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
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
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.
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.
(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.