New Orleans, LA
Class of 2019
Jordan C. Johnson
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Fair Dillard is an institution that promotes the cultivation of self. Whenever on a new journey in life, you are faced with new challenges and learning experiences. At Dillard, we pride ourselves on fostering an environment that is welcoming of all people and assists one develop their sense of self. It is to be reaffirmed that everyone is purposeful. In order for change to be effectuated, one's purpose must extend beyond limitation. Dillard allows you to tap into your greatest strengths so that your change is not only felt on campus, but surpasses the gates that remind us that the legacy of the "gleaming white and spacious green" lives on forever.
My favorite memory as an alumnus of Dillard University was revitalizing our collegiate branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Prior to my presidency, the historic chapter had been dormant. Through a passion and commitment to achieve equity and equality, the student body was eager to fight for what is just. We hosted voter registration drives, facilitated instrumental panel discussions, and revivified the resilience one needs in order to persist beyond resistance.
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