Howard Bison Beat April 2020

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A Monthly Newsletter from the Office of the President

BISON BEAT April 2020 | Volume 9 Issue 2


Dear Howard University Community,


A RO UND C A MPUS A just world is a better world.

adjustment you have made to make the best of your new reality. Our University is simply not the same without

Justice and inclusivity are not ‘women’s issues,’ they are

the vibrancy of students crossing the yard to meet with

business issues.

learned professors and staff bustling in their respective offices to keep the Hilltop running.

Often the matriarchs of their families and pillars of their communities, women deserve a gender inclusive world.

However, as we continue to self-distance and stay at home

Women have always been woven into Howard University’s

during this global pandemic, I hope that each member of

fabric, in fact, some of the first graduates of this institution

our Howard family is safe, both mentally and physically

were women—the daughters of trustee members. We

and adhering to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

are each a contributor to the world as we know it. Our


individual actions, dialogues, behaviors and mindsets have an impact on our larger society.

For 153 years, the individuals who comprise the Howard University community have endured moments of

Gender inclusivity is critical for business and communities

crisis and change, meeting each moment with grit and

to succeed. The time is now for gender inclusive

resilience. I have no doubt we will do the same this time.

boardrooms, governments, media coverage, gender

We are in a crucible that will test our mettle and we will

inclusive workplaces, sports coverage as well as more

emerge stronger by living out the values we espouse and

gender inclusivity in health and wellness.

demonstrating care for others through this test.

Collectively, we are responsible for making our world

The frontline healthcare workers serving at HUH, and

more inclusive and just. I am a son, husband, father of

other healthcare facilities across the world, illustrate

a young lady, and the president of an institution, where

the best of the Bison spirit. We all owe them a debt of

approximately 70 percent of the student body population

gratitude and I ask that you keep them foremost in your

identifies as female and more than half of my executive

thoughts and prayers.


Moving Forward In Efficiency & Effectiveness


A Time-Honored Tradition: Charter Day 2020


Black Women in Higher Ed: A Conversation with Melanie Carter, Ph.D.


The Importance of Generation Equality


Advancing Women’s Studies


From ‘School of C’ to V.P.


Celebrating Our Women Scholars


New Appointments & In Memoriam

16. Appendix

leadership team is made up of women.

Excellence in Truth and Service, Together, we can create a more forward world for women everywhere. While this edition of Bison Beat is dedicated to honoring

Women’s History Month, I must thank every reader for

Wayne A. I. Frederick. M.D., MBA P R E S I D E NT

your support, care, notes of encouragement and for every

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Moving Forward In Efficiency & Effectiveness The fourth strategic priority of the Howard Forward 2024 plan is to improve efficiency and effectiveness. The goal of this strategic pillar is to operate efficiently and effectively across all levels of the organization. We are accomplishing this goal by investing in upgraded technology and systems to promote process automation and strategic incentive programming for customer satisfaction metrics, while consistently delivering the highest quality products and services.

the University. Microsoft Teams is a communication platform combining the Microsoft Office applications, file sharing, video chat and instant messages. This tool aides University employees in effectively communicating with each other and keeping track of common goals.

Over the course of the current academic year, different departments and offices across campus have created and implemented initiatives to support this strategic priority.

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) placed a greater emphasis on their community policing model. In the fall, it was confirmed that on-campus crime had decreased by 10-12 percent. In January 2020, DPS launched the Bison Safe mobile app offering safety features and resources customized just for the University. The app includes a Mobile Blue Light function, allowing you to send your location to DPS in real-time. It also includes support resources, tip reporting and more.

In July 2019, we partnered with the JP Morgan Chase & Co. Force for Good program. Through this partnership we received technical support from some of the firm’s highly skilled, computer programmers. They designed a dashboard solution that improves access to University data and analytics. The goal of this was to make it easier to track and understand University data.

Throughout the year, Physical Facilities Management (PFM) worked diligently on the Steam Plant Modernization Project. Through shutting down portions of the high-pressure steam plant on the weekends, critical steam tunnel repairs were made. The University had a more effective and reliable heating and hot water solution this winter.

