Bison Beat December 2017

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A Monthly Newsletter from the Office of the President


December 2017 | Volume 6 Issue 9

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Dear Howard Community, As 2017 draws to a close and many of us look forward to celebrating the holiday season with our family and friends during winter recess, I want to wish everyone good health, peace and joy this holiday season and New Year!

In the thought-provoking words of the late Howard

Reflecting on the last 12 months, I am incredibly proud of the many achievements happening on our campus and our global impact. Whether we are providing hurricane relief supplies to communities in need, producing industry-ready graduates and future leaders, or conducting groundbreaking research, your efforts remind me of the impact that our community makes in the lives of many.

our University stands on Truth and Service.

This institution is enhanced by the contributions of individuals who provide a powerful example of excellence, truth, and service. I hope that you, too, take pride in the work that we are doing to advance the Capstone.

Thurman, “There are two questions that we have to ask ourselves: ‘where am I going?’ and ‘who will go with

me?’” Thank you for staying with me thus far on the Howard journey.

The contributions of our community from the classroom to







Happy holidays to your families and you. Thank you for your continued support. I look forward to our future—


Excellence at Howard


3 -Peat: Howard Women’s


Excellence in Truth and Service,

Volleyball Locks Down MEAC Championship

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


2017 #GivingTuesdayHU Success


Important Academic Information

Happy Holidays

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AROUND CAMPUS THE ROAD TO RHODES SCHOLARSHIP Tara Spencer (B.S/B.A. ’18) of Lightfoot, St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda, a senior biology major and English minor, interviewed as a finalist for the 2018 Jamaica

Excellence at Howard HOWARD UNIVERSITY ALUMNA, CHANIQUA NELSON, NAMED RANGEL FELLOW Chaniqua Nelson (B.A. ’11; M.A. ’13) was awarded a 2018 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship. A native of Durham, North Carolina, she was one of 30 fellows selected from 60 interviewed finalists. The original pool of applicants was narrowed down from 540.

Funded by the U.S. Department Funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by the Ralph J. Bunche International

Affairs Center at Howard University, the Rangel Fellowship supports extraordinary individuals who want to pursue a career representing the U.S. Foreign Service with up to $95,000 of graduate school assistance over two years. With the academic, professional and financial support from the program, Fellows now serve as diplomats around the world, contributing to a more diverse representation and effective execution of U.S. foreign policy.

and Commonwealth Caribbean Rhodes Scholarship. Seniors Emmanuel Balogun (B.S. ’18), a mechanical engineering major from Lagos, Nigeria, and Amoge Ezike (B.S./B.A. ’18), a biology major and classical civilizations minor, from Enugu State, Nigeria, were selected for initial contention on the shortlist for the Rhodes West Africa Scholarship.


Howard University has produced 20 Rangel Fellows to date—the highest count of any institution nationwide. To read more, visit:


Unlike the more widely known American Rhodes Scholarship, which selects 32 U.S. scholars annually, in applying for the Jamaica and Commonwealth Rhodes Scholarship, students compete for a single opening. Spencer was one of select candidates who earned this distinct honor from the original applicant pool.


Howard University senior computer information systems major Simeon Kakpovi (B.B.A. ’18) of Silver Spring, Maryland—by way of Benin, West Africa— and acting major Mary Morris (B.A. ’18) of Philadelphia were named finalists for the 2018 Marshall Scholarship. Kakpovi has built an extensive record of contributions to the tech field and cybersecurity, while Morris is an emerging scholar and practitioner using drama therapy for urban youth empowerment and development. Though not selected among this year’s 43-winner contingent, both Kakpovi and Morris are dynamic students who have indicated their appreciation for the academic experience, faculty instruction and support during the application process. Kari Miller, Ph.D., and the Office of Scholars and Honors Development staff should be commended for introducing our students to the Marshall Scholarship and aiding them throughout the competitive process.

CARMEN CRUSOE NAMED SOUTH AFRICA FREDERICK DOUGLASS GLOBAL FELLOW Carmen Crusoe has been selected as one of the 10 students to represent Howard University in Cape Town, South Africa, during the summer of 2018.

The Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship is a nationwide initiative designed to break down the barriers of cost, curriculum and culture to make study abroad accessible to students from Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). Along with Project Passport, the fellowship is part of a strategic three-year partnership between CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) and the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) to increase study abroad at MSIs.

To read more, visit: HUMarshall18

Despite having not been selected as a Rhodes Scholar for the 2018 cycle, all three students plan to pursue their graduate education.


