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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.
2017 Alumni Trustee Election Results
2017 Alumni Trustee Election Results
NIH Recognizes HUH Children’s Health Advocate Davene M. White, RN

Davene M. White, a leading children’s health advocate and nurse at Howard University Hospital, has been selected as the first recipient of the Director’s Award from the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

White founded the Boarder Babies Program in 1989 to address the immediate needs and well being of babies. The initiative included creating a much-needed program to prevent abandonment, abuse and neglect.

Senator Kamala Harris Challenges Howard University Graduates to Forge a Way Forward
United States Senator Kamala Harris delivered the commencement address Saturday morning at Howard University, urging students to go to the front lines to fight for the nation’s deepest values of justice and equality. "History has proven that each generation of Howard graduates will forge the way forward for our country and our world; and now graduates, it is your turn," said Senator Harris.
Class of 1938 Alumna Addie Roebuck Turns 99 Years Old

Addie Roebuck was born in Danville, Virginia on May 8, 1918, the youngest of six children of Pemberton and Addie Williams. Her grandparents, who lived with them, were born slaves and were freed at the age of 11. Addie heard firsthand stories of the horrors of slavery. Still, her grandparents instilled the importance of education to their children and grandchildren.

After leaving Danville, Addie attended Virginia State University for one year and pledged Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Addie attended Howard University for three years, finishing her degree and graduating in 1938. Both her parents and grandparents were present at graduation.

Addie loves her alma mater and has fond memories of Howard include at least two of her professors Alaine Locke and E. Franklin Frazier, she says “it was a privilege to studying under them.”

Celebrate with Addie and HUAC-HC on May 21st.

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!


WASHINGTON, DC (May 2, 2017) Three Howard University students were awarded scholarships at the 2017 White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) annual dinner on April 29th in Washington, DC. The Howard University student scholars announced were Anthony B. Brown, Jr., Beryl C. Kessio, and Merdie Nzanga.

“Howard University is very proud of Anthony, Beryl, and Merdie as recipients of 2017 White House Correspondents' Association scholarship awards,” said Howard University President Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick. “They are the communicators of the future and we look to them to continue the tradition of excellence in their academic and professional efforts.”

Office of the President: Bison Beat April 2017

The April edition of President Wayne A. I. Frederick’s Bison Beat newsletter. It features stories about Howard focusing on community, celebrating Fulbright and Truman scholars, hosting Bison Teaching Bison and more.

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2017 Honorary Degree Recipients Announced

Washington (April 26, 2017) Howard University Board of Trustees today announced the 2017 list of recipients that will receive honorary doctorate degrees from the University. The roster, comprised of all women, will receive degrees in the diverse fields of communications, literature, civil rights, and government. The degrees will be granted during the 149th Commencement Convocation on the main campus of Howard University’s Upper Quadrangle at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2017.

Honorary recipients include anchorwoman Maureen Bunyan; Howard University graduate professor of English Eleanor W. Traylor; co-founder of the National Organization for Women and the first African-American woman ordained an Episcopal priest Anna Pauline Murray; and Howard University alumna and U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris.

"These remarkable honorees embody the spirit and aspiration that guides Howard’s mission of excellence in truth and service,” said Howard University President Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick. “We are pleased to honor for the first time a distinguished panel comprised of all women. As we celebrate our Sesquicentennial, we also embrace and recognize the sterling contributions of women all over the world and certainly here at Howard University. These women dedicated their talents and lives to improving the world and all lives."

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.


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Executive Leadership for Ministers and Church Leaders Program
May 22

The Howard University School of Business, and its sponsors UMI (Urban Ministries Inc.), and the Howard University Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel have announced the opening of registration for their annual spring Executive Leadership for Ministers and Church Leaders Program. This intensive five-day executive certificate program will take place May 22-26 at the Howard University School of Business. Discount offered for Howard University Alumni.

For registration information please click here. For additional information please contact Mr. Kim R. Wells at, or call 202.806.1610.

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