(L-R) XU VP for Student Services Joseph Byrd welcomes incoming freshman Claude Albritton of Lake Charles LA and mom Deadra to the campus during the Lagniappe New Student Weekend Preview program.
OUR PEOPLE IN CHINA:
Several members of the Confucius Institute's 2015 Summer Study Abroad program - (L-R) Jusiah Prowell, Leon Burgess, and Randi Thomas - enjoy a water tour on a traditional Chinese paddle boat on Baiyangdian Lake.
Pharmacist Andrea Cox Loyd '86, (2nd from left), having returned to Edgard LA to give the commencement address at West St. John High, was surprised to learn that a scholarship had been established in her name by husband Kenneth Loyd '86 and other family members to be awarded annually to a student from her prep alma mater headed to XU the following fall. On hand were: (L-R) sister Reonda Cox Victor, Andrea, Ariel Mitchell (a WSJ graduate now a chemistry/pre-pharmacy major at XU and the inaugural grant recipient), and XU VP for Institutional Advancement Dr. Kenneth St. Charles.
NEXT STOP CHINA:
XU professor and delegation leader Dr. Rosalind Hale (center) poses with a group of local educators just before their departure for a two week visit to schools and universities in China under the auspices of the Confucius institute at Xavier. Making the trip are: (L-R) Laval Hughes, Sheila Nelson, Dr. Douglas Athey, Amelie Wax, Hale, Catherine Robin, Charlotte Mathew, Charlotte Steber, and Kathy Reidlinger.