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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!

Fall Career Fair 2016

The Office of Career Services will host its 46th Annual Fall Career Fair on September 27 & 28, 2016 from 2:00-6:00pm in the Blackburn Ballroom and Hilltop Lounge for ALL majors and classifications. Two hundred (200) employers from all sectors will promote their internship, fellowship and job opportunities. In addition to students, alumni can RSVP for the fair also!

Alumni On the Move: 2016 Bennie Wiley '68 CEO Diversity Award Application

In honor of Benaree “Bennie” Pratt Wiley '68, The Bennie Wiley CEO Diversity Award will recognize a deserving CEO in Massachusetts who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in diversity and inclusion. The award, which is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts will be presented by President and CEO, Andrew Dreyfus, and will be given to a Massachusetts CEO whose organization’s diversity strategy and results have contributed to the economic competitiveness of the region.

Benaree Wiley is vice chairwoman of the Board of Trustees since July 1, 2014 and a member since 2009.

Alumni On the Move 9/7/2016 - Gabriele
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.
Office of the President: Bison Beat Newsletter August 2016

Please find enclosed a link to the current edition of President Wayne A. I. Frederick’s Bison Beat newsletter. It features a welcome to incoming Howard students, tips for successful matriculation at HU, an update on campus improvements and more.


Founders Walk Brick Paver Program
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2016 Homecoming 5K
Oct 15

All proceeds will be donated to Emergence Community Arts Collective.

2016 Homecoming Presidential Party
Oct 22
The Presidential Party will be hosted by the 17th president of Howard University, Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick. This event will include a private donor VIP reception starting at 7 p.m., and will then turn into a Homecoming party for friends and alumni, ending at 2 a.m. We will have a few, special, invited celebrity artists in addition to two celebrity DJs. Beer and wine included, plus a cash bar. Attire is 'cocktail chic.' 21 and over only.
School of Divinity Centennial (100th) Alumni Convocation
Nov 09

You are invited to attend the Centennial Howard University School of Divinity Alumni Convocation. VISION 100 - Celebrating a Century of Achievement; Capturing the Present Opportunities; and, Charting the Course of our Future. November 9-10, 2016
Dr. Cheryl J. Sanders, HUSD Professor of Christian Ethics, Centennial Convocation Chairperson

Howard University Athletic Department 2016 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Nov 19
Howard University Athletic Department 2016 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, sponsored by Bison Express—the official alumni support organization of Howard University Athletics-will honor the 2016 induction class on Saturday, November 19, 2016 7:00PM at Armour J. Blackburn University Center. $125.00 per person

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