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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Alumni On the Move 6/14/2017 - Sandra Sully '68
Howard University Alumna Sandra Sully, BS psychology 1968 and MSW Social Work 1970 recently received a Grammy Certificate for her authorship of “Angel” sung by Lalah Hathaway and second Grammy Certificate for the CD “ Lalah Hathaway Live” which included “Angel.” Sandra was in the University choir with Lalah’s father Donny Hathaway. She continues to write music and books and works as a psychiatric social work consultant for the Department Mental Health in Los Angeles, California.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Alumni On the Move 5/31/2017 - Rev. Aisha Karimah '76

Rev. Aisha Karimah is among The National Association of Black Journalists 2017 Hall of Fame class. The induction ceremony will take place at the Hilton Riverside Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana on Aug. 11 as part of NABJ's national convention. The Hall of Fame Award is the highest recognition given by the organization. The other inductees include Michael Days, Garth C. Reeves and John Jenkins.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Alumni On the Move 5/17/2017 - Dr. Dionne Toombs '03
Dr. Dionne Toombs '03 was appointed to Director for the Office of the Chief Scientist USDA on May 15, 2017. In this role, she provides leadership on a wide range of issues affecting science programs and science policy in agricultural research, education, and economics.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Alumni On the Move 5/3/2017 - Ju-Don Marshall '92

Charlotte, N.C. (May 2, 2017) – After a comprehensive national search, WFAE President and CEO Joe O’Connor announces the appointment of award-winning journalist and media executive Ju-Don Marshall '92 to the position of Chief Content Officer.

“As WFAE celebrates its 35th year with record numbers of both listeners and contributing members, I am ecstatic to announce that Ju-Don Marshall has joined our executive team,” said O’Connor. “With more than 20 years of experience innovating multiplatform journalism, Ju-Don has the acumen to lead our award-winning newsroom to continue to serve the Charlotte community.”

In her role at WFAE, Marshall will oversee not only the newsroom, but Charlotte Talks, and all of WFAE’s digital platforms, including NPR One.

Congratulations Ju-Don!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Alumni On the Move 4/19/2017 - Kyla Day Fletcher, Ph.D. '04
Kyla Day Fletcher, Ph.D., class of 2004, was awarded the endowed professorship title this month and is expected to resume her position immediately. She has been an assistant professor of psychology at the Lucinda Hale College of Psychology since 2012.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Alumni On the Move 4/5/2017 - Damon Tyner '93

Damon G. Tyner is a 1993 graduate of the College of Liberal Arts of Howard University (B.S. in Microbiology). He is also the proud parent of a member of the Class of 2020, as his daughter Chelsea completes her Freshman year.

Damon was recently appointed by the Governor of New Jersey as the Atlantic County (New Jersey) Prosecutor, the first African-American to hold this position. Another Howard alumnus breaking barriers.

Prior to this appointment, he served as a New Jersey Superior Court Judge in both the Family and Criminal Divisions and as an Administrative Law Judge.

Congratulations Damon Tyner on your outstanding achievement!

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Alumni On the Move 2/8/2017 - Rev. Jonathan C. Augustine '94

Rev. Jonathan C. Augustine, ’94, the 46th senior pastor of Historic St. James AME Church in New Orleans, and an adjunct member of the faculties of Southern University Law Center and Jarvis Christian College, has been appointed national chaplain of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the oldest predominately Black intercollegiate fraternity in the United States.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Alumni On the Move 1/25/2017 - Bradford Young '99
School of Communication alumnus Bradford Young '99 earned an Academy Awards nomination yesterday for his work on “Arrival,” making him the first black American to be nominated for the Best Cinematography award. Young, 39, is only the second black man to ever be nominated in the cinematography category. He can also be counted among fewer than 10 black people to ever be admitted to the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC). #HowardU150

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Alumni On the Move 1/11/2017 - Nicole Black '92

Like the diamonds she sells, Nicole Black (B.A. ’92) became the embodiment of The Howard Woman while under pressure. “The Howard Woman is bold,” Black said. “She’s resilient, she’s a trendsetter, she’s unbelievably resourceful, she’s a groundbreaker, she’s fearless, she’s conscious.” As co-owner of the Philadelphia Diamond Company, with her husband, Kenyatta Black, Nicole Black credits a great deal of her success to the opportunities she was given while a student in the School of Communications.

