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For alumni and friends of Xavier University Published by

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Dr. Norman C. Francis ’52

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHTS

Vice President for Institutional Advancement

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Alumni Share Their Passion for Equity & Diversity, Foreign Service

Director Alumni Relations

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HOMECOMING AND CLASS REUNIONS

Campus Hosts First Commencement Since 1988

Xavier University of Louisiana 1 Drexel Drive, Box 66 New Orleans, LA 70125 Phone: 504-520-7575 Fax: 504-520-7915 www.xula.edu

Alumni Enjoy Return to Campus ON THE COVER: The St. Katharine Drexel Chapel and the Convocation Center

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Photo Credits: Irving Johnson III, cover, 1, 4-9, 10-14, 37-39; 41, 43-44, 59-68, back cover; courtesy the Confucius Institute at Xavier, 3; courtesy Office of Intercultural and International Programs, 5; courtesy of Alabama A&M University, 6; courtesy of Dr. Mark Gstohl, 7; courtesy of Christy Lagarde, 8; courtesy of University of Minnesota 15; courtesy of USAID 16; XU Office of Alumni Relations, 42, 54-57; courtesy of Dr. Joe Melcher, 44; Gavin Goins, 59-68.

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Summer 2013 Dear Xavier Alumni and Friends, I am pleased to present to you the latest issue of Xavier Gold magazine. This past year it sometimes seemed like the whole campus was under construction, what with the completion of the long-awaited St. Katharine Drexel Chapel, the much-needed Convocation Center and tennis facility, and other major improvements. In this issue we provide a brief glimpse for those of you who have not been able to visit the campus recently. But then this is just a small part of what’s been happening at Xavier. We are pleased to be able to share with you a glimpse of some highlights from the past year, and maybe draw your attention to a thing or two you might not have known. This issue also pays tribute to the achievements of our illustrious alumni, particularly a couple of our more service-oriented alums who share their passion for the fields of education and foreign service. Then there is our 2013 Commencement – held in our new arena – which saw Xavier send yet another class of well-prepared graduates out into the world. As usual we also include the annual Honor Roll of Donors in this issue, which lists those who made a financial contribution during the period Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2012. The continued support and generosity of each and every donor is a vital component of our mission to educate deserving students, and we remain eternally grateful to each and every one of you. Much work remains to be done and with your unwavering support, commitment, and prayers, together we will continue to make Xavier University a great institution.

Sincerely,

Norman C. Francis President

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Cu r rent Event s, News and O t her Hap p enings at Xav i e r

NSF Report Confirms XU Science Success A report released by the National Science Foundation confirms Xavier’s success in educating science graduates. According to the report Xavier is ranked 5th in the nation in producing African American graduates who go on to receive science and engineering Ph.D.s, 1st in the nation in producing African American graduates who go on to receive life sciences Ph.D.s, and 7th in the nation in producing African American graduates who go on to receive physical sciences Ph.D.s.

XU Cited for Affordability, Starting Salaries Among Catholic Colleges Xavier is ranked number 13 in the Affordable CollegesOnline.org (ACO) website’s list of the Top 36 Most Affordable Roman Catholic Colleges with High Starting Salaries. Xavier is the only historically Black and the only Louisiana college to make the list. To compile its list, ACO reviewed four-year, fully-accredited private institutions with average starting salaries for graduates of more than $30,000 per year. The website also looked at mid-career salary averages as well as the overall return on investment for the degree. Felician College, a Franciscan college located in Lodi, N.J., took the top spot, with an estimated starting salary of $52,600 and tuition of $18,237. Comparatively, Xavier’s starting salary is $42,300 and tuition is $18,127.

OUR PEOPLE IN CHINA: Representing Xavier at the 7th Confucius Institute Conference in Beijing were: (L to R) CI associate director Rongyao Wen, pharmacy dean Dr. Kathleen Kennedy, associate vp for academic affairs Dr. Marguerite Giguette, and CI director Dr. Yu Jiang. The group also met with officials from partner school Hebei University to plan future initiatives.

One reason for the high starting salary may be attributed to the number of Xavier students who graduate in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) curriculum, which typically pay higher than average for entry level positions. Because of its focus on St. Katharine’s Catholic mission and ministry, the University has instituted the St. Katharine Drexel Scholarship program that offers free tuition to any valedictorian or salutatorian graduating from any Catholic High School in the United States.

XU First in African American Med School Graduates Xavier is first among the nation’s colleges and universities in the number of African American graduates who go on to complete medical school, according to data compiled by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Xavier had 60 African-American graduates earn medical degrees in 2011, the latest year for which complete data is available. 3


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Blanchard Named University’s First Provost The XU Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Dr. Loren Blanchard ‘84 (right) to serve as the University’s first Provost. Blanchard, who continues to serve as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, now also acts as University President Norman C. Francis’ chief advisor, providing leadership in establishing priorities and in collaborating with all organizational units to advance the mission and the continuing success of the institution. In the Provost’s role, Blanchard is the ranking Vice President who coordinates the work of the other University Vice Presidents.

Xavier Reorganizes the College of Arts and Sciences The College of Arts and Sciences has been reorganized from seventeen departments and two divisions into a structure with six divisions in a move designed to make operations of the various academic departments more efficient and effective in terms of leadership, interdisciplinary courses and programs, personnel and resources, and budgetary considerations. The six new divisions include Biological and Public Health Sciences (which houses the Department of Biology and the Department of Public Health Sciences); Business; Education and Counseling; Humanities and Fine Arts (which houses the Departments of Art, English, History, Languages, Music, Philosophy, and Theology); Mathematical and Physical Sciences (which includes the Departments of Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics); and Social and Behavioral Sciences (which includes Communication Studies, Mass Communications, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Speech Pathology).

Dr. Loren Blanchard ‘84

Each division will be led by a Division Chair and an Associate Division Chair, and each department will be led by a Department Head.

ACBSP Reaffirms Business Accreditation The Division of Business has received reaffirmation of its accreditation from the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The accreditation reaffirmation confirms the division has met or exceeds the ACBSP’s standards in six critical areas: leadership, strategic planning, student and stakeholder focus, measurement and analysis of student learning and performance, faculty and staff focus, and educational and business process management. The affirmation is effective through 2023.

Xavier, CSPP Forge Psychology Partnership Xavier and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) have entered into formal agreement of interinstitutional collaboration in the field of mental health education. The agreement formalizes continued discussions and strategic planning to explore opportunities for future academic and educational collaborations in graduate professional psychology, including, but not limited to: doctoral and/or masters programs in clinical psychology, school psychology, forensic psychology, applied behavior analysis, and business psychology. XG Summer 2013

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JOINING FORCES: (L-R) Xavier President Dr. Norman C. Francis joins The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) President Dr. Michelle Nealon-Woods in signing a formal agreement which calls for continued discussions and strategic planning to explore opportunities for future academic and educational collaborations in graduate professional psychology. Looking on is Dr. Orlando Taylor, president of the TCSPP Washington DC campus.


Cur rent Event s, News and O t her Hap p enin g s at Xavi e r TAKING IN THE SIGHTS: 11 XU students and faculty/staff members – (L-R) Sheldon Maurice, Adina Ewing, Sheridon Trepagnier IV, Jazmine Thompson, Avion Bailey, Leonard Clay, Dr. Lori Crawford, Joseph Hicks, Shu Peng, Ahmeena Anderson, and A’Vanti Glenn – take in the iconic Great Wall near Beijing during a two-week visit to China sponsored by the Confucius Institute. The nine students, who all studied the Mandarin language at XU, received further intensive Chinese language training and were exposed to Chinese culture and history.

Xavier College of Pharmacy Initiates New Contingent Admit Program Exceptional high school seniors considering a career in pharmacy now have a unique opportunity to get a leg up on their professional education through a new program being offered by the University. Under Xavier’s new Contingent Admit Program (CAP), students can apply for admission into the College of Pharmacy as seniors in high school. Those who qualify and are accepted into the CAP will be guaranteed a seat in the professional pharmacy program if they satisfactorily complete all of their prerequisite courses in two years. Previously, all applicants for the four-year professional program were required to complete the same requirements either at Xavier or another college before they would even be considered for admission into pharmacy school. Xavier is the only college in the state, and one of a handful nationwide that offers this option.

Johnson Named New Senior VP for Administration Ralph Johnson has been named the new Senior Vice President for Administration. He comes to Xavier from Alabama A&M University, where he was serving as Vice President for Business and Finance. He holds both an M.B.A. and Certified Public Accountant certification, and has more than 25 years of experience in finance, including 14 in higher education.

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Other Highlights l The 2014 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges has placed Xavier among its “Best Buy Schools” for academics and affordability for the second year in a row. The publication designated 41 such institutions – 20 public and 21 private – as “Best Buys.” XU was the only Louisiana university and one of only two Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to make the list. l Xavier was once again singled out as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review in the 2014 edition of its annual edition of “The Best 378 Colleges”. In its University profile, the review praises the school for its academics, faculty, and providing a “thriving underlying foundation upon which students can achieve the very best for themselves.”

Calvin Tregre Retires After Lifetime of Service

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After serving his alma mater for virtually all of his adult life, Calvin Tregre ’69, Xavier’s Senior Vice President for Administration since 1997, has officially retired. Starting as an accountant some 44 years ago, he advanced up the administrative ladder serving in a succession of positions of increasing responsibility including Controller, Director of Fiscal Services, VP for Fiscal Services, and VP for Finance and Administration. In addition to his faithful service at XU, he also donated his expertise in accounting and business administration to numerous civic, educational and professional organizations in the New Orleans area, including Catholic Charities, the Archdiocese, and St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish. You might yet see him around campus, however, as he agreed to remain as a consultant for the foreseeable future.

GRAND OPENING: Xavier administrators and a host of dignitaries lend their support as XU President Dr. Norman C. Francis deftly handles ribbon-cutting for the University’s new stateof-the-art Convocation Center, new home of the Gold Rush and Nugget athletics programs.

GOING FISHING: Sr. VP for Administration Calvin Tregre ’69 and his wife, Judy Ann Bergeron-Tregre, are congratulated by long-time colleague Sister Jean Marie Craig, S.B.S., during a retirement party held in his honor.


Cur rent Event s, News and O t her Hap p enin g s at Xavi e r l Xavier hosted the Three Tours Chinese music and dancing team from Nanchang University in a joint concert with its own Department of Music. l Xavier was among 690 colleges and universities nationwide named to the Corporation for National and Community Service’s  (CNCS) 2013 President’s Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes outstanding commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.

SERVICE LEARNING: Students in Dr. Mark Gstohl’s and Dr. Elizabeth Hammer’s Freshman Seminar classes built two Little Free Lending Libraries as their service-learning projects this semester. The classes designed the libraries, raised money to build them, conducted a book drive, and located places in low income areas to put the libraries.

l The College of Pharmacy’s Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research and Education (CMHDRE) hosted its Sixth Annual Health Disparities Conference. l In its annual “Top 100 Graduate Degree Producers” issue (July 2013), Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine showed Xavier tied for 12th nationwide in the number of African American students earning professional doctorate degrees (in this case, the Pharm.D. degree) with 54, based on 2011-2012 preliminary data distributed by the U.S. Department of Education. l Xavier, along with its partner, the New Orleans Public Library, was one of only 78 not-for-profits awarded a grant to host a Big Read project. It focused on A Lesson Before Dying by Louisiana native Ernest J. Gaines. l A team of Xavier students presented a business plan to executives at the 3M Corporation in St. Paul MN. The six students, all seniors, teamed up to present a business plan called “Steps for Empowerment”, an initiative to export used shoes to Liberia. l The Department of Music’s annual Jazz Festival, a three-day event which highlights various genres of the Jazz art form through performances, clinics, workshops and lectures, had an exciting new venue this year: the Old U.S. Mint in the historic French Quarter. l The U.S. Department of Education awarded Xavier a new five-year $1.2 million grant in support of its Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalureate Achievement Program, a federal TRIO program designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in undergraduate research and other scholarly activities. l The women’s volleyball team defeated Tougaloo in three games to win the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Tournament for the second consecutive year and became the first HBCU to qualify for the NAIA National Championship in consecutive seasons.

Volleyball Champs

l Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams earned bids to the NAIA National Basketball Tournament. The Gold Rush were 24-8 overall and shared the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference regular season title. The Gold Nuggets, 24-6 overall, won their third consecutive GCAC regular-season championship.

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Cur re nt Eve nt s, N ews a n d O th er Ha pp enings at Xavier l The Gold Nuggets won the 2013 women’s team title at the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships. l Xavier’s men’s and women’s tennis teams won the NAIA unaffiliated group qualifying tournament to earn automatic bids to the NAIA National Championship. The women were ranked No. 1 in the nation at the end of the regular season; the men were rated as high as No. 5. l Zahri Jackson and Matt Pieri won individual titles as the Gold Nuggets and Gold Rush extended their dominance of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships, both teams winning team championships for the seventh consecutive year. In the process, both XU teams earned automatic bids to the NAIA National Championships.

Track and Field Champs

l XU Education professor Dr. Judith Miranti is serving on the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE), having been appointed by Gov. Bobby Jindal. The 11-member board is the state’s policy-maker for all Louisiana public elementary and secondary schools. It also performs certain administrative functions for the state’s nonpublic elementary and secondary schools. l Xavier was awarded a $330,000 grant by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of its comprehensive engaged reading program. The three-year grant, “Creating a Culture of Critical Reading,” will allow the University to continue the work begun in 2010 with its “Read Today, Lead Tomorrow” initiative, a multi-faceted and broad-ranging approach designed to develop a culture of critical reading among students.

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l Xavier has answered the call for an education-based noteworthy institute that trains young professionals to be more effective in their civic engagement with the advent of the Norman C. Francis Leadership Institute (NCFLI). Designed to satisfy the demand for more innovative and qualified people stepping up to address public challenges, the Institute opened in January 2013 with a year-long program designed to cultivate the leadership capacities of men and women who have already distinguished themselves in professional and civic life. In its inaugural year, NCFLI selected 25 individuals (“Fellows”) from a broad spectrum of professions ranging from a Special Education Teacher to a Chief Executive Officer.

GETTING INVOLVED: Xavier students and summer SOAR student volunteers with NOLA for Life’s Gert Town cleanup day huddle under a tent with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu.


Cur rent Event s, News and O t her Hap p enin g s at Xavi e r l The Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotional Fund has awarded Xavier a $250,000 grant for the promotion of the University’s new Convocation Center and adjacent Annex as a multi-use building for the community and tourism. The CC is unique as there are no other facilities in the Mid-City area capable of hosting mid-level events, such as concerts, conventions, convocations, and sporting events. l Xavier was named one of the top colleges and universities in Louisiana for “return on investment.” The list compiled by AffordableCollegesOnline ranks Xavier fifth in the state among colleges that the organization feels “balance cost with long-term earnings potential”. Heading the list was Louisiana Tech, which had a Return on Investment (ROI) score of $804,000 with tuition of $6,574. In comparison, Xavier had a ROI score of $535,900 and tuition of $18,700. Xavier was the highest rated of the two private schools on the list, which included only the top 13 of the 132 state schools reviewed. GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP: XU Center for Intercultural and International Programs (CIIP) Director Torian Lee and President Dr. Norman C. Francis welcome Gabriela Barbarini, the first student attending the University under the Brazil Scientific Mobility Undergraduate Program, to the campus, where she will study in the College of Pharmacy for one year before returning to Brazil to complete her education. This fall Xavier will welcome additional students from Brazil and several other foreign countries.

l Two members of Xavier’s Board of Trustees have been nominated by U.S. President Barack Obama for positions in his administration. Dwight Bush, Sr., president of D.L. Bush and Associates, a financial advisory and business consulting firm in Washington DC, has been named U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco. The nomination must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Carla Harris, Vice Chairman of Global Wealth Management, Managing Director, and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley, has been appointed chairperson of the National Women’s Business Council. XG

MAJOR UPGRADE: (L-R) XU Interim VP for the Office of Technology Administration Melva Williams, XU President Dr. Norman Francis, Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI) Executive Director Donnie Vandal, and XU Board of Trustees Chair Michael Rue participate in a ceremonial ribbon-cutting signifying the University’s official connection to the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative, a fiber optics network linking the state’s research universities to one another and national networks, in addition to doubling bandwidth and significantly ratcheting up internet speeds on campus.

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OH HAPPY DAY: (L-R) Long-time XU administrator Sister Monica Loughlin S.B.S., XU President Dr. Norman C. Francis, and world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli share a light moment following the official dedication and consecration ceremonies for the University’s new St. Katharine Drexel Chapel.

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atter of fact, a first-time visiting 1980 graduate would also probably find him or herself a bit overwhelmed. Come to think of it, if you haven’t been here since Hurricane Katrina rolled through the city, you have missed a lot.

This summer has also seen the demolition of a few relics of the past – most prominent of those being “The Barn” and the House of Studies – and the creation of additional open areas and green space.

Actually the past 18 months has been too long to stay away. During that most recent period, new construction, innovative renovations of old facilities, and the wholesale demolition of some obsolete structures have been the norm on an everexpanding campus. And while those who have been present on campus for all or most of those improvements tend to take them in stride, the plain fact is: this isn’t your father’s campus anymore. Among the myriad of recently completed construction projects are the new St. Katharine Drexel Chapel, the Convocation Center, Convocation Center area parking lots, and Tennis Center. Other campus upgrades include the renovation of an old women’s residence hall into the St. Joseph’s Academic and Health Resource Center and the installation of a campus-wide fiber optics network.

“The physical improvement we have made to the campus in the past few years symbolizs a new era at Xavier. It allows the university to enhance its academic component, to centralize our student services, and to provide modern, spacious indoor facilities for all our athletic teams, special events, and academic assemblies.” — XU President Dr. Norman C. Francis

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CAMPUS BUILDINGS NEW CONSTRUCTION DEMOLITION FUTURE BUILDINGS PARKING ZONES UNIVERSITY PROPERTY CAMPUS DIRECTORY

The activity has followed a master plan for the campus that was in the works even before Hurricane Katrina. The catalyst, however, is an influx of monies from a federal loan program designed to help historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), FEMA funds, foundation grants, and some private funds earmarked for specific purposes (as in the case of the Chapel).

St. Katharine Drexel Chapel Up until October of 2012, a freestanding religious chapel on campus has been an elusive dream for most of Xavier University of Louisiana’s (XULA) history. That dream is now a reality – and one that exceeds original expectations. Designed by world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli, the building is said to “embody Drexel’s traits of modesty, simplicity and spirituality.” XG Summer 2013

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Built at a cost of more than $10 million [with all funds coming from private sources], the 11,000 square foot structure is situated next to the

University’s new pharmacy addition alongside the Interstate-10 Expressway bringing motorists to and from downtown New Orleans. The chapel, which seats 450, is contemporary in design, yet the sanctuary’s octagonal plan is rooted in traditional religious structures. Raised four feet above the grade, the building is reached by an 80-foot long sloping processional approach. This path is aligned with the original campus quadrangle and the site from which Pope John Paul II spoke in 1987. The design connects with the university’s tradition of building materials and color. Like the other buildings on campus, the chapel’s exterior is made of limestone. Its domed copper roof, which with time will change into a beautiful green color, has a large cross located strategically at its crest. Inside, the main sanctuary is 65 feet tall, with a ring of skylights which allows natural light to be diffused through a screen and illuminate the sanctuary.

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A smaller mediation chapel is used for individual reflection. The two worship spaces are served by common liturgical areas including a narthex, work and vesting sacristies, and a reconciliation room. “The new chapel and its centrality on campus reinforces Xavier’s historic Catholic identity and its continued commitment to the goals and mission established by Saint Katharine, and

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House of Studies demolished June 2013

The Barn demolished June 2013

Campus-wide Fiber Optics linking Xavier to the LA Optical Network Completed

welcomes students of all faiths to share in their spiritual development,” said Francis.

Convocation Center The Convocation Center, large enough to house the University’s commencement and other large-scale events, provides the University with its first spacious indoor assembly area. Officially opened in November 2012, it also provides a state-of-the-art arena for the men’s and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball teams. It replaced the University’s venerable old gymnasium, known as “The Barn,” which opened in 1937. The $25 million facility boasts more than 93,000 square feet of space that can be reconfigured for a variety of purposes, with seating ranging from 3,500 to 4,100 depending on the event.

A state-of-the-art scoreboard includes four LED displays providing live and recorded video. The new facility also houses weight room facilities, taping and training areas, coach’s offices, and home/visitor locker rooms. A monumental staircase at the entrance leads to a high-end VIP suite, and a dramatic second floor prefunction area that allows views to the outdoor plaza below while providing natural daylight into the facility. An Annex to the building has also been constructed diagonally from the Convocation Center, providing more athletic offices, as well as classrooms and meeting rooms. The Convocation Center and Annex, which are anticipated to be LEED Silver Buildings and incorporate community connectivity, water conservation, energy efficiency, recycled and regional materials, and improved indoor air

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Demolition of the House of Studies

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New Tennis Center Opens October 2012

St. Katharine Drexel Chapel Opens January 2012

St. Joseph Academic/Health Resource Center Renovation Completed

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quality, is located across Washington Avenue from the main campus on a site bounded by Fern, and Stroelitz streets. A pedestrian bridge provides access from the main campus to the new building.

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Xavier dedicated its new six-court, lighted tennis facility in November 2012, finally giving its nationally-ranked men’s and women’s squads the opportunity to practice and play home matches on campus. Since XU revived its tennis program While Xavier properties have in the mid-1990s, the teams had been always been used by outside using City Park and the University of individuals over the years, the New Orleans as home venues. recent construction has opened up a whole new set of venues Built at the cost of approximately $2.5 million, the new courts are located in Conveniently located minutes from Downtown New Orleans, Gert Town at the corner of Stroelitz (easily accessible from I-10), with and Pine Streets, two blocks from the ample off-street parking and a Convocation Center. In addition to secure location, several campus supporting Xavier athletics, the courts facilities have become much will be available to the XU community, sought-after venues. Drawing the public and for youth clinics. most the attention are the 4,100-seat Convocation Center, St. Joseph’s Academic & 800-seat University Center Ballroom, 450-seat St. Katharine Health Resource Center Drexel Chapel, and various-sized The former St. Joseph’s Residence Hall meeting rooms. – heavily damaged during Hurricane In the short time since their Katrina in 2005 and at one time respective openings last fall, scheduled for demolition – has been already the Convocation Center transformed into the new energy has hosted several sporting efficient St. Joseph’s Academic & events, concerts, conventions, Health Resource Center. It consolidates trade shows, movie shoots, and most student-service oriented offices graduation ceremonies. The in a central spot on campus. Chapel, in addition to becoming

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Officially opened in January 2012, the original building was gutted down to its frame and then reconstructed, including the installation of new St. Joseph’s Academic and Health Resource Center

a popular wedding site, has hosted several other religious gatherings.

In short, Xavier University is enjoying a renaissance as a new one-stop shop for the city’s special occasions. For more info call 504-520-7575.

water lines, elevators, electrical, stairwells, roof insulation and energy efficient windows. The cost of renovations – nearly $7 million – was funded largely through FEMA. The rejuvenated building now houses state-ofthe-art Writing, Math, and Reading Centers, as well as the Counseling Center, Health Services, the Graduate Placement Office, the Office of Career Services, the Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR), the Center for Intercultural & International Programs (CIIP), the Confucius Institute, and the Student Academic Success Office.

Fiber Optics Network With the completion of installation of miles of fiber optic cables this past June, Xavier officially joined to the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI), the state-of-the-art, fiber optics network that connects Louisiana and Mississippi research universities to one another as well as national networks. The LONI connection, funded through a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation in collaboration with the Louisiana Board of Regents, has doubled bandwidth at the University and significantly ratcheted up internet speeds on campus, providing faculty and students with increased potential for collaboration through video conferencing and  distance learning opportunities. Additionally, faculty will be able to conduct research via LONI  providing them with  grid computing capabilities, increased data storage and transfer, and modeling/simulation and visualization capabilities.

“This represents a significant upgrade to Xavier’s technology base and will be a boon to our ongoing efforts to increase the number of underrepresented minority students engaged in high performance computing activities in the state,” said Francis. XG XG Summer 2013

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Alumni Spotlight

Dr. Katrice A.

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Speaking Up for Equity and Diversity At a time when there is ever increasing push-back against affirmative action programs – as evidenced by this summer’s much-scrutinized Supreme Court decision in the Fisher v. University of Texas case concerning college admissions policies, as well as the ongoing national debate about providing undocumented students access to higher education opportunities – Dr. Katrice Albert ‘94 has taken her own personal passion for the subject to a new playing field.

After more than 12 years as chief diversity officer at LSU, she has undertaken a role of even greater responsibility as the new Vice President for Equity and Diversity at the University of Minnesota, where she will oversee the University’s access, equity, and diverse multicultural resources and programs. It is a new challenge she relishes. “LSU is a wonderful institution. Louisiana is my home state and I loved every minute of serving the state’s flagship campus,” said Albert, who in 2010 was recognized by the National Diversity Council as one of Louisiana’s most powerful and influential women. “But the opportunity at the University of Minnesota will allow me to have a larger impact as this role has system-wide responsibilities across the state at all five campuses.” “The University of Minnesota is an internationally known, top flight, land-grant, research intensive institution and I was drawn to and intrigued by the truest commitment to its land grant mission to mobilize and deploy the University’s intellectual capital to solve critical problems in the state,” she said. “That IS very aligned with my passion.” Not surprisingly, UM is pleased to have Albert aboard. “I am delighted to welcome Dr. Albert to the University,” said UM President Eric Kaler in announcing her hire. ”She is a visionary leader who brings a wealth of experience working with underserved and diverse communities, a deep understanding and knowledge of the land grant mission, and

a strong focus on assessment and accountability as it relates to driving and measuring impact and success.” During her tenure at LSU the University saw the highest number of African Americans and Latinos admitted in its history. Credited with building a central infrastructure for equity, diversity, & community outreach, she was instrumental in the creation of the LSU National Diversity Advisory Board and the construction of a brand new, free standing African American Cultural Center and Women’s Center. But Albert knows those triumphs are in the past. There remain many obstacles standing in the way of diversity and equity in higher education – including, but not limited to – growing opposition to long-standing affirmative action programs, budgetary considerations, and widening achievement gaps. “It’s very important that universities remain committed to access and equity in admitting students and achieving diversity in our undergraduate and graduate student populations,” said Albert. “These must remain focal points despite the tough economic times that colleges and universities face.  It is so important that we not see these critical issues be marginalized or dismantled because the budget is tight. They must remain central.” She said it is also essential to figure out innovative ways to close the achievement gap so that minority students (especially African American males) are able to meet college entrance requirements, to recruit and retain Continued on page 17

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Alumni Spotlight

A Passion for Foreign Service

When he was in the eighth grade Mark Anthony White ’84 picked up the phone and called the U.S. Peace Corps to volunteer for service abroad. “I can still remember the recruiter on the other end of the line asking me how old I was, and when I replied ’12 going on 13’ she just laughed and said I should finish high school, go to college and get a degree, and THEN call her back.” Disappointed, but undeterred, White followed that advice, and during his senior year at Xavier University, he decided to call the Peace Corps again. Less than fourth months later, he was teaching school in a small picturesque village in Cameroon, West Africa. “I loved it and my life changed very quickly during and after that experience. I realized that I did not have to confine myself to living and working just in the USA, but that I could actually live and work anywhere in the world,” said White. “I began to learn more about ways to do exactly that.”

USAID and indigenous organizations, thus promoting public-private sector development. In 2006 he moved on to Afghanistan, where he served as the USAID Director of the Office of Social Sector Reform and managed a $590 million portfolio, the largest health and education project of any development mission at that time. After additional tours in Timor-Leste and Germany, White was named the Acting Director of USAID/Haiti, his current post. For White, now a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, USAID is not so much a job as it is a calling. He has always had an interest in people and cultures, and the agency’s explicit goals of furthering America’s interests while improving lives in the developing world fit in nicely with his own professional desire to do something different and contribute positively to the world.

“USAID extends help from the American  people to achieve results for the poorest  and most vulnerable around the world,” said White, noting His ticket proved to be the United that the agency carries out U.S. foreign States Agency for International policy by promoting broad-scale human Development (USAID). Created in 1961 progress at the same time it expands under a directive from then stable, free societies, creates President John F. Kennedy, USAID markets and trade partners for brought together several existing the United States, and fosters foreign assistance organizations “As a U.S. Diplomat in foreign countries, good will abroad. “ and programs. Until then, there That assistance does not the work you’ll do will have had never been a single agency represent a Democratic value an impact on the world.” charged with administering aid or a Republican value, but an to foreign countries to promote American value; as beneficiaries social and economic development. of peace and prosperity, Americans have a responsibility XG Summer 2013

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White started his career with USAID in 1995, serving as a health officer in both Zambia and Egypt. In 2002, he was named Director of the Public Health Office in Cambodia, where he promoted a contractual relationship between

to assist those less fortunate so we see the day when our assistance is no longer necessary.”

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Alumni Spotlight... continued Speaking Up (Continued from page 15) underrepresented, domestic ethnic minorities and underresourced students, and to encourage underrepresented ethnic minorities and women into STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers that lead to doctoral programs and careers in higher education. But Albert is undeterred by such challenges. “This work is not easy,” said Albert, who admits she has often been the only African American or female voice at the table. “My role is to speak on behalf of those who are often marginalized in higher education. Silence means acceptance. Being able to challenge the status quo, in respectful and meaningful ways, even if my voice shakes, has always proven very beneficial.” As she did at LSU, Albert said her first order of business at UM will be to begin building strong partnerships across campus and in the community to prime the pump for future strategic

“My role is to speak on behalf of those who are often marginalized in higher education. Silence means acceptance.“ action on equity and diversity goals. She will also strive to create a campus climate that is free from bias. Albert, who holds a Ph.D. in counseling psychology, said her interest in diversity and community outreach was created by a fascination with St. Katharine Drexel, who she considers the patron saint of social justice and philanthropy. “It was learning about Katherine Drexel as a high school student and then coming to Xavier that created strong values of equity, access to education, quality of life for all, community relations, and civil rights,” said Albert. “Mother Katharine was such a compassionate and graceful woman. If I can only be a fourth as good as she was to those in need of mercy, then I will claim victory on a life led like hers.” XG

Foreign Service

whole world out there — explore it!”

shared economic prosperity, strengthening democracy and good governance, protecting human rights, improving global health, advancing food security and agriculture, improving environmental sustainability, furthering education, helping societies prevent and recover from conflicts, and providing humanitarian assistance in the wake of natural and man-made disasters.

“As a U.S. Diplomat in foreign countries, the work you’ll do will have an impact on the world. You may be asked to serve at one of any of the more than 265 embassies, consulates and other diplomatic missions in The Americas, Africa, Europe and Eurasia, East Asia and Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, and South Asia,” he said. “Some of these posts are in difficult and even dangerous environments, but working in them affords great challenges and rewards.”

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Today White, who has lived and worked on four continents and in more than 30 countries, is not content just to have found his own calling. He is passionately interested in having other Americans follow in his footsteps. He also feels that the Foreign Service is not well known among African Americans and that it is a great career opportunity to pursue. He considers service a win-win situation. “In today’s global economy, we have to look at all opportunities that match your skill set and interests ... wherever that might be,” he said. “There’s a

“You and your family will have an opportunity to see the world,” said White. “If you love to travel, and are up to the challenge of doing exceptional work in different cultural context(s), then you will love the foreign service.” XG For more information, check out the following websites: www.state.gov and www.usaid.gov.

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2012 Honor Roll of Donors The following Honor Roll of Donors includes gifts received by the University from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012.

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avier University of Louisiana is thankful for the many gifts we receive from our alumni, friends, and supporters. Through their generous donations, these benefactors confirm their belief in our educational mission and help to ensure that our students receive a solid academic foundation. Placement into the respective Honor Roll of Donor categories considers both the sum total of all personal contributions plus receipts from any donor advised fund and matching gifts during that time frame. Xavier strives for accuracy and thoroughness. If you believe an entry is listed in error, or if you have questions about the Donor Honor Roll, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at (504) 520-7575 or toll free at (877) WE-LUVXU [935-8898].

