Four distinguished national servant leaders from differing professions - Dr. Vartan Gregorian, Eric Holder, Mary Landrieu, and Earvin "Magic" Johnson - will share life-lessons with graduates at Xavier's May 2015 Commencement. This break from the traditional single speaker will be one highlight of the last Commencement over which retiring President Dr. Norman C. Francis will preside. Visit HERE
Team Xavier - composed of (L-R) Coach Darryl Keller, Alayna Joshalynn Robinson, Jordan David Bates, Delany Arzette Bradford, and Jacqueline Baidoo - has earned a spot in the 26th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) National Championship Tournament, to be held March 21-25 in Torrance CA.
Alums Heather Brightharp '08 and Dr. Brandy Gallien '02, were chosen the Outstanding Young Alumnus and Alumnus of the Year, respectively, by Xavier to receive the UNCF National Alumni Council's UNCF-NAC Hall of Honor awards during the UNCF Legacy Gala in Charlotte NC. On hand for the occasion were: (L-R) XU National Alumni Association President Dr. James Paschal '57, Brightharp, Gallien, and XU Annual Fund manager Lacrecia Jones.
Dr. John Jackson IV '94, President/CEO of Schott Foundation for Public Education, returned to his alma mater to deliver an impassioned speech to students, staff, and faculty at the University's annual Black History Month Convocation.
HBCU BUS TOUR:
C-SPAN Community Relations Rep Doug Hemmig introduces senior biology major Jordan Reaves of Mickleton NJ (Kingsway High) to the vast resources available to the public via the national cable channel during its visit to the Xavier campus, the final stop on its national tour of the nation's top eight Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).