THE MONTH IN PICTURES
service awards

AT YOUR SERVICE

(from right) Chante Calais of Breaux Bridge LA and Ifeanyi Onor of Nigeria receive the University’s two most coveted service awards – the St. Katharine Drexel Award and the Mother Agatha Ryan Award, respectively – from XU President Norman Francis during the 2011 Baccalaureate Mass and Honors Convocation.

photo by Irving Johnson III

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CAMILLE HANKS COSBY

Businesswoman and philanthropist Camille Hanks Cosby shares the stage with Dr. Norman Francis after receiving an honorary doctor of humane letters degree in recognition of her efforts on behalf of the African American community at Xavier's commencement.

photo by Irving Johnson III



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DEBRA LEE

XU president Norman Francis and BET President/CEO Debra L. Lee exchange smiles as the citation for her honorary doctorate in business is read. She was honored during the Xavier commencement ceremony for her achievements in the field in telecommunications.

photo by Irving Johnson III

athletics ATHLETICS BANQUET

LSU men’s head basketball coach Trent Johnson (second from right) accepts a memento from (left) XU men’s basketball coach Dannton Jackson, president Dr. Norman Francis and athletic director Dennis Cousin after addressing student-athletes at the annual Xavier Athletics Awards Banquet.

photo by Irving Johnson III

rome trip EUROPE BOUND

(from left) Students Nichollas Rayfield of New Orleans, David Collins of Shreveport LA, and Malik Stevenson of Baltimore MD review a city map with group organizer/leader Sister Mary Ann Stachow prior to their departure for Rome. Some 20 travelers took part in the university-sanctioned trip to Italy.

photo by Irving Johnson III

alumni

GOOD TO BE BACK HOME

Dr. Roland Pattilo ’55, director of gynecologic oncology at the Morehouse School of Medicine, and wife Patricia, (at right) take a break from his medical convention to revisit the campus. Here they learn about progress on the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel from Institutional Advancement representatives Dr. Kenneth St. Charles and LaJuana Chenier ‘88.

photo by Irving Johnson III

upwardbound TRULY UPWARD BOUND

XU Upward Bound Director Valerie Hicks congratulates newly-minted high school grads (from left) Darren Jones, Alia Fleury and Darielle Cobbs for completing the academic component of the program. All three will attend the Summer Bridge program, then Jones be off to LSU, while the girls are XU-bound.

photo by Irving Johnson III

summas

BEST OF THE BEST

All 22 of Xavier’s summa cum laude graduates join XU President Norman Francis, keynote speaker Marc Morial, and honorary degree recipients Debra Lee, Camille Hanks Cosby and Herbert Douglas, Jr. backstage just prior to the University’s 84th annual commencement. (front row, from left) Francis, Morial, Ashley Casey, Sondra Willis, Danielle Foster, Thuy Nguyen, Trisha Le, Hong Nguyen, Joannie Ivory, Cosby. Hebert and Lee; (second row) Jilliana Cavalier, Mallory Waguespack, Ifeanyi Onor, Kelly Hebert, Kristen Walker, Danielle Jones, Alycia Boutte and Marylynn Nguyen; (back row) Steve Morgan Jr., Christopher Gillard, Joseph Lee, Lauren Cooper, Russell Fertitta Jr., Raphaela Romero and Chinwe Ike.

photo by Irving Johnson III

 

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