Thursday, January 31, 2013

Billy Ray Hobley Gala

Last Friday we held the Billy Ray Hobley Gala, created about 5 years ago by the family of former Globetrotter Billy Ray Hobley, a Dillard graduate. This was an initiative to raise funds for athletics as well as recognize current and former athletes.

Our alumni awardees distinguished themselves with their athletic prowess. Douglas Evans was able to attend the even and shared words with the audience.

Our student recipienet was Jordan Kilson, a sophomore from Los Angeles. He was grateful for the support of the Hobley family. The event continues to grow and is doing well.

The Prez

Friday, January 25, 2013

The Poverty Tour

We celebrated the King Holiday by hosting Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West with 800+ of our closest friend. They have begun a tour to continue to raise the issue of poverty, with the goal of trying to convince the President to hold a major address on the issue of poverty, and then convene a forum at the White House for further action.

While both have been under fire for pushing the president on these issues, the audience agreed that poverty is a major issue in our community. Both powerfully articulated their case to make poverty a majr issue.

It was a stimulating conversation and everyone was engaged. Loking forward to more events like this in the future.

The Prez

Thursday, January 17, 2013

4 Events 4 King

We're about to host 4 big events on campus around the King holiday. I hope those of you in the area will come out to one of these if not all:

Friday, 6:30 p.m., Lawless Chapel. A Martin Luther King Jr Jazz Concert, sponsored by the Jazz & Heritage Foundation.

Sunday, 3 p.m., Lawless Chapel. City of New Orleans Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Service, with Rev. John Bernard Wingate preaching.

Monday, 7 p.m., Lawless Chapel. The Poverty Manifesto Lecture by Tavis Smiley and Cornel West. Booksigning to follow.

Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Georges Auditorium. Martin Luther King Jr. Week of Peace Convocation and Awards, featuring Melissa Harris Perry, William Jelani Cobb, and Justice Bernette Johnson.

The Prez