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ON THE COVER: President Barack Obama addresses the audience during his visit to the Xavier campus.

Alumni Enjoy a Return to Campus

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Photo Credits: Irving Johnson III, cover, IFC, 1, 3, 5-9, 11-19, 21-25, 39, 48-52, 54-56, back cover; photo by Frank Aymami III, 2; courtesy Manning Architects, 4; courtesy the College of Pharmacy, 6; courtesy the People’s Republic of China, 10; courtesy Division of Education, 10; White House Photos, 13-14; Dr. Mora Beauchamp-Byrd, 19-20; courtesy Athletics Department, 23; Gavin Goins, 25; courtesy University of Notre Dame alumni, 40; courtesy Washington DC alumni, 40, 47; photo by Dr. Kenneth Boutte, Jr. ’76, 41; courtesy Dr. Elaine Parker Adams ’61, 41; courtesy Atlanta alumni, 45; courtesy Houston alumni, 46; courtesy New Orleans alumni, 46, courtesy Philadelphia alumni, 47; courtesy Los Angeles alumni, 47; Leslie Henderson, 53-56; and courtesy Carla Gibson Baker ’77, IBC.


PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Summer 2011 Dear Xavier Alumni & Friends: I recently had the pleasure of presiding over the 84th annual commencement exercises for the University. I am always excited and encouraged during this time of year due in large part to the anticipation and hope of our graduating seniors as they embark on their new careers. Their positive attitudes and sense of accomplishment are promising, contagious, and uplifting. In addition to the achievements of our graduates, this issue of Xavier Gold provides you with a representative sample of the exciting events and occurrences that continue to take place on the campus. Our cover story revisits the historic campus visit of President Barack Obama in commemoration of the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. This first-ever visit to the Xavier campus by a sitting U. S. president generated a level of excitement and pride not previously experienced in our eighty-six year history. It is hard to put in words the feelings and emotions experienced by not only those in attendance, but for the thousands of proud Xavierites across our great nation. The physical state of the campus continues to evolve with the wide array of construction projects taking place to include the recently dedicated Qatar Pharmacy Pavilion, the much anticipated St. Katharine Drexel Chapel, and our new state-of-the art Convocation Assembly Center which has just begun to be built. Whether you are local or out-of-town, please make plans to stop by the campus whenever you are in the area. You will be amazed and impressed with our growth. Our commitment to excellence during the past year also saw Xavier receive full accreditation from an array of agencies to include the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association for Colleges and Schools (SACS), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Finally, highlighted in this issue is our annual tribute to those alumni and friends who made a financial contribution to the University during calendar year 2010. The continued generosity of each and every donor is a vital component of our mission to educate deserving students and we remain eternally grateful for their unwavering support. Significant work remains to be done and with your commitment, trust, and prayers, together we will continue to make Xavier University a great institution. Sincerely,mi

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Norman C. Francis President

Au Courant

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A CUT ABOVE: (from left) State of Qatar Ambassador H.E. Mr. Ali Bin Fahad al-Hajri, XU President Norman Francis, Qatar Minister of Education H.E. Mr. Saad Bin Ibrahim al-Mahmoud and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu enjoy the moment after cutting the ribbon officially opening the new $29 million Qatar Pharmacy Pavilion.

Qatar Pavilion An October 2010 ribbon-cutting ceremony officially marked the opening of the University’s new Qatar Pharmacy Pavilion expansion. Qatar Minister of Education H.E. Saad Bin Ibrahim al-Mahmoud, whose Middle Eastern nation donated $12.5 million toward construction of the expansion, was among the honored guests at the well-attended event. All of the College’s new high-tech Pharmacy teaching labs, as well as two large auditoriumstyle lecture halls (each capable of seating as many as 200 students) are housed in the five-story, 60,000-square foot addition, as well as teaching and research laboratories, a mock pharmacy skills laboratory and a Drug Information Center. The expansion allows the University to sustain its increased enrollment growth over the past decade while drastically improving the overall quality of its academic programs and research endeavors.

Sacs Reaffirmation, Accreditations The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) reaffirmed Xavier’s regional accreditation for another 10 years in December 2010. The University was found to be fully compliant with all 86 SACS standards and requirements, including its new campuswide Quality Enhancement Plan “Read Today, Lead Tomorrow” initiative designed to encourage all members of the Xavier community to become more active and engaged readers. This announcement follows an exhaustive two-year self-study and an external review by an independent site visit team. Earlier in the year Xavier received reaffirmations of its accreditations from both the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).


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Post-Katrina High Enrollment Post-Hurricane Katrina enrollment hit a new high again in the fall, thanks to a solid freshman class that exceeded projected levels and a welcome influx of new transfer students. 781 new freshmen and 151 new transfers pushed the university’s overall enrollment to 3,394 students, two percent higher than last fall’s figures. Enrollment has grown slowly but steadily in the five years since Katrina had knocked down the student population to around three-quarters of its best pre-storm figures.

St. Katharine Drexel Chapel Construction continues on the world-class chapel in honor of the university’s founder Saint Katharine Drexel. When completed in early 2012, the octagon-shaped, energy-efficient spiritual center will accommodate more than 400 visitors and house 11,000 square feet of space to include a sanctuary, sacristy, and garden, day chapel and bell tower. Designed by world-renowned architect César Pelli, the Chapel will feature a limestone exterior, a domed copper roof and a large cross at its apex.

Convocation Academic Center Work has begun on the university’s newest construction project – a Convocation Academic Center – which will be located across Washington Avenue from the main campus. The much anticipated addition to the campus skyline will provide XU with its first spacious indoor assembly area: a modern 4,500 seat arena suitable for athletic and other large-scale events. The new facility will replace the “The Barn”, which heretofore has traditionally hosted all indoor athletic events and most other special ceremonies. The anticipated completion date is late summer 2012.

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STILL MORE CAMPUS GROWTH: Construction of the highly-anticipated Convocation Academic Center [seen here in artist’s rendering] has begun at the site across the Washington Avenue canal. When completed, the building will feature a 4,500 seat arena for basketball games and large assemblies.

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LEAD SPONSOR: AT&T Louisiana President Sonia Perez shares a moment backstage with XU President Dr. Norman C. Francis and entertainer Bill Cosby Jr. at the university’s 3rd annual Dr. Norman C. Francis Endowed Scholarship Benefit Concert. AT&T was the lead sponsor of this year’s event, while Cosby was a headliner along with the Men of Soul.

The Third Annual Dr. Norman C. Francis Endowed Scholarship Benefit Concert was held Nov. 19 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Theater. The evening began with a patron party for sponsors and major corporate donors. Featured performers included Bill Cosby, Jeffrey Osborne, Peabo Bryson, Howard Hewett, and Freddie Jackson. AT&T-Louisiana served as the presenting sponsor. Total net profit exceeded $125,000. To date, $600,000 has been contributed as a result of these benefit concerts to the endowed scholarship fund that was created in 2008 in recognition of the 40th presidential anniversary of Dr. Francis. The goal for the scholarship fund is the creation of a $1 million endowment.

Center For Cancer Research The College of Pharmacy, in collaboration with the College of Arts & Sciences, received a five-year, $10-million award from NIH/National Center for Research Resources to help establish a Center for Cancer Research. This project provides funds to increase the number and quality of cancer researchers, to support selected pilot projects to assist junior investigators in becoming fully competitive in cancer research, to provide seed funding for developmental projects, and to develop three core laboratories to support cancer research activities in the university.

Xavier Named to Hhmi Science Education Alliance Xavier is one of twelve schools and the only HBCU to be named a 2011 member of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s (HHMI) Science Education Alliance. Xavier and the other schools will begin offering an innovative course from HHMI’s Science Education Alliance (SEA) that will give students hands on research experience in an elective course. HHMI provides training, research, and laboratory materials, as well as support from HHMI staff.

New Deans for Arts and Sciences


Cur re nt Eve nt s, N ews a n d O th er Ha p p enings at Xavier Dr. Anil Kukreja, chair of the Division of Business since 2003 and the Capital One Endowed Professor in Finance and Management, has been named the new Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. In addition, Dr. Kim Vaz, an associate professor at the University of South Florida, and founder of the Florida Consortium for Women’s and Gender Studies, has been named the new Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at Xavier.

Academic Success Noted Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine’s annual “Top 100 Undergraduate Degree Producers” issue (June 2010) 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.

Dr. Anil Kukreja

NIH Research Funding The XU College of Pharmacy ranks among the nation’s top 20 when it comes to research funding by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), according to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy 2010 report on such funding. The new ranking reflects a substantial jump from Xavier’s previous ranking of No. 58 out of 109 total schools included in the annual NIH rankings.

Dr. Kim Vaz

Center For Undergraduate Research The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR) at Xavier awarded nearly $220,000 in support of faculty-student research this year. Many of those research projects were on public display during the bi-annual, two-day Festival of Scholars events. In addition, Xavier’s online journal (XULAneXUS) published by and for Xavier students published two issues this year.

NSF Stem Grant The Department of Physics and Dual-Degree Engineering and the Division of Education has been awarded nearly $1.75 million to continue developing retention and graduation programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines and STEM education. The fiveyear federal grant from the National Science Foundation represents a commitment from the federal government to graduate a more diverse student body in the sciences and in science education.

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OPERATION DIABETES: Pharmacy student John Nguyen checks the blood pressure of New Orleans Saints defensive back Darren Sharper, one of the 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 Lakeside Shopping Mall. Looking on are pharmacy students Jessica Todesco and Haley Dufrene.

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gram The United Negro College Fund awarded the university a $92,000 grant to fund the Xavier/UNCF Social Entrepreneurship Fellow program, which advocates the employment of business principles to address social missions or problems. Student participants receive assistance and training in leadership and business skills, participate in an eight-week summer internship, and are eligible for a two-year, $10,000 grant if they commit to working in some type of social entrepreneurship organization or business.

St. Katharine Named To National Women’s Hall Of Fame The National Women’s Hall of Fame has announced the induction of Xavier founder St. Katharine Drexel. She is one of 11 American women “who have made valuable and enduring contributions to our nation” who will be recognized in ceremonies to be held Sept. 30-Oct. 1 in Seneca Falls NY, the birthplace of the American Women’s Rights Movement.

Freshmen Experience Lagniappe In the vernacular of New Orleans, the term “lagniappe” connotes “something extra” that you get when you purchase an item or services. That’s the idea behind the Lagniappe New Student Summer Preview weekend for new incoming freshmen. Now in its the third year, the initiative underscores the university’s commitment to easing the transition of high school graduates into a university environment and to better prepare them for academics at the college level. Regional students (e.g. those from Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Texas, and Tennessee) are required to attend the program. Students from further away are also encouraged to participate.


XAVIER BOUND: Pre-freshmen (from left) Celeste Coleman of Denver CO, Joshua Jordan of Nashville TN and Dominique Cook of New Orleans are welcomed to Xavier by peer dean Jacob Thomas of Nashville TN during the 2011 Lagniappe Weekend. Close to 350 students and their families attended the orientation preview, an invitational two-day event designed to ease the transition of new students into the college environment.

The university’s early intervention BOOST program (Building Optimal Outcomes and Success Training) has proved successful in the retention of first-time freshmen who were required to enroll in at least one developmental or intensive course. Freshman Seminar instructors served as mentors for the students, who were required to attend tutoring for specified courses and meet with their mentors at least twice a month.

NSF Research Grant Louisiana scientists and students from Xavier and six other state universities will share in $23 million in grants awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The package includes a five-year, $20 million award that is the biggest grant that the foundation has given to Louisiana. That grant will establish a network of scientists from Xavier, LSU, Tulane University, the University of New Orleans, Grambling State University, Louisiana Tech University and Southern University- Baton Rouge.


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What They’ll Be Reading Next Fall The students, faculty, and staff of Xavier have selected Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal as next year’s shared reading. In the book, journalist Eric Schlosser chronicles the evolution of the fast food industry and documents some ugly truths about this hallmark of American culture. The book will be required reading by all first-year students at Xavier, but it is a text that anyone on campus can and should read, as it is selected because it addresses issues relevant to Xavier’s mission.

Annual Who’s Who List 150 student scholars were selected for the 2011 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, an annual chronicle of the nation’s outstanding campus leaders. The students – chosen by XU department chairs and faculty and approved by the editors of the directory – were selected based on their academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.

Pharmacy Skills Competition Two pharmacy students – Christopher Gillard and Ifeanyi Onor – were among the top 10 finalists at the 15th annual American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (ASHS) National Clinical Skills Competition. A record 109 teams participated in the event, during which students demonstrated their skills by assessing patient information and current therapy, identifying and prioritizing drug therapy problems, identifying treatment goals, and recommending a pharmacist’s care plan.

Outstanding Faculty Recognized Six faculty members were presented Norman C. Francis Faculty Excellence Awards for their extraordinary performance in the areas of teaching, service and scholarship. The 2011 winners were: Teaching - Dr. Keturah Robinson (pharmacy) and Dr. Murty Akundi (physics/engineering); Service – Dr. Anderson Sunda-Meya (physics/engineering) and Clifford Wright (business); and Scholarship – Dr. Partha Bhattacharjee (biology) and Dr. Michael Homan (theology).

University Honors 66 Long-Time Faculty And Staff Sixty-six long-time faculty and staff members were honored as part of the University’s annual Founder’s Day celebration. Topping the list of honorees celebrating anniversaries of their employment at XU were Dr. JW Carmichael (premed/chemistry), Dr. Joe Melcher (speech pathology) and Clifford Wright (business), all with 40 years of service.

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THEY ALSO SERVE: Kaitlyn Gaddis, a speech pathology major and chair of Mobilization at Xavier (MAX), accepts a Student Community Service Award from XU President Norman C. Francis during the 25th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Week for Peace convocation. She was elected SGA President for the 2011-12 school year.

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XU Music Professor’s Opera Earns Big Easy Award “Embarrassing Position,” an original opera written by XU music professor and composer Dr. Dan Shore, was recognized with the Big Easy Entertainment Award’s 2011 Creative Achievement in Opera award. The opera had its premiere at the New England Conservatory in Boston MA in May 2010, while the XU Opera Workshop performed the opera locally in the fall.

Basketball Teams Shine A loss in the opening round of the opening round of the NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament in Kansas City MO ended what otherwise was one of the best seasons in Gold Rush history. The men finished with a 27-6 record, their best record since 1983-84. The women posted an equally fine season, which included a 27-7 record, and winning both the GCAC regular season and tournament titles. The Gold Nuggets advanced as far as the second round of the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament.

Men’s Tennis Repeats The Xavier men’s tennis team garnered the program’s first Top 10 national ranking in 2011, posting a 13-9 overall record and qualifying for their third consecutive berth in the NAIA National Championship Tournament. Head Coach Alan Green was named Coach of the Year on the All-Louisiana men’s tennis team selected by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.

Penn Relays Honor Xavier Coach, Team CAMPUS ROYALTY: Miss Xavier 2010-2011 Jade Young of New Orleans (center) was officially crowned at the annual University Coronation Ball along with her class queens (from left) Mia Holmes of New Orleans, Donielle Williams of Fayetteville GA, Nikki Odofin of Dallas TX, and Christian Joiner of New Orleans.

Former XU coach Ralph Metcalfe and the Xavier relay team he assembled which made history at the 1942 Penn Relays were both honored at the recent 116th running of the United States’ oldest annual track and field event. Herb Douglas, the only surviving member of the 1942 Xavier relay team (the first HBCU school to win a race at the Penn Relays) and XU President Dr. Norman Francis were among those attending the event.

Cross Country Xavier’s men and women each won their fifth straight Gulf Coast Athletic Conference team championships at the 2010 NAIA Championships qualifying meet / GCAC Championships. The Rush’s Matt Pieri also won the GCAC individual title.

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Freshman Adia Wallace, a philosophy major from Jackson MS, was named to the Kemper Scholars Program’s Class of 2013. Designed to prepare students for leadership and service, the prestigious program promotes education in the liberal arts while providing opportunities for career exploration and practical experience through internships. Kemper Scholars receive annual scholarships of up to $10,000 a year (based on need) as well as paid internships at major non-profit organizations in the Chicago IL area.


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XU Student Named Albert Schweitzer Fellow Derrick Bradley, a second-year pharmacy student from Ringhold LA (Ringhold High School), was awarded an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship. One of 260 national selections to the program’s Class of 2011-12, he will work through the Daughters of Charity to deliver programming that improves health competency, comprehension, and literacy in minority communities in New Orleans. Upon completion of his initial year in the program, Bradley will become a Schweitzer Fellow for Life – joining a vibrant network of over 2,000 individuals who are skilled in, and committed to, addressing the health needs of underserved people throughout their careers as professionals.

Student Service Center The old St. Joseph’s Residence Hall – unused since Hurricane Katrina – is currently being transformed into a new energy efficient Student Service Center. When completed, the three-story building will house the Student Health Center, the Counseling Center, as well as the reading and writing labs and various other student-oriented offices. XG

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SURVEY SAYS: Dr. Judith G. Miranti of the Division of Education (fifth from left) leads a group of graduate students in counseling and some of the leaders of the University’s neighboring Gert Town area as they conduct a door-to-door Needs Survey.

CHINA CONNECTION: Dr. Loren Blanchard ‘84, XU Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, accepts a gift from Madame Gao Yanping, Consul General from the Consulate of the People’s Republic of China in Houston TX. A Xavier delegation met with the Chinese Consul General to secure support for its application to establish a Confucius Institute on campus which would focus primarily on language instruction, education, and Chinese artistic traditions.

The Historic Visit of

President Barack H. Obama to the Xavier University campus

The President speaks.


hen Hurricane Katrina slammed into the

Louisiana coast on August 29, 2005, the residents of New Orleans and the Xavier community had slightly less than two days to prepare for what

would become the greatest catastrophic event in our lifetime. Exactly five years later, when President Barack Obama was searching for a location to deliver his historic speech marking the 5th anniversary of the devastating storm, the Xavier community had slightly less than seven days warning to prepare for this by Kenneth St. Charles, Ph.D. Vice President for Institutional Advancement

historic moment in Xavier’s history, the first-ever visit of a sitting United States president to its campus. 11

Obama on Campus on Monday, August 23rd and that we should have a good weekend because the following week would be very, very busy. These were truly prophetic words because the planning and excitement associated with a presidential visit can be overwhelming to say the least.

The anticipation was high as the audience crowded into the University Center.


he first indication that a presidential visit was being considered came on the morning of Friday, August 20th when University president Dr. Norman C. Francis received a phone call from the White House with a simple request: would Xavier University be interested in serving as the host institution for the president’s visit and speech? Dr. Francis and Xavier were certainly no strangers when it came to welcoming world leaders, having hosted such dignitaries as Pope John Paul II (1987), the Amir of the middle eastern nation of Qatar (2007), and an array of A-list entertainers and world leaders to include Colin Powell, Bill Cosby, Lionel Hampton, and former president Bill Clinton. Ironically, before being elected as the 44th U. S. president, then Senator and presidential candidate Barack Obama explored a visit to the Xavier campus to deliver a campaign speech. After a scouting visit to the campus during the 2008 Mardi Gras holidays, the Obama camp ultimately decided that the university did not have the physical space to accommodate the large crowds that the Obama campaign was drawing for similar campaign speeches.

On Monday afternoon, a group of eleven officials from the White House, made up primarily of public affairs and media specialists, event planners, and of course secret service agents, met in the president’s dining room for preliminary discussions and introductions with Dr. Francis and senior Xavier officials. The visitors stated that the President was excited to be coming to Xavier and that they first would need to conduct an initial site visit of the entire campus before a final venue could be selected. We were told that all sites on the campus, both interior and exterior sites, were up for consideration. Once the team had conducted their initial tour, a status report would be sent back to Washington for a final decision. The site visit began at the historic Xavier gymnasium; known affectionately to Xavierites as the Barn, which most believed would be the chosen site for the president’s speech. It had the greatest seating capacity; it had great access and exit points, and ample parking. However, we later learned that it was eventually disqualified due primarily to its location in relation to the interstate highway that runs directly behind it. Had the Barn been selected, we were told that traffic into and out of the city on the busy interstate highway would have to be halted throughout President Obama’s speech. The group next visited the outdoor quadrangle directly behind the Administration Building, which was the site of the 1987 visit by Pope John Paul II. Many security-related factors doomed this site as a possible location, not the least of which was the problems associated with staging an outdoor event in New Orleans in late August with the heat, humidity and torrential rain threats.