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Alumni $923,877.73 Corporations Alumni $546,652.65 Alumni $899,931 Foundations $923,877.73 $1,448,081.82 Corporations Corporations $1,630,205 Individuals $546,652.65 Foundations $548,579.53 Foundations $3,893,911 $1,448,081.82 Organizations Individuals $1,084,196.50 Individuals

$501,484 $548,579.53 Organizations $851,968 $1,084,196.50 GrandTotal Total $4,551,388.10 $7,777,499 Grand

GrandOrganizations Total $4,551,388.10

Alumni Gifts of $10,000 or more

Gifts of $5,000 - $9,999

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Mr. Timothy J. Adams Dr. Stanley A. Boucree, Sr. Dr. Wilbur B. and Mrs. Neola L. Clarke Mrs. Helen B. Drye (Estate Of) Dr. Norman and Mrs. Blanche Francis Mr. Lionel Hampton (Estate) Ms. Phyllis C. King (Estate) Dr. Floyd J. and Mrs. Myrna Ruiz Malveaux

Mr. Geoffrey T. and Mrs. Rhonda J. Marshall Mr. Dwight and Mrs. Sheila C. McGhee Dr. Lisa T. Gibson-McKee and Mr. Randy G. McKee, Esq. Dr. George J. McKenna, III Sr. Patricia Suchalski,S.B.S. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert J. Thomas, Jr. Mr. Alvin T. and Mrs. Janice F. Wilkins

Mrs. Mabel F. Bailey William H. Bland, M.D. Dr. Thaddeus A. and Mrs. Camille Y. Blue Mr. Michael P. Breaud Mr. Robert E. and Mrs. Erica Burnette Dr. Lorena S. Chicoye Drs. George E. and Christie L. Clayton Dr. Beverly B. Dupre and Mr. Lloyd R. Dupre Dr. Kathryn L. Elmore Dr. Otis Gowdy, Jr. Mrs. Dionne DeBose-Hampton Mr. Edward and Mrs. Melanie B. Holland

Dr. and Mrs. John H. Jackson, IV Dr. Jennifer H. Jacobs and Mr. Everett P. Jacobs Mrs. Michaelle B. Jones Drs. Joseph and Deidre Labat Dr. Marie V. McDemmond Dr. Jennifer Lapeyrolerie Metoyer and Mr. Rene Metoyer Dr. Roland A. and Mrs. Patricia O. Pattillo Dr. James J. Perry Mrs. Melonie A. Coleman-Richard Ms. Paula T. Saizan Dr. Odessa K. Spraggins Dr. Carlos J. and Dr. Karla L. Vital

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Contributors to Excellence Gifts of $2,500 - $4,999

Dr. Katrice A. Albert Dr. Theodore E. and Mrs. Anita T. Atkinson Mr. George W. and Mrs. Carla D. Gibson Baker Mr. Randall N. Boseman Honorable Lois G. Bronz and Mr. Charles Bronz Dr. Sylvester J. and Mrs. Margaret A. Bryan Mrs. Betty Mott Coles Mrs. Marcella C. Collins Dr. William and Mrs. Catherine E. Cottles Mr. Johnny and Mrs. Shirley Crear Colette M. Dominique, M.D. Mr. Victor A. Dubuclet III, JD Mrs. Barbara Keyes Evans and Mr. Amos Evans Mr. John Fleming Mrs. Mildred Young Gardner Dr. Rosalind Pijeuax Hale Atty. Okyeame and Mrs. Melissa S. Haley Mrs. Nicole F. Hardin Mr. Dannton C. Jackson Mrs. Maxine Berteaux-Jackson Dr. Mark A. Jamison Dr. Derrick D. and Mrs. Leontyne P. Jones Mr. Theodore J. Jones Dr. Eric G. and Mrs. Shauntell R. Kline Ms. Kristen R. Labat Mr. Halvan J. and Mrs. Theyon D. Lieteau Dr. Gerilyn A. Metoyer Dr. David R. and Mrs. Synthia Miller Mrs. Veronica L. Mitchell Dr. James W. Moore and Mrs. Avis Sinegal Moore Judith Alexander Nash, M.D. Dr. James A. and Mrs. Zelma L. Paschal Dr. Emile J. Pierre Dr. Sonya F. White-Porter Mrs. Sondra C. Reine Dr. Tanya M. Robinson Mr. Errol J. and Mrs. Emma Simmons Mrs. Louise J. Sonnier Mr. Perry and Mrs. Diane S. Tillman Dr. Frederick M. and Mrs. Olivia A. Toca Mr. Calvin S. and Mrs. Judy B. Tregre Mrs. Earline S. Wilkerson Dr. Harold T. and Mrs. Marian S. Wilson Dr. Michon Wyche Ms. Sharon J. Zealey

Gifts of $1,000 - $2,499 Capt. Eugenia Foster Adams, Ret. Mr. John Q. and Mrs. Lydia S. Adams Dr. John S. Adams, Sr. Mrs. Ruby A. Age Mrs. Nedra A. Alcorn Belinda B. Alexander, M.D. Mr. Henry C. Alexander, III

Dr. Sanders W. Anderson and Mr. Lewis Anderson Archie Andrews, Ph.D. Dr. Monica L. Sinegal-Anigbogu Dr. Carolyn Brown Block-Arnelle and Mr. Hugh J. Arnelle Dr. Brian G. Ashford Dr. Tonja R. Austin Ms. Mary G. Auzenne Janeen R. Azare, Ph.D. Mr. and Mrs. Wiley C. Baines, Jr. Mrs. Reneathia P. Baker Dr. Ann R. Barbre and Mr. Steve V. Barbre Mrs. Dionne G. Barnum Mr. Lyndon J. Barrois Ms. Stacey M. Bastian Ms. Camillia B. Bell Mr. Wayne J. Benjamin Mrs. Monica B. Bennett Mr. Alvin Blackmon, III Atty. John M. Blanchard, Sr. Sr. Doris U. Blum, S.B.S. Mr. Richard Boseman Dr. Olympia Boucree and Mr. John H. Boucree Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Boudreaux Ms. Leslie M. Bourgeois Dr. Kenneth G. Boutte, Sr. Tommy E. Bowman, D.D.S. Dr. Anika Bell Bridgewater Dr. Dorothy Lee Hawkins Brooks Mrs. Beverly A. Broussard Mr. and Mrs. Edmund C. Broussard Mr. Edward J. and Mrs. Cheryl B. Broussard Ms. Felicia M. Broussard Mr. Kenneth J. Broussard Malcolm Broussard, RPh. Rev. Kenneth J. Brown Dr. Nicole E. Mourillon-Brown Brigadier General Albert and Mrs. Mable Bryant Mr. Brian M. and Mrs. Stacie G. Burns Mr. Winston and Mrs. Gretta Burns Mr. Arthur L. and Mrs. Shirley G. Burton, Jr. Mrs. Joycelyn Lindsey-Butler Mr. Richard A. and Mrs. Jeamelia Butler Mr. Bernard L. and Mrs. Diane V. Bynum Mr. Benjamin E. Cannon Mr. Joseph H. and Mrs. Donna Carstarphen Ms. Cintrella K. Carter Mr. Marino H. and Mrs. Betty J. Casem Dr. Gwendolyn C. Catchings Dr. Edgar L. Chase and Mrs. Alva Chase Mr. Tomy B. Chennat Dr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Coleman Mr. Donald C. Collins Mrs. Savitra A. Collins Dr. Ponjola Coney Mr. Brent A. Cooper and Mrs. Janice M. Knight-Cooper

Dr. Shasa T. B. Dabner Mrs. Heidi L. Daniels Mrs. Myrtle R. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Davis Mrs. Verlie R. DeCay Mr. Gary M. and Mrs. Kathleen Keyes DeGrange Mr. Alvin S. Deloach Ms. Tunicia Giron Deloney Mrs. Barbara C. Duhe Ms. Charmagne M. Eady Ms. LaRhonda A. Eason Mr. David Elliott III Dr. Sabrina M. Echols-Elliott Mr. James and Mrs. Cheryl Elmore Dr. Gerald and Mrs. Lisa Farmer Mr. Verbie C. and Mrs. Dorothy E. Florence Mrs. Marguerite Rey Florent Drs. Coleridge T. and Cheryl Franklin Mr. Bryan L. and Mrs. Conchetta Fulton Mrs. Dianne Gaines Dr. Brandy M. Gallien, M.D. Mr. Norman G. and Mrs. Michelle G. Gobert Ms. Cecilia A. Golson Mrs. Marlene Gonzalzles Mrs. Ruth O. Gordon Dr. Mark A. Green Mr. Willie and Mrs. Emrie Green, Jr. Ms. Julie S. Griffin Mrs. Janice Heard-Guidry Dr. Alfred J. Guillaume, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John R. Guillory Mr. Joseph and Mrs. Vivian B. Guillory Mrs. Pennye M. Dawkins-Hamilton Mrs. Virginia T. Hardy Mrs. Gaylene V. Harris Portia M. Harris, M.D. Atty. William H. Harris, Jr. Mr. Richard D. and Mrs. Anna S. Harrison Mrs. Joyce M. Guillion Harte Dr. Anna I. and Mr. Trent S. Heisser Mrs. Kimberlee Coleman Henderson Mr. Sterling J. and Mrs. Elvira D. Henry Mrs. Ruby N. Hill Tanyanika Douglas-Holland, M.D. and Mr. Darrick Holland Mr. John C. Holmes Mr. Smith W. and Mrs. Janice A. Howard Mr. Charles Hunter Mrs. Serena J. Hunter Ms. Andrea L. Jackson Judge Brian A. Jackson Ernest W. Jackson, D.M.D. Mr. R. George Jackson Mrs. Melazie Jacobs Mr. Nelson J. and Mrs. Ruth C. Jean Dr. Patrice P. Jean and Mr. Darren Collins Ms. Shellie Jean Mr. George E. Johnson Dr. Jennifer C. Allen Johnson Jonathan A. Johnson, MD, MBA

Mrs. Judith G. Johnson Drs. Lamont R. Jones and Teniesha N. Wright-Jones Mrs. Joy A. Joseph Mrs. Ramona F. Jupiter Mr. Marc V. Kennedy Mr. Ned R. Kennedy, Jr. Drs. Georgette A. and Alfy A. Khalil Mrs. Dorothy M. Labat Mr. Leroy Labbe and Mrs. Shirley Labbe Mr. Alden J. Laborde Mrs. Arlette C. Labostrie Ms. Justina M. Lafitte Drs. Lance and Kimberly Lamotte Mr. and Mrs. Moon Landrieu Dr. Courtney A. Landry Mr. Edward J. and Mrs. Marie G. Lang Mr. Jerrol Larrieu Mr. Wilfred J. and Mrs. Lois G. Leblanc Mr. Thomas A. Lee Treva A. Lee, Ph.D. Dr. Myra M. Lewis Drs. Willie L. and Mary L. Gauthier-Lewis Mrs. Sherrie B. Littlejohn Dr. Quinisha K. Logan Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth W. Loyd Dr. Huey P. Madison, II Mr. Merritt P. and Mrs. Josephine Marks Dr. Christopher Marrero Dr. Roy and Mrs. Charmaine L. Marrero Dr. Ambrose M. Martin, III Mrs. Melba Fortuné Martinez Mr. Gilbert A. Mathieu Ms. Ivy E. Mathieu Dr. Jill E. McGovern and Dr. Steven Muller Dr. Lawrence V. and Mrs. Helen McKendell Ms. Brendolyn M. McKenna Mrs. Carolyn J. Davis-McLain Mr. Joseph F. Metoyer Mr. Chester W. Mitchell Dr. Earl D. Mitchell, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Solis Monconduit Mrs. Sandra A. Monroe Dr. Yvonne C. Collins and Mr. Christopher A. Moore, R.Ph. Mrs. Sybil Morial Mr. Hubert J. Morton, Esq. Atty. Dwight and Mrs. Elodie Murray Mr. Vernon M. Myers II Dr. Adela’ M. Narcisse Mr. Johnny S. and Mrs. Linda G. Narcisse Mrs. Stephanie R. Navarre Mrs. Elise T. Nicholls Mr. Sherril M. Nixon Dr. Vuyisile T. Nkomo Rev. Jeffery M. Ott, OP Dr. Nicole A. Padmore Ms. Dianne R. Pajaud Ms. Frances Parker Mrs. Nina H. Payne Mrs. Myla Reese Poree

Mrs. Lisa C. Porter Mr. James M. and Mrs. Beverly B. Powell Mr. James R. and Mrs. Lucy J. Powell Mr. Wayman Powell, III Dr. William and Mrs. Carolyn Powell Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Prampin Evelyn V. Pryor, M.D. Dr. Dorothy Pugh, RPh. Dr. Errol J. and Mrs. Linda M. Quintal Mrs. Helen J. Rachal Dr. Howard J. Raphael Mr. Omar H. Buckner and Ms. Kimberly M. Reese Dr. Solomon L. and Mrs. Lila Riley Mrs. Kamala Rimmey Ms. Wanda M. Ripoll Mrs. Ethel S. Roane Mrs. Vera W. Robert Mr. McLouis Robinet Drs. Derek J. and Shawn S. Robinson Mrs. Ruby F. Robinson Rear Admiral (Ret.) Stephen W. Rochon and Mrs. Shirley A. Rochon Ms. Belinda W. Rodgers Dr. Vincent J. and Mrs. Lois M. Roux Dr. Dereck J. Rovaris Dr. Charles J. and Mrs. Dorothy M. Russell Reginald O. Salter, D.D.S. Ms. Ashley N. Scioneaux Mrs. Anna Rita Smith Scott Mrs. Denise T. Scott Ms. Juval O. Scott Mr. Charles L. Shaffer Dr. Gregory L. Shannon Mr. Westley and Mrs. Jacqueline B. Sholes Mr. Robert H. Simms Dr. Chanda R. Simpson Robert L. Simpson, R.Ph. Mrs. Demetria F. Sloan Dr. Eunice W. Smith Mr. John Andrew Smith Mr. Laurence J. and Mrs. Kara R. Smith Dr. Melissa D. Smith Mrs. Pauline Cash-Smith Mrs. Petrinella Sowell Ms. Stacy E. Stepney Gay M. Story, M.D. Dr. Rachel Baranco-Strawn Mr. Leslie G. and Mrs. Audrey F. Sudbury Ms. Raina T. Sullivan Mrs. Regina D. Tatum Mr. Albert J. and Mrs. Priscilla G. Taylor Dr. William and Mrs. Annie Belle Terrell Dr. Leslie P. Theard Mr. and Mrs. Albert J. Thomas Drs. Trevonne M. and Nicole C. Thompson Mrs. Evangeline H. Tierney Dr. David A. and Mrs. Markitta A. Travillion Mrs. Etta Tricksey

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Honor Roll of Donors Mrs. Sylvia H. Tureaud Dr. Wallisa T. Vaughn Mr. Victor J. and Mrs. Germaine G. Vavasseur Ms. Vanessa M. Vavasseur Mr. Ronald C. and Mrs. Voris N. Vigee Mr. Christopher W. Vincent Mrs. Marsha Washington Mrs. Karen DeGrange Watkins Mr. and Mrs. Gregory J. Wendling Mr. and Mrs. Willie J. Whisenhunt Atty. Angele T. White Mr. Roderick L. and Mrs. Karen M. Whitfield Ms. Amanda C. Williams Mr. Luther and Mrs. Constance M. Williams Dr. DeLisa T. and Atty. Sylvester E. Williams Lieutenant Colonel Eldridge F. Williams Mr. Elias J. and Mrs. Joyce C. Williams Ms. Estelle M. Williams Dr. Everett J. and Mrs. Melva B. Williams Mrs. Lorraine G. Williams Ms. Narreinar P. Williams Valerie P. Wilson, Ph.D. Mrs. Winifred D. Wright Mr. X. Kembo Zunzanyika

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Dr. Michael Adeleke Dr. Rondall E. Allen Mr. Joseph D. Antee Dr. Angele J. Arthur Mr. Joshua J. Babineaux and Dr. Tyesia V. Babineaux Ms. Antoinette M. Bannister Ms. Denise B. Barbarin Mr. Dave Bartholomew Mrs. Mary C. Beaubien Mrs. Kathleen Dorsey Bellow Mrs. Evelyn Lawrence-Benjamin Dr. Jhan Doughty Berry Mr. Irvin C. and Mrs. Wanda M. Blackburn Ms. Vivian W. Boutte Mrs. Marie M. Boyd Mrs. Beverly M. Boykins Mrs. Cheryl Walker Boykins and Mr. Darryl R. Boykins Ms. De Etra Branch Ms. Donna Brazile Ms. Mercedese Broussard Mr. Raymond A. Brown Mr. Robert Brown Mr. Terence C. and Mrs. Stephanie Brown Kaye Y. Adams-Browne, D.D.S. Professor N. Wiley Browne Dr. Anthony L. Buckles Dr. Bobby Burkes Dr. Dianna Mosley-Burns Mrs. Typhanie Jasper Butler Deacon Larry and Mrs. Phyllis Calvin

Mrs. Mary Kiper Camp Mr. Michael D. Campbell and Mrs. Dana Holden Campbell Mr. Frederick J. and Mrs. Joyce Carter Ms. Michelle W. Carter Ms. Helen E. Castenell Mr. Edward and Mrs. Lolita V. Cherrie Dr. Ingenue F. Cobbinah Mr. Marion J. Cosey Mr. Douglas Cunningham Mrs. Dedra L. Gourdine-Davis Dr. Stephanie and Mr. Dereck Davis Mrs. Lorraine Sigue Day Mrs. Doris T. Dejoie Mrs. Janice A. Deville Dr. Ronald Dorris Mr. Daniel R. Driver Mrs. Lynette A. Dupuy-Dukes Mr. Byron V. Duvall Mr. and Mrs. Vidal C. Easton Ms. Sonni P. Elliott Mrs. Mamie L. Feffie LaReesa M. Ferdinand, M.D. Mr. Larry Ferdinand, Jr. Mr. Floyd F. and Mrs. Millie Ferguson Mr. John L. Finley, III Kendra L. Forbes, Pharm. D. Dr. Holly Bastian-Francis and Mr. Anthony L. Francis Mr. Carroll L. and Mrs. Gloria Frank Mrs. Ultra R. Fredericks Mrs. Myra P. Frost Mr. Louis C. and Mrs. Carol G. Gaignard Dr. Kisha M. Gant Mr. Henry J. and Mrs. Janice M. Glover Mrs. Margaret M. Glover Ms. Luella E. Gombako Mrs. Connie C. Goodly Dr. Jesse F. Goodwin Dr. Paul R. Goodwin Ms. Beverly W. Grant Mrs. Shirley P. Grigsby Mr. James D. Guidry Mr. Ronald C. Guidry, Sr. Dr. Rachel Davis-Haley and Mr. N. Sundiata Haley, Esq. Mrs. Judith Smith Hamilton Mrs. Jetta Harris Mrs. Martha Harris Mr. Vaughan M. Harris Ms. Veronica L. Harrison Mrs. Wanda Bazile Hewitt Mr. John Paul Hoggatt and Mrs. Lynn Marie Hoggatt Mr. William “Butch” M. Holmes, Jr. Mrs. Wanda Howard Mr. Terrance L. Hughes Mr. Jack Hurry, Jr. Ms. Hyacinth H. Hutchinson Dr. Jarvis B. Jacobs Mrs. Elaine K. Johnson Mr. Harry E. Johnson, Sr., Esq. Mr. Jerome C. and Mrs. Latasha M. Johnson Mr. Percy Johnson

Marilyn Jones, M.D. Mrs. Shirley M. Judge Regina R. Whitfield Kekessi, MD, MPH Mr. Charles Kennedy, Jr., CFP Mrs. Patricia Kimbrough Drs. Anil and Poonam Kukreja Mr. Lionel B. Labeaud Mrs. Cheryl D. Lacabe Mr. Robert L. and Mrs. Shirley Larkin Mrs. Eleanor M. Leak Mr. Jesse and Mrs. Carolyn Millet Lee Mrs. Florence W. Lee Mr. John H. Lee Ms. Felicia Y. Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Manuel P. Llorens Ms. Tanya L. Lombard Mrs. Pearl Algere-Lonian Mrs. Manya C. Louis Dr. Peter and Mrs. Marjorie Louis Mrs. Joycelyn A. Bigard-Lyles Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mabece Mr. Andrew A. and Mrs. Gloria W. Mallet Ms. Veronica A. Malone Dr. Marnetta P. Malveaux Dr. Cabrini S. March Dr. Lakeisha D. Marsh Mrs. Elouise Conant Martin Dr. Karwin McCain Mrs. Lisa L. McClain Mr. Johnny and Mrs. Donna McCray Rev. John L. and Mrs. Jo Ann McCullough Dr. Gwenesta B. Melton Mr. L. J. and Mrs. Gail Melton Mr. Eugene H. Mills, Jr. Ms. Adrianne P. Mitchell Dr. Glenn L. and Mrs. Tia Morgan Dr. Mildred W. Ollee Ms. Tyra Ordone Ms. Patricia A. Pajaud Ms. Dianthia L. Patrick Mr. Frank T. and Mrs. Helaine R. Penn Dr. Steven T. and Dr. Celeste O. Player Mr. and Mrs. David E. Powell Mr. Rudolph R. Prioleau Mrs. Lynne K. Raphael Mrs. Ann M. Rawles Mr. Gaylord S. and Mrs. Lurylene J. Raymond Mrs. Donna S. Robinson Mrs. Kaye L. Rolland Mr. Clarence W. Rollerson Mr. Howard and Mrs. Gwendolyn Rollins Deidra T. Rondeno, DDS, PC Mr. Darrel J. and Mrs. Shaun Saizan Dr. Fred J. Sambrone, Jr. Ms. Joyce M. Sandifer Mrs. Alana A. Sarrazin, RPh. Mr. Murray J. and Mrs. Harriet Saucier Mr. Randall and Mrs. Eva Schexnayder Mrs. Ruth V. Schlater Geoffrey G. Selvage, Pharm D. Mr. Dennis N. Sigur, Jr.

Ms. Brandi A. Sinkfield Mr. Kevin J. Smith Mr. Lionel A. Smith, Sr. Dr. Royshanda C. Smith, M.D. Mr. Edward Sparrow Mr. Wayne A. Steele, Sr. Mr. Stanley S. Strauss Mrs. Doris B. Sullivan Ms. Christian S. Taplin Mrs. Sydonia E. Davis-Taylor Dr. Jamelah A. Terry Dr. Lowell P. Theard Mrs. Theresa W. Threet Ms. Tinh T. Trinh Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Tureaud, Jr. Ms. Joan Ulmer Mrs. Marilyn A. VanDergriff Mr. Gerard M. Victor Mr. Paul J. Waddell Dr. LaToya R. Walker Dr. John Ware JoAnn E. Warrick, M.D. Dr. Monica O. Watts Mr. J. Ronald Weber Mr. King S. Wells Dr. Janel Bailey Wheeler Mrs. Hilda C. Williams Dr. Lashonda L. Williams Ms. Mishanda L. Williams Mrs. Tracee Massey-Williams Mrs. Carolyn Ross Wilson Mrs. Ruth N. Wilson Dr. Clarice A. Wimberly Dr. Krystene and Mr. John Woodard Mr. James A. and Mrs. Charlotte H. Wooten

Gifts of $250 - $499

Ms. Brenda J. August Mr. Langston S. Adams Mrs. Margaret B. Adams Mr. and Mrs. William S. Allen, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Alugas Mr. Billy G. Ambrose Mr. Charles E. Anderson Mr. Edward C. and Mrs. Bobbie B. Anderson Ms. Lora L. Antoine Mr. Allister D. Arnold Lt. Col. Augustine S. Aruna Dr. Monica E. Baldridge Mr. Sylvester Barker Ms. Donzella Barthelemy Mrs. Romona Baudy Ms. Adrienne P. Becnel Dr. Johnny L. Bennett, Jr. The Honorable Corinne Claiborne Boggs Ms. Paula M. Bolds Ms. Bonnita Boone Mrs. Rita Boskent LCDR Andre’ Le Gras Boutte’ Mr. Kenneth W. and Mrs. Gilda D. Boyd Mrs. April R. Noble-Brooks Mr. Alexander R. Brumfield, Jr.

Dr. Kristy M. Brumfield Mr. Shane M. Bruno Mrs. Lily W. Brunswick Dr. Nitasha L. Burney Dr. Kimberly M. Bush Mrs. Clementine B. Cager Dr. Vivian D. Campbell Mrs. Yttria Carter Mr. Erskine A. Cartwright Mrs. Dolores J. Clark Mrs. Joan Clark Mr. Terrence M. Coleman Ms. LaTedra M. Collins Ouida M. Collins, M.D. Tracy M. Crear, D.D.S. Mrs. Gayturnera G. Croom Dr. Edward R. and Mrs. Anita Y. Dalferes Lt. Cdr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Dean Mrs. Gail M. Carter-Dennis Agnes Donahue, DDS, MSD, MPH Mr. and Mrs. Darrell M. Dupuy Mr. Edgar R. and Mrs. Vivian Edwards Mr. Claude Elmore Dr. Kelly O. Elmore Mr. Kelvin P. Esters Mrs. Marion A. Evans Mr. and Mrs. Cedric J. Falgout Charles P. Felton, M.D. and Hiroko Tsujimoto-Felton Mrs. Janice M. Florent Mr. and Mrs. Donzell Floyd, R.Ph. Dr. Stacey L. Folse Mrs. Barbara W. Walker-Franklin Mr. Melvin Gaines Dr. Carla G. Gayle Mrs. Louaunne W. Gilyot Dr. Pheophilus H. Glover Mrs. Nicole D. Marchand Golden Mr. Francis P. and Mrs. Mary S. Gonzales Mr. Michael J. and Mrs. Eloise D. Gourrier Mrs. Lolita T. Grant Ms. Josephine R. Grier Mrs. Gwendolyn B. Guillmette Mrs. Donna Clark Hall Ms. Gladys Hampton Mrs. Andrea Taylor-Harris Mrs. Bonita B. Harris Dr. Jazmine A. Harris Mr. William and Mrs. Lillian P. Harris Dr. Kenneth D. Hartwill Mrs. Ronee Hawkins Mr. Ian P. and Mrs. Marielle Heisser Ms. Barbara J. Hicks Mr. Leslie Hightower and Mrs. Patricia A. Hightower Mr. Charles A. Honore Mr. James T. and Mrs. Yvonne T. Houston, Jr. Mr. Linus A. and Mrs. Terralene Igbokwe Mr. Larry L. Isles Mrs. Barbara B. Jackson Mrs. Kuiana M. James


Contributors to Excellence Dr. Plas T. and Mrs. Judith James Mr. Gerard P. Johnson Ms. Joan G. Johnson Ms. Mamie R. Johnson Mrs. Margaret Johnson Ms. Juanita Jones Ms. Sarah A. Jones Dr. Orien D. Joseph Mrs. Ruth E. Kennedy Mrs. Gloria Larche Mr. Philip T. Lastrapes Mrs. Philomena D. Lawson Mr. Binh H. Le Dr. Lester A. Lee and Mrs. Leslie I. Lee Dr. Tilden and Mrs. Margaret Lemelle Mr. John C. and Mrs. Jo Lemelle Dr. Karen Lewis and Mr. Cornelius Lewis Mrs. Lonnie Lewis Ms. Lovie F. Lewis Mrs. Mercaline Lewis Mr. Kenneth C. and Mrs. Earline D. Marchand Marlah H. Mardis, M.D. Mr. and Mrs. Alvin J. Martin, Sr. Mr. Bervis B. McBride, Jr. Mrs. Isabelle McCants Ms. Ruth C. McGee Ms. Cecelia V. Medley Mrs. Ursula Merrick Mr. Marvin N. Miles Mr. Allen C. and Mrs. Imani D. Miller Mrs. Mary J. Hadnott-Mims Ms. Angela H. Misshore Dr. Willyetta B. and Mr. Corey J. Mitchell Mr. Henry L. Mitchell and Mrs. Ann Jupiter Mitchell Mrs. Tameka A. Mitchell-Clemons Mr. Shelvin L. Moore Dr. and Mrs. Dawud Muhaimin Mrs. Alice U. Murchison Mrs. Katherine T. Nicolay Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth E. Nixon Ms. Devereaux L. Nollie Mrs. Dawn Marie Montgomery-Otis Mrs. Catherine L. Painia Mr. Leroy B. and Dr. Jacques P. Willliams-Pascal Mr. Larry D. Perkins Col. Gregory Phillips Mr. Duan L. Pierce Mr. Wellington T. Pitts Mrs. Annie F. Ramsey Dr. Mason C. and Mrs. Nellie M. Reddix Dr. Alden H. Reine, Sr. Dr. Paula R. Rhodes Mr. Renald J. and Mrs. Lesley W. Richard Mrs. Lisa Nicholls Ripoll Mrs. Melba F. Robertson Mrs. Charlene W. Robins Ms. Mia R. Robins Mrs. Chalita B. Robinson Mrs. Marlene C. Robinson Mr. Darryl E. Rouson Mrs. Johnetta McMillan- Royster

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin M. Saberre Ms. Erica L. Sanders Mr. Gordon B. Sanders Ms. Keira N. Scanks Mr. Anthony G. Sceau, Jr. Dr. Donna L. Scott Mr. Elmore J. and Mrs. Alva Seraile Ms. DaRhonda M. Sheard Ms. Claricia J. Shepherd Mr. Jimson O. Smith Mr. Michael B. and Mrs. Da’Janel R. Smith Henry L. Stewart, III and Blanche D. Stewart Mr. Timothy M. Stuart Mr. Alvin R. Styles Mrs. Audrey Pinera-Tanner Mrs. Crystal Jones Taylor Mrs. Gertrude Perkins Taylor Ms. Katrina L. Taylor Mrs. Carolyn Thomas Mr. Edward S. and Mrs. Jane R. Thomas Mr. Larry E. Thomas Dr. Alessandra D. Thompson Dr. Roderick O. and Mrs. Courtney Thornton Mr. James B. Tillman Mrs. Kendra Woodard Tircuit Cynthia B. Vernon, Ph.D. Mr. Patrick A. and Mrs. Penny T. Victorian Mrs. Melba M. Waddell Mr. and Mrs. James O. Wadley Ms. Paulette W. Wagner Mrs. Annetta M. Walker Mrs. Cassandre K. Wallace Mrs. Janice Labeaud Wash Mr. John D. Webster Mr. Clarence L. White Dr. Michael G. White Mrs. Gwendolyn H. Whitner Dr. Chequita S. Williams Mr. Jon G. Williams Mr. Starsky D. and Mrs. LaToya R. Wilson Ms. Verna Yancy Ms. Davida E. Yarbrough Mr. Hemson Zenon Ms. Margaret A. Zimmerman Mrs. Sandra J. Zimmerman

Gifts of $100 - $249

Ms. Bernadette M. August Heather E. Olivier Aaron, PharmD Ms. Greer T. Adams Ms. Beverly K. Addison Mrs. Kanika U. Ajanaku Mrs. Carole B. Alarcon Ms. Sara A. Al-Dahir Mr. Clarence M. Allen, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. George L. Allen, II Mr. Joseph L. Allison Mrs. Talita A. Allison Mr. James A. Alsandor Mrs. Lorraine Amos

Ms. Acrealle Anderson Mr. Wilbert C. Antoine, Jr., CPA Mrs. Aurelia B. Arceneaux Mrs. Catherine W. Arnaud Mr. Jay D. Aronowitz Mr. Dudley G. Auzenne Ms. Jean Babineaux Mrs. Anatalie W. Bachemin Mrs. Anna Bachemin Dr. Troy L. Baldwin Dr. Herbert V. and Mrs. Pearline Baptiste Mr. Francis X. Barial Mr. Keith T. Barker, M.S. Ms. Germaine P. Bazzle Ms. Achontyrausi Y. Bell Mr. David L. Bell Mr. Randy C. Bellizan Mrs. Ione Beck Bertrand Mr. Wilbert F. and Mrs. Iris G. Billinger Ms. Debbie Bissett Dr. Loren J. Blanchard Mrs. Aissatou A. Sidime-Blanton Mr. Carl A. and Mrs. Eunette Blouin Mrs. Abolanle Nike Blue Dr. Nichole M. Bauknight-Boles Mr. Wilford I. and Mrs. Dorothy R. Bonner Ms. Tiffany A. Booth Ms. Megan R. Bossier Mr. William T. and Mrs. Elizabeth Bostick Mr. John L. Bovastro, Jr. Mrs. Carolyn K. Bowman Ms. Elease M. Bradford Mrs. Jean Brooks Mr. Joseph A. Brooks, Jr. Mr. Robert M. Brooks II Mrs. Joyce B. Brossett Mr. Kevin and Mrs. Darrilyn P. Broussard Mr. Bentley J. and Mrs. Olivia M. Broussard Mrs. Harriet S. Brown Dr. Samira L. Brown Ms. Ursula M. Brown Dr. Yasmin K. Brown Mrs. Beverly B. Broyard Mr. Stanley J. and Mrs. Elizabeth G. Brue Ms. Crystal S. Burley Mrs. Joycelyn L. Burnett Ms. Allassia Y. Burns Ms. Danielle S. Burrell Mr. William A. and Mrs. Fannie L. Bush Mrs. Lorraine M. Butler Dr. Evita G. Bynum Dr. Walton M. and Mrs. Noni Byrnes Charlette M. Cain, DVM Ms. Judy K. Caldwell Mr. Lester A. Caliste, Jr. Mrs. Kenya T. Campbell Ms. LaKeeta H. Campbell Ms. Barbara J. Carmon Ms. Mildred T. Caro Dr. Marion L. and Mrs. Marvette Carroll

