Here are some highlights being made by Dillard faculty, students, staff and alums last month!
Class of 2020 News!
- Makayla Johnson was accepted into post baccalaureate program at Dominican University.
- Jalen Moore will be working for CitiBank as an Application Support Analyst.
- Whitney Washington will be working for CitiBank as an Applications Support Analyst
- Glenae Guidry received a job offer from Northrop Grumman (global aerospace and defense technology company) as a Software Engineer.
- Brianna Thomas was admitted to the master of innovation and entrepreneurship program at the University of California Irvine.
- Jakari Lister has been admitted to the master of fine arts in film at the City College of New York.
- Darielle Lumar has been admitted to Mississippi College and will be pursuing a masters in Biology-Biomedical Sciences.
· IN THE NEWS:
- The College of Nursing was mentioned, and Nick Harris (community relations) pictured in the article, “Universities and colleges pitch in supplies, time and expertise to aid coronavirus battle”
Universities and colleges pitch in supplies, time and expertise to aid coronavirus battle
As hospital workers and other essential personnel remain entrenched on the front lines battling coronavirus, university…
- Dr. Mona Lisa Saloy was featured in First Magazine of New Orleans:
- She was also quoted in the article “Jazz funerals silenced: How New Orleans grieves amid coronavirus” in the Tennessean newspaper (Nashville TN)
Jazz funerals silenced: How New Orleans grieves amid coronavirus
CLOSE From an early age, Ellis Marsalis III knew what grief in New Orleans sounded like. The shuffle of leather shoes…
o Dr. Amy Lesen had several media appearances:
- Quoted in the article, “Coronavirus disparity in Louisiana: About 70% of the victims are black, but why?”
Coronavirus disparity in Louisiana: About 70% of the victims are black, but why?
Roughly 70% of the people who have died from coronavirus in Louisiana are black, a striking disparity for a state where…
- Quoted in editorial, “Too many black folks are dying from coronavirus. We urgently need data.”
Will Sutton: Too many black folks are dying from coronavirus. We urgently need data.
Too many black folks are dying, and we bear the blame. The novel coronavirus is invading the bodies of thousands of…
- Appeared on the CBS Evening News story, “Coronavirus hits poor and minority communities hard in the South”
Coronavirus hits poor and minority communities hard in the South
The coronavirus has been exploding across the South. In a dozen Southern states, there have been nearly 65,000…
- Quoted in ABC 6 (Columbus OH) story, “‘A call-to-action moment’: Data shows stark racial disparities in coronavirus deaths”
- Quoted in the Baton Rouge Advocate story, “Coronavirus death toll continues to rise in Baton Rouge area as racial disparities pop up locally.”
Coronavirus death toll continues to rise in Baton Rouge area as racial disparities pop up locally
The death toll from the novel coronavirus reached 156 in the Baton Rouge area Tuesday, adding to a grim milestone that…
o Dr. Corey Hebert also had several media appearances:
- Quoted in article, “John Bel Edwards: An emotional thought on Easter, a call for coronavirus disparity task force”
John Bel Edwards: An emotional thought on Easter, a call for coronavirus disparity task force
After releasing data showing a stark racial gap in Louisiana's coronavirus deaths that has illuminated the greater risk…
- Featured in the article, “Dr. Corey Hebert on coronavirus death toll: ‘Protect Louisiana’s vulnerable African Americans’”
Dr. Corey Hebert on coronavirus death toll: 'Protect Louisiana's vulnerable African Americans'
Gov. John Bel Edwards invited a prominent black physician to comment during his news conference on Wednesday about the…
- Dr. Hebert, Dr. Lesen, and Dr. Peter Fos were named to the Governor’s COVID Task Force
Gov. Edwards announces co-chairs, members of COVID-19 task force
BATON ROUGE - Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced two co-chairs and appointed members to the Louisiana COVID-19…
- Dr. Ebony Turner wrote an editorial, “How I Transitioned My College Algebra Course to Digital Platforms”
Guest Editorial: How I Transitioned My College Algebra Course to Digital Platforms
The world is currently in the midst of a deadly pandemic caused by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID - 19). In the…
- Dr. Ashraf Esmail was interviewed by Fox 8 on the COVID-19 Pandemic and its impact on financial suffering for low income workers and the poor
COVID-19 pandemic could cause more financial suffering for low-income workers and the poor
NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - The ongoing COVID-19 health crisis could thrust some low-income workers and the poor deeper…
- On May 6th Dr. Kiki Barnes will participate in a webinar, “Overcoming Obstacles with Optimism” with Presto Sports. You can register here:
Overcoming Obstacles with Optimism
After Hurricane Katrina, Dillard University in New Orleans was forced to shut down its athletics program. The school…
- Then on May 7th Dr. Barnes will do another webinar, “Historically Black Colleges and Universities’ Athletics, Academics, and COVID-19” sponsored by the San Jose State University Institute for the Study of Sport, Society, and Social Change. You can register for that one here:
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Historically Black Colleges and Universities' (HBCUs)…
Welcome ISSSSC Sport Conversations for Change webinar Event. Please note time zone below.
- Alumna Astasia Williams ’16 is the senior social media manager for the Washington Redskins. They did a podcast with her recent where they say “in a very short time Williams has grown to prominence in the world of sports social media. She’s become a trailblazer of sorts for women, and spoke to how great of an impact various women in the league have been on her development. Williams is one of few Black women in positions like this and shares how she carries the responsibility in that.”
The Voice Behind The Posts, Astasia Williams And The Redskins' Social Media
Allana and Tiffany were joined by Astasia Williams, the Senior Social Media Manager for the Washington Redskins in this…
- Dr. Marc Barnes was invited to become a member of the CASE Commission on Philanthropy
- Paulina Webber ’23 was selected for an internship with the UNCF Institute for Capacity Building in Atlanta this summer.
- Dillard physics is featured in the new publication, “Promising Practices for Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine: Opening Doors (2020)
- Dr. Abdalla Darwish has a new publication with PVAMU’s electrical engineering department, “Simulation and Analysis Method of Different Back Metals Contact of CH3NH3PbI3 Perovskite Solar Cell Along with Electron Transport Layer TiO2 Using MBMT-MAPLE/PLD” in American Journal of Optics and Photonics (March 2020). He has a chapter in the new book, “ZnO Thin Films: Properties, Performance and Applications.” He is also studying possible uses of lasers to combat COVID-19!
- Dr. Wen Zhang’s book on the Peking Opera (published in 2018) has been selected to be translated in 8 languages for publishing.
- Honour Williams ’21 was admitted to the Tarleton State University 2020 cohort of the REU site “restoring cattle ranches for sustainable land and water resources.”
- William Pinkney was accepted as a 2020–2021 UNCF Student Ambassador.
- Tristan Cojoe ’20 was named a 2020 South Central Region Leadership Fellow for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She is one of six women who have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership on their campuses and in the communities they serve.
- Caitlin Foster ’21 was selected as the first recipient of the newly founded Dillard Diamonds Senior Scholarship, funded by alumni members of the Diamonds.
- Langston Carter-Price ’22 was admitted to the 4th annual Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy Summer Discovery Program
- Halle Taylor ’21 was accepted into LSU Shreveport School of Medicine UGRAP Summer Research Program
- Ki’Avian Johnson ’23 was accepted into LSU Shreveport School of Medicine UGRAP Summer Research Program
- Ronisha McCardell ’21 was accepted into international health mission program in Kenya
- Thomas Adams ’23 was accepted into Western University Summer Health Professions Enrichment Program (SHPEP)
- Tiara Hamilton ’21 accepted into SURE Summer Program at Emory University