As luck would have it, the University was now being offered a second chance to host a speech by Barack Obama, not as candidate Obama but as President Obama, and Norman Francis was fully committed to making sure that Xavier would pull out all stops to make this visit work.

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After Dr. Francis received his initial call, a follow-up contact was directed to my office late Friday afternoon, not by the White House, but by an official with the Markham Group, an events management and public relations firm headquartered in Washington DC. I was told that Xavier would be visited

The media was everywhere.

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Backstage meeting (from left) XU VP for Institutional Advancement Dr. Kenneth St. Charles, First Lady Michelle Obama, XU President Norman C. Francis and U.S. President Barack Obama

We looked at classrooms, at the new Qatar Pharmacy Pavilion, and even an old warehouse that was acquired by Xavier across the canal on Washington Avenue. However, the final site to be visited was the William and Mary McCaffrey Ballroom that is on the 3rd floor of the University Center. Every inch of the University Center and ballroom was inspected, to include elevators, closets, restrooms, the cafeteria, and all adjoining offices and service entrances.

the event would be a standing-room only event. Chairs would be limited to the elderly and disabled. Both of these developments were disappointing for the University, especially given the fact that we wanted to include as many of our current students as possible. Nevertheless, the University agreed with all of these decisions because we fully understood that the safety of the president was the reason these requests were necessary.

Reminder from the White House: We’re Calling the Shots

Move in, Set-up, and Ticket Distribution

As the final site for the speech was been vetted back in Washington, the White House correctly predicted that the University would begin to receive requests from a wide range of ticket seekers, to include politicians, alumni, students, faculty, staff, media, and of course the general public. Xavier was told in very clear and direct terms that this speech was a White House event, not a Xavier event and even though Xavier was being asked to host the president of the United States, our hosting was similar to a bridal party seeking to reserve the Xavier ballroom for a wedding reception. Our only role was to provide the actual room. The White House would be responsible for everything else to include furnishings, fixtures, decorations, printing, room layout, and of course ticket distribution. While Xavier was initially promised 350 to 400 tickets, this number eventually was lowered to a surprising 170 tickets. Additionally, the White House informed the University that all guests that were to be invited should be advised that

The actual move-in and set-up was similar to a military-style operation. Equipment, staging, full-body airport-style metal detectors, flags, and of course the famous official podium with the presidential seal began arriving at the University on the morning of Friday, August 27th. It was only at this time that the University began to be told the actual flow of the event. Phone calls to prospective guests also began to be made beginning Friday morning. Additionally, the White House established an online ticket distribution system that allowed anyone from the general public interested in attending to be considered in a lottery-style system. The Xavier allotment of 170 tickets, which ironically were not ready for pick-up from the Intercontinental Hotel until 11pm Friday night immediately following the New Orleans Saints pre-season football game, were totally committed-for in less than 90 minutes. Actual ticket distribution for both the Xavier group as well as the general public took place on Saturday morning, with each and every guest in the Xavier party being required to undergo a special background screening. It was later


Obama on Campus Goode of Newark NJ, dressed in his Army ROTC cadet uniform, was approved to deliver the pledge. Fr. Giles Conwill, the new University chaplain, was tapped to deliver the invocation, while junior music major Joshua Copper of New Orleans was chosen to lead in the singing of the national anthem. None other than Dr. Francis was approved by the White House to greet the president upon his arrival to the campus Sunday morning.

Miss Xavier Jade Young shares a private moment with President Obama and the First Lady.

learned that this screening was necessary because the Xavier group would be allowed to enter a special zone closest to President Obama. Even though Xavier had a tremendously difficult time deciding who to invite, Dr. Francis insisted that neighbors in the Xavier community be included, especially the elderly. Dr. Francis also insisted that the presidents of the local colleges and religious orders be invited. Xavier was also asked to recommend several key participants for the historic visit. Key roles included someone to introduce the President, another to recite the pledge of allegiance, someone to offer the invocation, a student to sing the national anthem, and finally a representative to greet the President upon his arrival on the campus. Additionally, thirty-five students were requested to be seated on the stage directly behind the president. Ms. Jade Young, a first-year pharmacy student from New Orleans and the current Miss Xavier, was selected to introduce the president while junior business major Chavis

I remember visiting the campus Saturday night at approximately 10pm, exhausted after spending all day distributing the tickets, briefing Dr. Francis, and making final preparations. I went to see the actual ballroom where the speech was taking place and was amazed to find no one in the room. I was also surprised as to how calm everything seemed given that the world’s most powerful man would be in this room in less than 24 hours.

Oh What a Day – the Historic Visit of President and Mrs. Obama When Sunday morning arrived, everything was in place and ready to go. The New Orleans Police Department arrived at 5am to erect more than one hundred and fifty barricades that ringed the entire University center in anticipation of the protestors and dissenters who routinely follow the president. The barricades also provided an extra level of security to ensure that only authorized ticket-holders would be allowed entrance into the historic speech. The Secret Service took total possession of the building beginning at 6am, at which time numerous agents and bomb-sniffing dogs began their comprehensive search of the entire building. Only essential Xavier personnel, to include those with keys and access to the elevators, were authorized to remain in the building during the two-hour search. The President and the first family flew into New Orleans

President’s Remarks on the Occasion

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It is a great honor to be back at Xavier University. It’s just inspiring to spend time with people who’ve demonstrated what it means to persevere in the face of tragedy; to rebuild in the face of ruin.” I’m grateful to Jade for her introduction… Jade committed to Xavier, a university that likewise refused to succumb to despair. So Jade, like so many students here at this university, embodies hope.” Less than a month after the storm struck, amidst debris and flood-damaged buildings, President Francis promised that this university would reopen in a matter of months. Some said he was crazy. Some said it couldn’t happen. But they didn’t count on what happens when one force of nature meets another. And by January – four months later – class was in session. Less than a year after the storm, I had the privilege of delivering a commencement address to the largest graduating class in Xavier’s history. That is a symbol of what New Orleans is all about.”

Obama on Campus

Reflections from Participants

No extra space in a crowded University Center ballroom.

Sunday morning on Air Force One directly from their weeklong vacation at Martha’s Vineyard. The speech was scheduled to begin promptly at 2pm with the doors opening at 12 noon. The first-floor cafeteria was transformed into a full access media and press room where the media pool assembled to conduct their interviews and file their reports for their nationwide audience. Prior to the opening of the doors, the atmosphere was electric. Everyone was told to only bring those items that you would normally expect to carry on an airline flight. And once the doors opened and the guests began to assemble in the ballroom, the excitement steadily grew. The way people were jockeying to get close to the barricades was as if a Mardi Gras parade was preparing to enter the ballroom. Many knew they would be standing for at least an hour, yet did not mind because the president of the United States would soon take the stage.

Several members of Congress as well as the president’s cabinet and administration were in New Orleans for the speech, including U.S. Surgeon General and Xavier alum Dr. Regina Benjamin, Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu, FEMA Director Craig Fugate, and retired 3 star Army General Russell Honore. White House and Secret Service personnel escorted Dr. Francis and me to the service entrance of the University Center when the president was approximately 15 minutes away. Ironically, the president and his family were only a few miles away from the Xavier campus, enjoying a po-boy lunch at the famous mid-city Parkside Tavern Restaurant. A few minutes later we heard the approach of cars as they were driving into the specially designed enclosed tent carport that had been erected for the presidential limousine and escort vehicles. A flurry of staffers and the official white house photographer entered first. And then

“It was an unbelievable and overwhelming moment; I cried backstage before and as I introduced the President. The opportunity to tell First Lady Michelle Obama that she is my role model made the day even more meaningful for me personally.” —Jade Young “I was awestruck, honored and privileged to meet a sitting U. S. President – the first African American leader of the free world at my home away from home— Xavier University.” —Karen D. Watkins ‘69 “President Obama coming to Xavier definitely made me feel my school’s worth. I was actually inside the University Center to witness him speaking and I was completely excited and overwhelmed; I wanted to cry.” —Felice Gaddis, sophomore, Psychology


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Providing supporting roles at the historic event: (from left) University Chaplain the Rev. Giles Conwill, and XU students Jade Young, Joshua Copper and Chavis Goode.

we heard the voice of the president as he and Mrs. Obama entered the building. Dr. Francis was the first person to embrace our special guests and to offer official greetings. After taking an official photo in front of the University seal, both presidents spoke for approximately 5 minutes. The Secret Service had advised us that the president would most likely not ride in the elevators, and as predicted President Obama and his party walked up the back stairs to the second floor for brief meetings prior to the start of the speech. The most powerful man in the world, our first African American president, was on the Xavier campus preparing to address a grateful and enthusiastic audience.

A Change of Plans The original scenario had Mrs. Obama standing on the platform throughout the president’s 20-minute speech. However, the first lady, when she became aware of her intended position, instructed the White House event planners that she preferred to be seated during the speech. So when she was asked whom she preferred to be seated with, she was offered several choices, to include the governor and several high level cabinet members. She asked for other suggestions and when a staffer suggested University president Dr. Norman C. Francis, the first lady said yes. Dr. Francis’ seat was moved from behind XG Summer 2011


Karen Watkins ‘69, long-time executive assistant to President Francis, meets President Obama face-to-face.

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the security barricade to the restricted area in front of the barricade next to Michelle Obama. Throughout the speech, the president praised the university and its leadership for their commitment to renovating and reopening the campus less than four months following Hurricane Katrina. And at the conclusion of the speech, the president and the first lady spent an extra twenty minutes walking the entire length of the barricades, shaking hands and greeting the exuberant Xavier crowd that anxiously awaited an opportunity to maybe say hello, shake a hand, or better yet exchange a hug and kiss, all of course under the watchful eye of the Secret Service agents. And then it was over. The music had stopped. The cameras were turned off. President Obama had departed the Xavier stage headed back to Washington, DC, leaving behind a grateful and enthusiastic crowd, truly delighted and honored that the president of the United States had visited Xavier University. Xavier University had less than a week to prepare for a visit from President Barack Obama and had successfully staged what will go down in history as perhaps the biggest event in Xavier’s eighty-six year history. XG


(from left) Robyn Dunn Schwarz, board president at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans (CAC), Bishop Moses B. Anderson S.S.E., ’53, and Dr. Mora Beauchamp-Byrd, assistant professor and Curator of the University Art Collections, admire an oil on canvas portrait of the Bishop painted in 1995 by artist Leonard Wasles. Part of the Anderson Collection, it hangs in the Library Resource Center’s 6th floor Nissan Gallery.

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standing outside the University Center on the corner of Broadway and Dixon doesn’t provide the same sense of wonder and awe you would expect to experience if, say, you were standing outside the Louvre in Paris, or perhaps, the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art – just take a few steps inside. It won’t take long for you to come to the realization that this UC is more than just a utilitarian building where students go to hang out; for inside you will find an absolute treasure-trove of fabulous paintings, drawings and photography adorning the walls. There are pieces representing artists from all walks of life: works selected for their artistic value and the spirit in which they will hopefully inspire you to think and expand your creative reach. “Filling the campus walls with a rich, diverse art collection fulfills a long-time dream,” said Dr. Norman Francis ‘52, who is in his 44th year as president. “Xavier has always been a place where students can grow on multiple levels - artistically and academically – and this certainly enhances that process.”


All Around Us Most of the 150 pieces of artwork currently on display in the University Center are just a sampling of Xavier’s expansive 5,000 item collection, which itself is comprised of pieces from various other important collections, including but not limited to the Blanche and Norman C. Francis Art Collection, the Bishop Moses Anderson Collection, and the Fine Arts Collection at Xavier (which includes gifts from the Brandywine Printing Workshop, Audreon Bratton, Dr. Regenia A. Perry among others).

Donated by students, alumni and friends of the University, the overall collection includes not only paintings, drawings and photography, but a treasure-trove of multi-media, sculptures and various other art forms. A large percentage of the pieces were created by Xavier alumni. The overall collection has come about largely due to the efforts of Timothy Francis ’80, lawyer and presidential son, and the late John T. Scott ’62, MacArthur “Genius” award-winning artist and long-time faculty member. “The most important thing about the project is that Xavier students are now living in an environment of high quality art – these are not reproductions,” said Scott at the official unveiling of the Blanche and Norman C. Francis Collection back in 2005. The collection was begun as a testament to the Francis family’s lifelong commitment to XU and to the arts, as well as a manifestation of their vision of the University as an art-rich environment to work, to live and, more importantly, to learn.

“This is a national collection of renowned artists that the students will read about in books – and they can see the original works right here at Xavier”, noted Tim Francis, who has not only donated works from his own collection but has also facilitated the donation of numerous works from other donors.

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The Francis collection itself – close to 200 pieces – includes works by both students and professional artists. The student works represent the best works of art completed by students in the University’s legendary Art Department, dating back to 1957. Many of those students have gone on to make their mark in the art world, including: Frank Hayden ‘57, Terrance Osborne ‘00, Martin Payton ‘73, Steve Prince ‘91, Bill Pajaud ‘46 and Kimberly Dummons ‘95.

Intersection (1998) by Arthur Silverman, a gift from Tim Francis for the Blanche and Norman C. Francis Collection, greets visitors at the St. Katharine Drexel Drive entrance to the University Center. Silverman, an urologist by trade, began sculpting in the mid-1970s as a hobby, and later became a full-time sculptor. He is best known for large-scale public sculptural works that are based on the tetrahedron, a geometric form with four triangular faces.

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Twins (1997-98) was donated to the Blanche and Norman C. Francis Collection at Xavier University of Louisiana by the artist, XU art professor and former Art Department chair Ron Bechet, who is best known for his vibrantly-colored paintings of lush outdoor scenes, many inspired by rural areas throughout Louisiana. The oil on canvas rendering occupies a prominent place in the University Center’s 1st floor lobby.

In addition to the student works, the collection includes renowned artists such as Scott, Aaron Douglas, Richmond Barthe, Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Sam Gilliam, Jacob Lawrence, Fred Brown, Allison Stewart, Russell Gordon, Ed Whitmann, Mitch Gaudet, Willie Birch, Richard Yarde and Hale Woodruff. Legendary art professor Sister Mary Lurana Neely, S.B.S., and current art professor Ron Bechet are also represented. The university’s overall collection of art has been further enhanced by another significant contribution from the Most Reverend Moses Anderson, S.S.E. ’53, a former XU chaplain who donated his own extensive collection to the university out of his deep respect for the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament.

“I made this gift to Xavier because of my indebtedness to the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament for my vocation,” said Anderson, who has retired as Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit. “I would not be where I am today if not for them.” The Anderson Collection – which includes more than 160 pieces – contains some the earliest works by Scott and Hayden, among others, as well as some African artifacts. Less than half of University’s collection of artwork is currently on display, and, for the most part, is pretty much confined to the University Center, the Administration Building, the Library Resource Building and the new Qatar Pharmacy Pavilion. Eventually, however, pieces of the collection will grace every public space on campus. “Art has to be seen to be fully appreciated,” said Francis. “We want our students to see them every day.” XG

Another untitled piece, this one by Romare Bearden – one of the most recognizable American artists of the 20th century – was gifted to Xavier as part of the Bishop Moses B. Anderson, S.S.E. Collection. The lithograph resides in the Library Resource Center’s 6th floor Nissan Gallery.


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Portrait/Young Woman (1998), a lithograph by Tomie Arai, is a gift of the Brandywine Printmaking Workshop to the Fine Arts Collection in honor of the late John T. Scott ’62, MacArthur “Genius” award-winning artist and long-time faculty member. The artist’s works incorporate silk-screened family photographs that address issues of identity and cultural memory, with a particular focus on her experiences as a third-generation Japanese American. It is located on the 2nd floor of the Administration Building.

Eucharist by Frank Hayden, was the gift of Bishop Moses B. Anderson, S.S.E. Xavier is the repository of numerous works by Hayden, a transplanted Louisianan best known for his lyrical sculptural works in wood, bronze, stone and other materials, many illustrating Biblical themes. Made of plaster, the artwork is viewable in the Library Resource Center’s 6th floor Nissan Gallery.

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An untitled piece by Haitian artist PierreAntoine Cantave was the gift of Audreon Bratton to the Fine Art Collection at Xavier. Cantave was a member of the Centre d’Art, which is noted for promoting the art form that became known as “Naïve Art”, or “intuitive art”, characterized by vibrant color, emotional intensity, and a sense of sweeping, gestural movement. This oil on Masonite piece is on display in the Library Resource Center’s 6th floor Nissan Gallery.

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BEST OF THE BEST: All 22 of Xavier’s summa cum laude graduates join XU President Norman Francis, keynote speaker Marc Morial, and honorary degree recipients Debra Lee, Camille Hanks Cosby and Herbert Douglas, Jr. backstage just prior to the University’s 84th annual commencement. (front row, from left) Francis, Morial, Ashley Casey, Sondra Willis, Danielle Foster, Thuy Nguyen, Trisha Le, Hong Nguyen, Joannie Ivory, Cosby. Hebert and Lee; (second row) Jillana Cavalier, Mallory Waguespack, Ifeanyi Onor, Kelly Hebert, Kristen Walker, Danielle Jones, Alycia Boutte and Marylynn Nguyen; (back row) Steve Morgan Jr., Christopher Gillard, Joseph Lee, Lauren Cooper, Russell Fertitta Jr., Raphaela Romero and Chinwe Ike.

523 GRADUATES ACCENT COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY 523 graduates received their degrees from the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Pharmacy, and graduate programs during Xavier’s 84th annual commencement. National Urban League President/CEO and former New Orleans mayor Marc H. Morial was keynote speaker at the event. The university also awarded honorary degrees to businesswoman and philanthropist Camille Hanks Cosby, BET President/ CEO Debra L. Lee, and 1948 Olympic track medalist and businessman Herbert P. Douglas, Jr. during the ceremony. A total of 114 graduated with honors, including 22 earning summa cum laude honors, 29 earning magna cum laude honors and another 52 earning cum laude distinction. An additional 11 students earned graduate honors. Steve Morgan Jr., a biology/pre-med major from Gray LA (H.L. Bourgeois High) headed this year’s group of summa cum laude graduates with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. Also earning degrees with summa cum laude honors were: Bachelor of Arts – Jillana Cavalier, Hong Nguyen and Raphaela Romero; Bachelor of Science – Alycia Boutte, Lauren Cooper, Russell Fertitta Jr., Danielle Foster, Joannie Ivory, Danielle Jones, Trisha Le, Joseph Lee, Marylynn Nguyen, Kristen Walker and Sondra Willis; and Pharm.D. – Ashley Casey, Christopher Gillard, Kelly Hebert, Chinwe Ike, Thuy Nguyen, Ifeanyi Onor and Malloy Waguespack.


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n unfinished chapter in the remarkable life of Herbert Douglas, Jr. came to a most satisfactory conclusion in 2011 when the 89-year old businessman and storied Olympic champion finally received a Xavier degree 71 years after enrolling. “It’s a storybook ending for me,” said Douglas, who was awarded an honorary degree during the University’s 84th annual commencement. “Can you believe it? Xavier really started my path in life. I learned academics there. I learned how to run. And I learned religion.” Douglas arrived at Xavier in the fall of 1940 after being recruited to compete for future Hall-of-Famer Ralph Metcalfe’s men’s track and field program. Douglas excelled – in 1941 he set a Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship meet record in the outdoor long jump, and in 1942 he teamed with William Morton, Clarence Doak and Howard Mitchell to make Xavier the first HBCU (historically black college or university) to win a relay at the Penn Relays. The quartet won the 440-yard relay in 41.7 seconds. But the demands of World War II forced Douglas to leave XU in 1942 after two years. He returned home to help at his father’s Pittsburgh parking garage. “My father had been blind for several years and needed help,” Douglas said. “He was losing employees to the military and to war-related industries. He had a 24-hour garage, and he could not find enough reliable workers. I wanted so much to stay at Xavier, but the circumstances just wouldn’t allow me.” After the war Douglas returned to college – but at his hometown University of Pittsburgh, where today he is best remembered as the only Pitt athlete to win an Olympic medal AND score a touchdown against the University “[Douglas] is best of Notre Dame. He is also credited along with remembered as the only classmate Jimmy Joe Robinson in teaming up Pitt athlete to win an to break a series of racial barriers at the school – Olympic medal AND score including integrating the Pitt football program.

a touchdown against the University of Notre Dame.”

