blackhistory PASSING IT ON

Hollywood animator Lyndon Barrois ’90 (second from right) shares a moment with students (L-R) Michael Alfred of Beaumont TX, Danielle Smith of Chicago IL and Leonard Elzey of Los Angeles CA before delivering the keynote address at the annual Black History Convocation.

photo by Irving Johnson III

career fair CAREER FAIR

(L-R) Ashley Brumfield of Grand Coteau LA, DeJenae Theragood of Los Angeles CA and Domonique Butler of New Orleans take advantage of the annual Mardi Gras Invitational (MGI) Career Fair to access career advice and information from industry recruiters about job openings and summer internships;

photo by Irving Johnson III

can can CAN CAN

(L-R) Students Veronica Gilbert of Denver CO, Jerlicia Gooden of LaPlace LA, Brianna E. Bell of New Orleans and Kenneth Norwood of Richmond TX cheerfully donate their canned goods to the University-wide food drive, the latest activity in the University’s Haiti Cherie relief effort for earthquake victims.  

photo by Irving Johnson III

catholic tradition


Student Courtney Green of Bethesda MD chats with University Chaplain Fr. Jeffery Ott O.P. after receiving ashes following campus services ushering in the Lenten season of penitence and reflection that leads up to Easter Sunday.

photo by Irving Johnson III



XU President Norman C. Francis shares the podium and a laugh with A.P. Tureaud, Jr. '57 during a panel discussion held on campus honoring his father, A.P. Tureaud, a leader in the early Civil Rights Movement in New Orleans.

photo by Irving Johnson III



Danyale Ellis ’97 visits an XU classroom to impart some of the wisdom she has gained in the job marketplace place about the importance of good verbal and written communications during the Office of Career Service’s annual Youth Motivation Task Force/Black Executive Exchange Program (YMTF/BEEP). A team of 55 African American professionals – including 23 alumni – talked to students about the realities of life after college. 

photo by Irving Johnson III

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