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Homecoming festivities planned at Dillard

5th November 2012   ·   0 Comments

Dillard University’s Home-coming Week kicks off on Saturday, November 10, with a slew of exciting activities. A Home­coming Parade will roll through the Gentilly community from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. An Open House for prospective students will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; beginning in the PSB, it will feature campus tours, food and entertainment, and opportunities to meet students and faculty. The annual Pan-Hellenic Probate Show, a Greek step show, will be held that evening at 8 p.m. in Dent Hall.

Dillard will host its annual Founders’ Day convocation on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 3:30 p.m. in Lawless Memorial Chapel. Dr. Cheryl Taylor, interim dean of Southern University and A&M College School of Nursing and a Dillard alum from the Class of 1977, will give the keynote address. This year’s convocation will celebrate the seventieth anniversary of Dillard’s School of Nursing, the first accredited nursing program in the state of Louisiana.

On Friday, Nov. 16, Mr. and Miss Dillard 2012-2013 (Jerome Bailey and Johne’tra Trotter) and their royal court will be crowned at the annual Coronation Ball in Dent Hall at 8 p.m.

Homecoming Week will draw to a close on Saturday, Nov. 17, when the Dillard Bleu Devils men’s and women’s basketball teams host a doubleheader in Dent Hall Gymnasium. Those games will be preceded by a tailgate in Kabacoff Plaza from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. We hope you’ll join us for Homecoming Week festivities!

The complete Homecoming Week 2012 Schedule follows:
• Saturday, November 10
Fall Open House, PSB, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Homecoming Parade, Gentilly Community, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Alumni & Student Tailgate, 1-6 p.m., Kabacoff Plaza
National Alumni Association Luncheon, Kearny Hall West Wing, 12:30 p.m.
National Alumni Association Meeting, Georges Auditorium, 4:30 p.m.
Pan-Hellenic Probate Show, Dent Hall, 8 p.m.

• Sunday, November 11
Founders’ Day Convocation, Lawless Chapel, 3 p.m.
Nursing Scholarship Gala: Celebrating 70 Years, PSB, 5 p.m.

• Friday, November 16
Coronation Ball, Dent Hall, 8 p.m.

• Saturday, November 17
Homecoming Tailgate, Kabacoff Plaza, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Homecoming Basketball Games, Dent Hall.

This article originally published in the November 05, 2012 print edition of The Louisiana Weekly newspaper.

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