65 freshman and first-year pharmacy students fill a section of the Convocation Center at Xavier's annual Black History Month Convocation after they were honored for having achieved 4.0 grade point averages during the fall 2013 semester.
Urban League President Erika McConduit (middle) is flanked by XU Freshman Seminar students and staff members who served as volunteers at the National Urban League's 8th annual School Expo. The event offered parents free uniform vouchers and school supplies, as well as an opportunities to learn about programs and services available to enhance their children's education.
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The Xavier Debate Team – (L-R) Michael Moore, Kiara Roberson, Alexis Vance, Glenda Middleton, Queen Nysango, and Chantrell Williams – celebrate their strong performance during the 2014 Mardi Gras Crosstown Classic Competition held at LSU over Mardi Gras weekend. The team won a total of nine debates, good enough for third place in the 32-team field.
MAKING IT BETTER:
XU College of Pharmacy professor Dr. Tarun Mandal, the lead inventor of the drug formulation recently awarded a U.S. Patent, analyzes the surface morphology of the buprenorphine microcapsules using a FE-Scanning Electron Microscope in his campus laboratory. Click HERE
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These and other current students spent the last two weeks calling alumni in an effort to increase the percentage of XU graduates who give to the Annual Fund, a vital part of the University's fund-raising efforts. (seated, L-R) Aubrey Briscoe, Khamoune Wright, Kaa'liyah Gross, and Brianna Ali; (standing) Paige Felton, Jordan Coward, Abria Wright, Feryn Harris, Kerris Crier, Shamir Keyes, and Kyra Dodson. It's not too late to participate – call 520-7575 or visit HERE
BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION:
Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal Judge Edwin Lombard visits with XU President Dr. Norman C. Francis and graduating seniors (L-R) Javon Bracy, Jade Young, Shelby Haynes, and Eric Dangerfield during the University's annual Black History Month Convocation, at which he delivered the keynote address.
More than 40 African American professionals from a variety of career fields including education, the military, business, government, and the private and non-profit sectors – a large number of them XU graduates – shared their expertise and life experiences with current students during the annual Youth Motivation Task Force/Black Executive Exchange Program (YMTF/BEEP) visit.