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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.
Alumni and Student Reception in Accra, Ghana
Recently an Alumni and Student Reception was held in Accra, Ghana and it went exceedingly well. The event had over 100 attendees including over 30 students (Law, Medicine, Education, COAS, Pharmacy, Graduate, etc.) ‎The photographs are from a student service learning activity at Wesley Methodist School and alumni in the midst of forming a new alumni club in Accra.
Rev. Dr. Yolanda Pierce Named Dean of Howard University School of Divinity
President Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick announced the appointment of Dr. Yolanda Pierce as the new dean of Howard University School of Divinity. Dr. Pierce will assume the position on July 24 and report to Dr. Anthony Wutoh, Howard University Provost and Chief Academic Officer. She is the first woman to serve in this role in the Divinity School’s 150-year history.
Inaugural Howard West Program Starts at Google in Silicon Valley, CA.
Congrats to our students who have started in the Inaugural Howard West program at Google in Silicon Valley, CA. This three-month, summer Computer Science residency is for rising juniors and seniors in our Computer Science program!
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.

Howard University President Frederick Names New Chief of Staff

Howard University President Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick named D. Paul Monteiro, Jr. as the new Chief of Staff for the Office of the President. He will begin his duties June 5, 2017.

Monteiro will serve as a member of President Frederick’s senior management team. In this role, he will be responsible for directing the overall operations of the Office of the President and will interface with Cabinet members, Board of Trustees and University stakeholders.

150 Years of Architectural Inspiration

Barnes agreed that Howard’s legacy of excellence in both architecture and African-American achievement has helped him to excel in his career. He sees the museum as a symbol of light and inspiration, much as Cassell likely envisioned Founder’s Library to be.

“The museum is a sacred space for knowledge and information,” Barnes said. “The more that we can get people to align with that understanding, I think the better this nation will be.”

2017 Alumni Luncheon Snapshots

Each year the Alumni Luncheon is an opportunity to bring together alumni from across the generations to share in a celebratory luncheon about the joy of being a Howard graduate and the pride of longevity and legacy. Over 330 alumni had lunch together this year. The program was hosted by alumna Molette Green '91, NBC4 Washington Broadcast Journalist and WHUR FM News Reporter. Reunion classes ending in 2's and 7's across the decades enjoyed a champagne reception and a lively lunch program.

Here are a few photos from the luncheon.

Bison STEM Scholars Program Selects Inaugural Cohort
Thirty-two incoming Howard University students from 15 states across the country have been selected as the inaugural cohort of the Bison STEM Scholars Program (BSSP). Designed to attract and prepare high-achieving high school students interested in studying a STEM-related discipline in pursuit of a Ph.D. or a dual M.D./Ph.D. degree, BSSP will present opportunities for participants to become researchers, educators and leading practitioners.
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.

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