Dr. Helen W. Carry Ms. Ann P. Carter Mr. Calvin P. Casmier Lt. Cdr. Dexter E. and Mrs. Demetria G. Caston Drs. Lynette S. and Matthew Causey Dr. Jason G. Cavalier Mrs. Shirley M. Celestine Mrs. Pamela D. Cellum Mrs. Willie P. Chaffers Ms. Monita J. Chambers Mrs. Sue P. Chandler Mr. Joseph L. and Mrs. Rosa Charbonnet Ms. Julie C. Chenier Mr. Kenny and Mrs. La Juana G. Chenier Ms. Evella M. Chretien Ms. Nicolette D. Clark Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Clark Mr. Edward and Mrs. Jennifer Colbert Mrs. Johnnie P. Cole Mr. Rufus and Mrs. Daisy D. Coleman Atty. David L. Coleman, II Mrs. Doris C. Coleman Mr. Milton Coleman Mr. Ronnie C. and Mrs. Karen D. Collier Mrs. Gloria Collins Ms. Consuela M. Colston Rev. and Mrs. Joseph M. Conrad, Jr. Mrs. Mary Hanshaw Cooley Ms. Kora M. Cooper Mr. Milton J. and Mrs. Yvonne Coulon Mr. James A. Cousin Mrs. Kimela W. Cox, Esq. Mrs. Brandi T. Craft Mrs. Rose M. Craft Ms. Donna K. Crawford Rev. David G. Cray, S.S.E. Mrs. Lynn S. Crean Mr. Lloyd X. and Mrs. Hattie Creecy Ms. Bonita M. Cuillier Mr. James L. Currence Ms. Michelle L. Curry Mr. Frank L. Daggs Mrs. Yvonne M. Darensbourg Ms. Bythelda M. Davis Ms. Doris Davis Ms. Janet M. Davis Dr. Joseph W. Davis TenecQua M. Davis, Pharm. D. Mr. Keith A. and Mrs. Judy S. Dawson Ms. Aleta De Clouet Mrs. Alaine De Myers Mr. Patrick G. Dean Ms. Shelia M. Debose Mr. Keith E. Decay Ms. Marianne DeGrange Mrs. Marilyn Degrasse Ms. Tiffany T. Devereaux Dr. Armond A. and Mrs. Pearl Devezin Mr. Ronald O. Dews, Jr. Dr. Michael A. and Mrs. Michelle Dietrich Mrs. Ann L. Dixon

Dr. Tonya R. Dobbs Mrs. Kathleen M. Doley Mr. Keith A. Doley Mrs. Jerry A. Domingue Mr. Joseph A. Domingue Mr. Thomas J. Donald Mrs. Sharon L. Donato Mrs. Ahdija C. Donatto Mrs. Merilynn B. Donelon Mrs. Toni White Douglas Mrs. Audrey H. Duncan Dr. Rochelle H. Dunham Mr. Royce I. Duplessis, Esq. Mr. Emilo J. and Mrs. Bernadine P. Dupre Mr. Wendell M. Dupuy Mrs. Karen E. Durand Dr. Michelle R. Easton Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel L. Edmond Ms. Ryane A. Edmonds Mrs. Lona B. Edwards Mrs. Marion A. Ellis Mrs. Clida Ellison Mr. Shakir E. Emel Mr. Walter H. and Mrs. Joan L. Ennis Mr. and Mrs. George Etienne Mr. Kenneth Evans Mr. Louis A. Evans Mr. and Mrs. Andre S. Farve Mrs. Elvera M. Feist Rev. James Feltus, Jr. Ms. Myrtle W. Ferrande Mr. and Mrs. Alvin J. Ferrouillet, Jr. Mr. William S. and Mrs. Dolores Fischer Mr. Lionel J. Fleury Ms. Donielle Smith Flynn

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Ms. Natalie Forcia Dr. Pamela Payne Foster and Mr. Bill Foster Mrs. Lynn Smith-Foxworth Ms. Tijuana L. Freeman Ms. Phyliss S. Gaines Mr. Frank W. and Mrs. Elaine M. Gardner Mrs. Rose H. Garment Mr. Wilfred G. Gaspard Ms. Kristin A. Gates Mrs. Wendy M. Gatlin Sr. Reginald Gerdes, O.S.P. Mrs. Sharon Winder Gex Mrs. Barbara A. Gibbons Ms. Brenda V. Gibson Mrs. Genelle Gibson Dr. Tamajah M. Gibson Mr. Houston Gilliand, Jr. Mr. Merlin J. Gilyot, Sr. Mrs. Denise D. Givens Ms. Felice J. Glapion Mr. Michael Glapion Mrs. Toni B. Vernon-Glasper Ms. Sharrone M. Godfrey Mrs. Gisele A. Goff Dr. Rossie J. Gomez Mrs. Leora T. Gonzales Mr. James H. Gordon Dr. Charles A. Gramlich and Mrs. Mary R. Gramlich Mr. Henry A. Grant, Jr. Dr. Karen J. Gray Mr. Troy D. Gray Sr. Drs. Dwight A. and Lynn M. Bernal-Green Mr. and Mrs. Terence A. Green Ms. Jeffrey L. Greene Mr. and Mrs. Ron D. Grimmette Mrs. Gertrude Hagan Mrs. Ra’Nell A. Davis Hale Mr. Brian G. Hall and Ms. Erica E. Townsend-Bell Mr. Dwain L. Hall Mr. Joseph and Mrs. Katie Hall Mr. Leo Hall ,Jr. Natasha Fievre-Hamilton, M.D. Dr. William Hanks, Jr. Dr. Adrienne A. Hanson Mrs. Alverna J. Harden Col. Virgil M. Hardin, M.D. Mr. Ernest M. and Mrs. Paulette P. Harding Dr. Kim M. Hardy Ms. Kendra E. Harmon Mr. Mart and Mrs. Arlene E. Harper Mrs. Deidra R. Harper Mrs. Imogene V. Harrell Dr. Rekesha A. Harrell Dr. Linda N. Harvey Ms. Jenna R. Hatton Mrs. Etta L. Hawkins Ms. Valencia Hawkins Mr. Harold B. and Mrs. Elaine Henderson

Mrs. Mary F. Henry Sarita M. Henry, D.D.S. Mr. Bennett L. and Mrs. Nora Herrera Vernora D. Hightower, M.D. Mr. Bruce A. Hines Mr. Leonard E. Hinton Ms. Cam Tu Ho Mrs. Mary L. Shepard-Hodge Ms. Teal A. Holden Mr. Jarred A. Honora Dr. Ebony R. Hoskins Mr. and Mrs. William A. Ingram Dr. Tasha R. Inniss Ms. Avis J. Jackson Ms. Ayanna U. Jackson Mrs. Denise N. Jackson Mrs. Ella P. Jackson Ms. Jeanine A. Jackson Ms. Keli D. Jackson Mrs. Gwendolyn V. Jefferson Mr. Larry E. Jefferson Ms. Jacqueline Jeffrey Ms. Cassandra R. Jenkins Mr. Murphy D. Jenkins Elliot M. Jessie, M.D. Sheila Stiles Jewell, Ph.D. Dr. Clanford L. Johnson Ms. Esperanda K. Johnson Mr. Fred Johnson, Jr. Mr. Leon L. Johnson, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Johnson Ms. Virginia M. Johnson Mr. George E. and Mrs. Patsie W. Jones Mrs. Laverta C. Jones Mrs. Marilyn W. Jones Dr. Pamela G. Jones Dr. Stella Pinkney Jones Mrs. Terry Scott Jones Mr. Albert E. Joseph, Jr. Mrs. Gina V. Joubert Dr. Myrtly R. Joyner Mrs. Marie Judge Mrs. Gwendolyn E. Ball-Julien Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Jumpiere, III Mr. and Mrs. Lionel J. Jupiter Mrs. Cosette West Kaufman Mr. Todd G. Keller Dr. Justin M. Kelly Ms. Paula M. Kelly Ms. Dalila E. Kennedy Mr. William S. Keyes Mrs. Linda F. Keys Mr. Earl F. and Mrs. Arlene S. King Mr. and Mrs. Larry L. King Mr. and Mrs. Rudy V. King Mr. John Kirk Mrs. Brenda Robinson Lashley Ms. Dorothy M. Lastrapes Mrs. Eunice D. Lear Ms. Jennifer M. Lear Mr. Kenneth and Mrs. Edna Leary Mr. and Mrs. Errol M. Lecesne Mr. Martin Lecour Mr. Clifton Lee

Ms. Nicole M. Lee Mr. Adam K. Lemieux, Jr. Dr. DeShondra N. Leonard Mr. Basil V. and Mrs. Emily M. Lewis Dr. Clarence S. and Mrs. Linda J. Reddick-Lewis Mrs. Ella M. Lewis Mrs. Josie Y. Lewis Mr. Leo Lewis Mr. Livingstone T. Lewis, Jr. Mrs. Tamara H. Lewis Mrs. Makea B. Gadsden-Locke Mr. Stanley P. Logan Mr. and Mrs. Khristopher W. Loyd Ms. Anita W. Lui Ms. Alma B. Lyle Mr. Brian P. Mann Ms. Kathleen M. Manuel Ms. Lisa M. Margerum Ms. Renee D. Markham Mrs. Patricia W. Marshall Mrs. Joyce M. Martell Mrs. Rosary Martin Mr. Vernon E. and Mrs. Sandra Livsey-Martin Mrs. Barbara F. May Mrs. Elswith C. Mazin Mr. Leon McClain, Jr. Mr. Corey D. McCray Mrs. Patricia L. McFarlin Mrs. Rose B. McKendall Ms. Bonnie McKenna Mr. John E. and Mrs. Mary M. McKinnon Ms. Jacquelyn F. McMillan Mr. Frank W. Merrick Mrs. Linda A. Merrick Dr. Tasha L. Merritt Ms. Sharon A. Metoyer Jones Mrs. Lorraine Millaud Mrs. Rosalyn Y. Hopson-Milledge Ms. Anita J. Miller Mrs. Lois F. Mills Dr. Ida L. Rose-Mize Ms. Linda T. Molezion Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth A. Monette Ms. Margo N. Montgomery Mrs. Portia Montgomery Ms. Crystal N. Moore Mr. and Mrs. Donnell Moore Mrs. Emma Barnett Moore Mrs. Jean S. Lang-Moore Mr. Joseph H. Morgan Dr. Patricia D. Morris Mrs. Helen Morrison Mr. Dennis L. and Mrs. Shelia B. Motley Mrs. Parmalier D. Murphy Mrs. Shirley A. Williams Anderson-Napier Mr. Donald R. Naylor, Jr., Esq. Dr. Ruth E. Neal Mr. Charles I. Nero Ms. Gayle J. Newcomb Mr. Ventress S. Newport Dr. Toi A. Olden

Mrs. Cozzetta Oliver-Omorodion Ms. Alisa D. Orduna Mr. Michael D. Owens Mr. Gregory and Mrs. Roseanna F. Pappion Ms. Ann R. Parfaite Ms. Clarissa G. Parker Dr. Jarret R. Patton Mrs. Lucille C. Payne Mr. Wade J. and Mrs. Victoria Y. Pearson Ms. Candyce M. Simpson-Pecot Mrs. Faye Williams Penny Mr. Wilbur J. and Mrs. Hope Perez Mr. Alejandro R. Perkins, Esq. and Mrs. Dina G. Perkins Ms. Natalia Perry Ms. Satira T. Perry Mr. Steven B. Phung Mr. Isaac Picou Mr. Edward Pierre Ms. Thelma R. Piper Mrs. Olga B. Platt Mr. Edward H. and Mrs. Ursula M. Pollock Mrs. Betty L. Porche Mrs. Lynda Prampin Mr. Benjamin W. and Mrs. Irma Prescott Ms. Wanda L. Preuss Mr. Robert C. Price, Sr. and Mrs. Elvina Price Mr. Eugene A. Priestley Ms. Lonique R. Pritchett Dr. Matthew Proctor, Jr. Mr. Clifford L. Provost Mr. Gregory A. and Mrs. Stephanie W. Pulley Mr. and Mrs. John P. Quinn Dr. Julia Bell Quint Mrs. and Mr. Marguerite M. Quintal Drs. Henry and Funmilayo Rachal Mrs. Stanislaus DePass Rachal Mrs. Glenda Rankin Mr. Bernard Rankins, Jr. Ms. Patric Ray Geralynn M. Reine, M.D. Mr. James J. Reisinger Mrs. Yvonne C. Repps Ms. Stacy T. Reynolds Mr. Thomas J. and Mrs. Clare M. Rhodeman Ms. Debra M. Richardson Mr. Herbert J. and Mrs. Tondia L. Richardson Mrs. Irene B. Richardson Dr. Sherril M. Rieux Mrs. Marlene R. Ritch Ms. Juliet T. Robertson Mrs. Lisa W. Robertson, R.Ph. Mrs. Ellen D. Decou-Robinson Ms. Melody M. Robinson Ms. Candice M. Roche Mr. Curley L. Rogers Miss Anisha L. Roussel Dr. Norward and Mrs. Joan V. Roussell

Ms. Farrah M. Roybiskie Ms. Sandra L. Sails Mr. Leo P. Sam, Jr. Ms. Barbara Sapenter Dr. Marilyn D. Saulsbury Mrs. Edita H. Scott Mrs. Muriel E. Segre Mr. Cephas and Mrs. Alma Shepard Mr. Alphonse and Mrs. Debra G. Shropshire Mr. Chris E. and Mrs. Bridget D. Williams-Simmons Dr. Julia K. Simmons Ms. Angela M. Simon Mr. Sterling A. and Mrs. Rosemary S. Simon Mr. William D. Simon, Jr. Mr. James Singleton, Sr. Ms. Cathy J. Smiley Ms. Cynthia C. Smith Donovan J. Smith, D.D.S. Mrs. Edith J. Smith Ms. Sherrece R. Smith Ms. Siobhan E. Smith Mrs. Susan H. Smith Mrs. Gia B. Soublet Mr. Derrick T. Spears Ms. Antoinette Square Mrs. Wilhelmina A. Stanley Ms. Roxanne M. Steele Dr. Margaret C. Stewart Mr. Anthony T. and Mrs. Susan A. Stewart Dr. Camille Stokes Ms. Renay Stovall Dr. Louise Guenveur Streat Dr. Doris J. Strode, R.Ph. Dr. Averell H. and Mrs. Tara M. Sutton Mrs. Jeannette N. Tancock Mrs. Malika G. Millican-Tatum Ms. Ashley M. Taylor Mr. Glendon Taylor Mrs. Joann S. Taylor Mrs. Joyce Guilbeau Taylor Mr. Lawrence A. Taylor Ms. Claudette L. Terry Angela M. W. Thanyachareon, Attorney-at-Law Mrs. Anne H. Thibodeaux Ms. Alisa R. Thomas Mr. Bonnie W. Thomas, Jr. Mrs. Shoneka Norwood Thomas Mr. Melvin F. Thompson Mr. Trevor K. Thompson Mrs. Miriam G. Titus Mr. Erroll C. Trouillier Mrs. Iris Trouillier Mrs. Gaynielle T. Troutman Mrs. Beverly P. Tucker Shuana K. Tucker, Ph.D. Mrs. Elizabeth G. Turner Dr. Anisa Ssengoba-Ubogu Dr. Elizabeth O. Unachukwu Ms. Sandra Victor Mr. Albert J. Victorianne, Jr.


Contributors to Excellence Mr. Shaun H. Vincent Ms. Latonia R. Viverette Dr. Kesha Walker and Mr. Christopher Walker Dr. LaQuia A. Walker Mrs. Elaine M. Walton Mr. Dane B. Warren Dr. Blaine F. Washington Dr. Edward R. and Mrs. Shirley P. Washington Mrs. Geraldine B. Washington Mrs. Lee Anna Washington Dr. Nina T. Washington Mr. Richard J. Washington Mrs. Sheila Blouin-Washington Mr. William J. Washington II Mrs. Aleta C. Waters Drs. Marlon A. and Mialika Watkins Mr. and Mrs. Christopher L. Watson Mr. and Mrs. James A. Watts, Jr. Dr. Donald D. Weddington Mrs. Sheneeta W. White Ms. Joyce M. Whitfield Dr. Henry and Mrs. Geralyn Wicker Ms. Jimmie C. Wickham Ms. Miriam J. Wilbon Mrs. Alison R. Netter Williams Mr. John B. and Mrs. Antoinette Williams Ms. Bristol M. Williams Mrs. Inez D. Williams Mrs. Johnnie Vickerstaff-Williams Mrs. Mary T. Williams Mr. Thomas H. and Mrs. Eleanor S. Williams Mrs. Joan Willis Mrs. Muriel Wilson Mr. Ellsworth A. and Mrs. Laura S. Wiltz Mr. Donald R. and Mrs. Claire F. Winder Mrs. Vera Winston Dr. Adrian Woods Mr. Edgar H. Woods, Sr. Mrs. M. Wynetta S. Wright Mrs. Bernice Wyatt Ms. Qiona L. Young

Gifts of $1 - $99

Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Alex Mr. Willie J. Alexander Mr. Charles E. Amos, Jr. Dr. Blanche S. Anderson Mrs. Linda L. Anderson Mr. Carroll S. Antoine Ms. Arlene A. Aranha Mrs. Thais F. Ardoin Mr. Joseph D. Babineaux Mr. Curtis A. Baham Mrs. Linda Bailey Mr. Samuel J. Barnhart Ms. Brandi C. Barre Miss Domonique M. Bartley Mr. and Mrs. Kevin J. Batiste Mr. Lonzie Beamon, Jr. Mrs. Dolores L. Bergquist-Coyé Mrs. Ethel Bertrand

Mrs. Gloria Butler Beverly Mrs. Marie Bierria Mr. Percy L. Bland, III Mrs. Diane S. Blanks Ms. Cherie D. Blue Dr. Michelle Bell Boissiere Ms. Tia N. Bostick Mr. Joseph Boucree and Mrs. Sheila Boucree Mrs. Jean Boutte Mr. Miller W. Boyd III Mrs. Sonya L. Bradford Ms. Dominique M. Bramwell Mr. Roy Breaux, Jr. Mrs. Dione M. Joseph-Breckenridge Mrs. Linda K. Brock Mrs. Rayna M. Brooks Ms. Christina M. Brown Mr. Dwight A. Brown II Mr. William B. Broyard Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Brumfield Mr. Christopher G. Buckley Mrs. Helena W. Burrell Mr. Richard D. and Mrs. Michele J. Busby Mr. Melvin K. Butler Mr. Willie J. Caffey Jr. Mrs. Alicia M. Cantrell Mrs. Clara P. Carey Ms. Kimberly N. Carter Mr. Raphael and Mrs. Inez Hale-Cassimere Mr. Reginald M. Chandler Ms. Brenda R. Chapman Mr. Lucien S. and Mrs. Deidre M.Charlot Mr. Ronald G. Chenier Mrs. Linda G. Chevis Mr. and Mrs. Milton L. Childs Ms. Kristy N. Chiles Mrs. Sarletha Ann Clark Ms. Geneva W. Coleman Ms. Monica L. Collins Mr. Bruce F. and Mrs. Nancy B. Cortez Mrs. Janice K. Cosey Ms. Tiera S. Coston, Esq. Mrs. Daisy Cummings Ms. Alauna N. Curry Mrs. Yauna Hopkins Dailey Mrs. Elaine L. Dais Mrs. Iris D. Davis Mrs. Monica L. Davis Mrs. Rhonda L. Davis Ms. Tara A. Davis Mr. Kenny J. Decay Mr. William J. Deville Ms. Adonica J. Domino Dr. Samuel Dosumu Ms. Carol J. Dotson Ms. Druescellar P. Dumas Mrs. Harriet D. Duronslet Miss. Melissa M. Ealem Mrs. Stephanie A. Easton Mrs. Karen S. Edwards Mr. Charles F. Eldridge

Dr. Dayna L. Ellison Mrs. Clarissa Evans Mrs. Karen V. Evans Ms. Shirley E. Everett Ms. Jana M. Fleet Mrs. Juanita R. Fleming Mrs. Shelina D. Foderingham Ms. Maritza E. Ford Mr. Lionel J. Forstall Ms. Whitney R. Forstall Ms. Andrea D. Foster Ms. Raven R. Foster Ms. Ann Fowlkes Ms. Cortlandt Y. Franklin Dr. Jacquelyn C. Franklin Ms. Muriel F. Freeman Mr. Derrick E. Gaddis Ms. Kaitlyn H. Gaddis Mr. and Mrs. Stanley B. Gaddis Mrs. Laquita D. Garnett Ms. Terri L. Gaston Mr. Lloyd A. Gavion, Jr. Mr. Robert F. Gibbs Elder Peggy A. Gibson Mr. Calvin and Mrs. Opaline K. Gilliam Ms. Merna M. Girgis Mrs. A. Doris J. Goins Mr. Carl A. Gordon Mr. Ricardo K. Grayer Ms. Anna L. Green Ms. Nicole M. Green Mr. Herman Grier, Jr. Ms. June R. Griffin Ms. Katherine W. Grinstead Ms. Yvonne D. Guice Ms. Lesley T. Guyot Mrs. Marjorie Hamilton Mrs. Alyce G. King-Hammons Ms. Vivian T. Han Mr. Calvin and Mrs. Janet S. Harrell Ms. Courtney N. Harrell Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Harris Mrs. Olga Hartman Ms. Willia M. Hatter Ms. Beverly A. Hawkins Dr. Lindi Randall-Hayes Mrs. Patricia Heisser Ms. Patrice E. Hightower Dr. Sarita N. Hithe Ms. Courtney J. Hixon Ms. Andrea M. Hodge Ms. Lauren C. Holcomb Mr. Henry L. and Mrs. Vearnealure Holliday Ms. Chakita R. Holmes Mr. Sylvester Hosey Mr. Lawrence C. Houston Mrs. Kristi G. Hubbard Ms. Kristal A. Huggins Sr. Barbara Hughes, C.S.J. Ms. Priscilla E. Hydell Ms. Joi L. Jackson Mrs. Robin K. Lewis-Jackson Dr. Cornelius D. Jamison

Ms. Roseanna D. Jessup Mr. Bobby Johnson Ms. Brooke A. Johnson Mrs. Courtney B. Johnson Mrs. Evelyn L. Johnson Mr. Nathaniel Johnson Mrs. Agatha R. Jones Mr. Herstyn B. Jones Ms. Laurene S. Jones Ms. Marsha M. Jones Ms. Monique R. Jones Mr. Robert L. Jones, Jr. Ms. Sherrill F. Jones Ms. Tina M. Jones Mrs. Le’Anza M. Jordan Mr. William P. Joseph, Jr. Mrs. Nannette C. Keller Ms. Danielle L. Kennebrew Dr. Octavia M. Kennedy Ms. Sharon R. Kennedy Ms. Jazzmin L. Kilgore Atty. John H. Kitchings, Jr. Mrs. Jamie L. Knight Mr. and Mrs. Troy A. Ladmirault, Sr. Dr. Adriene K. Lambert Mr. Nile C. Lang Mrs. Dionne H. Lapeyrolerie Mrs. Nellrose R. LaPierre Ms. Alisha C. LaRoche Mrs. Darrilyn T. Lawrence Mrs. Carolyn Lawson Mrs. Cynthia Sylvain-Lear Mrs. Veronica K. Ledeaux Mrs. Audrey S. Lee Mrs. Cheryl Lewis Ms. Michelle A. Lherisse-Smith Mrs. Mara Suarez-Lopez Mrs. and Mr. Tracy M. Lotten Mr. Rodney M. and Mrs. Nicole Louis Ms. Harolyn G. Lowe Ms. Myrtle G. Lucas Ms. Chrystal R. Lynn Mrs. Ashleigh N. Maney Mr. Charles and Mrs. Verta M. Mar Mrs. LeNeshia R. Markey Dr. Octavia A. McCalla Mrs. Cynthia J. Pender McCarthy Ms. Claire H. McDaniel, Esq. Mr. Alden J. and Mrs. Rhesa O. McDonald Mr. Randall McHenry Sr. Maryann P. McHugh, C.S.J. Mr. Kenneth P. Metoyer Mrs. Ann Nell R. Miller Mr. Harlin L. Miller Ms. Angela N. Milligan Mrs. Linda L. Milton Mrs. Dolores Lang-Moffett Dr. Kristie Y. Moore Ms. Delia C. Morgan Ms. Tiffany L. Morris Mrs. Gertrude L. Muecke Mr. Edwin J. Muldrow Mr. Anthony F. Mumfrey, Jr.

Ms. Shauntell D. Myles Ms. Joanne M. Navarre Dr. Constance B. Nealey Mr. Christopher and Mrs. Monica P. Nelson Ms. Akia J. Nevills Mr. Michael D. Olaiya Mrs. Aurelia H. Orr Dr. Selika R. Owens Mr. Cedric M. Palmer, Jr. Mrs. Gail M. Jenkins-Parker Ms. Andrea M. Lewis-Parker Ms. Joyclen R. Parker Ms. Shionka S. B. Patterson Ms. Florastina L. Payton Mr. Logan H. Perkins Mr. John D. and Mrs. Almeda Brookes Pickard Mrs. Jewell Cobb-Pitts Mr. George R. Plick Mr. Rodrick E. Points Mr. Albert J. and Mrs. Bernadette Porche Mrs. Christine J. Powell Mrs. Janice Seiber Pratt Mrs. Barbara Prejean Mr. Leo D. and Mrs. Shirley Prevost Mrs. Rachelle C. Prevost Ms. Lori S. Price Mrs. Valerie M. Prier Mrs. Cynthia D. Watkins-Rambo Mrs. Lisa A. Fernandez-Richard Mrs. Dora J. Richardson Ms. Oneka Y. Richardson Ms. Gwendolyn A. Ridgley Miss Kelsey D. Riley Mr. Herbert L. and Mrs. Linda B. Roberts Ms. Sonya L. Roberts Ms. Rochelle A. Robicheaux Dr. Candace E. Robinson Mrs. Carolyn E. Robinson Ms. Casey R. Robinson Mrs. Venus Childress Roper Mrs. Melba H. Ross Mr. Frank S. Salario Mrs. Veshunn S. Sanxton Mr. Gerald F. Schumacher Mrs. Sandra C. Scott Ms. Courtney B. Scrubbs Mrs. Wanda Serino Mrs. Rita D. Shelling Matilda H. Shields, Pharm. D. Sr. Mary Rosita Shiosee, S.B.S. Ms. Ingrid N. Sibley Ms. Ida Sidney Drs. Raegan J. Higgins-Siwatu and Kamau O. Siwatu Mr. John F. Smith, Jr. Ms. Kirsten E. Smith Mr. Lamont A. Smith Ms. Marie A. Sonnier Ms. Bertha Sorapuru Ms. Marguerite Spencer Mrs. Ann J. St. Julien

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2012 Dr. Norman C. Francis Benefit Concert Sponsors

Dr. Loren J. Blanchard The Honorable Corinne Claiborne Boggs Mr. William T. and Mrs. Elizabeth Bostick Mrs. Joyce B. Brossett Mr. Brian M. and Mrs. Stacie G. Burns Mr. Johnny and Mrs. Shirley Crear Mr. Keith A. Doley Mr. Bryan L. and Mrs. Conchetta W. Fulton Dr. Rosalind Pijeuax Hale Mr. Smith W. and Mrs. Janice A. Howard Ms. Felicia Y. Lewis Mrs. Sybil Morial Mrs. Alice U. Murchison Mr. Darrel J. and Mrs. Shaun Saizan Mr. Leo P. Sam, Jr. Ms. Joyce M. Sandifer Ms. Monica L. Smith Dr. William and Mrs. Annie Belle Terrell Mr. Trevor K. Thompson Mr. Perry and Mrs. Diane S. Tillman

Gifts of Artwork, Property or Other In-Kind Gift Mr. H. J. Barrow Mr. Alan Marcus Green Mr. Steve A. Prince Mrs. Dianne L. Roebuck

Honor Roll of Donors by Class 1940

Mr. William S. Keyes Mrs. Eunice D. Lear Ms. Bertha Sorapuru

1941

Mrs. Olga B. Platt Lieutenant Colonel Eldridge F. Williams

1942

Mrs. Betty Mott Coles Mrs. Nellrose R. LaPierre

1943

Dr. Olympia Boucree Mrs. Melba Fortune’ Martinez Dr. Louise Guenveur Streat

1944

Mr. John H. Boucree Dr. Dorothy Lee Hawkins Brooks Mrs. Audrey H. Duncan

1945

Professor N. Wiley Browne Mrs. Ruth O. Gordon

1946

Dr. Helen W. Carry Rev. James Feltus, Jr. Mrs. Agatha R. Jones Mrs. Veronica L. Mitchell Mr. William E. Pajaud, Sr. Mrs. Marguerite M. Quintal Mrs. Muriel Wilson

1947

Mrs. Harriet S. Brown Mrs. Rose M. Craft Mr. John Fleming Ms. Natalie Forcia Mrs. Alyce G. King-Hammons Mrs. Elswith C. Mazin Ms. Cecelia V. Medley Mrs. Ethel S. Roane Mrs. Earline S. Wilkerson Mrs. Lorraine G. Williams Mrs. Bernice Wyatt

1948

Honorable Lois G. Bronz Mrs. Beverly B. Broyard Mrs. Shirley G. Burton Mrs. Blanche M. Francis Mrs. Alverna J. Harden Mrs. Laverta C. Jones Mrs. Florence W. Lee Mrs. Rose B. McKendall

Mr. Frank W. Merrick Mrs. Parmalier D. Murphy Mrs. Regina D. Tatum Ms. Adrienne C. Tervalon Mrs. Marian L. Turner Henry S. Wicker, M.D.

1949

Mrs. Lorraine Amos Mrs. Ione Beck Bertrand Mr. Wilford I. Bonner Mrs. Helena W. Burrell Charles P. Felton, M.D. Mrs. Ramona F. Jupiter Mrs. Betty L. Porche Mrs. Melba F. Robertson Mr. Robert H. Simms Mr. Edward Sparrow Mrs. Doris B. Sullivan Mrs. Geraldine B. Washington Mrs. Vera Winston Mr. Joseph F. Zimmerman, Jr.