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Alumni On the Move 12/07/2016 - Dr. Tonia Kandiero '01
The African Development Bank Group appoints Dr. Tonia Kandiero '01 as Director General, Southern Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office.The Southern Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office is part of the new business approach of the Bank to accelerate its business and development impacts across Africa.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Alumni On the Move 11/30/2016 - DeAndre Smith '15
Howard University alumnus DeAndre Smith (B.A. ’15) has been awarded a 2017 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship following a highly competitive nationwide contest.

Alumni On the Move 11/23/2016 - Constance Cannon Frazier '78

American Advertising Federation COO Constance Cannon Frazier '78 received the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism on behalf of AAF's Mosaic Center for #Multiculturalism at the Missouri School of Journalism.

Congratulations Constance on your medal!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Alumni On the Move 11/23/2016 - Henry Taylor '70

For the first time in 20 years, the lead-up to the Whitney Biennial coincided with the presidential election, a background that could not help but inform the selection of artists and artwork that will be on view when the biennial opens on March 17, the first in the museum’s new downtown building.

The artist Henry Taylor '70 will exhibit some of his recent portraits will be exhibited at the Whitney Biennial. His early portraits of patients at Camarillo State Mental Hospital in California, where he worked as a psychiatric technician from 1984 to 1994, were featured in his solo shows at the Studio Museum in Harlem in 2007 and at MoMA PS1 in 2012. His 2008 piece “He’s Hear, and He’s Thair” — depicting a homeless man named Emory who became his friend — sold at Phillips auction house on Wednesday for $60,000. Mr. Taylor’s recent portraits, some of which will be at the Whitney, feature subjects including friends and family. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Alumni On the Move 11/16/2016 - Keisha Brown '95

Lagrant Communications (LC), a Los Angeles-based multicultural integrated marketing communications agency, has named Keisha N. Brown '95, as Executive Vice President and Chair of its new Health and Wellness Practice.

In this position, Brown will drive creative solutions for all of the agency’s healthcare clients.

Congratulations Keisha!

Alumni On the Move 11/16/2016 - Constance Y. Brown-Bellamy '00

Constance Y. Brown-Bellamy '00, MPA is appointed board chair for award-winning behavioral health and autism spectrum education organization, Mental Health News Education, Inc., (MHNE). 

Congratulations Constance!

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Alumni On the Move 11/09/2016 - Kamala Harris '86

The first time Kamala Devi Harris (B.A. ’86) ran for office, she was elected freshman representative to a student council for liberal arts majors at Howard University. Now California attorney general, Harris became the second black woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate after winning her run last night.

In the Fall 2016 issue of the Howard Magazine, Harris said, "the Howard woman is “a role model, leader, inspiration, inspired, intelligent Black woman.” What a shining example of excellence in truth and service!

Kudos and congratulations to the newly-elected Senator Kamala Harris!

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Alumni On the Move 11/02/2016 - Seba Johnson '97
Howard University alumna and former Olympic skier Seba Johnson (Class of 1997) has her skis displayed at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture that opened to the public on Saturday, September 24, 2016.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Alumni On the Move 10/26/2016 - Brittney Blackmon '09

Brittney Blackmon '09 is currently starring in ASPiRE TV’s new web series “The Graduates NYC”; is a Web series that turns the cameras on the often dramatic lives of six driven graduates from various Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as they find themselves living in New York City juggling their careers and hectic social calendars. It airs online after coverage of Fall 2016 HBCU games airing on Brittney and her cast were also invited to participate in the White House Initiative, "The 2016 National HBCU Week Conference" held this week.