A true student-athlete, he received both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Pitt. Douglas went on to win the bronze medal in the long jump at the 1948 Olympics in London.

Douglas joined Schieffelin & Company (now Schieffelin & Somerset) in 1963 where he became the third African-American to reach the level of vice-president of a major North American corporation. While at the innovative wine and spirits importer, he is credited with almost single-handedly introducing the high quality, premium Hennessy Cognac and Moet & Chandon Champagne brands to a growing African American middle class. “I have been blessed in so many ways,” Douglas said. XG Summer 2011


According to the U.S. Olympic Committee, Douglas is the fourth-oldest living U.S. track and field Olympic medalist. Three other medalists from the 1948 U.S. team — sprinter Cliff Bourland and shot-putters Jim Delaney and Wilbur Thompson — are older. Continued

Herbert Douglas, Jr.: 1948 Olympic track medalist and businessman Herbert Douglas, Jr. beams a wide smile after receiving his honorary doctorate in humane letters from President Norman Francis.

Commencement 2011 Douglas (continued) The honorary degree was far from a take-him-off-the-shelf-and-dust-him-off moment for Douglas. The very next week he was back at his alma mater for a dinner he helped plan as a centennial salute to African-American athletes at Pitt. And officials at the Penn Relays want him to help plan a fundraising dinner within the next year. Douglas also plans to return to the scene of his Olympic triumph when London hosts the Olympics in 2012. “When will he really retire? That’s a good question,” said Douglas’ wife, Minerva. “I would say never. He’s like that (Energizer) bunny. He just keeps going. He finishes one thing, and then he moves on to another. He gets involved in a lot of things.”

1942 XU Relay Team (that’s Douglas, front row, left).

The trip to New Orleans and Xavier was the first for Douglas since 1992, when he attended the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials. The night before commencement, he and the other special guests were treated to a dinner at Dooky Chase restaurant with Xavier officials. “That’s some good Creole food,” Douglas said. “You know, Dooky Chase opened the year I got to Xavier, 71 years ago. I couldn’t afford it then.” XG

AT YOUR SERVICE: (from left) Ifeanyi Onor of Nigeria and Chante Calais of Breaux Bridge LA and Ifeanyi Onor of Nigeria receive the University’s two most coveted service awards – the Mother Agatha Ryan Award and the St. Katharine Drexel Award, respectively – during the 2011 Baccalaureate Mass and Honors Convocation.

Debra Lee: XU president Norman Francis and BET President/CEO Debra L. Lee exchange smiles as the citation for her honorary doctorate in business is read. She was honored for her achievements in the field of telecommunications.

Camille Hanks Cosby: Businesswoman and philanthropist Camille Hanks Cosby shares the stage with Dr. Norman Francis after receiving an honorary doctor of humane letters degree in recognition of her efforts on behalf of the African American community.


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1% 4%

2010 Honor Roll of Donors 20%


1% 4%

71% 71%

Organizations 55


avier University of Louisiana is thankful for the many gifts we receive from our alumni, friends, and supporters. Through their generous donations, these benefactors confirm their belief in our educational mission and help to ensure that our students receive a solid academic foundation. The following Honor Roll of Donors includes gifts received by the University from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010. 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.


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Gifts of Artwork or Property

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy B. Francis Ms. Arizona Moore Most Reverend Moses B. Anderson, S.S.E.

Gifts of $10,000 or more

Mr. Joseph Boucree and Mrs. Sheila Boucree Dr. and Mrs. Wilbur B. Clarke Dr. Mark A. Jamison Mr. and Mrs. Clyde P. Jupiter Dr. Cabrini S. March Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey T. Marshall Mr. and Mrs. Dwight McGhee Dr. George J. McKenna, III Dr. Marlisa J. McKenzie Dr. Gwenesta B. Melton Dr. and Mrs. Roland A. Pattillo Ms. Paula T. Saizan Mr. Leo P. Sam, Jr. Mr. Alvin and Mrs. Janice F. Wilkins

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12% 12% 9%




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-LUV-XU [935-8898].


Corporations 90 Alumni Foundations 1443 Corporations 27 90 Individuals Foundations 406 27 Individuals Organizations 406 55

Gifts of $5,000 - $9,999

Mrs. ArthĂŠ P. Anthony Dr. Stanley A. Boucree Dr. Lorena S. Chicoye Dr. Dunn H. Cumby Dr. Norman and Mrs. Blanche Francis Dr. Otis Gowdy, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Halvan J. Lieteau Dr. Marie V. McDemmond Mr. Alden and Mrs. Rhesa McDonald Mrs. Phenella D. Perez Mrs. Melonie A. Coleman-Richard Dr. Odessa K. Spraggins

Gifts of $2,500 - $4,999

Capt. Eugenia Foster Adams Dr. Sanders Wofford Anderson Mr. Randall N. Boseman Mr. and Mrs. Glenn M. Braud, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Cherrie, Jr. Mrs. Betty Mott Coles Mr. Keith and Mrs. Judy Dawson Dr. Sean M. Foley Mr. and Mrs. Frank F. Gardner Dr. Rosalind Pijeaux Hale Mrs. Dionne DeBose-Hampton Mrs. Alexis M. Herman Mr. and Mrs. Smith W. Howard, Jr. Dr. Eric and Mrs. Shauntell Reed Kline



Alumni $681,917 $681,917 Corporations Corporations $490,183 $490,183 Foundations Foundations $2,287,637 $2,287,637 Individuals $1,547,183 Individuals Organizations $1,547,183 $735,396 Organizations


Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Labat, Sr. Mrs. Myrna R. Malveaux Dr. Lisa T. Gibson McKee and Mr. Randy G. McKee Dr. Judith Alexander Nash Dr. Emile J. Pierre Mr. and Mrs. James R. Powell Mr. and Mrs. James M. Powell, Jr. Mrs. Sondra C. Reine Dr. and Mrs. Solomon L. Riley, Jr. Dr. Tanya M. Robinson Mrs. Ruth Schlater Mr. and Mrs. Westley Sholes Mrs. Louise J. Sonnier Mr. and Mrs. Perry Tillman, III Mr. John C. Tripp, III Mrs. Sylvia H. Tureaud Paula M. Verrette, M.D. Drs. Carlos J. and Karla L. Vital Mrs. Earline S. Wilkerson Mrs. Constance M. Williams Dr. and Mrs. Everett J. Williams Dr. and Mrs. Harold T. Wilson Ms. Sharon J. Zealey

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Honor Roll of Donors Gifts of $1,000 - $2,499

Dr. John S. Adams, Sr. Dr. and Mrs. Arthur V. Age Mrs. Nedra Alcorn Archie Andrews, Ph.D. Drs. John and Monica Anigbogu Dr. Carolyn B. Block-Arnelle and Mr. Hugh J. Arnelle Dr. and Mrs. Theodore E. Atkinson, III Mr. Joshua J. Babineaux Dr. Tyeshia V. Babineaux Mr. and Mrs. George W. Baker Dr. Ann R. Barbre and Mr. Steve V. Barbre Mr. Lyndon J. Barrois Ms. Stacey M. Bastian Ms. Camillia B. Bell Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Billinger William H. Bland, M.D. Ms. Malinda M. Boucree Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth G. Boutte Mrs. Nellie M. Bowman (Estate) Mrs. Marie M. Boyd Mr. Michael P. Breaud Honorable Lois Bronz and Mr. Charles Bronz Mr. and Mrs. Edmund C. Broussard Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Broussard Ms. Felicia M. Broussard Mr. Kenneth J. Broussard Malcolm Broussard, RPh. Dr. and Mrs. Sylvester J. Bryan Mr. and Mrs. Winston Burns Mr. and Mrs. Arthur L. Burton, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Oliver R. Butler Mr. and Mrs. Bernard L. Bynum, Jr. Ms. Barbara J. Carmon Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Carstarphen Mr. and Mrs. Frederick J. Carter Ms. Karen R. Casey Zenobia A. Casey, M.D. Mr. and Mrs. Carlton I. Charles Dr. Edgar L. Chase and Mrs. Alva Chase Dr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Coleman Mrs. Marcella Collins Mr. and Mrs. Brent A. Cooper Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Crear Ms. Dayna H. Credle

Reverend Marion E. Criddle Drs. Tamaatra L. and Errol Crook Mrs. Heidi L. Daniels Mrs. Myrtle R. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Gary M. DeGrange Mr. Alvin S. Deloach Dr. Wilfred J. Delphin Mr. Learnard G. Dickerson Atty. Victor A. A. Dubuclet, III Dr. Beverly and Mr. Lloyd Dupre Ms Charmagne M. Eady Mr. Marvin E. Ellis Nicholle B. Espadron, M.D. Mrs. Barbara K. Evans and Mr. Amos Evans Mr. and Mrs. Terry J. Felton Mr. Daniel G. and Mrs. Barbara B. Fitzgerald Mr. John Fleming Mrs. Marguerite Florent Dr. Pamela Payne Foster Drs. Coleridge T. and Cheryl Franklin Mrs. Dianne Gaines Ms. Odile R. Gayten Mrs. Maria Sly George Ms. Peggy A. Gibson Mrs. Bernadette G. Gilbert Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Glover, Sr. Dr. Pheophilus H. Glover Mr. Norman and Mrs. Michelle Gobert Mrs. Marlene Gonzalzles Dr. Marcellus and Mrs. Laura Grace Mrs. Jennifer Adger Grant Ms. Julie S. Griffin Mrs. Gwendolyn F. Guillmette Mr. Joseph and Mrs. Vivian Guillory Mr. Torrey M. Harding Mrs. Gaylene W. Harris Ms. Mia H. Harris Portia M. Harris, M.D. Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Harrison Mr. and Mrs. Trent S. Heisser Mr. Sterling and Mrs. Elvira Henry Mr. Calvin Douglas Hill Mrs. Ruby N. Hill Mr.and Mrs. Edward Holland, III Tanyanika Holland, M.D., and Mr. Darrick Holland

Mr. John C. Holmes Mrs. Jeneice W. Houze Ms. Marion Hunt Ms. Cynthia Darensbourg Hurd Ernest W. Jackson, D.M.D. Mrs. Maxine Berteaux-Jackson Mr. R. George Jackson Dr. Jennifer H. Jacobs and Mr. Everett P. Jacobs Dr. Jarvis B. Jacobs Mr. and Mrs. Nelson J. Jean, III Dr. Patrice P. Jean and Mr. Darren Collins Ms. Shirley M. Johnson Mrs. Carolyn C. Jones Mrs. Joy A. Joseph Dr. and Mrs. Peter J. Jupiter Mrs. Ramona F. Jupiter Mr. Charles Kennedy, Jr. Mr. Marc V. Kennedy Dr. Octavia M. Kennedy Drs. Joseph and Deidre Labat 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 Mrs. Josie Y. Lewis Dr. Myra M. Lewis Mr. Walter T. Lewis, Jr. Mrs. Sherrie B. Littlejohn Davida E. Manor, M.D. Dr. Christopher Marrero Dr. and Mrs. Roy Marrero Dr. Ambrose M. Martin, III Ms. Ivy E. Mathieu Dr. Jill E. McGovern Ms. Brendolyn M. McKenna Mrs. Carolyn J. Davis-McLain Mrs. Patrice E. McNeal Ms. Cheryl M. Medlock Dr. Gerilyn Metoyer Dr. and Mrs. David R. Miller Mr. Eugene H. Mills, Jr. Mrs. Lois F. Mills Dr. Earl D. Mitchell, Jr. Mrs. Tomika Baker-Moody Dr. James W. and Mrs. Avis Sinegal Moore Mrs. Carmen Morial Mr. Russell A. Obee Drs. Henry P. and Mildred W. Ollee Dr. Nicole A. Padmore

Ms. Dianne R. Pajaud Ms. Frances Parker Dr. and Mrs. James A. Paschal Mrs. Nina Payne Ms. Monique C. Pazon Mr. and Mrs. Frank T. Penn Dr. Dorothy Pugh, RPh. Mrs. Annie L. Ramsey Mr. Omar H. Buckner and Ms. Kimberly M. Reese 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 Dr. Donald K. Robinson and Mrs. Ruby F. Robinson Mr. Lionel Eric RochĂŠ Rear Admiral (Ret.) Stephen W. Rochon and Mrs. Shirley A. Rochon Ms. Deidra T. Rondeno Dr. and Mrs. Charles J. Russell Dr. Reginald O. Salter Mrs. Deanna R. Sanders Mr. and Mrs. Murray J. Saucier Mrs. Anna Rita Smith Scott Mrs. Denise T. Scott Mr. Charles L. Shaffer Mr. and Mrs. Errol J. Simmons Dr. Chanda R. Simpson Mrs. Demetria F. Sloan Mr. John Andrew Smith Dr. Joseph A. Smith Mr. Laurence J. and Mrs. Kara R. Smith Mr. Llewelyn J. Soniat Ms. Melanie A. Sullivan Miss Condile J. Sylvester Mrs. Regina D. Tatum Mr. and Mrs. Herbert J. Thomas, Jr. Drs. Trevonne M. and Nicole C. Thompson Mrs. Evangeline H. Tierney Dr. and Mrs. Frederick M. Toca, Sr. Dr. and Mrs. David A. Travillion Mr. and Mrs. Calvin S. Tregre Dr. Wallisa T. Vaughn Mrs. Germaine G. Vavasseur Mrs. June Vavasseur Mr. Christopher W. Vincent Dr. Anne Ward Mrs. Karen DeGrange Watkins


Contributors to Excellence Mr. Joseph R. Weber Mr. and Mrs. Willie J. Whisenhunt Dr. Sonya F. White Lieutenant Colonel Eldridge F. Williams Mrs. Hilda C. Williams Ms. Mishanda L. Williams Yolanda A. Williams, D.D.S. Valerie P. Wilson, Ph.D. Dr. Melanie RobinsonWoodard Mr. X. Kembo Zunzanyika

Gifts of $500 - $999

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Mr. and Mrs. John Q. Adams Dr. Belinda B. Alexander Ms. Ronda E. Alexander Sancerie J. Allen, D.D.S. Mr. Adewale S. Anifowoshe Mr. Joseph D. Antee Rev. and Mrs. David H. Arceneaux Dr. Angele J. Arthur Ms. Mary G. Auzenne Mr. and Mrs. Wiley C. Baines, Jr. Ms. Antoinette M. Bannister Dr. Rachel A. Baranco Mrs. Dionne G. Barnum Ms. Tenitra R. Batiste Mr. Lloyd Bennett, Jr. Mrs. Celisa Blackmon Dr. Jocelyn J. Bookman and Mr. Dobbin O. Bookman Mr. Richard Boseman Mr. William and Mrs. Elizabeth Bostick Dr. Michael C. Boucree Mrs. Cheryl W. and Mr. Darryl R. Boykins Ms. De Etra Branch Ms. Mercedese Broussard Mrs. Ann Hardy Brown Ms. Michele J. Brown Professor N. Wiley Browne Mr. Brian Burns Mrs. Myrtle J. Burns (Estate) Mr. Benjamin E. Cannon Ms. Cintrella K. Carter Mr. and Mrs. Leonard P. Celestine Mr. and Mrs. Van B. Chambers, Jr. Mrs. Joan Clark Drs. George E. and Christie Clayton Dr. Justina M. Clemons

Dr. Ingenue F. Cobbinah Mr. Derrick V. Collins Mr. Douglas Cunningham Dr. Oscar A. Del Portal Ms. Joan R. Desselle Mrs. Lorraine Detiege Mr. and Mrs. Charles Domingue Mr. Daniel R. Driver Dr. Michelle R. Easton Mr. and Mrs. Vidal C. Easton Mrs. Mamie L. Feffie LaReesa M. Ferdinand, M.D. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd F. Ferguson Fr. Brian Fox, S.S.J. Dr. Holly B. Francis and Mr. Anthony L. Francis Ms. Ruth A. Francis Dr. Leon Gant Mrs. Rose H. Garment Dr. Jesse F. Goodwin Dr. Noel Gray Dr. Rosalind B. Green Mr. and Mrs. Willie Green, Jr. Mrs. Jetta Harris Mr. Vaughan M. Harris Atty. William H. Harris, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Ian P. Heisser Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Henry, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Keith T. Hill Mrs. Wanda Howard Judge Brian A. Jackson Ms. Malaka B. Jackson Mr. Percy Johnson Drs. Lamont R. and Teniesha Jones Mrs. Michaelle B. Jones Mrs. Rosie S. Jones Mr. and Mrs. Frank T. Joshua, Sr. Dr. Leonard R. Jubert Mrs. Theresa C. Julien Mrs. Alice F. Jupiter Mrs. Cosette West Kaufman Mrs. Eleanor M. Leak Mrs. Carolyn M. Lee Mr. John H. Lee Dr. Karen Lewis and Mr. Cornelius Lewis Mr. Jerry Little Mrs. Pearl Algere-Lonian Mrs. Joycelyn A. Bigard-Lyles Mr. and Mrs. Andrew A. Mallet Ms. Veronica A. Malone

Mrs. Melba F. Martinez Ms. Shawana J. McGee Dr. Lawrence and Mrs. Helen McKendell Mr. Marvin N. Miles Mrs. Mary J. Hadnott-Mims Dr. and Mrs. Glenn L. Morgan Mrs. Sybil Morial Mr. Vernon M. Myers, II Dr. Vuyisile S. Nkomo Ms. Tyra Ordone Mr. and Mrs. William Pajaud, Sr. Mrs. Sylvia T. Patterson Mr. James E. Planer Mr. Wayman Powell, III Mr. Rudolph R. Prioleau Drs. Henry B. and Funmilayo Rachal Dr. Howard J. Raphael Mrs. Irene B. Richardson Ms. Kathlyn D. Robertson Mrs. Donna S. Robinson Dr. Fred J. Sambrone, Jr. Ms. Joyce M. Sandifer Ms. Juval O. Scott Dr. James Shade, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Simms Mr. Robert H. Simms Ms. Brandi A. Sinkfield Mr. Timothy J. Smith Mr. Louis A. Spain, Sr. Mr. Edward Sparrow Henry L. and Blanche Davison Stewart Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Sudbury Ms. Michele L. Terrie Ms. Jamelah A. Terry Mr. and Mrs. Alcide J. Tervalon, Jr. Dr. Lowell P. Theard Mrs. Etta Tricksey Ms. Tinh T. Trinh Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Tureaud, Jr. Ms. Gabrielle Urquhart Mrs. Trina S. Vincent Mr. and Mrs. James O. Wadley Dr. Shana D. Wakefield and Mr. Ver-Non T. Wakefield Ms. Esther C. Wanda Mr. Bobbie Ward Dr. Krishawnda Rogers Washington Mrs. Marsha Washington Mr. Richard J. Washington

Atty. Angele T. White Dr. Michael G. White Mr. and Mrs. Roderick L. Whitfield Mr. and Mrs. Roy Winand Mr. and Mrs. Alfred T. Witcher Mr. and Mrs. James A. Wooten Mrs. Winifred D. Wright