1950

Dr. Blanche S. Anderson Mr. Winston Burns Dr. Wilbur B. Clarke Mrs. Dolores L. Bergquist-Coye’ Mrs. Pearl Devezin Mrs. Margaret M. Glover Mrs. Leora T. Gonzales Mr. Bennett L. Herrera Ms. Virginia M. Johnson Mr. Basil V. Lewis Mr. Bervis B. McBride, Jr. Mr. Wilbur J. Perez Mr. Edward Pierre Dr. Mason C. Reddix Mrs. Irene B. Richardson Mrs. Ann J. St. Julien Mrs. Wilhelmina A. Stanley Mrs. Beverly P. Tucker

1951

Mrs. Margaret B. Adams Mr. Francis X. Barial Mrs. Ethel Bertrand William H. Bland, M.D. Brigadier General Albert S. Bryant, Sr. Mrs. Marcella C. Collins Ms. Bythelda M. Davis Mrs. Helen B. Drye (Estate Of) Mr. Louis A. Evans Dr. Jesse F. Goodwin Mr. Leo Hall, Jr. Mrs. Janet S. Harrell Mr. Henry L. Holliday Mrs. Vearnealure Holliday Mr. R. George Jackson Mr. Murphy D. Jenkins Mr. Ned R. Kennedy, Jr. Dr. Octavia M. Kennedy Mrs. Lois E. Leblanc Mrs. Gloria W. Mallet Mrs. Joyce M. Martell Mrs. Helen Morrison

Mrs. Vera W. Robert Mr. William D. Simon, Jr. Robert L. Simpson, R.Ph. Mr. James Singleton, Sr. Mr. Albert J. Taylor Dr. Edward R. Washington Mr. John D. Webster

1952

Mr. Dudley G. Auzenne Mrs. Beverly A. Broussard Ms. Mercedese Broussard Mr. Arthur L. Burton, Jr. Mr. Floyd F. Ferguson Dr. Norman C. Francis Mr. William Harris Mrs. Ronee Hawkins Mrs. Mary F. Henry Mrs. Ruby N. Hill Mr. Fred Johnson, Jr. Ms. Harolyn G. Lowe Mr. Merritt P. Marks Mrs. Elouise Conant Martin Mrs. Sybil Morial Mr. Frank T. Penn Mr. Rudolph R. Prioleau Mr. Roy J. Pugh (Estate) Mrs. Ann M. Rawles Mr. Renald J. Richard Mr. Leo P. Sam, Jr. Mrs. Muriel E. Segre Mrs. Vera D. Stevens Mr. Albert J. Thomas Mrs. Lorraine Thomas Mr. Elias J. Williams Mrs. Ruth N. Wilson

1953

Mrs. Consuella M. Broussard Mr. Stanley J. Brue Mrs. Lorraine M. Butler Ms. Helen E. Castenell Mrs. Sue P. Chandler Mrs. Myrtle R. Davis Mrs. Verlie R. DeCay Mrs. Judith G. Johnson Tilden Le Melle, Ph.D. Mr. Halvan J. Lieteau Mr. Andrew A. Mallet Mrs. Gloria Monconduit Mr. Solis Monconduit Dr. James J. Perry Mrs. Claire M. Rhodeman Mr. Gordon B. Sanders Mr. Elmore J. Seraile Dr. Eunice W. Smith Mrs. Kara M. Smith Ms. Estelle M. Williams Dr. Everett J. Williams

1954

Mrs. Lydia S. Adams Mr. Willie J. Alexander Mrs. Shirley Allen Mrs. Marie Bierria Mr. Edmund C. Broussard


Contributors to Excellence Mrs. Aloha M. Collins Mr. Lionel J. Fleury Mrs. Elaine M. Gardner Mrs. Leona Gibbs Mrs. Jetta Harris Mr. Edward J. Lang Mr. Philip T. Lastrapes Mrs. Josie Y. Lewis Mrs. Mercaline Lewis Mrs. Jean S. Lang-Moore Mrs. Barbara Prejean Mr. Benjamin W. Prescott, Jr. Mrs. Helen J. Rachal Mrs. Dora J. Richardson Dr. Charles J. Russell Mr. John F. Smith, Jr. Mr. Ronald J. Stuart Mrs. Germaine G. Vavasseur Mrs. Shirley P. Washington Mr. Willie J. Whisenhunt Mrs. Joyce C. Williams Mrs. Melva B. Williams

1955

Mrs. Gloria Butler Beverly Sr. Doris U. Blum, S.B.S. Mr. Joseph L. Charbonnet, Jr. Mrs. Neola Lewis Clarke Mrs. Jerry A. Domingue Mr. Vidal C. Easton Mrs. Mamie L. Feffie Mrs. A. Doris J. Goins Col. Virgil M. Hardin, M.D. Mrs. Gaylene W. Harris Mrs. Gwendolyn V. Jefferson Mr. George E. Jones Mr. Albert E. Joseph, Jr. Mrs. Dionne H. Lapeyrolerie Mrs. Mary J. Hadnott-Mims Dr. Constance B. Nealey Mrs. Catherine L. Painia Dr. Roland A. Pattillo Mrs. Ursula M. Pollock Mr. Leo D. Prevost, Sr. Mr. Thomas J. Rhodeman, Sr. Mr. McLouis Robinet Mr. Laurence J. Smith Mrs. Blanche D. Stewart Mrs. Carrisse D. Thompson Mrs. Sylvia H. Tureaud Mr. Albert J. Victorianne, Jr. Mr. Hemson Zenon

1956

Mrs. Dorothy W. Baines Mr. Wiley C. Baines, Jr. Mrs. Carolyn K. Bowman Mrs. Lily W. Brunswick Mrs. Mary Kiper Camp Ms. Mildred T. Caro Mrs. Betty J. Casem Mr. Marino H. Casem Mrs. Doris C. Coleman Mr. Edward R. Dalferes, Jr. Dr. Beverly B. Dupre

Mrs. Marion A. Evans Mrs. Dolores L. Fischer Mr. William S. Fischer Mrs. Mildred Young Gardner Mr. Calvin Gilliam Mr. Nathaniel Johnson Mrs. Dorothy M. Labat Mrs. Marie G. Lang Dr. Roy Marrero Mrs. Ethel B. Martin Dr. Lawrence V. McKendell Mrs. Lorraine Millaud Mr. Eugene H. Mills, Jr. Dr. Mildred W. Ollee Mrs. Nina H. Payne Mrs. Stanislaus DePass Rachal Mrs. Louise J. Sonnier Dr. Leslie P. Theard Dr. Lowell P. Theard Mr. Edward S. Thomas Ms. Margaret A. Zimmerman

1957

Mrs. Ruby A. Age Mr. George L. Allen, II Mrs. Lois Alugas Ms. Mary G. Auzenne Ms. Germaine P. Bazzle Mrs. Iris G. Billinger Mr. Wilbert F. Billinger Mr. Alexander R. Brumfield, Jr. Mrs. Clementine B. Cager Mr. Erskine A. Cartwright Mrs. Shirley M. Celestine Mr. Ronald G. Chenier Mr. Johnny Crear Mrs. Lona B. Edwards Mrs. Betty S. Etienne Mr. Lionel J. Forstall Mr. Francis P. Gonzales Mrs. Mary S. Gonzales Mrs. Marlene Gonzalzles Ms. Beverly W. Grant Mr. Willie Green, Jr. Mr. Richard D. Harrison Mrs. Joyce M. Guillion Harte Mrs. Melazie Jacobs Mrs. Margaret Johnson Mrs. Marilyn W. Jones Mrs. Marie Judge Mrs. Shirley M. Judge Mrs. Patricia Kimbrough Mr. John Kirk Ms. Dorothy M. Lastrapes Mr. Leo Lewis Mr. Manuel P. Llorens Mr. Alvin J. Martin, Sr. Mr. Gilbert A. Mathieu Mr. Joseph F. Metoyer Mrs. Aurelia H. Orr Ms. Patricia A. Pajaud Dr. James A. Paschal Mrs. Christine J. Powell Dr. William Powell, Sr. Dr. Matthew Proctor, Jr.

Dr. Dorothy Pugh, RPh. Mr. Gaylord Raymond Mr. Anthony G. Sceau, Jr. Mrs. Ruth V. Schlater Mrs. Edith J. Smith Mr. John Andrew Smith Mr. Henry L. Stewart III Mr. Alexander Tureaud, Jr. Mrs. Fay F. Tureaud Mrs. Melba M. Waddell Mr. J. Ronald Weber Mrs. Anita D. Williams Mrs. Antoinette Williams Mrs. Gloria Williams Dr. Harold T. Wilson Mrs. Marian Wilson

1958

Mr. James A. Alsandor Mr. Billy G. Ambrose Dr. Herbert V. Baptiste, Sr. Dr. Stanley A. Boucree, Sr. Mrs. Jean Brooks Mrs. Yvonne Coulon Mr. Merlin J. Gilyot, Sr. Mr. Norman K. Gueno Mr. Ernest M. Harding Mrs. Elvira D. Henry Mr. Sterling J. Henry, Sr. Mrs. Ella P. Jackson Mrs. Maxine Berteaux-Jackson Mr. Earl F. King Mr. Lionel B. Labeaud Mrs. Edna Leary Mr. Stanley P. Logan Mr. Johnny McCray Mr. Sherril M. Nixon Mr. Isaac Picou Mr. James M. Powell, Jr. Mr. James R. Powell Mrs. Irma Prescott Mrs. Melba H. Ross Mrs. Ann Stuart Mrs. Anne S. Turnbull Mrs. Elizabeth G. Turner Mrs. Hilda C. Williams Mrs. Joan Willis Mr. Edgar H. Woods, Sr.

1959

Mrs. Carole B. Alarcon Mr. Carl A. Blouin, Sr. Mrs. Jean Boutte Mrs. Marie M. Boyd Dr. Sylvester J. Bryan Mr. Calvin P. Casmier Mr. Marion J. Cosey Mrs. Catherine E. Cottles Mr. Milton J. Coulon, Sr. Mrs. Lorraine Sigue Day Dr. Armond A. Devezin Mrs. Ann L. Dixon Mr. Joseph A. Domingue Mrs. Clida Ellison Mr. Walter H. Ennis, III

Mrs. Barbara K. Evans Mr. James T. Houston, Jr. Ms. Mamie R. Johnson Mrs. Ruth E. Kennedy Dr. Joseph A. Labat Mr. Clifton Lee Mr. Beverly Llorens Dr. Peter Louis Mrs. Ursula Merrick Mrs. Portia Montgomery Mrs. Lillian Polk Nash Mrs. Annie F. Ramsey Mrs. Lurylene J. Raymond Dr. Alden H. Reine, Sr. Mrs. Marlene R. Ritch Murray J. Saucier, P.T. Mrs. Rosemary S. Simon Mr. Lionel A. Smith, Sr. Mr. Glendon Taylor Mrs. Iris Trouillier Mrs. Constance M. Williams Mr. Ellsworth A. Wiltz Mrs. M. Wynetta S. Wright

1960

Mr. Joseph D. Babineaux Atty. John M. Blanchard, Sr. Mr. Lloyd X. Creecy Mr. George Etienne Mrs. Rose H. Garment Mrs. Gwendolyn B. Guillmette Mrs. Joy A. Joseph Mr. Robert L. Larkin Mrs. Shirley Frazier Larkin Ms. Alma B. Lyle Mrs. Charmaine L. Marrero Mrs. Helen McKendell Dr. Earl D. Mitchell, Jr. Mrs. Sandra A. Monroe Ms. Dianne R. Pajaud Dr. Julia Bell Quint Dr. Solomon L. Riley, Jr. Ms. Barbara Sapenter Mr. Westley Sholes Ms. Carole L. Tureaud Mr. Louis A. Verret ,Jr. Mrs. Marsha Washington Mrs. Eleanor S. Williams Mr. Thomas H. Williams Dr. Charmaine Young

1961

Mr. Edward C. Anderson Mr. Curtis A. Baham Mr. Joseph Boucree Mrs. Sheila Boucree Mrs. Dolores J. Clark Mr. Thomas J. Donald Mr. Kenneth Evans Mr. Verbie C. Florence Ms. Julie S. Griffin Mrs. Marjorie Hamilton Mr. John C. Holmes Mr. Charles A. Honore Mr. Sylvester Hosey

Ms. Hyacinth H. Hutchinson Dr. Justin M. Kelly Dr. Lester A. Lee Dr. George J. McKenna, III Mrs. Shirley A. Williams Anderson-Napier Mr. Wellington T. Pitts Mr. Robert C. Price, Sr. Mr. Clarence W. Rollerson Mrs. Joan V. Roussell Mrs. Lois M. Roux Dr. Vincent J. Roux Mr. Leslie G. Sudbury Mrs. Jeannette N. Tancock Mrs. Annie-Belle W. Terrell Dr. William Terrell, Jr. Mrs. Beverly Thompson Mrs. Etta Tricksey Mr. Otis Washington Mr. Clarence L. White Ms. Jimmie C. Wickham Mrs. Mary T. Williams

1962

Ms. Brenda J. August Mrs. Bobbie B. Anderson Mrs. Aurelia B. Arceneaux Mrs. Catherine W. Arnaud Mr. Armand L. Bertrand, Jr. Mr. Richard Boseman Mrs. Gloria Collins Rev. Joseph M. Conrad, Jr. Mrs. Marilyn Degrasse Mrs. Doris T. Dejoie Mrs. Marguerite Rey Florent Mrs. Myra P. Frost Mrs. Dianne Gaines Mrs. Barbara A. Gibbons Mr. Michael J. Gourrier Dr. Adrienne A. Hanson Mrs. Bonita B. Harris Mrs. Anna S. Harrison Mrs. Wanda Bazile Hewitt Sr. Barbara Hughes C.S.J. Mrs. Serena J. Hunter Mr. Jack Hurry, Jr. Mrs. Barbara B. Jackson Mrs. Evelyn L. Johnson Mr. Theodore J. Jones Mrs. Arlette C. Labostrie Mrs. Gloria Larche Mrs. Eleanor M. Leak Mrs. Abbie LeCesne Mr. Errol M. Lecesne Mrs. Carolyn M. Lee Mrs. Leslie I. Lee Mrs. Linda A. Merrick Mrs. Lucille C. Payne Mrs. Beverly A. Bouligny Powell Mrs. Lynda Prampin Ms. Wanda L. Preuss Mrs. Lynne K. Raphael Mrs. Wanda Serino Mr. Lawrence A. Taylor Mrs. Sydonia E. Davis-Taylor

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Honor Roll of Donors Mrs. Theresa W. Threet Mrs. Evangeline H. Tierney Dr. Frederick M. Toca, Sr. Mr. James O. Wadley Dr. Donald D. Weddington Mr. King S. Wells Mrs. Carolyn Ross Wilson

1963

Mrs. Barbara F. May Carolyn Brown Block-Arnelle, Ph.D. Mrs. Mabel F. Bailey Mrs. Diane S. Blanks Mrs. Joycelyn L. Burnett Mr. Joseph H. Carstarphen Mrs. Joan Clark Dr. Joseph W. Davis Mrs. Barbara C. Duhe Mrs. Marion A. Ellis Mr. Joseph Hall Mrs. Carolyn Lawson Ms. Veronica A. Malone Mrs. Myrna R. Malveaux Patricia D. Morris, Ph.D. Mrs. Elise T. Nicholls Ms. Ann R. Parfaite Mr. George R. Plick Mrs. Sondra C. Reine Mrs. Lila Riley Mr. Herbert L. Roberts, Jr. Mrs. Olivia A. Toca Cynthia B. Vernon, Ph.D. Mrs. Inez D. Williams Mrs. Johnnie Vickerstaff-Williams

1964

Mrs. Johnnie P. Cole Mrs. Nancy B. Cortez Mrs. Elaine L. Dais Mrs. Elvera M. Feist Dr. Paul R. Goodwin Mrs. Nicole F. Hardin Mrs. Imogene V. Harrell Mrs. Janice R. Howard Mr. Smith W. Howard, Jr. Sheila Stiles Jewell, Ph.D. Mrs. Darrilyn T. Lawrence Mrs. Yvette Monette Mrs. Anna Rita Smith Scott Mr. Sterling A. Simon Mrs. Yvonne Narcisse Watts

1965

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Mr. Joseph L. Allison Tommy E. Bowman, D.D.S. Mrs. Cheryl B. Broussard Mr. Edward J. Broussard Dr. Arthur C. Coleman Mrs. Sarah Coleman Mr. Frank L. Daggs Mrs. Janice A. Deville Atty. William H. Harris, Jr. Mr. Albert J. Porche Mrs. Sandra M. Prampin Mr. Errol J. Simmons Mrs. Shirley V. Weaver

Ms. Joyce M. Whitfield

1966

Mrs. Verta M. Mar Ms. Lora L. Antoine Mrs. Joyce B. Brossett Ms. Phyliss S. Gaines Mr. Wilfred G. Gaspard Mrs. Louaunne W. Gilyot Mrs. Elaine Henderson Mr. John P. Hoggatt Mrs. Lynn Julien- Hoggatt Mrs. Linda L. Milton Mrs. Glenda Rankin Mrs. Charlotte H. Wooten Mrs. Winifred D. Wright

1967

Mrs. Kanika U. Ajanaku Mrs. Anna Bachemin Mrs. Diane Verrett Bynum Mr. Edward Cherrie, Jr. Lt. Cdr. Thomas E. Dean Mrs. Bernadine P. Dupre Ms. Myrtle W. Ferrande Mrs. Carol Gaudin Gaignard Mr. Robert F. Gibbs Mrs. Genelle Gibson Mrs. Connie C. Goodly Mr. Harold B. Henderson Ms. Barbara J. Hicks Mr. William “Butch” M. Holmes, Jr. Mr. William A. Ingram Mrs. Cosette West Kaufman Mr. Larry L. King Mrs. Linda L. King Mr. Rudy V. King Mr. Jerrol Larrieu Dr. Myra M. Lewis Ms. Kathleen M. Manuel Mrs. Rosary Martin Ms. Brendolyn M. McKenna Mrs. Elodie R. Murray Ms. Frances Parker Errol J. Quintal, Sr., M.D. Mrs. Chalita B. Robinson Mrs. Marlene C. Robinson Mr. Charles L. Shaffer Mrs. Anne H. Thibodeaux Mr. Alvin T. Wilkins, Jr. Mrs. Janice Wilkins Mrs. Sandra J. Zimmerman Mr. X. Kembo Zunzanyika

1968

Archie Andrews, Ph.D. Mr. Kenneth W. Boyd Mr. Robert Brown Mr. William B. Broyard Mr. Bernard L. Bynum, Jr. Mrs. Lolita V. Cherrie Mr. James L. Currence Mrs. Yvonne M. Darensbourg Mrs. Iris D. Davis Mr. Keith A. Doley Agnes Donahue, D.D.S., MSD, MPH

Dr. Jacquelyn C. Franklin Mr. Louis C. Gaignard Ms. Brenda V. Gibson Mr. James D. Guidry Mrs. Janice Heard-Guidry Dr. Alfred J. Guillaume, Jr. Mrs. Sandra F. Guillory Mrs. Andrea Taylor-Harris Mr. Reginald Harris Mrs. Patricia Heisser Mr. Theodore W. Johnson Mr. Samuel Jumpiere, III Mrs. Philomena D. Lawson Mrs. Pearl Algere-Lonian Dr. Marie V. McDemmond Atty. Dwight D. Murray Mrs. Faye Williams Penny Mr. John P. Quinn Dr. Fred J. Sambrone, Jr. Mrs. Annetta M. Walker Mrs. Janice Labeaud Wash

Deacon Larry L. Calvin Ms. Brenda R. Chapman Mr. Tomy B. Chennat Mrs. Dedra L. Gourdine-Davis Mr. Carroll L. Frank Mr. Lloyd A. Gavion, Jr. Mrs. Olga Hartman Mrs. Le’Anza M. Jordan Dr. Myrtly R. Joyner Mr. Charles Kennedy, Jr., CFP Mrs. Ella M. Lewis Mrs. Rhesa O. McDonald Dr. Jill E. McGovern Mr. Hubert J. Morton, Esq. Mrs. Cynthia D. Watkins-Rambo Herbert J. Richardson, Jr., P.D. Mrs. Rosemary G. Walker Mrs. Lonnie Wallace Mr. Richard J. Washington Mrs. Gwendolyn H. Whitner Valerie P. Wilson, Ph.D.

1969

1971

Mr. Carroll S. Antoine Mrs. Mary C. Beaubien Mr. Wayne J. Benjamin Mr. Kenneth J. Broussard Mrs. Olivia M. Broussard Mr. Lester A. Caliste, Jr. Ms. Barbara J. Carmon Mr. Frederick J. Carter Mrs. Joyce J. Carter Mrs. Inez Hale-Cassimere Mrs. Lynn S. Crean Mr. William J. Deville Mr. Edgar R. Edwards, Sr. Mr. Charles F. Eldridge Mr. James Elmore Mr. Michael Glapion Dr. Rosalind Pijeuax Hale Dr. William Hanks, Jr. Mrs. Virginia T. Hardy Mrs. Tommiette Ingram Mrs. Isabelle McCants Dr. Ruth E. Neal Mrs. Monica P. Nelson Mr. Wayman Powell III Mrs. Yvonne C. Repps Mrs. Charlene W. Robins Ms. Paula T. Saizan Mr. Calvin S. Tregre Ms. Paulette W. Wagner Mrs. Cassandre K. Wallace Mr. Lloyd H. Wallace, Jr. Mr. Dane B. Warren Mrs. Karen DeGrange Watkins

1970

Mr. Clarence M. Allen, Jr. Mrs. Linda L. Anderson Mrs. Anatalie W. Bachemin Dr. Ann R. Barbre Mrs. Romona Baudy Ms. Camillia B. Bell Mrs. Gilda D. Boyd

Rev. Kenneth J. Brown Mrs. Willie P. Chaffers Mrs. Alva Chase Mrs. Jennifer Colbert Mr. Patrick G. Dean Mrs. Kathleen M. Doley Mr. Victor A. Dubuclet, III, J.D. Mr. Claude Elmore Ms. Cecilia A. Golson Mr. James H. Gordon Ms. Jacqueline Jeffrey Mrs. Elaine K. Johnson Ms. Sherrill F. Jones Mr. Livingstone T. Lewis, Jr. Mr. John E. McKinnon, Jr. Mrs. Lois F. Mills Ms. Linda T. Molezion Mr. Joseph H. Morgan Mr. Darrel J. Saizan, Jr. Mrs. Alma M. Shepard Ms. Antoinette Square Mrs. Rilma Thibodeaux Mrs. Carolyn Thomas Mr. Perry Tillman, III Mrs. Judith Whitt

1972

Mr. William S. Allen, Jr. Mr. Charles E. Anderson Mrs. Rita Boskent Lt. Cdr. Andre’ Le Gras Boutte’ Ms. De Etra Branch Mr. Michael P. Breaud Mr. Terence C. Brown Dr. Dianna Mosley-Burns Mrs. Fannie L. Bush, RPh Dr. Lynette S. Causey Mr. James A. Cousin Mrs. Daisy Cummings Mr. Douglas Cunningham Mrs. Yauna Hopkins Dailey Mr. Ronnie Davis

Mrs. Sharon L. Donato Dr. Ronald Dorris Mr. Emilo J. Dupre Mrs. Karen S. Edwards Mrs. Cheryl B. Elmore Mrs. Clarissa Evans Mr. Ronald C. Guidry, Sr. Mr. Nelson J. Jean, III Mrs. Ruth C. Jean Mr. Leon L. Johnson, Jr. Dr. Orien D. Joseph Ms. Justina M. Lafitte Ms. Ruth C. McGee Mr. L. J. Melton, III Ms. Sharon A. Metoyer Jones Mrs. Linda G. Narcisse Mrs. Stephanie R. Navarre Mr. Gregory Pappion Mrs. Roseanna F. Pappion Ms. Juliet T. Robertson Mrs. Ellen D. Decou-Robinson Mr. Herbert J. Thomas, Jr. Mrs. Nellie Thomas Mr. Gerard M. Victor Mrs. Carolyn W. White Mr. Philip J. White, Jr. Mrs. Diane Bailey Woods

1973

Capt. Eugenia Foster Adams, Ret. Mrs. Joline Allen Mrs. Linda Bailey Mr. Irvin C. Blackburn Mrs. Wanda M. Blackburn Mrs. Rayna M. Brooks Dr. Bobby Burkes Ms. Ann P. Carter Dr. Ponjola Coney Mr. Alvin S. Deloach Mr. Nathaniel L. Edmond Dr. Coleridge T. Franklin, Jr. Mrs. Toni B. Vernon-Glasper Ms. Josephine R. Grier Mrs. Ra’Nell A. Davis Hale Mr. George E. Johnson Mrs. Shirley F. Labbe Mrs. Cynthia Sylvain-Lear Mr. John H. Lee Mrs. Cheryl Lewis Ms. Myrtle G. Lucas Mr. Vernon E. Martin, Jr. Mrs. Carolyn J. Davis-McLain Mrs. Gail Melton Mrs. Ann Nell R. Miller Mrs. Avis Sinegal Moore Dr. James W. Moore Mr. Johnny S. Narcisse Ms. Joyclen R. Parker Ms. Debra M. Richardson Mr. Curley L. Rogers Ms. Marguerite Spencer Mrs. Yvonne Davis Stepter Sr. Patricia Suchalski, S.B.S. Mr. Melvin F. Thompson Mr. Erroll C. Trouillier


Contributors to Excellence Mrs. Jean A. Benjamin-Vappie Mrs. Christina M. Ward

1974

Mrs. Thais F. Ardoin Dr. Gwendolyn C. Catchings Ms. Doris Davis Mrs. Monica L. Davis Ms. Druescellar P. Dumas Elder Peggy A. Gibson Mr. Larry L. Isles Mr. Bobby Johnson Mrs. Michaelle B. Jones Mr. Martin Lecour Mr. Adam K. Lemieux, Jr. Dr. David R. Miller Mr. Chester W. Mitchell Mrs. Alice U. Murchison Mr. Michael D. Owens Mr. Alvin R. Styles Mrs. Lee Anna Washington

1975

Mr. Wilbert C. Antoine, Jr., CPA Mr. Ronald Clark Mr. Milton Coleman Ms. Janet M. Davis Mrs. Judy Saizan Dawson Mr. Wendell M. Dupuy Mrs. Christine A. Edmond Donzell Floyd, R.Ph. Mr. Henry J. Glover, Sr. Mr. Henry A. Grant, Jr. Mrs. Vivian Broussard Guillory Mr. Lionel Hampton (Estate) Ernest W. Jackson, D.M.D. Ms. Shellie Jean Dr. Jennifer C. Allen Johnson Mr. Leroy Labbe Mrs. Veronica K. Ledeaux Dr. Karen R. Lewis Mrs. Lonnie Lewis Mr. Kenneth C. Marchand Mrs. Jo Ann McCullough Rev. John L. McCullough Mrs. Patricia L. McFarlin Mrs. Shelia B. Motley Ms. Belinda W. Rodgers Mrs. Denise T. Scott Mr. Cephas Shepard Mr. Ruddley J. Thibodeaux

1976

Mr. John Q. Adams Ms. Denise B. Barbarin Dr. Kenneth G. Boutte, Sr. Mrs. Linda G. Chevis Mr. Ronnie C. Collier, Sr. Mr. Keith A. Dawson Mrs. Gail M. Carter-Dennis Mrs. Denise M. Falgout Mr. Melvin Gaines Dr. Dwight A. Green Mrs. Wanda Howard Mr. Percy Johnson Mrs. Dianne Jupiter

Mr. Lionel J. Jupiter Ms. Paula M. Kelly The Honorable Moon Landrieu Mrs. Janet Manego Dr. Ambrose M. Martin, III Mrs. Linda Pye Quintal Sr. Mary Rosita Shiosee, S.B.S. Mrs. Debra G. Shropshire Doris J. Strode, R.Ph. Mrs. Joyce Guilbeau Taylor Mr. Larry E. Thomas Ms. Sandra Victor Dr. Michael G. White Ms. Vickie E. Williams

1977

Mrs. Carla D. Gibson Baker Ms. Donzella Barthelemy Mrs. Evelyn Lawrence-Benjamin Ms. Bonnita Boone Mrs. Joycelyn Lindsey-Butler Mr. Melvin K. Butler Mr. Benjamin E. Cannon Mr. Lucien S. Charlot, Jr. Mrs. Mary Hanshaw Cooley Ms. Bonita M. Cuillier Mrs. Adrienne A. Davis, Esq. Ms. Shelia M. Debose Mr. Gary M. DeGrange Mr. Darrell M. Dupuy Mr. Cedric J. Falgout Dr. Gerald E. Farmer Mrs. Lisa Epps-Farmer Mr. Anthony L. Francis Mrs. Barbara W. Walker-Franklin Mrs. Judith Smith Hamilton Mrs. Pennye M. Dawkins-Hamilton Mrs. Patricia R. Reynard-Hightower Ms. Priscilla E. Hydell Mr. Harry E. Johnson, Sr., Esq. Ms. Juanita Jones Mrs. Gwendolyn E. Ball-Julien Ms. Sharon R. Kennedy Mr. John C. Lemelle Mrs. Manya C. Louis Ms. Ivy E. Mathieu Mrs. Cynthia J. Pender McCarthy Mr. Dwight R. McGhee Mrs. Sheila Cureaux-McGhee Dr. Gwenesta B. Melton Mrs. Rosalyn Y. Hopson-Milledge Mr. Harlin L. Miller Mrs. Dolores Lang-Moffett Dr. Kenneth E. Nixon Col. Gregory Phillips Mrs. Jewell Cobb-Pitts Mr. David E. Powell Mr. Clifford L. Provost Mrs. Stephanie M. Waddell-Pulley Mr. Darryl E. Rouson Mrs. Edita H. Scott Ms. Angela M. Simon Mr. Philip Augustine Stelly , Jr. Mrs. Gertrude Perkins Taylor Ms. Vanessa M. Vavasseur

Dr. John Ware Mrs. Sheila Blouin-Washington

1978

Dr. Sanders Wofford Anderson Dr. Theodore G. Atkinson, III Mrs. Cheryl W. Boykins Mr. Darryl R. Boykins Malcolm Broussard, RPh. Mr. Brian M. Burns Ms. Julie C. Chenier Mrs. Kathleen K. DeGrange Mrs. Veronica Farve Mr. Carl A. Gordon Mrs. Melanie B. Holland Mrs. Kristi G. Hubbard Ms. Andrea L. Jackson Mr. Charles I. Nero Tondia L. Richardson, Pharm D. Ms. Sandra L. Sails Mrs. Petrinella Sowell

1979

Dr. Troy L. Baldwin Mrs. Clara P. Carey Dr. Lorena S. Chicoye Mr. Keith E. Decay Mrs. Merilynn B. Donelon Mr. Daniel R. Driver Mrs. Sharon Winder Gex Mr. Linus A. Igbokwe Mrs. Sherrie B. Littlejohn Ms. Adrianne P. Mitchell Geralynn M. Reine, M.D. Mr. James J. Reisinger Mrs. Shaun R. Saizan Ms. Joyce M. Sandifer Ms. Marie A. Sonnier Mrs. Tara M. Sutton Mrs. Elaine M. Walton

1980

Ms. Bernadette M. August Mr. Henry C. Alexander, III Mrs. Talita A. Allison Mr. Jay D. Aronowitz Ms. Stacey M. Bastian Mr. Randy C. Bellizan Mr. Robert M. Brooks II Mr. Willie J. Caffey Jr. Mrs. Rhonda L. Davis Ms. Adonica J. Domino Mrs. Harriet D. Duronslet Mr. Byron V. Duvall Ms. Charmagne M. Eady Mrs. Janice M. Florent Mr. Herman Grier, Jr. Mrs.Terralene T. Igbokwe Ms. Sarah A. Jones Dr. Mary L. Gauthier-Lewis Mrs. Joycelyn A. Bigard-Lyles Mr. Geoffrey T. Marshall Mr. Henry L. Mitchell Mrs. Cynthia Ball Nixon Mrs. Almeda Pickard Mrs. Vickie L. Powell M.S.

