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Alumna Dr. Patricia E. Bath, MED ’68 Celebrated in Time Magazine On a List of Notables for Being the First

Dr. Patricia E. Bath, opthamalmic surgeon, inventor and activist for patients' rights was featured in the September 18, 2017 issue of Time Magazine for her illustrious career, being an inventor and being the first in her field-all while being a woman.

Dr. Bath chose to share this "WOW moment"with Howard alumni.

Talk to women about the forces that drive them and they hit notes of joy fascination-a passion for music or molecules or finance or food that took them places their sisters and mothers had not gone before. "Sometimes even now when I'm told I was a 'first,' it comes as a surprise," says Patricia Bath, a pioneering physician and inventor. "I wasn't seeking to be first. I was just doing my thing, and I wanted to serve humanity." (Excerpt from the Time Magazine article 'Firsts: Women Leaders Who are Changing the World' in the September 18, 2017 issue.)

As an inventor, Dr. Bath holds five U.S. patents. She is the first African-American female doctor to receive a medical patent. Her first patent was received in 1988 for the innovative laser cataract invention that she conceived in 1981, the Laserphaco Probe. This groundbreaking invention has improved the lives of those with cataracts and transformed the way the disease is treated worldwide.

BRAVO, Dr. Bath! Your alma mater and your fellow alumni applaud your achievements and your recent recognition on this international stage. Thank you for sharing your gifts.

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Howard University Appoints James Comey 2017 Opening Convocation Keynote Speaker and Endowed Chair in Public Policy
Howard University appoints James Comey as this year’s Opening Convocation keynote speaker and the 2017-2018 Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. King Endowed Chair in Public Policy. Mr. Comey will kick off the school year with an address to the University and engage the Howard community through a lecture series designed to foster fruitful discussion and spur meaningful interaction.

Scheduled for September 22, 2017, Opening Convocation officially signals the beginning of the academic year. Mr. Comey will formally welcome the Class of 2021 to the 2017-2018 school year and recognize the University for its accomplishments and its commitment to excellence in truth and service. As the holder of the King Chair, Mr. Comey will lead and conduct five lectures featuring speakers that will touch on several topics.
Alumni On the Move 8/23/2017 - Dr. Learie B. Luke '01

SC State University President James E. Clark announced the appointment of several key executives to his leadership team recently. With nearly a decade of experience in senior administrative roles in the Division of Academic Affairs at SC State, Dr. Learie B. Luke (GS MA 2001) has been named the provost and chief academic officer.

Congratulations, Dr. Luke on your appointment!

Alumni On the Move 8/9/2017 - Rev. Jonathan C. Augustine, J.D., M.Div. '94

Rev. Jonathan C. Augustine, J.D., M.Div., '94, the 46th senior pastor of Historic St. James AME Church in New Orleans and the national chaplain of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the oldest predominately Black intercollegiate fraternity in the United States, recently received Alpha Phi Alpha’s “National Outstanding Alumni Brother of the Year” Award, given at the fraternity’s July 2017 national convention in Baltimore, Maryland. The award was given in recognition of exemplary community leadership, service, and social engagement.

Five Howard Alumni Named to HBCUBUZZ 30Under30 2017

Every year, the HBCU Top 30 Under 30 honors talented and selfless young men and women who are making phenomenal steps forward in a multitude of industries including education/academia, science, sports, fashion, journalism, technology, business, community/public service, politics, and entertainment.

Congratulations to alumni: Khala Jones, Anna-Lysa Gayle '13, David Bullock, Kiki Ayers '12 and Chey Parker '13 on their achievements!

David P. Bennett is the New Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations
Howard University President Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick announced the appointment of David P. Bennett as Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) on July 27, 2017. In this Cabinet position, Bennett will collaborate with stakeholders across the University to build a best-in-class development program, strengthen charitable giving, increase revenue generation, and enhance alumni engagement. Bennett started on August 7, 2017 and the entire team is happy he is here. Welcome!
Thank you! (Fiscal Year 2016-2017)
Thank you for supporting Howard during our 2016-2017 fiscal year. All your gifts, large or small, to the Annual Fund, our schools and colleges, scholarships, reunion campaigns, and everything in-between are doing a wonderful job strengthening our Bison community. Click here to see the infographic.
The Hilltop Awarded
The Hilltop has been awarded 2017's Best Student Newspaper by HBCU Digest.
Office of the President: Bison Beat June 2017

The June edition of President Wayne A. I. Frederick’s Bison Beat newsletter features stories about Howard University’s 149th Commencement Convocation, Summer Innovation across campus, recent administrative appointments, and more.

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Ordering Your HU Transcript is Easy

The Office of the Registrar is pleased to have launched a new electronic transcript processing and delivery system starting summer 2017. Alumni may request their official transcripts through the National Student Clearinghouse Transcript Ordering service.

*Electronic transcript processing is only available for 1990 graduates to present. Other transcript ordering options are available for 1989 and earlier. Please go to the clearinghouse site for more information.


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Celebrating Howard and the Armed Forces
Sep 21
Celebrating Howard and the Armed Forces

As part of the celebration of the Sesquicentennial of Howard University the Digital Production Center of Howard University Libraries and the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center present Howard University in the Service of Democracy Revisited recognizing the amazing contribution Howard University has made to the Armed Forces. As part of the celebration, the center is digitizing the collections of the Moorland Spingarn Research Center related to the Armed Forces. The collections will be available via Digital Howard.

For more information please contact Lopez D. Matthews, Jr., PhD, Digital Production Librarian Manager, Digital Production Center Howard University Libraries and The Moorland-Spingarn Research Center,

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Fall 2017 Bison Career Fair -
Oct 03
Fall 2017 Bison Career Fair -

This career fair is open to all alumni! Some employers have already inquired about alumni attending.

For more information about Career Services for Howard alumni, please visit: or e-mail

The Rosemary Williams Breast Cancer Brunch 2017
Oct 15

The Rosemary Williams Breast Cancer Brunch is named after the late Rosemary Williams who was a tireless advocate for equal access to quality health care for under-served women. Proceeds from the brunch will be used to support the Cancer Center’s Breast Cancer Disparities Programs.

For more information about registration or sponsorship, click here.

2017 Homecoming Fashion Show
Oct 22

Please plan to attend the 2017 Homecoming Alumni Brunch & Fashion Show on October 22, 2017 at noon at the Washington Hilton Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. Fellowship and fashion is the center of this concluding homecoming event. With mimosas on deck, the brunch menu is sure to have all your savory food favorites to accompany your midday drink.

Fashions will be provided by Lord & Taylor and Howard alumna Dena Burton will showcase The Dena Burton Collection. Tickets are available.

International Conference on Stigma
Nov 17

Stigma, when associated with HIV, another medical condition, mental illness or disability, prevents a person from seeking evaluation and treatment, disclosing the diagnosis to those most likely to provide support, and following treatment guidelines. Health related stigma destroys human dignity. Join us in the fight against stigma.

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