Gifts of $250 - $499

Ms. Jillian S. Alfonso Dr. June T. Lombard-Allen Mr. Billy G. Ambrose Mrs. Shirley Anderson Mr. Paul L. Andoh Ms. Lora L. Antoine Lt. Col. Augustine S. Aruna Mrs. Marva A. Babin Dr. Devita Williams Barnes Dr. Gloria D. Beal Mrs. Donn C. Beaubien Ms. Valda J. Bell Mrs. Gloria Butler Beverly Mr. Alvin Blackmon, III Mr. and Mrs. Renard A. Boissiere, Sr. Mrs. Shelita M. Bourgeois Mrs. Lydia T. Boutte LCDR André Le Gras Boutté Dr. Shameza L. Boyd Dr. Kristy M. Brumfield Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Brunswick Dr. Anthony L. Buckles Dr. Larry V. Caldwell Mr. and Mrs. Larry L. Calvin Dr. Yvonne L. Carter Mr. Erskine A. Cartwright Ms. Helen E. Castenell Major Dexter E. Caston and Mrs. Demetria G. Caston Mrs. Pamela D. Cellum Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie L. Chambers Mr. Donald C. Collins Miss Terlenda J. Crawford Mr. and Mrs. Edward R. Dalferes, Jr. Ms. Bythelda M. Davis Dr. Larna J. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Hubert P. Depland, Jr. Dr. Tonya R. Dobbs Ms. Colette M. Dominique Mr. Thomas J. Donald

Honor Roll of Donors Ms. Merilynn B. Donelon Dr. Ronald Dorris Mr. Scott A. Eschmann Ms. Stacie M. Fabre Mrs. Janice Florent Mr. Thomas Fogie, Jr. Mrs. Louaunne W. Gilyot Mrs. A. Doris J. Goins Mrs. Ruth O. Gordon Ms. Beverly W. Grant Mr. Henry Grant, Jr. Dr. Rashida N. Gray Mrs. Octavia B. Gross Mr. James D. Guidry Dr. Alfred Guillaume, Jr. Mr. Okyeame and Mrs. Melissa Haley Mrs. Pennye D. Hamilton Mrs. Andrea Taylor-Harris Ms. Veronica L. Harrison Mrs. Joyce M. Guillion Harte Dr. Kenneth D. Hartwill Mr. Ruston G. Henry, Sr. Mr. Larry G. Higgins Vernora D. Hightower, M.D. Mr. and Mrs. James T. Houston, Jr. Ms. Hyacinth H. Hutchinson Mr. Dannton C. Jackson Mrs. Ella P. Jackson Mr. Preston E. Jeanjacques Mrs. Judith G. Johnson Ms. Virginia M. Johnson Ms. Sarah A. Jones Ms. Kikelomo N. Joshua Mrs. Shirley Melton- Judge Mr. Todd G. Keller Mrs. Ruth E. Kennedy Dr. and Mrs. Duane E. Kirksey Mr. Leland C. Labbe Ms. Loren C. Labbe Mr. Lionel B. Labeaud Ms. Justina M. Lafitte Mrs. Nellrose R. LaPierre Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Larkin Mr. Jerrol Larrieu Dr. Michael J. Lawrence Mrs. Philomena D. Lawson Dr. and Mrs. Tilden Le Melle, Ph.D. Mrs. Eunice D. Lear Dr. Lester A. Lee and Mrs. Leslie I. Lee Mr. and Mrs. John C. Lemelle Mr. Robert V. Lewis Mrs. Simone M. Marion

Mr. Errol J. Martin Mr. Reginald H. Matthews Mr. John L. McCullough Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Melton, III Mrs. Helen Morrison Mr. Donald R. Naylor, Jr. Mrs. Elise T. Nicholls Mrs. Katherine T. Nicolay Mrs. Catherine L. Painia Mr. Roger D. Pender, Jr. Ms. Natalia Perry Mrs. Juanita B. Peterson Mrs. Lisa A. Porter Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Prampin Mrs. Geraldine M. Pratt Mrs. Rosemary B. Quillen Dr. Julia Bell Quint Mrs. Glenda Rankin Mrs. Ann M. Rawles Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord S. Raymond Dr. and Mrs. Mason C. Reddix Mrs. Vernell A. Reed Mrs. Antoinette Rich Mr. Donald Richard Mrs. Elsie P. Richard Mrs. Cheryl Ripoll Mrs. Charlene W. Robins Mrs. Althea R. Robinson Mr. Alan J. Rodney Mrs. Johnetta McMillanRoyster Mr. and Mrs. Kevin M. Saberre Mr. Gordon B. Sanders Mr. Jeffrey L. Schwab, D.D.S. Mr. and Mrs. Elmore J. Seraile Mrs. BrittĂŠ D. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Michael B. Smith Royshanda C. Smith, M.D. Mr. and Mrs. Julius Spears, Jr. Mr. Wayne A. Steele, Sr. Dr. Louise Guenveur Streat Mrs. Gertrude P. Taylor Mrs. Carolyn Thomas Mr. Edward S. Thomas Mr. Larry E. Thomas Dr. and Mrs. Roderick O. Thornton Mrs. Theresa W. Threet Mr. James B. Tillman Cynthia B. Vernon, Ph.D. Mr. Gerard M. Victor Ms. Paulette W. Wagner Mr. and Mrs. Neal V. Walker Mrs. Myrna B. Walker Mr. Willie J. Walker

Mrs. Cassandre K. Wallace Mrs. Janice L. Wash Phyllis E. Weaver, R.Ph. Mr. John D. Webster Mr. Charles E. Wesley Mr. Clarence L. White Ms. Joyce M. Whitfield Mrs. Gwendolyn H. Whitner Dr. and Mrs. Elijah Whitten Ms. Estelle M. Williams Ms. Jennifer M. Williams Mrs. Leola Melton Williams Mrs. Lorraine G. Williams Ms. Margaret A. Zimmerman

Gifts of $100 - $249

Ms. Beverly K. Addison Mrs. Kanika U. Ajanaku Mrs. Carole B. Alarcon Mrs. Louella B. Alexander Mr. and Mrs. Bryan F. Alexander Mr. Nelson Alexander Mr. and Mrs. George L. Allen, II Mrs. Verna Allen Mr. Joseph L. Allison Mrs. Talita A. Allison Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Almeida, Jr. Mr. James A. Alsandor Dr. LaKica R. Amos Dr. Blanche S. Anderson Mrs. Linda L. Anderson Dr. Melvin W. Anderson Mrs. Sauntiese C. Andrew Mr. Wilbert Antoine, Jr. Ms. LaKeysha C. Arthur Ms. Bernadette M. August Ms. Carmichael L. August Mr. Dudley G. Auzenne Janeen R. Azare, Ph.D. Mr. Joseph D. Babineaux Mrs. Anatalie W. Bachemin Dr. Gloria Jackson Bacon Ms. Ayanna L. Baker Dr. Troy L. Baldwin Dr. and Mrs. Herbert V. Baptiste, Sr. Mr. Francis X. Barial Dr. Walter J. Barial Mr. Keith T. Barker Ms. Dell M. Barnes Ms. Adrienne P. Becnel Mrs. Carol R. Daniels-Bell Mrs. Kathleen Dorsey Bellow Mr. Johnny L. Bennett, Jr.

Mrs. Patricia S. Bennett Mrs. Hilda M. Bergeron Mrs. Ione Beck Bertrand Ms. Debbie Bissett Ms. Paige M. Blache Ms. Tiffany C. Black Lewis Blair, Pharm.D Mrs. Lois R. Blakes Dr. Loren J. Blanchard Mr. Derick S. Bledsoe Dr. Nichole M. Bauknight-Boles Mrs. Rita Boskent Mrs. Barbara T. Boutte Mr. John L. Bovastro, Jr. Tommy E. Bowman, D.D.S. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth W. Boyd Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus E. Bradford Ms. Elease M. Bradford Dr. Michael J. Brady Mrs. Edna V. Branch Mr. Otis A. Brannigan Mr. and Mrs. Newman S. Braud Ms. Gwendolyn M. Breaux Ms. Carla R. Briggs Dr. Ronda L. Broady Mr. Joseph A. Brooks, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Broussard Mrs. Tira W. Broussard Mrs. Blivienne R. Brown Dr. Carolyn M. Brown Mr. Darius K. Brown Mrs. Earlene Patin Brown Mrs. Harriet S. Brown Mr. and Mrs. Kojis J. Brown Mr. and Mrs. Terence C. Brown Ms. Ursula M. Brown Dr. Yasmin K. Brown Mrs. Beverly Broyard Mr. Alexander Brumfield, Jr. Ms. Jessica S. Bryant Mrs. Joycelyn L. Burnett Ms. Allassia Y. Burns Dr. Jossie A. Burton Dr. Kimberly M. Bush Mrs. Delphenie H. Butler Mrs. Lorraine Butler Dr. and Mrs. Walton M. Byrnes Mrs. Clementine Cager Dr. Octavia R. Calhoun Mrs. Cynthia S. Caliste Edward R. Caliste, Ph.D. Mr. Lester A. Caliste, Jr. Mr. Jamaal A. Campbell Ms. Mildred T. Caro Ms. Ann P. Carter Mrs. Shirley M. Celestine


Contributors to Excellence

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Mrs. Willie P. Chaffers Mr. Meyer J. Chambers Dr. and Mrs. Charles A. Champion Mrs. Sue P. Chandler Ms. Brenda R. Chapman Mrs. Joressa Chappell Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Charbonnet, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Lucien S. Charlot, Jr. Mrs. Regina Storms Chenault Ms. Julie C. Chenier Mr. Kenny and Mrs. La Juana G. Chenier Ms. Alfredmy G. Chessor Ms. Nicolette D. Clark Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Clark Mr. Ronald K. Clinton William L. Cody, Ph.D. Mr. Milton Coleman Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie C. Collier, Sr. Mr. Donald F. Collins Ms. LaTedra M. Collins Dr. Yvonne C. Collins and Mr. Christopher A. Moore, RPh. Mr. Andre S. Coure Mrs. Dolores L. Bergquist-Coyé Mrs. Rose M. Craft Ms. Donna K. Crawford Rev. David G. Cray, S.S.E. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd X. Creecy Mrs. Clevetta T. Cummings Ms. Shasa B. Dabner Mrs. Yvonne M. Darensbourg Ms. Deborah Y. David Ms. Barbara L. Davis Ms. Doris Davis Ms. Janet M. Davis Dr. Joseph W. Davis TenecQua M. Davis, Pharm D. Ms. Raeschelle A. Dawson Mrs. Lorraine Sigue Day Mrs. Alaine De Myers Dr. Anthony A. Decuir, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Winston G. Decuir Mrs. Sharon S. Dennis Mrs. Althea K. Deterville Dr. and Mrs. Armond A. Devezin Mr. Ronald O. Dews, Jr. Mrs. Nolma I. Diamond Ms. Rhonda R. Dickey Mr. Joseph A. Domingue Dr. Agnes Donahue

Mrs. Sharon L. Donato Mr. Andre C. Dowtin Mrs. Tracy B. DuBose Mr. and Mrs. Clement Dugue, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Frederick J. Dumas Mrs. Audrey H. Duncan Mr. and Mrs. Alton A. Duplantier Mrs. Virginia M. Dupre Mr. Gabriel L. Eaglin Judge Erania M. Ebron Ms. Lurena Echols Mr. and Mrs. Edgar R. Edwards, Sr. Mr. David and Dr. Sabrina Elliott Mrs. Clida Ellison Mrs. Cheryl Elmore Mr. Walter H. Ennis, III Mr. and Mrs. George Etienne Ms. Lois J. Evans Mr. Louis A. Evans Mrs. Willie Q. Ferbos Mrs. Emily Ferguson Ms. Myrtle W. Ferrande Mrs. Geraldine A. Fiawoo Mr. Preston M. Firmin Ms. Triwanna L. Fisher Mr. Lionel J. Fleury Mr. Louis R. Flowers, III Dr. Stacey L. Folse Ms. Natalie Forcia Dr. and Mrs. Edmond Franklin, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Frost Mr. Bryan and Dr. Conchetta Fulton Mr. Melvin Gaines Mr. and Mrs. Paul “Gus” L. Gaines Ms. Phyliss S. Gaines Mr. Ronald D. Gaines Mr. Vance Gamble Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Gardner Ms. Marchelle M. Garibaldi Mr. Richard J. Gasper Ms. Brenda V. Gibson Ms. Tunicia A. Giron Mrs. Denise D. Givens Dr. Timothy J. Glaude Mrs. Margaret Glover Dr. Rossie J. Gomez Dr. Paul R. Goodwin

Mr. and Mrs. Roy A. Gould Ambassador Alisheian C. Graham Mrs. Sefronia Greene Ms. Janel D. Greer Ms. Tamala P. Griffin Mr. John W. Grissett Ms. Teresita M. Guillaume Mr. Jeffrey Guillmette Mrs. Alverna J. Harden Mr. and Mrs. Ernest M. Harding Mr. and Mrs. Gerald J. Hardy Mr. Marcus A. Harley Ms. Kendra E. Harmon Mrs. Imogene V. Harrell Dr. Jazmine A. Harris Mr. and Mrs. Randy C. Harris Mrs. Olga Hartman Mrs. Stephanie W. Hawthorne Ms. DeShandra S. Hayes Ms. Dawn E. Hebert Mrs. Delores E. Heglar Mr. and Mrs. Harold B. Henderson Mrs. Kimberly I. JohnsonHenry Sarita M. Henry, D.D.S. Dr. Iris Mabry-Hernandez Dr. Micaela V. Dartson-Hicken Mr. D’Wayne R. Hines Dr. Sarita N. Hithe Ms. Han M. Hoang Dr. Bessie Holloway Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Houlemard, Sr. Mrs. Richele T. Howelton Mr. and Mrs. William A. Ingram Ms. Aniika R. Jackson Ms. Ateesha D. Jackson Ms. Avis J. Jackson Mr. Conrad Jackson Ms. Jeanine A. Jackson Dr. La Toya D. Jackson Ms. Suette Jackson Mrs. Julie A. Jackson-Brown Ms. Janice H. James Mrs. Patricia B. James Mrs. Gwendolyn V. Jefferson Mr. Larry E. Jefferson Ms. Jacqueline Jeffrey Sheila Stiles Jewell, Ph.D. Mr. Adamaley Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Byron L. Johnson Dr. Clanford L. Johnson Ms. Cynthia E. Johnson Mr. Fred Johnson, Jr.

Mr. Freddie T. Johnson Mr. Gerard Johnson Dr. Jarrett A. Johnson Ms. Joan G. Johnson Mr. Kendrick Johnson Mr. Nathaniel Johnson Mrs. Jeanalice Johnson Bartley Ms. Anna E. Jollio Mrs. Charlee Reed Jones Dr. and Mrs. Derrick D. Jones Mr. and Mrs. George E. Jones Mr. and Mrs. Michael Jones Ms. Joy R. Jones Mrs. Kesler K.Camese-Jones Dr. L. Laneuville Jones Marilyn Jones, M.D. Mrs. Marilyn W. Jones Mr. and Mrs. Melvin C. Jones, Sr. Mr. Albert E. Joseph, Jr. Keisa M. Joshua, Pharm. D. Mrs. Lorraine J. Julian Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Jumpiere, III Ms. Delores A. Junious Mr. and Mrs. Lionel J. Jupiter Dr. Justin M. Kelly Ms. Dalila E. Kennedy Mr. Ned R. Kennedy Mrs. Marcella M. Keyes Mrs. Patricia Kimbrough Mr. and Mrs. Earl F. King Mr. and Mrs. James W. King Mr. John Kirk Drs. Anil and Poonam Kukreja Mrs. Dorothy M. Labat Mrs. Gwendolyn A. Lacroix Mrs. Carmelita Lagarde Mr. Philip T. Lastrapes Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Leary Mr. Wilfred and Mrs. Lois G. Leblanc Mr. and Mrs. Errol M. Lecesne Dr. Terrel M. Lecesne Mr. Martin Lecour Mr. Adam K. Lemieux, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Basil V. Lewis Dr. and Mrs. Clarence S. Lewis, Jr. Mrs. Ella M. Lewis Mr. Livingstone T. Lewis, Jr. Mrs. Mercaline Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Charles Linares Mrs. Minnie J. Davis-Linyear Mr. Ramon J. Llorens Ms. Brenda J. August

Honor Roll of Donors Mr. Stanley L. Logan Ms. Corena Z. Lott Mr. and Mrs. Khristopher W. Loyd Ms. Abolanle N. Lukan Ms. Alma B. Lyle Mrs. Suzette M. Lyons Ms. Kathleen M. Manuel Mr. and Mrs. Marc Manuel Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth C. Marchand Mrs. Nicole D. Marchand Mr. and Mrs. Jewel Marsalis Mr. Marc Marshall and Mrs. Patricia W. Marshall Mr. and Mrs. Alvin J. Martin, Sr. Mrs. Elouise Conant Martin Mr. Bervis B. McBride, Jr. Dr. Octavia A. McCalla Mr. Howard McClain, Jr. Mr. Leon McClain, Jr. Mr Corey D. McCray Mrs. Patricia L. McFarlin Mrs. Delleane T. TolliverMcKenzie Ms. Grant A. McLean Mrs. Judy J. McMorris Mrs. Mary A. Mercier Mr. Frank W. Merrick Ms. Sharon A. Metoyer Jones Dana E. Mingo, Pharm D. Mr. and Mrs. Amya J. Mitchell Mr. Chester W. Mitchell Mrs. Iona W. Mitchell Dr. Ida L. Rose-Mize Mrs. Calandra Tate Moore Mrs. Jean S. Lang-Moore Dr. Robin M. Moore Mr. and Mrs. Samuel J. Moore Dr. Patricia D. Morris, Ph.D. Mr. Robert B. Morrison Mr. and Mrs. Dennis L. Motley Mrs. Joyce T. Mouton Dr. and Mrs. Dahwud Muhaimin Mrs. Cynthia D. Mumphery Mrs. Alice U. Murchison Mrs. Parmalier D. Murphy Ms. Mary V. Murray Mr. Damien A. Narcisse Ms. Paula M. Narcisse Dr. Ruth E. Neal Mr. Stevey T. Neal Mrs. Regina L. Hall-Ngorima Ms. Lauren Y. Nguyen

Dr. Stephen L. Noble Reverend Maurice Nutt Miss Elswith F. Ogaldez Mrs. Alisa D. Orduna-Sneed Mrs. Yvonne J. Osborne Ms. Joan A. Paisley Ms. Dianthia L. Patrick Ms. Shondra N. Patterson Ms. Marva Pattillo Mr. and Mrs. Jarret R. Patton Mrs. Tiffany J. Patton Kim M. Paulin, R.N. Mr. Wilbur J. Perez Mrs. Joyce K. Perkins Ms. Satira T. Perry Mr. Larry J. Pete Cdr and Mrs. Elmo J. Peters, Jr. Mr. Steven B. Phung Mr. and Mrs. Ulysses A. Pichon Mr. Isaac Picou Mr. Duan L. Pierce Ms. Jorachel Pierce Mrs. Sybil T. Pierce Mr. Edward Pierre Mr. Wellington T. Pitts Mr. Joel W. Plump Mr. Edward H. and Mrs. Ursula M. Pollock Mr. and Mrs. Albert J. Porche Mrs. Christine J. Powell Dr. William and Mrs. Carolyn Powell Mrs. Barbara Prejean Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin W. Prescott, Jr. Ms. Wanda L. Preuss Mrs. Geneva A. Stark-Price Ms. Lori S. Price Mr. Eugene A. Priestley Ms. Lonique R. Pritchett Mr. Clifford Provost Ms. Corunda T. Pruitt, Ph.D. Ms. Stephanie M. Pulley Mr. and Mrs. John P. Quinn Mrs. Marguerite M. Quintal Mrs. Stanislaus DePass Rachal Ms. Dara F. Rahming Mr. Bernard Rankins, Jr. Mrs. Lynne K. Raphael Ms. Patric Ray Mrs. Mildred B. Reed Mr. Terrance J. Reese Dr. Geralynn M. Reine Mrs. Elizabeth M. Rhodes