Ms. Patric Ray Dr. Tanya M. Robinson Mr. Kevin M. Saberre Mr. Randall Schexnayder Mr. Wayne A. Steele, Sr. Ms. Gail L. Thomas Phyllis E. Weaver, R.Ph. Mr. Jerome L. Williams

1981

Mr. Joseph D. Antee Dr. Walton M. Byrnes Ms. Geneva W. Coleman Mrs. Karen E. Durand Mr. John L. Finley III Dr. Pamela Payne Foster Mr. Derrick E. Gaddis Mrs. Gertrude Hagan Mr. Bruce A. Hines Mr. Larry E. Jefferson Mr. Thomas A. Lee Mrs. Victoria Y. Granger-Pearson Mr. Bernard Rankins, Jr. Mrs. Melonie A. Coleman-Richard Ms. Wanda M. Ripoll Mrs. Johnetta McMillan-Royster Ms. Cathy J. Smiley Dr. John H. Walker Ms. Sharon J. Zealey

1982

Mr. Timothy J. Adams Ms. Paula M. Bolds Ms. Leslie M. Bourgeois Kaye Y. Adams-Browne, D.D.S. Mrs. Dana Holden Campbell Mr. Michael D. Campbell Mr. Terrence M. Coleman Mr. Donald C. Collins Mrs. Savitra A. Collins Ms. Consuela M. Colston Mr. Kenny J. Decay Ms. Marianne DeGrange Ms. Carol J. Dotson Mrs. Toni White Douglas Dr. Rochelle H. Dunham Mr. Kelvin P. Esters Mr. Bryan L. Fulton Ms. Luella E. Gombako Dr. Mark A. Green Ms. Yvonne D. Guice Mr. Vaughan M. Harris Mrs. Etta L. Hawkins Ms. Valencia Hawkins Mrs. Mary L. Shepard-Hodge Ms. Avis J. Jackson Judge Brian A. Jackson Mrs. Denise N. Jackson Plas T. James, M.D. Atty. John H. Kitchings, Jr. Mrs. Cheryl D. Lacabe Ms. Alisha C. LaRoche Mrs. Jacqueline A. Mabece Mrs. Rhonda J. Marshall, RPh. Dr. Gerilyn A. Metoyer

Ms. Angela N. Milligan Ms. Clarissa G. Parker Mrs. Gail M. Jenkins-Parker Mrs. Valerie M. Prier Mrs. Lisa A. Fernandez-Richard Ms. Erica L. Sanders Mrs. Veshunn S. Sanxton Mrs. and Mr. Susan A. Stewart Ms. Renay Stovall Mr. Stanley S. Strauss Mrs. Audrey Pinera-Tanner Mrs. Crystal Jones Taylor Mrs. Gaynielle T. Troutman Mr. Gregory J. Wendling Dr. DeLisa T. Williams

1983

Dr. John S. Adams, Sr. Dr. Marion L. Carroll III Atty. David L. Coleman, II Ms. Terri L. Gaston Mr. Norman G. Gobert Dr. Jarvis B. Jacobs Dr. Pamela G. Jones Mrs. Lisa L. McClain Mrs. Emma Barnett Moore Dr. Glenn L. Morgan Judith Alexander Nash, M.D. Mrs. Kaye L. Rolland Mrs. Joann S. Taylor Mrs. Monica P. Taylor Ms. Ella T. Williams

1984

Dr. Michael Adeleke Ms. Arlene A. Aranha Dr. Loren J. Blanchard Mrs. Elizabeth Bostick Mr. Joseph A. Brooks, Jr. Mr. Brent A. Cooper Mr. Andre S. Farve Mrs. Lynn Smith-Foxworth Mrs. Shirley P. Grigsby Ms. Beverly A. Hawkins Mrs. Robin K. Lewis-Jackson Mrs. Nannette C. Keller Treva A. Lee, Ph.D. Ms. Angela H. Misshore Ms. Gwendolyn A. Ridgley Dr. Sherril M. Rieux, M.D. Mrs. Kamala Rimmey Rear Admiral (Ret.) Stephen W. Rochon Dr. Dereck J. Rovaris Dr. Monica O. Watts Dr. Michon Wyche

1985

Mrs. Dionne G. Barnum Ms. Christina M. Brown Dr. Evita G. Bynum Dr. Vivian D. Campbell Mrs. Kimela W. Cox, Esq. Mrs. Janice A. Dupuy Dr. Holly Bastian-Francis Mrs. Conchetta W. Fulton

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1986

Dr. Michelle Bell Boissiere Mrs. Darrilyn P. Broussard Ms. Ursula M. Brown Mrs. Michele J. Busby Ms. Judy K. Caldwell Mrs. Janice M. Knight-Cooper Ms. Donna K. Crawford Ms. Shirley E. Everett Ms. Ann Fowlkes Ms. Veronica L. Harrison Mrs. Terry Scott Jones Ms. Phyllis C. King (Estate) Mrs. Andrea C. Loyd Mr. Kenneth W. Loyd Mrs. Patricia W. Marshall Mr. Randall McHenry Ms. Bonnie McKenna Mr. Marvin N. Miles Mrs. Ann J. Mitchell Dr. Howard J. Raphael Mrs. Ruby F. Robinson Mr. Howard Rollins, Jr. Dr. Rachel Baranco-Strawn Ms. Claudette L. Terry

1987

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Dr. Cabrini S. March Ms. Beverly K. Addison Belinda B. Alexander, M.D. Mr. Charles A. Boudreaux Ms. Elease M. Bradford Mrs. Dione M. Joseph-Breckenridge Ms. Felicia M. Broussard Mrs. Alicia M. Cantrell Tracy M. Crear, D.D.S. Dr. Carla G. Gayle Mr. Troy D. Gray, Sr. Mr. Trent S. Heisser Mr. Everett P. Jacobs Dr. Jennifer H. Jacobs Mr. Gerard P. Johnson Derrick D. Jones, M.D. Marlah H. Mardis ,M.D. Dr. Christopher Marrero Mr. Shelvin L. Moore Ms. Dianthia L. Patrick Mr. Eugene A. Priestley Mrs. Damita T. Williams-Swanson Dr. Richele T. Theodore Mrs. Penny T. Victorian

Mr. Jon G. Williams Dr. Clarice A. Wimberly Ms. Verna Yancy

1988

Dr. Monica L. Sinegal-Anigbogu Mrs. Monica B. Bennett Mr. John L. Bovastro, Jr. Mr. Reginald M. Chandler Mrs. La Juana Gauff Chenier Mr. Milton L. Childs Ms. Evella M. Chretien Dr. Ingenue F. Cobbinah Ms. Aleta De Clouet Dr. Samuel Dosumu Mr. Stanley B. Gaddis Mrs. Arlene Caitone-Harper Mrs. Deidra R. Harper Jennifer L. Lapeyrolerie, M.D. Mrs. Brenda Robinson Lashley Mr. Thomas Mabece Mrs. Angela D. Moore Rev. Jeffery M. Ott, OP Ms. Andrea M. Lewis-Parker Dr. Jacques P. Pascal Mrs. Lisa C. Porter Dr. Paula R. Rhodes Geoffrey G. Selvage, Pharm D. Donovan J. Smith, D.D.S. Mr. Robert Taylor, Jr.

1989

Ms. Debbie Bissett Mrs. Alaine De Myers Mrs. Michelle G. Gobert Mr. Terence A. Green Mrs. Tereasa A. Grimmette Vernora D. Hightower, M.D. Dr. Mark A. Jamison Ms. Cassandra R. Jenkins Mr. Marc V. Kennedy Mrs. Audrey S. Lee Ms. Michelle A. Lherisse-Smith Dr. Huey P. Madison, II Ms. Lisa M. Margerum Mr. Donnell Moore Mr. Ventress S. Newport Mrs. Katherine T. Nicolay Mrs. Lisa Nicholls Ripoll Mrs. Donna S. Robinson Angela M.W. Thanyachareon, Esq. Mrs. Miriam G. Titus Paul E. Toth, R.Ph. Dr. Elizabeth O. Unachukwu Mr. Paul J. Waddell Dr. Rodrek E. Williams Mrs. Sheila L. Irions-Williams

1990

Mr. Reginald Alex Lt. Col. Augustine S. Aruna Mr. Lyndon J. Barrois Mr. David L. Bell Dr. Nichole M. Bauknight-Boles Ms. Vivian W. Boutte Ouida M. Collins, M.D.

Mr. Houston Gilliand, Jr. Mrs. Gisele A. Goff Mr. Dwain L. Hall Mr. Lawrence C. Houston Ms. Joan G. Johnson Dr. Georgette A. Khalil Mr. Troy A. Ladmirault, Sr. Dr. Lance C. LaMotte Ms. Tanya L. Lombard Ms. Anita J. Miller Dr. Vuyisile T. Nkomo Ms. Candyce M. Simpson-Pecot Mrs. Linda B. Roberts Deidra T. Rondeno, D.D.S., P.C. Mrs. Alana A. Sarrazin, RPh. Matilda H. Shields, Pharm. D. Dr. Odessa K. Spraggins Dr. David A. Travillion Shuana K. Tucker, Ph.D. Mr. Patrick A. Victorian Ms. Miriam J. Wilbon

1991

Ms. Greer T. Adams Mrs. Lynelle Payne Batiste Mrs. Sonya L. Bradford Ms. Andrea D. Foster Ms. Tijuana L. Freeman Mrs. Roxanne M. Green Ms. Jeanine A. Jackson Dr. Kimberly Hardy LaMotte Dr. Clarence S. Lewis, Jr. Mr. Randy G. McKee, Esq. Dr. Nicole A. Padmore Dr. Sonya F. White-Porter Ms. Raina T. Sullivan Mr. Trevor K. Thompson Mr. Frederick Toca, Jr. Mrs. Markitta J. Travillion Mrs. Karen M. Whitfield Mr. Roderick L. Whitfield Ms. Greta D. Williams Dr. Adrian Woods

1992

Mrs. Nedra A. Alcorn Janeen R. Azare, Ph.D. Ms. Achontyrausi Y. Bell Mrs. Aissatou A. Sidime-Blanton The Honorable Corinne Claiborne Boggs Dr. Yvonne C. Collins, M.D. Mrs. Heidi L. Daniels Ms. Tunicia Giron Deloney Dr. Sabrina M. Echols-Elliott Dr. Kathryn L. Elmore Ms. Maritza E. Ford Mrs. Wendy M. Gatlin Ms. Anna L. Green Ms. June R. Griffin Mr. Ron D. Grimmette Ms. Katherine W. Grinstead Mrs. Donna Clark Hall Sarita M. Henry, D.D.S. Mr. Dannton C. Jackson

Marilyn Jones, M.D. Ms. Tina M. Jones Regina R. Whitfield Kekessi, M.D., MPH Mrs. Linda J. Reddick-Lewis Mrs. Tracy M. Lotten Mr. Khristopher W. Loyd Lisa T. Gibson-McKee, M.D. Mrs. Gertrude L. Muecke Mr. Edwin J. Muldrow Ms. Joanne M. Navarre Mrs. Dawn Marie Montgomery-Otis Mr. Larry D. Perkins Ms. Melody M. Robinson Mr. Frank S. Salario Dr. Marilyn D. Saulsbury Dr. Donna L. Scott Dr. Gregory L. Shannon Ms. Ida Sidney Ms. Cynthia C. Smith Mr. Derrick T. Spears Mrs. Charmagne Turpeau Mr. Godwin C. Umejiaku

1993

Dr. Rondall E. Allen Mr. Charles E. Amos, Jr. Mr. Allister D. Arnold Mrs. Reneathia P. Baker Mr. Keith T. Barker, M.S. Dr. Jhan Doughty Berry Mr. Percy L. Bland, III Mr. Randall N. Boseman Mr. Omar H. Buckner Mr. Robert E. Burnette, Jr. Ms. Cintrella K. Carter Mrs. Lynette A. Dupuy-Dukes Dr. Michelle R. Easton Mr. David Elliott III Mrs. Karen V. Evans Ms. Donielle Smith Flynn Mr. N. Sundiata Haley, Esq. Dr. Rachel Davis-Haley Ms. Willia M. Hatter Dr. Lindi Randall-Hayes Dr. Tasha R. Inniss Ms. Keli D. Jackson Patrice P. Jean, Ph.D. Mrs. Leontyne Parks Jones Dr. Eric G. Kline Mrs. Shauntell R. Kline Ms. Kristen R. Labat Ms. Jennifer M. Lear Ms. Felicia Y. Lewis Dr. Willie L. Lewis Mrs. Nicole Louis Mr. Christopher A. Moore, R.Ph. Ms. Delia C. Morgan Ms. Lori S. Price Evelyn V. Pryor, M.D. Ms. Sonya L. Roberts Mrs. Lisa W. Robertson ,R.Ph. Mrs. Gia B. Soublet Ms. Stacy E. Stepney Gay M. Story, M.D.

Mrs. Malika G. Millican-Tatum Mr. Bonnie W. Thomas, Jr. Mrs. Marilyn A. VanDergriff Ms. Latonia R. Viverette Mr. William J. Washington II Mrs. Alison R. Netter Williams Ms. Marie C. Williams, Esq. Mrs. Tracee Massey-Williams Ms. Carlene D. Wilson Mr. Paul H. Young

1994

Dr. Katrice A. Albert Dr. Tonja R. Austin Dr. Anthony L. Buckles Mrs. Sarletha Ann Clark Ms. Tiera S. Coston, Esq. Mrs. Ultra R. Fredericks Mrs. Lolita T. Grant Mrs. Melissa Smith Haley Mrs. Martha Harris Mr. Charles Hunter Dr. John H. Jackson, IV Ms. Alisa D. Orduna Mr. Rodrick E. Points Mrs. Sandra C. Scott Mr. Andrew K. Thigpen Mrs. Shoneka Norwood Thomas Mrs. Voris N. Vigee Dr. Chequita S. Williams, M.D.

1995

Ms. Antoinette M. Bannister Dr. Nicole E. Mourillon-Brown Mr. Cherraenza J. Brumfield Ms. Allassia Y. Burns Ms. Michelle L. Curry Colette M. Dominique, M.D. Mr. Alvin J. Ferrouillet, Jr. Kendra L. Forbes, Pharm. D. Dr. Otis Gowdy, Jr. Dr. Karen J. Gray Mr. Okyeame Haley, Esq. Dr. Kim M. Hardy Ms. Kendra E. Harmon Dr. Jazmine A. Harris Dr. Sarita N. Hithe Mr. Allen C. Miller Dr. Ida L. Rose-Mize Dawud A. Muhaimin, D.D.S. Ms. Devereaux L. Nollie Dr. Jarret R. Patton Mr. Duan L. Pierce Mrs. Rachelle C. Prevost Ms. Kimberly M. Reese Miss Anisha L. Roussel Reginald O. Salter, D.D.S. Ms. Claricia J. Shepherd Mr. Chris E. Simmons Mrs. Demetria F. Sloan Mr. Lamont A. Smith Ms. Alisa R. Thomas Mrs. Kendra Woodard Tircuit Dr. Carlos J. Vital Dr. Karla Lewis Vital


Contributors to Excellence Dr. Alison A. Wright Mrs. Lisa Abrams Young

1996

Mr. Langston S. Adams Mr. Richard A. Butler Ms. LaKeeta H. Campbell Dr. Stephanie Carmicle-Davis Dr. Michael A. Dietrich Mrs. Cher D. Ferrouillet Mrs. Laquita D. Garnett Ms. Felice J. Glapion Mrs. Kimberlee Coleman Henderson Ms. Dalila E. Kennedy Mr. Alden J. Laborde Ms. Renee D. Markham Mr. Corey D. McCray Sr. Maryann P. McHugh, C.S.J. Mrs. Mary M. McKinnon Ms. Jacquelyn F. McMillan Dr. Tasha L. Merritt Mrs. Imani D. Miller Mr. Donald R. Naylor, Jr., Esq. Mr. Steven B. Phung Mr. Gerald F. Schumacher Dr. Bridget D. Williams-Simmons Dr. Camille Stokes Dr. Myiesha D. Taylor Dr. Roderick O. Thornton Mr. James B. Tillman Dr. Anisa Ssengoba-Ubogu Mrs. Aleta C. Waters Dr. Marlon A. Watkins Dr. Janel Bailey Wheeler Dr. Krystene W. Woodard

1997

Mrs. Kathleen Dorsey Bellow Dr. Thaddeus A. Blue Mr. Raymond A. Brown Ms. Danielle S. Burrell Ms. Michelle W. Carter Mrs. Pamela D. Cellum Rev. David G. Cray, S.S.E. Mrs. Gayturnera G. Croom Dr. Shasa T. B. Dabner Ms. Sharrone M. Godfrey Mrs. Dionne DeBose-Hampton Tanyanika Douglas-Holland, M.D. Mr. Terrance L. Hughes Dr. Clanford L. Johnson Mrs. Tameka A. Mitchell-Clemons Dr. Willyetta B. Mitchell Dr. Kristie Y. Moore Mr. Anthony F. Mumfrey, Jr. Ms. Gayle J. Newcomb Mr. Cedric M. Palmer, Jr. Ms. Stacy T. Reynolds Ms. Juval O. Scott Ms. DaRhonda M. Sheard Mr. Dennis N. Sigur, Jr. Dr. Julia K. Simmons Ms. Sherrece R. Smith Mr. Timothy M. Stuart Dr. Nicole C. Thompson

Dr. Trevonne M. Thompson Dr. Kesha L. Walker Mrs. Alysia S. Williams Mrs. Rashun W. Wilson

1998

Dr. Monica E. Baldridge Dr. Johnny L. Bennett, Jr. Mr. Miller W. Boyd, III Dr. Anika Bell Bridgewater Dr. Nitasha L. Burney Charlette M. Cain, DVM Mrs. Demetria G. Caston Ms. Kora M. Cooper Ms. Tiffany T. Devereaux Mr. Ronald O. Dews, Jr. Dr. Kelly O. Elmore LaReesa M. Ferdinand, M.D. Natasha Fievre, M.D. Dr. Pheophilus H. Glover Mr. Ricardo K. Grayer Ms. Gladys Hampton Ms. Jenna R. Hatton-Cobb Dr. Ebony R. Hoskins Ms. Joi L. Jackson Elliot M. Jessie, M.D. Mrs. Latasha M. Johnson Dr. Lamont R. Jones Mrs. Gina V. Joubert Dr. Courtney A. Landry Ms. Anita W. Lui Mr. Leon McClain, Jr. Mr. Corey J. Mitchell Dr. Adela’ M. Narcisse Mrs. Cozzetta Oliver-Omorodion Ms. Natalia Perry Dr. Steven T. Player Dr. Derek J. Robinson Ms. Farrah M. Roybiskie Dr. Royshanda C. Smith, M.D. Dr. Margaret C. Stewart Dr. LaQuia A. Walker Atty. Angele T. White Mrs. Sheneeta W. White

1999

Mrs. Denikka L. Hull-Blackmon Dr. Kimberly M. Bush Ms. Monita J. Chambers Dr. Tonya R. Dobbs Dr. Stacey L. Folse Portia M. Harris, M.D. Ms. Cam Tu Ho Ms. Kristal A. Huggins Mrs. Mara Suarez-Lopez Ms. Florastina L. Payton Mr. Alejandro R. Perkins, Esq. Ms. Satira T. Perry Dr. Celeste O. Newsom-Player Ms. Rochelle A. Robicheaux Mrs. Sheila B. Simmons Dr. Alessandra D. Thompson JoAnn E. Warrick, M.D. Mr. Starsky D. Wilson Mrs. Claire F. Winder

2000

Dr. Angele J. Arthur Dr. Tyeshia V. Babineaux Ms. Brandi C. Barre Mrs. Abolanle Nike Blue Dr. Samira L. Brown Mrs. Janice K. Cosey Dr. Tamajah M. Gibson Mrs. Nicole D. Marchand Golden Mrs. Mary R. Gramlich Mr. Brian G. Hall Dr. Kenneth D. Hartwill Mrs. Kuiana M. James Dr. Lakeisha D. Marsh Ms. Tyra Ordone Dr. Emile J. Pierre Ms. Lonique R. Pritchett Ms. Candice M. Roche Dr. Jamelah A. Terry Mr. Gerald A. Villavasso, Jr. Ms. Bristol M. Williams Dr. Lashonda L. Williams Ms. Mishanda L. Williams

2001

Ms. Erica E. Townsend-Bell Mr. Alvin Blackmon, III Ms. Tiffany A. Booth Mr. Shane M. Bruno Mr. Christopher G. Buckley Ms. Crystal S. Burley Ms. Kimberly N. Carter Mrs. Daisy D. Coleman TenecQua M. Davis, Pharm. D. Ms. Ryane A. Edmonds Dr. Dayna L. Ellison Mr. Larry Ferdinand, Jr. Ms. Jeffrey L. Greene Dr. Linda N. Harvey Jonathan A. Johnson, M.D., MBA Dr. Poonam Kukreja Mrs. Dina G. Perkins Drs. Henry Rachal, III Dr. Candace E. Robinson Mrs. Venus Childress Roper Ms. Brandi A. Sinkfield Mr. Jimson O. Smith Mr. Michael B. Smith Ms. Katrina L. Taylor Mr. Shaun H. Vincent Dr. LaToya R. Walker Dr. Blaine F. Washington Mrs. Christina P. Williams

2002

Dr. Brian G. Ashford Ms. Jean Babineaux Ms. Tia N. Bostick Mrs. Linda K. Brock Dr. Christie L. Clayton Dr. George E. Clayton Ms. LaTedra M. Collins Mrs. Stephanie A. Easton Ms. Sonni P. Elliott Mrs. Juanita R. Fleming

Brandy M. Gallien, M.D. Mr. Ian P. Heisser Mr. Leonard E. Hinton Ms. Teal A. Holden Mrs. Courtney B. Johnson Mr. Binh H. Le Mrs. Tamara H. Lewis Dr. Quinisha K. Logan Ms. Chrystal R. Lynn Dr. Karwin McCain Ms. Thelma R. Piper Ms. Oneka Y. Richardson Ms. Ingrid N. Sibley Dr. Raegan J. Higgins-Siwatu Ms. Siobhan E. Smith Mrs. Christina L. Turner Dr. Wallisa T. Vaughn Mr. Ronald C. Vigee Mr. Christopher W. Vincent Dr. Nina T. Washington Mr. Christopher L. Watson Ms. Cindy B. West Ms. Narreinar P. Williams Mrs. LaToya S. Wilson Ms. Qiona L. Young

2003

Mr. Joshua J. Babineaux Mr. Dwight A. Brown II Dr. Yasmin K. Brown Kristy M. Brumfield, Ph.D. Mrs. Typhanie Jasper Butler Dr. Jason G. Cavalier Ms. Alauna N. Curry Ms. Whitney R. Forstall Ms. Muriel F. Freeman Ms. Lesley T. Guyot Ms. Chakita R. Holmes Mrs. Erica N. Houston Mr. William P. Joseph Jr. Ms. Margo N. Montgomery Mr. Vernon M. Myers, II Dr. Toi A. Olden Dr. Selika R. Owens Mrs. Myla Reese Poree Ms. Keira N. Scanks Dr. Melissa D. Smith Ms. Tinh T. Trinh Mrs. Cynthia H. VanDam

2004

Ms. Adrienne P. Becnel Mrs. April R. Noble-Brooks Mrs. Kenya T. Campbell Ms. Nicolette D. Clark Mrs. Ahdija C. Donatto Mr. Royce I. Duplessis, Esq. Ms. LaRhonda A. Eason Dr. Cornelius D. Jamison Ms. Marsha M. Jones Dr. Adriene K. Lambert Mr. Brian P. Mann Dr. Octavia A. McCalla Ms. Claire H. McDaniel, Esq.

Mr. Kenneth P. Metoyer Ms. Courtney B. Scrubbs Ms. Javon N. Wickliff

2005

Mrs. Shelina D. Foderingham Ms. Ayanna U. Jackson Ms. Nicole M. Lee Dr. Marnetta P. Malveaux Mrs. Ashleigh N. Maney Ms. Stacy R. Tylor

2006

Ms. Sara A. Al-Dahir Mrs. Brandi T. Craft Mr. Shakir E. Emel Ms. Laurene S. Jones Ms. Mia R. Robins Ms. Roxanne M. Steele Ms. Courtney R. Tafesse Ms. Ashley M. Taylor

2007

Ms. Acrealle Anderson Ms. Cortlandt Y. Franklin Ms. Kristin A. Gates Ms. Lovie F. Lewis Ms. Crystal N. Moore Ms. Christian S. Taplin Mrs. Celeste Gunning Thomas Dr. Aurelia C. H. Wood

2008

Ms. Megan R. Bossier Ms. Tara A. Davis Dr. Rekesha A. Harrell Dr. DeShondra N. Leonard Mrs. Makea B. Gadsden-Locke Ms. Ashley N. Scioneaux

2009

Heather E. Olivier Aaron, PharmD Ms. Donna Brazile Dr. Kisha M. Gant Ms. Courtney J. Hixon Ms. Esperanda K. Johnson Mrs. Jamie L. Knight Ms. Shauntell D. Myles Mrs. Pauline Cash-Smith Ms. Juliana T. Walker Ms. Davida E. Yarbrough Ms. Danielle M. Young

2010

Mr. Dave Bartholomew Ms. Dominique M. Bramwell Mr. Jarred A. Honora Mrs. LeNeshia R. Markey Ms. Akia J. Nevills Mr Logan H. Perkins Ms. Amanda C. Williams

2011

Mr. Samuel J. Barnhart Ms. Pauline S. Storms

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Ms. Domonique M. Bartley Mr. Lonzie Beamon ,Jr. Ms. Cherie D. Blue Ms. Monica L. Collins Ms.. Melissa M. Ealem Ms. Jana M. Fleet Ms. Raven R. Foster Ms. Kaitlyn H. Gaddis Ms. Merna M. Girgis Ms. Nicole M. Green Ms. Vivian T. Han Ms. Courtney N. Harrell Ms. Patrice E. Hightower Ms. Andrea M. Hodge Ms. Lauren C. Holcomb Ms. Roseanna D. Jessup Ms. Brooke A. Johnson Mr. Herstyn B. Jones Ms. Monique R. Jones Mr. Robert L. Jones Jr. Ms. Danielle L. Kennebrew Ms. Jazzmin L. Kilgore Mr. Nile C. Lang Ms. Tiffany L. Morris Mr. Michael D. Olaiya Ms. Shionka S. B. Patterson Ms. Kelsey D. Riley Mrs. Carolyn E. Robinson Ms. Casey R. Robinson Ms. Kirsten E. Smith Ms. Ana C. Valladares Ms. Ashley R. Varnado Ms. Deandrea V. Veal Ms. Ashley L. Williams Ms. Richleen E. Wimberly Ms. Terrianna D. Woodard Ms. Kelly L. Wright

Corporations Gifts of $10,000 or more

3M AT&T Louisiana Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Inc. BP America, Inc. Capital One Services, Inc. Concourse Ventures, Inc. Entergy Corporation Landis Construction Company, LLC Liberty Bank & Trust Company Mc H & N Management Co., Inc. New Orleans Public Facility Management, Inc. Procter & Gamble Co., Inc. System Application & Technologies, Inc. The Demo Diva Demolition The Hertz Investment Group The Times-Picayune XG Summer 2013

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Gifts of $5,000 - $9,999

ING Life Insurance & Annuity Company Manning Architects, APAC Metro Disposal, Inc. Scott Management Team, Inc. Sodexo, Inc. Textron Inc. Textron Matching Gift Program Wisestaff LLC

Gifts of $2,500 - $4,999

American Honda Motor Company, Inc. AT&T Corporation Blue Plate Lofts, LLC BlueCross BlueShield of Louisiana Crumb Engineering, LLC DynMcDermott Petroleum Operations Company Economical Janitorial Supplies, Inc. Eustis Insurance & Benefits First NBC Bank Gillis, Ellis & Baker, Inc. Humana, Inc. Jani King Gulf Coast Region Livers Construction, Inc. Louisiana Lottery Corporation Microsoft Corporation Peoples Health Network Servpro of the Seacoast Shell Oil Company Matching Gifts Program Siemens Power Generation The Scholarship Foundation - Lockheed Martin Veolia Transportation Landmark Consulting, LLC

Gifts of $1,000 - $2,499

ABSD Properties-5, LLC Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund Camp, Dresser & McKee, Inc. Comerica Bank Division 9, LLC Duplain W. Rhodes Funeral Homes, Inc. Ecolab, Inc. Expert Reviews, Inc. Generations Hall Jack and Jill of America, Inc. New Orleans Chapter SEEDCO Toca Enterprises, Ltd. Westside Pharmacy Sullivan Psychiatric Services, LLC

Gifts of $500 - $999

A LA Carte Specialty Foods Bruno & Tervalon ChevronTexaco Corporation Global Parking Systems-TX JCH Development, LLC McDonald’s Restaurant # 4968 Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. New York Life Insurance Company Students in Free Enterprise The Personnel Consulting Group

Gifts of $250 - $499

Adams & Reese, LLP All State Protective Service Associated Office Systems Capital One Bank David Tours, Inc. Gibbs Construction Hall Builders, Inc. Honeywell International Charity Matching Mona’s Accents Florist & Gifts Co. Multitech Office Machines, Inc. Northshore Discount Pharmacy, Inc. Peter A. Mayer Advertising, Inc. Pine Grove Asset Management, LLC Raytheon Thomas Pharmacy Gardiner Center, LLC TIAA-CREF Volkert, Inc.

Gifts of $100 - $249

Aetna Foundation, Inc. Alternative Tees Altria Group, Inc. Crescent Title, LLC Dynacepts Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company Hardy Chiropractic Center, LLC Harrah’s New Orleans Casino & Hotel Hookfin Termite and Pest Control Co., Inc. JPMorgan Chase Bank Macy’s, Inc. Metro Periodontics, LLC Otis Elevator Company Renaissance Charitable Foundation, Inc. River Way, LLC Sean M. Bruno Certified Public Accountants Seedco Financial Services, Inc. Signs Now St. Bernard Battered Women’s Program, Inc. Strong Films, LLC II The Law Offices of John S. Williams, LLC Urban League of Greater New Orleans Walker & Walker Realty Woodward Design+Build LBJ Marketing, Inc.

Gifts of $1 - $99

Acrown Realty Group, LLC Dynasty Jewelry & Watches, Inc. Home Depot, Inc. Jefferson Volunteers for Family and Community, Inc. Professional Business Services The Hawthorne Agency Inc. The Law Office of Langston Scott Adams

2012 Dr. Norman C. Francis Benefit Concert Sponsor

Adams & Reese, LLP All State Protective Service Associated Office Systems Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Inc. BlueCross BlueShield of Louisiana Bonne Terre Landscapes BP America, Inc. Bruno & Tervalon Capital One Bank Crescent Title, LLC Crumb Engineering, LLC Entergy Corporation Eustis Insurance & Benefits First NBC Bank Gibbs Construction Gillis, Ellis & Baker, Inc. Global Parking Systems-TX Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company Hall Builders, Inc. Harrah’s New Orleans Casino & Hotel Hookfin Termite and Pest Control Co., Inc. Humana, Inc. ING Life Insurance & Annuity Company Landis Construction Company, LLC Liberty Bank & Trust Company Livers Construction, Inc. Louisiana Lottery Corporation Louisiana Weekly Publishing Company Manning Architects, APAC Metro Disposal, Inc. Otis Elevator Company Peoples Health Network Peter A. Mayer Advertising, Inc. Printers Wholesale Group Scott Management Team, Inc. Sean M. Bruno Certified Public Accountants Seedco Financial Services, Inc. Siemens Power Generation Signs Now Sodexo, Inc. The Demo Diva Demolition The Kennedy Financial Group TIAA-CREF Urban League of Greater New Orleans Veolia Transportation Volkert, Inc. Woodward Design+Build WVUE-TV/BOUNCE TV/FOX 8 Landmark Consulting, LLC David Tours, Inc. Pine Grove Asset Management, LLC LBJ Marketing, Inc.

Gifts of Artwork, Property or Other In-Kind Gift

Antoine’s Restaurant Audubon Nature Institute Big Shirley’s of New Orleans Hyatt Regency Chicago Louisiana Weekly Publishing Company New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center Smoke-N-Spice, LLC On-Site Catering WVUE-TV/BOUNCE TV/FOX 8 A Tisket A Tasket Book Store Bienville House Hotel Bodhisaattva Tea Spa Bourbon Orleans Hotel Cafe Degas Centre Stage School of Dance Crescent City Express Car Detail Dooky Chase Restaurant Jessi Curl Haircare Kim Walsh Photography Mignon Faget, LTD Mixed Chicks Haircare Mr. B’s Bistro Muriel’s Jackson Square New Orleans Jazz Orchestra New Orleans Museum of Art New Orleans Steamboat Company One on One Day Spa Palm Court Jazz Cafe, Inc. Ringletts Hair Salon Spring Boutique Stella Jones Gallery Sucre` The National WWII Museum The Roosevelt New Orleans The Silver Man USA Travel Amistad Research Center Hilton New Orleans/ St. Charles Avenue JW Marriott New Orleans

Foundations Gifts of $10,000 or more Andrew W. Mellon Foundation BP Foundation, Inc. Edward G. Schlieder Educational Foundation ExxonMobil Foundation Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund Goldring Family Foundation Howard Hughes Medical Institute Merck Company Foundation Patrick F. Taylor Foundation The Greater New Orleans Foundation The Jaeger Foundation The James R. Moffett Family Foundation The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, Inc. The Reily Foundation The Teagle Foundation, Inc.


