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2014 Faculty/Staff Institute

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Staff and Faculty were enlightened by Dr. Jeff Gardere during the 2014 Staff/Faculty Institute. Gardere shared his personality, skills as a psychologist and training in human behavior with professionals working to help make students' attending Dillard "whole" and healthy people.

This was one of the most uplifting and fulfilling trainings ever! Dr. Kimbrough expects to have Dr. Gardere return in January. 

Thank you, Dr. Gardere for shedding some on light on some dark spaces at Dillard University!

Also, staff and faculty with 20 plus years of service to the institution were recognized for their contributions and dedication to Dillard University.

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Dillard University to offer free job training in hazardous waste management

By Jed Lipinski, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
on August 12, 2014 at 9:37 AM, updated August 12, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Beginning in September, Dillard University will offer free job training in hazardous-waste cleanup, green construction, mold remediation, lead abatement and asbestos abatement.

The training initiative, provided by Dillard's Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, receives funding from the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences. It last from Sept. 2 until Nov. 14.

Beverly Wright, the director of the Deep South Center, said that 2014 marks the twentieth year that the job-training program has been available to residents of New Orleans. The program began at Xavier University in 1994, Wright said, and moved to Dillard after Hurricane Katrina.

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Dillard International Arts & Music Festival Set for September 13

African and Brazilian Dance Groups to perform

(New Orleans) Dillard University will host its second annual International Arts and Music Festival on the university’s campus on Saturday, September 13 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event is sponsored by the University’s Office of International Students and Study Abroad Programs and will include performances by Casa Samba Brazilian dance and music group, Bamboula 2000, Zion Trinity, and singer Michaela Harrison, to name a few.

The International Arts and Music Festival is a fund-raiser event for the Office of International Students and Study Abroad Programs that aims to promote cultural awareness among students, according to Re’Shawn Rayford, office coordinator. “We hope to raise money from this event to encourage students to study abroad as well as recruit internationally,” Rayford said.

In addition to a stellar entertainment lineup the festival will offer attendees a variety of international cuisine provided by variety of vendors including Sodexo, Boswell Jamaican Grill, Lil Dustin Italian Ice, and Crepes a la Cart. Arts and crafts vendors will also offer unique and eclectic items. 

The International Arts & Music Festival is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Rayford at rrayford@dillard.edu or call 816-4926.

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Helen Bougere and Dr. Ruby Broadway recognized at "Focus on Women" Luncheon

By Sue Strachan, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune  
on August 12, 2014 at 9:37 AM, updated August 12, 2014 at 2:00 PM

What started in 1922 by seven young educators and expanded in 1929 to include the collegiate community (starting at Butler University), theSigma Gamma Rho Sorority is now an international service organization that still embraces its founding tenets of "Scholarship, Sisterhood and Service."

For its 30th "Focus on Women Luncheon,"members of the local chapter, Epsilon Sigma, dressed in the sorority's signature royal blue and gold, which bolstered the sense of a united sisterhood.

After the Young Marines from the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office started the event by presenting the flag and MaiaRene Carter's performance of "Lift Every Voice and Sing," the event agenda moved on to recognizing stellar members and women in the community.

Honorees included: Mary Bailey, Past Worthy Matron, Order of the Eastern Star;Mary Keller, Retired Nurse, USAR; and religious educator; Nikeyta Bornes, fiscal analyst, Chevron Oil Company; Helen Bougere, Director, Dillard University Volunteer Tax Assistance Program; Cynthia Hedge-Morrell, former New Orleans City Councilmember; Dr. Ruby Broadway, Associate Professor of Biology and STEM Director, Dillard University; Dr. Darlonda Reynaud, pediatrician, Tulane Medical Center; First Lt. Danielle Bullock, United States Coast Guard; Laverne Saulny, Regional Manager, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu's Office; Dolores Berquist- Coyé, retired language arts educator and 50 year member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, President Emeritus of Epsilon Sigma Chapter; Dr. Suzanne Mayo, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Wiley College; Debra Edward, teacher, Jefferson Parish School System; Enchanté Franklin, forensic social worker, Georgia Department of Behavioral Health; Debra Williams, Principal, James Singleton Charter School; Dr. Brenda Hatfield, Louisiana State Volunteer President, AARP; Tiharana Williams, project manager, AKEA; Rosalind Kay,businesswoman, owner of Private Collections Boutique; and Alice Kennedy, retired business educator, University of New Orleans.


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