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Dr. Norman C. Francis ’52 President

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QEP Initiative Takes Shape

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ON THE COVER: Campus visits by Qatar Amir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani (top right) and worldrenowned architect Cesar Pelli (bottom left) signaled the beginning of construction of the new pharmacy extension (bottom right) and, following that, the new St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. Meanwhile, the recently purchased property at 4700 Howard Avenue transcends into a new surface parking lot.

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Spring 2010 Dear Xavier Alumni & Friends: What a great time to be in New Orleans, and to be here at Xavier! In early February 2010, the future of New Orleans forever changed as a result of the New Orleans Saints victory in Super Bowl XLIV. The level of excitement generated by this accomplishment has been contagious. Simultaneously, both locally and nationally, we have experienced an equally high level of excitement as evidenced by such major events as the hopeful end of what has been described as the nation’s worst economic downturn in a generation, the recent passage of the health care reform law, the anticipation in New Orleans of a new mayoral administration, and the beginning of Xavier’s eighty-fifth year of existence. In this issue, we are pleased to be able to share with the Xavier family our featured story which provides a glimpse of the major construction and renovation projects occurring on campus. Five years post-Katrina, the University continues to strategically acquire and develop properties that have been deemed critical in support of the types of programs and facilities that are important to both student and faculty recruitment and retention. Two projects in particular, the Qatar Pharmacy Pavilion and the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel, are generating a great deal of interest and excitement. On the academic front, interest from prospective students remains strong, an encouraging sign that continues to support our long-term goals. The University recently embarked on a new academic initiative aptly titled Read Today, Lead Tomorrow, which is designed to ensure that the entire campus community appreciates the correlation between reading and lifelong learning. I encourage all alumni to journey with us on this life altering process, which was developed in support of our Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) – an initiative in support of our ongoing ten year accreditation review. None of these accomplishments would be possible without the continued support of thousands of generous alumni and friends who choose to financially support the University. This issue includes our annual Honor Roll of Donors, which lists those donors who made a financial contribution during the period January 1st - December 31st, 2009. 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. We are most pleased to include in this issue photos of the more than 400 alumni who returned to celebrate a class reunion during Homecoming 2009. We are always grateful whenever alumni choose to visit us due in part to the impact these visits have on current students. In closing, I am confident that even though the Super Bowl was won, the New Orleans Saints will not rest on their laurels. The same can be said for Xavier University of Louisiana. 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. XG Spring 2010


Sincerely, Norman C. Francis President

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XU Still Tops for Med Schools Xavier continues its track record of successfully placing more African American students into medical schools each year than any other higher education institution in the country, a distinction that it has maintained since 1993. A total of sixty-nine (69) Xavier graduates were accepted into medical and dental schools during the 2008-2009 academic year. The University is also off to a good start for the 2009-10 academic year, as evidenced by the more than a dozen seniors who have already been accepted into medical schools.

Full Tuition Available to Top Scholars A PAIR OF QUEENS - Miss Xavier 2009-2010 Amber Robins (L), a senior biology/pre-med major from Baton Rouge LA, shares the limelight with her predecessor, Lagina Williams ’09, before officially receiving her crown at the annual University Coronation Ball. President Norman C. Francis looks on. OPERATION DIABETES - Professor Dr. John Okogbaa (standing) and P2 pharmacy major Ryan Francois (seated) take the blood pressure and pulse of one of more than 150 shoppers who stopped by for free health screenings and diabetes information during the College of Pharmacy’s annual “Operation Diabetes” community outreach event at the Lakeside Shopping Mall. 

Top performing high school students from Catholic high schools across the nation, as well as those from public high schools in two Louisiana parishes, will be eligible for full tuition scholarships at Xavier beginning with the fall 2010 semester. The newly-established Katharine Drexel Scholarships, named for Xavier’s founder, offer full tuition to all valedictorians and salutatorians from any Catholic high school in the United States who are admitted as firsttime freshmen. The equally new Norman C. Francis Scholarships, named for Xavier’s current president, provide the same benefits to valedictorians or salutatorians from public schools in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes

Freshman Applications Up for Fall Applications for the freshman class for fall 2010 are running 15 percent higher than last year. That’s music to the ears of XU Dean of Admissions Winston Brown, who attributes much of the increase to a growing national interest in the University’s varied offerings. “Applications from local students remain steady, but we are seeing additional interest from prospects from throughout our region and across the country,” said Brown.

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White Humanist of the Year Dr. Michael White ’76, has been named the 2010 Humanist of the Year by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. White, a renowned jazz clarinetist, bandleader, composer, jazz historian and Xavier music and Spanish educator, received the organization’s top honor at the 2010 awards ceremony. When nominating White for the award, Nick Spitzer, producer and host of the American Routes syndicated radio broadcast and Tulane University professor of American studies and anthropology, described White as the “foremost player of traditional New Orleans jazz clarinet alive today.”

Big Easy Awards Honor Music Professor Dr. John Ware ’77, XU professor of music and conductor/music director of the New Orleans Black Chorale, was named recipient of the Big Easy Entertainment Award’s 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award. He was honored at the organization’s 16th annual Tribute to the Classical Arts Benefit Gala, which supports the Foundation for Entertainment Development and Education. The designated Rosa Keller Endowed Chair in Music at Xavier, Ware teaches voice, conducting, vocal diction, vocal literature and pedagogy as well as serving as conductor of the XU Concert Choir and Opera Theater.

THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL - President Norman C. Francis introduces Xavier Herald newspaper staffers Kevin Barnes of New Orleans and Stacey Windon of Prairieville LA to WDSU-TV anchorman Norman Robinson following the New Orleans’ Mayoral Candidates Forum broadcast live from the Xavier campus.

Xavier Economic Impact Gauged An economic impact study shows that Xavier University of Louisiana is a significant contributor to the metropolitan area’s economy. According to the study, Xavier generates more than $320 million in economic activities in the Greater New Orleans Region. The University is one of the area’s leading employers, and its spending helps to provide more than 4,200 jobs in Orleans Parish. The study was conducted by Frederick Rodgers, a respected economist at Medaille College in New York, who employed the Regional Input-Output Modeling System to estimate Xavier’s economic impact on the region.

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HOW TIME FLIES - Cynthia Cooper of the XU Information Technology Center and Karen Watkins ‘69 of the President’s Office, both with 40 years of service, receive the applause of a standing room only crowd during the annual Founder’s Day Convocation. A total of 59 long-time faculty and staff members were recognized.

TRIBUTE TO A LEGEND - Featured performers Dr. Michael White ’76 and Donald Harrison perform music selections heavily influenced by the late Sidney Bechet, a New Orleans born clarinetist and soprano saxophonist. The program also included reflections from art professor Ron Bechet, a nephew of the legendary music pioneer.

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Enrollment at New High Post-Hurricane Katrina enrollment hit a new high this past fall, thanks to a solid freshman class that exceeded projected levels and a welcome influx of new transfer students. The addition of 910 new freshmen and transfers has pushed the university’s current overall enrollment to 3,338 students, four percent higher than last fall’s 3,204. Enrollment has grown steadily the past four years. “After Katrina we set out on a five-year plan to gradually grow our freshman class back to a sustainable level of around 800 new students each year,” said Winston Brown, Dean of Admissions. “We are pretty much on that schedule.” ON THEIR WAY - First-year College of Pharmacy students sign their professional oaths at the annual White Coat Ceremony, during which the neophyte students received their first professional uniform - the white jacket - symbolizing ethical practice and signifying the beginning of their professional pharmacy educations.

XU Pharmacy Accreditation Reaffirmed The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) has reaffirmed the accreditation of the Xavier College of Pharmacy. “We remain confident in the quality of our pharmacy program and are proud that this professional assessment confirms the value of Xavier’s College of Pharmacy,” said Dr. Norman C. Francis, president. Xavier continues to be one of the top producers of African American pharmacists in the nation on an annual basis. Admission to its College of Pharmacy is highly competitive with more than 1,000 annual applications to be among the 165 students admitted for each first-year class. Of the 524 students who graduated from Xavier this past spring, 150 of them earned the Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

GUESTS OF HONOR - Honorary degree recipients Donna Brazile, a national political strategist, and Forest Whitaker, Academy Award-winning actordirector-producer, flank Dr. Francis on the Lakefront Arena Stage during the 2009 Commencement ceremony.

XU Gets Nod in Guide The University has once again received the endorsement of a prominent, annual college rating publication. Xavier was singled out as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review in the 2010 edition of its annual guide, “The Best 371 Colleges.” XU was one of 365 holdovers from last year’s guide. The guide cites Xavier’s unparalleled success in a number of academic areas – particularly premedical and pharmacy studies.

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President’s Leadership Cited The Xavier community has yet another reason to be proud of its president, Dr. Norman C. Francis, who was one of twenty-two men and women selected as the country’s most exemplary individuals by the U.S. News Media Group and the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. These inspiring professionals were noted for dedicating their careers to improving the everyday lives of people across the globe.

Grant Promotes Social Entrepreneurship Xavier has received a $92,000 grant from the UNCF to encourage and mentor African American students to become more involved in social entrepreneurship (the employment of business principles to address a social mission or problem) and to consider social entrepreneurship as a viable career objective. The Division of Business is planning to offer a Social Entrepreneurship course.

RUNNING FOR FUNDS - XU students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends showed up in force to help raise monies for student scholarships at the 22nd annual UNCF 5K Walk/Run in New Orleans’ Audubon Park.

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EMINENT SCHOLARS - A total of 47 faculty were presented medallions at the first-ever Eminent Scholars Endowed Chairs and Professors Ceremony.

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Summer Programs Receive $1 Million NASA Grant Xavier has received a $1 million dollar award from NASA to implement new summer programs and continue existing summer programming in Math and Science. The grant supports the University’s award-winning Summer Science Academy [which includes BioStar, ChemStar, MathStar and SOAR1] and the Experiential Problemsolving & Analytical Reasoning (EPsAR) program, as well as a new program in the Office of Academic Affairs and the Division of Education’s GLOBE teacher training program.

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SERVICE AWARD WINNERS - President Norman Francis congratulates Lauchland Roberts and Kenesha Pace after they were awarded the University’s top service awards - the St. Katharine Drexel and Mother Agatha Ryan awards, respectively - at the annual Baccaluareate Mass and Honors Convocation.

Xavier swept the individual and team titles of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships at Choctaw Trails MS, winning the latter for the fourth year in a row. The meet provided personal redemption for two XU standouts. P3 pharmacy major Ebony Harding of Baton Rouge LA, a three-time runner-up in the GCAC 5,000-meter women’s event, won this year’s individual title, while sophomore business major Ray Walston of Atlanta GA, the runner-up in the 2008 8,000-meter men’s race, also won this year’s event.

Cancer Research Receives $10 Million Grant Xavier has received a five-year, $10.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that will help the university move to the “next level” of competitiveness in cancer research. The grant is part of an ambitious, strategic initiative to enhance the university’s research competitiveness in biomedical fields. “Xavier has made significant advances in achieving our research goals through the establishment of the Center for Minority Health Disparities and through membership in the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium,” said Dr. Gene D’Amour, Senior Vice President for Resource Development, noting that XU researchers have received high levels of external funding for cancer research from public and private sources over the past decade. “This grant will allow us to build upon our progress.”

HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER - Renowned local chef Leah Chase gives a healthy cooking demonstration at the grand opening of the College of Pharmacy’s new Health & Wellness Center, located next to the Wal-Mart store in Harahan LA. XG Spring 2010


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XU Ranks High in Diverse Issues Annual Report A special report by Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine once again provides documentation of Xavier’s success in a number of academic disciplines. In its annual “Top 100 Undergraduate Degree Producers” issue, the magazine showed XU once again ranking first in the nation in the number of African American students earning baccalaureate degrees in two areas – the biological and biomedical sciences, as well as the physical sciences. Xavier is comfortably ahead of the pack in both categories. The Diverse Issues report is based on a review of the 2007-2008 preliminary data distributed by the U.S. Department of Education, which includes the effect of Hurricane Katrina (e.g. Xavier’s smaller total enrollment).

XU, NYU Form Partnership in Materials Research Offering first year freshmen an opportunity to do research and increasing minority graduate study in the nanotechnology field is the goal of a new partnership between Xavier and New York University. The two schools have received a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to bolster diversity among materials scientists through collaborative research and curriculum development. “Materials science builds bridges between scientists and engineers,” said XU chemistry professor Dr. Lamar Meda, who heads the project here at Xavier with physics professor Dr. Bryan Bilyeu. “This research is cutting-edge and there are very few undergraduate programs, none at an HBCU and currently none in Southern Louisiana. Nanotechnology is the wave of the future.”

HAITI CHERIE: - Haitian-born student Ismaelite Saint-Felix, now residing in Portland OR, chats with Dr. Pamela Franco, executive associate in the Office of Academic Affairs, at the campus collection point for the University’s earthquake relief fund.

Women’s Volleyball is Back The intercollegiate women’s volleyball program has been reinstated for the fall 2010 season. Al’lisa Hale, who previously coached at NCAA Division I member Alabama State, has been named the new coach. The team begins competition this fall. The University competed in women’s volleyball in 2003-04 but suspended the program in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina. XG

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CAREER LADDER – Students Ashley Brumfield of Grand Coteau LA, DeJenae Theragood of Los Angeles CA and Domonique Butler of New Orleans take advantage of the annual Mardi Gras Invitational (MGI) Career Fair to access career advice and information from industry recruiters about job openings and summer internships.

WHO DAT? X-U DAT! - Staff & faculty members Farrah Gafford, Claire Norris and Amy BelloneHite pull out their umbrellas to join co-workers, students and members of the Music Department brass band in a midday campus “second line” celebrating the New Orleans Saints’ first-ever win in the Super Bowl.

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MLK SERVICE AWARD - Edward Jenkins III, a senior political science major from New Orleans, accepts a Student Community Service Award from XU President Norman C. Francis during the 24th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Week for Peace convocation.

President Norman C. Francis (left) leads a lively discussion with (L-R) legendary investor Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., and Thomas Cousins, chairman emeritus of Cousins Properties, during the inaugural network member meeting of Purpose Built Communities held in New Orleans.

WATCHFUL EYE: President Norman Francis drops in on a krewe of student callers contacting Xavierites and friends seeking their financial support of the University’s vital mission during the Annual Fund Drive phonathon.

PASSING IT ON: Hollywood animator Lyndon Barrois ’90 (second from right) shares a moment with the family of the late artist John T. Scott ’62 – (L-R) Ayo Scott ’03 and Anna Rita Scott ‘64 – and art professor Ron Bechet before delivering the keynote address at the University’s annual Black History Convocation.

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PERFECTION: The Gold Nuggets celebrate their unbeaten Gulf Coast Athletic Conference record after a 65-55 win over SUNO at The Barn. The Nuggets were only the second women’s team in conference history to go 18-0 in the regular season.


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Super Bowl Champions (at last!)


ew Orleans’ love affair with its NFL professional football team reached another zenith when the Saints advanced to their first-ever Super Bowl. Then the team went on to beat the Colts to win the NFL title, prompting the Crescent City to put on a victory parade that paled its own annual Mardi Gras celebration, drawing more than 500,000 participants. It was extra-special for two alums, who provided a Xavier connection.


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Show Me a Sign Michelle Gobert ’89 (L) and Norm Gobert ‘83 (R), coowners of Signs Now, a New Orleans-based graphics production house, has been producing onsite signage for the NFL’s Super Bowl and Pro Bowl for more than a decade. In 2010 – at long last – the production of Super Bowl-themed locker room name plates, team busses, and the owner’s suite dawned the colors of the Black and Gold. “It almost seemed like a dream” said Michelle, whose on-demand sign shop shipped some generic signage from New Orleans before moving their base operation to a digital print shop inside the stadium to produce more team-specific signage once the two participants had been determined. XG Spring 2010


 It was their third visit to South Florida and this time it couldn’t have been sweeter.

For Christine ‘Chrissy’ Hamilton, a fourth-year pharmacy student, her last year as a member of the New Orleans’ Saintsations cheerleading squad has been the best year of her life. “When I think back to four years ago, when I didn’t know what the future would hold, it just seems amazing,” she says. Just as it was for the Saints and the City of New Orleans, Super Bowl Sunday was was a moment of personal redemption for Hamilton, a Chalmette LA native whose family lost almost everything when Hurricane Katrina rolled ashore in 2005. She did, however, evacuate with three days worth of clothes and her Saintsations uniforms. Like most of her College of Pharmacy classmates, Hamilton quickly returned to Xavier to finish her studies. She’ll be graduating in May. “Being at the Super Bowl with the Saints was something special,” she said. “I can’t even put into words how great it was, but I will remember it for the rest of my life.”

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ack in the late 1970’s when Xavier administrators

were contemplating construction of new modern buildings to replace some of the old wooden structures which had housed key academic departments for more than three decades, they brought in an architect to view the campus.

Very humble beginnings: work began on the COP expansion with construction of the western-most stairwell.

As legend has it, upon hearing some University staffers refer to the older buildings as World War II army barracks, the architect commented with some astonishment that he had thought the buildings were from World War I. A casual visitor to the campus today might experience the same degree of wonder – albeit for a different and much more positive reason. Today the epicenter of campus is the hub of much construction activity – an undertaking which will change the shape of the University and the New Orleans skyline forever. XG Spring 2010

Presently the long-needed expansion to the College of Pharmacy building is rapidly moving towards completion, while construction of the long-dreamed about and highly-anticipated St. Katharine Drexel Chapel will commence soon after the former opens for business.



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Groundbreaking Puts COP Expansion On Fast Track Work on the Qatar Pharmacy Pavilion began in May 2008 after Amir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani – whose middle eastern nation of Qatar provided Xavier with an unexpected post-Katrina windfall grant of $17.5 million – visited the city to witness the official groundbreaking ceremony. When completed later this year, the much-needed, five-story, 60,000-square foot addition – which had been in the planning stages for several years – will allow the COP to sustain its increased enrollment growth while drastically improving the overall quality of the academic programs and research endeavors. Each year more than 1,000 students apply for admission to the College of Pharmacy, yet only 165 (15 percent) are admitted due to space and staffing constraints. The addition will give the College the capacity to support and maintain its strategic enrollment target of 650 students – an impressive 34 percent increase since 2002.

“Each year more than 1,000 students apply yet only 15 percent are admitted...”

The Pavilion will be connected to the Library Resource Building and the existing College of Pharmacy building facing the campus’ I-10 boundary to the north. The tennis courts and the old Student Center, replaced by the new University Center in 2003 and out of use since then, were both removed to make way for the new structure.

Hamad Al-Dosari, senior diplomat with the Embassy of the Nation of Qatar, gets an update on the progress of the new pharmacy pavilion from XU President Norman Francis.

