Crescent City college briefs for November 25, 2015 _lowres

Photo provided by Dillard University—Juli Smith Pattison of the Association of Fundraising Professionals honors Marc A. Barnes as the association’s 2015 fundraiser of the year.

  • DILLARD UNIVERSITY: The Greater New Orleans Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals has named Marc A. Barnes, of Dillard University, its outstanding fundraiser of the year. Barnes has been vice president for institutional advancement at Dillard since February 2013. Before that, he was director of development at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation Inc., where he was responsible for the development of a major gifts fundraising operation and the launch of a major capital campaign to support the renovation of the Jazz & Heritage Center. Barnes serves on the finance council at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, where he is also a lector and coordinates the marriage ministry with his wife, Kiki. He is immediate past president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater New Orleans Chapter, and is a member of the Louisiana Advisory Council for UNCF. He serves on the board of directors at St. Augustine High School and the advisory board of St. Mary’s Academy.
  • NUNEZ COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Michael Doran and Nadia Stevens, of Nunez Community College, have been awarded scholarships by Shell. They are among 17 Louisiana community and technical college students to receive the scholarships, which range from $1,800 to $2,200. The scholarship program provides an incentive for students to pursue careers in the oil and gas, petrochemical and maintenance craft labor fields.
  • MILITARY-FRIENDLY CAMPUSES: All 13 of Louisiana’s community and technical colleges have met the state standards for designation as military-friendly. The Louisiana Community and Technical College System is the only higher-education system in Louisiana to have all of its colleges receive this designation. The mandatory criteria involve the military articulation and transfer process, waivers from application fees, specialized orientation programs, deployment and readmission policies and priority class scheduling. The other criteria involve courses specifically designed for veterans, free tutoring, career workshops and ROTC programs.