Tag: Founders Day Convocation


Speaker: DU still ‘jewel of Gentilly’ after 152 years

Photo Credit: J’Brionne Helaire/Courtbouillon Dr. Mona Lisa Saloy, Louisiana’s poet laureate and Dillard University English professor, addresses the 2021 Founder’s Day Convocation on Oct.17. NEW ORLEANS (November 2, 2021) –  After 152 years in existence, Dillard University stands as the “jewel of Gentilly” as it continues to emancipate through education and […]


Famed alumna cites Dillard for her success

Anthony Jackson/Courtbouillon Dr. Ruth Simmons gives address for 150th anniversary of the university. NEW ORLEANS (October 31, 2019) – Dr. Ruth J. Simmons, Class of 1967 and the first African American to lead an Ivy League institution, lauded Dillard University for the preparation that helped her to go beyond modest […]


Outage fails to squelch DU history lesson

Austin Aubert/Courtbouillon Dr. Henry C. Lacey NEW ORLEANS (Nov. 2, 2018) – A power outage did not stop Dillard alumnus Dr. Henry C. Lacey from sharing highlights of Dillard University’s past at the quincentennial Founders day convocation on Oct. 21 in Lawless Memorial Chapel, noting you must understand the past […]