Student Success Seeks Pictures, Stories for ’09 Senior Book

A Senior Book for 2009 graduates is the first step toward resumption of annual yearbooks at Dillard University, according to Dr. Toya Barnes-Teamer, vice president for student success.

With a short timeline, Barnes-Teamer and members of the Student Government Association are seeking pictures and narratives about the Hurricane Katrina experience from senior students to include in the book. The deadline for the 150-200 words will be Senior Day, April 16, and details will be provided in upcoming flyers to be posted around campus, she said.

She encouraged students to start preparing their digital pictures and short narrative to be ready for the deadline. The best of the entry selections will be included in the Senior Book, she said.

The full-color Senior Book, estimated to be about 40 pages long, will be mailed to graduates in the summer. For that reason, especially, Barnes-Teamer emphasized the need for graduating seniors to complete the exit card so that the university will know where to ship the book on or around July 1.

A full-fledged yearbook is being planned for the 2009-10 academic year, Barnes-Teamer said.