Contributors to Excellence Gifts of $5,000 - $9,999 Intel Corporation Lumina Foundation for Education Peter J. Frenkel Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Foundation of New Orleans The Catholic Foundation The Ddora Foundation The Schott Foundation for Public Education The Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program

Gifts of $2,500 - $4,999 Coca-Cola Foundation Matching Gifts Program Georges Lurcy Charitable and Educational Trust GlaxoSmithKline Foundation IBM Pfizer Foundation State Farm Companies Foundation

Gifts of $1,000 - $2,499 General Electric Company GNO-ABO Charitable and Education Foundation NACDS Foundation The Community Foundation for The National Capital Region The Thomas W. Bean Foundation Weil-Bohn Foundation Wells Fargo Foundation Educational Matching Gift Program

Gifts of $500 - $999

California Community Foundation Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Foundation The Bank of America The James S. Kemper Foundation United Way/Greater New Orleans Area

Gifts of $250 - $499

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Matching Gift Program The Louise L. Felton Living Trust

Gifts of $100 - $249 New York Life Foundation

Gifts of $1 - $99

Mississippi Kidney Foundation

2012 Dr. Norman C. Francis Benefit Concert Sponsor Goldring Family Foundation IBM

Individuals

Ms. Brenda S. Finch Mrs. Linda S. Francis Gifts of $10,000 or more Mr. Earl M. Gibson, Jr. Dr. Dale Mason Cochran Dr. Marguerite S. Giguette Mr. Sean B. Cummings Drs. Elliott D. and Elizabeth Y. Hammer Mrs. Carla A. Harris Mr. Kevin Hawkins and Ms. Mr. Victor L. Haydel Terri Dickerson Mrs. Sonia A. Perez Mr. LaMont A. Hayes Mr. Michael M. and Mrs. Jenny Rue Dr. Onita Estes-Hicks Mr. Wellington D. Swindall (Estate of) Mr. James D. and Mrs. Mrs. Phyllis M. Taylor Eileen S. Holzhauer Ms. Sharleen Toney Dr. Kathleen B. Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. William J. Wernz Dr. Vimal Kishore Mrs. Mary K. Zervigon Dr. Michael E. Lavigne, Jr. Dr. Joseph C. Lefevre Gifts of $5,000 - $9,999 Mr. Lawrence A. and Mrs. Ms. Shirley S. Baker Margret Lessing Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Burns, Sr. Mr. George T. Lowy Mr. and Mrs. Dwight L. Bush, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. McCoy Kenneth Carter, Esq. Mr. Paul W. and Mrs. Kathy P Metzler Ms. Sophia L. Casey Ms. Cynthia W. Molyneux Mr. Ned E. Felder Mr. Robert E. Murphy, Jr. Dr. Toni Hoover Mr. Robert and Mrs. Lillian P. Nash Mr. Edward T. Lee Dr. Justina E. Ogbuokiri Mr. James Mitchell, Jr. Mrs. Mary Ann D. Oprisch Mrs. Jane Hanemann Nalty Mr. John A. and Mrs. Ellen R. Pecoul, Jr. Mr. Colvin G. Norwood, Jr. Dr. Donald K. Robinson Mr. Frank B. Stewart, Jr. Mrs. Gwendolyn D. Rouzan Gifts of $2,500 - $4,999 Mrs. Alda Sanders Mr. Edgar J. and Mrs. Doris L. Boucree Ms. Nancy D. Smith Mrs. Nannette Smith Ms. Cheryl L. Brown Dr. Kenneth A. and Mrs. Mr. Joseph K. Byrd Lori R. St. Charles Mr. and Mrs. John P. Krolikowski Mr. James E. and Mrs. Phyllis Stone Dr. Joe A. Melcher Mr. Rodney J. Thomas, III Mrs. Marian Minnard Mr. Samuel Toston Dr. Judith G. Miranti Mr. John H. and Mrs. Dr. Karen Moore Barbara B. Williams Ms. Joan I. Mueller Ms. Melva D. Williams Mr. and Mrs. Ashton Phelps, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Luis C. Zervigon Leila L. Reduque, M.D. Mr. Wayne M. and Mrs. Stella C. Reese Gifts of $500 - $999 Mr. Mark C. Romig Ms. Regina Austin Dr. Susan Spillman Dr. Thaddeo Babiiha

Gifts of $1,000 - $2,499

Mr. William D. Aaron, Jr. Mrs. Alyssa A. Maurice-Anderson Mrs. Mercedes C. Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Attaya Mr. F. MacNaughton Ball, Jr. Mr. Kenneth Bartels and Mrs. Jane Condon Mr. and Mrs. Alan Berlow Atty. Madelon Blum Juanita W. Bohn Ms. Jane Bories Mr. Marion and Mrs. Judy Bracy Ms. Martha M. Broad Mr. Edgar J. Bullard, III Mr. Robert F. and Mrs. Aloha M. Collins Ms. Donna E. Connors Ms. Helen Cuillier Dr. Gene and Mrs. Carolyn D’Amour Mr. and Mrs. David F. Dietz Ms. Sandra S. Dooley

Dr. Jose J. Bautista George L. Bernstein, Ph.D. Ms. Linda Breving Mr. Jinx Broussard Mr. Winston Brown The Most Reverend Dominic Carmon Mrs. Mary Joressa Granger Chappell Mr. Lawrence C. Coulon Ms. Debra A. Cross Mr. Arnold L. Crump Mrs. Erika Broussard-Dart Mrs. Eloise D. Dixon Dr. Patrick and Mrs. Anne Dowling Ms. Jacquelyn A. Fanion Mr. Dwight Fitch Mr. John P. Gleason Mr. Ross Gloyna Mr. and Mrs. Luis C. Gonzalez, III Mr. Bruce Hamilton, Sr. Dr. Amy Bellone-Hite Dr. Shubha K. Ireland

Dr. Leonard Jack, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Gregory W. Jackson Mr. William L. and Mrs. Deborah M. Jeffrion Mrs. Worell B. Johnson Mrs. Mary Kittles Ms. Marie L. Landry Fr. Phillip J. Linden, Jr. Dr. Michael R. and Mrs. Patricia Lucey Dr. Pamela Waldron-Moore Ms. Corliss D. Newhouse Dr. Patience Obih The Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry Mr. Edward J. Phillips, Jr. Drs. Thomas and Theresa Pretlow Ms. Trenell Richardson Ms. Merle M. Robertson Mr. Sheppard Roubion Mr. William Rouege Jr. Ms. Melinda Shelton Ms. Kelley Simmons Mr. Vincent J. Simmons Mrs. Paula R. Singleton Mr. Eddie J. Sinkfield Mrs. Charlene Coleman Smith Dr. Cynthia K. Stanton Ms. Dorothy F. Sterling Ms. Delores C. Stevens Mr. Robert E. Stratford Dr. Cecily P. and Mr. Karl D. Turner Mr. Olger Twyner, III Ms. Natalie Ward Mr. Clifford S. Wright, CPA

Gifts of $250 - $499

Anonymous Donors-Essence Fest Mr. Michael L. Banks Dr. Elizabeth A. Barron Mrs. Shelly H. Beeghly Mr. Joseph O. Bell, Jr. Mr. Bradford W. Berger Dr. Jason Berntsen Ms. Linda M. Bolt Ms. Kim M. Boyle Ms. Ruth A. Broussard and Mr. Ray W. West, Jr. Mr. Robert Browder Dr. Mary C. Carmichael Mr. Richard C. Colton, Jr. Ms. Christina Cox Ms. Edith L. Cox Mrs. Pamela G. Croxton Dr. Christie V. DeGrange Detiege and Mr. Jacques J. Detiege Mr. Keith V. Dillon Mr. Troy Drouant Mr. Thomas Duffy Ms. Evangeline R. Felton Mrs. Ingenue’ Schexnider-Fields Mr. Richard W. and Mrs. Sandra Freeman Col. Leo H. Galloway (Army Retired) Ms. Nancy Hampton Ms. Jenestaer Horne Mr. Donald J. Howard

Mr. Shelton A. Howard Dr. Shamsul Huda Mr. John D. Hughes Mrs. Ireon Jackson Mr. Kenneth F. and Mrs. Lisa Joe Mrs. Deidra Jones Dr. Lester W. Jones, Jr. Mr. Darryl Keller Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John C. Killinger Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. LeJeune, Sr. Mr. Kevin Lyman Mr. Eric C. Marshall Dr. John P. McCall Mrs. Dorothy L. Mintz Dr. Cecilia Moore Dr. Argiro L. Morgan Mrs. Karen Hodge Nathan Ms. Gina T. Pieri Ms. Jennifer A. Quezergue Dr. Joe M. Ricks Mr. Deon Ridgell Mr. McKinley T. and Mrs. Debra A. Rogers Dr. Joseph F. Ross Mrs. Joyce P. Russ Ms. Rebecca Sanchez Mr. John R. and Mrs. Mary M. Schmertz Jr. Ms. D. J. Schneider Mr. Joshua Shaw Ms. Florina Sheard Ms. Lakisha D. Shelton Mr. Ernest J. Sneed Mrs. Carroll W. Suggs Ms. Nicole Summers Mr. Richard Tucker, Sr. Mr. Humphrey and Mrs. Ginikanwa Ukbapi Ms. Kirsten J. Vaselaar Mrs. Patricia H. Vaultz Dr. Kim Vaz Msgr. Raymond J. Wahl Mrs. Alice W. Wallace Ms. Kaadze M. Wright

Gifts of $100 - $249

Ms. Bernita A. Adams Mr. John P. Adams Mr. Michael R. Adams Ms. Rosemary Adams Ms. LaKeysha C. Arthur Mr. Stanley A. Aslanian Dr. Douglas Athey Mr. Louis J. Babst Mrs. Jacqueline W. Ballansaw Mr. James R. and Mrs. Lisa K. Barclay Dr. Peter Barrett, Ph.D. Dr. James R. Bartkus Dr. and Mrs. Wendell O. Belfield, DVM Ms. Gwendolyn Bell Mr. William H. Bell, II Mr. Bradley J. and Mrs. Lisa T. Bellow Dr. Partha Bhattacharjee Mr. Louis Blache Ms. Gail Blattenberger

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Mr. and Mrs. John P. Blessington Dr. Levon A. Bostanian Mr. Clyde M. Bouligny Ms. Jean Bradley Ms. Jenifer C. Buford Mr. William M. Burgan Mr. Craig A. Burman, Attorney-at-Law Mr. Lester M. and Mrs. Juanita Bynum Mr. Michael M. Byrd Mr. Robert F. Cantor Mr. Dennis Carr Ms. Ethel T. Carroll Dr. Bertram and Mrs. Cynthia S. Caruthers, Jr. Mr. Daniel T. Casey Mr. Stephen J. and Mrs. Ellen M. Casey Mr. Edward Cassiere Dr. and Mrs. Emmett B. Chapital, Jr. Mrs. Rachel Z. Chatters Mrs. Mary V. Clarke Ms. Joy P. Cocchiara Ms. Dorothy S. Codd Mr. David L. Coleman Mr. Roosevelt Coleman Dr. Enid W. Collins Ms. Felisa N. Cox Mr. David N. Crapo Mr. Edward W. Crowe Mr. Thomas E. Curry Ms. Thelma Cyprian Ms. Sarina Davenport Ms. Betty A. Davis Mr. Gregory W. and Mrs. Jaquetta B. Davis Mr. Limuel G. Davis Ms. Patricia B. Davis Dr. Valerio De Angelis Ms. Esther B. Dejong and Mr. Harley S. Winer Dr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Derbes Ms. Delores Skipwith Dodd Elizabeth C. Dooling, M.D. Mrs. Adrienne Dotson Mrs. Cecelia M. Dove Ms. Morease M. Downing Ms. Stephanie Drain Mr. Alex Edwards Ms. Jacquelyn T. Espree Mr. Louis Farrelly Ms. Louise L. Felton Mrs. Susan C. Felton Mr. Thomas M. Finnegan Mr. Joseph Fisher Dr. Pamela Franco Ms. Barbara J. Franklin Mrs. Susan Fredine Mr. Van Allen Gale Dr. Antoine M. and Mrs. Carol J. Garibaldi Ms. Darlene M. George Mrs. Mary George Mr. Byron Gibson Ms. Bobbie Gordon Ms. Jacalyn A. Grant

Ms. Joyce O. Green Ms. Leona S. Green Mr. and Mrs. Rupert J. Groh, Jr. Mrs. Shirley C. Gueno Dr. Franklin D. Hamilton Mary L. Harris, M.D. Mr. Charles J. Haver Johnson Haynes, Jr., M.D. Mr. August F. Hazeur Mr. Kenneth A. Hebert Ms. Mildred Higgins Ms. Linda J. Hill Mrs. Tonia Williams-Horton Ms. Lois H. Howell Ms. Kathleen Hulliberger Ms. Adrienne M. Hunter Ms. Alison G. Hyslop Mr. Charles Irby, Jr. Ms. Brenda Isabel Mr. Ronald and Mrs. Hattie R. Jackson Mr. Dejuan R. James Harold D. Johnson, M.D. Mr. Irving J. Johnson, III Ms. Nietta D. Johnson Mr. Raymond A. and Mrs. Janice W. Johnson Ms. Margaret Jones Mr. Thomas L. Jones Ms. Eris Deanne Jordan Mr. Eric Kauffman Reverend Edward J. Kealey Mr. James E. Keenan Ms. Paula Kelly Mrs. Courtney M King Dr. Vlajko L. Kocic Mr. Herman Kohlmeyer, Jr. Fr. Eugene Kubina, T.O.R. Mr. Louis E. Labat Ms. Katheryn Laborde Mrs. Jane Lapesarde Mr. Bernard J. Lechner Dr. Joe A. Lee Ms. Marilyn Lee Mr. and Mrs. Paul Leitzinger Mr. Don A. LeNoir Mr. Raymond and Mrs. Etheral Lesene Dr. Kenneth L. Lewis Mrs. Wanda C. Canty-Lewis Ms. Emily L. London Mr. James W. and Mrs. Betty A. Lunsford Mr. J. Robert Luo Ms. Jessica A. Manson Rev. Gerard C. Marable Dr. David Marcello Dr. Wallace C. and Mrs. Wanda W. Marine Ms. Nancy L. Martino Ms. Jean A. Mayhan Ms. Susan V. McCloud Mr. James R. and Mrs. Olivia McInerney Ms. Brenda Medley

Dr. Jannette Sturm-Mexic Dr. Howard W. Mielke, Ph.D. Dr. Linda Mihm Mr. Errol J. Milanes Mrs. Beverly J. Miller Mr. Keith C. Miller Mr. James Q. Mitchell Major General David Mize (Ret) Mr. and Mrs. Parviz Mojgani Ms. Constance L. Monitto Ms. Susan E. Moore Ms. Eline Moret Honorable Cynthia Hedge-Morrell Mrs. Shirley Moses The Honorable Edwin Murray Ms. H. M. Myles Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Nahas Mrs. Holly M. Narcisse Mrs. Linda G. Nash Ms. Gladys Norwood Mrs. Eunice Franklin-Ortiz Mrs Phylencia Osborn Mr. Gordon C. and Mrs. Laura Ousset Mr. Garrett Paine Mrs. June M. Pajaud Mrs. Mapo Kinnord-Payton Mrs. Virginia Pellerin Ms. Gisele Perez Mr. Gregory M. Perry Mr. Theodore J. and Mrs. Winifred S. Pfister Lawrence J Pijeaux, Jr., Ed. D. Mr. Alan E. Pinado Sr. Mr. W. R. Pinkston Mrs Clara Potter Dr. Janet A. Privett Mr. Mark Quinn Ms. Gina Rachal Ms. Ann B. Rappaport Mr. Gregory N. Rattler Amos Raymond, M.D. Mr. Albert C. Rees Mr. Robert D. Reily Mr. Clarence G. and Mrs. Donlen M. Reuther Mr. Frank J. Rienzo Ms. Lillie Robbins Mr. Morris Robicheaux, Jr. Mrs. Brenda Robinson Ms. Thais H. George-Robinson Dr. and Mrs. Fred Rodriguez, Jr. Dr. Leonard J. Rolfes Mrs. Barbara S. Rousseve Ms. Marcia C. Schulte Ms. Shannon L. Schuyler Mr. Robert E. Skinner Mr. Jesse J. Smiley Ms. Ann Smith Mr. Paul L. and Mrs. Hazel A. Smith Mrs. Angell Spot Mr. Robert Stacker, Sr. Dr. Todd A. Stanislav Mr. Bruce D. Strathearn Mrs. Avis Stuard

Mr. Thayes M. Sturgis Mrs. Lori and Mr. Giancarlo Suffredini Ms. Marilouise B. Sullivan Mr. Michael T. and Mrs. Martina S. Sullivan Mr. Richard M. and Mrs. Janie S. Sylte Mr. James Thiebaud Mr. Aldon A. Thomas Mrs. Gloria M. Thomas Mrs. Margaret W. Thomas Mr. Ralph A. Thomas Ms. Isabella B. Thompson Mr. P. Michael and Mrs. Genevieve Timpane Dr. Jason Todd Mr. Patrick W. and Mrs. Angelea Turner Mr. and Mrs. Jack D. Ullman Ms. Helen J. Vance Mr. James A. Villarrubia Ms. Josephine D. Weigner Dr. Frank Wesselmann Mrs. Shirley B. Wilcox Dr. Christopher Williams Ms. Khristie C. Williams Dr. Samuel W. Williams Ms. Michele Woods, J.D. Mr. Cleveland C. and Mrs. Jannifer V. Woodson Ms. Nancy J. Woodson Mr. David E. and Mrs. Isabel Yarbrough Mr. Qian-Jin Zhang

Gifts of $1 - $99

Ms. Joan C. Adams Dr. Mehnaaz Ali Ms. Vicky Amos Ms. Joycelyn G. Askew Mr. Erroll Audrict Mr. Ansel Augustine Mr. Mohamed Awad Mrs Kaffy Babineaux-Belvin Ms. Debra L. Bacon Ms. Michelle M. Balan Ms. Cherry Banks Ms. Geraldine Battle Mr. Ronald Bazile Ms. Yvonne O. Bechet Ms. Lillie R. Bell Dr. Amy Bellone-Hite Mrs. Joyce Y. Benjamin Ms. Cathy A. Beverungen Dr. Hector Biliran Ms. Amy Billizon Dr. Bryan Bilyeu Dr. Teresa Birdwhistell Mr. Ferdinand Blanks, Jr. Mrs. Lori Blouin Mrs. Linda Blount Ms. Ellen Blue Mr. Dwight Z. Bluford Mr. John J. Boncek Ms. Beverly Boone Mr. Mark Borsuk Ms. Ritchie Bowden Mr. Joe and Mrs. Joan Bowser

Mrs. Cynthia Bradford Mr. Joseph F. Brinley, Jr. Mr. David J. and Mrs. Lora A. Brody Ms. Dorothy Broussard Mr. Thomas J. Brown, Jr. Mrs. Mary Jo Buck Mr. Edwin Buggage Ms. Mary F. Butler Mr. George E. Byrd Mr. Rory C. Cadres Mr. Joseph M. and Mrs. Mary J. Cahill Mr. William E. Calbert Ms. Carrie L. Caldwell Mr. David C. Call Mrs. Shelia Campbell Ms. Justyna M. Carlson Ms. Antoinette Carter Ms. Camille Carter Ms. Emma C. Carter Mr. Les Carter Ms. Bernice T. Caruth Ms. Susan P. Cash Mr. Byan G. Celestin Mrs Ruth Celestine Mr. Raoul V. Chauvin Ms. Gloria M. Cheri Ms. Winnie Christopher Mrs. Anne M. Clarke Mr. John and Mrs. Dorothy I. Clemmer Ms. Julie A. Colbert Ms. Margaret Comaskey Mr. Timothy Conerly Mr. Stanley V. and Mrs. Stephanie Cook Ms. Jane L. Cooley Mrs Phyllis Corley Mrs. Patricia Coston Mr. Emmary and Mrs. Cassandra Cotton Ms. Carmen Coustaut Mr. William M. Crotty Mr. Robert P. Crowell Mr. Michael Cuniffe Mrs. Jennie L. Curry Rev. Robbie Cuthbertson Mrs. Elaine K. Czenszak Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Daniels Dr. Ian Davenport Mr. and Mrs. Theodore T. Davis Mr. Emanual R. Davis Ms. Maria Davis Ms. Deloris S. Deemer Marie P. DeLarge, Ph.D. Mr. Gary G. Deleaumont Mrs. Shirley M. Delphin Mr. Dakshina Murthy Devanga Chinta Ms. Beverly C. Diamond Mr. and Mrs. Charles DiSanto Ms. Lurita Doan Mr. Barry Domio Mr. Masako Dorrill Ms. Diane S. Douglas Ms. Karen D. Douglas Mrs. Linda M. Dugan


Contributors to Excellence Mr. James Dunson Mr. Joseph W. Eaglin Mr. Kelan and Mrs. Tina Ealy Mr. Robert W. Edmonds Ms. Sylvia A. Edwards Mr. Gary Egan Mr. Steven Elloie Ms. Tracie Ellsworth Ms. Leila G. E. Espinosa Ms. Lorriane Everson Dr. Giti Farudi Mr. Anthony A. and Mrs. Roselyn Fernandez Mr. John Ferrell Mrs. Amy Fields Mr. Carey L. Ford Mr. Langston O. Ford, Sr. Dr. Maryam K. Foroozesh Mrs. Ursula W. Forstall Mr. Terrence R. Franklin Mrs. Cynthia Z. Fusilier Ms. Joan Gardner Mr. Paul F. Garfield Mr. Peter L. Gauthier Mrs. Sally F. Geloso Dr. Dominique M. Gendrin Ms. Jean K. Gendron Mr. Charles E. Gibbs Ms. Marion M. Gilbert Mr. and Mrs. James E. Giles Mr. Craig Gillam Dr. Lynne Gleiber Dr. Galina Goloverda Mr. Raymond and Mrs. Shirley Gonzales Ms. Gloria T. Greco Dr. Nicole Greene Mr. Garitt S. Griebel Ms. Anya M. Groner Ms. Helen M. Gryboski Ms. Theresa C. Gupta Mr. Jamal Halley Ms. Maura A. Hamilton Mr. Jeffery Harding Ms. Una Hargrave Ms. Lisa Harrell Mr. Alvin V. Harrison Mrs. Freda G. Harrison Ms. Laura A. Haydel Mrs. Katharine S. Heberg Ms. Ann S. Heisser Ms. Elizabeth Henley Ms. Denise Hewitt Ms. Ann F. Hoban Ms. Yvonne C. Holiday Mr. Gary M. and Mrs. Elnora Holloway Mr. Gary and Mrs. Michol Holloway Mr. Walter J. Hopkins Mr. Melvin Hosley Mrs. Mary D. Hubbard Mr. Cornel H. Hubert, Sr. Ms. Delise Hunter Ms. Janet C. Hunter

Mrs. Marion Hunter Mrs. Bridget Ferrouillet-Irvin Ms. L’Tanya Isabelle Mr. Anthony T. Jackson Ms. Sharon Jackson Ms. Stefanie S. Jackson Ms. Lacrecia A. James Ms. Jolene M. Jeff Mr. Karl Jenkins, Sr. Ms. Arleen P. Jeter Dr. Kelly Johanson Mr. Christopher Johns Mr. Darrin Johnson Ms. H. R. Johnson Dr. Jessica Johnson Ms. Marilyn D. Johnson Ms. Rachael D. Johnson Mr. Robert L. Johnson Mrs. Sharlena Black-Johnson Mrs. Sharon S. Johnson Ms. Brenda Jones Mr. Byron and Mrs. Natashia Jones Dolores W. Jones and Vashon K. Jones Mrs. Doreen M. Jones Mr. Ernest Lake Jones Mr. and Mrs. D. Kenneth Jones Mr. RoBet Jones Ms. Susan A. Jones Mr. Eric Joseph Ms. Geraldine Joseph Ms. Bonnie Kennedy Mr. David A. and Mrs. Patricia A. Keough Ms. Gloria P. Kindrick Mrs. Marva King Mrs. Gilda Knight Mrs. Carol J. Koch Dr. Vladimir Kolesnichenko Dr. Anup Kundu Mrs. Shirley R. WillisLaBranche Mr. Irwin Lachoff Ms. Alyse Laemmle Ms. Kimberly W. LaGrue Ms. Renee Lapeyrolerie Ms. Sharlene LeBlanc Dr. Felecia Lee Ms. Karen W. Lee Mr. Carl Lekan Prof. Michele Levy Dr. Elizabeth Clark-Lewis Ms. Jeanine Lewis Ms. Manya Lewis Mr. Micheal C. Lewis Mr. Davy L. Lilly Ms. Terianne Lindsey Mrs. Valerie Llopis Ms. Peng Ma Dr. Janet Manono Ms. Eleanor M. Manuel Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Martin Ms. Evelyn B. Martin Dr. Peter J. Martinat

Miss Shirley Mason Ms. Kathy Matthews Mr. Everett Maurice Ms. Barbara McAteer Mr. Carl and Mrs. Margaret R. McCalla Mrs. Harriet McCoy Ms. Mary A. McGruder Captain and Mrs. M.L. McGuire Dr. Neil McIntyre Mrs. Rita L. McLaughlin Ms. Anne E. McNulty Dr. Lamartine Meda Mr. August Metoyer Mr. Kerrick Metoyer Ms. Adrienne Michaud Mr. Nolan J. and Mrs. Una V. Millet Ms. Patricia Minnis Deacon Alfred Mitchell Ms. Leomia Mitchell Ms. Sandra Monroe Mrs. Sherida Montague Mrs Janice Morgan Mrs. Vera Lee Mormon Ms. Gwen D. Morris Ms. Melanie Moser Mrs. Anne Moss Mr. Thomas J. Motley Dr. Shampa Mukerji Mr. David O. Munroe Ms. Barbara E. Netter Ms. Lan T. Nguyen Ms. Ruby Nguyen Ms. Jane M. Nichols Mr. Joel D. and Mrs. Susan Oppenheim Ms. Megan Osterbur Miss Tanjlia Page Ms. Joanne A. Paige Dr. Sarala Pamujula Ms. Serena Parks Mr. Phil Pasquini Mr. Larry Pelrean Mr. Duc Pham Ms. Tamla L. Pierre Mr. Palani Ponnapakkam Ms. Sylvia F. Porche Dr. Calvin Porter Ms. Wanda Primus Ms. Mary M. Quinn Mrs. Jeanne P. Rabig Mrs. Sasiprabha Rajasekaran Mr. Joe D. and Mrs. Bennye B. Reasor Ms. Rowena Reddix Mr. Fred Reed Mrs Mary Reeder Mr. Cephus S. Rhodes Dr. Margaret MontgomeryRichard Mrs. Pamela M. Ridder Ms. Yajaira L. Rincon Mr. Erick Robinson Mr. James R. Robinson

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Ms. Dorothy A. Wade Ms. A. Lisa Walden Mrs. Theresa Walker Dr. Guangdi Wang Mr. Joseph T. and Mrs. Mary M. Warnemuende Mr. John Warren Mr. Terry Watt Dr. Sarah Weaver Mrs. Brenda Edgerton-Webster Ms. Catherine C. West Mrs. Patricia B. Willams Mrs. Arianne Williams Mrs. Erin C. Williams Mr. Gary and Mrs. Sharon Williams Ms. Jeanette C. Williams Mr. Robert Williams Ms. Sheila Williams Ms. Willa Williams Mrs. Bobbie L. Willis Mr. Lenord A. Wilmot Mr. Wilbert R. Wilson Mr. Timothy R. Winn Mr. Melvin and Mrs. Darphine Wright Mr. Howard and Mrs. Martha Yates Mr. Thomas W. and Mrs. Jane W. Younglas Dr. Jian H. Zhang Mr. Qiang Zhang Mrs. Janice Ziemer Mrs. Rhonda L. Zuckerman

Undergraduate Gifts of $1 - $99 Ms. Mya Davis Ms. Nicole C. Holmes Ms. Gina Ricard

2012 Dr. Norman C. Francis Benefit Concert Sponsor

Dr. and Mrs. Emmett B. Chapital, Jr. Dr. Gene and Mrs. Carolyn D’Amour Mr. Gregory W. and Mrs. Jaquetta B. Davis Mr. Troy Drouant Mr. Ross Gloyna Mr. Victor L. Haydel Mr. William L. and Mrs. Deborah M. Jeffrion Ms. Paula Kelly Drs. Anil and Poonam Kukreja Mr. Don A. LeNoir Dr. David Marcello The Honorable Edwin Murray Mr. John A. and Mrs. Ellen R. Pecoul, Jr. The Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry

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Mr. Louis H. and Mrs. Claudia Dr. Norman C. and Mrs. Dr. Elaine Parker-Adams M. Meyi (Estate) Blanche M. Francis Mr. Allegretto F. Alexander (Estate) Dr. David R. Miller Mr. Noel M. Gagnon (Estate) Dr. Sanders W. Anderson and Dr. Judith G. Miranti Mrs. Maria Sly-George Mr. Lewis Anderson Mrs. Veronica LeDoux Mitchell Elder Peggy A. Gibson Carolyn B. Block-Arnelle, Ph.D. Ms. Arizona Moore Dr. Jesse F. Goodwin Mrs. Melody K. Baddoo Mr. James Nordin Dr. Lois C. Gray Mrs. Carla D. Gibson Baker Ms. Frances Parker Ms. Catherine A. Guillory Ms. Stacey M. Bastian Mrs. Thelma Patio, In Memorial Dr. Rosalind Pijeuax Hale Ms. Linda M. Bolt to Mr. Charles Patio Mr. Okyeame Haley Ms. Antonia M. Bossier (Estate) Mrs. Juanita B. Peterson Mrs. Melissa Smith Haley Mrs. Louise M. Bouise (Estate) Mr. James L. Petivan, Jr. (Estate) Dr. Elizabeth Y. Hammer Dr. C. Michael Bowman Mr. William R. Porter Dr. Elliott D. Hammer Mrs. Nellie M. Reed Bowman (Estate) Mrs. Christine J. Powell Mrs. Gaylene W. Harris Mrs. Angela D. Braud Dr. Leonard Price Mr. Charles A. and Mrs. Earline Dr. Robert W. Brawley (Estate) Mrs. Oaptar A. Prosper (Estate) M. Haydel Hicks (Estate) Mrs. Gladys E. Brennan ( Estate ) Mrs. Mildred Vappie Prudeaux Mr. Rene’ Himel, Jr. (Estate) Mr. Christopher Brewington, Jr. (Estate) Mr. Roy J. Pugh (Estate) Ms. Velva T. Hollier (Estate) Mr. Searl G. Brier (Estate) Mr. Allison B. and Mrs. Edna Mr. Charles A. Honore Mr. Charles and Hon. Lois G. Bronz Delandro Randolph, Sr. Mrs. Serena J. Hunter Mr. W. O. Bryson, Jr. (Estate) Mrs. Corinne Reeves (Estate) Mr. Albert L. Hyland Mrs. Myrtle J. Burns (Estate) Mrs. Anna Mae Berhel Rhodes (Estate) Dr. Jennifer C. Allen Johnson Mr. Frederick and Mrs. Joyce J. Carter Ms. Annie G. Roberts Dr. Derrick D. and Mrs. Mrs. Louise D. Carter (Estate) Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert D. Leontyne P. Jones Ms. Marie M. Cavanagh (Estate) Robichaux (Estate) Dr. Eileen J. Julien Ms. Agnes M. Cizek (Estate) Mr. Marlon E. Roundtree Mr. Clyde P. Jupiter Mr. Tilford J. Cole (Estate) Mr. Henry E. Rouson (Estate) Mrs. Florence B. Kelleher (Estate) Mr. John J. Cunningham Mr. Leo P. Sam, Jr. Ms. Phyllis C. King (Estate) Mrs. Gladys C. deBen Majeau (Estate) Ms. Kathy L. Schulz, In Memory Mrs. Carolyn Millet Lee Dr. Carolyn M. Dejoie of Johann C.F. Schulz Monsignor Paul A. Lenz Mr. Willard Dennison (Estate) Ms. Lillie V. Scott (Estate) Mr. Walter T. Lewis, Jr. Mrs. Lorraine Green Desbordes (Estate) Mrs. Minola Theriot Stuart (Estate) Mr. and Mrs. Halvan J. Lieteau Dr. Hampton and Mrs. Mr. Wellington D. Swindall (Estate) The Winnie Loftin and Mr. Henry Carolene Deslonde Mr. Trevor K. Thompson Loftin Trust (Estate) Mrs. Helen B. Drye (Estate) Dr. Anne B. Ward Ms. Mary Macomber (Estate) Mrs. Audrey H. Duncan Ms. Jimmie C. Wickham Dr. Cabrini S. March Ms. Denise R. Dunn Mr. Charles H. Wilcox, Sr. (Estate) Dr. Marie V. McDemmond Ms. Eloise T. Dyson (Estate) Mr. Gary F. Willett Dr. Jill E. McGovern and Dr. Mr. Malcolm N. Ellington (Estate) Reverend Nathan S. Willis (Estate) Steven Muller (Estate) Mr. Frances Bruce Ellis (Estate) Mr. Rawson L. Wood Ms. Brendolyn M. McKenna Ms. Yvonne Evans Anonymous Donors Mrs. Dolly Madison McKinney (Estate) Dr. Patricia E. Evans (Estate) Ms. Jean B. Meggs (Estate) Mrs. Marguerite Rey Florent


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show your love represent Xavier What can I do to Give back and Love Xavier? Xavier is looking for a few good alumni to work with the Office of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund to contact fellow Xavierites and encourage them to become part of the alumni volunteer network. These volunteer alumni will work to strengthen the University’s donor base and ultimately help to increase the number of annual alumni gifts. All classes and majors are welcome!

Why join? • Increase your own network while volunteering for a cause you love - - - Xavier. • Your minimal commitment will help to educate the next generation of Xavierites. • Receive a Xavier University spirit pack complete with Xavier University facts and information. • Receive recognition on the Xavier University alumni website and in Xavier alumni publications.

Ways you can help assist! Organize your class as a Class Agent Join the Young Alumni Council Recruit – Assist the Office of Admissions by serving as an Alumni Recruiter. Get involved with your local alumni

chapter. Or start an Alumni Chapter if there isn’t one in your area.