The Office of Sustainability led our goal to increase energy efficiency, reduce energy consumption, decrease our carbon footprint and save on utility expenses. In September 2019, through the Solar Installation Project, the University began installing 1.2 MWs of rooftop solar energy and solar carports at numerous locations across campus.

These are just a handful of this academic year’s accomplishments. We have made great progress, but there is still more to be done and a myriad of opportunities for growth. There are initiatives across the process spectrum from idea inception to implementation. We will continue to focus on improving efficiency and effectiveness along with our four other strategic priorities to propel Howard Forward.

In October 2019 and again this March (2020), Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) introduced Microsoft Teams to

A Time-Honored Tradition: Charter Day 2020 Trustee Hale’s convocation address highlighted the significance of Howard's founding in changing the course of American history and supports that its charter deserves to be celebrated alongside other great historical documents. “In hindsight,” Hale said,

“We can clearly see that the university the charter gave birth to seismically shifted the way Black Americans contribute to and function in American society. None of this was prophesized or predestined in the charter. It was the generations of Black thinkers who came to this university who established this legacy.”

The Charter Day Convocation sets the stage for the following evening’s highly-anticipated Charter Day Dinner. The annual blacktie gala is Howard’s premiere fundraising event hosting more than 1,200 students, faculty, alumni, administrators, and friends who gathered to celebrate the 153rd Howard University Charter Day during the annual Charter Day Dinner which was held at the Washington Hilton on Saturday, March 7. Stacey J. Mobley, chairman of the Board of Trustees, in his convocation remarks said Charter Day is a “monumental celebration” and a time to reconnect and celebrate accomplishments. “It’s a time to give back to alma mater which has given us each so much,” Mobley said. “Whether you are an alumnus, a current student, a professor, an administrator or just a friend of Howard University, we all have a lot to be thankful for.” Many of Howard’s student leaders and scholars were able to attend the Charter Day Dinner thanks to generous corporate sponsorships, including members of the 1867 student leadership organization, the Howard University Student Association and the Howard University Royal Court. The students were able to network with donors and extend personal thanks for their philanthropy. “This is my third Charter Day in a row,” said Sydney Dixon, a junior biology major and chemistry minor from Los Angeles. “I always enjoy coming here and interacting with all of the trustees, cabinet members and my deans and professors, and to get to see them on a more intimate level. It’s always a great time to see all that Howard has to offer and embrace this moment and celebrate Howard’s birthday.” As Howard’s largest fundraising event, this year’s festivities reached milestone records for the highest grossing revenue, highest net revenue and record paid attendance. The evening signified an increased surge of unwavering support for Howard’s mission as community stakeholders gathered in celebration of Howard’s 153-year legacy. During the Charter Day gala, the Alumni Awards for Distinguished Postgraduate Achievement were presented to research engineer Dereje Agonafer, sports journalist Stanley R. Verrett, and Tanya M. Walton Pratt, the first African-American federal judge in the state of Indiana’s history. The 2020 LaRue V. Barkwell Capstone Distinguished Service Award was presented to Odessa W. Scott.

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Howard University Board of Trustees Chairman, Stacey J. Mobley, Esq., and President Frederick introduced the honorees who provided anecdotal stories detailing their history with Howard and words of gratitude for the impact the University has had on their lives and for so many others. “We left Howard with a tape in hand of a show that we had anchored and produced,” said Verrett, who catapulted his college experience in the School of Communications to becoming an Emmy-award-winning journalist with ESPN. “Leslie Hale in her speech at the convocation said, ‘Howard nurtures you and then it propels you.’ That tape is what propelled us into our careers.” Odessa Scott, an administrator in the Howard University Division of Fine Arts who has worked for Howard for nearly 50 years, was honored with the LaRue V. Barkwell Capstone Distinguished Service Award. Although Scott did not attend Howard University, she is the proud parent of a Howard University alumna. She shared a heart-warming story about her desire to give her daughter the best and noted her pride for having achieved the goal by sending her to Howard University. “My commitment and diligence are unwavering because of my love for Howard University,” said Scott. “Howard University is the maker of all HBCUs. I am so proud to be a part of the Howard University community.” Following the opening jazz cocktail reception, guests entered the beautifully decorated ballroom where a three-course dinner was served. Award-winning journalist Lesli Foster was a gracious mistress of ceremonies. Foster introduced Grammy award-winning vocalist Yolanda Adams, who serenaded guests with a beautiful rendition of two of her well-known musical selections, including “Open My Heart.” Adams noted that she felt the song was especially timely given many of the recent events happening around the world.