Alumni On the Move 10/26/2016 - Deborah Ayorinde '09

Deborah Ayorinde '09 was born in London, England. At age seven, she performed in her first play with a drama school in the Forest Gate area of London; developing a passion for the arts. At age eight her family relocated to San Jose, California.

Deborah’s career-changing project LUKE CAGE premiered at the end of September on Netflix. Deborah also just landed a role in Universal’s film Girl Trip, she will play opposite Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, and Regina Hall. She will be reuniting on the film with Mr. Luke Cage played by actor Mike Colter.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Alumni On the Move 10/12/2016 - Monique Saunders Patrick '88
The CDC Foundation named a Monique Saunders Patrick '88 as chief operating officer (COO). The COO role is a newly created position at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation. As the foundation has grown and its role serving the CDC continues to evolve, they felt that it was an appropriate time to bring on board a COO to help guide and carry out strategy. Click title to read more.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Alumni On the Move 10/05/2016 - Eric Smith '91
Eric S. Smith '91 has been named market president of Fifth Third Bancorp in Chicago, IL. Smith joins Fifth Third from JPMorgan Chase, where he most recently served as chief financial officer of Middle Market Banking. Smith has more than 25 years of banking experience and began his career with Merrill Lynch as a financial analyst in Public Finance. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Howard University ‘91 and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Congratulation’s Eric!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Alumni On the Move 9/28/2016 - Dr. Leonard Edloe '68

On July 30, 2016 Dr. Leonard Edloe College of Pharmacy '68 was honored by the National Pharmaceutical Association with the Chauncey I. Cooper Excellence Award during thier National Convention held in Atlanta, GA for outstanding achievement in the profession. Dr. Edloe stated during his acceptance award that this award means so much to him because Dr. Chauncey I. Cooper was the first African-American Dean of a College of Pharmacy in the United States and the first Dean of the College of Pharmacy at Howard University. Dr. Cooper also founded the National Pharmaceutical Association in 1947 because most African-American Pharmacists could not join the American Pharmaceutical Association.

Congratulations Dr. Edloe on receiving such a distinguished award!

Alumni On the Move 9/21/2016 - President Obama to Award 2015 National Humanities Medal to Howard Alumnus Isabel Wilkerson '84

President Barack Obama announced Isabel Wilkerson '84, a Howard alumna and 2012 Honorary Doctor of Letters recipient , as one of the distinguished recipients of the 2015 National Humanities Medal. President Obama will award the 2015 National Humanities Medal in conjunction with the National Medal of Arts during a White House ceremony on September 22. The ceremony will stream live at

Bravo, Isabel Wilkerson, Bravo!

Alumni/Faculty On the Move 9/21/2016 - Dr. Dana Williams (MA '95, PhD '98) Nominee for Member, National Council on the Humanities

President Barack H. Obama announced his intent to nominate Howard University 's very own, Dr. Dana Williams (M.A. '95, Ph.D '98; Department Chair, Department of English), as a Member for the National Council on the Humanities.

Dr. Williams previously served as a Faculty Fellow at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University from 2008 to 2009 and an Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University from 1999 to 2003. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Black American Literature and Culture Forum for the Modern Languages Association, and recently served as President of the College Language Association and the Association of the Departments of English Executive Committee.

Congratulations Dr. Williams!

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Alumni On the Move 9/7/2016 - Danette Howard '97
2015 Alumni Trustee, Danette Howard, has been promoted and will serve as Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Vice President Lumina Foundation. Howard will lead the Foundation’s integrated approach to implementing its strategic priorities, which includes continued leadership of Lumina’s state and federal policy work.

Alumni On the Move 9/7/2016 - Gabriele "Gabby" Almon '08
In August 2016 Gabriele (Gabby) Almon (née Ward), Class of 2008, was appointed to serve on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Advisory Council. As one of 35 emergency response experts, she will be advising the head of FEMA on the strategies the agency employs to protect our nation and respond to large-scale disasters. Gabby gives credit and gratitude to Alternative Spring Break for her start. We spoke to Gabby about the impact on her career in a short Q&A.

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