Attend a volunteer alumni phonathon calling night each year. Represent Xavier by updating your social media accounts with periodic news about your alma mater. Make a financial contribution. Return to campus for Homecoming. Sign-up to become a team Captain on Give.Love.Xavier Day. Visit www.xula.edu

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Commencement 2013

BEST OF THE BEST: XU President Norman C. Francis and the keynote speaker, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin ’79, join the Summa Cum Laude graduates backstage just prior to Xavier’s annual commencement ceremony: (front row, from left) Duy Nguyen, Danny Giang, Breannie Charles, Tuyet-Trinh Nguyen, Jennifer Pellittieri, and Uchena Onwuegbusi; (middle row) Kaylise Trahan, Nnenia Clark, Mia Ward, Krista Burns, Leigh Vidrine, Stefani Breaux, Courtney Jason, Danielle Ricks, and Deann Vessel; (back row) Peter Baham, Jonn Bailey, Megan Haynes, Schuyler Williams, LaTasha Henderson, Demetria White, Quennet Ibekweh, and Jessica Cooper.

522 Receive Degrees at Xavier Commencement Xavier’s first commencement on campus since 1983 saw 522 graduates receive their degrees in the University’s new Convocation Center. During the previous 29 years Xavier had held its commencement in various city venues – most recently the Kiefer Lakefront Arena and the New Orleans Arena – following a torrential rainstorm that marred the then traditional outdoor ceremony in 1983. Until construction of the new arena, there was no facility on campus large enough to hold the anticipated crowds. At the commencement, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin, a 1979 Xavier graduate, delivered a stirring commencement address and was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Science. Three students – Krista Burton, a physics major from Jonesboro GA; Megan Haynes, a political science major from New Orleans; and Duy Nguyen, a pharmacy student from Lafayette LA – headed this year’s group of summa cum laude graduates with perfect 4.0 grade point averages. Twenty others also graduated with summa cum laude honors, including: (BA) Megan Haynes and Uchenna Onwuegbusi; (BS) Peter Baham, Krista Burton, Nnenia Clark, Jessica Cooper, Danny Giang, LaTasha Henderson, Tuyet-Trinh Nguyen, Kaylise Trahan, Mia Ward, and Schulyer Williams; and (PharmD) Jonn Bailey, Stefani Breaux, Breannie Charles, Queenet Ibekweh, Courtney Jason, Duy Nguyen, Jennifer Pellittieri, Danielle Ricks, Deann Vessel, Leigh Vidrine, and Demetria White. Another nine earned graduate degree honors, including: (MA) Jawan Alexander, Reginald Browhow, Diana Marshall, Emily McAveeney, Evonne Mitchell, and Christopher Perriatt; and (MAT): Jessica Baker, Aaron Harrison, and Michelle White.

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NCF FACULTY AWARDS: XU President Dr. Norman C. Francis and Board of Trustees member Mark Romig flank the six faculty members awarded 2013 Norman C. Francis Faculty Excellence Awards during Commencement, including: (L-R) Dr. Guangdi Wang, Dr. Harris McFerrin, Dr. Rosalind Hale, Dr. John Okogbaa, Dr. Susan Spillman, and Dr. Anderson Sunda-Meya.

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AT YOUR SERVICE: (L-R) XU President Norman C. Francis presents the University’s two most coveted senior service awards – the St. Katharine Drexel Award and the Mother Agatha Ryan Award – to Kaylise Trahan of Lafayette LA and Sharae Celestine of Opelousas LA at the 2013 Baccalaureate Mass and Honors Convocation.

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME: XU President Dr. Norman C. Francis presents an honorary Doctor of Science degree to U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin ’79, the event’s keynote speaker, at Xavier’s 86th annual commencement.


Commencement 2013 Out the Door in Four Program Hits the Mark

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N ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT AND SUPPORT PROGRAM designed to increase the number of Xavier students who not only successfully earn degrees but do so in as close as possible to the traditional standard of four years, has apparently hit the mark. Initiated in 2009, the University’s “Out the Door in 4” program began with 24 students recruited from that year’s Freshman Seminar classes. This past May seven of those students walked across the commencement stage right on target (four years), while another six are on track to graduate either this December or in May 2014. Five others are either currently enrolled in the College of Pharmacy or have been accepted for next fall. The program’s 75% retention rate and anticipated 70% graduation rate are both significantly higher than the University’s overall five-year retention (53%) and five-year graduation rates (43%). The percentages might have been even higher had not six students withdrawn from the University for personal reasons – more often than not for financial considerations.

PROGRAMMED FOR SUCCESS: Successful participants in the Out of the Door in Four program, included: (L-R) Nichelle Cox, De’Angela Smith, Sunseray Joseph, Sharonda Washington, Chelsea Conrad, Nikki Odofin, and Ashley Trussell – gather in front of the Administration Building. Of these, six graduated this past May, while the other will graduate in December.

“We are very proud of all of these students,” said Pearl Algere-Lonian, assistant vice president for scholarship and special programs, who along with Dr. Pamela Franco, an executive associate in the Office of Academic Affairs, oversees the program. “This is in no sense a program for elite students; the students represent a good cross section of that freshman class in variety of disciplines and varying academic backgrounds, including some who required developmental courses.” Those who graduated this past May included: Chelsea Conrad, a biology/ premed major from Baton Rouge; Nichelle Cox, a psychology major from Pomona CA; Sunseray Joseph, a political science major from Charenton LA; Bryan Lucky-Heard, a business/ Continued next page

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Commencement 2013 management major from Hackensack NJ; Nikki Odofin, a psychology/ premed major from Romulus MI; Ashley Trussell, a chemistry/premed major from Jackson MS; and Sharonda Washington, a biology/premed major from Opelousas LA. While most of the programs key elements – careful monitoring and charting of each student’s academic progress, a full arsenal of educational support techniques including study skills, time management, and the utilization of labs and tutorial services – are geared to academics, the overall Xavier “experience” is not overlooked.

really appreciated. I’ve had so many experiences that I never would have sought out on my own.” Trussell agreed. “The support and encouragement we have received for the past four years has been amazing,” she said. “Plus I think our little group of randomlyselected freshmen has developed into a rather closely-knit group of friends over the years.” Another basic premise of the program that is not lost on the participants are the financial considerations.

“While the ultimate goal is to graduate, the financial “Our message to the advantages of “[By graduating students is that all graduating in four or of the desired extra on time], five years cannot be and co-curricular they will end up overstressed,” said experiences can be Algere-Lonian. “Many had in four years,” said with much less of these students will Algere-Lonian. “The student loan debt.” pursue professional students in this and graduate inaugural cohort have studies, and by not extending their had summer research opportunities, undergraduate studies, they will end up internships, and study abroad with much less student loan debt.”  experiences, all while being mindful of the benefits of staying focused on the ultimate goal of graduation.” During the course of four years, the students are exposed to successful professionals and speakers, attend plays and concerts, and participate in various other cultural events. That aspect of the program was not lost on the participants themselves, including Odofin (the current Miss Xavier) and Trussel (the current Student Government Association president), both of whom aspired to and were elected to key leadership roles on campus.

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“There was always someone there for us whenever we needed anything and they made sure we stayed on track academically,” said Odofin. “But it was the social and cultural outings that I

Case in point, all seven May graduates have committed to pursuing advanced degrees in health professional or graduate schools. Now that the inaugural trial has proven successful, the future of the program is in flux. Franco said she and AlgereLonian are considering whether to continue the program as is with a new group from next fall’s freshman class, or to limit the program to the first two years of college in order to service more students. “Once the students have become acclimated to college life and established good study habits, we feel confident they can handle whatever challenges lie ahead,” she said. “The first two years are the most critical ones.” XG


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Broussards Share 2012 Alumnus of Year Award

The Broussards were recognized for living the mission of St. Katharine Drexel through their commitment to the Catholic Church, education, and philanthropy.

ALUMNI OF THE YEAR: The dynamic husband and wife duo of Consuella Broussard ’53 and Edmund Broussard ’54 accept the 2012 Victor H. Labat Alumnus of the Year award from (L-R) Victor Labat, Jr. ‘55, XU President Dr. Norman C. Francis ’52, and National Alumni President Frederick Carter ‘69 at the annual Homecoming Gala.

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HE DYNAMIC HUSBAND AND WIFE DUO of Consuella Broussard ’53 and Edmund Broussard ’54 were honored as the University’s top alumni at the 2012 Alumni Homecoming Gala.

The annual gala drew a crowd of nearly 500 attendees to the University Center Ballroom this year. Class agents for the 14 special five-year reunion classes presented the University with gifts totaling $485,565.31. The Class of ‘52 led the way with 30 members contributing $134,647.99, followed by the Class of 1967 (33 members, $63,255.10 contributed) and the Class of 1957 (56 members, $48,200 contributed). The Broussards were honored for the individual and composite efforts they have made for the betterment of their alma mater since their respective graduations. They have been staples in the Houston Alumni Association from its beginning and have held positions ranging from President to Parliamentarian. They currently serve as the advisor to the President of the Houston Alumni Chapter and will always be available to “chauffeur” University representatives visiting the Houston area. The honorees served as the chairpersons for the University’s Annual Fund in the early 2000s and have served the National Alumni Association in many capacities. They were also instrumental in raising funds for the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. The Broussards were also recognized for living the mission of St. Katharine Drexel through their commitment to the Catholic Church, education, and philanthropy. They are active members of numerous civic and social organizations, including Jack and Jill, the Houston Professional Administration Association, and St. Mary of the Purification Catholic Church. Members of the Knights of Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Peter Claver, respectively, both were recipients of the Papal Honor: Knights of the Holy Sepulcher.

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UNCF Salutes Member Schools Outstanding Alums

OUTSTANDING ALUMS: The UNCF honored outstanding alumni from its member schools during the annual National Alumni Council/Pre-Alumni Council Conference held in Atlanta GA. Xavier reps at the event included: (L-R) XU Annual Fund manager Lacrecia James, Lisa Ripoll ’89 (Atlanta Alumni Chapter), Dr. James Pachal ‘57 (UNCF Alumnus of the Year), Dr. Ayana Rowley ‘05 (UNCF Outstanding Young Alumna), and students/pre-alumni council members Bené Johnson and Alisha Warren.

Dr. James Pachal ’57 and Dr. Ayana Rowley ‘05 were among the outstanding alumni from member schools honored by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) during the annual National Alumni Council/Pre-Alumni Council Conference held in Atlanta GA. Paschal, designated XU’s UNCF Alumnus of the Year, has worked as the Atlanta Alumni Chapter President since 2008. During his tenure he has organized events to benefit scholarships for local Atlanta students and to support the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. Under his leadership the Chapter instituted the St. Katharine Drexel Annual Feast Day Mass and Brunch Celebration that draws over 200 participants. He is licensed counselor and is a member of the 100th Black

ON THE ROAD: (L-R) Drs. Everette White, David Travillion, Sr. ’90, Markitta Jaamison Travillion ’91, and Millard Collins ’97 stop by the Xavier information booth during the National Medical Association convention in Toronto, Canada. Manning the table is XU staffer Whitney Forstall Grandpre’ ’03. The University also sponsored a “Taste of New Orleans” reception for the more than 50 XU-educated physicians in attendance. XG Summer 2013

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Men, and a Deacon at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Atlanta. Rowley, XU UNCF Outstanding Young Alumna, serves as the Corresponding Secretary for the Washington D.C. Chapter. She is credited with maintaining the lines of communication with alumni in the Washington D.C. area during times of transition for the Chapter. She has worked closely with the Office of Alumni Relations to reach out to alumni in the greater D.C. area. She is a member of the National Urban League Young Professionals group, and serves as a liturgical dancer in her church.


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What ’s Hap p ening. . .

Alumni Association Officers Named

RIGHT AT HOME: LaToya Cantrell ’96, newly elected New Orleans City Councilwoman for District B (which includes parts of Mid-City, Central City, Broadmoor, Uptown, the Lower Garden District and the Central Business District) returns to campus to visit with one of her constituents, XU President Dr. Norman C. Francis.

Serving as National Alumni Association Officers for 20142016 are: President, Vivian Broussard Guillory '75; 1st Vice-President Demetria George Caston '98; 2nd VicePresident Trevor Thompson '91; Corresponding Secretary Cynthia Hurd '71; Treasurers Rosalind Pijeaux Hale '69 and Dionne Barnum '85. The appointed members at large are Alejandro Rashad Perkins '99 and Chakita Holmes '03.

Back to Her Roots

Call Him Mr. Mayor

Paula Verrette, M.D.

Dr. Regina Benjamin ’79 stepped down as U.S. Surgeon General after four years in the post, during which time she worked tirelessly to improve public access to medical care. She has since returned to Xavier as the Endowed Chair of Public Health Sciences.

Percy Bland III ’93 has carved out a career resume that is about as varied as one can imagine, ranging from epidemiology to human resources to private insurance. Now he’s added politics into the mix, having recently been elected mayor of Meridian MS, defeating the incumbent by more than 1,000 votes.

Dr. Paula Verrette ‘75 has been promoted to senior vice president of quality and physician services at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena CA. She also serves as medical director of the hospital’s Community Asthma Program and project director of the hospital’s Healthy Eating Lifestyle Program.

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Xavier Physicians Form New Association Xavier’s long tradition of educating more African American physicians than any other undergraduate university in the nation has always been a source of great pride for the many alumni who are a part of the “We Are No. 1” tradition. To further capture this spirit and help ensure that this tradition continues, physician alumni have recently announced that they are officially forming a new alumni association: the Xavier University of Louisiana Physician Alumni. GREAT ONES: Former Gold Rush basketball greats Bruce Seals and Donald “Slick” Watts were honored as Xavier played its first game against crosstown rival Dillard in its brand new Convocation Center. On the court for the presentation were (L-R) XU Athletics Director Dennis Cousin, Seal’s son and daughter, Seals, XU President Dr. Norman C. Francis, and Watts. Xavier swept the women’s/men’s doubleheader.

The inaugural leadership for the new organization will be provided by emergency medical physician Dr. Trevonne Thompson ’97, family physician Stephanie Hightower ’96, and pediatrician Shameza Boyd ’96. “I am honored to serve as part of the leadership of this new Physician Alumni Association,” said Thompson. “We have a very proud tradition of helping prepare future physicians and many of our fellow alumni have gone on to do amazing things in medicine. We believe that this alumni association will allow us to better network and allow us to work together to keep Xavier No. 1,” said Dr. Thompson. The Physician Alumni Association is currently utilizing Facebook to reach out to other physician alumni and keep them informed of their progress. For further info email wrforsta@ xula.edu.

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ALL HANDS ON DECK: Dr. Joe Melcher (communications) and (L-R) senior speech pathology majors Corinne Williams of Lynwood IL and Taylore Che of Cincinnati meet up for lunch with XU alums Keisha Allen ’96, Joi Jackson ‘98, Mariea Becknel ‘99, Tiffany Francis ‘97, Denise Holland ‘99, and (kneeling) Jeanine Jackson ’91 during the annual American Speech-LanguageHearing Association convention, held in Atlanta GA.


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class Notes

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1940s A charter elementary school in New Orleans East, the former Reed Elementary, was renamed in honor of the late XU alum Delores T. Aaron ‘47, who forged a legacy as a children’s advocate, educator, and former director of the New Orleans Recreation Department. She died in 2012.

1950s XU President Dr. Norman Francis ’52 was presented a Lifetime Achievement Award by Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans. He also served as keynote speaker for the capital campaign launch to restore the Holy Rosary Institute main classroom building in Lafayette LA. Now vacant, the school was placed on the National Historic Register in 1980. Dr. James Paschal ’57 was elected Lt. Governor of the 16th Georgia District of Kiwanis International. John Fuller ’58 was awarded a 50 Years of Service Award by the California State Board of Pharmacy in recognition of his excellence and distinguished attributes as a pharmacist. During that span he worked as a registered pharmacist and pharmaceutical consultant in both the public and private sector. Edgar Francis Poree Jr. ’58 had a book-signing for his latest literary effort, Dreamer Who’s Been Extremely Blessed, at Gertrude’s Place in New Orleans. The Rev. Dr. Elbert Ransom Jr. ’59, an adjunct professor at the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria VA and owner of the international human relations firm REACH Inc., traveled to Oslo (Norway) to make a series of presentations on the American Civil Rights Movement of the ‘50s and ‘60s. He also represented the U.S. Department of State during official visits to the Ukraine and Kosovo.

1960s Dr. Elaine Parker Adams ‘61 has published a book, The Reverend Peter W. Clark: Sweet Preacher and Steadfast Reformer, the biography of her great-grandfather, who was a black pioneer in the development and growth of Methodism in Louisiana.

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Evelyn Johnson ’62, a retired teacher now residing in Bloomington IL, was the featured volunteer in the April newsletter for Faith in Action, an interfaith volunteer program of partner congregations and community members.

The American Society for Public Administration has established an award in honor of the late Gloria Hobson Nordin ’67. The 2013 recipient of the Gloria Hobson Nordin Social Equity Award, which recognizes lifetime achievement and effort in the cause of social equity, was California Judge Garry Ichikawa. The late Hal Brown ’69 was honored by the New Orleans City Council in August 2013 for his contributions to various community/educational programs and development projects in New Orleans.

1970s Jennifer Christopher Colbert ‘71 was elected to the Board of Directors for the League of Women Voters of Louisiana. Carolyn Thomas ’71, Director of Career Placement at Xavier, had an article, “The Power of Networking,” published in Diversity Employers magazine. William “Bill” Allen, Jr., ’72, a select sales executive with the Travelers Insurance Co., was presented the Dach Award by the InVEST program, which honors insurance industry volunteers who have made tremendous contributions in fostering the growth and development of InVEST. The program is a key driver to attract new talent to the insurance industry. Mary Brown ’72, executive director and co-founder of Life Pieces to Masterpieces, an academic enrichment program for young Black males in Washington, D.C., was selected recipient of the John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award from Georgetown University. Sister Jean Marie Craig, S.B.S. ’72, a professor of education at Xavier, was named winner of the Pathfinder Award by the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS). The award, which honors women who have dedicated their lives to girls and women in sport, was presented at the annual meeting of the Association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance in Charlotte NC. Dr. Ronald Dorris ‘72, a professor of African American Studies and English at Xavier, staged two of his works, “Alice,” and “Nina,” at the annual Louisiana Creole Research Association conference, held in New Orleans. In addition, he had two articles published: “Creole Sensibility in New Orleans and Vicinity, 1712-1803” in La Creole: A Journal of Creole History and Genealogy, “Frenzy: Framing Discourse to Set Text in a Cultural Continuum” in the anthology Perspectives on Percival Everett. He also presented a paper, “Civil War: African Americans and Unfinished Work, 1865-77,” at the Southern Conference on African American Studies, Inc. in Tallahassee FL.

Leon Johnson ‘72, President of Excel Screen Printing & Embroidery, Inc. in Schiller Park IL, was honored along with his company, being selected by Office Max as one of the 2012 Top Ten Diverse Suppliers in the USA. Dr. PonJola Coney ’73, director of the Virginia Commonwealth University Center on Health Disparities and professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the VCU School of Medicine, was elected to the Institute of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. Established in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine has become recognized as a national resource for independent, scientifically informed analysis and recommendations on health issues. Dr. Paula Verrette ’75 was promoted to senior vice president of quality and physician services at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena CA. In her new role she will continue to focus on quality and performance improvement with increased emphasis and oversight of physician clinical activities, medical staff activities, and accountable care organization development and clinical informatics. She previously served as vice president of quality and performance improvement. Dr. Regina Benjamin ’79, who recently stepped down as U.S. Surgeon General after four years in the post, was named 13th among the “50 Most Influential Physician Executives” in the September issue of Modern Healthcare magazine. She recently joined the XU faculty as the Endowed Chair of Public Health Sciences.

1980s Timothy Francis ’80 was named to the Tulane University Board of Trustees. Clifford Barthé ’81 has been named the new head men’s basketball coach at Delgado Community College in New Orleans. He previously served as director of basketball operations at Tulane University, and before that was coach at St. Augustine High School for 23 years. Kathleen Francis ’82 is president of Oasis Sports Ventures LLC, a new start-up marketing and development company specializing in providing quality amateur sports programs and competitions for youth, young adults and families that encourages physical activity, social engagement and achievement. The first property was the 2012 National Family Tennis Championships. Previously she served as managing director of marketing and development for the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) initiatives to grow tennis participation and frequency of play, nationally.


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Judge Karen Wells Roby ’83, Magistrate of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, was installed as president of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association (FMJA) at its 50th annual convention, held in Denver CO. She is the first African American female to serve as FMJA president.

Dr. Katrice Albert ‘94 was named vice president of equity and diversity at the University of Minnesota, where she will lead the University’s access, equity, and diverse multicultural resources and programs. She previously served as vice provost and chief diversity officer at LSU.

Stephen Rochon, RADM, USCG (Retired) ’84, served as a consultant for the movie Lee Daniels’ The Butler, a true story of a White House butler who served under eight U.S. Presidents, including during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. Rochon served as former Director of the Executive Residence and Chief Usher of the White House from 2007-2011.

Dr. Tomia Palmer Harmon ’94 was named Director of Primary Care Skills at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Shauna Winston ‘87 was named Teacher of the Week and featured in an article by the DNAinfo.com Chicago. Dr. Melanie Duckworth ’88 was named Director for the Public Health Prevention Service (PHPS) fellowship program – a three year master level fellowship program – with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta GA.

1990s Carlyn Addison ’90, an attorney in Memphis TN, is serving as a Shelby County Environmental Court Referee. Dr. Sabrina Echols ’92, an assistant professor at the Baylor University College of Medicine and founder of the non-profit health care program Butterfly Wellness, authored a book, Voiceless: Inspiring True Voice Lessons on Life. Dr. Tunicia Giron ’92 was named Medical Director of Anesthesiology at Tanner Health System, a three hospital system with facilities located in Carrollton, Bremen, and Villa Rica GA. Dr. Robin G. Vander ‘92 (English) co-edited, compiled, wrote the introduction for, and contributed an article, “When the Text Becomes the Stage: Percival Everett’s Performance Turn in For Her Dark Skin,” to the anthology Perspectives on Percival Everett. Jhan Doughty Berry ‘93, Chief Diversity Officer at Educational Testing Service (ETS), addressed the 2013 graduating class of the College of Education at Penn State University. She is a two-time alumna of the college. Percy Bland III ’93 was elected mayor of Meridian MS, defeating the incumbent by more than 1,000 votes. Nicole Chapman Griffin ’93 earned a Master’s degree in nursing from Loyola University.

Rhonda Harris-Scott ’94, a biology teacher at San Fernando High School in Los Angeles CA, was recognized by the Los Angeles Makes a Difference 2013 project, an online photojournalism documentary created by students in the Department of Journalism at California State University highlighting “those working to make a difference in communities throughout the Los Angeles area”. Dr. Noreen Khan-Mayberry ‘94, a.k.a, the “The Tox Doc”, a toxicologist with NASA specializing in environmental, space, food and nutritional toxicology, has authored a book, Talking Toxicology, aimed demystifying science in order to educate and inform the public of critical issues that affect their health and quality of life. She was also featured on the 85th anniversary billboard for Texas Southern University Legends and Leaders campaign for work achievements as a NASA space toxicologist, speaker, and published author. Sharonda Williams ’94 was named the new City Attorney for New Orleans by Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Previously she served the city as chief deputy for litigation. Dr. Christopher Freeburg ’95, an assistant professor of English at the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, published a book, Melville and the Idea of Blackness: Race and Imperialism in Nineteenth Century America. Okyeame Haley ‘95 was appointed Deputy Clerk for the Louisiana Supreme Court and elected President of the Board for the Council on Aging. Kendra Tircuit ‘95 is serving as Director of Advancement Services at Xavier University. Dr. Ramona Rhodes ’96, an assistant professor of Internal Medicine at the University of TexasSouthwestern Medical Center, was selected an American Geriatrics Society Fellow and received the 2013 Outstanding Committee Service Award from the American Geriatrics Society Ethics Committee. LaToya Cantrell ’96 was elected to the New Orleans City Council, representing District B (which includes parts of Mid-City, Central City, Broadmoor, Uptown, the Lower Garden District and the Central Business District).

Dr. Shameza Boyd Dennis ‘96 opened her own private pediatric practice, Small Steps Pediatrics, in Birmingham AL. Dr. Kim LeDuff ‘96 was named the Associate Vice Provost for Equity, Diversity and International Affairs at the University of West Florida where she will have overarching responsibility for promoting and fostering a climate of diversity and inclusive excellence throughout all aspects of the university community. She previously served as acting director of the School of Mass Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Myiesha Taylor ’96 was selected as a “2012 Great Women of Texas” by the Forth Worth Business Press. She was cited for the care she provides in the emergency department at the Texas Regional Medical Center and her work in creating and serving as president of the Artemis Medical Society. One of three founding members of the “We Are Doc McStuffins” movement, she continues to promote greater diversity in America’s physician workforce, having appeared in The Disney Channel’s Black History Month set of interstitials naturally called We Are Doc McStuffins, and being interviewed on PRX. Danielle Burrell ’97 has been named by the New Orleans Kids Partnership as the zone coordinator for its new “GRoW Zone” project serving children and families in the Gentilly area. GRoW (Great Resources Whereyat) is a neighborhood-based network of free and low-cost services. Rayanne Lee ’97 earned a medical degree from the LSU New Orleans School of Medicine and was accepted into the pediatric residency program at UT the University of Tennessee-Memphis Le Bonheur Hospital. Nkrumah Dixon ’98, Texas A&M Consolidated Middle School Principal in College Station TX, was named Middle School Principal of the Year by the Education Service Center Region VI. Daria Cross ’99 accepted a position as an engagement specialist with Optum Health in Maryland Heights MO. Jasmine Porter Dartez ‘99 was installed as the Jack and Jill President of the Contra Costa Chapter. Alejandro Perkins ’99 was named a partner in the Baton Rouge LA law firm of Hammonds, Sills, Adkins and Guice, LLP, specializing in complex litigation, education law, and insurance defense. Dr. Ronyelle Bertrand Richard ‘99 has been named Special Assistant to the Chancellor at Southern University in Baton Rouge LA. She previously served as Coordinator for the Presidential Commission on Academic Renewal at Howard University.

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2000s Jacquelynn Orr ’00, director for practice management at Princeton Healthcare System in Princeton NJ, was presented the 2013 Early Careerist Healthcare Award by the American College of Healthcare Executives of New Jersey (ACHE-NJ), a professional society with over 800 members who direct management services and programs within health care facilities, networks and related organizations in New Jersey and surrounding areas. Terrance Osborne ’00 created the 2013 Mardi Gras commemorative poster for the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club. Quo Vadis Webster ’00, ’10 (premedical adviser) made a presentation “The Medical School Application Process” at the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Region III Conference. Tia Zeno ‘00 earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in social and behavioral sciences from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Eric Blue ’01 has joined the law firm Adams and Reese as an Associate in the New Orleans office, where he will specialize in corporate practice. Dr. Gwendolyn Hudson ’01 was commissioned as an officer (Lieutenant) in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, at the USFDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition in the Washington DC Metro area. Dr. William L. Cody ’02 is serving as an assistant professor at the University of Dallas, where he teaches molecular biology, microbiology and immunology, in addition to maintaining a bacterial pathogenesis research program. Dr. David Forsh ’02, an assistant professor of orthopedics at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York NY, was featured on the Dr. Oz television show. Davetta Cooke Lee ‘02, executive director of the Mississippi Access to Justice Commission, was named “Young Lawyer of the Year” by the Mississippi College School of Law. Monique Moliere Piper ’02 authored a new motivational book Dance in the Sun: Being the Authentic You.

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Dr. April Savoy ’02 was named an assistant professor of business administration and program director of Informatics at Indiana University East. She holds a Ph.D. in philosophy in industrial engineering.

Damon Williams, Jr. ’02, Director of Graduate Placement at Xavier, was appointed to the Executive Board for the Urban League Young Professionals as the Professional Development Chair and the National Black MBA as the Social & Events Chair. In addition, he was among 150 outstanding young professionals nominated for the 2013 Millennial Awards and was also named to the UNCF’s Louisiana Young Leadership Council.

Elijah Williams ’05, a Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs specialist with the NASAJohnson Space Center, was selected as one of Houston’s Top 30 Under 30 award recipients recognizing his professional achievements and community involvement. He was also elected national treasurer of the National Urban League Young Professionals for 2013-2015.

Bill Beverly Jr. ’03 earned a master’s degree in liberal arts from Tulane University.

Mary E. Green ’06 was accepted into the LSU-New Orleans School of Medicine.

Dr. Kristy Brumfield ’03, a member of the biology faculty at Xavier, mentored young students in the Elevate/NORDC Summer Camp Sponsored by Chevron. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Dress for Success New Orleans.

Ashley Reece ’06 earned a law degree from Howard University.

Dr. Kelly Harris-Johnson ’03, a professor of biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was featured in a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Bulletin about successful graduates of its Exceptional Research Opportunities Program.

Candice Stewart ’06, a pediatric speech therapist in New Orleans, was a member of the cast for this summer’s 15th season of CBS-TV’s reality show Big Brother. Aarika Diggs ’07 earned a doctorate in physical therapy from Florida A&M University.

Celeste Parker ’03 earned a Doctor of SpeechLanguage Pathology degree from Nova Southeastern University.

Victor Jones ’07 was named an Associate and a member of the Special Business Services Practice Group in the New Orleans office of the law firm of Adams and Reese, where he will concentrate on labor and employment, litigation, education law, and charter schools. He earned his J.D. in common and civil law at the Loyola University-New Orleans College of Law in 2012.

Dwayne Aikens Jr. ’05, founder of the nonprofit “We Lead Ours” organization in Oakland CA, was appointed to the Board of Directors for Keep Oakland Beautiful. He is also working on an EdD in Leadership Development Curriculum Instruction to compliment his MBA from the University of Phoenix.

Crystal Moore ‘07 has earned her MBA from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business and is now serving an internship with the White House Domestic Policy Council on Education. While still at Duke, she also captained a team that won the Executive Leadership Council Business Case Competition.

Ronald Brown II ’05 was named Chief Resident at the University of Florida where he recently completed his own residency and received the Resident of the Year award. He plans to specialize in gastroenterology.

Venus Rome ’07 was named an administrative assistant with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) in New Orleans.

Adrianna Andrews Marshall ’03 earned a doctor of philosophy in music education from the University of Florida.

Dr. Ebonee Johnson ’05 earned a Ph.D. with a major in rehabilitation psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Jessica Long ’05 earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Curriculum & Instruction from Texas A&M University. Tiajuana Robinson ’05 earned a law degree from Southern University.

Ashley Thomas ’07, an outreach and communications specialist with Total Community Action (TCA) in New Orleans and the owner of Creative Vibe, a local graphic design, T-shirt design and photography services company, was named to Gambit newspapers’“2012 Forty under Forty” list. Shandrell Briscoe ‘09 has earned a Master of Science Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from the University of New Orleans. Susan Isaacs ‘09 has joined WDSU, the NBC affiliate in New Orleans, as a traffic reporter. She previously served as the traffic reporter at Fox affiliate WVUE. Her move to WDSU coincides with an upgrade to the traffic systems at the NBC affiliate.


class Notes Andrea Lee ’09 was accepted into Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Brittney Richardson ’09 is serving her residency in family medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, where she received her medical degree in May. Ashley Sutherland ’09 was accepted in the University of Cincinnati Medical School. Vi Truong Tran ‘09 was accepted into University of Queensland (Australia) Medical School/Ochsner New Orleans Clinical School.

2010s Shamier Bouie ’10 was named public relations account manager at the Spears Consulting Group, a marketing and advertising agency in New Orleans. Jonathan Tennial ‘10 earned a Master of Divinity degree from the Wake Forest University School of Divinity. Aishah Yanssaneh ’10 was accepted into the Southern Illinois School of Medicine. Lauren Ausama ’11 was accepted into Meharry Medical College. Vernon Dunn, Jr. ’11 was awarded a Louis StokesLouisiana Alliance for Minority Participation (LS-LMAP) “Bridge to the Doctorate” Fellowship at LSU, which offers a stipend and full tuition scholarship for study in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Stequita Hankton ’11 was accepted into medical school at Howard University. Brian E. Murray ’11 earned a master’s degree in Jazz studies from the University of New Orleans. Marylynn Nguyen ’11 was accepted into the LSU-New Orleans School of Medicine. Sierra Stewart ‘11 was accepted into the Southern University Law Center. Hanh-My Tracy Tran ’11 was accepted into the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Stacey Windon ’11 was promoted to Marketing Analyst in support of Structures Segment for 3M Aerospace Materials Marketing.

