THE MONTH IN PICTURES
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BP STEM SUMMER INSTITUTE

Dr. Timothy Glaude (right), director of Xavier’s STAR and SOAR programs, introduces (L-R) BP America Executive Vice President of Government and Public Affairs Crystal Ashby and Government and Public Affairs Specialist Tandra LeMay to students participating in this year’s MathStar program, one of five components in the BP STEM Summer Institute.

photo by Irving Johnson III

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NABJ CAMPUS VISIT

Greg Lee, Jr. ‘96 (right), senior assistant sports editor for the Boston Globe newspaper and President of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), accepts a gift from XU President Norman C. Francis during a special reception held on campus for board members of the organization, which was in town for its annual convention.

photo by Irving Johnson III

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FOR THE ARTS

(L-R) Xavier art professor Mora Beauchamp-Byrd, art administrative assistant Trechere Washington, and A&S Associate Dean Kim Vaz share a light moment with Tara Hernandez, President JCH Development, at the grand opening of the Blue Plate Artist Lofts on Jefferson Davis Parkway. A silent auction held during the event featuring several local artists raised funds in support the University’s Community Arts Program.

photo by Irving Johnson III


upward bound

COLLEGE BOUND

Recent high school graduates in Xavier’s TRIO Upward Bound program – (sitting L-R) Jamie Thomas, Ryesha Williams, Amber Williams, Kimberly Franklin, Erica Thomas, Jonea’ Gordon, and Ivoryana Davison; (standing) Ricky Coston, Bertrand Dezara, Wesley Jenkins, and Troy Simon – were honored at the annual Senior/Alumni Celebration 2012. Ten of these students will enroll at XU this summer as Summer Bridge participants to prepare for the transition from high school to college.

photo by Irving Johnson III

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LIVING ART

Big Chief Daryl Montana of the Yellow Pocahontas, an instructor in the University’s annual Mardi Gras Indian summer art camp, keeps a careful watch on campers Nile Hedrick and Bria Johnson as they thread beads into cloth for the costume that participants in the popular program are creating.

photo by Irving Johnson III

youth role models

YOUTH ROLE MODELS

Nineteen students were among the first inductees of the new XU chapter of The Collegiate 100 Black Men, including: (front row, L-R) Alex Presley, Josiah Fielteau, Antonio Roberts, Ephraim Opara, Quentin Guillory and Marvin Stewart; (2nd row) Justin Charles, Christopher Holloway, Toluwanimi Adebanjo, Bruce James II, Treyc Terry, Keegan Rayford and Keithan Rayford; (3rd row) Xavier Simien, Breelin Clark, Marlon Williams and Marquise Turner. Jonathan Watson and Gerard Williams Jr. were also inducted. Chapter members hope to serve as role models to area youth, assisting in areas such as educational, social, emotional, and physical needs.

photo by Irving Johnson III

public health

HEALTH ASSESSMENT

Representatives from area healthcare, health, education, transportation, and public service orgranizations met on the XU campus to identify ways to build a stronger foundation for public health preparedness, promote continuous quality improvement for public health systems, and strengthen the science base for public health practice improvement in Louisiana. Participating were: (seated L-R) Claire Norris, Annrose Guarino, Charlotte Parent, and Liljana Johnson; (standing) Jack Dale, Nic Turrentine, Jessica Riccardo, Selena Hunn, Janna Knight, Dr. Leonard Jack, Jr., Yvette Wing, Mikal Giancola, and David Wagner.

photo courtesy College of Pharmacy

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