ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR: Kiki Baker Barnes, the director of athletics at Dillard University, has been selected as the 2015 Administrator of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators.
As athletics director at Dillard University since 2006, Barnes has distinguished herself as a professional, a community servant and a mentor. She is the president of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference and also serves on the board of directors of the Athletic Directors Association of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and is chairwoman of the NAIA’s conduct and ethics committee.
“Dr. Barnes is not just a leader at Dillard,” said Walter Kimbrough, president of Dillard University. “She is a leader for our conference and for athletics nationally. Her energy and initiative have been great, and we are proud of her accomplishments.”
WEEKEND CLASSES AT DELGADO: Weekend classes laying the groundwork for transfer to a four-year college are being offered this fall at Delgado Community College.
Students taking classes only on Saturdays and Sundays can earn an associate degree and transfer to a four-year school in two years.
The Evening and Weekend College offers general education courses — required for most programs at Delgado — as well as courses in three concentration areas leading to the Louisiana Transfer Degree: business, criminal justice and sociology.
The Louisiana Transfer Degree program enables students who successfully complete their first two years (60 credit hours) of study at a Louisiana two-year college, thereby earning an associate degree, to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at one of the state’s four-year public universities with junior status.
Students whose ultimate goal is a bachelor’s degree are able to save money, and they have access to developmental courses if they need to improve basic skills before starting a degree program.
Admission to Delgado is non-competitive, making higher education accessible to anyone with a high school diploma or the equivalent.
Fall 2015 classes at Delgado begin on Saturday, Aug. 15. For information about applying and enrolling, as well as financial assistance, visit www.dcc.edu or call (504) 671-5012.