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Two alums currently pursuing degrees in optometry – Breanne McLain McGhee ’11 of the Pacific University College of Optometry and Devin Sasser ‘11 of the University of Missouri at St. Louis College of Optometry – were elected as 2014-15 national officers (corresponding secretary and parliamentarian, respectively) of the National Optometric Student Association executive board. Shaheera Chughtai ’12 was accepted into medical school at Meharry College, Indiana University, and Texas A&M. Charisse Graham ’12 was accepted into Meharry Medical College. Jasmine Holmes ’12 was accepted into the UCLA School of Medicine. Maya Jones ’12, made the cover with her first FEATURE story for espnW. on Olympic runner Jeneba Tarmoh. Mia Holmes ’12, a first-year dental student at the Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry, was awarded a full academic scholarship by the National Health Service Corps. The grant covers all tuition and fees, books, instruments, uniforms, travel, clinical supplies, health insurance, lab expenses, a computer, as well as a monthly stipend, totaling more than $350,000 in scholarship funds. Justin Spraglin ’12 was accepted into medical school at Baylor University, Tulane University, LSUNew Orleans, Meharry College and the University of Rochester NY. Twins Ashley Matthew ’12 and Asia Matthew ’12, both currently pursuing MD and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Medical School, were named co-recipients of the 2013 Chairman’s Award for Leadership in Health & Wellness by the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. The awards were presented this summer during the organization’s 27th Annual Conference in New Orleans. Valencia Potter ’12 was accepted into the Medical Scientist Training Program at the Baylor College of Medicine. She will receive an annual stipend, medical insurance, and a tuition scholarship for both medical and graduate school.

Teri Graham ’13 was accepted into the Master of Public Health Program at Mercer University. Marquisha Johns ’13 was accepted into the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota, George Washington University, Drexel University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Washington UniversitySt. Louis. Melanie Moore ’13 was accepted into the Master of Public Health degree program in Health Policy and Administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Jeremy Pierre ’13 was presented the National Association of Black Journalists’ (NABJ) Ted Holtzclaw Excellence in Journalism award for the multimedia short course and was named NABJ Region 5 Student Journalist of the Year for his work as XTV senior executive producer and anchor. LaShaunda Reese ’13 was accepted into the master’s degree program in theology at Loyola UniversityChicago. Cyrell Roberson ‘13 was accepted into the Master of Arts degree program in psychology Columbia University’s Teachers College. Meggan Simien ‘13 was admitted into the School of Science and Engineering at Tulane University. Cassie Smith ’13 was designated a national finalist in the Society of Professional Journalists’ Breaking News Reporting category for her article, “Administration stuns Xavier community with layoffs, mandatory closure announcements.” The article, written while she was serving as editor-in-chief of the Xavier Herald newspaper, won first place in SPJ Region 12 (small university) competition. Jasmine Smith ‘13 was accepted into medical school at LSU-Shreveport. Alonza Terry Jr. ’13 was accepted into the Summer Pre-doctoral Institute in mathematics at the University of Illinois. Ashley Trussell ‘13 was accepted into the biomedical sciences program at the University of Mississippi and the medical science program at Mississippi College.

Ashley Williams ’12 was accepted into Meharry Medical College and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine-Georgia Campus. Krista R. Burton ’13 was accepted into the master’s degree program in nuclear engineering at the University of Tennessee. This summer she will serve an internship at the Pacific Northwest National Lab in Richland WA.

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~ Alumni~

Mrs. Edna Carter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1937 Mrs. Eunice D. Lear. . . . . . . . . . . . 1940 Mrs. Alice F. Jupiter. . . . . . . . . . . . 1941 Mr. Porter Myrick, Sr. . . . . . . . . . . 1941 Mrs. Juanita S. Smith. . . . . . . . . . 1941 Mrs. Rose Ross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1950 Mr. Lee A. Caldwell. . . . . . . . . . . . 1951 Dr. Vivian R. Rouson. . . . . . . . . . . 1951 Dr. Robert D. Miller, Jr.. . . . . . . . . 1952 Mrs. Mildred B. Reed. . . . . . . . . . 1952 Most Rev. Moses B. Anderson, S.S.E.. . . 1953 Mr. George Gueringer . . . . . . . . . 1953 Ms. Aurora Jefferson . . . . . . . . . . 1953 Dr. Everett J. Williams . . . . . . . . . 1953 Mr. Waldo W. Dejan. . . . . . . . . . . 1954 Mr. John M. Green. . . . . . . . . . . . 1954

Mr. Elliot T. Willard . . . . . . . . . . . . 1954 Mrs. Carolene F. Deslonde. . . . . . 1955 Mrs. Nelka Pinkney. . . . . . . . . . . . 1955 Mrs. Janice Mayfield Sanford. . . 1955 Mr. Laurence J. Smith. . . . . . . . . . 1955 Ms. Kay F. Wexler . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1955 Mr. Adam A. Casmier. . . . . . . . . . 1956 Mr. Fred G. McCrowey. . . . . . . . . 1956 Mr. Lionel H. Stephens. . . . . . . . . 1956 Mr. William Woodson. . . . . . . . . . 1956 Mrs. Delores T. Arthur. . . . . . . . . . 1957 Mr. Marvin L. Hunt. . . . . . . . . . . . 1958 Mr. Cirilo R. Manego. . . . . . . . . . . 1958 Mr. Marc A. Barkins . . . . . . . . . . . 1959 Mr. Lloyd X. Creecy. . . . . . . . . . . . 1960 Mr. Van B. Chambers, Jr.. . . . . . . . 1961 Mrs. Leah C. Irvin. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1961

Mrs. Muriel Binder The Honorable Corinne Claiborne Boggs (‘92)* Mrs. Selika C. Brown Mr. Bennett Cooper Mr. John J. Cunningham, Sr.

Mrs. Dolores D. Francis Mrs. Mary Faith Williams Frilot U.S. Rep. Dr. William H. Gray III (‘92)* Mr. Harold Hunter Very Rev. Michael P. Jacques, S.S.E., V.F. Mr. Harry W. Jones

~ Friends~

Mr. Walter T. Lewis, Jr.. . . . . . . . . . 1962 Dr. Joseph W. Davis. . . . . . . . . . . . 1963 Mr. David J. Derokey. . . . . . . . . . . 1963 Mrs. Yvonne McPherson. . . . . . . 1964 Mrs. Edna Gourrier. . . . . . . . . . . . 1965 Dr. Anthony Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1967 Mrs. Jimmie L. Lawrence. . . . . . .1967 Mr. Lloyd P. St. Martin . . . . . . . . . 1967 Mr. Harold Brown, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . 1968 Mr. Lucius Tyson, Jr.. . . . . . . . . . . .1968 Mr. Ronald E. Brown . . . . . . . . . . 1972 Mr. Isiah Cameron. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1973 Mr. Richard E. Hartenstein. . . . . . 1975 Mr. James Williams . . . . . . . . . . . 1975 Mr. David Reed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1978 Mrs. Clara P. Carey. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1979 Mr. Rickey Mays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1979

Dr. John C. Kent Ms. Charlotte Lang Mr. Kenneth I. Leary, Sr. Mr. George Leonard IV Ms. Willie Morgan Mr. Herman Niebuhr, Jr.

* Honorary degree recipients

Mrs. Michelle Coulon Ancar. . . . 1983 Dr. Judith Alexander Nash. . . . . . 1983 Ms. Melinda T. Lion. . . . . . . . . . . . 1984 Ms. Gwendolyn A. Ridgley. . . . . 1984 Ms. Dianne Dumas. . . . . . . . . . . . 1988 Mr. John Cleveland Owens. . . . . 1989 Dr. Christopher T. Smith. . . . . . . . 1989 Ms. Maria R. Jongebloed. . . . . . . 1991 Dr. Keith Amos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1992 Ms. Daulette M. Green. . . . . . . . . 1996 Mr. Diallo W. Bartley. . . . . . . . . . . 1997 Ms. Stephanie H. Williams . . . . . 1999 Ms. Kim F. Layman, RPh.. . . . . . . 2000 Dr. Catina L. Murphy-Hewitt. . . . 2001 Ms. Annie C. Ulmer . . . . . . . . . . . 2012

Mrs. Eunice A. Perez Ms. Allison Pitcher Fr. Thaddeus Posey, OFM Cap. Mr. Theodore G. Solomon Mr. David R. Voelker Mr. Ernest Warlick


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Weddings & Births

Nacole Daliet-Peychaud ’94 and husband Janard Peychaud Jr. ‘93 welcomed son Joshua Aaron u

Peychaud born May 15, 2013. Miller Bill Boyd III ’98 married Danielle N. Joseph on November 16, 2012 in New Orleans, v LA. w Whitney Forstall Grandpré ‘03 married Kevin Grandpré Jr. on December 22, 2012 at St. John Lutheran Church followed with reception at the Federal Ballroom in New Orleans, LA. x Angele Young ‘97 and Corey Boutté welcomed daughter Isabella Grace Boutté on December 8, 2012 and sister L’jeanne Young Bates ’99 and husband Ravi Bates welcomed daughter Carson Elizabeth Bates on October 5, 2012. y Melissa Lear Pappion ‘01 Married Gregory Anthony Pappion, II on October 1, 2011, at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church with the reception following at the New Orleans Museum of Art. z Christian Taplin Hills ’07 and husband Kelvin Hills welcomed son Caleb Sadiq Hills on April 19, 2012. { Jonathan C. W. Jones ’05 married Sabrina Denson Jones on August 31, 2012 and welcomed son Christopher Lee Jones on October 7, 2012. | Nadrea Reeves Njoku ’06 and Victor Njoku ’04 welcomed son Victor Njoku on October 26, 2012. } Sezanne Johnson Coffee ’96 and husband Major Steven L. Coffee welcomed son Steven L. Coffee, II on September 28, 2012. ~ Amber Anderson ’97 and husband Sylvester Anderson welcomed daughter Kendal Mackenzie Anderson on October 27, 2012. ¢ Tiffany Edwards-Dunston ‘95 welcomed daughter Kyndall on June 5, 2012. ¢ Jessica Stiggers Jackson ’05 welcomed a son on May 18, 2013. ¢ Litouri C. Smith ‘99 and Halima Narcisse Smith ‘99 welcomed a daughter, Isabella Grace Smith, on April 5, 2013. ¢ Calandra Tate Moore ’99 and Eulus S. Moore III welcomed daughter Eden Riley Christine Moore on July 1, 2013. ¢ Jeryl Williams ’02 and Toye Metoyer Williams welcomed daughter Maddox on August 14, 2012. ¢ Jeanine Jennings Hall ‘03 married Maurice Hall on April 27, 2013 in St. Louis, Mo. ¢ Varion Laurent ’01 married Erin Gonzalez on March 23, 2013 at the Dillard University Chapel with reception following at Latrobes’ in New Orleans, LA. Are you planning a wedding or having a baby? Submit your good news and photos to alumni@xula.edu for the next issue of the Xavier Gold Alumni Magazine! 53


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The Atlanta Chapter continues to grow its membership through outreach and programming. On March 17th the chapter hosted a St. Katharine Drexel Feast Day Celebration by celebrating Mass at Our Lady of the Lourdes Catholic Church (founded by St. Katharine Drexel) followed by brunch at The Retreat at Perimeter Summit. The celebration raised over $15,000 and was attended by over 300 Xavier alumni and friends. Xavier officials Dr. Kenneth St. Charles, Vice-President, Ms. Kimberly Reese ’95, and Mrs. Gia Soublet ’93 were also in attendance. Leslie Sudberry ‘61 was honored for his outstanding service to the chapter and Xavier University of Louisiana. The Chapter hosted its annual Alumni Picnic and Membership Drive on August 3rd. Alumni Chapter meetings occur on the second Sunday of each month at 3 p.m. at 951 Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard. To join the chapter or receive more information about upcoming events contact the Atlanta Alumni President, James Pascal’57 at (404) 349-7926 or paschal07@ comcast.net. The Baton Rouge Chapter invites all Baton Rouge area alumni and

friends of Xavier to join the growing chapter. On March 3rd the chapter celebrated the Feast Day of St. Katharine Drexel with a mass at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. On March 24th the Chapter hosted its Annual Jazz Brunch to support the Frank Hayden Scholarship at the Lod Cook Center. Dr. Norman C. Francis ‘52 and Kimberly Reese ’95 joined over 100 Xavier alumni and friends to celebrate the event. Marino ‘56 and Betty Casem ’56 were honored at the Brunch for their exemplary service to the Baton Rouge Chapter and Xavier University of Louisiana. The Chapter also sponsored a very successful freshman send-off in August. Vivian Broussard Guillory ’75 stepped down as chapter president after being elected as the Xavier University of Louisiana National Alumni Association President. Karen Yarbrough ’85 has been elected as the new chapter president. In addition, Baton Rouge chapter officer and member, Alejandro Perkins ’99 has been appointed as a Member at Large for the National Alumni Association. For more information regarding the Baton Rouge Chapter contact the Chapter President, Karen Yarbrough at (225) 9397346 or karenyarbrough88@gmail.com

James Paschal ‘57 presents Leslie G. Sudberry ‘61 with the Atlanta Alumni Association’s Outstanding Member award at the Atlanta Alumni Association’s Annual St. Katharine Drexel Celebration Brunch. The Chapter raised over $15,000 for student scholarships.

The Birmingham Chapter will host a Jazz Brunch and Silent Auction

on September 28th to benefit Xavier students from the Birmingham area. The Brunch is $40.00 and will feature a silent auction, Rhythm and Blues band, and the traditional alumni second line. To purchase tickets please contact Rudy Lewis ‘71, Chapter Treasurer at (205) 527-9240 or tenniszyx@aol.com.

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Kimberly Reese ‘95, Director of Alumni Relations (middle) catches up with Michelle Carter ‘97 (L) and Katrice Albert ‘94 (R) at the Baton Rouge Alumni Chapter Brunch. Over 100 alumni were on hand for this event that supports the Frank Hayden Scholarship.

interactive communication and an array of programs that appeal to all age groups. The Chapter started the 2013 year with its Annual Post Holiday Party. This kick-off to the New Year also serves as the Chapter’s Membership Drive. Over 150 Xavierites and friends attended the Annual Chicago Chapter Scholarship and Boat Cruise along Lake Michigan. Proceeds will benefit the Yvonne Allen Pharmacy Scholarship and Chicago area students. The Annual William J. Hill Freshmen and Parents Welcome Reception was held in August and the Chapter will host its Second Annual Taste-Off in October. For more information regarding the Chicago Chapter contact the Chapter President, Chakita R. Holmes ‘03 at (708) 223-0161 or chakitaholmes@yahoo.com.


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The Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter hosted its second annual Mardi Gras Ball in February. Over 200 Xavierites and friends enjoyed New Orleans style food, a mask contest, and dancing to benefit Xavier University of Louisiana. Whitney Forstall ’03, Alumni Relations Specialist, attended this successful event. Another popular event sponsored by the Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter, the annual crawfish boil and fish fry continues to attract a record number of participants. In March, Chapter members and friends celebrated Mass together in honor of the Feast Day of St. Katharine Drexel. For more information regarding the Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter contact the Chapter President, Tiffany Devereaux ‘98 at (972) 978-1965 or ttdex@yahoo.com. The Houston Chapter held its seventh annual Mardi Gras in December; proceeds from the

event benefits scholarships for students from the Houston area. On March 3rd, Chapter members celebrated the Feast Day of St. Katharine Drexel with Mass. In April, the Chapter hosted its second annual Vincent Rachal Luncheon, in honor of Vincent Rachal ’56, a loyal supporter of the Houston Chapter and Xavier University of Louisiana. The Chapter continues to host a number of social events including crawfish boils and happy hours to keep members engaged. For more information regarding the Houston Chapter contact the Chapter President, Randall McHenry ’86 at (281) 415-3720 or Randall @mchenryinc.net.

The Lake Charles Chapter is

diligently working to provide ongoing support for students from the Lake Charles area. The chapter provided book scholarships to all incoming freshmen from Lake Charles and hosted its third successful fundraiser to benefit its scholarship fund. Chapter members have also assisted with recruitment efforts by participating in local college fairs. For more information regarding the Lake Charles Alumni Chapter contact the Chapter President, Cynthia Guillory ’76 at (337) 844-3475 or cguillory@ cpda.org.

The Meridian Chapter is the newest

alumni chapter and recently held its first election. The officers elected are President, Otis Gowdy, Jr.; Vice President, Annie Ramsey ‘59; Secretary, Khaleah Naylor ‘06; Treasurer, Mildred Cole Major; and Student Liaison, Devon Pruitt. The members of the Meridian Chapter have set a $25,000 endowed scholarship as their fundraising goal. They are currently working with alumni and friends from Meridian and the surrounding community on fundraising events and college recruitment fairs. For more information regarding the Meridian Chapter contact Chapter President Otis Gowdy, Jr. ‘95 at (601) 201-8150 or otis_gowdy@comcast.net.

Members of the Lake Charles Alumni Chapter and a few Xavier representatives gather inside the city’s Civic Center for “An Evening of Jazz, Dinner and Silent Auction”, a chapter-sponsored fundraising event.

The Memphis Chapter continues to expand its membership by participating in community service projects and hosting events that appeal to all age groups. A popular event with all chapter members and friends continue to be the annual wine tasting soirée. The Alumni Chapter also hosted its annual jazz brunch in April and assisted with recruitment at local college fairs. The Chapter is currently planning a Mardi Gras Ball for 2013. Stay tuned for more information about this exciting event. For more information regarding the Memphis Chapter contact the Chapter President, Trevor Thompson ’91 at (901) 378-6077 or trevorkthompson@aol.com.

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The New Orleans Chapter joined the Office of Alumni Relations and celebrated the Feast Day of St. Katharine Drexel at a March 3rd Mass in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. On March 10th the Chapter hosted their annual fundraiser, Day at the Races. Nearly 200 Xavierites and friends attended the event to fund scholarships for students from the New Orleans area. The New Orleans Chapter holds its meetings on the third Wednesday in September, October, January, February, March and April at 6 p.m. For more information about the New Orleans Chapter, contact Chapter President, Louise J. Sonnier ‘56 at (504) 427-3858. The Northern California Chapter hosted its annual Day at the Races at the Golden Gate Fields

in Albany California. Chapter members continue to be actively involved in the HBCU network and serve as recruiters at the local college fairs. For more information regarding the Northern California Chapter, contact Chapter President Mildred Gardner ’56 at (510) 529-2078 or gardnermildred@hotmail.com.

The Phoenix Chapter is currently assisting the University in its recruitment efforts by participating in college fairs. The Chapter is actively recruiting alumni residing in the Phoenix area. For more information regarding the Phoenix Chapter contact Chapter President, James Tillman ‘96 at (602) 237-7859 or jtillman33@yahoo.com. The Philadelphia Chapter hosted their annual picnic for incoming freshman from Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The annual jewelry and Texas Hold’em party continues to be a great success and chapter members are currently planning a fundraiser to benefit the University in the coming months. Dionne Barnum ‘85, an officer and member of the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter, was recently elected to the National Alumni Association as the recording secretary. For more information regarding the Philadelphia Chapter contact the Chapter President, Jazmine Atkins ’95 at (609) 230-7214 or jallenah@aol.com. Xavier Alumnae hangout at the annual Philadelphia Alumni Picnic held at the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament Motherhouse (L-R) Ronda Broady ‘95, Dionne Barnum ‘85, Amber Koon ‘10, Jazmine Harris ‘95, and Anisha Roussell ‘95.

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The St. Louis Chapter has reactivated! The following officers were elected during the first official chapter meeting; President, Kimberli Hillard ‘08; Vice President, Carnecia Cole ‘07; Treasurer, Early Winfrey III ‘94; and Secretary, Brittany Stillwell ‘07. The Chapter has been very busy hosting a back to school picnic for St. Louis area incoming freshmen. The St. Louis Chapter is also planning its annual trip to the Mount Pleasant Winery. Proceeds will benefit scholarships for students in the area. The Chapter encourages all St. Louis alumni to get involved. For more information regarding the St. Louis Alumni Chapter please contact Chapter President, Kimberli Hillard ‘08 at kimberli. hillard@pfizer.com.


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The Southern California Chapter continues to support Xavier University of Louisiana by

participating in college fairs and hosting its annual signature event, the Mardi Gras Jazz Brunch. The 31st Annual Jazz Brunch was held in November. Xavierites and friends had a wonderful time enjoying good food and music while supporting a most worthy cause. Dr. Francis ’52, Dr. Kenneth St. Charles, and Kimberly Reese ’95 were also on hand to greet participants and provide a state of the university. The Southern California Chapter also celebrated the Feast Day of Saint Katharine Drexel with Mass and a reception following. Members of the chapter continue to assist the University in its recruiting efforts by participating in numerous college fairs. Monthly meetings are held on the second Sunday of each month. For more information regarding the Southern California Chapter, contact Chapter President, Anthony Sharp ‘03 at (310) 413-3440 or mranthonysharp@yahoo.com.

The Washington D.C. Chapter

continues to serve as alumni recruiters at numerous college fairs in the Washington D.C. area. The Chapter also participates in a number of community service activities in the region. Upcoming events include a freshman sendoff, happy hour, and a fundraiser to benefit University scholarships. For more information regarding the Washington D.C. Chapter contact the Chapter President, Matt Frazier ‘03 at (513) 259-7193 or matt.fraze@gmail.com.

Alumnae Shauna Kristen ‘02 and Ayana Rowley ‘05 volunteer as recruiters at a local college fair in the Washington D.C. area.

Do you want to start an alumni chapter in your area? Give the Office of Alumni Relations a call at (504) 520-5131 or email at alumni@xula.edu. Do you live in Jackson, MS, Jacksonville or Tampa, FL and are interested in networking with other Xavierites? There is an interest to start a chapter in your area. For more information contact Kimberly Reese ‘95 at (504) 520-5131 or kreese@xula.edu.

Do you live in Minnesota and are interested in joining a group of alumni interested in starting a local chapter? For more information contact Whitney Forstall ’03 at (504) 520-5323 or wrforsta@xula.edu.

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Homecoming Classmates Christie Lagarde ’03 and Myla Reese Poree ’03 strike a pose during the TGIF AfterParty.

Comradeship and revelry were the order of the day as alumni from across the nation gathered for Homecoming 2012. Here is a brief sampling. Make plans now to attend this year’s celebration, Nov. 20-24 and make your own memories. The 2013 event will feature the five-year reunions classes ending in “8” and “3”, but, as always, all alumni are encouraged to attend.

John Kitchings ’82 and Dannton Jackson ’92 share a moment before the Homecoming basketball games.

Outgoing two-term National Alumni Association President Frederick Carter ’69 presents outgoing treasurer Elvira Day Henry ’58 with a gift of thanks.

Members of the class of 1952 have a moment together in the President’s Suite during the Homecoming basketball games. The Class celebrated their 60th class reunion.

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Homecoming The Class of 1997 reunites at the Alumni Gala: (seated L-R) Shayla Nesbitt, Nicole Perkins Thompson, and Trevonne Thompson; (standing L-R) Randle Pollard, Juval Scott, Kerry Sterling, Tunrera Croom, Stephanie Owens-Gilkesson, and Jacinda Byrd-Smith.

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Lester Arnaud, Leslie Lee ’62, Catherine Williams Arnaud ’62, and Lester Lee ’61 attend Sunday Mass at the new St. Katharine Drexel Chapel.

The Class of 1977 and their spouses stake out a claim to their private table: (seated L-R) Mary Hanshaw Cooley, Alvin Cooley, George Baker, Carla Gibson Baker, and Priscilla Hydell; (standing L-R) Philip Stelly, Donzella Barthelemy, Melvin Butler and Earl Brown- Sconiers.


Homecoming Board of Trustees member Leo Sam ’52 and Sybil Haydel Morial ’52 get good seats at the Dr. Norman C. Francis Endowed Scholarship Benefit Concert.

Former Miss Xavier Jennifer Hayes Jacobs ’87 hangs out with the reigning Miss Xavier, Nikki Odofin ’13, at the Queen’s social.

Joleen Allen ’73 and William Allen ’72, flanking Sister Grace Mary Flickinger, are greeted at the “On the Yard” student-alumni event by junior business major Leon Vaughn.

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Homecoming Judith Johnson ’53 gets a hug from Xavier’s mascot as the Homecoming parade passes by.

Brian Landry ’02, Nina Washington ’02, Tamara Lewis ’02, Chakita Holmes ’03, and Latoya Polk ’02 claim a corner during TGIF.

Eloise Gourrier, Michael Gourrier ’62, Victor Syng ’62, and Mary Joressa Graugor Chappell ’62 enjoy the casual atmosphere at the Alumni Mixer.

Consuela Colston ’82, Sharon Jenkins ’82, a friend, and Avid Jones Jackson ’82 bask in the delightful fall weather at the “On the Yard” student-alumni event.

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LaToya Smith Wilson ’02, Starsky Wilson ’99, and their future Xavierites enjoy the tailgate BBQ.


Homecoming President Norman C. Francis ’52 presents a gift of appreciation to Karl Connor ‘91, Sr. Director, Government & Public Affairs BP America, Inc., in recognition of the company’s lead sponsorship for the 5th Annual Dr. Norman C. Francis Endowed Scholarship Benefit Concert.

Alphonse Smith ’04 and friends whoop it up at the TGIF.

Musical legends The O’Jay’s bring down the house during their performance at the fifth annual Dr. Norman C. Francis Endowed Scholarship Benefit Concert. Grammy/ American Music Award-winning recording artist Stephanie Mills also entertained.

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Reunion Class Photos

Class of 1937: (L-R) President Norman Francis with Elise LeNoir Morris.

Class of 1942: (L-R) President Norman Francis with Betty Mott Coles.

Class of 1947: (L-R) President Norman Francis with Lorraine Gonzales Williams.

Class of 1952: (front row L-R) President Norman Francis with Ruth Newton Wilson, Fred Johnson, and MacLetus Terrell Dejoie; (back row) Leo Sam, Vera Davillier Stevens, and Lorraine Marrero Thomas.

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Reunion Class Photos Class of 1957: (front row L-R) President Norman Francis with Lorraine Poret Wilson, Mary Savare Gonzales, Clementine Baptiste Cager, and Johnny Crear; (second row) Castro Spears, Francis Gonzales, Richard Harrison, and Ruby Folse Age; (third row) Manuel Llorens, Henry Stewart III, and Anthony Sceau; (back row) Sr. Lois Davis SSS, James Paschal, and Shirley Melton Judge.

Class of 1962: (front row L-R) Catherine Williams Arnaud, Brenda August, Arlette Lobastre, Anna Saul Harrison, Lana Lewis Pierre, Aurelia Barneun Arceneaux, Doris Raphael Dejoie, and Wanda Bazile Hewitt with President Norman Francis; (second row) Lucille Augustine Payne, Lucia Hamilton Haywood, Bobbie Bowman Anderson, Evangeline Harris Tierney, Gloria Llorens Collins, Bonita Blanchet Harris, Sydonia Davis Taylor, and Jack Hurry, Jr.; (third row) Marilyn DeGrasse, Marguerite Rey Florent, Carolyn Millet Lee, Carolyn Ross Wilson, Evelyn LaCroix Johnson, Abbie Lear LeCesne, Barbar, Barbara Buirl Jackson, and Leslie Israel Lee; (back row); Victor Syng, Michael Gourrier, Frederick Toca, and Errol LeCesne.

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Reunion Class Photos Class of 1967: (front row L-R) President Norman Francis with Anne Hamilton Thibodeaux, Xavier Kembo Zunzanyika, and Brendolyn Miller McKenna; (second row) JoAnn Hall LeBlanc, Barbara Hicks, Williams Holmes, Linda Louis King, and Nicholas Howard; (third row) Jerrol Larrieu, Thomas Dean, and William Ingram; (back row) Frances Parker, Zelda Barre Greene, and Charles Shaffer.

Class of 1972: (front row L-R) Yauna Hopkins Dailey, Stephanie Ford, Marion Christie-Campbell, Fannie Meardry Bush, Diane Bailey Woods, Monica Patton Taylor, Marvene Augustus, and Charles Anderson with President Norman Francis; (second row) Brenda Bethune Colbert, Linda Cooks Narcisse, Jean Hypolite Wooten, Roseanna Frilot Pappion, AnnMarie James Giles, Stephanie Rhodes Navarre, Terence Brown, Lynette Smith Causey, and Cherryll LeBlanc; (third row) Gregory Pappion, Jimmy Davis, Douglas Cunningham, Sharon Lefrere Donato, Ronald Guidry, Carolyn Wallace White, and Jacquelyn Robinson; (back row) Joseph Cadray, William Allen, Leon Johnson, and Philip White.

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Class of 1977: (front row L-R) Melaney Batiste, Yolande Morant, Gerald Farmer, Lisa Epps Farmer, Sheila Blouin Washington, Manya Carter Louis, Thomas Watson, Gwendolyn BallJulien, Mary Hanshaw Cooley, and Barbara Walker Franklin with President Norman Francis; (second row) Desiree Marchand Shelling, Spring Milam, Cynthia Pender McCarthy, Donna Mitchell-McMickens, Ditania Morris Barquet, Judith Smith Hamilton, Bonnita Boone, Donzella Barthelemy, Mary Joressa Granger Chappell ‘60, and Carla Gibson Baker; (third row) David Powell, Jewell Cobb Pitts, Earl Brown-Sconiers, Angela Simon, Cheyra Head Jenkins, Priscilla Hydell, Kenneth Nixon, Evelyn Lawrence Benjamin, and Angela Miller-Lee; (back row) Theodore Atkinson, Larry Washington, Byron DuVall, Philip Stelly, Harry Johnson, Thomas Hinton, Melvin Butler, Caron Felton Rowe, Harlin Miller, and Gregory Phillips.


Reunion Class Photos Class of 1982: (front row L-R) Angela Milligan, Angelia Wadkins Elliott, DeAngela Barthe, Denise Nicholas Jackson, Paul Tenette, Wand Pannell Gray, Avis Jones Jackson, and Carol Dotson with President Norman Francis; (second row) Michael Brown, Paula Mathews Bolds, DeLisa Tate Williams, Savitra Antoine Collins, Veshunn Smith Sanxton, Erica Sanders, Donna Connors, and Kaye Adams Browne; (third row) Patrick Roberson, Collen Kempt James, Troye Madison Washington, Rhonda Boucree Barney, Denise Blackwell Washington, Charlene Francis Fluker, Toni White Douglas, Renay Stovall, and Gerilyn Metoyer; (back row) Ernest Witherspoon, Douglas Porter, Norvell Brown, John Kitchings, Michael Campbell, and Consuela Colston.

Class of 1987: (front row L-R) President Norman Francis with Damita Williams Swanson, Yoland Randolph Mitchell, Dione Joseph-Breckenridge, Robert Jones, and Jennifer Hayes Jacobs; (second row) Jon Williams, Alicia Sarazin Cantrell, Ted McField, Shelvin Moore, and Anne Stith Gunter; (third row) Tonya Lyles, Richele Theodore, Belinda Alexander, and Everett Jacobs; (back row) Christopher Marrero, Felicia Mitchell Broussard, James Shade, and Paulette Simmons.

Class of 1992: (front row L-R) President Norman Francis with Tracy Everson Lotten, Wendy Crockett Gatlin, Holly Haydel-Terrie, Healon Knight, and Tammy Lyles Arnold; (second row) Dannton Jackson, Regina Whitfield Kekessi, Yvonne Collins-Moore, Kimberly Stewart Davis, Sabrina Echols, and Joel Johnson; (third row) Tunicia Giron, Kathryn Elmore, Charmagne Jackson Turpeau, and Tamekia Tate Cobb; (back row) Melody Robinson, David Johnson, Chantal Jacques, and Heidi Lovett.

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Reunion Class Photos Class of 1997: (front row L-R) President Norman Francis with Nicole Perkins Thompson, Stephanie Class of 2007: (front row L-R) Ciarra Borne with President Norman Francis, and Owens-Gilkesson, Jacinda Byrd-Smith, and Juval Scott; (second row) Shayla Nesbitt, Dennis Sigur, Sharita Honora; (back row) Jayda Jones, Ralynn Ruth, and Jaheedah Roane. and Melissa Joseph; (back row) Kerry Sterling, Turnera Croom, and Trevonne Thompson.

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Class of 2002: (front row L-R) Rosa Jordan, Stephanie Williams Easton, LaToya Smith Wilson, Christy Lagarde, Lauren Outlaw, Myla Reese Poree, Nina Washington, Tamara Hudson Lewis, Brandy Gallien, Asha Davis, Linda Knox Brock, and Tiffany Williams with President Norman Francis; (second row) Dion Martin, Taura Long, Nikki Harrison, LaToya Campbell Polk, Nkechi Nzerem, Andrea Harper, Mia Armstrong, Oneka Richardson, and Ebony Smith; (back row) Brian Ashford, Brian Adams, Neil Lewis, Christie Hersey Clayton, George Clayton, Brian Landry, Rozell Chapman, Richard King, and Mary Fleming. XG


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