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HBCU NATIONALS: Led by double winners Karan Salwan and Manav Chakma, Xavier won four men's finals and the team scoring Saturday at the HBCU National Tennis Championships. All four victories by Xavier, a longtime NAIA member, occurred against NCAA Division I opponents. Visit HERE for details.

63 AND COUNTING: The Gold Nuggets (8-4, 4-0 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference) swept city rival Dillard Tuesday night for their sixth straight win, extending their streak of consecutive regular-season conference victories to 52, the longest active streak in NAIA women's volleyball and ninth-longest all-time. Next up: @ SUNO Friday (Sept. 25) at 6:00 p.m.

NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE: A Prescription for More Black Doctors: How does tiny Xavier University in New Orleans manage to send more African-American students to medical school than any other college in the country?

A GOOD SHOW: Eight-of-10 runners produced career- or season-best times as the Gold Nuggets finished ahead of three NCAA Division I teams Saturday at the LSU Invitational cross country meet. Leading the pack was freshman Brianna Pace, who posted a career-best time of 21 minutes, 2.50 seconds for 5,000 meters. Visit HERE for details.

MEET THE PRESIDENT: (L-R) Lorraine Gonzales Williams '47 and Jose Lewis '54 share a few minutes of private time with Dr. C. Reynold Verret during a special evening reception at which alumni had an opportunity to meet the University's new president.

A JOB WELL DONE: (L-R) XU President Dr. C. Reynold Verret congratulates the inaugural honorees of the Dr. Norman C. Francis Excellence Awards Program – Treschere Washington (art) for Leadership, Pearl Algere-Lonian (academic affairs) for service, and Karl Findorff (technology administration) for outstanding performance – during the annual Founder's Day celebration.

FOUNDER'S DAY: Author/motivational speaker Angel Knox (second from left), a 2006 XU graduate and the featured speaker for the University's annual Founder's Day Celebration, shares a quiet moment with (L-R) Kennedy St. Charles of New Orleans, SGA president Treyvon Merritt of Conley GA, XU President Dr. C. Reynold Verret , and Jasmine Francis of New Orleans.

YEARS OF SERVICE: Five employees with 40 to 45 years of service to Xavier were among the 65 long-time staff and faculty recognized at a special reception held in conjunction with the annual Founder's Day celebration. (L-R) Dr. Lester Jones (mathematics), Clifford Wright (business), Deborah Lidy (sponsored programs), Dr. Ann Barbre (pharmacy), with XU President C. Reynold Verret. Dr. JW Carmichael (premed) was also honored.

RUN FOR FUNDS: Students proudly display their commemorative tees after registering for the annual UNCF 5K Run/Walk for Education - the proceeds from which benefit both Xavier and Dillard - which will be held Oct. 10 at 8:30 a.m. at the Audubon Park Riverview, 6500 Magazine St. For more info or to register call 520-7575.

BUSINESS ATTIRE: Division of Business students received their Division of Business jackets and collectively pledged to uphold the Division's Code of Conduct during the 4th annual Blazer Ceremony. Enjoying the event are: (L-R) senior chemistry major (and sales/marketing minor) Stephanie Powell of New Orleans, junior accounting major Amanda Ware of Houston TX, guest speaker Dylan Penny '97, junior sales and marketing major Davin Black of Eight Mile AL, and senior accounting major Jarvis Thibodeaux of Houston TX.

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