The countdown continues of memorable moments at Dillard in 2015.
#5 80th anniversary of DU Theater
Dillard has the oldest HBCU theater program in the nation and this year we celebrated our 80th anniversary. For Founder's Day this past October, Dillard alum Garrett Morris was the speaker. He of course got his start in DU Theater, and has gone on to do Saturday Night Live, Martin, Car Wash, and the Jamie Foxx Show.
Current theater students are doing well, with recent performances in local productions of The Color Purple and The Bluest Eye.
#4 Ray Charles Program in African American Material Culture
2015 was the year the Ray Charles program finally took off. In 2014 Zella Palmer joined us as the chair of the program and she creatively jumped started a program which was established when Michael Lomax was president. In this past year there have been lectures, conferences, cooking demonstrations, and trips to better understand cooking and food culture. Look for more from this exciting program.
#3 MC Lyte
MC Lyte though is an active trustee. She attends and ACTIVELY participates in board meetings, including conference calls. She offers ideas and suggestions, and shows a genuine interest in the students. She is doing this because this is her passion, and she has brought so much to Dillard. I am personally very thankful for her and her team.
#2 The Million Dollar Man
I'll share the top memory tomorrow, but you should know the answer which can be given in one word...