Plans call for moving most of the existing laboratories to the new building, while remodeling space in the original building for additional classrooms, conference rooms, and faculty and staff offices.  All of the new high-tech teaching labs, as well as two large auditorium-style lecture halls – each capable of seating as many as 200 students – will be housed in the expansion. The building will also hold teaching and research laboratories, a mock pharmacy skills laboratory and a Drug Information Center. The addition will feature enhanced learning stations, satellite technology, large screen projection capability, enhanced audio, and research laboratories equipped with the latest technological equipment and software.  “A well-equipped pharmacy facility not only supports student development and faculty research interests, but also allows the College to build important relationships with the pharmaceutical industry, other health care providers and the general population who depend on the educational seminars and clinical services that we provide,” said COP interim Dean Kathleen Kennedy. “Providing our faculty and students with the latest research equipment and facilities to help address major issues and proper drug delivery is critical if we are to continue to maintain our important healthcare leadership role,” she added. XG Spring 2010


An architect’s rending of the finished College of Pharmacy expansion as seen from the University Center.

Pelli Visit Brings Drexel Chapel Closer To Reality It would be an understatement to suggest that building a free-standing religious chapel on campus has been an elusive dream for most of Xavier’s history. A chapel was actually included in (then) Mother Katharine Drexel’s original blueprint plans for the Xavier campus in the late 1920’s and it has been mentioned as an upcoming project in nearly every university strategic plan for the past 80+ years. However those plans were always deferred in order to address other essential campus needs such as new classrooms and laboratories, faculty and staff offices, living “...World-renowned residences and architect Cesar Pelli other student oriented service visited the XU campus facilities.

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Architect’s watercolor rendering of the proposed St. Katharine Drexel Chapel as it will be seen from the Quad.

But that dream is for the new finally about to St. Katharine become a reality. In September Drexel Chapel.“ 2009 the longawaited project officially moved off the university’s “to do” list and onto its “get it done” list when world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli visited the XU campus to unveil his design for the new St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. The 11,000 square foot structure will be situated next to the pharmacy addition right alongside the Interstate-10 Expressway bringing motorists to and from downtown New Orleans. Like the other buildings on campus, the chapel’s exterior will be made of limestone. Its domed roof will be made of copper with a large cross located strategically at its crest that architect Pelli joked “will be visible from the

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Motorists traveling to and from the city via I-10 can’t help but notice the continuing progress of the towering six-story Qatar Pavilion expansion. Despite construction delays due to unfavorable winter weather, completion is scheduled for early summer with the official ribbon-cutting in the fall.



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airport to the river...” adding that “... people will see this cross and know it is the chapel at Xavier University.” President Norman C. Francis expressed his enthusiasm over the latest developments. “The new chapel and its centrality on campus will reinforce Xavier’s historic Catholic identity and its continued commitment to the goals and mission established by Saint Katharine, and will welcome students of all faiths to share in their spiritual development,” he said. The project is expected to cost more than $8 million, however Francis is optimistic about raising the needed funds. “We sometimes don’t appreciate how fortunate we have been,” he said. “We have faith that those things which we would like to do, can be done.”

A model with the roof removed to show the octagonal interior of the 11,000 square foot chapel.

Pelli, whose firm Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects has designed some of the most famous buildings in the world, including the Petronas twin towers in Malaysia that were once the tallest in the world, expressed excitement at the opportunity to design a house of worship at Xavier. “The idea of constructing a building with spiritual purposes is extremely attractive to me,” said Pelli, who himself grew up in a Catholic family. “This building will embody Drexel’s traits of modesty, simplicity and spirituality. It will make you feel totally uplifted.” Those wishing to make donations towards construction of the pharmacy expansion or the new Chapel should call XU Institutional Advancement at 504-520-7575 or visit the website at More information will be mailed to all alumni directly in the coming months. XG

A CAMPUS ALIVE While the Qatar Pharmacy Pavilion construction and plans for the new StKD Chapel have garnered much attention, there are numerous other campus improvement projects either currently underway or close to fruition. Here is a short list: Completed Projects: •

Electrical Upgrades/Lighting Retrofit

Science Building (1st Floor Classroom Renovations)

Ongoing Projects: •

Art Village Renovations (Renovation of existing buildings + recently acquired former nightclub.)

New Surface Parking Lot (4700 Howard Avenue, near I-10 Expressway)

Anticipated Projects:

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President Norman C. Francis and Cesar Pelli (seated) review plans for the new campus chapel with Pelli associate Mitchell Hirsch.

Campus-wide Electrical Upgrade

Central Plant Infrastructural Upgrade

Convocation Academic Center

Replacement of Old Student Center


ne of the newest facets of the re-accreditation process for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) is the development of a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). The QEP entails a five-year, campus-wide initiative targeted to improve some aspect of student learning. A successful QEP will not

only strengthen student performance and learning but will also be a wholly transformative experience for the entire university community. The development of Xavier’s QEP has unfolded over the past two years in anticipation of the university’s SACS site visit in March 2010. One of the more challenging components of the QEP standard is that it must be developed with input from every segment of the university. Last December, President Norman Francis wrote to alumni requesting guidance from Xavier graduates regarding what aspects of student learning might best be addressed through the QEP process. Every member of the full Xavier community – students, alumni, staff, faculty, Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, and trustees – received that same letter, but this was only the beginning of the QEP inception. Through that letter and other outreach, the university received a multitude of suggestions focusing on everything from reading and writing to ethics, institutional mission, and engagement. Throughout much of the Spring 2009 semester, discussions on and around campus focused on what would be the most significant aspect of student learning on which to concentrate the QEP – the University’s opportunity to dedicate resources and concentrated effort in an area most in need of improvement.

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It became clear that all campus constituencies were concerned with the apparently low level of student engagement. Student engagement is a broad, all-encompassing idea that not only reflects the degree to which students are dedicated to their academic pursuits, but also attests to students’ feelings, values, and attitudes towards the institution and the educational endeavor. The question of student engagement resonates with the degree to which students care about and feel a part of the university community.


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nother challenging aspect of the QEP is that for the five-year duration of the plan, every project and activity executed as part of the QEP must be assessed to determine the extent to which it has improved student learning. Everyone involved with education agrees that learning is improved when the students are emotionally invested in learning. Student engagement, though, is a difficult thing to assess. How do you measure the level of a student's emotional involvement in any given learning activity? Furthermore, how do you measure how much that emotional involvement has improved the student's learning as a result of that activity? Since a QEP focused on student engagement alone would not work according to the standards established by SACS, a group of students, staff, and faculty, working throughout the summer, accomplished two goals: first, they identified a more tangible element of student learning that would not only increase student engagement but could also be adequately tracked and measured as student learning outcomes; second, they developed a detailed action plan to initiate, implement, and assess these improvements.

Recognizing reading as a skill inherent to all academic and intellectual pursuits, Xavier’s QEP strives to improve the strategic reading capacity of all students...

Through months of discussion and hard work, Read Today, Lead Tomorrow, Xavier University's Quality Enhancement Plan, emerged. The immediate mission of this initiative is to encourage and assist our students to "become more active and engaged readers"; however, the long-term goal of this plan is rooted in the belief that such "enhanced skills and behaviors will enable students to improve their overall academic performance and will enliven the intellectual culture on campus." The QEP will help our students improve their critical reading skills so they can become more engaged in and out of the classroom. By doing so, not only will this plan further the educational mission of the University but its ethical mission as well.

Transforming the intellectual culture on campus is no small task, but Read Today, Lead Tomorrow encompasses an array of focused activities separately designed for incremental improvements in specific areas that collectively make this daunting transformation possible.

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Recognizing reading as a skill inherent to all academic and intellectual pursuits, Xavier’s QEP strives to improve the strategic reading capacity of all students, through a revised and strengthened developmental reading program. As a part of its mission, Xavier opens its doors to students whose grades and test scores may prevent them from entering other institutions of higher education. But Xavier admits these students with the expectation that through a Xavier education they, like many of our graduates, will beat the odds. Many of our incoming freshmen, for example, lack the basic reading skills necessary to complete a first-year college curriculum. Strengthening the Committee members flesh out the details of the initiative.

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developmental reading program will provide these students the support they need to fully embrace the rigor and demands of Xavier’s degree programs.


eading is vital to every academic discipline, but each discipline has its own reading needs and methods. This is the nature of reading as it applies to higher education and in light of this reality, the QEP provides training and professional development to faculty members to introduce active reading strategies in their entry-level classes, many of which are geared towards freshmen. For example, students taking BIOL 2000 will learn to more actively read as biologists, while students taking CPSC 1800 will learn to more actively read as computer scientists. Improving our students' reading skills is only part of the Read Today, Lead Tomorrow initiative. Encouraging our students to use reading as a means of becoming more engaged in the classroom—through their assigned readings—and out of the classroom—through leisure reading and community involvement—and providing them with numerous opportunities to do so is the more extensive part of this effort. Xavier’s QEP acknowledges a multifaceted approach to improving students’ reading skills and their value of the reading experience. Some courses may require reading journals where students reflect on various texts. They will also have many opportunities to join a variety of reading groups, through their classes, residence halls or through a service or social organization, with members of the faculty, or with Xavier staff. Students can also find support to establish their own reading groups. Regardless, they will come to see that reading can be a social medium, a way to engage and interact with other people. The QEP calls for the addition of well-lit comfortably furnished reader-friendly spaces across campus.


eyond campus, students will have a number of ways to use reading to reach out to and interact with the New Orleans community. Through service learning projects, students will visit local schools to model good reading for young children to improve their literacy, or by reading to the elderly to provide them with entertainment, information, and company. Xavier will also host and promote literary events, both on and off campus. Poetry readings and open mic nights will encourage people to share their own writings, while readings by wellknown poets and authors, as well as faculty, staff, and alumni, will further encourage the idea of reading as an effective social medium. Much of the groundwork for the Read Today, Lead Tomorrow initiative is currently unfolding with the plan slated for full implementation in the 2010 - 2011 academic year. Xavier submitted its QEP for SACS review in February and further inquiry took place during the campus site visit.

Banners throughout the campus and neighboring roadways herald the University’s community-wide “Read Today, Lead Tomorrow” Quality Enhancement Plan initiative.

The University eagerly anticipates the reaffirmation of its SACS accreditation following its annual meeting in December of 2010. XG

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Doing Justice to Food Bryant Terry ‘97


t has been said that we are at an unenviable moment in human history when our yearning for unhealthy diets is taking us toward extinction. That if we do not change what we feed our children and teach them about the symbiotic relationship between a healthy planet, healthy food and healthy bodies – then our demise will be hastened.  But who wants to be subjected to that guilt trip again? End of lecture.

Bryant Terry ‘97

That’s where Bryant Terry ’97 comes in. A self-described eco-chef, author and food-justice activist, he realized early on that while there was a need to educate people on healthy choices, they were tired of being preached to. So he decided to deliver the same message via a more interesting, nay, more “palatable” sermon.

“I’ve come to understand that a diet is such a personal journey,” said Terry. “I don’t think it’s anyone’s place to say what one’s diet should be, it’s really about checking in and being on that journey with one’s self.” Since graduating from the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in New York City, Terry has used cooking as a tool to illuminate the intersections among poverty, structural racism and food insecurity. His interest in cooking, farming and community health can be traced back to his childhood in Memphis, where his grandparents inspired him to grow, prepare and appreciate good food. That’s the combination that he wants people to grasp. XG Spring 2010


“For me, it’s about helping people become more aware of the interconnectedness of all

living beings, and how we’re just part of this complex whole with the environment, the animal kingdom, the mineral kingdom, the plant kingdom,” he said. “I want to help people to see how every action we take affects the whole.” In 2001, Terry founded b-healthy! (Build Healthy Eating and Lifestyles to Help Youth), a five-year initiative created to raise awareness about food justice issues and empower youth to be active in creating a more just and sustainable food system. A resident of Oakland CA, he has traveled to dozens of cities, doing cooking demonstrations and speaking at public events as well as at universities and colleges. He contributes essays and recipes to a number of online and print outlets, and his work has been featured in most major food-oriented magazines. Terry, who also holds a M.A. in American history from New York University in addition to his B.A. in English from Xavier, has garnered many honors for his work, including receiving the inaugural Natural Gourmet Institute Award for Excellence in Health-Supportive Food Education, being selected as one of the 2008 “Hot 20 Under 40” in the San Francisco Bay Area magazine 7×7 and recently being hailed as one of the “40 Chefs Under 40” by the online Mother Nature Network. In 2003 he published his first book, Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen, which received a Nautilus Award for Social Change. His second book, Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African American Cuisine, is a deeply personal and cutting-edge cookbook where Terry revisits his Southern roots and offers innovative, animal-free recipes mostly inspired by African American and Southern cooking. VSK recipes use fresh, whole, best-quality, healthy ingredients and cooking techniques with an eye on local, seasonal, sustainably grown food to demonstrate that dishes don’t have to be heavy or greasy to be delicious. He is currently working on

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Protecting Women’s Health Dr. Roland Pattillo ‘55


ome 40 years ago, Dr. Roland Pattillo ’55, helped create a vaccine that protects women from cervical cancer. Since that time he has been a tireless advocate of improved health care for women. Now you might say he is finally getting his due. Pattillo, now the director of gynecologic oncology at Morehouse School of Medicine, was recently recognized by his medical alma mater, St. Louis University, which bestowed upon him its highest honor, the Alumni Merit Award. Later this year, he’ll be in line for some additional national recognition when a new book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, is published amongst much ballyhoo, including a spread in Oprah magazine. The book will tell the story of Henrietta Lacks, a 33-year-old black mother of five children whose death in 1951 provided scientists with one of the most important tools in medicine

– the first “immortal” human cells grown in culture. An important piece of that tale of scientific discover will be a recounting of Pattillo’s own association with Dr. George Gey, the physician who successfully grew human cells outside the human body after cultivating the cancerous cells from Lack’s cervix. Then at the Medical College of Wisconsin, the two doctors were researching regenerative medicine, e.g. the potential for the human body to repair its own damaged organs and parts to pre-damaged or diseased condition. “Being able to reproduce human cells outside of the body and the diseases that affect them was (and is) critical to developing cures for those diseases,” said Pattillo. “Up to that point, nearly all advances in medicine were made by testing on laboratory mice and other animals, but the fact was that response in humans wasn’t always the same.” (Continued, next page)

Terry (from page 18) his third book and a television project. Terry is also a fellow of the Food and Society Policy Fellows Program, which provides funding to professionals in food and agriculture enabling them to use mass media channels to inform and shape the public agenda. He fully supports the program’s goal of creating sustainable food systems that promote good health, vibrant communities, environmental stewardship, worker justice and accessibility for all.

“One of the biggest things I uncovered in my work, especially working with young people, is that a lot of people living in low income areas and urban areas are living in what are known as ‘food deserts’,” said Terry. “They have very little access to fresh food – healthy, local, sustainable, all that – and have an overabundance of the worst foods, the fried things, the packaged fast food that has a negative impact on their overall health.” “Lack of access to healthy food is a huge issue, but it’s only one indicator of material deprivation these people are living with,” he added. “Usually it is accompanied by failing infrastructure, dilapidated schools, high levels of illiteracy and low income. These are all issues that need to be addressed.” XG

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As such, he has spent much of the last two years focusing a great deal of his professional energies on the Southern Organic Kitchen Project as a way of addressing the rise of chronic illnesses in historically-excluded urban communities in the South.

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT Patillo (from page 19) During that research, Pattillo established a cervical cell line that was used by other researchers to create a vaccine for the human papilloma virus, which causes cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancers in women. It is still used today. Lack’s original cells were also shared with researchers worldwide, who have used them to search for a leukemia cure and the cause of cancer, to study viral growth, protein synthesis, genetic control mechanisms, and the unknown effects of drugs and radiation. Now universally known as the HeLa cells, they have also been directly responsible for the development of cures for polio and numerous other diseases. For their part, neither Pattillo nor Gey sought a patent for their groundbreaking work, since it was their common belief that the cells should be made available to scientists everywhere so vaccines could be studied. The significance of For Pattillo, however, Lacks’ contribution to science which is just now receiving medicine was never –public attention some sixty about getting awards years later – has not been lost on Pattillo, who has hosted a or recognition. women’s health conference in her memory annually at Morehouse. Pattillo, a native of DeQuincy LA, was the fifth of six children. From an early age, he wanted to be a doctor. In fact, one of his fondest childhood memories is when his parents presented him with a doctor’s kit. Only the third African American student accepted to Saint Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin and fellowships at Johns Hopkins and Harvard Universities. Pattillo, who was one of the first physicians to publish an article on stem cells, is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed journal publications, one book and many book chapters. He was named Atlanta’s Top Doctor in 2002 by Atlanta Magazine and was recognized as a Health Care Hero in 2005 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. He has also received a medallion for his work by the Trophoblast Society. For Pattillo, however, medicine was never about getting awards or recognition. XG Spring 2010


“Being a physician has been the most gracious blessing of my life,” said Pattillo. “And Xavier gave me that chance.” XG

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alumni News

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Henry Honored as Alumnus of the Year Elvira Day Henry ‘58 of New Orleans accepts the 2009 Victor H. Labat Alumnus of the Year Award from (L-R) President Norman C. Francis ’52, Dr. Joseph Labat ‘59 and National Alumni President Frederick Carter ‘69.

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lvira Day Henry ’58 of New Orleans was honored as the University’s top alumni at the annual Alumni Homecoming Gala. National Alumni president Frederick Carter ‘69, Dr. Joseph Labat ‘59 and XU President Norman Francis ‘52 made the presentation of the Victor H. Labat Alumnus of the Year award to Henry during the annual Gala, the traditional highlight of alumni homecoming week. “Tonight we honor an alumna who has proven time and time again her loyalty and dedication to the University,” said Carter in his introduction of this year’s winner. “Despite her busy schedule the recipient has always included Xavier among her top priorities.” The annual Homecoming Gala drew a crowd of nearly 400 attendees to the University Center Ballroom. Class agents for the 14 special fiveyear reunion classes presented the University with gifts totaling $352,195. The Class of ‘49 led the way with 22 members contributing $86,026.

“Her love of Xavier and dedication to our mission has remained extraordinary throughout the years,” said Carter. “In addition to the tremendous financial support she and her husband give to the University, she doesn’t hesitate to make calls to encourage others to give as well.” “She makes so many trips to the University in her volunteer capacity that the campus police know not to mess with her when she parks in the reserved spot at Xavier South that reads ‘Reserved for the President!’,” he added.   Henry, now retired, was a teacher for more than 20 years. She remains active in her church and community serving as a Eucharistic Minister and providing transportation to elderly members of her church. She comes from a family of Xavierites: her husband Sterling and one of three sons attended the University. Keeping the tradition alive, she currently has a grandson at Xavier.

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A long-time university volunteer, Henry has served as one of the first cochairs of Xavier’s annual fund. She has held the position of treasurer for the National Alumni Association and New Orleans Alumni Chapter for a number

of years, where she regularly serves as a Jazz Round-up committee member, reunion class agent, phonathon volunteer, a worker at the freshmen orientation reception and a member of the XU booster club.


