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PROUD LEGACY: This week marks the 29th Anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy that killed Dr. Ronald McNair, a physicist and astronaut. His legacy is honored by the federal TRIO program which bears his name, the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program, which helps to prepare students from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue research doctorates (Ph.D.). Here are XU's 2014-2015 McNair Scholars.

WELCOME TO THE CLUB: XU President Dr. Norman Francis is presented a medallion by Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club President Naaman Craig Stewart conferring upon him the title of Grand Marshall for this year's Krewe of Zulu parade. Several other officers of the organization look on.

ALL IN THE FAMILY: (L-R) XU Dean of Admissions Winston Brown welcomes the Williams family - current high school student and prospective future Xavierite Kaitlyn, her sister Kiara, her mom Edwanda, and her dad Michael - to the campus during the well-attended Xavier Open House.

MLK SERVICE DAY: Students, faculty, and staff from the Division of Education and Counseling celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a service project at the XU Community Outreach Center, which included picking up trash in the Gert Town neighborhood, and putting the finishing touches on the new facility, located at 7934 Edinburgh St. Outreach Programs begin next month.

SPIRIT OF MLK: Taylor Thibeaux, a senior chemistry/premed major from Shreveport LA (Caddo High), is congratulated by XU President Dr. Norman C. Francis after receiving a student community service award during the 29th annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Week for Peace Convocation for her leadership role in the University's MAX service program and numerous other activities.

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