A Monthly Newsletter from the Office of the President
BISON BEAT November 2016 | Volume 5 Issue10
Howard Congratulates Senator-Elect Kamala Harris November 2016 | Bison Beat Monthly Newsletter | PAGE 1
Dear Howard University Community, As I continue on a nearly three-decade journey at Alma Mater, I have witnessed the transformative process that has contributed to the development of the Howard University that exists today. Although the world around us is ever-changing, Howard University maintains its focus on providing access to academic excellence to those who otherwise may not be provided access to education. Howard remains the constant drum beat for social activism that must occur in this nation. We continue to exemplify the necessity for HBCUs, not only for persons of African descent but also for the world. Most importantly, we continue to lean on the support of students, faculty, staff and alumni to uphold our commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service. During the past academic school year, Howard University has welcomed guests from near and far who value the fervor with which they embrace their connection to Howard University. These guests included President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle
Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Ambassador Andrew Young, His Excellency Anthony Carmona, Goldman Sachs Executive Vice President Edith Cooper, Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett, Congressman John Lewis, award-winning actress Cicely Tyson and worldrenowned author Ta-Nehisi Coates. Their presence on our campus confirmed what we have known for nearly 150 years—that Howard University has served as a model institution that, against all odds, produces the future industry leaders and provocateurs of our time. I have always believed that anyone can come to Howard University and meet the world. That stood true for me when I set foot on the campus of this institution for the first time in 1988. At that time, I recall being inspired by the fact that medical trailblazers such as Dr. Clive O. Callender and Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, who have become my trusted mentors and advisers, once sat in the same classrooms as I did. I am even more inspired today, serving as president
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of this institution, which has produced four Rhodes Trust Scholars, 10 Truman Scholars, two Marshall Scholars, more than 60 Fulbright Scholars, 22 Pickering Fellows, MEAC champions, Alternative Spring Break coordinators, student athletes, published authors and researchers. Because of Howard University, I am reminded each day that a journey is a walk through many disciplines. In the words of James Baldwin, “There is never time in the future in which we will work out our salvation. The challenge is in the moment; the time is always now.”
Excellence in Truth and Service, Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA President
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Howard Increases Giving Tuesday Dollars
Howard Prepares to Celebrate 150th Charter Day Convocation Dinner
Howard Celebrates SenatorElect Kamala Harris
Three Howard Students and Alumni Win Prestigious Awards
Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Volleyball Team Locks Down MEAC Championship
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864 $187K $374K DONORS
(UP 38% FROM 2015)
$187,064 TOTAL ONLINE GIFTS AND PLEDGES (UP 37% FROM 2015)
$374,128 WITH MATCHING FUNDS
Howard Increases Giving Tuesday Dollars Howard University increased its giving dollars this year during #GivingTuesdayHU, a global day of giving fueled by the power of digital and social media. #GivingTuesdayHU at Howard illustrated what engaged and action-oriented alumni can do. The Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deepest gratitude goes to the generosity of Drs. Irvin and Pamela Reid for their matching donation incentive. All donations will help secure an extraordinary future for the University.
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Howard was one of more than 10,000 organizations around the world participating in #GivingTuesdayHU If you missed your #GivingTuesdayHU opportunity, please make your tax-deductible donation to the End-of-Year Campaign before Dec. 31 at www.howard.edu/give.
Howard Prepares to Celebrate 150th Charter SAV E T H E DAT E Day Convocation Dinner
HOWARDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CHARTER DAY DINNER
M A RC H 2 -3 Cramton Auditorium & Washington Hilton
CHARTER DAY CONVOCATION 11 a.m. Thursday, March 2, 2017 Cramton Auditorium 2455 Sixth Street NW Washington, DC 20059
CHARTER DAY DINNER
6:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2017 Washington Hilton Hotel 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC 20009
For more information, contact the Office of Events and Protocol at 202-238-2430.
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Howard Celebrates Senator-Elect Kamala Harris On Nov. 8, Kamala Harris (B.A. ’86) was elected California’s first Black, female U.S. senator. Harris, a Democrat, faced off against Democratic U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez in the first-ever U.S. Senate race involving two Californians from the same party. Harris will be sworn in to the 115th Congress on Jan. 3. Harris will join two other Howard alumni in Congress: Elijah Cummings (B.A. ’73), U.S. representative for Maryland’s 7th Congressional District, and Gregory Meeks (J.D. ’78), U.S. representative for New York’s 5th Congressional District.
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Three Howard Students and Alumni Win Prestigious Awards
Cameron Clarke has been selected as one of 32 students nationwide to receive the prestigious 2017 Rhodes Scholarship. Clarke is a double biology and community health major from Jersey City, New Jersey. He lives living in Richmond, Virginia. When he first enrolled at Howard University in the fall 2013, Clarke was a high achiever with 42 advanced placement credits.
Howard University senior and international business major Greer Roberts has been selected as a 2018 Schwarzman Scholar. Roberts is the first Howard student ever chosen for the Schwarzman Scholarship, which is a Rhodes Scholarship-inspired master’s degree program founded by Blackstone Chairman, CEO and co-founder Stephen A. Schwarzman. Roberts is one of 129 scholars selected from more than 2,700 candidates. The group has representation from 30 countries and 75 universities. The program fully funds expenses for its students to attend Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.
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Howard University alumnus DeAndre Smith (B.A. ’15) was awarded a 2017 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship, following a nationwide contest. According to Rangel Program Director Patricia Scroggs, this was the most competitive year for the fellowship, with a record number of 575 applications. What’s more, this round of applications was due Sept. 19, four months earlier than in previous years, making for a shorter applicationsubmission window.
Women’s Volleyball Team Locks Down MEAC Championship Women’s Volleyball Team Locks Down MEAC Championship
Howard’s Women’s Volleyball Team recently claimed its second consecutive Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Championship by defeating Florida A&M in four sets (25-20, 25-14, 23-25, 25-20) at the William P. Hytche Athletic Center in Princess Anne, Maryland.
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