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Scholarship Concert Rocks the House A star-studded lineup which included Xavier’s own Wanda Rouzan ‘69 and her Taste of New Orleans had the University Center rocking like a Saturday night at one of the city’s hottest nightclubs, providing one of the highlight events of Homecoming 2009. More than 650 alumni and friends attended the event – the 2nd annual Dr. Norman C. Francis Endowed Scholarship Benefit Concert – which also included a performance by Irvin Mayfield and Purple Disrespect. Proceeds from the concert added more than $40,000 to the scholarship fund, which was established last year during the year-long celebration of Francis’ 40th year as XU president. The purpose of the scholarship fund is to ensure that future generations of deserving students are afforded the opportunity to earn a XU education. To date more than $540,000 has been raised towards a $1 million goal. It’s not too late to honor Francis’ legacy of helping students. To contribute to the fund please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at (504) 520-7575.

McKenna Inducted into UNCF Alumni Hall of Honor Dr. George McKenna III ’61, has been inducted into the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Alumni Hall of Honor in recognition of his service and support of Xavier and of his distinguished career in public education. McKenna, recently named interim local district superintendent in the Los Angeles Unified School District, has forged a long and distinguished career in public education that has earned him both local and national recognition.

Dr. George McKenna III

In the 1980’s McKenna served as principal of Washington Preparatory High School in Los Angeles CA where he was credited with successfully turning an inner city school plagued with violence and low student achievement into a vibrant institution which boasted an attendance waiting list and where nearly 80 percent of the graduates enrolled in college. This accomplishment was documented in a made-for-television movie, The George McKenna Story, starring Hollywood icon Denzel Washington. Due to his success there and at various Unified School Districts in California, McKenna’s strategies – which stress academic excellence at all levels – have been widely modeled across the nation. His support of Xavier is also exemplary.

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“Dr. McKenna is an outstanding alumnus who has demonstrated his loyalty to Xavier in many ways,” said XU President Norman C. Francis. “His commitment to education has made a difference in the lives of thousands of students.”

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H Stephen Rochon ‘84 Hosts Private Tour for Pharmacy Students and Faculty H was a Saturday afternoon in mid-March and the nation’s HHIT capital was a very dreary place dealing with record-breaking weekend rain totals.

l Rochon’s d all of Admira ye jo en ly ar ul ic and his “I part t the President ou ab s ie or st personal w basketball a parties, the ne zz pi That hardly mattered to a group of more than fifty Xavier students from the e th ily m fa Obama girls at the two little th ct College of Pharmacy plus their Interim Dean, Dr. Kathleen Kennedy, and a fa e th t, cour n beds, etc. make their ow to d handful of faculty who had traveled to Washington, DC to attend the American ire qu re ill ind me are st things that rem of s rt so Pharmacists Association 2010 Annual Meeting and Exposition. e th e ers These ar er (and past lead ad le e th gh ou This group was happy to brave the inclement weather for a very special that even th those walls, it resides within y) tr un co r private tour of The White House – home of the President of the Unites States – ou me. It is a of meone to call ho so r fo e ac pl a runs the conducted by none other than Rear Admiral Stephen Rochon (XU Class of ’84) is still at the man who th ow kn to g in nus whose formal title at The White House is “Director of the Executive Residence and cool feel ations is an alum er op ily da s ’ se Chief Usher.” White Hou honorary XU esident being an Pr e th as l el w as (P-3) Rochon learned that the group from his HBCU shley Lenfant  graduate!”  - A alma mater was interested in a White House tour, and so he decided to conduct a private tour for the fairly large group that lasted much longer “As I approached the entryway afte than the conventional “public tour” plus, they’d r clearing security to enter th e White House, I in be allowed to bring personal cameras inside. stantly felt a lump form in my throat, my stom ach was doing flips, an Rochon shared his own personal story of d my eyes began to tear up. It was a humbl becoming the first African American to ever ing feeling to know that I now belong to a co hold his position, having been hired during mmunity, that of Xa vier the previous administration of President University, with co nnections that al lo wed me George Bush. He also shared stories of welcoming the Obama family entry into the top house in the Unite d States.”  members into their new home and making adjustments to accommodate - LaKeasha R. Ba tiste (P-2) their desires and needs, while showing his tour guests so many of the famous White House rooms where so much history has been made.

Rochon’s job includes overseeing nearly 100 White House employees whose mission is to ensure that the First Family is always comfortable – and to further ensure that the world’s most famous residence is always ready for whatever historic and social events are scheduled there too. Needless to say, the private White House tour resulted in very personal and special memories for the Xavierites who were fortunate enough to attend; many of whom were eager to share their reflections in writing.

in the story will forever be on ch Ro l ira “Adm der of a distinct remin is e H e. lif y m line of can be. It should be and what an XU alum oud to be a Xavierite. e me pr definitely mad ith my White House w e th de si in ng Bei dean professors, and s, nd ie fr s/ ue colleag I hope I ing feeling that lm he rw ve  o -2) was an ia Incaprera (P - M .” of h uc to never lose

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“This meant th e WORLD to me! I truly felt at home & welcomed…it was an honor and priv ilege…if I neve r see the White Hou se again, I will N EV ER forget the expe rience… an em otional moment.”  - Michelyn “M issy” Patton (P -2)


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1950s Alice Desobry Bowens ’59, retired as president of Friends, the Foundation of the California African American Museum, after a long tenure. She remains a member of the museum Board.

1960s Dr. George McKenna III ’61, was inducted into the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Alumni Hall of Honor. He was recognized for his demonstrated loyalty to Xavier and his distinguished career in public education, most notably as superintendent of various Unified School Districts in California. Dr. Earl Mitchell Jr. ’60, was inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame. Oklahoma State University’s first tenured African American faculty member, he served at the college for nearly four decades as a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, assistant dean of the Graduate School and as associate vice president for multicultural affairs. He also served as state director for the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation.

1970s Rhaoul A. Guillaume, Sr. ‘71, president of the Baton Rouge LA consulting engineering firm GOTECH, served as the inaugural returning alumnus speaker at Marquette University. In addition to his keynote address to 200 fellow engineers and interested public, he also visited with more than 100 current students in their classes. Judge Ivan Lemelle ’71, federal judge for the U. S. District Court - Eastern District of Louisiana, was named to CityBusiness (New Orleans) newspaper’s Leadership in Law Class of 2010. He was one of 50 honorees recognized for his professional and community contributions. Dr. Ronald Dorris ‘72, professor of African American Studies and English at XULA, presented a paper, “Collective Memory as Repository of African American Cultural and Intellectual History,” at the Southern Conference on African American Studies in Jackson MS. Cynthia Willard-Lewis ’74, former District “E” representative on the New Orleans City Council, was honored by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Greater New Orleans during its Annual Torchbearer’s Awards Gala. She previously served as a state legislator and previously worked as Bureau Chief in the Housing Division of the City of New Orleans.

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Clarence Becknell ’75, MA ’81, has been designated “Historian Emeritus” by the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club in recognition of his tireless efforts over the past two decades as the public face of Zulu to educate the public about the history, significance and contributions of the organization to the Mardi Gras celebration and to the City of New Orleans.

Dr. Kenneth Boutte, Sr. ‘76, a professor of biology and XU Dean of Freshman Studies, is serving as Program Officer in the Division of Human Resource Development (HRD), Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Virginia. He is on leave from XU. Chiron Graves ’77, was appointed an assistant professor of biology at Eastern Michigan University. He previously taught at the high school level. Harry Johnson, Sr. ’77, an attorney in Houston TX, is serving as CEO of the $120 million Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial project, which broke ground on the mall in Washington DC in last fall.

1980s Brian Jackson ’82, a partner in the law firm of Liskow & Lewis where he specializes in commercial litigation, government investigations and white collar criminal defense, was nominated to the federal court for Louisiana’s Middle District by President Barack Obama. Dr. Conchetta White Fulton, ’85, ’98, professor in the XU College of Pharmacy, served as keynote speaker for the Founders’ Day Observance of the Tau Iota Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. The theme was Positive Role Models Encourage Positive Relationships. Dr. Robert Miller, Jr. ’85, returned to the University of Albany (N.Y.) after serving for a term as a visiting professor at the Addis Ababa University School of Social Welfare and Human Development in Ethiopia for the fourth year in a row. He teaches doctorate-level qualitative research methods and directs dissertation projects at the university – the only doctoral degree granting institution in that country. Dr. Sheila Bouldin ’87, was promoted to an associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson MS. A recent graduate of the Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics’ Academic Scholars Leadership Program, she also serves as the program director of the UMMC Ob/Gyn Residency Program. Dr. Marlah Mardis ’87, a physician with OccuMed, a family medical practice in Memphis TN, was presented the prestigious Patients’ Choice Award, an internet-based recognition tabulated by MDx Medical based on online feedback from patients on their experiences with their doctors. Less than six percent of the nation’s 720,000 active physicians have been accorded the honor. Toyane Buckman Faulkner ’88, held a book-signing in New Orleans for her most recent literary effort, Ebony Rainbow Daughters.

1990s Dr. Lourdes G. Planas ’90, assistant professor of clinical and administrative sciences at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, and colleagues received the 2010 Clinical Research Paper Award for their article, “Evaluation of a hypertension medication therapy management program in patients with diabetes,” from the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science during the organization’s annual meeting in Washington DC. The article was published in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. The Rev. Paul Whittington O.P. ’90, was the keynote speaker at the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ 2010 Evangelization Conference. Steve Prince ’91 and family have collaborated on a new children’s video book Cargo Billups Goes Looking for Lips. He did the illustrations based on wife Valerie’s text, while son Elijah did the narration. The production was further enhanced by Delfeayo Marsalis, who created the original score, and gospel recording artist Adrian Gause, who created the sing-a-long for the text. Dr. Sharhonda Washington Scott  ‘93, has founded Washington Mobile Dentistry, a new approach to dentistry that performs preventive, comprehensive and cosmetic oral health services using a mobile unit brought to Texas schools, businesses and communities. Kenya Crocken ’95, was named dean of ITT Technical Institute in St. Rose LA. She had previously served as assistant dean. Evelyn M. Simien ‘96, associate professor of political science at the University of Connecticut, was appointed Associate Director of the Humanities Institute. Dr. Ayanna Bucker ’97, associate director of the Public Health and General Preventive Medicine Residency Program and assistant professor and clinical director in the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine at the Morehouse School of Medicine, was named a Marshall Memorial Fellow by The German Marshall Fund of the United States. She will participate in a 24-day traveling program, during which 54 emerging American leaders will develop extensive knowledge of political, economic, and social institutions and issues facing the U.S. and Europe. Danyale A. Ellis ‘97, director of Development at Lawndale Christian Health Center in Chicago IL and the Midwest Cultures in Giving Workshop facilitator for the Delta Research and Education Foundation, was recognized by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. with the “On the Move” Award for Outstanding Achievement in the field of philanthropy. Dennis Sigur ’97, programmer analyst in the XU Information Technology Center, made a presentation on “Campus-Wide Initiative for Tracking Attendance” at the Blackboard Transaction Conference.

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Where are they now?

XU Alum becomes US Surgeon General U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin ‘79 was sworn-in by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius during the ceremonial swearing-in ceremony held in Washington DC in January. Pledging an emphasis on wellness and prevention, Benjamin said people “need to make the healthy choice the easy choice, and government can help them do that.”

Amy Bryan ‘98, assistant professor of art and director of the Art Gallery at Dillard University, presented a paper “Elizabeth Catlett and Margaret Walker: For My People” at the Fifth Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD) in Ghana. Demetria George Caston ’98, was named director of development at Hill College in Hillsboro TX. Dr. Kevin B. Sneed ‘98, was appointed the founding dean of the University of South Florida’s new School of Pharmacy. He previously served as associate professor of family medicine and assistant dean and clinical director of the USF College of Medicine’s Division of Clinical Pharmacy. Dr. Naiema Benson ‘99, has earned her medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Trimiko Melancon ‘99, an assistant professor of English, Women’s Studies, and Africana Studies at Auburn University, was awarded the renewal of her prestigious fellowship at Emory University’s James Weldon Johnson Institute for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies where she is completing her book manuscript, Unbought and Unbossed: Transgressive Black Women and the Politics of Representation.

2000s Quo Vadis Webster ’00, assistant premedical advisor at Xavier, made a presentation, “Transforming Your Pre-Health Advising Office,” at the 2010 Pre-Health Advisors Conference held at Meharry Medical College in Nashville TN. Major Alvin Blackmon ’01, was accepted into a Nuclear Pharmacy Residency at Walter Reed U.S. Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. Maiysha D. Jones ‘03, a graduate student in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, successfully defended her dissertation proposal and is now a Ph.D. candidate. She expects to graduate in 2010. Dr. Algernon Kelly ’04, has earned his Ph.D. in chemistry from Louisiana State University.

Candice Fields ’07, was accepted into the medical education review program at Ross University Medical School. Rosalie Nguyen ’08, has been accepted into the LSU School of Dentistry. Nina Perrault ’08, was accepted into medical school at LSUNew Orleans. Meghan Bias ’09, has been accepted into medical school at LSU-New Orleans. JaNiya Nelson ’09, was accepted into medical school at LSUShreveport and Howard University. Owokunile Otubusin ’09, was accepted into medical school at the University of Texas-San Antonio and the University of Texas-Galveston. Ayana Smith ’09, has been accepted into medical school at the University of Tennessee. George Washington ’09, was accepted into medical school at Howard University.

Elijah Williams ’05, a contract specialist for the NASA Exploration Systems Procurement Office at the Johnson Space Center in Houston TX, has earned a master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in public policy from Texas Southern University. Jasmine Branchcomb ’07, was accepted into medical school at Howard University.

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Alejandro Perkins ‘99, an attorney with the Law Offices of Hammonds & Sills in Baton Rouge LA, was selected to the National Board of Governors for the National Bar Association. He was also elected president of the Greater Baton Rouge chapter of the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, a state-wide organization of African American attorneys dedicated to community and civic involvement.

Halima Narcisse Smith ’99, has opened her own law practice, the Law Office of Halima Narcisse Smith, LLC, in New Orleans LA focusing on civil and criminal law matters.


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We Remember Edwin Hampton ‘52

William T. McCaffrey

The Xavier family joins the larger New Orleans community in mourning the passing of Edwin Harrell Hampton ‘52, the legendary music director and band master of St. Augustine High School for more than half a century.

The Xavier community sadly notes the death of William T. McCaffrey, a long-time friend and supporter of the University and former chair of its Board of Trustees.

Hampton devoted his entire professional life to St. Augustine, its students and its music program. Under his leadership the “Marching 100” became a Mardi Gras favorite after becoming the first African American band to march in the Rex parade. The band went on to achieve national fame, performing for eight U.S. presidents and Pope John Paul II as well as at several NFL Super Bowls, the Rose Bowl and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.

McCaffrey, who had retired in 1998 as Senior Executive Vice President of Equitable Life, and Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of The Equitable Companies, joined the XU Board of Trustees in 1982 after earlier service on the Business Advisory Committee. McCaffrey worked tirelessly on Xavier’s behalf. He served four terms on the Board, including four years as chairman. During that tenure he also chaired the development committee and was at the forefront of the University’s first two Capital Campaigns, which raised more than $70 million towards expansion of the campus. He was named a Trustee Emeritus in 2001. Despite personal health challenges for the past several years, he never lost interest in Xavier’s continued progress and well being. The main ballroom of the University Center is named in honor of him and his wife Mary.

The Xavier University of Louisiana family extends its deepest sympathy to the family, friends and relatives of the following alumni and friends. The University was notified of these deaths during the period of January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009. A special Mass is regularly offered on campus for all of our deceased alumni and friends.


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Edna Aaron ‘46 Sophie Aramburo ‘51 Robert Atkins ‘62 Lois Baham ‘36 Dorothy Bailey ‘55 Floyd Banks ‘60 Marguerite Bartz ‘75 John Beal ‘64 George Bell ‘55 Russell Bell ‘74 James Berryhill ‘49 James Betts ‘96 Brenda Bocage ‘63 Lois Boyd ‘40 Ralph Cager ‘38 Althea Carter ‘44 Richard Carter ‘57 Catherine Charlot ‘44 Gentry Cooper ‘51 Jostephanie Culotta ‘86 Evelyn Davie ‘31

Geraldine Demery ‘49 Frederick Dumas ‘41 Eloise Dyson ‘76 Traci Eugere ‘01 Angeles Farmer ‘95 Fannie Flamer ‘45 Dolores Frazier ‘39 Alyson Gallioto ‘79 Winston Gaskin ‘53 Edwin Hampton ‘52 Josefa Handy ‘77 Charles Heglar ‘69 Estelle Hill ‘49 David Horn ‘50 Rita Hutchinson ‘61 Harold Jackson ‘82 Linda Johnson ‘76 Emile Labranche ‘39 Harold Lapesarde ‘47 Mary Lewis ‘56 Ursula Lewis ‘59 Albert Malveaux ‘62

Vincent Malveaux ‘36 Willie McKee ‘55 Jean Mercadel ‘53 Louis Miller ‘52 Alfred Mitchell ‘55 Ann Mitchell ‘78 Hilliard Moore ‘63 Louise Moore ‘69 Willie Morris ‘39 Vincent Mott ‘38 Marion Myers ‘38 Angela Myles ‘91 Edward Neely ‘49 Mark Otto ‘90 Gerald Palmer ‘79 Lillia Patterson ‘47 Willie Payne ‘56 Leila Peete ‘63 Joseph Perkins ‘70 Junealee Populus ‘60 Debra Reid ‘83 Wayne Robichaux ‘73

James Shade ‘62 Henry Sindos ‘49 Helen Smith ‘43 Leroy Smith ‘40 Edith Spain ‘46 Robert Spann ‘52 Ronella Stamps ‘89 Frances Thompson ‘51 Carlton Tucker ‘51 Laura Valle ‘42 Alphonso Walker ‘78 Dorothy Waters ‘60 Alma Watkins ‘57 Helen White ‘44 Joseph White ‘52 Thelma Whitfield ‘49 Sylvester Williams ‘82 Kelley Wyatt ‘47 Edward Young ‘56


Monica Barquet Leon Bechet Bryan Bell Francis Blessing Dean Blietz Harriet Carroll Frances Clark David Desnoyers Catherine Donatto Albert Gaston Ken Gibbons Eugene Gilmes Shelton Greehouse William Hemmerling Heloise Higgason Arthur Jolivet Edna Kellerman Fred Kleinhaus Margaret Laborde Hilda Landry Leonard Lane

Mary Malmstrom Lucille Mathews Ferguise Mayronne William McCaffrey Nancy McKinley Joseph Naccari John Nickas George Parker Elizabeth Rolfes Fred Rooney Hilda Roy Donald Samull Gordon Saussy Maydell Starks Vertis Thompson Gene Usdin Mildred Watkins Rita Williams

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Acadiana Chapter The Acadiana Chapter has recently reorganized. The new chapter leadership is: President, Karen Gardiner ’86; Vice President, Joan Dessell ’89; Treasurer, Kerri Santiago ’88; and Secretary, Perpetual Williams ’96. The Acadiana Chapter celebrated the Feast Day of St. Katharine Drexel with Mass and by disseminating information on Xavier University and St. Katharine Drexel. Other events currently being planned include a Zydeco Dance and Day at the Races. The Acadiana Chapter is actively recruiting alumni from the Lafayette area. For more information, please contact Chapter President, Karen Gardiner ’86 at (337) 962-5518 or

Atlanta Chapter The Atlanta Chapter recently held chapter elections. The new chapter leadership is President, James Pascal ’57; Vice-President, Tasha Merritt ’96; Treasurer, Marlon Lloyd ’94; and Secretary, Felicia Mobley ’97. During January members participated in the Annual Atlanta HBCU Mixer. Proceeds from the event will provide a book scholarship for a Xavier student from the Atlanta area. On March 7 the chapter hosted a Mass and brunch in honor of the Feast Day of St. Katharine Drexel. The Chapter is currently working to increase its membership. For more information regarding the Atlanta Alumni Chapter contact the Chapter President, James Pascal ’57 at (404) 349-7926 or

Birmingham Chapter The Birmingham Alumni Chapter hosted their 16th Annual Jazz Brunch and Silent Auction in September to benefit Xavier University student scholarships. Frederick Carter, president of the National Alumni Association, served as the Chapter’s special invited guest. Former recipients of the Birmingham Scholarship also attended and gave words of appreciation. Alumni Chapter Meetings are held on the Second Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church. For more information regarding the Birmingham Chapter contact the Chapter President, Jackie Black ’76 at (205) 981-0080 or

Enjoying the Birmingham Chapter’s annual Jazz Brunch are (L-R) Jackie Black ’76, Rosiland Pijeaux Hale ’69, Delores Hicks-Peagler ’73, Jean Benjamin Vappie ’73, guest Patricia Speights and Adrian Mason ’73. XG Spring 2010


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Reuniting with old classmates makes the Baton Rouge Chapter’s Jazz Brunch a special event for (L-R) Elizabeth Breda ’95 and Suchitra Satpathi ’95.

