DU president cites Morehouse mentorship of MLK as example to follow

Ren Jones/Courtbouillon DU President Walter Kimbrough speaks at online MLK event Jan. 17   NEW ORLEANS (January 24, 2022) – Dr. Walter Kimbrough, president of Dillard University, urged HBCU leadership and students to continue the “prophetic rebellion” and combative spirituality fostered by Martin Luther King Jr.’s mentor at Morehouse University. […]


Will IGNITE HBCU Excellence Act fly?

NEW ORLEANS (November 19, 2021) – The IGNITE HBCU Excellence Act could double Dillard University’s federal funds allotment, according to Dr. Walter Kimbrough, who is watching developments closely as DU president and chair of the UNCF Council of Presidents. The bill (H.R.3294 / S.1945) was introduced and referred to the […]


More than $100,000 raised in annual UNCF Walk/Run

NEW ORLEANS (November 8, 2019) – More than $100,000 was raised and 3,000 people participated at the UNCF 5K Walk/Run for Education on Oct. 12 in Audubon Park Riverview, according to LaJuana Chenier, UNCF regional development director. Adria Kimbrough, pre-law adviser for Dillard University’s Center for Law and Public Interest, […]

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Anthony Jackson/Courtbouillon UNCF ambassador Tanika Mangum advises students on how to receive scholarships and internships through UNCF in Kearny West Wing on Oct. 9.


UNCF, Gucci scholarships among options for $$$$

NEW ORLEANS (October 31, 2019) – Fashion brand Gucci has announced a new $20,000-a-year scholarship for diverse students living or studying in major cities, including New Orleans, who are interested in the fashion industry, and the application deadline is Dec. 31. Meanwhile, a UNCF ambassador visited campus recently to encourage […]


Verbal co-requisite expands to freshmen

NEW ORLEANS (Nov. 2, 2018) – A pilot program that aims to improve verbal skills for Dillard University students has expanded to the entire freshman class this fall. Verbal Assessment and Support, using Merit software, is now a co-requisite for all ENG110 and ENG111 classes and will expand to ENG112 […]


UNCF Walk/Run results over $110,000 so far

Jamia Collins/Courtbouillon Last year’s winner Toren Arnold, dances to the finish line this year to place second over.  NEW ORLEANS (Nov. 9, 2017) – The annual UNCF 5K Walk/Run for Education has exceeded its goal of $110,000, and donations are still coming in, according to spokeswoman Julie Gable. More than […]



Jamia Collins/Courtbouillon Dillard track members Lindsey Taylor IV and Javon Roches-Lambey, center, take off at the front of the pack for the UNCF 5K Walk/Run for Education recently