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TODAY news for Thursday, March 17, 2008

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Twenty-fifth annual BALL Scholarship Banquet


B. Lyn Behrens, MBBS, president and CEO, LLUAHSC (at podium) receives the Distinguished Service Award.
B. Lyn Behrens, MBBS, president and CEO, LLUAHSC (at podium) receives the Distinguished Service Award. Here she speaks about her years of service working with W. Augustus Cheatham, MSW (far right), emeritus vice president for public affairs, and Calvin Rock, DMin, PhD (far left), former chair, Board of Trustees (far left), and Leroy Reese, MD.
Richard Hart, MD, DrPH, chancellor and CEO of Loma Linda University, welcomes guests to the 25th annual BALL student scholarship banquet.
Richard Hart, MD, DrPH, chancellor and CEO of Loma Linda University, welcomes guests to the 25th annual BALL student scholarship banquet.
The Honorable Willie L. Brown Jr., was the keynote speaker for the evening.
The Honorable Willie L. Brown Jr., was the keynote speaker for the evening.
Frank W. Hale Jr., PhD, vice provost and professor emeritus, Ohio State University, received the Diversity Leadership Award.
Frank W. Hale Jr., PhD, vice provost and professor emeritus, Ohio State University, received the Diversity Leadership Award.
W. Augustus Cheat�ham, MSW, was presented with the BALL Distinguished Service Award. His daughter, Marta L. Cheatham-Lott, MD, joined Mr. Cheatham to present a $5,000 gift to Black Alumni of Loma Linda and La Sierra Universities.
During the scholarship banquet, W. Augustus Cheat­ham, MSW, was presented with the BALL Distinguished Service Award. His daughter, Marta L. Cheatham-Lott, MD, joined Mr. Cheatham to present a $5,000 gift to Black Alumni of Loma Linda and La Sierra Universities.
Carlton Sampson, MD, president of BALL, welcomes guests to the 25th Annual BALL Banquet.
Carlton Sampson, MD, president of BALL, welcomes guests to the 25th Annual BALL Banquet.
Carlene Fider (right), School of Science and Technology, receives a BALL Scholarship. Chan� O�Bannon, School of Medicine, also received a scholarship and was unable to attend the banquet. Leslie Pollard, DMin, PhD, looks on.
Carlene Fider (right), School of Science and Technology, receives a BALL Scholarship. Chané O’Bannon, School of Medicine, also received a scholarship and was unable to attend the banquet. Leslie Pollard, DMin, PhD, looks on.
The La Sierra University Big Band music delights attendees.
The La Sierra University Big Band music delights attendees.
Leslie Pollard, DMin, PhD,  special assistant to the president for diversity, serves as emcee for the evening.
Leslie Pollard, DMin, PhD,  special assistant to the president for diversity, serves as emcee for the evening.
Audrey Vance  Howard,  EdD, director, academic publications, LLU, was named the BALL La Sierra University Alumna of the Year, 2008.
Audrey Vance  Howard,  EdD, director, academic publications, LLU, was named the BALL La Sierra University Alumna of the Year, 2008.
Leroy Reese, MD, highlights the MITHS (Minority Introduction to the Health Sciences) program. In 2008, MITHS will celebrate its tenth year.
Leroy Reese, MD, highlights the MITHS (Minority Introduction to the Health Sciences) program. In 2008, MITHS will celebrate its tenth year.
Approximately 400  guests attended the 25th Annual BALL Scholarship Banquet. The event was held at the Los Angeles Marriott Hotel.
Approximately 400  guests attended the 25th Annual BALL Scholarship Banquet. The event was held at the Los Angeles Marriott Hotel.
Ronald E. Lightbourne, MD, (standing behind podium) was named Black Alumni of Loma Linda and La Sierra Universities� Alumnus of the Year, 2008, during the scholarship banquet.
Ronald E. Lightbourne, MD, (standing behind podium) was named Black Alumni of Loma Linda and La Sierra Universities’ Alumnus of the Year, 2008, during the scholarship banquet. He received his MD degree from the School of Medicine in 1964. Pre­senting Dr. Lightbourne with his award is Dr. Carlton B. Sampson, president of BALL.

TODAY news for Thursday, March 17, 2008