To read more, visit: HURhodes18

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3-Peat: Howard Women’s Volleyball Locks Down MEAC Championship

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION MEETS NEW, RIGOROUS CAEP NATIONAL ACCREDITATION STANDARDS TO BETTER PREPARE TOMORROW’S TEACHERS The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, also known as CAEP, announced that Howard University’s School of Education is one of 43 providers from 22 states and the District of Columbia to receive accreditation for its educator preparation programs. The HUSOE is granted accreditation for seven years with no areas for improvement identified The fall 2017 review by the CAEP Accreditation Council increased to 101 for the total number of providers approved under the new CAEP teacher preparation standards—rigorous, nationally recognized standards that were developed to ensure excellence in educator preparation programs.

This collaboration will allow District residents improved access to the quality health care they deserve.

HOWARD UNIVERSITY AND UNITY HEALTH CARE COLLABORATE TO ENHANCE WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE FOR DISTRICT RESIDENTS Howard University Hospital (HUH), Howard University Faculty Practice Plan (HUFPP), and Unity Health Care, Inc., (Unity) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop an integrated network that will deliver healthcare services to women in Washington. The collaboration between HUH, HUFPP, and Unity will expand the number of obstetricians, labor and delivery hospital rooms and neonatal beds available for pregnant women in Washington, D.C. The increased capacity at HUH will benefit the 2,000 pregnant women seen at Unity each year as well as other patients served by the D.C.’s community health centers, specifically residents in Wards 7 and 8.

On Sunday, November 19, Howard University’s Women’s Volleyball team won its third consecutive MEAC tournament championship with a straight-set win over Florida A&M (FAMU). The team also made its fourth straight appearance in the title match while becoming the first program since FAMU won nine straight from 2001-09, to win three consecutive MEAC titles.

As a result of the well-played season, Howard made its fourth NCAA appearance. MEAC Player of the Year Khaila Donaldson, along with AllConference selections Jessica Young and Tamia Dockery spearheaded the Bison attack on December 1. The team (16-16) ended its season on a historic note by taking a set from the Nittany Lions. Pennsylvania State University’s, seven-time NCAA National Champions, has not lost an opening round set in 28 years until the Bison fought their way and tied the match after frame two.

#GivingTuesdayHU 2017 SUPPORT WAS EXTRAORDINARY Thank you to everyone who gave back on #GivingTuesdayHU! Together, we raised $224,606. Every dollar raised was generously matched with a dollar for student scholarships by alumni donors Irvin Reid, Ph.D. (BA ’63, MS ’66) and Pamela Reid, Ph.D. (BS ’67). That’s a nearly $450,000 impact that will be felt across the Yard!

Howard and Unity have long fulfilled the role of providing care to the underserved in the Nation’s Capital. With the signing of the MOU, Howard and Unity’s collaboration will improve health equity for D.C. residents by increasing access to women’s health and specialty care.


The collaboration will enable HUFPP’s 175 faculty physicians, with varying specialties, and Unity, which has more than 150 primary care providers, to develop meaningful strategies to improve quality of care for residents east of the Anacostia.


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Important Academic Information C H E C K-L IST Regularly check your HU email account. Official University notices regarding pertinent information (registration, financial aid, advising, etc.) are regularly sent to your HU email address.

Meet with your Office of Undergraduate Studies (OUS) Advisor and discuss your academic plans. Your academic advisor is your matriculation partner. Be sure to schedule a meeting to discuss your academic plans, explore opportunities, and report issues (e.g., missing grades, course substitution, transfer credit questions, dropping a course, etc.). Learn more about student support services at Howard University. Your school or college, the Office of Undergraduate Studies, The Writing Center, Special Student Services and the Counseling Center are a few of the many offices that offer services and programs that will facilitate your academic success. Check BisonWeb regularly to determine if action is necessary. If you need assistance, contact your academic or faculty adviser. A hold on your record blocks registration to access and negates your registration priority. The hold will not magically disappear if you don't take action. Do not ignore holds!

Meet new friends and get excited about your Spring semester! At Howard University, we are a family. We have students from every state and more than 26 countries.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: General Registration for spring 2018 began October 23, for all eligible currently enrolled students. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT:

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“The Journey”

Howard University was featured in the Fall Finale of NBC’s hit show This is Us and primetime television was exposed to a snippet of the undeniable excellence and need for HBCUs. The Howard University Men’s Basketball team, in conjunction with Full Court Press for ALS, dedicated the Dec. 4 match against the University of Pennsylvania to the awareness and fundraising initiatives around the crippling disease known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as ALS.

A six-member team from Howard University won the fifth annual D.C. Public Health Case Challenge Grand Prize at the D.C. Public Health Case Challenge last month. The challenge aims to promote interdisciplinary, problem-based learning around a public health issue of importance to the Washington, D.C., community. Howard Bison Football Head Coach Mike London was named American Football Coaches Association’s “Regional Coach of the Year.”

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Howard University School of Law Alumnus Charles D. King is the founder and CEO of MARCO, a multi-platform media company. King shared that in raising an additional $150 million in funding from Emerson Collective, Ford Foundation, The Libra Foundation, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, MACRO can pump out four to six film and television projects annually.

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