The Collegiate 100 Black Men of Dillard has inducted 13 new members, bringing its current membership to 25 and making it the largest male organization on campus.
The ceremony was held at 6 p.m. Jan. 31 in Lawless Chapel.
The new inductees include one sophomore, Bradley Wilson of New Orleans. The other 12 were freshmen, including five from Mobile, Ala.: Jhory Buskey, Charlie Coleman, Christopher Neal, Mikcal Todd and Andrew Webber.
Other newly inducted members include Charles Battles of Baton Rouge; Jerome Bailey Jr. of Houston; Duane Green of Chicago; William Taylor of Jackson, Miss.; Dorian Webster Jr. of Garland, Texas; Lawrence Young Jr. of Atlanta; and De’Juan Ellsworth of New Orleans.
The Collegiate 100, founded at DU last fall, is the second collegiate chapter of 100 Black Men in Louisiana, following Southern University.
According to the its Web site, the Collegiate 100 is an auxiliary organization to 100 Black Men, drawn primarily from male African-American college students to implement mentoring and tutoring programs for young black males with few or no positive role models.
The inductees’ first event as members was the group’s signature on-campus activity, “Cater to You, Mondays,” on Feb. 1, during which members carry lunch trays for female students. Scheduled every first Monday last year, the group will randomly select Mondays this year.
Continuing members include seniors, David Adams of New Orleans, Cory Falade of Dallas and Rodney Graham of Los Angeles and Mister Dillard Michael McField of Carson, Calif.
Juniors are Brandon Adams of New Orleans, Alan Carmel of St. Louis, Michael Kelly of Atlanta, Ian Lawrence of Los Angeles, Gerald Lee of New Orleans, Brandon Love of Metairie and Darius Miller of Chicago.
Juan Serrano of Atlanta is a sophomore.
Former Vice President Marcel Harris, who graduated, is off-campus adviser.