ALUM OF THE YEAR: Mabel Francis Bailey '63 accepts the 2015 Victor H. Labat Alumnus of the Year award from XU President Dr. C. Reynold Verret during the annual Homecoming Gala, which drew a sellout crowd to the University Center Ballroom. Also on hand for the presentation were Constance Ray Labat '65, Michael Labat Sr. '63, and National Alumni President James Paschal '57.
I FEEL LIKE DANCING: Xavier students - and some hardy alumni - get into the spirit of the day during the joint student/alumni Celebration on the Yard.
RAIN OR SHINE: Xavier alums - here huddling under one of the many available tents - didn't let a little rain deter them from enjoying the BBQ Tailgate outside of the Convocation Center before Saturday's homecoming basketball game.
CHINA CONFERENCE: Xavier served as host for the first-ever Louisiana-China Economic Forum. Among those in attendance were: (L-R) XU Confucius Institute Director Dr. Yu Jiang, UTSA Professor Donald Lien, XU business junior Victoria Reid, XU business professor Dr. Jose Bautista, Port of New Orleans rep Janine Mansour, City of New Orleans rep Suchitra Satpathi, XU President Dr. C. Reynold Verret, Yuhuang Chemical LLC Plant Manager Charles Goebel, A La Carte Special Foods President Karl Turner, Tim Francis '80, and WKU Professor Wei-Ping Pan.