President Wayne A. I. Frederick M.D., MBA At the convocation ceremony, Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick called Howard University a landmark in the nation’s capital “standing for truth and right” and a meeting place for truth, excellence, and service – pillars of the University’s motto. “Let us not forget that at this institution, which is the case for no other institution, all races, genders, identities, and social classes have had and continue to sit together in pursuit of knowledge and justice. Howard University is the result of vision and dreams imagined.”

“With the world focusing in on this horrible thing that’s happening to us, more than uniting to come together and be of service to one another, I thought that this song right here would be appropriate for the evening,” said Adams. Among the notable guests included several public officials like DC city council member Vincent Gray, Tallahassee, Florida County Commissioner Bill Proctor, and Patricia T. Walters, the widow of long-time Howard professor Ronald Walters, Ph.D., who recently donated the couple’s $2.5 million art collection to Howard.

During the 153rd Charter Day Convocation, trustee and Alumna Leslie D. Hale lauded Howard University by saying, “the United States would not be the nation it is today without Howard's founding”.

In an address to the gala’s attendees, David Bennett, vice president of Development and Alumni Relations, expressed that,

“We continue to remain in awe of the generosity of our individual and corporate donors who are partnering with us to ensure that Howard University reaches its full potential to provide an excellent education to our diverse student population.” These generous donations move us one step closer to filling the financial gaps that our students face while attending college as they strive to reach their career goals. On behalf of a grateful Bison community, thank you!” In the closing remarks, Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick said, “Whether you had the opportunity to attend Howard, send your child to Howard, or know a friend who attended Howard, this place is absolutely essential to America’s fabric. There’s a lot going on in our world, a lot for us to be pessimistic about, but I hope that when you come to these types of events and you meet our Howard University students, staff and faculty, you would immediately realize exactly all that’s good in the world.” The week of Charter Day ceremonies ended on the dance floor, as guests sang, danced, laughed and embraced one another. As always, the annual gala proved to be a memorable evening for the Howard community—one that will certainly launch the University


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The annual Charter Day ceremonies commemorate the 1867 federal charter establishing Howard as a University.

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Black Women in Higher Ed: A Conversation with Melanie Carter, Ph.D. Dr. Melanie Carter is the associate provost for Undergraduate Studies and an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Howard University. Dr. Carter has more than 25 years of experience as a faculty member and academic and student affairs administrator. From 2007-2012, Dr. Carter served as a senior associate dean for Academic Programs and Student Affairs in the Howard University School of Education, including one year as acting dean (2010-2011). In 2014, she was appointed Associate Provost of Undergraduate Studies. In this role, her focus is on undergraduate retention, degree completion, and overall student success. In addition to leading the Office of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Carter teaches doctoral courses in the Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies (HELPS) program, specifically the History of Higher Education and Black Women in Higher Education Leadership. In honor of Women’s History Month, Dr. Carter shared some updates on her critical and research-driven teachings about Black Women and their vast contributions to both the academic and administrative spaces in higher education.

What are the unique roles that Black women contribute to leadership in higher educational settings? Black women are central to the study of higher educational leadership. Their formal and informal institutional roles provide a theoretical and epistemological lens that generates questions that others cannot and do not ask.

