PHARMACY STUDENT RECEIVES SERVICE AWARD
SET FOR FEB. 22-26
COP HOSTS HEALTH DISPARITIES CONFERENCE
AT OPEN HOUSE
YMTF WELCOMES AFRICAN AMERICAN PROFESSIONALS
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||XULA Schedules Open House Feb. 18
Xavier will host its annual Open House for prospective students, parents, and counselors Feb. 18 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
The Open House gives students and their parents the opportunity to learn about admissions, majors and fields of study, financial aid, scholarships, and student life.
For more info call (504)
520-7388 or email email@example.com.
The Office of Career Services will sponsor its annual Youth Motivation Task Force Program (YMTF) February 21-23.
This program will bring to campus a team of 55 African American professionals from a variety of career fields including business, government, pharmacy, medicine, public relations, law, math, sports, military, non-profit, education, and health sciences.
In addition to the classroom sessions, students can attend sessions on Careers in the Sciences and a Speed Networking. Visit HERE for more details. Both are open to all students.
Among the 55 consultants scheduled to participate, 31 are alumni. Visit HERE for a list of consultants. Sponsors of the program include the United States Marine Corps, the United States Coast Guard, Enterprise Holdings and the Southern University Law Center.
||Division of Education Open House Feb. 17
The Division of Education and Counseling invites all prospective candidates for any its graduate programs to an Open House Feb. 17 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Library Resource Center 5th Floor.
For more info contact Dr. Renee Akbar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-7536.
ANNUAL WEEK FOR PEACE CELEBRATION
||SPIRIT OF MLK
Chandler Schexnayder, a P3 pharmacy student from Patterson LA (Patterson High), is congratulated by XU Senior Vice President for Administration Ralph Johnson after receiving a student community service award during the 30th annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Week for Peace Convocation for his leadership role on campus and within New Orleans community.
photo by Irving Johnson III
PHARMACY STUDENT RECEIVES MLK SERVICE AWARD
Chandler Schexnayder, a P3 pharmacy student from Patterson LA (Patterson High), was honored for his community service during the 30th annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Week for Peace Celebration Convocation.
Schexnayder, a regular volunteer for the Men on the Move (a male mentor program for high school students), has also coordinated several community-wide health fairs and outreach programs addressing the health needs within the African American community.
As an officer of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the Collegiate 100 Black Men, and Student Government Association, he has planned and participated in numerous academic and social events. He also created the XULA Male Guide (guide focused on retention rates of African Americans males), which evolved into the University-recognized student organization Project E.A.T. (Evaluate Attack Triumph). He has also served as president of St. Michael’s Residence Hall.
Schexnayder was one of four students (one from each of the MLK Week-sponsoring local institutions: XU, Tulane, Dillard and Loyola) to receive a community service award during MLK Week’s signature event.
INAUGURATION EVENTS SET FOR FEB. 22-26
All events are open to the public, although seating may be limited. Visit HEREfor more details.
Inauguration events leading to and including the investiture of President Dr. C. Reynold Verret will be held later this month, Feb. 22-26.
Inauguration week will include six events, including a student celebration, Black History Month convocation, a Mass and reception, a student performance, the investiture, and a following luncheon.
The investiture of Xavier’s the sixth (and second lay) president will take place Feb. 26 at 11:00 a.m. in the Convocation Center. Verret officially took office July 01, 2015.
PHARMACY HOSTS HEALTH DISPARITIES CONFERENCE
The College of Pharmacy's Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities, Research and Education will host its ninth Health Disparities Conference Feb. 29 – March 02 at Sheraton New Orleans Hotel.
Conference participants will include clinicians (pharmacists, nurses, physician assistants, and allied health professionals), health policy makers, researchers, health educators, public and community health leaders, and students whose work incorporates the use of multidisciplinary partnerships to build collaborations to eliminate health disparities and achieve health equity.
Headlining the conference agenda will the John Ruffin Lecture Series Tuesday (March) 1 at 11:45 a.m. This year’s featured speaker is Dr. David Satcher, the founding Director and Senior Advisor for the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine.
The objectives for the conference, "From Disparity to Equity: Building Healthier Communities", are to:
Visit HERE for more info, including the complete schedule of events.
- Identify resources to build on community resiliency and partnerships by capitalizing on the community's strength and resources to eliminate health disparities and achieve health equity;
- Develop and evaluate evidence-based solutions that are driven by social, economic, policy, scientific, clinical and environmental factors;
- Assess the needs of a diverse workforce in building healthier communities; and
- Discuss the role of population health in research and interventions.
Nia Beasley, a December 2015 graduate in biology from Oakland CA (Berkeley High/Ursuline-N.O.), has been accepted into the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and the Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry.
Kandis Carter, a senior chemistry/premed major from Gonzales LA (East Ascension High), has been accepted into dental school at Texas A&M, Baylor University, Columbia University, the University of Alabama-Birmingham, Nova Southeastern University, the University of Texas-Houston, and LSU.
Halima Dargan, a graduate counseling student from New Orleans, was awarded first-place in the 2015-16 Leadership Essay Contest sponsored by Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International and the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. Her topic was "Transformational Excellence”. Halima will receive a $500 award, have her essay published in the CACREP newsletter, and be recognized at the American Counseling Association (ACA) Conference & Expo in Montréal later this spring.
Storm Kimbrow, a senior biology/premed major from Collierville TN (Houston High), has been accepted into the Howard University College of Dentistry.
Britanny Landry, a senior biology/premed major from Plattenville LA (Assumption High), has been accepted into Meharry Medical College School of Medicine.
Treyvon Merritt, a senior biology/premed major from Conley GA (Cedar Gove High), has been accepted into the Howard University College of Dentistry.
Malcolm Mezue, a senior biology/premed major from Baldwin NY (Long Island Lutheran High), has been accepted into the University of Rochester School of Medicine.
Seaira-Myangel Miles, a senior biology major from Kenner LA (Chapelle High), has been accepted into dental school at the University of Alabama-Birmingham and Meharry Medical College, and LSU.
Pauline Pham, a senior biology/premed major from New Orleans (McMain High), has been accepted into the Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry.
David Powell, Jr., a senior chemistry/premed major from Bakersfield CA (Stockdale High), has been accepted into the University of Rochester School of Medicine.