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TODAY news for Thursday, March 9, 2006

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LLU and LSU host annual BALL Banquet


Mary Frances Berry, JD, PhD, keynote speaker
Mary Frances Berry, JD, PhD, was keynote speaker at the 23rd annual BALL banquet. Dr. Berry is a professor of history, University of Pennsylvania.
Attendees of the 23rd annual Black Alumni of Loma Linda Universities (BALL) scholarship banquet
Nearly 350 people attended the 23rd annual Black Alumni of Loma Linda Universities (BALL) scholarship banquet. The event was held at the downtown Los Angeles Marriott, on February 25, 2006.
W. Augustus Cheatham, MSW, vice chancellor, public affairs, addresses the guests during the banquet.
W. Augustus Cheatham, MSW, vice chancellor, public affairs, addresses the guests during the banquet. Mr. Cheatham served as master of ceremonies for the event.
B. Lyn Behrens, MBBS, president, LLU, and Richard H. Hart, MD, DrPH, chancellor.
B. Lyn Behrens, MBBS, president, LLU, and Richard H. Hart, MD, DrPH, chancellor, acknowledge their support of BALL.
Scholarship recipients Seth Anjejo Owuor, Sherma Charlemagne, and Asharie Johnson Campbell, pictured with G. Victoria Jackson, MSW
Scholarship recipients (from left): Seth Anjejo Owuor, School of Public Health; Sherma Charlemagne, School of Science and Technology; and Asharie Johnson Campbell, School of Science and Technology, each received a $2,500 scholarship. They are pictured with G. Victoria Jackson, MSW, assistant professor, social work, School of Science and Technology.
Joe Bagg Quartet
The Joe Bagg Quartet provides entertainment for the evening.
Carlin Williams
Carlin Williams, first-year School of Medicine student, recalls the academic rigors he experienced in the Minority Introduction to the Health Sciences program, in 2000.
Leroy Reese, MD, accepts the LLU Diversity Award.
Leroy Reese, MD, (left) accepts the LLU Diversity Award. He is joined by his wife, Ruth. M. Leon Seard II, MD, makes the presentation.
Gus Cheatham, MSW, and George King, secretary, Southeastern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Mr. Cheatham (right) presents George King, secretary, Southeastern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, a prize for guessing the number of jellybeans in the jar.
Ronald E. Forde, DDS, wife, Dorothy, and Carlton B. Sampson, MD
Ronald E. Forde, DDS, director, service learning, School of Dentistry (center), joined by his wife, Dorothy, accepts the BALL Alumnus of the Year Award from Carlton B. Sampson, MD.
Lori Barker Hackett and Danielle Gordon
Lori Barker Hackett (right), presents the Matilda “Syd” Barker Scholarship Award to Danielle Gordon.
Lori Rollins, and Phillip Valentine, MD
Lori Rollins, BALL executive committee member, presents the Alumnus of the Year Award for La Sierra University to Phillip Valentine, MD. Ms. Rollins is Dr. Valentine’s niece.
Drs. Reese, Hart, Behrens, Partridge, Seard, and Leslie Pollard, DMin, MBA
BALL purchased a Centennial paver to honor Gaines Partridge, former LLU dean of student affairs. Pictured from left are Drs. Reese, Hart, Behrens, Partridge, Seard, and Leslie Pollard, DMin, MBA, vice president, diversity, Loma Linda University.
Dr. and Mrs. Reese
Dr. and Mrs. Reese continue to contribute countless hours to the success of the BALL organization. He is treasurer, and she is a member of the executive committee.

TODAY news for Thursday, March 9, 2006