What was the guiding force behind developing the Black Women in Higher Education Leadership course? When I developed the Black Women in Higher Education Leadership course, as part of our Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies (HELPS) Ph.D. program, my goal was to illuminate Black women’s voices by examining their individual and collective experiences in a scholarly space that acknowledged and respected their work. Equally important was the deconstruction of traditional and privileged notions of leadership titles that often minimize the role of women within and across institutions – so we equally consider for example, presidents and professors, student affairs professionals and librarians as fertile soil for empirical exploration.

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Who are some educational icons who have motivated you professionally in your field? Mary McLeod Bethune and Lucy Diggs Slowe, both higher education icons, serve as leadership models for understanding how the multiple identities and vulnerable status of Black women have shaped the field over time.

With your 25+ years in academia, describe your experience in developing the Black Women in Higher Educational Leadership course? Developing, teaching, and reflecting on this course has been one of my most impactful professional experiences. I continue to be excited about the opportunity to exclusively and unapologetically focus on Black women, examine the complexity of their successes and challenges, and ensure that the next generation of higher education scholars and leaders are aware of their enduring contributions.

How can students who are interested in registering for this class do so? The course, ELPS 616: Black Women in Higher Education Leadership is typically taught during the Spring semester. Both students who identify as female and male are encouraged to register.

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The Importance of Generation Equality The Women, Gender, and Sexualities Collective (WGSC) at Howard University partnered with United Nations Women to host its annual International Women’s Day celebration on Wednesday, March 4. The theme of this year’s celebration was Generation Equality: Black Women and the Struggle for Equality. The event focused on creating inclusive communities. “For the past four years, Howard University has joined in this global tradition by celebrating both the women in Howard’s history and the wider Black diaspora. We are excited to build on the momentum from past years and my hope is that we will continue to build an inclusive community, and spaces for not only women, but other non-gender binary identities and sexualities.”

“International Women’s Day is a day the world pauses to reflect on the contributions, challenges and activism of women in different spaces. - J. Jarpa Dawuni, Ph.D., associate professor of political science and co-convener of the collective.

This year’s celebration featured a conversation with two extraordinary global leaders. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Ph.D. and Dr. Thelma Phillip-Browne. Dr. MlamboNgcuka is serving her second term as the United Nations Under-Secretary-General and is the executive director of UN Women. She has a long history of advocacy and activism in South Africa, where she fought in the struggle against apartheid and worked as a member of Parliament and deputy minister in the Mandela government to ensure the rights of women in the new constitution. As a leader for the United Nations and influencer, she has had an extensive career as an advocate for gender equality and the empowerment of women and was named twice as one of the most influential persons in gender policy around the world. Under Mlambo-Nguka’s leadership, UN Women launched the HeforShe campaign, a global solidarity movement for gender equality, which the WGSC plans to bring to Howard. Dr. Thelma Phillip-Browne is the ambassador of St. Kitts and Nevis to the United States. After earning a medical degree from the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona, Jamaica, Phillip-Browne served in various medical positions in St. Kitts as a civil servant and in 1995 served as director of primary health care and later chief medical officer of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. In 2011, Ambassador Phillip-Browne obtained a Master of Theological Science (MTS) degree from Anderson University in Indiana. She has served as a lay preacher and active member of the Women of the Church of God as well as being a partner of Child Evangelism Fellowship (C.E.F.), St. Kitts and Nevis chapter. “As we join the United Nations Women to celebrate this day under the theme of Generation Equality, let us continue to engage in activism and our pursuit of social justice and equity for all women, while focusing on the peculiar challenges of Black women,” said Dawuni. In addition to the featured speakers, Anna Mwalagho, an internationally-renown actress, comedian, poet and spoken word artist, African dancer, singer, songwriter and storyteller, performed at the event.

