Thursday, August 29, 2013

First Year Seminar Convocation

After a year's hiatus (since I really needed to learn Dillard), I have resumed teaching a freshman orientation seminar. These are always important courses because they help students transition from high school students to college students. As our faculty staff institute speaker Dr. Diane Dean reminded us, they are still high school students- just on campus.

Here at Dillard (and the same was true at Albany State and Philander Smith), there is a weekly convocation or chapel experience. Our first this year featured Rev. Lennox Yearwood of the Hip Hop Caucus. He was in town commemorating Hurricane Katrina which hit 8 years ago today. Just this past Saturday he was a speaker at the March on Washington. So when he let me know he wanted t come to Dillard today, I was elated.

So our students had a powerful experience today and he will be back for more engagement.

The Prez