Lake Charles Chapter The Lake Charles Alumni Chapter has recently activated. The officers are: President, Consuela Colston ‘82; Vice-President, Linda Pappion ‘73; Recording Secretary, Gladys McKnight ‘72; Corresponding Secretary, Joetta Rounds ‘97; and Treasurer, James Mayo ’85. The Chapter is currently assisting the University in its recruiting efforts by participating in area college fairs. For more information regarding the Lake Charles Alumni Chapter contact the Chapter President, Consuela Colston ’82 at (337) 513-9598 or

Chicago Chapter The Chicago Alumni Chapter continues to serve as alumni recruiters at college fairs throughout the Chicagoland area. In August the Chapter sponsored the Annual William J. Hill Freshmen and Parents Welcome Reception and distributed over $4,500 in book scholarships. The Annual Lake Michigan Cruise will be held on June 27. Proceeds from this event will support the chapter’s Incoming Freshman Fund and the Yvonne Allen Scholarship Fund at the University. For more information regarding the Chicago Chapter contact the Chapter President, Danyele Ellis ’97 at (773) 633-7022 or

Baton Rouge Chapter The water is fine, but we’ll stay on this nice deck say (L-R) Chalisa Warren ’96 and Demetria Caston George ’98 during the annual Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter’s Boat Ride.

The Baton Rouge Alumni Chapter celebrated the Feast Day of St. Katharine Drexel with a Mass at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. The Chapter hosted its annual Jazz Brunch at the Grillroom on Perkins Rowe. All proceeds will benefit the Frank Hayden Scholarship Fund. For more information regarding the Baton Rouge Chapter contact the Chapter President, Vivian Guillory ’75 at (225) 205-1544 or

Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter The Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter will host a cruise on May 30 with proceeds to benefit the University. For more information, contact Demetria George Caston ‘98 at (214) 289-2596. Members in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area continue to assist Xavier University in recruiting from the Dallas area by participating in numerous college fairs. For more information regarding the Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter contact the Chapter President, Chalisa Warren ’96 at (214) 808-2491. XG Spring 2010


Anytime’s a good time for good friends and good food at the Chicago Chapter’s Post-Holiday Party: (L-R) Janice Boutte ’85, guests Jeanette Boutte Simpson and Floyd Simpson Jr., and Emily Ferguson ’79.

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Do you live in the Cincinnati OH, Jackson MS or Minnesota and are interested in assisting with the alumni chapters reorganization efforts? Those residing in the Jackson MS area should contact Mrs. Davetta Cooke Lee ‘02 at (601) 832-2739. Those living in the Cincinnati OH or the state of Minnesota area should contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (504) 520-5131 or

Houston Chapter The Houston Chapter hosted its annual St. Katharine Drexel Feast Day celebration with mass at Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart and Brunch at Café 4212. The Chapter hosted its fifth annual Mardi Gras in December; proceeds from this event will benefit the University’s Annual Fund. For more information regarding the Houston Chapter contact the Chapter President, Tenitra Batiste ’94 at (832) 331-2160.

Memphis Chapter The Memphis Alumni Chapter hosted a Jazz/Blues Brunch in November. Proceeds from the fundraiser will assist with funding of the Chapter’s Scholarship. For more information regarding the Memphis Chapter contact the Chapter President, Trevor Thompson ’91 at (901) 266-6027.

New Orleans Chapter The New Orleans Chapter recently elected new officers. The new officers are: Louise J. Sonnier ‘56, President; Maria Sly George ‘58, Vice-President; Jane Jupiter Hayes ’73, Corresponding Secretary; Precious C. Kirk ‘96, Recording Secretary; Godwin Ndukwe ‘85, Financial Secretary; Elvira Day Henry ‘58, Treasurer; Lorraine Williams ‘47, Chaplain; and Lorraine Detiege ‘59, Parliamentarian. The Chapter celebrated the Feast Day of St. Katharine Drexel with Mass at the University Chapel followed by lunch. In March the Chapter hosted its annual Day at the Races to benefit its annual scholarship fund. The Annual Jazz Round-up is scheduled for June 13 at 3:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. For more information about the New Orleans Chapter, contact Chapter President, Louise J. Sonnier ‘56 (504) 427-3858.

Northern California Chapter The Northern California Chapter hosted its annual Day at the Races in May at the Golden Gate Fields in Albany CA. The Chapter continues to attend college fairs in the area to promote Xavier University to interested students and their families. For more information regarding the Northern California Chapter, contact Chapter President Mildred Gardner ’56 (510) 529-2078. XG Spring 2010

During the 2009 Annual Jazz Round-Up Dr. Norman Francis ’52 joined the New Orleans Alumni Club in honoring (L-R) Doris Sullivan ’49 and Sophie Aramburo ’51 (now deceased) for their long-time commitment and dedication to Club #1.


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Phoenix Chapter The Phoenix Chapter is currently assisting the University in its recruitment efforts by participating in college fairs. The Chapter hosted an Arizona Cardinals vs. The New Orleans Saints football viewing party. The Phoenix 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) 740-7440 or

Philadelphia Chapter The Philadelphia Chapter celebrated the Feast Day of St. Katharine Drexel with the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament at a Mass held in the Chapel of the Motherhouse and hosted its annual open house for perspective students from the surrounding areas of Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey at the St. Katharine Drexel Mission Center in March. The Chapter is currently planning a roller skating fundraiser. For more information regarding the Philadelphia Chapter contact the Chapter President, Dr. Jazmine Atkins ’95 at (609) 230-7214 or

Southern California Chapter

There’s always a big crowd at the annual Los Angeles Chapter’s Jazz Brunch as evidenced by (front L-R) LaJuana Chenier ’88, Dr. Cabrini Scott March ’87, Dr. Norman C. Francis ’52 and Christina Francis ’89; (back, L-R) Kimberly Reese ’95, Joyce Carter ’69, Frederick Carter ’69, Anthony Sharp ’03, Brandi Washington ’04 and Wayne Bennett ’07.

The Southern California Chapter held their annual Jazz Brunch in October. The annual brunch attracts Xavierites and friends of Xavier from across the country. As a result of their fundraising efforts the chapter contributed $20,000 to University’s Annual Fund. In February the Southern California Chapter celebrated the Feast Day of Saint Katharine Drexel with Mass at the Church of the Transfiguration 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 every month. For more information regarding the Southern California Chapter, contact Chapter President, Joy Joseph ’60 at (323) 299-0903 or

(L-R) Benny Prescott ’54 and Sylvia Kinard ’55 co-chaired the successful ’09 L.A. Jazz Brunch. XG Spring 2010


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Washington D.C. Chapter The Washington D.C. Chapter is actively recruiting Xavierites from the D.C. area to become active in its chapter. For more information regarding the Washington D.C. Chapter contact the Chapter President, Dr. Evita Bynum ‘85 at (202) 997-0073 or evita.bynum@

Stepping up to assume leadership roles in the National Alumni Association are (L-R) Elvira Henry ’58 (treasurer), Lorraine Detiege ’59 (recording secretary), Frederick Carter ’69 (president), Dr. Holly Bastian-Francis ’85 (1st vice president), Trevor Thompson ’91 (2nd vice president), Dr. Evita Bynum ’85 (corresponding secretary) and Dr. Norman Francis ’52. Not pictured are Joseph Sudduth ’63 and Danyale Ellis ’97 (members-at-large).

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Class Giving Summary January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009


4% 2% 3%


50% 6%


28% 11%

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Alumni 1255 Corporations 75 Foundations 34 Individuals 438 Organizations 55

Alumni $734,072 Corporations $344,916 Foundations $3,259,395 Individuals $393,515 Organizations $1,814,744

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Class %

1921 1933 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

$100 $125 $100 $6,030 $125 $1,050 $225 $350 $852 $2,600 $1,625 $700 $835 $5,100 $7,100 $10,413 $19,297 $1,900 $11,225 $13,891 $11,391 $12,535 $12,600 $15,010 $19,475 $8,835 $32,404 $10,028 $20,340 $50,279 $8,173 $7,790 $9,822 $3,762 $14,409 $8,405 $50,350 $4,490 $12,883 $7,807 $7,199 $11,105 $6,464 $118,762 $10,228 $9,735 $7,884 $15,572 $7,714 $4,120 $5,880 $6,490 $3,813 $2,975 $18,796 $3,264 $5,795 $12,075 $5,380 $7,269 $6,520 $3,075 $10,265 $5,955 $8,530 $7,178 $3,675 $6,928 $2,349 $3,504 $5,459 $1,000 $2,570 $200 $150 $440 $325

1 1 1 2 1 2 2 4 4 2 8 5 4 9 12 15 17 12 26 22 19 22 22 21 42 22 54 19 32 20 18 21 18 11 23 22 34 20 18 25 17 23 17 17 15 17 31 21 17 19 14 24 13 18 23 14 20 17 12 28 22 19 18 23 21 27 19 11 18 19 11 12 9 3 3 6 4

33% 50% 20% 20% 9% 17% 13% 20% 13% 7% 30% 17% 14% 30% 26% 35% 35% 20% 30% 27% 22% 29% 20% 17% 26% 17% 41% 19% 30% 19% 16% 24% 19% 13% 20% 16% 21% 10% 9% 10% 7% 11% 6% 7% 5% 7% 11% 8% 7% 7% 5% 9% 5% 6% 9% 4% 6% 5% 3% 6% 4% 4% 3% 4% 5% 5% 3% 2% 3% 3% 2% 2% 2% 1% 1% 2% 1%

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Honor Roll of Donors

Honor Roll of Donors

Xavier 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. The following Honor Roll of Donors includes gifts received by the University from January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009. 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].

Alumni Gifts of $10,000 or more Estate of Audreon D. Bratton Mr. Kenneth J. Broussard Estate of Eloise T. Dyson Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Jupiter Mrs. Carolyn M. Lee Dr. Cabrini S. March Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey T. Marshall Mr. and Mrs. Dwight McGhee Ms. Paula T. Saizan Mr. Alvin and Mrs. Janice F. Wilkins

Gifts of $5,000 - $9,999 Mrs. ArthĂŠ P. Anthony Mr. and Mrs. Horace C. Bynum, Sr. Lina B. Caldwell, M.D. Dr. Norman and Mrs. Blanche Francis Mr. Otis Gowdy, Jr. Mrs. Alexis M. Herman Mrs. Michaelle B. Jones Mrs. Myrna R. Malveaux Dr. Marie V. McDemmond Mr. Charles and Mrs. Catherine Green Newton Dr. and Mrs. Roland A. Pattillo Mrs. Melonie A. Coleman-Richard

Gifts of $2,500 - $4,999 Mr. and Mrs. Irvin C. Blackburn Mr. Randall N. Boseman Mr. and Mrs. Glenn M. Braud, Sr. Mrs. Betty Mott Coles Mr. and Mrs. Amos Evans Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gardner Mrs. Dionne DeBose-Hampton Tanyanika Holland, M.D., and Mr. Darrick Holland Mr. John C. Holmes Drs. Joseph and Deidre Labat Mr. and Mrs. Halvan J. Lieteau Mr. and Mrs. Alden McDonald, Jr. Mrs. Veronica L. Mitchell Dr. Judith Alexander Nash Drs. Henry P. and Mildred W. Ollee Dr. Emile J. Pierre Dr. Donald K. Robinson and Mrs. Ruby F. Robinson

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Contributors to Excellence Dr. Tanya M. Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Westley Sholes Dr. Odessa K. Spraggins Mrs. Constance M. Williams Dr. and Mrs. Harold T. Wilson Mrs. Cynthia Hardy Young

Gifts of $1,000 - $2,499 Capt. Eugenia Foster Adams Dr. John S. Adams ,Sr. Dr. and Mrs. Arthur V. Age Mrs. Nedra Alcorn Mrs. Mercedes C. Anderson Archie Andrews, Ph.D. Dr. Carolyn B. Block-Arnelle and Mr. Hugh J. Arnelle Dr. and Mrs. Theodore E. Atkinson, III Mr. and Dr. Steve V. Barbre Mr. Lyndon J. Barrois Ms. Stacey M. Bastian Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Billinger Mr. Richard Boseman Dr. Michael C. Boucree Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth G. Boutte Mrs. Alice Desobry Bowens Mrs. Marie M. Boyd Dr. Gloria M. Brawley Honorable Lois Bronz and Mr. Charles Bronz Malcolm Broussard, RPh. Mr. and Mrs. Edmund C. Broussard Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Broussard Mrs. Beverly Broussard Ms. Mercedese Broussard Dr. Nicole E. Mourillon-Brown Dr. and Mrs. Sylvester J. Bryan Mr. and Mrs. Oliver R. Butler Mr. Benjamin E. Cannon Ms. Barbara J. Carmon XG Spring 2010


Mr. and Mrs. Frederick J. Carter Zenobia A. Casey, M.D. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard P. Celestine Drs. Anthony and Brenda M. A. Chappell Mr. and Mrs. Carlton I. Charles Dr. Edgar L. Chase and Mrs. Alva Chase Dr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Coleman Dr. Yvonne C. Collins Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Collins Mrs. Marcella Collins Mr. and Mrs. Brent A. Cooper Dr. and Mrs. William Cottles, Jr. Drs. Tracy and Jobie F. Crear Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Crear Ms. Dayna H. Credle Drs. Tamaatra L. and Errol Crook Mr. and Mrs. Gary M. DeGrange Mr. Waldo and Mrs. Shirley Dejan Dr. Wilfred J. Delphin Mrs. Lorraine Detiege Atty. Victor A. A. Dubuclet III Dr. Beverly and Mr. Lloyd Dupre Mr. and Mrs. Floyd F. Ferguson Mr. John Fleming Mr. and Mrs. Verbie C. Florence Mrs. Marguerite Florent Mr. and Mrs. Donzell Floyd, R.Ph. Dr. Pamela Payne Foster Mr. John T. Fuller Mrs. Dianne Gaines Mrs. Frances Gaines Ms. Odile R. Gayten

Ms. Peggy A. Gibson Dr. Pheophilus H. Glover Mrs. Marlene Gonzalzles Dr. Paul R. Goodwin Dr. Marcellus and Mrs. Laura Grace Mrs. Jennifer Adger Grant Ms. Julie S. Griffin Mr. Paul L. Guidry Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Guillory, Jr. Dr. Rosalind Pijeaux Hale Mr. and Mrs. G. Okyeame Haley Mr. Torrey M. Harding Atty. William H. Harris, Jr. Mrs. Gaylene W. Harris Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Harrison Mr. and Mrs. Ian P. Heisser Mr. and Mrs. Sterling J. Henry, Sr. Mr. Ruston G. Henry, Sr. Mr.and Mrs. Edward Holland III Mr. Charles A. Honore Mrs. Jeneice W. Houze Mr. and Mrs. Smith W. Howard, Jr. Mrs. Serena J. Hunter Ms. Cynthia Darensbourg Hurd Ernest W. Jackson, D.M.D. Mr. R. George Jackson Mrs. Ella P. Jackson Mrs. Maxine BerteauxJackson Dr. Jennifer H. Jacobs and Mr. Everett P. Jacobs Ingrid Labat Jacobs, M.D. Dr. Patrice P. Jean and Mr. Darren Collins Mr. and Mrs. Nelson J. Jean, III Mrs. Carolyn C. Jones Mrs. Joy A. Joseph

Mrs. Ramona F. Jupiter Dr. Octavia M. Kennedy Mr. Marc V. Kennedy Mrs. Ruth E. Kennedy Ms. Kristen R. Labat Mr. Leroy Labbe and Mrs. Shirley Labbe Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Lang Dr. Treva A. Lee Ms. Susan J. Lemle Ms. Christina A. Levings Mr. Walter T. Lewis, Jr. Mrs. Sherrie B. Littlejohn Mr. and Mrs. Manuel P. Llorens Davida E. Manor, M.D. Dr. and Mrs. Roy Marrero Ms. Shawana J. McGee Dr. Jill E. McGovern Dr. Lisa T. Gibson Mckee and Mr. Randy G. McKee Dr. Lawrence and Mrs. Helen McKendell Dr. George J. McKenna III Mrs. Carolyn J. Davis-McLain Mrs. Patrice E. McNeal Dr. Gwenesta B. Melton Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Melton, III Dr. Gerilyn Metoyer Dr. Earl D. Mitchell, Jr. Ms. Adrianne P. Mitchell Mrs. Grace M. Moolchan Dr. and Mrs. Glenn L. Morgan Mr. Vernon M. Myers II Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nash Dr. Vuyisile S. Nkomo Dr. Charles Nunnery Dr. Nicole A. Padmore Ms. Dianne R. Pajaud Dr. and Mrs. James A. Paschal Vanessa M. Paul, DPh. Mrs. Nina Payne Mr. and Mrs. Frank T. Penn Mr. and Mrs. Albert J. Porche Mr. and Mrs. James R. Powell

