THE MONTH IN PHOTOS
1 SETTING THE PACE

Dr. Norman Francis is all smiles as he accepts the United Negro College Fund President’s Cup Challenge Trophy from UNCF representative Leatrice Gaines ‘86, in recognition of University’s stellar fundraising efforts for the annual UNCF walkathon. More than 650 XU students, faculty and staff members participated in the event – raising $39,573. Also on hand for the presentation were Dr. Kenneth St. Charles, who coordinated the University’s UNCF effort, and Kimberly Reese, who led the Student Services effort.

(photo by Irving Johnson III)

2

UNCF/UNION LIFE SCHOLARSHIP

Brittany Cochran, a second-year pharmacy major from Vacherie, La. (St. James High) gratiously accepts a $5,000 United Negro College Fund/Union Life Insurance Co. scholarship check from representatives of the Thibodaux, La., based company. On hand for the presentation were Page Bachman, Jean Pelloat and Nathan Laviolette.

(photo by Veronica Favre)

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AJC DIALOGUE CONTINUES

President Norman Francis discusses the University’s recovery following Hurricane Katrina, and the lingering recovery challenges facing Louisiana, with members of the American Jewish Committee’s “ACCESS: New Orleans Relief” project during their return trip to the New Orleans area Dec. 28-30. The AJC delegates were joined by members of the Office of Black Ministry, Archdiocese of New York, who have teamed with them to raise money for the support of Xavier’s recovery.

Photo by Warren Bell, Jr.

 

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HOME COOKING

President Norman Francis accepts a collage of student activities from SGA President Crystal Moore and XU VP for Student Services Joseph Byrd during a surprise reception held on campus to honor the nation's newest Medal of Freedom winner. Faculty, staff, alumni and friends were all in attendance.

photo by Irving Johnson III

5

PEP TALK

National Basketball Association Hall of Famer and New Orleans Hornets' vice president of basketball operationsWillis Reed stopped by the Barn to give the Gold Rush basketball squad a motivational speech after an evening practice.

photo by Ed Cassiere


 
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