Dr. and Mrs. Alvin J. Richard Ms. Jeanne Richards Dr. Daphne L. Richardson Mrs. Lisa M. Ripoll Mrs. Marlene R. Ritch Mr. Herbert and Mrs. Linda B. Roberts Ms. Juliet T. Robertson Miss Amber L. Robins Mrs. Chalita B. Robinson Mrs. Ellen D. Decou-Robinson Mrs. Marlene C. Robinson Ms. Belinda W. Rodgers Mr. and Mrs. Howard Rollins, Jr. Drs. Dereck and Jillandra Rovaris Ms. Marcelyn C. Ryes Mr. and Mrs. Darrel J. Saizan, Jr. Ms. Barbara Sapenter Ms. Keira N. Scanks Mr. Anthony G. Sceau, Jr. Mr. Randall Schexnayder Mrs. Rhonda Harris- Scott Mrs. Muriel P. Segre Ms. Dawn E. Segura Dr. Geoffrey G. Selvage Mr. Fred D. Session, Jr. Mrs. Patricia B. Session Mrs. Althea Shedrick Ms. Maureen Shekleton Mr. and Mrs. Cephas Shepard Mr. and Mrs. Alphonse Shropshire Mr. Harold A. Sias Mrs. Aissatou A. Sidime-David Dr. Julia K. Simmons Mr. Kyle Simon Mrs. Raquel L. Simon Mr. and Mrs. Sterling A. Simon Mr. William D. Simon, Jr. Mr. James Singleton Mrs. Jessie M. Smallwood Mrs. Edith J. Smith Ms. Engrid S. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Smith Mr. Lionel A. Smith, Sr. Ms. Siobhan E. Smith Ms. Bertha Sorapuru Mrs. Gia B. Soublet Mrs. Wilhelmina A. Stanley Mrs. Brendel S. Stewart Mrs. Perry A. Stith Dr. Camille Stokes Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt

Striggles Dr. Doris J. Strode Mrs. Monique Suell Mr. Victor J. Syng Mrs. Joann S. Taylor Mrs. Moonyeen Taylor Mr. Billy G. Terrell Dr. and Mrs. William Terrell, Jr. Dr. Jennifer M. Terrie Mr. Daniel C. Thibodeaux Ms. Cheryl M. Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Isaac L. Thomas Ms. Katura C. Thomas Mrs. Carrisse D. Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Thompson Ms. Lois A. Tilly Mrs. Kendra Woodard Tircuit Mr. and Mrs. Keith J. Toney Mrs. Eva J. Toppin Mrs. Iris Trouillier Mr. Erbin L. Troutman Shuana K. Tucker, Ph.D. Dr. Denise Arnaud-Turner and Dr. Norris Turner Mrs. Elizabeth G. Turner Dr. Elizabeth O. Unachukwu Mrs. Jean A. Benjamin-Vappie Mr. and Mrs. Mark Q. Veazie Mrs. Melba M. Waddell Mr. Paul J. Waddell Mr. Robert J. Waddell Atty. Angelia D. Wade Mr. Derrel R. Walker Dr. LaQuia A. Walker Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd H. Wallace, Jr. Mrs. Elaine M. Walton Ms. Tia B. Walton Mr. Dane B. Warren Mrs. Arthemise Washington Mr. Blaine F. Washington Dr. and Mrs. Edward R. Washington Mrs. Lee Anna Washington Ms. Stacy M. Washington Mrs. Joyce Jones Webb Ms. Nicole D. Webb Ms. Akilah F. Weber-LaShore Ms. Debra A. Weber Dr. John D. Weber Dr. Donald D. Weddington Mrs. Trudy L. Whisonant Dr. Henry and Mrs. Geralyn Wicker Ms. Miriam J. Wilbon Mrs. Shirley B. Wilcox


Contributors to Excellence Mr. Alexander O. Williams Mrs. Euranie Williams Dr. Horace B. Williams, Jr. Dr Jacinta B. Williams Mr. Jerome L. Williams Ms. Joy M. Williams Ms. Leslie Batiste Williams Dr. and Mrs. Mark E. Williams, M.D. Mrs. Mary T. Williams Mr. and Mrs. Melvin G. Williams Ms. Mollie M. Williams Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Eleanor Williams Mrs. Joan Willis Mrs. Muriel Wilson Mrs. Ruth N. Wilson Mrs. Vera Winston Ms. Blanche P. Wong Mr. Edgar H. Woods, Sr. Mrs. Jean H. Wooten Mr. and Mrs. Billy Wright Dr. Charmaine Young Mrs. Jeanette L. Young

Gifts of $1 - $99

XG Summer 2011


Mrs. Desireia A. Abegunrin Mrs. Margaret B. Adams Mr. Willie J. Alexander Ms. Michaela M. Allen Ms. Kimberly D. Alston Dr. Louise Ann GombakoAmos Mr. Garrett D. Anderson Mrs. Willie M. Andrews Mrs. Anna Bachemin Mrs. Evangeline M. Bailey Mrs. Gloria Barber Mr. Sylvester Barker Mr. and Mrs. Donald F. Barry Ms. Linda G. Basil Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Batiste Ms. Meka S. Battle Mr. Noel C. Battle Ms. Heather M. Beckett Mr. Randy C. Bellizan Mr. Darryl Bivens Mr. John G. Booker, Sr. Brother Gordon H. Boykin, O.F.M. Mr. and Mrs. Don Bradford Mrs. Cynthia G. Clay-Briggs Mrs. Beverly Broussard Ms. Denisse M. Broussard Mrs. Bridget H. Brown Mr. Dwight A. Brown, II

Mrs. Elaine C. Brown Mrs. Gwendolyn C. Brown Mrs. Yvette L. Brown Mrs. Christine Bryant Ms. Kendrea A. Bryant Mr. Christopher G. Buckley Mrs. Brenda W. Burris Mr. Roy L. Bush, LCSW Mrs. Typhanie Jasper-Butler Dr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Cadray, Jr. Mr. Willie J. Caffey, Jr. Mrs. Clara P. Carey Mr. Emerson Carey, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Carriere Mr. Brian D. and Mrs. Denise V. Hunt-Carter Ms. Cormier O. Castille Mr. and Mrs. Furnell Chatman Mrs. Sarletha Ann Clark Ms. Michelle R. Clay Mrs. Valena M. Coco Mrs. Brenda Colbert Mrs. Amanda H. Coleman Mr. Vernal Coleman, Jr. Ms. Sheila E. Collins Mr. William Collins, Jr. Mrs. Claudia Connors Dr. Ariane O. Conrad Ms. Jacinta E. Cooper Sister Anne R. Corcoran Mrs. Croscina O. Crockett Miss Keri B. Crump Ms. Lisa A. Jupiter-Crusto Ms. Thelma Cyprian Mr. Frank L. Daggs Mr. Anthony R. Dalferes Ms. Donna M. Davidson Ms. Romona T. Davis Ms. Zakiyah D. Davis Dr. Stephanie Carmicle-Davis Ms. Shirley T. DeClouette Mr. Harold A. Dede, Jr. Mrs. Joyce Degrange Mrs. Doris T. Dejoie Mr. Philip P. Dembure Mrs. Sabrina K. Derbigny Ms. Carol J. Dotson Mrs. Cecelia M. Dove Ms. Druescellar P. Dumas Mr. and Mrs. Darrell M. Dupuy Mrs. Karen Durand Mr. Robert D. Edwards Mrs. Marion A. Ellis Mr. and Mrs. Cedric J. Falgout

Mr. and Mrs. Andre S. Farve Ms. Dana R. Feist Mr. and Mrs. Curtis W. Fisher, Jr. Ms. Charissa Fleming Mr. Lionel J. Forstall Ms. Ashanti S. Frank Ms. Jessica M. Fuselier Ms. Chantel K. Gant Mr. Darryl Garner Mr. and Mrs. Larry W. Gibson Mrs. Becky M. Gobermann Ms. Cecilia A. Golson Mr. Carl A. Gordon Mr. Farris D. Gransberry Mr. Chiron W. Graves Mrs. Joyce Graves Mr. Ricardo K. Grayer Mrs. Lisa C. Green Mr. and Mrs. Terence A. Green Ms. Tranese M. Greene Ms. Judy A. Griffin Ms. Katherine W. Grinstead Ms. Faye C. Groom Dr. Nancy Groves Ms. Celeste R. Gunning Ms. Mashandra L. Hall Ms. Anya R. Hancock Dr. Linda H. Hannick Ms. Darlene Hardy Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Harrell Ms. Deborah L. Harris Ms. Jessica C. Harris Ms. Torrie T. Harris Ms. Nikki P. Harrison Mr. Jason J. Harry Mrs. Dianne Hawkins Mrs. Patricia Heisser Ms. Judith E. Henderson Ms. Sherlett A. Hendy Mrs. Donna M. Henlin Mr. Alvin M. Henry Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Herman Ms. Lacanas N. Herring Ms. Maya J. Holmes Ms. Theresa M. Holmes Mrs. Lynn Horn Mrs. Mary D. Hubbard Ms. Kristal A. Huggins Ms. Jennise M. Hunter Mrs. Mary T. Hunter Ms. Donna M. Irving Ms. Jessica Isom Ms. Alane L. Jackson Mr. and Mrs. Mark Jackson Mr. and Mrs. Harold M. Jackson

Mrs. Lynne Jalvia Ms. Nicole L. Jenkins Elliot M. Jessie, M.D. Mr. Brian I. Johnson Dr. and Mrs. Christopher A. Johnson Ms. Esperanda K. Johnson Mr. Glenn G. and Dr. Andrea L. Johnson Mrs. Agatha R. Jones Ms. Brenda D. Jones Mrs. Jacquelyn Bradford Jones Mr. Jarnelle G. Jones Dr. Nia E. Johnson and Mr. Thomas L. Jones, II Ms. Bridgette D. Jones Mr. Donald R. Jones Mrs. Lorelle P. Jones Ms. Angeline K. Jordan Mrs. Augustine W. Jordan Mrs. Le’Anza M. Jordan Mr. Bennett C. Joseph, Jr. Dr. Orien D. Joseph Mrs. Joyce Joseph Ms. Gina V. Joubert Mrs. Gwendolyn E. Julien Mr. Jimmie L. Julion, Jr. Ms. Danita V. Kane Ms. Veronica L. Kaough Mr. Christopher B. Kees Ms. Darcel L. Kemp Mr. William S. Keyes Mrs. Cheralyn King Ms. Phyllis C. King Ms. Healon D. Knight Mr. Clark J. Knighten Ms. Amber Koon Ms. Regina R. Landrum Ms. Cecilia M. Lasane Mrs. Andrea A. Laurant Mrs. Darrilyn T. Lawrence Mrs. Joyce S. Lawrence Mr. Christopher C. Laynes Mr. Louis F. Lecour, Sr. Mrs. Cynthia G. Lee Ms. Roshondra G. Lee Mrs. Cheryl Lewis Mr. Quentin D. Lewis Mr. Walter J. Lorino Mrs. Nicole Louis Ms. Harolyn G. Lowe Ms. Nicole S. Luddington Mr. Johnny Luu Mrs. Aloma Lykes Ms. Danielle N. Malone Ms. Latriece E. Manning

Honor Roll of Donors Ms. Amanda K. Martin Mrs. Monique A. Martin Mrs. Cynthia Hughes Martin Mrs. Jacquelyn W. Mathews Mrs. Alicia H. Matthews Mrs. Donna McDaniel Mr. and Mrs. John E. McKinnon, Jr. Ms. Ramonda R. McNair Ms. Tian M. Merren Ms. Lisa G. Metoyer Mrs. Paula R. Ellis Miles Mrs. Tuesday Y. Miles Mrs. Ann Nellr Miller Ms. Deanna S. Mitchell Ms. Ellen M. Moore Dr. Milton D. Moore, Jr. Ms. Delia C. Morgan Mrs. Gertrude L. Muecke Drs. Mark and Renee Murray Ms. Mary W. Murray Ms. Shauntell D. Myles Ms. Frances Nahas Ms. Valerie C. Narcisse Ms. Joanne M. Navarre Mr. Fitzpatrick Shawn Nedd Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Nelson Ms. Gayle J. Newcomb Mr. Truong T. Nguyen Ms. April R. Noble Mr. David M. Ollee Dr. Michelle S. Omari Mrs. Aurelia H. Orr Mr. Robert W. Orr Dr. Lisa Southall Oubre Mr. and Mrs. Alejandro R. Perkins Mrs. Angela L. CampbellPhelps Mr. and Mrs. Glen J. Philip Mr. and Mrs. Alvin H. Phoenix Ms. Damika L. Pichon Mrs. Trenice Davis-Pickney Ms. Evangeline G. Plessy Mr. Steven E. Pollard Mrs. Betty Porche Mrs. and Mrs. Leo D. Prevost, Sr. Mrs. and Mr. Mildred V. Prudeaux Mr. Nathaniel Purvis, Jr. Mrs. Mary E. Randolph Dr. Kristi M. Isaac-Rapp Ms. Joyce D. Reese Ms. Debra M. Richardson

Mrs. Dora Richardson Ms. Gwendolyn A. Ridgley Ms. Brandinika S. Ritter Dr. Alyssa G. Robillard Ms. Mia R. Robins Ms. Jasmine F. Robinson Mrs. Cynthia M. Isaac-Romar Mr. and Mrs. James D. Ross Miss Anisha L. Roussel Mr. and Mrs. George Ruth, Jr. Ms. Erica L. Sanders Mrs. Melanie Carter-Saulny Mrs. Rowena F. Sawyer-Albury Ms. Alexis A. Scott Mrs. Linda St. Martin-Scott Ms. Takeya L. Shanks Ms. Ebonee F. Shaw Mrs. Rita D. Shelling Mrs. Lula Mae S. Simms Ms. Angela M. Simon Ms. Bleanda Simpson Mrs. Gwendolyn Smith Mr. Nathan A. Smith Mrs. Pauline Cash-Smith Mrs. Rose L. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Aneil C. Smothers Ms. Germaine Soniat Nash, Jr. Mrs. Margree D. Spight Mrs. Ann J. St. Julien Ms. Roxanne M. Steele Ms. Kenya Steele-Neal Mrs. Tara M. Sutton Ms. Christian S. Taplin Mrs. Doris A. Taylor Ms. Erica L. Taylor Mrs. Holly Haydel Terrie Ms. Adrienne C. Tervalon Mrs. Angela W. Thanyachareon Mrs. Anne H. Thibodeaux Ms. Christyn A. Thibodeaux Mrs. Cassandra Thomas Mr. Husan M. Thompson Paul E. Toth, RPh. Ms. Karmen J. Travis Mrs. Beverly P. Tucker Mrs. Marian L. Turner Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Tyree Mr. Jamaal L. Upshaw Ms. Reanna A. Ursin Mrs. Anne L. Vance Mrs. Cynthia H. VanDam Ms. VonCenia T. Vann Mr. Gerald A. Villavasso, Jr.

Mr. Shaun H. Vincent Mr. Jerome G. Waddell, II Mrs. Adele M. Wainwright Ms. Trevonne V. Walford Dr. Kesha and Mr. Christopher Walker Mr. Lamont M. Walker Mrs. Rosemary G. Walker Ms. Stephanie A. Warfield Mrs. Angele B. Warmanen Ms. Kanesha N. Washington Drs. Marlon A. and Mialika Watkins Mr. and Mrs. Don L. Watson Mrs. Ruth Watson Mrs. Shirley V. Weaver Ms. Mona E. Wexler Dr. Geraldine M. JacksonWhite Mr. Edward L. Whitlock Mrs. Judith Whitt Ms. Javon N. Wickliff Mrs. Lois M. Wiley Ms. Bristol M. Williams Mr. Delano Williams Mrs. Gloria Williams Mrs. Claire B. Wills Ms. Hynetia Wilson Mrs. Rashun W. Wilson Mr. Richard A. Winder Dr. Norman R. Wolford Ms. Doris O. Woodson Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Young

Metro Disposal, Inc. Procter & Gamble Co., Inc. Scott Management Team, Inc. Shell Oil Company Foundation Matching Gifts Sodexo, Inc. Textron, Inc.


Gifts of $1,000 - $2,499

Gifts of $10,000 or more

Allstate Sugar Bowl AT&T Louisiana BP America, Inc. Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. Concourse Ventures, Inc. Innovative Learning and Assessment Technologies Jamison’s Pharmacy Medco Health Solutions, Inc. and Medco Health Affiliates New Orleans Public Facility Management, Inc. The Hertz Investment Group The Times Picayune

Gifts of $5,000 - $9,999

Capital One, N.A. CVS Corporation Jani King Gulf Coast Region

Gifts of $2,500 - $4,999

Associated Office Systems Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Inc. Blitch Knevel Architects BlueCross BlueShield of Louisiana Coca-Cola Foundation Matching Gifts Program Crumb Engineering, LLC DynMcDermott Petroleum Operations Company First NBC Bank Gillis, Ellis & Baker, Inc. Goins Aaron Law Firm Humana, Inc. Landis Construction Company, LLC Liberty Bank & Trust Company Louisiana Lottery Corporation Manning Architects APAC Microsoft Corporation Peoples Health Network Siemens Building Technologies, Inc.

3M ABSD Properties-5, LLC Accenture Foundation, Inc. Aetna Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund Capital One Services, Inc. Carriere-Stumm, Inc. ChevronTexaco Corporation Comerica Bank Eustis Engineering Company, Inc. Expert Reviews, Inc. Hawthorne Professional Pharmacy Intel Charitable Match Trust Jack and Jill of America, Inc. New Orleans Chapter Jackson Institutional Dental Services Louisiana Weekly Publishing


Contributors to Excellence Company Mc H & N Management Co., Inc. Regions Bank SAIC Matching Gifts Program The Printer’s Wholesale Group, Inc. The Scholarship Foundation Lockheed Martin Westside Pharmacy

Gifts of $500 - $999

Agincourt Capital Management, LLC Crasto Glass & Mirror Company D & D Consultants Inc. Eisai Francisemme, Inc. Holt Consultants, LLC JP Morgan Chase McDonald’s Restaurant # 4968 Mechanical Construction Company, LLC New York Life Insurance Priority Systems, Inc. Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America Xerox Corporation

Gifts of $250 - $499

Adams & Reese, LLP Aetna Life & Casualty Foundation Conoco, Inc. Covidien Foresight Science & Technology Mona’s Accents Florist & Gifts Co. Network For Good Raytheon Roy, Kiesel, Keegan & Denicols, A Professional Law Corp. Stephanie Drain Engineering of Illinois, LLC The Eli Lilly & Company Thomas Pharmacy Gardiner Center, LLC Tyco Matching Gift Veolia Transportation

Gifts of $100 - $249 XG Summer 2011


Burns Management Group But Cut’s Enterprises Chapital Consulting

Group Crescent City Physicians, Inc. Crescent Title Denechaud and Denechaud Global Parking Systems Harrah’s New Orleans Casino & Hotel Hookfin Pest Control, Inc. International Consultants of Aging & Health JMS Group Limbo Films Past Perfect Reservations 4 U Prime Time Tours Tacappi, Inc. Wendy’s International, Inc.

Gifts of $1 - $99

AARP American International Group, Inc. Matching Grants Program Costco Edison International Inhalations, Inc. Rainbow Incorporated

Foundations Gifts of $10,000 or more

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation BP Foundation Carnegie Corporation of New York Edward G. Schlieder Educational Foundation Entergy Charitable Foundation Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund Lumina Foundation for Education The James R. Moffett Family Foundation The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, Inc. The Reily Foundation Wal-Mart Foundation

Gifts of $5,000 - $9,999

Peter J. Frenkel Foundation, Inc. The Greater New Orleans Foundation The Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program

Gifts of $2,500 - $4,999

Georges Lurcy Charitable and Educational Trust IBM Foundation State Farm Companies Foundation

Gifts of $1,000 - $2,499

AT&T Foundation Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Matching Gift Program Burkedale Foundation ExxonMobil Foundation, Inc. Freeport McMoran Foundation General Electric Foundation, Inc. The Community Foundation for The National Capital Region The Thomas W. Bean Foundation The UPS Foundation Weil-Bohn Foundation Wells Fargo Foundation Educational Matching Gift Program

Gifts of $500 - $999

GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Pepsico Foundation, Inc. Texas Instruments Foundation The AXA Foundation The James S. Kemper Foundation Verizon Foundation

Gifts of $250 - $499

Intel Foundation Matching Gifts The Clorox Company Foundation The Teagle Foundation, Inc. The Tom Joyner Foundation

Gifts of $100 - $249

John Deere Foundation New York Life Foundation The Louise L. Felton Living Trust The Northrop Grumman Foundation

Gifts of $1 - $99

Merck Company Foundation


Gifts of Artwork or Property Mrs. Harriet M. Carroll Ms. Eliza Grant Mr. Leo Moore

Gifts of $10,000 or more

Mr. Victor L. Haydel Dr. Dale Mason Cochran Mrs. Florence B. Kelleher (Estate) Mr. Henry Loftin (Estate) Mr. Michael Lynton Mr. and Mrs. Michael M. Rue Mr. and Mrs. William J. Wernz Mr. Charles H. Wilcox, Sr. (Estate) Reverend Nathan S. Willis (Estate) Mrs. Mary K. Zervigon

Gifts of $5,000 - $9,999

Ms. Shirley S. Baker Mrs. Diane L. Chauffe Mr. Lionel Hampton (Estate) Mrs. Karen Jacobson Mrs. Jane Hanemann Nalty Mr. Colvin G. Norwood, Jr.

