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Xavier University of Louisiana

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.

TO THE POINT: Representatives from Rite Aid teamed up with students/faculty in the XU Community Pharmacy Residency Program to administer flu shots to health-conscious faculty, staff, and students. In that number were: (L-R) Pamela Hawkins, Thuy Le, Minhvan Nguyen, Dr. Vincent Ekenga, and Cynthia Kitchell.

ON THE NATIONAL STAGE: XU President Dr. C. Reynold Verret is flanked by (L-R) Division of Education Chair Dr. Renee Akbar, HBCU All-Star student ambassador Alayna Robinson, alum Dr. Stephanie Danette Preston '99 & '03, and professor Dr. Rosalind Hale '69 while attending the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in Washington DC.

HOBNOBBING: Xavier student representatives to the NAACP Louisiana State Conference enjoy some face time with NAACP National President Cornell Williams Brooks. (L-R) Shantel Berkley of Converse TX, Kenra Mills of Houston TX, Brooks, Justin Platt of Chester PA, and Iyesha Rosser of Portland OR.

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.

STAR ATTRACTION: (L-R) Lauren Thornton, a freshman biology major and member of the XU Symphonic Band from Arlington TX, shows off her musical talent as she performs during a masterclass at Loyola University conducted by Monica Fosnaugh, the English Horn/2nd chair oboist in the Detroit Symphony, who gave her rave reviews.

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