Honor Roll of Donors Dr. Leonard Price Estate of Roy J. Pugh Mrs. Annie L. Ramsey Ms. Kimberly M. Reese Mrs. Sondra C. Reine Mr. and Mrs. Edwin J. Rigaud, Jr. Mrs Ethel S. Roane Mrs. Vera W. Robert Mr. McLouis Robinet Drs. Derek J. and Shawn S. Robinson Mr. Lionel Eric Roche` Mrs. Genevieve A. Rousseve Dr. and Mrs. Vincent J. Roux Dr. and Mrs. Charles J. Russell Dr. Reginald O. Salter Mr. and Mrs. Murray J. Saucier Mrs. Ruth Schlater Mrs. Anna Rita Smith Scott Mrs. Denise T. Scott Shemal Scott, M.D. Mr. Charles L. Shaffer Mr. Harold A. Sias Mr. and Mrs. Errol J. Simmons Dr. Joseph A. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Laurence J. Smith Mr. John Andrew Smith Mrs. Louise J. Sonnier Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Stuart Ms. Melanie A. Sullivan Ms. Raina T. Sullivan Mrs. Regina D. Tatum Dr. and Mrs. William Terrell, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert J. Thomas, Jr. Dr. Cleopatra E. Thompson Drs. Trevonne M. and Nicole C. Thompson Mrs. Evangeline H. Tierney Mr. and Mrs. Perry Tillman, III

Dr. and Mrs. Frederick M. Toca, Sr. Dr. and Mrs. David A. Travillion Mr. Calvin S. Tregre Mrs. Sylvia H. Tureaud Mrs. Germaine G. Vavasseur Mrs. June Vavasseur Mr. Christopher W. Vincent Dr. Anne Ward Mrs. Karen DeGrange Watkins Mr. Joseph R. Weber Mr. and Mrs. Willie J. Whisenhunt Mr. and Mrs. Roderick L. Whitfield Mrs. Earline S. Wilkerson Dr. and Mrs. Everett J. Williams Yolanda A. Williams, D.D.S. Valerie P. Wilson, Ph.D. Dr. Melanie RobinsonWoodard Mrs. Winifred D. Wright Dr. Michon Wyche

Gifts of $500 - $999 Mr. and Mrs. John Q. Adams Mr. Raphael O. Adeyemi Dr. Lawrence J. Alfred Sancerie J. Allen, D.D.S. Ms. Erica A. Anderson Mr. Joseph D. Antee Mr. Allister D. Arnold Mrs. Cheri M. Ausberry Ms. Mary G. Auzenne Ms. Barbara J. Baker Ms. Denise B. Barbarin Mrs. Dionne G. Barnum Mrs. Barbara B. Bechet Mr. Wayne J. Benjamin Mrs. Ione Bertrand Major Alvin Blackmon, III Dr. Lewis Blair, Pharm.D

Mr. and Mrs. Carl A. Blouin, Sr. Mrs. Donna P. Russell-Blyden Mr. and Mrs. Wilford I. Bonner Mr. and Mrs. William T. Bostick Mr. John L. Bovastro, Jr. Ms. De Etra Branch Mrs. Jacqueline Brandon Mrs. Gwen Brantley Dr. Cori M. Brock Ms. Felicia Broussard Mr. and Mrs. Warren Brown Mr. Shawn S. Brown Professor N. Wiley Browne Dr. Ayanna V. Buckner Mr. Adolph F. Bynum ,Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Horace C. Bynum, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Tommy L. Chambers Mr. Meyer J. Chambers Mrs. Joan Clark Drs. George E. and Christie Clayton Dr. Ingenue F. Cobbinah Mr. Donald C. Collins Mr. Marion J. Cosey Mr. Lawrence C. Coulon Mr. Douglas Cunningham Dr. Oscar A. Del Portal Mr. Alvin S. Deloach Mrs. Ann L. Dixon Mr. Daniel R. Driver Mr. and Mrs. Vidal C. Easton Mr. Kelvin P. Esters Mr. and Mrs. Reynaud M. Farve Mrs. Mamie L. Feffie LaReesa M. Ferdinand, M.D. Mrs. Joyce F. Foley Mrs. Joni M. Folse Mr. and Mrs. Carroll L. Frank Mr. Bryan and Dr. Conchetta Fulton

Mr. Louis C. Gaignard and Mrs. Carol Gaudin Gaignard Dr. Noel Gray Dr. Rashida N. Gray Dr. Rosalind B. Green Mr. Willie E. Green, Jr. Mrs. Beverly A. Griffith Dr. Alfred Guillaume, Jr. Mrs. Mary G. Hardesty Mr. Emmanuel E. Harrison Dr. Clarence C. Haydel, Jr. Mrs. Delores E. Heglar Vernora D. Hightower, M.D. Mrs. Wanda Howard Mrs. Hilda Joan Douglas Jackson Dr. Jarvis B. Jacobs Ms. Shirley M. Johnson Dr. and Mrs. Derrick D. Jones Mr. Lamont R. Jones Dr. Leonard R. Jubert Dr. and Mrs. Peter J. Jupiter Mrs. Alice F. Jupiter Mrs. Cosette West Kaufman Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Labat, Sr. Mr. Binh H. Le Mrs. Eleanor M. Leak Mrs. Florence W. Lee Drs. Willie and Mary L. Lewis Ms. Monique R. Lewis Mrs. Pearl Algere-Lonian Mr. Rayfield Lotten Dr. and Mrs. Peter Louis Mr. and Mrs. Andrew A. Mallet Ms. Veronica A. Malone Mr. Fred C. Markey Mr. and Mrs. Jewel Marsalis Mrs. Melba F. Martinez Ms. Ivy E. Mathieu Mr. Reginald H. Matthews Mr. Marvin N. Miles Dr. James W. and Mrs. Avis Sinegal Moore XG Spring 2010

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Mrs. Jean B. Moore Dr. and Mrs. Archie Morris, III Dr. Emmett E. O’Neal Mr. and Mrs. William Pajaud, Sr. Mrs. Ennis M. Pepin Mr. Larry D. Perkins Dr. James J. Perry Mr. Wayman Powell III Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord S. Raymond Mr. and Mrs. George S. Robertson Ms. Kathlyn D. Robertson Mr. Clarence W. Rollerson Mr. Paul Romain Mr. Darryl E. Rouson Mr. and Mrs. Kevin M. Saberre Dr. Fred J. Sambrone, Jr. Ms. Juval O. Scott Dr. Christopher Simmons Mr. and Mrs. Charles Simms Mr. Robert H. Simms Mr. and Mrs. Allen J. Smith, Sr. Mr. Michael B. Smith Mr. Llewelyn J. Soniat Mr. Louis A. Spain, Sr. Mr. James E. Stone Dr. Louise Guenveur Streat Mrs. Doris B. Sullivan Ms. Michele L. Terrie Mr. and Mrs. Alcide J. Tervalon, Jr. Dr. Lowell P. Theard Mr. Larry E. Thomas Ms. Erin S. Threatt Mrs. Etta Tricksey Mrs. Laura V. Triggs Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Tureaud, Jr. Mr. Lucius Tyson, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. William D. Van Buren, III Mrs. Anne L. Vance Mr. Bobbie Ward

Mrs. Geraldine B. Washington Mr. and Mrs. James A. Watts, Jr. Drs. Frank and Ida-Lorraine Wilderson Mrs. Hilda C. Williams Dr. Clarice A. Wimberly Mr. Byron J. Wing Mr. and Mrs. Alfred T. Witcher Mr. Michael A. Young

Gifts of $250 - $499 Mrs. Carole B. Alarcon Mr. Billy G. Ambrose Mrs. Lorraine Amos Mrs. Shirley Anderson Anderson Ms. Lora L. Antoine Lt. Col. Augustine S. Aruna Mrs. Barbara E. ShannonBanister Mrs. Alfreda Speed Banks Ms. Antoinette M. Bannister Mrs. Harriet Wooten Bass Miss Tenitra R. Batiste Dr. Gloria D. Beal Mrs. Carolyn Beal Ms. Stacie A. Bean Mrs. Donn C. Beaubien Ms. Camillia B. Bell Dr. Loren J. Blanchard Dr. Jocelyn J. Bookman and Mr. Dobbin O. Bookman Dr. Windell D. Boutte’ LCDR Andre’ Le Gras Boutte’ Mrs. Nellie M. Bowman Dr. Shameza L. Boyd Mrs. Cheryl W. and Mr. Darryl R. Boykins Dr. Ronda L. Broady Dr. Carolyn M. Brown Ms. Michele J. Brown Ms. Ronah Brown Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Brunswick Mr. and Mrs. Winston Burns

Dr. Kimberly M. Bush Mrs. Tiffany T. Byrd Dr. Helen W. Carry Mr. Calvin P. Casmier Ms. Helen E. Castenell Mr. Chester L. Chambers Dr. Ponjola Coney Mrs. Pamela FreemanConway Mrs. Lynn S. Crean Mr. and Mrs. Edward R. Dalferes, Jr. Mrs. Heidi L. Daniels Mr. and Mrs. George G. Darensbourg Dr. Larna J. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Davis Mrs. Dedra L. GourdineDavis Ms. Bythelda M. Davis Mr. Keith E. Decay Ms. Marianne DeGrange Ms. Pernell R. Denet Ms. Tiffany T. Devereaux Mr. Thomas J. Donald Ms. Merilynn B. Donelon Dr. Ronald Dorris Mrs. Karen Durand Ms Charmagne M. Eady Mr. Walter H. Ennis, III Mrs. Elvera M. Feist Mrs. Janice Florent Mrs. Leatrice Gaines Mrs. Maria Sly George Mrs. Louaunne W. Gilyot Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Glover, Sr. Dr. Jesse F. Goodwin Ms. Beverly W. Grant Ms. Josephine R. Grier Mrs. Janice Heard-Guidry Mr. Joseph Hall Mrs. Alyce G. King-Hammons Mrs. Alverna J. Harden Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Harris Mr. Vaughan M. Harris Mrs. Andrea Taylor Harris

Mrs. Jetta Harris Ms. Veronica L. Harrison Mrs. Joyce M. Guillion Harte Ms. Jenna R. Hatton Ms. Gwendolyn R. Hawkins Mr. and Mrs. Trent S. Heisser Ms. Darlene Hobbs Ms. Hyacinth H. Hutchinson Dr. La Toya D. Jackson Mr. Dannton C. Jackson Mrs. Judith G. Johnson Ms. Gabriell A. Johnson Ms. Mamie R. Johnson Mrs. Rosie S. Jones Mr. and Mrs. Frank T. Joshua, Sr. Ms. Shirley M. Judge Mrs. Marcella M. Keyes Dr. and Mrs. Duane E. Kirksey Mr. Lionel B. Labeaud Ms. Justina M. Lafitte Mr. Jerrol Larrieu Ms. Dorothy M. Lastrapes Mrs. Philomena D. Lawson The Honorable Tilden Le Melle, Ph.D. Dr. Lester A. Lee and Mrs. Leslie I. Lee Mr. John H. Lee Mr. and Mrs. John C. Lemelle Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Leonard Dr. and Mrs. Clarence S. Lewis, Jr. Mrs. Josie Y. Lewis Mrs. Minnie J. Davis-Linyear Mrs. Makea B. Gadsden-Locke Mrs. Phyllis CharbonnetBurns Lodrig Mr. Stephen Lombard Mrs. Elena L. Mann Mrs. Elswith C. Mazin Mr. Bervis B. McBride, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Allison G. Mercadel

Honor Roll of Donors Mr. Herbert Millings Mrs. Lois F. Mills Mrs. Mary J. Hadnott-Mims Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth A. Monette Dr. and Mrs. Edward G. Nicholson Mrs. Katherine T. Nicolay Mr. Sherril M. Nixon Mr. Bobby Pearson Dr. Lawrence E. Plaskett Mr. Claude Powe, Jr. Mrs. Geraldine M. Pratt Dr. Julia Bell Quint Mrs. Glenda Rankin Mrs. Ann M. Rawles Dr. Alden H. Reine, Sr. Mrs. Irene B. Richardson Mrs. Marlene R. Ritch Mrs. Althea R. Robinson Mrs. Chalita B. Robinson Mrs. Donna S. Robinson Mrs. Dianne Roebuck Ms. Wanda Rouzan Drs. Dereck and Jillandra Rovaris Mr. Herbert H. Rowe, Jr. Ms. Sandra L. Sails Mrs. Kathy C. Saloy Mr. Gordon B. Sanders Dr. Geoffrey G. Selvage Mr. and Mrs. Elmore J. Seraile Mr. and Mrs. Corwin F. Shakes Mr. Byron H. Simmons Mr. William D. Simon, Jr. Mr. Hinton C. Smith Mrs. Juanita Smith Mr. Edward Sparrow Ms. Alisa C. Spivey Mr. Wayne A. Steele, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Henry L. Stewart III Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Sudbury Mr. and Mrs. Gary J. Tanner Mrs. Valencia A. Tanner

Mr. and Mrs. Isaac L. Thomas Mr. Edward S. Thomas Ms. Alessandra D. Thompson Dr. and Mrs. Roderick O. Thornton Mrs. Theresa W. Threet Mr. James B. Tillman Mr. and Mrs. Mertes E. Troullier Mr. Gerard M. Victor Mrs. Trina S. Vincent Mr. and Mrs. James O. Wadley Mrs. Cassandre K. Wallace Ms. Tia B. Walton Mrs. Janice L. Wash Mr. Richard J. Washington Mrs. Kathy M. Crusto-Way Phyllis E. Weaver, R.Ph. Mr. John D. Webster Fr. Peter C. Weiss, S.S.J Dr. Joan D. Welch Dr. Threvia West Ms. Kay F. Wexler Dr. Angele T. White Dr. Michael G. White Mrs. Gwendolyn H. Whitner Dr. Henry Wicker and Mrs. Geralyn Wicker Mrs. Beverly W. Wilderson Atty. Sharonda R. Williams Miss Angela H. Misshore Williams Mr. Kevin E. Williams Mr. Lougene Williams and Mrs. Tracee M. Williams Mrs. Leola Melton Williams Ms. Mishanda L. Williams Ms. Margaret A. Zimmerman

Gifts of $100 - $249 Ms. Carmichael L. August Dr. Elaine Parker- Adams Mrs. Margaret B. Adams Dr. Katrice A. Albert Mr. Henry C. Alexander, III

Mr. Willie J. Alexander Mr. and Mrs. George L. Allen, II Mr. James A. Alsandor Mr. and Mrs. Clarence J. Ancar III Mr. Clarence Ancar III Mr. Earl P. Ancar, Jr. Mr. Edward and Dr. Angela Anderson Mrs. Willie M. Andrews Mrs. Anna B. M. Armstrong Mrs. Catherine W. Arnaud Mr. Dudley G. Auzenne Janeen R. Azare, Ph.D. Mrs. Anna Bachemin Dr. Gloria Jackson Bacon Dr. Monica E. Baldridge Valdesha L. Ball, M.D. Dr. Tracey Banks and Mr. Mark Banks Dr. Glen M. Baquet Mrs. Laura Baranco Mr. Francis X. Barial Mr. Keith T. Barker, M.S. Mr. and Mrs. Peter S. Barnes Mrs. Lucy T. Bates Mr. and Mrs. Arthur F. Battiste Ms. Adrienne P. Becnel Ms. Michelle A. Belanger Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Belcher Ms. Achontyrausi Y. Bell Ms. Elois T. Bell Mrs. Kathleen Dorsey Bellow Mr. Johnny L. Bennett, Jr. Mrs. Hilda M. Bergeron Mrs. Elvert Bijou Ms. Debbie Bissett Mrs. Gwendolyn C. Blake Mrs. Lois R. Blakes Ms. Bernadette D. Blount Dr. Olympia Boucree and Mr. John H. Boucree Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Bourgeois III

Mr. Warner A. Bourgeois Mrs. Shelita M. Bourgeois Tommy E. Bowman, D.D.S. Mr. and Mrs. Danny J. Boykins Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus E. Bradford Ms. Elease M. Bradford Mrs. Edna V. Branch Mr. and Mrs. Newman S. Braud Ms. Gwendolyn M. Breaux Mrs. Dione M. JosephBreckenridge Mr. Marcus L. Brinson Mrs. Charita Champion-Brookins Mr. Joseph A. Brooks, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Terence C. Brown Mrs. Ann Hardy Brown Mrs. Earlene Patin Brown Mr. William B. Broyard Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Brue Mr. Alexander Brumfield, Jr. Mrs. Christine Bryant Ms. Malinda W. Bryant Ms. Ashleigh N. Buffer Mrs. Barbara Bullock Mrs. Joycelyn L. Burnett Dr. Dianna M. Burns Ms. Allassia Y. Burns Mrs. Helena W. Burrell Dr. Jossie A. Burton Ms. Terri L. Burton Mr. and Mrs. William Bush Mrs. Lorraine Butler Mr. Alcide Cador Edward R. Caliste, Ph.D. Mr. and Mrs. Larry L. Calvin Mr. Jamaal A. Campbell Mr. Robert B. Cannon Ms. Mildred T. Caro Dr. Terrolyn P. Carter Mrs. Lynne P. Carter Ms. Ann P. Carter XG Spring 2010

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Contributors to Excellence Mr. and Mrs. Frank Caudle Mrs. Shirley M. Celestine Mr. and Mrs. Van B. Chambers, Jr. Mrs. Sue P. Chandler Atty. Aldrinette M. Chapital Ms. Brenda R. Chapman Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Charbonnet, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Chenier Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Clark Mrs. Dolores J. Clark Mrs. Johnnie P. Cole Ms. Elodia B. Cole Mr. Vernal Coleman, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie C. Collier, Sr. Mr. William Collins, Jr. Mrs. Cassandra E. Collins Rev. and Mrs. Joseph M. Conrad, Jr. Mrs. Nancy B. Cortez Ms. Donna K. Crawford Rev. David G. Cray, S.S.E. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd X. Creecy Ms. Bonita M. Cuillier Mrs. Clevetta T. Cummings Mr. James L. Currence Mr. Frank L. Daggs Mrs. Yvonne M. Darensbourg Mr. Theodore A. David, Jr. Mrs. Aissatou A. SidimeDavid Dr. Joseph W. Davis Mr. Lovell Davis Mr. Roger F. Davis Ms. Cynthia D. Davis Ms. Zakiyah D. Davis Mrs. Lorraine Sigue Day Dr. Anthony Decuir Mrs. Gail M. Carter-Dennis Mrs. Althea K. Deterville Dr. Brooke E. Christian Dishmon Mrs. Carole L. Dixon Dr. Tonya R. Dobbs XG Spring 2010


Mr. and Mrs. Charles Domingue Mr. Joseph A. Domingue Dr. Agnes Donahue Mr. and Mrs. Frederick J. Dumas Mrs. Audrey H. Duncan Mr. and Mrs. Alton A. Duplantier Mrs. Virginia M. Dupre Mrs. Harriet D. Duronslet Dr. Michelle R. Easton Ms. Erania M. Ebron Mr. and Mrs. Edgar R. Edwards, Sr. Ms. Carol A. Ellis Dr. Dayna L. Ellison Dr. Raycinia K. Ellison Mr. and Mrs. George Etienne Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Eugere Mr. Louis A. Evans Mrs. Marion A. Evans Mrs. Susie B. Evans Mr. and Mrs. Cedric J. Falgout Mr. Kent B. Farmer Mrs. Deanna P. Felder Ms. Myrtle W. Ferrande Koyia L. Figures, M.D. Mr. Lionel J. Fleury Dr. Stacey L. Folse Kendra L. Forbes, Pharm. D. Ms. Natalie Forcia Dr. T. A. Foster Mrs. Linda D. Frederick Dr. Claire V. Fuller Mr. Fredric L. Fullerton, II Mr. and Mrs. Stanley B. Gaddis Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. Gaines, Sr. Mr. Melvin Gaines Mr. Ronald D. Gaines Ms. Phyliss S. Gaines Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Gardner