Gifts of $2,500 - $4,999

Mr. and Mrs. Edgar J. Boucree Mr. and Mrs. John P. Krolikowski Dr. and Mrs. Horace L. Mitchell Mr. and Mrs. Ashton Phelps, Jr. Dr. Susan Spillman Mr. Rodney J. Thomas, III

Gifts of $1,000 - $2,499

Mrs. Mercedes C. Anderson Mrs. Susan Blaustein Ms. Monica Bertran Ms. Madelon Blum Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bohn Mrs. Selika C. Brown Mr. Willie Brown Mr. Edgar J. Bullard, III Mr. Joseph K. Byrd Mr. John J. Cunningham Mr. and Mrs. David F. Dietz Dr. Marguerite S. Giguette Mr. and Mrs. Luis C. Gonzalez, III Mr. and Mrs. James D.

Honor Roll of Donors Holzhauer Mrs. Annie A. Jamison Dr. Vimal Kishore Dr. Michael E. Lavigne, Jr. Mr. Claude A. Le Monier Dr. Joseph C. Lefevre Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence A. Lessing, III Mr. Tom and Mrs. Diana Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Steven M. Lipson Mr. George T. Lowy Mr. Ellis L. Marsalis, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. McCoy Dr. Joe A. Melcher Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nash Ms. Rita Odenheimer Dr. Justina E. Ogbuokiri Mrs. Mary Ann D. Oprisch Mr. and Mrs. John A. Pecoul Mr. Wayne and Mrs. Stella Reese Mr. Martin W. Rodgers Mr. and Mrs. Mike Rodrigue Mrs. Alda Sanders Mr. Thomas J. Slattery Ms. Nancy D. Smith Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth A. St. Charles Mr. Isaac C. Tatum Mr. Pervis Thomas Mr. James Triay Dr. Harold A. Vincent Ms. Melva D. Williams Mr. and Mrs. G. Earl Yeomans

Gifts of $500 - $999

Mr. George L. Bernstein Ms. Martha M. Broad Ms. Ruth A. Broussard and Ray West, Jr. The Most Reverend Dominic Carmon Mr. Lawrence C. Coulon Ms. Helen Cuillier Ms. Sandra S. Dooley Dr. Ronald Durnford Ms. Brenda S. Finch Mr. John P. Gleason Dr. Wayne T. Harris Mr. Jay M. Lapeyre Jr Mr. Donald Matthews Mr. Robert E. Murphy, Jr. Mrs. Wilhelmina H. Parris The Most Reverend Joseph Perry Drs. Thomas and Theresa

Pretlow Ms. Ella E. Ravnell Mr. Mark C. Romig Ms. Rebecca Sanchez Mr. Eddie J. Sinkfield Mr. Beaver Smith Mrs. Nannette Smith Ms. Delores C. Stevens Mrs. Phyllis Stone Ms. Patricia H. Vaultz

Gifts of $250 - $499

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Adkerson Dr. Elizabeth A. Barron Mr. Ronald Bechet Mr. Bradford W. Berger Mr. Clyde M. Bouligny Ms. Linda Breving Mr. Arnold L. Crump Dr. and Mrs. Gene D’Amour Mr. and Mrs. Gregory W. Davis Mrs. Anne Derbes Dr. and Mrs. Michael A. Dietrich Mrs. Eloise D. Dixon Mr. Stephen R. Doody Dr. Janine Christen Edwards Dr. Pamela Franco Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth A. Frick Ms. Donna Gambrell Mr. Shelton A. Howard Dr. Shamsul Huda Dr. Lester W. Jones, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John C. Killinger Ms. Julia Loughlin Mr. Kevin Lyman Ms. Nancy L. Martino Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Mintz Mr. Alan E. Pinado Sr. Dr. Joe M. Ricks Dr. Joseph F. Ross Mr. and Mrs. John R. Schmertz Jr. Dr. John P. Sevenair Mr. Ernest J. Sneed Dr. Cynthia K. Stanton Mrs. Carroll W. Suggs Mr. Richard Tucker, Sr. Mrs. Alice W. Wallace Ms. Josephine D. Weigner Mr. Clifford S. Wright

Gifts of $100 - $249

Mr. John P. Adams Dr. Murty A. Akundi Mrs. Ruth Greene-Alford Mrs. Jocelyn D. Allen Ms. Annette L. Amedee Mr. Stanley Aslanian Mrs. Mary Auzenne Mr. and Mrs. James R. Barclay Dr. Peter Barrett, Ph. D. Dr. James R. Bartkus Mrs. Shelly H. Beeghly Dr. Tommy E. Bowan Ms. Barbara M. Bowen Mr. and Mrs. C. Michael Bowman Ms. Jean Bradley Mr. Edward F. Brockhaus Mr. and Mrs. Donald S. Buck Ms. Margaret M. Buckley Ms. Hazel Burbank Mr. Alvin Bynum Glen C. Cangelosi, M.D. Ms. Ethel T. Carroll Mr. Charles D. Carter Mr. Daniel T. Casey Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Casey Ms. Denise E. Cavanaugh Mrs. Margaret Connolly Ms. Jacqueline Corcoran Ms. Rosemarie Cordier Mr. Dennis S. Cousin Mr. Ernest Craigwell, Jr. Mr. David N. Crapo Mr. Edward W. Crowe Mrs. Jennie L. Curry Ms. Sylvia Cusimano Ms. Elena M. Dapremont Ms. Dellona D. Davis Ms. Patricia B. Davis Marie P. DeLarge, Ph.D. Elizabeth C. Dooling, M.D. Mr. Thomas Duffy Mr. Joseph W. Eaglin Ms. Jane and Mr. Neil Eason Mrs. Susan C. Felton Dr. Maryam K. Foroozesh Mr. Patrick J. Francis Ms. Barbara J. Franklin Col. Leo H. Galloway Dr. and Mrs. Antoine M. Garibaldi Mr. Wesley R. Gladhart Ms. Bobbie Gordon Mrs. Shirley C. Gueno Dr. Franklin D. Hamilton Dr. Elliot D. and Dr. Elizabeth

Y. Hammer Ms. Haroldyne F. Hargrave Dr. Toya Harris Dr. Micelle Haydel Mr. Troy Henry Ms. Mildred Higgins Ms. Lois H. Howell Mr. John D. Hughes Mrs. Marion Hunter Ms. Alison Hyslop Mr. Albert James Mr. and Mrs. William L. Jeffrion Mr. Robert L. Johnson Mr. Eric Kauffman Reverend Edward J. Kealey Dr. Vlajko L. Kocic Mrs. Margaret Laborde Ms. Marie L. Landry Mr. Claude Leach, Jr. Mr. Bernard J. Lechner Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Lewis Mr. Davy L. Lilly Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Lucey Ms. Barbara J. Mahone Dr. David Marcello and Ms. Jane Johnson Mrs. Kimberley Y. Smith-Martin Ms. Susan V. McCloud Mr. Patrick S. McGreevy Mr. and Mrs. James R. McInerney Dr. Judith G. Miranti Mr. Dennis A. Mitchell Ms. Adaeze V. Moghalu Ms. Edna R. Moore The Honorable Marc M. Morial Dr. and Mrs. E. D. Murphy Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Nahas Mr. and Mrs. Warren E. Norquist Prof. Walter Nugent Dr. Patience Obih Ms. Joan O’Brien Mr. and Mrs. Gordon C. Ousset Mr. Garrett Paine Mr. Lucien Perry Mr. and Mrs. Theodore J. Pfister, Jr. Ms. Gina T. Pieri Mr. Alexander A. Plicque Ms. Ann B. Rappaport Mr. Robert D. Reily Mr. Frank J. Rienzo Dr. Leonard J. Rolfes Mr. Corey Rosemond Mr. Ronald J. Ryes, Jr.


Contributors to Excellence Ms. D. J. Schneider Ms. Florina Sheard Mr. Ralph L. Shepard Mr. Robert E. Skinner Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. Smith Mr. Ira Smith, Jr. Ms. Michelle Solomon Mr. Julius C. Spiegel and Ms. Suzanne Marie Wolbers Dr. Cheryl K. Stevens Mr. Bruce D. Strathearn Mrs. Audrey P. Tanner Ms. Stephanie Taylor Mr. Aldon A. Thomas Ms. Melinda Thorpe Dr. Vivian Toca Mr. Samuel Toston Mr. R. Lee Van De Wetering Mr. James A. Villarrubia Mr. and Mrs. James F. Villere Mr. and Mrs. Joe Walker Mr. Granville H. Walton Ms. Elizabeth A. Watson Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Williams Dr. Beverly Wright Ms. Edith Young Mr. Gary Young

Gifts of $1 - $99

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Ms. Carol A. Atkinson and Mr. Robert R. Silva Dr. Jennifer Avegno Mrs. Elsie M. Jones-Azare Mr. and Mrs. Ray J. Babin Ms. Debra L. Bacon Mr. Dennis J. Beck Mr. E V. Benjamin, III Mrs. Debra Bissant Ms. Erma C. Blissett Ms. Ellen D. Bogues Mr. John J. Boncek Dr. Amne Borghol Ms. Aimee F. Boudreaux Mr. Roy Breaux, Jr. Mr. William V. Brierre, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. David J. Brody Mr. Raphael E. Broussard, Sr. Ms. Andreana Brown Mr. Thomas J. Brown, Jr. Ms. Mary Jo Buck Mr. Rory C. Cadres Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Cahill Ms. Justyna M. Carlson Ms. Claudia Charles Ms. Rita Choula Mr. James Christopher, Jr.

Ms. Dorothy S. Codd Mrs. Lorna B. Cole Ms. Delores Conrad Mrs. Kathleen Conway Fr. Giles A. Conwill Ms. Frances C. Curtis Rev. Robbie Cuthbertson Mr. William E. Daley, Jr. Ms. Mary Jo Dancer Mrs. Linda Turner-Dash Mr. Emanual R. Davis Mr. Gary G. Deleaumont Ms. Barbara A. Dials Mr. Ponciano C. Dizon, Jr. Mrs. Wanda Doss Mrs. Adrienne Dotson Mrs. Johnine M. Doutt Mr. Joseph E. Earley Mrs. Loreal Edmondson Miss Aromenta Evans Mr. Louis Farrelly Ms. Megan S. Finnerty Mrs. Lynn A. Flen Ms. Ellen Frankenberg Mrs. Susan Fredine Ms. Farrah Gafford Mr. Van Allen Gale Mr. James Gary Mr. Peter L. Gauthier Ms. Marion M. Gilbert Mrs. Catherine Giles Mr. Montrell A. Givens Mr. Raymond and Mrs. Shirley Gonzales Mr. Garitt S. Griebel Ms. Helen M. Gryboski Mrs. Eleanor Hall Ms. Maura A. Hamilton Mr. William T. Hardy Ms. Adrienne C. Harris Mrs. Barbara R. Harris Ms. Shelinda Harris Mrs. Alma Henderson Ms. Barbara A. Higgins Ms. Mary D. Hillard Mr. Willie Hines Ms. Ann F. Hoban Ms. Karen Hodge Ms. Jenestaer Horne Mr. Troy A. Humphrey Ms. Andrea B. Jackson Ms. Stefanie S. Jackson Ms. Barbara Johnson Mr. Brian Johnson Mrs. Deidra Jones

Dr. Nia E. Johnson and Mr.Thomas L. Jones Mr. Thomas L. Jones Ms. Marthur H. Kalil Ms. Gloria Kindrick Mrs. Elsie King Mr. and Mrs. Martin F. King Dr. William Kirchain Mrs. Carol J. Koch Dr. Vladimir Kolesnichenko Mr. Eugene Kubina Ms. Gloria L. Lee Mr. and Mrs. Hilliard M. Lee Mr. Carl Lekan Prof. Michele Levy Mrs. Mary Lostumbo Ms. Beatrice A. Mackenzie Ms. Catherine D. Maher Ms. Eleanor M. Manuel Ms. Camille Marchetta Ms. Patricia M. McKee Mr. Paul McKendall Ms. Adrienne Michaud Dr. Linda Mihm Mrs. Marion Minnard Deacon Alfred Mitchell Dr. John Mitchell Ms. Sherida Montague Mrs. Vera Lee Mormon Dr. Karen Nichols Ms. Edna M. Nickerson Ms. Ifeanyichukwu Onor Ms. Jane M. Perkinson Mr. Benjamin Ragos Mrs. Barbara S. Rousseve Ms. Mariann Russell Mrs. Loretta Salomon Ms. Dorothy Sanchirico Dr. Royal D. Saunders Mr. James Schnieders Mrs. Etheldra Scoggin Mrs. Bettye L. Scott Ms. Tamiko Scott Dr. Maureen Shuh Mr. Arthur Smith Mrs. Marie J. Smith Ms. Sharon E. Snowdy Ms. Virginia S. Speller Mr. Daniel J. Stocker Mr. Robert E. Stratford Dr. Jannette Sturm-Mexic Ms. Donna Stutson Mr. and Mrs. Michael T. Sullivan Dr. Norman L. Taylor Mrs. Margaret W. Thomas Ms. Isabella B. Thompson

Mr. William J. Tobias Dr. John and Mrs. Marie Tobin Mr. Luis Toca Ms. Barbara Trevigne Mrs. Bettina Tucker Mr. Olger Twyner, III Mr. and Mrs. Arthur P. Vautrain Ms. Earlin Vincent Ms. Dorothy A. Wade Mr. Burwell Ware Mr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Warnemuende Dr. Sarah Weaver Ms. Tiara Wessells Mrs. Bobbie L. Willis Ms. Cecilia L. Woods Mr. Lawrence Zachary, Jr.

Organization Gifts of $10,000 or more

Black and Indian Missions Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - Grand Chapter Morehouse School of Medicine Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament United Negro College Fund XU National Alumni Association XU Alumni Association-Los Angeles Chapter

Gifts of $5,000 - $9,999

Edmundite Southern Missions Meta Lilienthal Scholarship Fund

Gifts of $2,500 - $4,999

Baptist Community Ministries Order of St. Lazarus XU Alumni-Atlanta Chapter XU Alumni-Birmingham Chapter XU Alumni-Chicago Chapter XU Alumni-Houston Chapter XU Alumni-New Orleans Chapter XU Alumni-Acadiana Chapter

Honor Roll of Donors Gifts of $1,000 - $2,499

Cardinal Health Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta Convent of Our Lady of Mount Providence Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Gamma Alpha Chapter Louisiana Creole Research Association MPJ Audiology Consultants, L.L.C. National Association of University Women-New Orleans Chapter Overture To The Cultural Season Toca Enterprises, Ltd. XU Alumni-Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter XU Alumni-Philadelphia Chapter

Gifts of $500 - $999

Houston Independent School District Kenner Discount Pharmacy Lee Gro Management Company Richard Medical Clinic St. Vincent DePaul XU Alumni-Northern California Chapter Xavier University-Class of 1995

Gifts of $250 - $499

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Epsilon Tau Chapter African Imports & Exports Robin Hood MD Good Works St. Andrew The Apostle Church Studs Club, Inc. Xavier University of LAStudent Government Assoc. Xavier University-Class of 1959

Gifts of $100 - $249

Committe to Elect Paula Brown Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - New Orleans Alumnae Chapter Adrian Dominican Sisters Dominican Sisters of Peace, Inc.

The Kennedy Financial Group Ed Murray Senate Campaign OIC of Greater New Orleans, Inc. River Way, LLC Van Meter & Assoc Xavier University Class of 2014 Xavier University of LA-Office of Campus Ministry

Gifts of $1 - $99

Bethesda Apostolic House of Prayer Good Search Ladies Auxiliary of the Inseparable - Leonville Sisters of St. Joseph Delgado Community Xavier University Caribbean Student’s Association

Undergraduate Students Gifts of $1 - $99

Ms. Kendra N. Beard Mr. Joseph A. Harris Mr. LeReginald R. Jones Mr. Kennie Oiukuu

1925 Society Planned Giving Donors

Mr. Allegretto Alexander (Estate) Dr. Elaine Parker- Adams Carolyn B. Block-Arnelle, Ph.D. Mrs. Carla Gibson Baker Ms. Stacey M. Bastian Ms. Linda M. Bolt Mr. Edgar Joseph Boucree and Mrs. Doris Lieteau Boucree Mrs. Louise M. Bouise (Estate) Dr. C. Michael Bowman Mrs. Nellie M. Reed Bowman (Estate) Mrs. Angela D. Braud Dr. Robert W. Brawley (Estate) Mrs. Gladys E. Brennan (Estate) Mr. Searl G. Brier (Estate) Mr. Charles and Hon. Lois Bronz Mr. W. O. Bryson (Estate) Ms. Myrtle Burns (Estate) Mr. Frederick J. Carter Mrs. Louise Carter (Estate) Ms. Marie M. Cavanagh

(Estate) Ms. Agnes M. Cizek (Estate) Mr. Tilford J. Cole (Estate) Mr. John J. Cunningham Mrs. Gladys C. deBen Majeau (Estate) Dr. Carolyn Milanes Dejoie Mr. Willard Dennison (Estate) Mrs. Lorraine Green Desbordes (Estate) Dr. and Mrs. Hampton P. Deslonde, Sr. Mrs. Helen B. Drye Mrs. Audrey Duncan Ms. Eloise T. Dyson (Estate) Mr. Malcolm N. Ellington (Estate) Dr. Patricia E. Evans (Estate) Dr. Norman C. and Mrs. Blanche Francis Mr. Noel M. Gagnon (Estate) Ms. Peggy A. Gibson Mr. Jesse F. Goodwin Dr. Lois C. Gray Mr. Okyeame Haley Mrs. Melissa Smith Haley Mrs. Gaylene W. Harris Mr. Charles A. Hicks (Estate) Mr. René Himel, Jr. (Estate) Ms. Velva T. Hollier (Estate) Mr. Charles A. Honore Mrs. Serena J. Hunter Mr. Albert Hyland Dr. Jennifer C. Allen Johnson Dr. Eileen J. Julien Mr. Clyde Jupiter Mrs. Florence B. Kelleher (Estate) Ms. Phyllis King Mr. Jesse and Mrs. Carolyn Millett Lee Monsignor Paul A. Lenz Mr. and Mr.s Halvan J. Lieteau

Mr. Henry Loftin (Estate) Dr. Marie McDemmond Dr. Jill McGovern Ms. Brendolyn M. McKenna Mrs. Dolly M. McKinney (Estate) Dr. Cabrini S. March Ms. Jean B. Meggs (Estate) Mrs. Claudia Meyi (Estate) Dr. David R. Miller Mrs. Veronica Ledoux Mitchell Ms. Arizona Moore Mr. James Nordin Ms. Frances Parker Mrs. Juanita Betz Peterson Mr. James L. Petivan, Jr. (Estate Mr. William R. Porter Dr. Leonard Price Mrs. Oaptar A. Prosper (Estate) Mrs. Mildred Vappie Prudeaux Mr. Roy J. Pugh (Estate) Mr. and Ms. Allison B. Randolph, Sr. Mrs. Corinne Reeves (Estate) Mrs. Anna M. Rhodes (Estate) Ms. Annie G. Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert D. Robichaux (Estate) Mr. Marlon E. Roundtree Mr. Henry E. Rouson (Estate) Mr. Leo P. Sam, Jr. Ms. Lille V. Scott (Estate) Mrs. Maria Sly-George Mr. Trevor Thompson Ms. Yolanda V. Trudeau (Estate) Dr. Anne B. Ward Mr. Charles H. Wilcox , Sr. (Estate) Mr. Gary F. Willett Reverend Nathan S. Willis (Estate)

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What ’s Hap p ening. . .