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Advancing Women’s Studies The Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies is an exciting educational opportunity offered by the Graduate School for promising students and other individuals to critically analyze and interrogate; to plan quality research; and to contribute to policy discussions on topics concerning women. In 2004, the first of Howard University students earned Graduate Certificates in Women’s Studies. Women's Studies is not simply a study of women; it involves a critical reflection on ideologies and the established understandings of history, literature, society, the arts, and the sciences through and from the perspective of women. Program Director Valethia A. Watkins, Ph.D. notes that, “our program emphasizes a cultural approach that explores intersections of race, gender, and culture.” This approach is especially significant considering that few HBCUs have provided students with opportunities to pursue Graduate work in Women’s Studies. The University’s Program changes this equation in a unique way. It systematically examines scholarship devoted to the lives and social and political thought of women of African descent and other Women of Color. Reflecting the University’s mission, the emphasis of this program is on gathering and using information to enhance the quality of women's lives and to solve the social problems facing women, particularly women of color, in the United States and throughout the world. Students enrolled take a unique array of courses across academic disciplines and departments, anchored by a core Introduction to Women’s Studies course. Instructors develop courses that provide in-depth knowledge on the role of gender in the past, present, and future, with an expertise in Women's Studies theory and research; when discussing the academic requirements of the certificate, Dr. Watkins notes that: “Feminist theory is read alongside other Women’s Studies theories, such as Womanism, Africana Womanism, Intersectionality, and Non-Aligned Africana-centered gender perspectives.” The program sponsors events to showcase women’s scholarship and creates opportunities for students to engage in problemsolving on a wide range of issues critical to women. Completion of the certificate provides graduate students with the professional credential to supplement other training, the interdisciplinary breadth to supplement their selected master’s or Ph.D. degree, and the unique and critical strengths in teaching and research. “The program is not interchangeable with traditional Women’s Studies formations at predominately white institutions, which often lack consistent ‘intersectional’ approaches,” notes Dr. Watkins. Instead, the program seeks to highlight student research on relevant and current topics such as #MeToo, sexual harassment, political activism, and the unique role that an Africana Womanist theoretical approach may provide. A Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies prepares students to research, critically analyze, and participate in public policy discussions around women’s issues. Dr. Watkins closes by noting that the, “program’s approach serves as a corrective and alternative model of Women’s Studies.” A model that uplifts and informs our students with the necessary research methodologies and training to continue moving Howard Forward.

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From ‘School of C’ to V.P.

Celebrating Our Women Scholars

Howard University alumna Ashley McFarlin Buie (B.A. ’03) has been appointed as vice president of development at WE tv. As a graduate of the Cathy Hughes School of Communications (CHSOC), Buie gives credit to the influence and mentorship by faculty of the media, journalism and film program for helping her achieve her career goals. After receiving her degree in radio, television and film, Buie began her career as a production assistant at CNN. Additionally, she grew in her career through the company she founded, Bird’s Eye Entertainment, Inc.

In what ways has your Howard experience contributed to and developed your skills for your professional career? From the first moment I stepped foot on Howard’s campus, I was emboldened to pursue excellence in all that I did and to honor the legacy of bold, influential African Americans who graduated before me. As I navigated my way through the television industry, I used every nugget of wisdom from my SOC professors and HU family to propel me forward. Howard University taught me how to believe that I had the power to do anything my heart desired through my gifts and talents, so once I entered the field of television and film, I was committed to doing just that. That level of self-confidence and ambition is what has always fueled me over the years. I could have never come this far in my career without the unique nurturing of Spirit that Howard provides. In her role, Buie oversees new and developing projects for WE tv and serves as executive producer on some of their popular series. Previously, she has worked on a variety of shows with various television networks, including Bravo, Discovery, OWN, Oxygen, CNN, MTV, The Travel Channel, and VH1. She’s helped produce popular series such as, “Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Potomac” (season one), “The First Family of Hip Hop,” and “Southern Charm New Orleans” (season one). She also produced VH1’s Love and Hip-Hop spin-off series, “Meet The Mackies,” as well as VH1’s hit, “Girls Cruise,” starring Lil’ Kim, Chilli, and Mya.