Mr. Richard J. Gasper Mrs. Yolanda L. Gautier Mrs. Barbara A. Gibbons Ms. Brenda V. Gibson Mrs. Barbara T. Glamb Ms. Felice J. Glapion Dr. Rossie J. Gomez Mrs. Leora T. Gonzales Dr. Milton A. Gordon Mrs. Ruth O. Gordon Dr. and Mrs. Alfred G. Gourrier Mrs. Joyce Graves Mr. John F. Gray Mr. Troy D. Gray Sr. Mrs. Emma Grimes Mr. and Mrs. Ron D. Grimmette Mr. John W. Grissett Mr. James J. Guidry Dr. Jean-Maurice Guilbaud Mrs. Gwendolyn F. Guillmette Mrs. Ra’Nell Hale Mrs. Marjorie Hamilton Mrs. Pennye D. Hamilton Dr. Adrienne A. Hanson Dr. Virgil Hardin, M.D. Mrs. Nicole F. Hardin Ms. Kendra E. Harmon Mrs. Imogene V. Harrell Mr. and Mrs. William Harris Mrs. Martha Harris Ms. Jazmine A. Harris Mrs. Mary A. Haun Ms. Beverly A. Hawkins Ms. Ellen M. Hazeur Mr. and Mrs. Harold B. Henderson Mrs. Kimberly I. Johnson-Henry Mrs. Mary F. Henry Mr. Darrius M. Hereford Mr. and Mrs. Bennett L. Herrera Mrs. Faye G. Hill Ms. Han M. Hoang

Mrs. Glenda Holley Mr. William Butch M. Holmes, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Houlemard, Sr. Ms. Sebrina B. Houston Mrs. Richele T. Howelton Mrs. Sophronia Hughes Mr. Marvin L. Hunt Mr. and Mrs. William A. Ingram Mr. and Mrs. Willie Irons Mrs. Dorothy S. Jackson Ms. Andrea L. Jackson Mrs. Sharvell Jackson-Jones Dr. and Mrs. Patrick D. Jefferson Mr. Larry E. Jefferson Mr. Richard H. Jefferson Ms. Jacqueline Jeffrey Dr. Jarrett A. Johnson Mr. Marc E. Johnson Mr. Taliafero Johnson Mrs. Elaine K. Johnson Ms. Joan G. Johnson Mrs. Jeanalice Johnson Bartley Ms. Anna E. Jollio Dr. L. Laneuville Jones Marilyn Jones, M.D. Mr. and Mrs. George E. Jones Mr. and Mrs. Melvin C. Jones, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Jones Mrs. Marilyn W. Jones Mr. Albert E. Joseph, Jr. Keisa M. Joshua, Pharm. D. Dr. Myrtly R. Joyner Dr. Justin M. Kelly Ms. Paula M. Kelly Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Kerley Mrs. Patricia Kimbrough Mr. and Mrs. Larry L. King Mrs. Leta M. Knighten Dr. Anil Kukreja and Dr. Poonam Kukreja

Honor Roll of Donors Mr. and Mrs. Jamal M. Lacour Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Larkin Mr. Philip T. Lastrapes Mrs. Allena V. Laurendine Mrs. Carolyn J. Lawrence Mrs. Eunice D. Lear Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Leary Mr. Wilfred Leblanc and Mrs. Lois G. Leblanc Dr. Terrel M. Lecesne Mr. and Mrs. Errol M. Lecesne Mr. Martin Lecour Mr. Clifton Lee Dr. Karen Lewis and Mr. Cornelius Lewis Dr. Myra M. Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Basil V. Lewis Mr. Livingstone T. Lewis, Jr. Mr. Nathaniel Lewis Mrs. Ella M. Lewis Mrs. Linda H. Lewis Mrs. Madeline D. Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Lindsey Mr. Wilfred Lodrig Ms. Shakira T. Loeb Ms. Corena Z. Lott Mr. and Mrs. Khristopher W. Loyd Ms. Nicole S. Luddington Mrs. Lavinia S. Lundy Mrs. Suzette M. Lyons Ms. Kathleen M. Manuel Mr. and Mrs. Merritt P. Marks Ms. Connie R. Marks Mr. and Mrs. Alvin J. Martin, Sr. Mrs. Elouise Conant Martin Mrs. Rosary Martin Ms. Karen M. Martin Miss Peggy Y. Massey Mrs. Tinera F. Mathews Mrs. Mary M. Mayo Mr. Major W. McBee Mr. Leon McClain, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Alcus M. McConduit

Mrs. Rose B. McKendall Ms. Mary E. McKendell Mrs. Monica McKenzie Ms. Cecelia V. Medley Dr. Trimiko C. Melancon Mrs. Dorothy M. Menifee Mr. Frank W. Merrick Dr. Tasha L. Merritt Mrs. Beverly G. Miller Mrs. Gloria Mills Mr. and Mrs. Archie K. Milton Mitchell, Delwin E. Dr. Ida L. Rose-Mize Mrs. Portia Montgomery Ms. Margo N. Montgomery Mrs. Calandra Tate Moore Mrs. Jean S. Lang-Moore Mrs. Carmen Morial Mr. Giovanni B. Morris Mr. and Mrs. Dennis L. Motley Mrs. Joyce T. Mouton Mrs. Alice U. Murchison Mr. Robert Nash, Jr. Dr. Donald R. Naylor, Jr. Dr. Ruth E. Neal Mrs. Alida Neveu Mrs. Regina L. Hall-Ngorima Mr. Truong T. Nguyen Mr. Augustine C. Njoku Ms. Catanya A. Norwood Reverend Maurice Nutt Mr. and Mrs. Lucky I. Omorodion Mr. Kofi Onumah Ms. Patricia A. Pajaud Mrs. Yvette M. Palmer Ms. Joyclen R. Parker Mrs. Sylvia T. Patterson Ms. Marva Pattillo Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Paul, Jr. Mr. Roger D. Pender, Jr. Mrs. Catina Green Peoples Mr. Wilbur J. Perez

Mr. and Mrs. Alejandro R. Perkins Ms. Natalia Perry Mrs. Almeda Pickard Mrs. Bernadette Pickett Mr. Isaac Picou Mrs. Sybil T. Pierce Mr. Wellington T. Pitts Mr. and Mrs. Steven T. Player Ms. Stella L. Poindexter Mrs. Verna R. Polk Mr. Edward H. Pollock and Mrs. Ursula M. Pollock Dr. William and Mrs. Carolyn Powell Mrs. Christine J. Powell Mrs. Sandra M. Prampin Mrs. Barbara Prejean Mr. Robert C. Price, Sr. and Mrs. Elvina Price Ms. Corunda T. Pruitt, Ph.D. Mrs. Dawn Sherron Purnell Mr. and Mrs. John P. Quinn Mrs. Marguerite M. Quintal Mrs. Lynne K. Raphael Dr. Warren J. Ray, Jr. Mrs. Mildred B. Reed Mr. James J. Reisinger Dr. and Mrs. Alvin J. Richard Mrs. Lisa A. FernandezRichard Ms. Jeanne Richards Mr. and Mrs. Herbert J. Richardson, Jr. Mrs. Kamala Rimmey Mrs. Cheryl Ripoll Mr. Patrick W. Roberson Mr. Herbert and Mrs. Linda Roberts Dr. Diarra O. Robertson Ms. Juliet T. Robertson Mrs. Charlene W. Robins Dr. Mia J. Robinson Mrs. Marlene A. Robinson Ms. Tiana C. Robinson Mrs. Pamela Rogers

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Rollins, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Roussell Dr. Ayana K. Rowley Ms. Farrah M. Roybiskie Mr. Leo P. Sam, Jr. Ms. Kashena M. Sanchez Dr. Marilyn D. Saulsbury Mr. Leonard Schexnayder Mr. Randall Schexnayder Mrs. Michelle M. ArnaudScioneaux Mrs. Berenice Lewis Scott Mrs. Muriel P. Segre Ms. Dawn E. Segura Mr. Anthony D. Sharp Mr.and Mrs. Alphonse Shropshire Mr. and Mrs. James A. Simmons Mr. Kyle Simon Ms. Belvadere R. Simon Robert L. Simpson, R.Ph. Dr. Renee H. Singleton Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Smith Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Smith Mrs. Edith J. Smith Mrs. Jacinda Byrd-Smith Ms. Engrid S. Smith Mrs. Alisa D. Orduna-Sneed Mrs. Gia B. Soublet Mrs. Wilhelmina A. Stanley Ms. Stacy E. Stepney Dr. A’Lise J. Steward Mrs. and Mr. Susan A. Stewart Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt Striggles Mrs. Tara M. Sutton Dr. and Mrs. Reginald W. Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Albert J. Taylor Mr. Glendon Taylor Mrs. Joan Teamer Mr. Billy G. Terrell XG Spring 2010

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Contributors to Excellence Mrs. Karen F. Terrell Mr. Daniel C. Thibodeaux Mrs. Carolyn Thomas Ms. Ruby S. Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Thompson Mrs. Beverly Thompson Mrs. Cynthia A. Thompson-Bland Mrs. Kendra Woodard Tircuit Mrs. Miriam D. Titus Mr. and Mrs. Ned Tolliver Mr. and Mrs. Keith J. Toney Mrs. Eva J. Toppin Shuana K. Tucker, Ph.D. Dr. Denise Arnaud-Turner and Dr. Norris Turner Mrs. Alicia J. Porche-Turpeau Dr. Elizabeth O. Unachukwu Ms. Rheba J. Upshaw Dr. Samuel and Mrs. Audrey Vagner Mr. and Mrs. Mark Q. Veazie Cynthia B. Vernon, Ph.D. Mrs. Lan Vo Mr. Paul J. Waddell Ms. Paulette W. Wagner Dr. LaQuia A. Walker Mr. and Mrs. Neal V. Walker Dr. and Mrs. Edward R. Washington Mrs. Arthemise Washington Mrs. Lee Anna Washington Dr. Monica O. Watts Ms. Lachelcia K. Watts Mrs. Joyce Jones Webb Mrs. Christine A. Weeks Ms. Joyce M. Whitfield Miss Brittany L. Whitmore Mrs. Shirley B. Wilcox Dr. and Atty. DeLisa M. Williams Dr. Chequita S. Williams, M.D. Mr. and Mrs. Melvin G. Williams XG Spring 2010


Mr. Thomas Williams and Mrs. Eleanor Williams Mrs. Aretha E. Williams Mrs. Lorraine G. Williams Mrs. Mary T. Williams Ms. Leslie Batiste Williams Mrs. Janiece H. Williamson Mrs. Arletha M. Wilson-Dixon Mrs. Muriel Wilson Mrs. Ruth N. Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Hal P. Winn Ms. Blanche P. Wong Mr. Edgar H. Woods, Sr. Mrs. Jean H. Wooten Mr. and Mrs. Billy Wright Mrs. Sandra J. Zimmerman

Gifts of $1 - $99 Ms. Leslie A. Adams Mrs. Kanika U. Ajanaku Mrs. Christine V. Alexander Ms. Makini M. Alleyne Mrs. Andrea Anderson Mr. Carroll S. Antoine Ms. Dodie L. Arnold Mrs. Isabelle B. Baskin Mrs. Augusta H. Bayonne Sr. Mary A. Beairinger Mr. Randy C. Bellizan Mrs. Patricia S. Bennett Ms. Regina M. Bennett Mrs. Loretta A. Beoh Mrs. Sondra G. Blackmon Ms. Joyce O. Blunt Capt. and Mrs. Rene G. Boissiere Mr. and Mrs. Barry Bonner Mr. Frank S. Borris Mrs. Jean Boutte Mr. Kenneth G. Boutte’ Jr. Mr. Miller W. Boyd III Mr. George D. Bozonier, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Don Bradford Mrs. Joyce Brossett Mrs. Gwendolyn C. Brown Dr. Kristy M. Brumfield

Mr. Joseph C. Bruno Mr. Shane M. Bruno Ms. Stephanie S. Bullock Mr. Daniel Burke III Mr. Joe R. Burns Ms. Shana R. Burris Mrs. Delphenie H. Butler Mrs. Typhanie Jasper Butler Dr. and Mrs. Walton M. Byrnes Dr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Cadray, Jr. Mrs. Marian Campbell Mrs. Clara P. Carey Mrs. Denise V. Carter Ms. Eryn W. Casey Major Dexter E. Caston and Mrs. Demetria G. Caston Mrs. Willie P. Chaffers Mr. Naresh H. Chawla Mrs. Legretta F. Cheek Mrs. Sarletha Ann Clark Ms. Cherie A. Clark Ms. Rachel K. Clark Ms. Michelle R. Clay Mrs. Amanda H. Coleman Mrs. Velletta HenryCommissiong Mrs. Blanche C. Cook Ms. Jacinta E. Cooper Sister Anne R. Corcoran Sister Marie D. Corcoran, S.B.S. Mrs. Kathelyn Courseault Mrs. Rose M. Craft Mr. Harry A. Cummings, Jr. Mrs. Elaine K. Czenszak Mr. and Mrs. Anthony R. Dalferes Ms. Krystal Y. Davis Mrs. MacLetus T. Dejoie Ms. Carol J. Dotson Ms. Druescellar P. Dumas Mr. Raymond Duplessis, Sr. Mr. Byron V. Duvall Mr. Robert D. Edwards

Ms. Danyale A. Ellis Mrs. Barbara Emelle Dr. and Mrs. John R. Emmons Ms. Shajana R. Evans Mr. Preston M. Firmin Mrs. Dolores B. Fleming Mrs. Juanita R. Fleming Mr. William S. Fonbah Ms. Ilona Fontenette Ms. Maritza E. Ford Mrs. Rosabelle M. Forte Miss Kisha M. Gant Mr. and Mrs. Carl A. Garner Mr. Darryl Garner Mr. Brian K. Garrett Ms. Terri L. Gaston Mr. Robert F. Gibbs Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Gilliam Mr. Houston Gilliand, Jr. Ms. Mary J. Gomez Miss Mia R. Gonzales Dr. Brenda Greene Mr. Herman Grier, Jr. Ms. Tamala P. Griffin Ms. Katherine W. Grinstead Mrs. Octavia B. Gross Ms. Yvonne Guice Dr. Cindy G. Harden Mr. and Mrs. Ernest M. Harding Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Hardy Mr. Jonathan C. Harper Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Harrell Mr. Steven E. Harris Ms. Erika W. Harris Mrs. Etta L. Hawkins Ms. Kizzy N. Hayes Ms. Lisa C. Haynes Mrs. Michelle Hebert Ms. Gail C. Henderson Ms. Jennifer L. Henry Ms. Gabriella N. Herpai Mr. and Mrs. Win-Chaung Ho Mrs. Kim I. Hodge Ms. Rene Hollins Mrs. Mary D. Hubbard

Honor Roll of Donors Mr. Cornel H. Hubert, Sr. Mrs. Barbara E. Hunter Mr. Andrew U. Ibeawuchi Dr. Kristi M. Isaac Miss Martina G. Isaac Mr. and Mrs. Edgar N. Jackson, Sr. Mrs. Robin K. Lewis-Jackson Ms. Aniika R. Jackson Ms. Jeanine A. Jackson Ms. Latoya M. Jackson Ms. Tonia L. Jackson Ms. Crystal M. Jacquot Mr. August J. James, Jr. Mrs. Brenda B. Jean Ms. Tara S. Jefferson Judith L. Johnson, Pharm. D. Mr. Nathaniel Johnson Ms. Myra B. Johnson Mrs. Agatha R. Jones Mrs. Romain Rouse Jones Ms. Felicia M. Jones Ms. Sherrill F. Jones Mrs. Le’Anza M. Jordan Mrs. Joyce Joseph Ms. Kikelomo N. Joshua Ms. Petula S. Kelly Mr. Paul S. Knecht Mrs. Nakisha N. Ervin-Knott Mrs. Mable W. Labee Mr. Vanue B. LaCour, Jr. Ms. Christy M. Lagarde Ms. Cordelia L. Lamb Mrs. Darrilyn T. Lawrence Mrs. Brenda U. Lawson Mr. David R. Leblanc Mr. Louis F. Lecour, Sr. Miss Jun L. Lee Miss. Jamesa E. Lee Mr. Gerald J. Legaux, Jr. Miss DeShondra N. Leonard Miss Lovie F. Lewis Ms. Harolyn G. Lowe Mrs. Winifred E. Lowery Mrs. Aloma Lykes Ms. Latriece E. Manning

Ms. Chawla L. Mason Mrs. Paula R. Miles Mrs. Margaret Miller Dana E. Mingo, Pharm D. Mr. Elisha Mobley, Jr. Mrs. Sandra A. Monroe Mrs. Tomika Baker- Moody Dr. Robin M. Moore Mr. and Mrs. Shelvin Moore Mrs. Willia Mae Muhammad Mr. Edwin J. Muldrow Mr. Renard L. Murray Ms. Mary Nagendra Mrs. Therese M. Naim Ms. Joanne M. Navarre Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Nelson Ms. April R. Noble Ms. Earline M. Olivier Mr. David M. Ollee Ms. Tyra Ordone Ms. Alisa D. Orduna Mrs. Yvonne J. Osborne Ms. Charlete J. Ozah Mrs. Sharon H. Parker Ms. Tiffany J. Kyle- Patton Mrs. Diane Peoples Ms. Satira T. Perry Ms. Vinzetta M. Pettway Mr. and Mrs. Alvarez A. Peychaud, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Alvin H. Phoenix Mrs. Nelka Pinkney Mrs. Olga B. Platt Mr. George R. Plick Mrs. Patricia H. Pool Ms. Anne M. Prat Miss Kawyanda T. Prather Mr. Eugene A. Priestley Mrs. Mildred V. Prudeaux Ms. Milele M. Ramsay Mrs. Barbara Randolph Mr. Bernard Rankins, Jr. Mr. Warren Rayford Mr. Raymond S. Richard