Lieteau Selected For Alumnus Of The Year Honors Halvan Lieteau ’53 of New Orleans,

a successful corporate businessman and entrepreneur on the national and international level, was honored as the University’s top alumni at the 2010 Alumni Homecoming Gala. He was presented the Victor H. Labat Alumnus of the Year award by National Alumni president Frederick Carter ‘69, Dr. Joseph Labat ’59, and XU President Norman Francis ‘52 during the annual Gala, the traditional highlight of alumni homecoming week. The annual gala drew a sellout crowd of 447 attendees to the University Center Ballroom this year. Class agents for the 15 special five-year reunion classes presented the University with gifts totaling $253,957. The Class of ‘60 led the way with 46 members contributing $33,828.

TOP ALUM: Halvan Lieteau ’53 of New Orleans (center) accepts the 2010 Victor H. Labat Alumnus of the Year Award from (L-R) Dr. Joseph Labat ‘59 and XU President Dr. Norman C. Francis ’52, at the annual Homecoming Gala. The annual celebration drew a sellout crowd to the University Center Ballroom.

“Tonight we honor a prolific, tireless worker on behalf of Xavier University,” said Carter of this year’s honoree in his introduction. “His efforts on behalf of alumni association chapters have taken him from New York to New Orleans.” A long-time employee of IBM in New York, Lieteau retired to New Orleans, where he owned and operated Lieteau’s Hallmark Shops and was General Manager of Pioneer Services Incorporated, a provider of engineering services to oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. While in New York he served as president for that city’s alumni chapter, and recently served in the same capacity for the New Orleans Alumni Chapter #1, where he coined the phrase “The Home Team.” He also assisted the National Alumni Association as a member of the Fundraising Committee and has assisted the Office of Alumni Relations as a volunteer with the Annual Fund Phone-a-thon. Lieteau has been actively engaged as a consultant and speaker in the areas of financial planning, manufacturing management and general business operations. Presently he serves as a Board Member and Chairman of the Education Committee for the New Orleans Rotary Club. His dedication to the mission of St. Katharine Drexel also extends to his support of Xavier University Preparatory High School (The Prep) where his service includes hands-on and financial support for The Prep’s annual fundraiser “Remember When.” In keeping with his commitment to the University, he is ensuring the continued growth of Xavier by making a provision in his will to benefit the University, thus establishing for himself and his wife, Theyon, a perpetual legacy. 39

alumni News What ’s Hap p ening. . .

COSMOS CLUB: (from left) Dr. James Moore ’73, co-host Jill McGovern ’70 and Royce Duplessis ’04 are all smiles at a Washington DC reception honoring President Norman Francis, which was held at the exclusive Cosmos Club.

Rae Lundy’s Journey to Achievement For Rae Lundy ‘06, an Atlanta GA native, her path to the University of Notre Dame was a little roundabout, but her rise to success at the University has been nothing but straightforward! Rae was in her junior year at Xavier when the devastation of Katrina hit. She was among the four Xavier students to be welcomed into classes by Notre Dame a few weeks into the fall 2005 semester. Though it was hard leaving Xavier, Rae’s transition was somewhat smoothed by the fact that she had already worked at Notre Dame the preceding summer as a Ronald E. McNair Scholar. That summer under the direction of Professor George Howard, she conducted a study on ethnic identity and its role as a predictor of “face”—perceptions of saving it and losing it—in both African Americans and European Americans. After graduating from Xavier cum laude in 2006, Rae returned to Notre Dame to continue her work on ethnic diversity. She received a master’s degree in counseling psychology in 2008. This coming fall Rae will receive her doctorate in psychology from the University for her work examining the influence of racial identity development and perceived discrimination on psychological well-being in African Americans. For her work in the area of diversity, she has received several awards. Beyond earning her doctorate, Ms. Rae hopes to extend her passion for discrimination work through research and clinical practice at one of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges or Universities. She has accepted a position for next year at Texas State University, San Marcos and will begin there shortly after defending her dissertation this coming August. XG Summer 2011


In looking back on her life, Lundy says, “I wouldn’t be who I am apart from the tragedy of the hurricane. While I lost all my possessions, I discovered that I am resilient and able to handle unexpected obstacles. How one emerges intact – and even better – from misfortune takes an entire range of skills I hope one day to impart to my own clients.”

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Alums Honored By UNCF Two Xavier alums have been honored by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) for their distinguished service to their alma mater and outstanding achievements in their professional, civic and community activities. Dr. Elaine Parker Adams ’61, a retired educator and administrator in Houston TX, was presented the National Alumni Council (NCA) Outstanding Alumnus Award for Xavier at the NAC Leadership Conference held recently in Atlanta GA, while Keva Gwin ’00, senior medical science liaison for Shire Pharmaceuticals in Chicago IL, was presented the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award for Xavier.

XU Alum Appointed As Federal Judge Brian Jackson ’82, a partner in the law firm of Liskow & Lewis where he specialized in commercial litigation, government investigations and white collar criminal defense, was nominated to serve on the federal bench for the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana by President Barack Obama. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate and commissioned in June 2010.

Yearbooks for 2006-2009 Student editors are working this summer to produce a combination edition of the Xavierite for the academic years ’06-07, ’07-08, and ’08-09, with an anticipated campus delivery of November 2011. If you were a graduate or full-time student from 2006-2009 and would like to receive a copy, please send an e-mail to including your name, current mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Copies of the yearbooks covering 2003-2006 (combined), 2009-10 and 2010-11 are also available to grads/full-time students from those years. XG

SBS CELEBRATION: Enjoying the sights and sounds of the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Canonization of St. Katharine Drexel, held at the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament Motherhouse in Bensalem PA, are (from left) Philadelphia Alumni Chapter VP Shelita Bourgeois ‘75, Philadelphia Alumni Chapter President Dr. Jazmine Harris ‘95, and National Alumni Association President Frederick Carter ‘69. The event featured performances by XU Jazz Ensemble and Concert Choir.


(from right) Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, wife Billye, and XU Vice President for Institutional Advancement Dr. Kenneth St. Charles enjoy an Atlanta GA fundraiser event.

class Notes Where are t hey now?

1940s XG sadly notes the passing of another XU legend, Dr. Charles Bell ’47, one of the first African Americans to graduate from the University of Notre Dame as well as one of the first to earn a Ph.D. in statistics. A professor of mathematics for two years at Xavier, he went on to teach at seven other major U.S. colleges, among other endeavors.

1950s Dr. Norman Francis ‘52 (president) was presented the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award by American Association of Blacks in Education (AABHE) at its national convention, held in Atlanta GA. He also gave the keynote address. A.P. Tureaud Jr. ‘57, was awarded an honorary degree from LSU. The Baton Rouge school’s first African-American undergraduate student in 1953, he spent less than a semester on campus before a court ordered him to leave the university. He transferred to Xavier, where he earned his degree. He has spent the past 38 years as a professional educator in White Plains NY. Maria Sly George ’58, was presented Louisiana’s 2010 AARP Andrus Award for Community Service, the association’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award for community services. She was also presented the prestigious Louisiana Retired Teachers Association Name of Fame award at the Association’s fall meeting. She is also the District I President. Jeniece Houze ‘59, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award for St. Jerome Parish in Los Angeles CA.

1960s Dr. Gilbert Rochon ’68, was inaugurated as the sixth president of Tuskegee University. He previously served as a senior research scientist at the Rosen Center for Advanced Computing and director of the Terrestrial Observatory at Purdue University and as associate vice president for collaborative research and engagement.

1970s Warren A. Fleet ‘71, was elected to partnership in the law firm of Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre L.L.P. Based in Baton Rouge LA, he specializes in energy issues for the firm, which provides a comprehensive range of legal services to a national and international corporate client base through offices in five states and the District of Columbia. XG Summer 2011


Rhaoul A. Guillaume, Sr., ’71, president of GOTECH, Inc., was presented the 2011 Andrew M. Lockett Award for Civic Activities by the Louisiana Engineering Society (LES) in recognition of his distinguished public service without compensation for those services. Cheryl M. Thomas ’71, was appointed senior director of development at Tuskegee University. Previously she held the positions of director of planned giving and senior development officer for major gifts at Meharry Medical College and XU. Dr. Milton Moore ’76, a Houston TX dermatologist and founder of Moore Unique Skin Care, has announced a new product – Silky Hydroglide – a shave gel and post-shave skin rejuvenator. Dr. Carlen Luke McLin ’77, was named chief of staff at Tuskegee University. Previously she served as assistant dean, Division of the Natural Sciences & Public Health, and chair of the School of Public Health at Dillard. Harry Johnson, Sr. ’77, president and CEO for the Washington DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, has been named recipient of the Trumpet Awards Foundation’s “President’s Award,” which recognizes Black Americans who have succeeded against immense odds. Dr. Troy Lynn Baldwin ’79, interim assistant vice president for development at Dillard University, earned a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Urban Higher Education from Jackson State University. She earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at XU. Dr. Lorena S. Chicoye ’79, corporate medical director for managed care & network development at Baptist Health South Florida in Miami, was named one of the “50 Most Powerful Black Professionals in South Florida by Legacy Magazine.

1980s Jay Aronowitz ’80, was promoted to senior executive service (SES) in the U.S. Army, and is serving as the deputy assistant secretary (Force Management and Resources) in the Pentagon where he is the principal advisor to the assistant secretary of the army on all matters pertaining to military, civilian and contractor manpower. John Boutte ’80, has been named Big Easy Entertainer of the Year by the New Orleans’ Gambit magazine. Timothy Francis ’80, donated two large sculptures to the ever growing Blanche and Norman C. Francis Collection. Brian Jackson ’82, is serving as federal judge for the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana. He was nominated by President Barack Obama. He also delivered the commencement address for the Southern University Law Center.

Dr. Geneva Stark Price ’82, earned her Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy from the University of Louisville. Dr. Conchetta White Fulton (pharmacy) ‘85, ‘98 was elected secretary/treasurer of the Louisiana State Chapter of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP). The Rev. Jeffrey Ott, OP ’88, former XU campus chaplain, is serving as pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Atlanta GA. Ironically, the church is one of the buildings for which St. Katharine Drexel provided funds. Klyne Smith ’89, has been promoted to vice president of transformation services for the Asia Pacific region for AlcatelLucent in Singapore, where he is responsible for providing leadership in the area of complex solution delivery. He is also in the dissertation phase of his pursuit of a doctorate degree in software engineering at Southern Methodist University.

1990s Lawrence C. Houston ‘90 and ‘02, was ordained a permanent deacon for the Archidocese of New Orleans. He is assigned to St. Peter Claver Church. Steve Prince ’91, accepted a position as assistant professor of art at Montgomery College in Germantown MD. He also did the artwork for a new book, African American History Reconsidered, written by Michigan State professor Pero Dagbovie and was interviewed for another book, Ministry Unplugged: Uncommon Calls to Serve. Prentice White ’91, has authored a book, It’s Not Bad to Be Allergic, which recounts how her family coped with her daughter’s struggle to deal with multiple food allergies. Dr. Katrice Albert ’94, vice provost for Equity, Diversity & Community Outreach at LSU-Baton Rouge, was honored for her tireless advocacy for gender equity and her exemplary strong leadership at the Louisiana Conference for Women. Nolan Knight ’96, an attorney with the Texas-based law firm of Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C., has been named a “Rising Star” by Thompson Reuters in a special supplement published in newspapers and magazines across the country. He specializes in environmental laws and regulations. Carlos (CJ) Minor ’96, educator and athletic coach in the Douglas County (Georgia) School System, has successfully defended his dissertation and earned a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Administration from Clark Atlanta University. Tahira Stalberte ’96, was named chief communications officer for Durham (NC) Public Schools. A media relations specialist, she previously worked with CharlotteMecklenburg Schools (NC) managing media relations and crisis, internal and external communications efforts for the district.

class Notes Dr. Willyetta Brown-Mitchell ’97 & ’98, has been named the Chair of the Department of Education at St. Augustine’s College. She has also been appointed to the national faculty for the National Science Resource Center where she promotes effective teaching of science preK-16. Ben Jackson ’97, senior financial reporting manager at Beiersdorf, Inc., was named 2011 MBA of the Year by the Westchester/Greater Connecticut Chapter of the National Black MBA Association. Miller Boyd ‘98, a PhD. candidate in the Department of History at the University of Mississippi, has been named the 2011 Robert Eldridge Seiler Fellow by the Supreme Court of Missouri Historical Society. Dr. Nadiyah Morris Coleman ’99, was named director of the New Orleans Afterschool Partnership, where she coordinates a new initiative that seeks to increase access to quality afterschool programs to children in the Greater New Orleans area. Dr. Trimiko Melancon ’99, has joined the Loyola University-New Orleans faculty as an assistant professor of English. She earned her Ph.D. in Afro-American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

2000s Leonard Lightfoot ‘00, earned a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Michigan State University, where he also previously received his M.S. degree. Terrance Osborne ’00, donated a painting of his Great Dane “Toaster” which was raffled off to benefit the Plaquemines (LA) Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). Dr. Draion Burch ‘01, chief resident at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and the St. John Providence Health System Osteopathic Division MacombOakland Hospital in Warren MI, was elected as the intern and resident representative to the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Board of Trustees. He was named the program’s OBGYN Resident of the Year.

Where are t hey now?

Two XU alums – Dr. Kelley Harris-Johnson ’03, assistant faculty associate of biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Dr. Gregory Bogin ’03, assistant research professor of chemical engineering at the Colorado School of Mines – served as judges for the oral and poster presentations at the Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference, held in Washington DC. Both were also recognized by the ERN as former recipients of the David and Lucille Packard Graduate Scholar Fellowships. Celeste Parker ’03, was named assistant professor and clinical supervisor of communicative disorders in the Department of Allied Health Sciences at Nicholls State University. Jared Brossett ’04, state representative for Louisiana’s District 97, completed the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University. Dr. Lyrial Chism ’04, is working for the National Security Agency. She earned her Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Mississippi. Candice Stewart ’05, the first African American woman to hold the Miss Louisiana USA crown, was reunited with her birth mother during the premiere of the cable television series Searching For on the new Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) in February 2011.

Grace Andoh ’08, has been accepted into the Temple University School of Podiatry. Damien Cuffie ’08, has been accepted into the postbaccalaureate program at the Meharry College School of Dentistry. Allison Hudson ’08, editor for the Donaldsonville (LA) Chief newspaper, has been nominated for the Louisiana Legislative Women’s Caucus Foundation Women of Excellence Award for 2011 in the Media and Public Relations category. She was also featured as one of the “Top 25 Editors and Publishers under 35” in the April Edition of Editor and Publishers Magazine. Monica Majors ’08 (graduate placement) was named assistant director for graduate placement in the Graduate Placement/EXCEL Program Office. She previously served as program coordinator. Rida Nadeem ’08, was accepted into medical school at the American University of the Caribbean. Terry Richardson II ’08, has been accepted into the physical therapy schools at USC, Alabama State University, Hampton University and Old Dominion University. Brandon Williams ’08, has been accepted into medical school at the University of South Alabama.

Rolando Urbina ’05, has earned a law degree from Southern University-Baton Rouge.

Jessica Brumfield ’09, has been accepted into the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine-Georgia.

Amber C. Williamson ’05, has earned a master’s degree in information systems management from the Keller Graduate School of Management. She is currently pursuing a 2nd master’s in network and communications management and wireless communications.

Letitia Hopkins ’09, candidate for MA degree in museum studies at SUNO had her thesis exhibit at the McKenna Museum of African American Art. The exhibit explored voodoo through the lens of religious tolerance and explores voodoo stereotypes.

Maryse Holly ’06, a graduate student at Cornell University studying international agriculture and rural development, has been selected to participate in a three-week course in rice production at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the Philippines. It is fully funded by the National Science Foundation.

Andrea Lee ’09, was accepted into medical school at Southern Illinois University.

Dr. Mahasin Muhajid ‘01, is serving as an assistant professor of public health at the University of California, Berkeley. She earned her Ph.D. in biostatistics and epidemiology from the University of Michigan and was a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Fellow at Harvard University.

Breyanna Grays ’07, a third-year student at the Indiana University School of Medicine, was named one of only eight recipients of the American Academy of Neurology Foundation’s 2011 Minority Scholars Program award, which recognizes outstanding achievements as a medical student. She intends to specialize in neurology after she receives her medical degree next year.

Jamika Pessoa ’01, premiered her new cable television show, Home Made Simple, in January on TLC (The Learning Channel).

Ashley Ross-Smith ’08, was accepted into dental school at Baylor University and the University of Texas-Houston. CharDae Love ‘08, earned a master’s degree in public administration from the University of New Orleans. She is currently employed by the federal government in New Orleans.

Shauntell Myles ‘09, was accepted into the Master of Science (chemistry) program at Hampton University. Nana-Aisha Adamu ’10, was accepted into medical school at the University of Arkansas and the University of Tennessee. Parish Florence ‘10, has been accepted into the Doctor of Audiology degree program at Salus University in Pennsylvania. Melanique Labeaud ’10, has been accepted into the Doctor of Audiology degree program at the University of Florida. Anita Madison ’10, was accepted into the Tulane University School of Medicine.


class Notes M emor ials

We Remember... 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, 2010 to March 29, 2011. A special Mass is regularly offered on campus for all of our deceased alumni and friends.


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Mrs. Barbara Hanson. . . . . . . . . 1960

Mr. Michael R. Saizan. . . . . . . . . 1998

Dr. Arthur V. Age. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1957

Mr. Randy C. Harris. . . . . . . . . . . 1973

Mr. Herman C. Session. . . . . . . . 1970

Hon Harry Alexander. . . . . . . . . 1949

Mrs. Verna L. Henderson. . . . . . 1960

Mr. Floyd E. Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . 1975

Mrs. Anna B. M. Armstrong. . . 1949

Mr. Albert Henry. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1953

Rev. Thomas J. Smith, Sr.. . . . . . 1952

Ms. Helen M. Badie. . . . . . . . . . . 1939

Rev. Lawrence V. Jacobs, Jr.. . . 1955

Ms. Yolanda V. Trudeau. . . . . . . 1949

Mrs. Amelia B. Barnes . . . . . . . . 1941

Dr. Robert L. Johnson . . . . . . . . 1952

Mr. Griffin Wakefield, Rph. . . . . 1951

Dr. Charles B. Bell, Jr.. . . . . . . . . . 1947

Mrs. Romain Rouse Jones. . . . .1940

Mr. Grant Ward, Jr.. . . . . . . . . . . . 1965

Mr. Darrel P. Berteaux. . . . . . . . . 1961

Mr. Robert L. Kryjak . . . . . . . . . . 1991

Dr. Nathaniel Watts, Jr.. . . . . . . . 1952

Mrs. Louise M. Bouise . . . . . . . . 1935

Mr. Elliot P. Labat. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1959

Mrs. Nellie M. Bowman . . . . . . 1943

Mr. Vanue B. Lacour, Sr.. . . . . . . 1938

Dr. Ernest Boykins. . . . . . . . . . . . 1953

Mr. Winthrop Lapeyrolerie. . . . 1954

Dr. Margaret T. G. Burroughs

Mrs. Marie Boyer Brown. . . . . . 1939

Ms. Eva Frances Martin. . . . . . . 1944

Ms. Rosemarie Cordier

Dr. Junaia P. Carter . . . . . . . . . . . 2001

Mr. Major W. McBee. . . . . . . . . . 1944

Mr. Percy P. Creuzot, Jr.