A L EX A N D R I A A D I G UN Junior Alexandria Adigun was awarded the 2020 Goldwater Scholarship, a prestigious award from The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. Goldwater Scholarships are awarded to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering. Adigun is the second Howard University student to receive the scholarship. Adigun is a biology major, chemistry and psychology double minor from Houston, Texas. As an inaugural member of the Karsh STEM Scholars program, a Howard University program dedicated to increasing the number of African Americans in STEM, Adigun is on her way to pursuing an M.D./Ph.D. in psychiatry and regenerative biology respectively. Adigun has completed internships at Harvard Medical School in developmental biology and was also the first African American to be accepted into the Vienna Biocentre Summer School Program in Vienna, Austria. While there she worked to develop a multicolor labeling system for stem cells in the axolotl midbrain, a model organism for regeneration. Adigun is passionate about interdisciplinary and cross-cultural collaborations and will continue to use her platform to push scientific research forward.

BR I A S H AUN T EL L E WH I TA K ER Any advice to young women interested in a similar career path? The biggest mistake you can make in any creative field, especially television, is to try to mimic anyone else. Respect your path and know that when you are in a room, or on a project, you are there because there is something you have that will make “it,” whatever “it” is, better. You are not better or worse than anyone else. You are you. That is your biggest asset, so spend time getting to know you. Buie has also served as an adjunct professor at Montclair State University, a guest lecturer at Yale and Clark Atlanta Universities; and as co-director of a non-profit teen empowerment organization based in Harlem: The Power of You Teens, Inc. She also published a book of daily devotionals, “The Truth: Wrapped in Love.” Buie described her experiences at the School of Communications as “invaluable” to her growth as a storyteller, she cherishes the mentorship and lessons learned. Her time at Howard University has contributed to her success as a VP to a notable entertainment firm, and she values those life-learning moments that continue to propel her forward. PAGE 12 | Bison Beat Monthly Newsletter APRIL 2020

What is most exciting about working at AMC Networks? AMC Networks, and specifically WE tv, is winning right now. During a time when television programming is experiencing major shifts in the digital and streaming space, cable television is a tricky place to be. Content is king now and having the opportunity to work at a network where the content is rising above its competition is exciting. I’m happy to be here and in a position to build upon what’s already working.

Bria Shauntelle Whitaker has been selected as a 2020 Avedis Zildjian Percussion Scholar, a prestigious set of recognitions awarded to deserving students of music disciplines across the country by American music instrument manufacturer, the Avedis Zildjian Company. Whitaker is a freshman music business major from Bolingbrook, Illinois, and continues a nearly two-decade tradition of Howard University student musicians being among the company’s annual awardees. Whitaker has been a percussionist for the past 11 years, after starting as a sixthgrade music student and learning other instruments along the way, including piano and bass. She credits Neuqua Valley High School as the place where she was truly able to harness her skills. Whitaker says she’s proud to work and continue her studies at Howard University.

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New Appointments ADVENTIST PARTNERSHIP; ANITA L.A. JENKINS APPOINTMENT Ms. Jenkins brings more than 20 years of healthcare experience to the hospital. She is the former president of Sycamore Medical Center near Dayton, Ohio. She also served as COO of Kettering Medical Center. The HUH CEO appointment is a part of Howard’s new three-year management services agreement with Adventist HealthCare. The organization will bring in a senior leadership team to help strengthen the hospital’s presence in the region so we can continue to provide high-quality care to the local community in a culturally focused atmosphere. Partnering with Adventist Healthcare will provide access for our talented Howard medical trainees, residents, medical students and graduates to train and work within their network of hospitals. This is vitally important given the national shortage of diverse physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.