Mrs. Dora Richardson Ms. Gwendolyn A. Ridgley Dr. Mandy J. Roberts Ms. Sonya L. Roberts Ms. Alyssa G. Robillard Dr. Mary M. Runge Mr. Frank S. Salario Ms. Sitembile E. Sales Mrs. Meika R. Samuel Mr. Randy Sassone Ms. Nicole E. Saulny Ms. Tamiko Scott Mrs. Wanda Serino Mr. Fred D. Session, Jr. Mrs. Patricia B. Session Ms. Patricia Kellie Shaffer Ms. Ebonee F. Shaw Mrs. Althea Shedrick Mr. and Mrs. Cephas Shepard Mr. Gary L. Simmons, R.Ph. Ms. Angela M. Simon Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Skye Mrs. Gwendolyn Smith Mrs. Lorraine H. Smith Ms. Teresa M. Smith Ms. Tina M. Smith Ms. Marie A. Sonnier Mrs. Ann J. St. Julien Miss Roxanne M. Steele Ms. Christian S. Taplin Mr. Erskin Taylor III Mrs. Sylvia L. Taylor Ms. Anita R. Taylor Ms. Erica L. Taylor Ms. Kenya C. Taylor Mrs. Anne H. Thibodeaux Mrs. Laverne Thigpen Mrs. Celestine B. Thomas Ms. Anysia D. Thompson Ms. Kadesha L. Tinson Miss Alayna E. Townsend Mr. Thomas J. Trahan, RPh. Mr. Son S. Tran Mrs. Elizabeth G. Turner Mrs. Marian L. Turner Mrs. Cynthia H. VanDam

Mrs. Grace Velazquez Mr. and Mrs. Patrick A. Victorian Mr. Shaun H. Vincent Dr. and Mrs. John H. Walker Dr. Kesha Walker and Mr. Christopher Walker Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd H. Wallace, Jr. Mrs. Jacqueline Ward Mr. Dane B. Warren Dr. and Mrs. Charles L. Washington Mr. and Mrs. Don L. Watson Mrs. Patricia Watts Mrs. Shirley V. Weaver Dr. John D. Weber Mrs. Karen Weston Dr. Janel Bailey Wheeler Dr. Geraldine M. Jackson-White Mrs. Patsy M. White Dr. Sherryl L. Williams Mr. Delano Williams Mrs. Cheryl J. Williams Mrs. Inez D. Williams Ms. Cheryl Williams Mrs. Claire F. Wilson Mrs. Linda J. Wilson Ms. Kim M. Winder Mrs. Vera Winston Dr. Norman R. Wolford Dr. Alison A. Wright

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Contributors to Excellence Corporations Gifts of $10,000 or more 3M BP Corporation North America Inc. Chevron USA, Inc. Concourse Ventures Inc. Jani King Gulf Coast Region Jani-King International, Inc. Liberty Bank & Trust Company Medco Health Solutions, Inc., And Medco Health Affiliates Scott Management Team, Inc. SUGAR BOWL The Times-Picayune Walgreens Company Gifts of $5,000 - $9,999 Harris Connect Inc. Landis Construction Company. LLC Procter & Gamble Company Rite Aid Corporation Shell Oil Company Matching Gifts Program Sodexo, Inc. & Affiliates Textron, Inc. Gifts of $2,500 - $4,999 American Honda Motor Company, Inc. DynMcDermott Petroleum Operations Company Fidelity Homestead Savings Bank Goins Aaron Law Firm JW Properties Sholes L & R Security Services, Inc. Livers Construction, Inc. Microsoft Corporation

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Gifts of $1,000 - $2,499 Bruno & Tervalon Burton’s Good News Center Chevron Texaco Comerica Bank Crescent City Dentistry, LLC/Cleopatra E. Thompson, DDS Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. Emanuel Health Clinic, P.C. Father of Invention Productions, LLC Folse Pharmacy Group Insurance Associates, Inc. Hawthorne Professional Pharmacy ITT Educational Services, Inc. Jackson Institutional Dental Services Joel Isaacson & Co. Mc H & N Management Co., Inc. New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Southern Dominican Providence USA The Scholarship Foundation - Lockheed Martin Transamerica Life Insurance Company Westside Pharmacy Yolanda A. Williams D.D.S. A Professional Dental Corporation

Gifts of $500 - $999 Accenture Foundation, Inc. Anderson, Chavet & Anderson, Inc. Anthony’s Landscaping, LLC Auburn Foot Clinic Black Rock, Inc. Boeing Company Brooke Staffing Companies, Inc. Canal Street Family Dentistry, INC 0898 Capital One Services, Inc. Cintas-The Uniform People Creative Presentations Crescent Guardian Inc. Eustia Benefits, LLC Guillot’s Sanitary Supplies, Inc. Gulf South Coach Systems LLC Llorens, Inc. 0800 McIlhenny Company Southland Printing Compnay, Inc. Thomas Pharmacy Gardiner Center, LLC Transocean-Offshore Deepwater Drilling, Inc. Xerox Corporation Gifts of $250 - $499 Altria Group, Inc. Blitch Knevel Architects Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund Favorites Imprinted Promotional Products Northern Florida Recruiting and Consulting Services, Inc. Rouzan Entertainment, Inc. Shell Oil Company Foundation Stephanie Drain Engineering of Illinois, LLC

Gifts of $100 - $249 AARP Aetna Life & Casualty Foundation Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Black Heritage Inc. Coca-Cola Matching Gifts Program Covidien Employee Matching Gift Program Greenwood, Sylvain & Greenwood Northshore Discount Pharmacy, Inc. Pan-American Life Insurance Co. Primary Eye Care The McGraw-Hill Companies Gifts of $1 - $99 American International Group, Inc. Matching Grants Program America’s Charities Chase & Reese, LLC Coach Edison International Executive Administrative Services, Inc. J N Catafago Family Limited Partnership Medical Speech Pathology, Inc. Stanley L. Fleming, DDS PA Professional Association

Honor Roll of Donors Foundations Gifts of $10,000 or more Andrew W. Mellon Foundation AT&T Foundation Carnegie Corporation of New York Coypu Foundation Trust, TUA Entergy Charitable Foundation ExxonMobil Foundation Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund Jones Day Foundation - Northpoint Sherman Fairchild Foundation, Inc. The Dore Family Foundation The Greater New Orleans Foundation The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, Inc. The RosaMary Foundation The W. M. Keck Foundation Gifts of $5,000 - $9,999 Intel Foundation Matching Gifts Lumina Foundation for Education Peter J. Frenkel Foundation, Inc. The MARCH Foundation The Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program

Gifts of $2,500 - $4,999 ExxonMobil Foundation Georges Lurcy Charitable and Educational Trust IBM International Foundation Merck Company Foundation NACDS Educations Foundation State Farm Companies Foundation

Gifts of $500 - $999 Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Matching Gift Program GlaxoSmithKline Foundation JPMorgan Chase Foundation Rosenthal and Jacobs Foundation Wells Fargo Foundation Educational Matching Gift Program

Gifts of $1,000 - $2,499 Alliance Bernstein Foundation Fund at Community Funds, Inc. Almar Foundation Burkedale Foundation Freeport McMoran Foundation General Electric Foundation, Inc. Pepsico Foundation, Inc. The Donum Dei Foundation The DuBose Petutschnig Foundation The James S. Kemper Foundation The Richard Hampton Jenrette Foundation, Inc. The Thomas W. Bean Foundation The UPS Foundation Weil-Bohn Foundation

Gifts of $250 - $499 Goldring Family Foundation The Clorox Company Foundation

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Contributors to Excellence Individuals Gifts of $10,000 or more Dr. Dale Mason Cochran Mr. Noel M. Gagnon Mr. Karl E. Mercker Dr. Edward L. Oleen Mr. Michael M. Rue Mrs. Mary K. Zervigon Gifts of $5,000 - $9,999 Ms. Shirley S. Baker Mrs. Annie A. Jamison Mr. Colvin G. Norwood, Jr. Mrs. Eloise Simmons Mr. Andrew Tobias Mr. and Mrs. William J. Wernz Gifts of $2,500 - $4,999 Mr. and Mrs. James D. Holzhauer Mr. Winthrop Knowlton Mr. and Mrs. John P. Krolikowski Mr. and Dr. Ashton Phelps, Jr. Mr. Rodney J. Thomas III Gifts of $1,000 - $2,499 Mr. Kenneth Bartels and Mrs. Jane Condon Ms. Madelon Blum Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bohn Mr. and Mrs. Edgar J. Boucree Mrs. Selika C. Brown Mr. Joseph K. Byrd Mr. Joseph Canizaro Dr. and Mrs. Gene D’Amour Mr.and Mrs. and Mrs. David F. Dietz Mr. George V. Fitzgerald Ms. Marlene T. Franklin Mr. Earl M. Gibson Jr. Dr. Marguerite S. Giguette Dr. Wayne T. Harris Dr Joseph C. Lefevre XG Spring 2010


Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence A. Lessing III Mr. and Mrs. Steven M. Lipson Mr. George T. Lowy Dr. Joe A. Melcher Mrs. Mary Ann D. Oprisch Mr. and Mrs. John A. Pecoul Ms. Joan Rutherford Mrs. Alda Sanders Mr. Tom and Mrs. Sally Slattery Mr. William C. Smith Ms. Nancy D. Smith Dr. Susan Spillman Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth St. Charles

Gifts of $500 - $999 Mr. Alvin Aramburo Mr. William Auzenne Dr. Elizabeth A. Barron Mr. Willie Brown Mr. Renald N. Bush Mr. Rivizil Chandler Ms. Sandra S. Dooley Ms. Brenda S. Finch Atty. James D. Garvey Jr Mr. John P. Gleason Sister Janet M. Holzer, S.F.C.C. Mr. and Mrs. Scott B. Jacobs Mr. and Mrs. John C. Killinger Dr. Vimal Kishore Mr. Tom and Mrs. Diana Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Malone Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Monroe Mr. Robert E. Murphy, Jr. Mr. Thomas J. O’Donnell Dr. Justina E. Ogbuokiri Drs. Thomas and Theresa Pretlow

Mr. Clifford J. Quintal Mr. and Mrs. Harry Seymour Mr. Beaver Smith Mr. Pervis Thomas Mrs. Alice W. Wallace Ms. Melva D. Williams Mr. Clifford S. Wright

Gifts of $250 - $499 Mr. Robert W. Barth Mr. Bradford W. Berger Ms. Linda Breving Ms. Adrienne C. Brooks Ms. Ruth A. Broussard and Ray West, Jr. Mr. Winston Brown Mr. Craig A. Burman, Attorney-at-Law Mrs. Lillian Caruso Mr. and Mrs. Bertram Caruthers, Jr. Ms. Rita Choula Mr. Arnold L. Crump Ms. Stephanie Drain Dr. Ronald Durnford Ms. Nancy H. Green Mr. Shelton A. Howard Dr. Shamsul Huda Dr. Shubha K. Ireland Mr. Ernest Jackson Mr. and Mrs. William L. Jeffrion Dr. Lester W. Jones, Jr. Mr. R.E. Kennedy, II Ms. Marie L. Landry Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Lucey Mr. Kevin Lyman Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Melcher Mrs. Dorothy L. Mintz Ms. Adaeze V. Moghalu Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Moret Ms. Joan O’Brien Ms. Jane M. Perkinson Ms. Beryl Pratts TR

Dr. Joseph F. Ross Mr. and Mrs. John R. Schmertz Jr. Ms. D. J. Schneider Mr. Daniel K. Scholl Dr. John P. Sevenair Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. Smith Mr. Ernest J. Sneed Ms. Delores C. Stevens Ms. Susan B. Stoller Mrs. Carroll W. Suggs Dr. Robert L. Thomas, Sr. Mrs. Beatrice J. Thompson Mr. Richard Tucker Sr Ms. Josephine D. Weigner Ms. Tara C. Young

Gifts of $100 - $249 Mr. John P. Adams Ms. LaKeysha C. Arthur Mr. Stanley Aslanian Mr. Louis J. Babst Mr. Christopher J. Baker Mr. and Mrs. James R. Barclay Mrs. Shelly H. Beeghly Mr. Gilbert P. Bennett Ms. Joan W. Bennett Dr. Teresa Birdwhistell Ms. Gail Blattenberger Mr. and Mrs. John P. Blessington Mr. Clyde M. Bouligny Ms. Barbara M. Bowen Mr. George R. Boyer, III Mr. and Mrs. Marion B. Bracy Ms. Jean Bradley Mr. William V. Brierre, Jr. Ms. Ara M. Thomas-Brown Mr. Edgar J. Bullard, III Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Cahill Mrs. Susan R. Calcagno Ms. Ethel T. Carroll Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Casey Mr. Daniel T. Casey

Honor Roll of Donors Mr. Claude A. Le Monier Mr. Bernard J. Lechner Mr. Davy L. Lilly Mr. Johnny Lovelace Ms. Nancy L. Martino Ms. Susan V. McCloud Mr. and Mrs. James R. McInerney Mr. Robert McIntyre Ms. Patricia M. McKee Mr. and Mrs. Mike Melcher Mr. Kenneth L. Melcher Ms. Adrienne Michaud Ms. Willie Morgan Dr. Dennis E. Murphy Mrs. Mona Lee Nicholas Mrs. Karen L. Nicoletti Mr. Walter Nugent Dr. Patience Obih Ms. Evelyn L. Olds Mr. and Mrs. Gordon C. Ousset Mr. and Mrs. Jerome A. Patterson Mr. and Mrs. Theodore J. Pfister, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Craig L. Pickerel Mrs. Ellen M. Prichard Mrs. Jeanne P. Rabig Ms. Ann B. Rappaport Mr. David M. Raymond Mr. Albert C. Rees Mr. and Mrs. James T. Regan Mr. Robert D. Reily Mr. Frank J. Rienzo Ms. Alida Rochon Mrs. Barbara S. Rousseve Mr. Robert J. Salmon Mr. Robert E. Skinner Mr. David M. Snyderman Mr. Bruce D. Strathearn Mr. and Mrs. Michael T. Sullivan Ms. Nancy Swigert Mr. Aldon A. Thomas

Mr. Eugene Thomas, III Dr. John and Mrs. Marie Tobin Dr. Vivian Toca Mr. Michael Tognarelli Mr. Jetty L. Viot, III Ms. Dorothy A. Wade Mr. and Mrs. Robert Weaver Mr. Richard Whitmore Mr. and Mrs. Joseph William Mrs. Elizabeth M. Williams Mrs. Mildred S. Wood Mr. David E. Yoder Mr. Eugene A. Zeller

Gifts of $1 - $99 Mr. Richard K. Adler Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Alarcon Mr. Jason C. Arrington Mr. Martin Audiffred Mrs. Jean Augillard Mr. and Mrs. Lester F. Aungst Mrs. Elsie M. Jones-Azare Ms. Debra L. Bacon Ms. Brenda M. Badon William F. Banks, Esq. Ms. Elaine Baran Ms. Laticia Barthe Mr. and Mrs. Franklin D. Beauford Ms. Yvonne O. Bechet Mr. Dennis J. Beck Ms. Judith Beckett Mr. E V. Benjamin, III Dr. and Mrs. Charles I. Berlin Mr. Francis P. Billeaud Mr. Scott Brame Mr. J. Breakstone Mr. and Mrs. David J. Brody Mr. Raphael E. Broussard, Sr. Mr. Thomas J. Brown, Jr. Ms. Julia H. Brown Mrs. Shelley B. Brundage Mr. and Mrs. Donald S. Buck

Ms. Mary Jo Buck Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Burmeister Mr. Rory C. Cadres Ms. Gail Cadres Ms. Justyna M. Carlson Mr. and Mrs. George D. Carroll Mr. Paul S. Centonze Drs. Don and Bernadette Clarke Ms. Dorothy S. Codd Mrs. Versie R. Cofield Mr. James F. Cory, Jr. Ms. Ida Cruse Rev. Robbie Cuthbertson Mr. David Dartez Mr. Emanual R. Davis Ms. E. R. Davis Ms. Patricia B. Davis Mrs. Donna FitzgeraldDeJean Ms. Brandi N. Delany Mr. Gary G. Deleaumont Ms. Barbara A. Dials Mr. and Mrs. Charles DiSanto Mr. Ponciano C. Dizon, Jr. Ms. Charlotte N. Douglass Mr. and Mrs. Albert W. Ducker Mr. Joseph E. Earley Ms. Ellen Fagan Mr. Louis Farrelly Mrs. Susan C. Felton Dr. and Mrs. Charles S. Finch Mr. Michael J. Flahive Ms. Mary Jane H. Flanigan Mr. and Mrs. Herman Flora Ms. Ellen Frankenberg Mrs. Susan Fredine Ms. Angela French Mr. and Mrs. Leon Fulton Mr. Brynn E. Gabriel Mr. Van Allen Gale Ms. Debra M. Garrett

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Ms. Claudia Charles Ms. Joy P. Cocchiara Dr. Enid W. Collins Mrs. Alexandria H. Combs Ms. Carmen Coustaut Mr. Ernest Craigwell, Jr. Mr. David N. Crapo Mr. Edward W. Crowe Ms. Sylvia M. Davis Mrs. Eloise D. Dixon Elizabeth C. Dooling, M.D. Patrick T. Dowling,M.D. Mr. Thomas Duffy Dr. Janine Christen Edwards Ms. Barbara Ford Ms. Talisman Ford Ms. Barbara J. Franklin Mrs. Dorothy R. Frederick Prof. Jena M. Gaines Dr. Antoine M. Garibaldi Mrs. Carol S. Gold Ms. Lynette R. Goldberg Ms. Bobbie Gordon Ms. Beverly A. Gray Mrs. Shirley C. Gueno Dr. Franklin D. Hamilton Ms. Haroldyne F. Hargrave Mrs. Barbara R. Harris Ms. Carol Heinze Mr. Gilbert R. Herer Mrs. Verna Kay Hill Mr. Jeffrey Hoffman Ms. Lois H. Howell Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Hughes Mr. John D. Hughes Ms. Alison Hyslop Mrs. Joan Douglas-Jackson Ms. Lesley Jernigan Mr. Robert L. Johnson Ms. M. Lurline Jolly Mrs. W A. Jones Mr. George Karr, Jr. Reverend Edward J. Kealey Drs. James and Martha King Dr. Vlajko L. Kocic


Contributors to Excellence Mr. Peter L. Gauthier Ms. Donna Geffner Mrs. Sally F. Geloso Ms. Jean K. Gendron Mr. and Mrs. Roy Gibson Mr. and Mrs. Roger Gilbert Ms. Marion M. Gilbert Mrs. Catherine Giles Dr. Vic S. Gladstone Mr. Raymond Gonzales Mrs. Shirley Gonzales Mr. Garitt S. Griebel Ms. Helen M. Gryboski Mrs. Inez Haigler Mrs. Sue Hale Mrs. Irene Harris Mrs. Jocelyn Harris Ms. Laura A. Haydel Ms. Barbara A. Higgins Mrs. Amy E. Hite Mrs. Marion Hunter Ms. Andrea B. Jackson Ms. Stefanie S. Jackson Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Johnson Mrs. Worell Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Ellie Jones, Sr. Mr. Jessie E. Kasowitz Sr. Francis Kearney Dr. Kathleen B. Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. David Ker Ms. Lisa D. King Mr. and Mrs. Alan D. Klonowski Mrs. Carol J. Koch Mr. John E. and Mrs. Cornelia Y. Koniditsiotis Mr. and Mrs. Ronald R. Kovatch Mr. Eugene Kubina Ms. Kimberly W. LaGrue Mrs. Lamar Mrs. Sandra G. Langlois Ms. Kimberly P. Lawless Mr. Carl Lekan XG Spring 2010


Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Leonard Dr. Michele Levy Mr. Gregory Lof Mrs. Mary Lostumbo Ms. Joycelyn A. Lyles Ms. Beatrice A. Mackenzie Ms. Catherine D. Maher Ms. Eleanor M. Manuel Ms. Camille Marchetta Mr. John L. Martinez Mr. Tedd Masiongale Mr. Charles E. Mason Mr. and Mrs. Fred Maxwell Mr. Glenn McCarthy Mr. Larry McCauley Mrs. Elise Davis-McFarland Ms. Annell McGee Ms. Deldon A. McNeely Mrs. Lemmietta G. McNeilly Deacon Austin C. Medina Ms. Carla J. Melcher Reverend and Mrs. Prospero Mesa Ms. D. D. Michaux Mrs. Marion Minnard Deacon Alfred Mitchell Dr. John Mitchell Lt. Col. and Mrs. Lawrence K. Montgomery Ms. Helen E. Montgomery Mrs. Jewel Newman Ms. Edna M. Nickerson Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Olson Ms. Colleen M. O’Rourke Mr. and Mrs. Stein Owre Ms. Mary Pannbacker Ms. Diane Parker Mr. Gregory Perrault Jr Sister Jamie T. Phelps, O.P., Ph.D. Dr. Arlene Pietranton Ms. Laura Pomerance Mrs. Ruth S. Reynolds Ms. Vondra Richardson

Mr. Merritt A. Robertson Ms. Candice Roche Mr. Vicente L. Rodriguez Ms. Sheryl W. Rodriquez Ms. Barbara J. Rucks Mr. Dennis M. and Edith W. Ruscello Ms. Cheryl Russell Ms. Francisca Sabadie Ms. Lasca Salisbury Ms. Lupe L. Salt Mr. and Mrs. William R. Sam Mr. Willard J. Sams Ms. Dorothy Sanchirico Mrs. Mary J. Schill Mr. James Schnieders Mr. David and Mrs. Judy Schubert Mr. David W. Schwartz Mrs. A. M. Scott Ms. Rosalind R. Scudder Ms. Kathy A. Sheehy Ms. Lakisha D. Shelton Dr. Maureen Shuh Ms. Althea Simon Ms. Catherine M. Simoneaux Ms. Demetria Simpson Mr. Arthur Smith Mrs. Kathy Smith Mr. and Mrs. Frederick T. Spahr Mrs. Jewell G. St. Charles Mr. Kelmer I. Stevenson Jr. Mr. Daniel J. Stocker Mr. James B. J. Strickland Ms. Jewell B. Sutler Mr. Harry K. Thomas Jr. Mrs. Loretta Threatt Mr. William J. Tobias Ms. Carol T. Tompkins Mrs. Jacinta Torres Mr. Daniel R. and Mrs. Judith M. Vander Woude Mr. James A. Villarrubia Ms. Earlin Vincent

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Walker Ms. Gloriajean L. Wallace Mr. Randy Wanttaja Mr. Stephen Ward Mr. and Mrs. Phil Warmanen Mr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Warnemuende Mrs. Jerry D. Watts Mr. Thomas E. Wiese Dr. Christopher Williams Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Williams Mrs. Bobbie L. Willis Ms. Eunice Wofford Mr. Kenneth E. Wolf Ms. Cecilia L. Woods Mr. Lawrence Zachary, Jr.

Honor Roll of Donors Organizations Gifts of $10,000 or more Black and Indian Missions Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Innovative Learning and Assessment Technologies Louisiana Board of Regents - LEQSF Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament United Negro College Fund Xavier University Alumni Association-Los Angeles Club #6 Gifts of $5,000 - $9,999 Convent of the Holy Family Edmundite Southern Missions Meta Lilienthal Scholarship Fund Morehouse School of Medicine Xavier University Alumni Association-Houston Gifts of $2,500 - $4,999 Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta Knights And Ladies Of Peter Claver Xavier University Alumni Association-New Orleans Club #1 Xavier University of Louisiana

Gifts of $500 - $999 Circular Consulting, LLC Dominican Sisters of Sacred Heart Convent Houston Independent School District Louisiana Creole Research Association Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc./Rho Phi Chapter Studs Club Inc. Xavier University Alumni Association-Maryland Club No. 5 Xavier University Student Government Assoc.

Gifts of $250 - $499 ACS Chemistry Club Alpha Kappa Alpha - Epsilon Tau Chapter Denechaud And Denechaud Eisenhower Elementary Murray Senate Campaign Xavier University Alumni Association-Northern California Gifts of $100 - $249 Congregation of St. James Major Roman Catholic Church Greenspoint Pharmacy & Health Care Services, LLC Newman Center Catholic Community at UCSD

Riquelme & Associates Speech-Language Pathology UA Black Faculty & Staff Association

Gifts of $1 - $99 Christian Community Church Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Good Search Knights of Peter Claver Chapter 43 People Program School Sisters of Notre Dame United Way Of The Bay Area

2007-2008 Honor Roll of Donors The following donors were inadvertently left off of the 2007-2008 Honor Roll listings. We regret the omission. Their respective contributions are noted here:

Gifts of $5,000 - $9,999 Mr. and Mrs. Frank Garner Dr. Anne Ward Gifts of $2,500 - $4,999 Dr. Beverly and Mr. Loyd R. Dupre Gifts of $1,000 - $2,499 Mrs. Beverly Broussard Gifts of $250 - $499 Mrs. Rita Williams Gifts of $100 - $249 Mr. Norman Evans and Mrs. Melba A. Evans Mrs. Delores Frazier Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Harrell Mrs. Vera Winston Gifts of $1 - $99 Mrs. Willie P. Chaffers Mr. Wilfred Leblanc and Mrs. Lois G. Leblanc Ms. Harolyn G. Lowe

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Gifts of $1,000 - $2,499 ANOCSO Dominican Fathers (NY) Jefferson Federation Of Teachers National Association of University Women -New Orleans Chapter

New Orleans Council On Aging Overture To The Cultural Season Society Of The Divine Word The Community Foundation for The National Capital Region The Literary Society of St. Catharine of Siena Toca Enterprises, Ltd. Xavier University Alumni Association-Atlanta, Chapter #16 Xavier University Alumni Association-Birmingham Chapter Xavier University Alumni Association-Chicago Xavier University Alumni Association-Dallas/Fort Worth Xavier University Alumni Association-Philadelphia Club #20


Alumni: Giving Back


Planned Giving: Alums Explore Charitable Gift Annuities [Louise Metoyer Bouise ’35 and Dr. Anne Bouise Ward ‘60]

here are thousands of alumni who have provided financial support to Xavier through the years, but when it comes to giving back to their alma mater in a variety of different ways, not many can match the industry of Louise Metoyer Bouise ’35 and her daughter Dr. Anne Bouise Ward ’60. While maintaining a steady stream of annual contributions, between them Mrs. Bouise and Anne have donated property, established a student scholarship and made provisions for Xavier in their estate planning. And now they’ve moved into a new realm that few others have embraced: charitable gift annuities.

XU President Dr. Norman C. Francis welcomes Louise Metoyer Bouise ’35 and Dr. Anne Bouise Ward ’60 during a visit to the campus.

A charitable gift annuity is a simple contract between the donor and the donee in which in exchange for the former’s irrevocable contribution, the latter promises to make fixed monthly payments for life to one or two annuitants (usually, but not necessarily the donor). Within the past year, Mrs. Bouise and Anne have stepped forward to establish two such annuities: the first valued at $25,000 and the second at $50,000.

“...Between them [they] have donated property, established a student scholarship and made provisions for Xavier in their estate planning...”

To Anne’s way of thinking, giving back to Xavier is a no-brainer. “Without question, every Xavier graduate should be actively supporting their university,” said Anne, a retired obstetrician living in Chicago IL and now caring for her elderly mother, a retired educator who left New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. “If it weren’t for the excellent education and life experience they received at Xavier, they wouldn’t be where they are today.” “All of my classmates have done very well – and they need to give something back,” she said. “I know many do, but some don’t.”

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After much careful thought and discussing the situation with affected family members, Anne came to the conclusion that charitable gift annuities offered the best of both worlds. “For us, charitable gift annuities represent the right venue at the right time,” said Anne, alluding to the current financial environment where cash is tight and CDs and bank savings rates are at all time lows. “It provides a way for my mother to leave money to Xavier – which she always intended to do – while at the same time providing her with the money she needs to live.” In fact, charitable gift annuities are a financial arrangement that can be quite beneficial to both parties. For their part, Mrs. Bouise (and then Anne) will receive fixed income during their lifetimes, as well as some tax benefits both now and for the eventual estate. When Anne dies, payments stop and the principal – free from any possible estate entanglements – seamlessly moves into an already established Joan Bouise Music Endowed Scholarship at Xavier (in the case of the first annuity) and into the new Dr. Oscar A. and Mrs. Louise Metoyer Bouise Endowed Scholarship at Xavier (in the case of the second). “Charitable gift annuities themselves are not new,” said LaJuana Chenier, associate vice president for development at Xavier, “but we want to make sure that our alumni and friends are aware of this type of family gift as a viable philanthropic and financial-planning option.” Anne said one of the added benefits of establishing the charitable gift annuities was the ease with which they were set up. XG Contact Okyeame Haley at 504-520-5497 for additional information about Planned Gifts.

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Comradeship and revelry were the order of the day as alumni from across the U.S. gathered for Homecoming 2009. Here is a brief sampling. Make plans now to attend this year’s celebration November 18 - 21, 2010 and make your own memories. The 2010 event will feature the five-year reunion classes of ‘05 and ’10, but, as always, all alums are encouraged to attend.

Pharmacy graduates Carolene Deslonde ’55 and Hampton Deslonde ’55 get a birds-eye view of the construction of the new Qatar Pharmacy Pavilion.

Llewelyn Soniat ’49 and Wellington Arnaud ’54 catch up on memories at the annual student/alumni Celebration on the Yard.

Victor Labat ’55 eyes his own original artwork Congo Square during the Alumni Homecoming Art Exhibit at the Library Art Gallery. He has graciously donated the piece to The Blanche and Norman C. Francis Collection at Xavier.

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XU Board of Trustees member Paula Saizan ’69 and Paul Valteau enjoy the Homecoming Banquet.




XU Associate VP for Development LaJuana Chenier ’88 greets Board of Trustees member Leo Sam ’52 and Annual Fund co-chair Lisa Ray ’91 before the Concert Patron Party.

Sharing good times at the Concert are (L-R) Donna Shelly-Robinson ’89, Shellie Harden ’89 and Dr. Ingrid Taylor ’88. The roaring 90’s era are represented at the Homecoming Banquet by (seated, L-R) Krystene Wormley Woodard ’96, Alisa Orduna Sneed ’94, Juli Gilyard ’94 and Tarrow Seals Henderson ’96 and (standing, L-R) Serin Shirley ’95, A. Michelle Wilson ’94 & ’96, Robin More ’94 and April Tasso Armwood ’94.

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It’s family time for Tammuela Singleton ’94, husband Damon and baby at the homecoming basketball game.



Ruth Kennedy ’59 (left) reports on the Class of 1959’s homecoming financial gift to the University while classmates Beverly Llorens, Lorraine Detiege, Gwendolyn Hawkins and Lurylene Raymond provide support. Anna Rita Scott ’64 (right) awaits her turn at the mike.

¡ Alumni XU staffers (standing) Dr. Treva Lee, Director of Planning and Institutional Research, and Dr. Loren Blanchard, Vice President for Academic Affairs, welcome their own Class of ’84 classmates (seated, L-R) Kim Land Bishop, Gina Richard and Arc Brenetta Walker back to campus.

Among those representing the 80’s era at the Homecoming Banquet are (L-R) Lynda Plant McGee ’84, Beverly Hawkins ’84, Ruston Henry ’85 and Todd Keller ’85. XG Spring 2010

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Members of the Class of 1989 and spouses reminisce at the Homecoming Banquet. Catching up on the last decade are (L-R) Charles Hunter ’94, Elizabeth Breda ’92 and Michael Young ’94.

(L-R) Beverly Llorens ’59 and Manuel Llorens ’59 run into Alice Bower ’59 at the Homecoming Banquet.

Good food, good music and good friends = good times at the Concert Patron Party.

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Reunion Class Photos Class of 1949: (front row, from left) Ione Beck Bertrand, Marigold Bryant Hardesty, LLewelyn Soniat, Wilford Bonner, Doris Barnes Sullivan, Melba Frick Robertson and Joyce Dugas Celestine; (back row) Geraldine Bratton Washington, Ramona Jupiter, Mary Magdalen Green Mayo, Phyllis Charbonnet Lodrig-Burns and Helena Winchester Burrell with President Norman C. Francis.

Class of 1954: (front row, from left) Josie Young Lewis, Germaine Vavasseur and Euranie DeLaRose Williams; (second row) Patricia Miller, Aloha Collins, President Francis and Willie Alexander; (third row) Edmund Broussard, Waldo Dejan and Willie Whisenhunt; (back row) Ronald Stuart, Peter Dawson and Dr. Wellington Arnaud.

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Class of 1959: (front row, from left) Lurylene Jackson Raymond, Annie Tureaud Ramsey, Laura Vinnett Triggs, Marlene Ruiz Ritch, Lorraine Rousseve Detiege, Jacqueline Evans Brandon, Jacqueline Raphael Bonnee, Ennis McKenney Pepin, Gwendolyn Hawkins and Jeneice Wong Houze; (second row) Beverly Martin Wilderson, Anne Luster Vance, Willia Richard Muhammad, Walter Ennis III, Ethel Elow Nicholas, Janel Santiago Marsalis and Joan Douglas Jackson with President Francis; (third row) Ruth Gardner Kennedy, Lillian Polk Nash, Alden Reine, Ann McConnell Dixon, Barbara Keyes Evans, Sylvester Bryan, Beverly Llorens and Fred Markey; (back row) Murray Saucier, James Houston, Allen Smith Sr., Carl Blouin, Peter Louis, Joseph Labat, Alice Desobry Bowens and Catherine Emerson Cottles.


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¡ Class of 1964: (front row, from left) Imogene Vassar Harrell, Anna Rita Scott, President Francis, Jean Reine Hall and Carolyn Benjamin Beal; (second row) Arnold Garibaldi, Brenda Tervalon Banks and Janice Rouzan Howard; (back row) Frank Banks, Alexander Paul Jr. and Smith Howard.

Class of 1974: (front row, from left) Lee Anna ¢ Leday Washington, Donna Russell Blyden, President Francis, Peggy Gibson and Michaelle Brown Jones; (second row) Jean Broussard Moore, Margaret Clemons Wright and Paulette Ellsworth Ancar; (third row) Carolyn Carmon Jones, Barbara Baker and Beverly Washington Griffith; (back row) Byron Wing, Bobby Johnson and Glen Philip.

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Class of 1969: (front row, from left) Tommiette Jackson Ingram, Olivia Mitchell Broussard, Cynthia King Beaulieu, Grace Mouton Moolchan, Joyce Johnson Carter, Constance Bryant McMillan, Paula Saizan, Barbara Carmon and Wanda Rouzan with President Francis; (second row) Donn Chevis Beaubien, Karen DeGrange Watkins, Rosalind Pijeaux Hale, Inez Hale Cassimere, Rita Boskent, JoAnn Mohr Tervalon and Yvette Marcelle Palmer; (third row) Wayman Powell III, Calvin Tregre, Delores Heglar, Carroll Antoine, Lynn Sarpy Crean, Wayne Benjamin and Kenneth Broussard; (back row) Desmond Ables, Romona Baudy, Emmett O’Neal, Frederick Carter, Russell Obee and Charles Nunnery.

Reunion Class Photos Class of 1979: (front row, from left) Arinluwo Kay Trotter, Sarah English Freddie, Alfreda Speed Banks, Barry Bonner, Emily Butler Ferguson, Alicia Wiltz Watley and Sharon Winder Gex with President Francis; (second row) Pamela Moore Rogers, Janice Smith Briscoe, Kathy Abadie Tolliver, Marie Stalberte-Henry, Pernell Denet, Bernard Turner Sr. and Vanessa Pannell Smith; (back row) Stephen Lombard, Paul Andoh, Clark Knighten, Mattie Hall, Wendell Leonard, Victoria Granger-Pearson and Eric Gibson.

Class of 1984: (front row, from left) Nannette Conley Keller, Treva Lee, President Francis, Kim Lang Bishop and Lynda Plant McGee; (second row) Beverly Hawkins, Arc Brenetta Long Walker and Gina Smith; (back row) Dr. Loren Blanchard, Emmanuel Harrison and Stephen Rochon.

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Class of 1989: (front row, from left) Donna Shelly Robinson, Michelle Arnaud Scioneaux, President Francis, Debbie Bissett and Angeli Hawthorne Blaze; (second row) Chante Simpson, Denise Arnaud-Turner and Ingrid Taylor Trasuda; (third row) Shellie Harden, Renee Hickson Singleton and Lisa Smith Harris; (back row) Rodrek Williams, Rayfield Lotten and Christopher Simmons.


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Class of 1999: (front row, from left) Tanaya Kizzine, Amya Herrington Mitchell, President Francis, Shari Bass and Bridgette Bienville; (second row) Jessica Nelson, Ainka Gonzalez and Danielle Wright (third row) Sharmia Thomas, Calandra Tate Moore and Stephanie Arnaud; (back row) Jaime Crawley, Chad Broussard and Monita Chambers.

Class of 2004: April Noble with President Francis. XG Spring 2010


Class of 1994: (front row, from left) John Jackson, Tammuella Chrisentery Singleton, Sancerie O’Rourke-Allen, Robin Moore, Arletha Wilson and April Tasso Armwood with President Francis; (back row) Lance Parrott, Tenitra Batiste, Michael Young, Krystene Wormley Woodard, Juli Gilyard, Alisa Dawn Orduna and Charles Hunter.

LEAVE A LEGACY TO XAVIER ...And Give the Gift of a Lifetime! • Name Xavier as one of the beneficiaries of your will • Make a gift of real estate or other assets • Make Xavier a beneficiary of your insurance policy or annuity • Establish a charitable gift annuity • Generate meaningful tax benefits from gifts of stocks or bonds

Eloise Mary Touchard Dyson, MA ‘76,

taught for 33 years in the New Orleans Public School System at Valena C. Jones Elementary School. She was described by those closest to her as a “truly kind and compassionate person” and “a lovely sweet Catholic lady.” Dyson, who passed on Sept. 20, 2009, bequeathed to Xavier University a gift annuity of $113,000 – of which she stipulated $100,000 towards construction of the new St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. IT WAS HER FIRST AND ONLY GIFT TO XAVIER. The Administrator of her estate noted: “Having been Mrs. Dyson’s guardian for eight years, I know how much she appreciated her education from Xavier University and how much this donation meant to her.”

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Xavier University of Louisiana

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U.S. POSTAGE PA I D New Orleans, La. Permit No. 387

Non-Profit Organization


Xavier Gold _ Spring 2010