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Dr. Hughes Honored as Mentor, Distinguished Graduate PDF Print E-mail
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dr._hughes_croppedDillard University President Marvalene Hughes was recently awarded the 2010 Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments Mentor's Award during the 92nd Annual Meeting of the American Council on Education (ACE), held at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel in Phoenix. Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, president emeritus of The George Washington University, also received the award.

The award is presented annually to acknowledge the enormous role of mentors in the success of ACE Fellows Program participants. Established in 1965, the ACE Fellows Program is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing faculty and staff members for senior positions in college and university administrations.

"Mentors are at the heart of the individualized and experiential learning process that makes the Fellows Program unique," said Sharon A. McDade, director of the ACE Fellows Program. "We are deeply indebted to Presidents Hughes and Trachtenberg and to the thousands of presidents and senior officers of colleges and universities who have served as mentors and nominators for Fellows."

For her efforts, the American Council on Education awarded Dr. Hughes $5,000 to be used within Dillard University as she sees fit.

Earlier this year, Dr. Hughes was honored by her alma mater, Florida State University, as one of the school's 100 Distinguished Graduates. Dr. Hughes joins an impressive group of luminaries, including astronauts, governors, actresses and Olympians.

S.O.U.L. to Perform at Dillard PDF Print E-mail
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The Singers of United Lands (S.O.U.L.), an international vocal quartet, will perform at Dillard University in Lawless Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, March 3 at 9 a.m. The members of S.O.U.L. hail from lands as varied as Estonia, Haiti, Polynesia and Venezuela. They seek to develop international and cultural relationships through vocal music from around the world. The performance is presented by the Symphony Chorus of New Orleans. To learn more about S.O.U.L., visit their official Web site,

To Haiti With Love PDF Print E-mail
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On Saturday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m., Dillard University will host To Haiti With Love, a benefit concert and silent auction. All proceeds will go to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund. Featured performers will include Ellis Marsalis, Franklin Davis IV, Dillard student groups, and more, while featured artists will include Ron Bechet, John Barnes, and Victoria Ryan, among others. Silent auction begins at 6 p.m., followed by the concert at 7 p.m. Presented by the Division of Humanities.

Dillard University would like to encourage the school community to come out and enjoy this evening of art and music and support an important cause.


Benefit Concert & Silent Auction

Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 6 p.m.

Lawless Chapel on the Dillard Campus

Call (504) 816-4689 for More Information


All Proceeds Go to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund



24th Annual MLK Week a Great Success PDF Print E-mail
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Last week's 24th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Week for Peace saw the Dillard, Tulane, Xavier and Loyola communities joining together. From January 18-22, students, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the life of Dr. King and discuss the state of race relations in America today and in the future.

Highlights from the week included "Expressions of Unity," a celebration of Dr. King's life through music, dance, drama and spoken word at Dillard's Cook Theatre. Another high point was the convocation at Tulane University, which featured a lecture and booksigning by esteemed political journalist Roland S. Martin, who spoke on the theme "Change: From Rhetoric to Action."

Community Service Awards were also presented at the convocation, with one going to Dillard's Sabrina Bland. A senior from Oakland, Calif., Bland is pursuing degrees in urban studies and public policy, and has worked with numerous charitable organizations, including the United Negro College Fund, Habitat for Humanity, Hands Across America and Gentilly Cleanup.

Dillard would like to thank all those who participated in the 24th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Week for Peace for helping to make it a great success. For a full listing of the week's events, please click here.

(Above, R-L: Roland S. Martin, D.U. Vice President for Student Succcess Dr. Toya Barnes-Teamer, and her husband.)

(Right: Provost David Taylor bestows the Community Service Award to D.U. senior Sabrina Bland.)

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