We remember the life of Alyce Chenault Gullattee, M.D., an esteemed member of faculty in the Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine for more than 50 years. A College of Medicine alumna, and beloved advocate for vulnerable groups across the District of Columbia, Dr. Gullattee was a native of Wayne County, Michigan. After receiving the A.B. in zoology from the University of California at Santa Barbara, she started her first year in a California medical school. However, after becoming disillusioned by racial attitudes, she transferred to Howard University. Upon graduating from the Howard University College of Medicine, Class of 1964, where she served as class president, Dr. Gullattee completed her residency at St. Elizabeth’ s Hospital and George Washington Hospital in Washington, D.C. She was appointed to the Howard University faculty in 1970 as a psychiatrist in the Department of Neuropsychiatry. Dr. Gullattee served as director of the Institute on Drug Abuse and Addiction at Howard and as a clinical assistant professor and clinical associate professor in Family Practice at Howard University Hospital. A member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Dr. Gullattee was a social activist who first came to the District in 1950. She had a remarkable career marked by many notable accomplishments, including consultation in the Attica prison uprising in 1971, international medical missions, and attendance to the 6th Pan African Congress in 1974. Through the years, Dr. Gullattee remained active in faculty affairs and served as an advocate for the advancement and growth of the College of Medicine. Dr. Gullattee served in various distinguished leadership roles locally, and nationally; she was a member of the Wesleyan University Board of Trustees (in Connecticut), served on the National Medical Association Drug Committee, as well as a member of the Advisory Committee of the Howard University Institute on Drug Abuse and Addiction, in addition to serving as the institute director. Dr. Gullattee’s decades-long service to Howard University was unparalleled and her invaluable contributions to the community will endure. She played a significant role in the education and training of literally thousands of physicians, including a significant percentage of the African American physicians practicing in this country.

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On Beat with @HUPrez17






CHARTER DAY honors the distinguished legacy of 153 years of

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Excellence in Truth and Service. Since the charter was signed by President Andrew Johnson in 1867, generations of Howard University faculty, students, and alumni have brought those words to life on campus, in our nation and around the world.

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During #WOMENSHISTORYMONTH we recognize the women who have broken barriers and advanced our country’s promise of equity and freedom. We also celebrate the women who are creating change in communities around the world every day.

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“The Journey” The impact of COVID-19 has impacted many of our realities and has introduced a new mode of normalcy for us all. I am thankful for the extraordinary efforts of the Howard University staff, and the resilience and patience of our students. I have faith that we will do our parts in flattening the curve, maintaining our health and wellness, and together, we will move pass this as we are #BISONSTRONG .

“The Journey,” is a weekly 15-minute program hosted by Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, 17th President of Howard University. A family man, scholar, surgeon, leader, servant of the world, Frederick engages in dynamic dialogue with local and national guests, learning about their journeys and their thoughts on a full range of issues of the day. Listeners can

#HU24 Welcome to the Bison Family! To students who have received their acceptance notices, you all are entering Howard University at a historic moment. Now, more than ever, you have the opportunity to make a difference—and we expect you to seize it and continue in moving Howard Forward.

hear conversations on COVID-19 updates, encouraging women in leadership, student scholars, and HU updates for faculty and students. T U N E - IN H E R E

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Howard University Alumni Association Emergency Scholarship Fund Howard University is seeking urgent support for the Howard University Alumni Association (HUAA) Emergency Scholarship Fund. The University has heard from students and parents who have lost jobs or are facing other hardships related to the COVID-19 outbreak. One hundred percent of the fund will be used to give immediate, need-based scholarships to prospective May graduates in all 13 schools and colleges, to assist them as they continue working towards their diplomas as planned. While Commencement Convocation cannot take place in its typical form and manner given the global pandemic, we still plan to award degrees to approximately 1,242 students on May 9. Their achievements deserve to be recognized. But for many of our students, their outstanding financial balances means they will not receive a degree.

In normal times, many of our students struggle to pay off their balances – and these are certainly not normal times. Even with our distributing CARES Act grant dollars to students and refunding unused fees for room and board, there are still over 340 students scheduled to graduate who have outstanding balances. Thanks to generous contributions by alumni and corporations to the HUAA Emergency Scholarship fund and others, we have already been able to reduce that list by over 50 students. We respectfully request that you join with so many members of our Bison family and help us enable more students to take the Long Walk but making your gift to a graduating student here.


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