THE MONTH IN PICTURES
excel

THE ANSWER IS

(L-R) Four Excel/SuperScholar summer program participants - Jailen Williamson, Lance LaMotte Jr., Shannon Harris and Olivia Oliver – intensely await the next question in the popular and highly-competitive weekly quiz bowl competition.

photo by Irving Johnson III

ibcs

RITES OF SUMMER

2013 Master of Theology degree graduates of the Institute for Black Catholic Studies – (front L-R) Brenda Burns of Wilmington DE, Jacqueline Mayo of New Orleans, and Thelma Lucas of Largo MD – celebrate with (back, L-R) XU Senior VP for Academic Affairs Dr. Loren Blanchard, XU President Dr. Norman Francis, IBCS Interim Director Dr. Pamela R. Franco, and IBCS Associate Director of Degree Programs Dr. Cecilia A. Moore following this past weekend’s closing ceremonies.

photo courtesy of Dr. Pamela Franco

nola

PITCHING IN 

(L-R) 2013 Dr. Norman C. Francis Service Award recipients Dr. Rosalind Hale '69, Division of Education and Counseling and Dr. John Okogbaa, Division of Clinical and Administrative Sciences, College of Pharmacy, were among the many Xavierites who volunteered at Nola for Life Day community service project in Gert Town this past weekend.

photo courtesy Dr. Judith Miranti

essence RITES OF SUMMER

Members of the Institutional Advancement and Admissions Staffs welcomed alumni, prospective students and their parents, and friends of Xavier to the annual Essence Fest in New Orleans: (L-R) Florina Sheard, Christian Taplin, Dr. Kenneth St. Charles, Nicole Summers, Holly Haydel Terrie '92 , and LaMont Hayes

photo by Irving Johnson III

memorial

MEMORIAL

Well-wishers flank Ahaji Amos, wife of the late Dr. Keith Amos ’92, their three daughters, and his sister, Dr. LaKica Amos ’00, following a special memorial service held on campus to celebrate the life of the highly-regarded and beloved physician who died in June. An endowed scholarship has been set-up in his name, visit HERE for more info.

photo courtesy Gia Soublet

house of studies PARDON OUR PROGRESS

Still another antiquated building – the long-vacant House of Studies, originally built to house religious neophytes and later used as a student residence hall – gives way to the wrecking ball, creating some additional green space to the campus.

photo by Irving Johnson III

field IN YONDER FIELDS

Students in Dr. Peter Martinat's summer entomology class – (from left) Nailah Banks, Jasmyne Hudson, Joshua Turner, Alexis Lloyd, and Kayla Evans – leave the confines of the classroom to engage in an insect collecting expedition.

photo courtesy Dr. Peter Martinat

lakecharles

 

LAKE CHARLES GATHERING

Members of the Lake Charles Alumni Club and a few Xavier representatives gather inside the city’s Civic Center for “An Evening of Jazz, Dinner and Silent Auction”, a chapter-sponsored fundraising event.

Photo courtesy Lacrecia James

spacemuseum

SMITHSONIAN INTERNS

(L-R) Jaleel Hill, a junior chemistry major from Raleigh NC, and Marcus Jackson, a junior biology/pre-med major from Covington GA – take in the grandeur of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC, where they are involved in the conservation of the Apollo spacesuit collection and researching space commercialism, respectively. Admission into the summer internship program is highly selective.

Photo by Amy Stamm, National Air & Space Museum

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