Saturday, July 12, 2014

HBCU Awards 2014

I am pleased that we were able to host the 2014 HBCU Awards. This is the 4th year of this program sponsored by HBCU Digest. We were excited to be nominated as a finalist in 8 categories, and we won 3 awards.

For the second year in a row we were named best nursing program. We have really done a lot to improve our program. A team of external consultants came in over a year ago to help us strengthen the program, and all of our 2014 graduates completed the required comps. Those that have taken the NCLEX have all passes as well. 

Cynthia Butler-McIntyre, past president of Delta Sigma Theta, was named female alumnus of the year. She was the centennial president of the organization, and this past fall presented Dillard with a $50,000 donation for our SAFE fund for students. She and I have known each other for a decade and she was one of the first people to congratulate me when I was appointed to Dillard.
And I was named  male president of the year. Definitely the result of the work of everyone at Dillard. Just glad to be on the team!
The Prez