THE MONTH IN PICTURES
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WHITE COAT CEREMONY

First-year College of Pharmacy students (from left) Courtney LeBlanc of Marrero LA (John Ehret High), Teekay Nguyen of Baton Rouge LA (Robert E. Lee High) and David Wilson of Englewood NJ (Bishop Ford Central Catholic) sign their professional oaths at the 10th annual White Coat Ceremony, during which the neophyte students received their first professional uniform - the white jacket - symbolizing ethical practice and signifying the beginning of their professional pharmacy educations

photo by Irving Johnson III

fastfood FAST FOOD NATION

Investigative journalist Eric Schlosser (center), the author of Fast Food Nation - this year’s shared reading for the University’s Read Today, Lead Tomorrow initiative- chats with freshmen (L-R) chemistry/pre-pharmacy major Megan Peters of Ama LA (Hahnville High), engineering major Thomas Walker of Los Angeles CA (Frederick Douglass Academy), biology/pre-med major Aniya Mercadel of New Orleans (Xavier Prep), biology/pre-med major Omotolani Etti of Garland TX (Richland High), and biology/pre-med major Eric Stewart of Chicago IL (Walter Payton High) following his address on campus.

photo by Irving Johnson III
business

TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS

(from left) XU Division of Business chair Dr. Joe Ricks, Jr.,  and XU Dean of Arts and Sciences Dr. Anil Kukreja talk economic development with local attorney Ron Austin and Greater New Orleans Inc. president Michael Hecht. Members of the economic development organization were invited to campus to discuss the future of business in New Orleans – in particular local African American owned businesses – and to identify career opportunities for students.

photo by Irving Johnson III

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RECOVERY IN ACTION

Darryl Rouson '77, a state representative from Florida, chats with (L-R) senior biology major Melody Campbell of Mobile AL (Bryant High) and junior sociology major Shadia Ghanem of Metairie LA (Riverdale High) during a break in Xavier’s National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month program. Rouson, who has compiled a successful career in law and politics, spoke to a campus audience about his own recovery from addiction.

photo by Irving Johnson III

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UNCF 5K WALK FOR EDUCATION

(L-R) Junior English major Juan Woolfork of New Orleans (St. Augustine High) and freshman history major Shawnna Peters of Las Vegas NV (Clark High) join XU Director of Alumni Relations Kimberly Reese in showing off the special Xavier commemorative T-shirts for the 24th annual UNCF 5K Walk/Run for Education, which will be held Oct. 1 at 9:00 a.m. at the Audubon Zoo Audubon Park and Zoo’s Riverview Area.

photo by Irving Johnson III

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HAITI ASSISTANCE

Representatives of the Universite Notre-Dame d’Haiti and the Archdiocese de Port-au-Prince – (from left) Francoise Beaulieu-Thybulle, Bishop Pierre-Antoine Paulo, Msgr. Pierre-Andre Pierre and Msgr. Guire Poulard – meet with XU President Norman Francis, an advisory council member of the Qatar Haiti Fund, to identify projects to aid survivors of the devastating 2010 earthquake.

photo by Irving Johnson III

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PARTNERS IN EDUCATION

Delgado Community College Acting Chancellor Deborah Lea and XU President Norman C. Francis shake hands after signing a formal agreement of cooperation to work together to develop academic programs and other collaborations that would be of mutual benefit to both institutions. Looking on are Delgado interim VC for Academic Affairs Harold Gaspard and XU Senior VP for Academic Affairs Dr. Loren Blanchard.

photo by Irving Johnson III

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