Ms. Agnes M. Cizek . . . . . . . . . . 1967

Mr. Daniel J. McLean, III. . . . . . . 1989

Mrs. Janetta B. Davis

Mr. Charles E. Clark. . . . . . . . . . . 2005

Mr. Louis H. Meyi. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1937

Mr. Charles Derbes, Jr.

Mrs. Jesweida J. Collins. . . . . . . 1956

Ms. Andrea L. Mills. . . . . . . . . . . 1995

Mr. David F. Dixon

Mr. Robert L. Curtis. . . . . . . . . . . 1956

Ms. Stephanie G. Newport. . . . 1990

Mr. Roy F. Guste, Sr.

Mr. George G. Darensbourg . . 1950

Mrs. Catherine G. Newton. . . . 1961

Mr. Eben Hardie, Jr.

Mrs. Lorraine Detiege . . . . . . . . 1959

Ms. Earline M. Olivier. . . . . . . . . 1948

Ms. Joan Laporte

Mr. Jesse A. Dupart, Sr. . . . . . . . 1960

Dr. Henry P. Ollee, Jr.. . . . . . . . . . 1956

Ms. Marguerite A. Lating

Sr. Mary C. Durald ,S.S.F.. . . . . . 1960

Mr. Walter Payton, Jr.. . . . . . . . . 1966

Mr. Edward A. Lewis

Ms. Danyale A. Ellis. . . . . . . . . . . 1997

Dr. Fredrick S. Phillips. . . . . . . . . 1997

Mr. Wildred Lodrig Sr.

Mrs. Carolyn F. Epps. . . . . . . . . . 1984

Ms. Georgina Pierce. . . . . . . . . . 1961

Mrs. Patricia Cronin Deshotels- O’Neill

Mrs. Alicia A. Lett-Evans. . . . . . 1995

Mr. Claude Powe, Jr.. . . . . . . . . . 1975

Mrs. Helen Reeves

Mrs. Susie B. Evans. . . . . . . . . . . 1946

Mr. James Prichard, Jr.. . . . . . . . 1956

Mr. Gene H. Rogas

Mr. James Felton. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1962

Mr. Vincent Rachal . . . . . . . . . . . 1956

Sr. Eileen Sullivan,S.B.S.

Mr. Nathan J. Folse. . . . . . . . . . . 1984

Mrs. Leona Randall. . . . . . . . . . . 1950

Mrs. Iris S. Turner

Mr. Carl A. Garner . . . . . . . . . . . . 1975

Mrs. Dorothy Randolph . . . . . . 1942

Mr. Charles H. Wilcox

Mr. John F. Gray. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1961

Dr. Langston F. Reed. . . . . . . . . .1954

Mr. Charles Green. . . . . . . . . . . . 1963

Mr. Thomas N. Reed. . . . . . . . . . 1950

Dr. Rosalind B. Green. . . . . . . . . 1965

Dr. Mary E. Robertson. . . . . . . . 1945

Mrs. Dolores C. Griffin. . . . . . . . 1960

Mr. Kevin M. Roche. . . . . . . . . . . 1991


chapter News

G etti n g I nvo l ve d Wit h Your Area Alumni

Acadiana Chapter The Acadiana Chapter celebrated the Feast Day of St. Katharine Drexel with Mass at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church with a reception following. On April 16, 2011 the chapter hosted a fundraiser at A La Carte Restaurant in Lafayette. 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 is increasing efforts to engage alumni, students, perspective students, and parents from across the greater Atlanta area. Last July, the chapter hosted its first family day picnic and awarded over $2,100 in book scholarships to incoming freshmen and current students. Atlanta area alumni participated in the Saints and Falcons rivalry with an alumni mixer/tailgate during the highly anticipated Monday night football game last December. On March 13, the chapter hosted a mass and brunch in honor of the Feast Day of St. Katharine Drexel. Over 125 area alumni and their families joined the annual celebration at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. The Chapter is currently working to increase its membership; a membership drive will be held during the summer months. To join the chapter or receive more information about upcoming events contact the Atlanta Alumni President, James Pascal ’57 at (404) 349-7926 or

Birmingham Chapter The Birmingham Alumni Chapter recently held elections. The new officers are President, Kelli Caulfield ‘04; 1st Vice-President, Eliza Wells ‘03; Adrian Mason ‘73, 2nd VicePresident; Jacqueline Black ‘76, Recording Secretary; Treasurer, Livingstone Lewis Jr. ‘71; Chaplain, Jean Benjamin-Vappie ‘73; and Parliamentarian, Victor R. Spencer ‘79. The chapter hosted their 17th Annual Jazz Brunch and Silent Auction on September 18, 2010 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. The Chapter has held several networking events to increase membership and promote Xavier to the Birmingham community. For more information regarding the Birmingham Chapter contact the Chapter President, Kelli Caulfield ‘04 at (205) 422-4880 or

Baton Rouge Chapter The Baton Rouge Alumni Chapter celebrated the Feast Day of St. Katharine Drexel with a mass at St. Joseph’s Cathedral followed by its annual Frank Hayden Jazz Brunch at the Lod Cook Conference Center. Over 100 alumni and friends participated in the celebration where Judge Brian Jackson‘82 swore in officers for the 2011 term. All proceeds benefitted 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 vbg225@

Chicago Chapter

FOOD AND FUN: Charis Trench Simmons ’96 and Tomika Baker Moody ’96 enjoy the festive atmosphere of the Atlanta Chapter’s St. Katharine Drexel Day brunch.

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 is scheduled for June 26, 2011. 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, Chakita R. Holmes at (708) 223-0161 or 45

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G et t ing I nvolved Wit h Your Area Al u mn i

Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter The Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter recently held elections. The new officers are President, Troy D. Gray, Sr. ’87; 1st Vice-President, Carol Jenkins-Gaye ’81; Recording Secretary, Gwendolyn LaCroix ’70; Corresponding Secretary, Dwana Bush Cordova ’95; and Treasurer, Cedric Falgout ’77. On Saturday, May 21 the Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter hosted a crawfish boil. Members of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter 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, Troy Gray ‘87 at (972) 217-3350 or

Houston Chapter The Houston Chapter hosted its annual St. Katharine Drexel Feast Day celebration with mass at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church followed by brunch. In December, the Chapter hosted its sixth annual Mardi Gras in December; proceeds from this event will benefit the University’s Annual Fund. Currently the Houston Chapter is planning its Annual Alumni Weekend during August. For more information regarding the Houston Chapter contact the Chapter President, Randall McHenry ’86 at (281) 415-3720 or randall @

SKD FEAST DAY: Bishop Curtis Guillory poses with Randall McHenry ’86 and Consuella Broussard ’53 after the Houston Chapter’s St. Katharine Drexel Feast Day Mass.

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Lake Charles Chapter The Lake Charles Alumni Chapter celebrated the Feast Day of Saint Katharine Drexel with a Mass on March 4, 2011 with the Alumni of Sacred Heart at Sacred Heart/St. Katharine Drexel School. On June 19, 2011 the Lake Charles Alumni Chapter hosted a Father’s Day Celebration at the Lake Charles Civic Center. 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

Memphis Chapter The Memphis Alumni Chapter is currently assisting the University in its recruitment efforts by participating in college fairs. The Chapter is actively recruiting alumni residing in the area. For more information regarding the Memphis Chapter contact the Chapter President, Trevor Thompson ’91 at (901) 266-6027 or

New Orleans Chapter The New Orleans Chapter celebrated the Feast Day of St. Katharine Drexel with Mass at the University Chapel. On March 20, 2011 the Chapter hosted its annual Day at the Races to benefit its annual scholarship fund. The New Orleans Chapter has contributed over $10,000 in scholarship funds to Xavier students from the New Orleans area. For more information about the New Orleans Chapter, contact Chapter President, Louise J. Sonnier ‘56 (504) 427-3858.

HEADED FOR HOME: XU Director of Planned Giving Okyeame Haley ‘95 and Dianne Pajaud ‘60 share a hug during the New Orleans Chapter’s annual Day at the Races – a fundraising event that drew more than 150 alumni and friends.

Northern California

chapter News

G etti n g I nvo l ve d Wit h Your Area Alumni

Chapter The Northern California Chapter hosted its annual Day at the Races at the Golden Gate Fields in Albany California. Proceeds from the event support a scholarship to a Northern California student. Chapter members participated in the local UNCF (United Negro College Fund) Walk-a-thon and provided gift cards to freshmen students from the Northern California area. 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 at (510) 529-2078.

Phoenix Chapter The Phoenix Chapter is currently assisting the University in its recruitment efforts by participating in college fairs. The Chapter is actively recruiting alumni residing in the Phoenix area. For more information regarding the Phoenix Chapter contact Chapter President, James Tillman ‘96 at (602) 7407440 or

Philadelphia Chapter The Philadelphia Chapter hosted its annual open house for perspective students from Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey at the St. Katharine Drexel Mission Center. On February 26th, the Chapter hosted a Mardi Gras themed membership drive. Dionne Barnum ‘85, Chapter Treasurer welcomed alumni and friends to her home for a fundraiser to benefit the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. Attendees enjoyed a taste of New Orleans Cuisine while shopping for jewelry and playing Texas Holdem. For more information regarding the Philadelphia Chapter contact the Chapter President, Jazmine Harris ’95 at (609) 230-7214 or

BOWL ME OVER: Three decades of Xavierites are represented at the Philadelphia Chapter’s bowling event, including (from left) Jocelyn Sanders ’91, Shelita Bourgeois ’75, Jazmine Harris ’95 and Dionne Barnum ’85. Hopefully Shelita’s granddaughter (Leah Denise) will join the ranks.

Southern California Chapter The Southern California Chapter recently held their elections. The new officers are President, Anthony Sharp ‘03; Vice-President, Anne Roussell ‘56; Recording Secretary, June Vavasseur ‘51; Parliamentarien, Vera W. Robert ‘51; and Corresponding Secretary, Jacqueline Brandon ‘59. The Chapter held its 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 the University’s Annual Fund and $2,000 to the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel Campaign. On March 6th the Southern California Chapter celebrated the Feast Day of Saint Katharine Drexel with mass at Saint Jerome Catholic Church 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 Anthony Sharp ‘03 at (310) 413-3440 or LA LUNCHEON: Members of the Los Angles Club – or mranthonysharp@ (from left) Eloise Martin ’52, Anthony Sharp ’03 and Jeneice Houze ’59 – enjoy the Jazz Brunch.

Washington D.C. Chapter The Washington D.C. Chapter hosted a send-off reception for incoming freshmen from the D.C. area in July. In September the chapter hosted a reception for area alumni. Over 100 alumni attended this successful event. The D.C. chapter is currently recruiting Xavierites 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 XG

CAPITAL TIME: (from left) Elise Tureaud Nicholls ’63, Stephen Rochon ’84 and wife Shirley, and Christina Francis ’89 enjoy a Washington DC Chapter reception.




Comradeship and revelry were the order of the day as alumni from across the nation gathered for Homecoming 2010. Here is a brief sampling. Make plans now to attend this year’s celebration, Nov. 17-20 and make your own memories. The 2011 event will feature the five-year reunion classes ending in “6” and “1”, but, as always, all alumni are encouraged to attend.

(from left) XU Associate VP for Development/Chief of Staff LaJuana Chenier ‘88, First Lady Blanche Francis, and Sodexo representatives Pamela RiversSmith and Angela Case enjoy the patron party.

(From left) Dr. Alan Colon and Cheryl Ripoll Colon ’70 chat with Victor Labat ‘55

The Gold Rush’s 68-57 win over Philander Smith in the Homecoming basketball game delighted the alumni, friends and family alike. XG Summer 2011




President Norman Francis ’52 delights Bill Cosby ‘00 with the presentation of a football proclaiming the Xavier football teams as “undefeated since 1959” during the Benefit Concert.

The Men of Soul: (from left) popular R&B vocalists Peabo Bryson, Howard Hewett, Jeffrey Osborne and Freddie Jackson join together on stage to belt out Osborne’s classic “Woo Woo” song at the Benefit Concert.

(from left) VP for Institutional Advancement Kenneth St. Charles, Mildred Gardner ’56 and Alumni Director Kim Reese ’95 share a light moment at the Alumni Gala.




Stacey Bastian ’80 likes the homecoming commemorative shirt. (from left) Classmates Carmen Morial ’40 and Eunice Daliet Lear ’40 take a bow at the Alumni Gala.

(from left) Jon Miguel ’80 and Juan Miguel ’80 enjoy a good meal at the Tailgate BBQ.

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Student and alumni fraternity brothers mix it up during the Celebration on the Yard: (from left) Javier Davis, Xavier Semein, Justin Charles, Chavez Scott, Reginald Alex ’90, Trevor Thompson ’91, Lawrence Obideme and Azikiwe Lombard ’97.



The Class of 1995 and a few renegades reunion at the Alumni Mixer: (from left) Lance Parott ’94, Raquel Parent ’95, Damen Cousin ’95, Kimberly Reese ’95, Demetria Sloan ’95, Marchelle Garibaldi ’95, Sean Foley ’95, Jeunay Gauff-Roberson ’95, Erika Harris ’95 and Kencha Bazile.

(from left) Brendolyn McKenna ’67, Leo Sam ’52 and Joy Joseph ’60 gather for the Alumni Gala.

(from left) Doris Sullivan ’49, Melanie Sullivan ’88 and Angela Sullivan arrive for the Alumni Gala.

Members of the anniversary Class of 1965 renew old friendships at the Homecoming Gala.




Demetria Sloan ’95 hawks commemorative shirts during the Celebration on the Yard.

(from left) Alana Sarrazin ’90, Alice Sarrazin, Dr. Markita Jamison Travillion ’91 and Dr. David Travillion ’90 share a laugh at the Alumni Mixer.

Early visitors to the weekend’s festivities got a glimpse of the Xavier Art Collection in the Library Resource Building Gallery.

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Reunion Class Photos Class of 1940: (from left) President Francis, Carmen Morial and Eunice Daliet Lear

Class of 1945: (from left) President Francis, Margaret LaChapelle Shade


Class of 1950: (from left) Dolores Lee Bergquist-Coye’, Virginia Johnson, President Francis, Yvette Lyman Brown and Blanche Anderson

Reunion Class Photos Class of 1955: (front row, from left) Carrisse Delpit Thompson, Blanche Davison Stewart, Aldonia Chapital Belton, Doris Jackson Goins, Bernadette Gaines Gilbert, Jessie Smallwood and President Francis; (back row) Sylvia Haydel Tureaud, Vidal Easton, Victor Labat, June Lombard-Allen, Marion Curry Hunt and Myrna Burgess Walker


Class of 1960: (front row, from left) Jeanette Leufroy Young, Marsha Kimbrough Washington, Rose Hardy Garment, Charmaine LeCesne Young, Joy Bachemin Joseph, Pat St. Julien Bennett and President Francis; (middle row) Dianne Pajaud, Carmelita Perrault Lagarde, Gwendolyn Battle Guillmette, Sylvia Gaspard Darmas, Octavia Brown Gross, Charmaine Labeau Marrero, Barbara Sapenter and Juanita Betz Peterson; (back row) John McKee, Solomon Riley Jr., Westley Sholes, Lloyd Bennett and Earl Mitchell.

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Class of 1965: (front row, from left) President Francis, Joyce Whitfield, Winifred Dejoie Wright and Sandra Rouzan Prampin; (middle row) Loyce Frilot Bradshaw and Antoinette Lindsey Boissiere; (back row) Ronald Higgins, William Harris and Warren McKenna Jr.

Reunion Class Photos Class of 1970: (front row, from left) Renee Wing Bagneris, Anatalie Waddell Bachemin, Linda Langston Anderson, Rhesa Ortique McDonald, Cheryl Miller, Ripoll Colon, Gilda DeClouette Boyd, Cheryl Medlock, Edwina Charles McCray, and President Francis; (second row) Dennis Bagneris, Lydia Boutte, Cynthia Guillaume Lee, Valerie Petit Wilson, Simone Marine Marion, Beverly Carr Johnson, Antoinette Oubre Rich and Olga Louis Hartman; (third row) Leroy Broussard, Barbara Gourdine Clark, Gwendolyn Alfred LaCroix, Ella Nairn Grady, Hugh Depland, Fred Session Jr. and Herbert Richardson; (back row) Richard Clark, Charles Kennedy Jr. and Patrick Dean

Class of 1975: (front row, from left) Jeanalice Johnson Bartley, President Francis and Charlene Walker Simmons; (second row) Alcide Tervalon Jr., Judy Jackson McMorris, Judy Joseph Hill, Karen Williams and Keith Hill; (third row) Patricia Leger McFarlin and Vivian Broussard Guillory; (back row) Raymond Bourgeois, Joel Plump and Henry Glover

Class of 1980: (front row, from left) Rhonda Landry Davis, Vivian Johnson McFarland, Laura Dunn Grace, Regina Landrum, Marvin Aldridge, Shirley DeClouette and President Francis; (middle row) Bernadette August, Gwendolyn Muse Charles, Sarah Jones, Talita Green Allison, Janice Florent and Cheryl Stelly Philip; (back row) Stacey Bastian, Juan Miguel, Jon Miguel, Randy Bellizan, Geoffrey Marshall, Erroll Bailey and Jimmie Brown


Reunion Class Photos Class of 1985: (front row, from left) Holly Bastian-Francis, President Francis and Kimberly Richmond; (middle row) Vanessa Fleming Boston and Trina Vincent; (back row) John Preston Robinson and Godwin Ndukwe

Class of 1990: (front row, from left) Sabrina Johnson Brooks, Kim Martin Holden, President Francis and Ruth Francis; (second row) Karen Bradley Wells, Jocelyn Joseph-Bookman and Shuana Tucker-Sims; (third row) Alana Sarrazin, Doldoin Bookman and Malinda Boucree; (back row) David Travillion, Reginald Alex and Louis Livers Jr.

Class of 1995: (front row, from left) Reginald Salter, LaCresha Blanks Peters, Cindi Jones-Woods, Ronda Broady, Tiffany Nobles-Bass, Kimberly Reese, Charlotte Caples, Raquel Parent, Kendra Woodward Tircuit and President Francis; (middle row) Claricia Simmons Shepherd, Taiya Sprull Fabre, Kendra Clark, Jazmine Harris, Nakesha Gully Smith, Tanisha Stevenson, Karen Gray, Sean Foley and Leslie Boone; (back row) Dara Rahming, Desiree Evans-Tigner, Erica Humphrey Johnson, Natasha Simmons Wyllie, Rhonda Dickey, Chandra Brown, Kei Shay Tones, Demetria Hill Sloan and Christina Coleman

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Class of 2000: (front row, from left) Yvonne Ballard Carter, President Francis and Rashonda Cunningham Dean; (second row) Tyeshia Matson Babineaux and Julia Sutton Kerr; (third row) Triwanna Fisher and DeAndra Hayes; (back row) Akilah Weber, LaToya Jackson and DeShandra Hayes

Class of 2005: (from left) Allison Woolford, President Francis and Raishauna Calloway

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, retirement plan or annuity • Establish a charitable gift annuity • Generate meaningful tax benefits from gifts of stocks or bonds

Carla Gibson Baker ’77, a professional accountant and judicial assistant to Karen Wells Roby, Federal Magistrate Judge for the U.S. Eastern District Court, in New Orleans, has contributed significant financial support to the University throughout her lifetime, and now, by making a provision in her will, she will be able to leave behind her legacy at Xavier. “My decision to name Xavier as a beneficiary in my life insurance policy was an easy one. Although I contribute to Xavier’s Annual Fund Drive, I wanted to do more. As I evaluated my last will and testament, I decided to add Xavier as an irrevocable beneficiary on one of my life insurance policies and made this decision known to my loved ones.” “It gives me great satisfaction in knowing that when I am no longer here to make financial contributions to Xavier, a final contribution will be made on my behalf to help continue the legacy of Saint Katherine Drexel. I love Xavier and it is my humble way of saying “ThankYou” for helping me to become the person that I am today.”

Carla Gibson Baker ‘77


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XU Gold Summer 2011  

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