehand for numerous live events under the jurisdiction of I.A.T.S.E. for artists Garth Brooks, Tina Turner, R.E.M. and Theatrical Tours.

The Eben Hardie Jr., Finance Endowed Professorship and the Rosamary Eminent Scholars Chair in Humanities and Fine Arts are partially funded by support from the Louisiana Board of Regents.

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