President's Bison Beat May 2016

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May 2016 | Volume 5 Issue 4

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Dear Howard University Family, Sometimes, the impact of an event resonates long after it ends, and we are all living through such a time. President Barack Obama’s oration to the graduating class of 2016 created this moment.

and wisdom delivered with grace, empathy and humor. He offered a template for an activist’s life, well suited to an audience trained in the principles of truth and service at Howard University as they go forth to take on the world.

In choosing Howard University as the venue

understanding of the unique role this institution plays in American life and culture. By his presence, he bestowed an indelible tribute upon us, creating a new milestone on the long, 1867. He also set off a dizzying blur of pride, excitement and euphoria that most graduates will recall fondly in coming years as part of one of the best days of their lives. The president’s message launched a colloquy for the ages. It was a blend of eloquence, wit

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I have never been more proud to be a son of Howard! All our graduates -- more than 2,000 strong – and their families must feel especially blessed that theirs was the commencement when President Obama spoke. There is an interesting footnote, giving the University a new outlook on the symbols that represent this nation. President Obama signed law which makes the bison – yes, the mascot we associate with Howard University’s athletic eagle remains the national animal.)


All in all, we’ve been refreshed and are ready to get the summer term fully underway. I hope you enjoy this edition of the Bison Beat and use it to not only relive the amazing moments, but to get a glimpse of our promising future as well. In Truth and Service,

Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA President

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Relive the Memories Commencement 2016

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#HowardU16 and Game of Thrones!!!

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Bison Gathering

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Howard Middle School’s Kathryn Procope Named Principal of the Year!

EXCELLENCE AT HOWARD 9

President Barack Obama Announces His Intent to Appoint President Wayne A. I. Frederick to Board of Advisors for the White House Initiative on HBCUs

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Howard Graduate Hayley King Wins Prestigious Rangel Fellowship

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School of Business Online EMBA Program Scores High with Best College Reviews

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AROUND CAMPUS

Relive the Memories Commencement 2016 Once again, Howard University was at the center of history as the 44th president of the United States, Barack H. Obama, gave one of the most inspiring presidency at the University’s graduation ceremony on May 7.

The response to Howard’s 148th Commencement Convocation was spirited and global. Viewers in more than 81 countries tuned in to the live stream broadcast. The University reached more than 3 billion impressions in the media, including print, radio, online and television outlets.

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To relive history, visit https:// www2.howard.edu/events/ commencement/commencement2016-recap


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#HowardU16 and Game of Thrones!!! Critics on the Monday, May 17, episode of “HBO After the Thrones” mentioned Howard’s Commencement and POTUS’ speech as part of their discussion about the latest episode of the wildly popular show “Game of Thrones.” To view, visit www.facebook.com/howarduniversity/videos/vb.38238012184/10153140277702185/?type=2&theater

L-R: Catherine Leggett, President Wayne A. I. Frederick, Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett, and Simone Frederick.

Bison Gathering Isiah Leggett, Montgomery County, Maryland’s county executive, and wife Catherine hosted a fundraising social at their home in Maryland with many notable alumni, including Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker and Ambassador Horace G. Dawson. The Leggetts recently donated $25,000 to Howard’s School of Law, where he earned a law degree.

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$25,000 Donated to Howard’s School of Law.


Howard Middle School’s Kathryn Procope Named Principal of the Year! Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science Head of School, Ms. Kathryn Procope, has been named a 2016 State Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary The program celebrates the achievements of middle school and high school principals who have proven successful in providing exceptional learning opportunities for students, in addition to demonstrating remarkable contributions to

“In the short time that I have been at Howard University Middle School, I have come to love the school, the students and the parents. At our school, we strive to embody the core values of Howard University and this recognition truly demonstrates that everything that we do in our school epitomizes excellence, leadership, service and truth,” expressed Procope.

Prior to assuming her role as head of school at Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science, Procope was principal at Friendship Collegiate Academy and Maya Angelou Public Charter School. Both schools are located in the District. In September Procope will be honored along other State Principals of the Year at the Principals Institute. “Being recognized by the National Association of Secondary School Principals is truly an honor. A principal provides a vision and guidance, but it is truly the teamwork of all stakeholders that equates to success. This award means that all of the educators, parents and students that I have had the honor to work with, are being recognized for their hard work and accomplishments,” stated Procope.

Each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia choose one middle school or high school principal to represent a principal from the District has been recognized. For more information about the Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Computer Science, visit www. hu-ms2.org.

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EXCELLENCE AT HOWARD

“I am grateful and honored by this appointment”

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President Barack Obama Announces His Intent to Appoint President Wayne A. I. Frederick to Board of Advisors for the White House Initiative on HBCUs The White House announced President Barack Obama’s intent to appoint Howard University President Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick to serve on the Board of Advisors for the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

in me and his commitment to HBCUs. The role of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the nation’s higher education arena and in the discourse of higher education is critical. We must make sure they thrive.”

“I am grateful and honored by this appointment,” says Dr.

“The 100-plus HBCUs of this nation represent an array of diversity, in size, in scope of offerings and in students

enrolled. I appreciate this diversity, and I intend to be a staunch advocate for the role of these very important institutions,” he added. The Board of Advisors provides advice to the president and the secretary of education on methods, programs and strategies to strengthen HBCUs.

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Howard Graduate Hayley King Wins Prestigious Rangel Fellowship Hayley King has been awarded a 2016 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship. She was one of 30 fellows selected nationwide. The Rangel Fellowship, funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center at Howard University, supports extraordinary individuals who want to pursue a career representing the U.S. Foreign Service. King graduated from Howard Summa Cum Laude in May with a degree in political science. Passionate about international and public affairs, King interned

Correspondence and the Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. She speaks Arabic and Spanish. With the help of the fellowship’s $95,000 of assistance over two years, King will pursue a dual master’s degree in international relations and public relations from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School and its S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. She hopes to specialize in the Middle East and become Service. King will work for a member of Congress on international issues this summer. The State Department will send her to work at a U.S. embassy during the summer of 2017.

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$95,000 Fellowship Assistance over two years


School of Business Online EMBA Program Scores High with Best College Reviews The Howard University School of Business is pleased to announce that its Online Executive MBA program has been ranked by Best College Reviews as one of the Top 20 Online Executive MBA programs in the nation. Best College Reviews rankings provide a wide-ranging look into some of the most popular online degree tracks and programs based upon affordability,

The Howard Online EMBA program was named among some of the nation’s leading online programs at both

including Southern New Hampshire University, Regent University, George Mason University, and Colorado State University. The Howard University Online Executive MBA program was launched in the spring of 2011, and is part of the nationally recognized suite of graduate and undergraduate business education programs that have been ranked by Business Week, Wall Street Journal, Princeton Review, Fortune, Small Business Magazine and Eduniversal.

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