Howard Bison Beat June 2019

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BISON BEAT L MALE JOY C K Representation in Health and Education

A Monthly Newsletter from the Office of the President June 2019 | Volume 8 Issue 4

Dear Howard University Community, As I am sure many of you know, June is Pride Month and National Men’s Health Month; both emphasize the need to celebrate the spectrum of identities that comprise our communities. The Stonewall riots of June 28, 1969, led by

transgender women of color, are considered the start of LGBTQ+ Pride celebrations. While there were

undoubtedly earlier demonstrations and celebrations by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender

community, the riots in the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village—the center of the LGBTQ+ community—

during which 13 patrons were arrested, represented a

tipping point. One year after the riots, the last Sunday

in June was celebrated as Gay Pride Day. In 1999, then President William J. Clinton issued a proclamation that expanded Gay Pride Day to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,

and Transgender Pride Month. Today, Pride Month is a meaningful and inclusive celebration.

Fifty years after Stonewall, the LGBTQ community—

which includes many Proud Bison—has made strides toward a desire for equity and justice. In May, after

LGBTQ+ voters helped usher in a pro-equality U.S. House of Representatives, the Equality Act passed

through that chamber by a bipartisan vote of 236 to

173. This vote marks the first time in history a chamber of Congress has passed comprehensive LGBTQ+ non-

discrimination protections. On the other hand, to-date there are 30 states where LGBTQ+ people remain at

behavior changes, early detection, screenings and treatment. According to the Centers for Disease

Control and Prevention, men in the United States, on average, die five years earlier than women and

die at higher rates from nine of the top 10 leading


awareness, encourage men to take control of their


PRIDE: Advocacy and Support


Black Men in Medical Education


The Importance of Grooming Young

causes of death. Men’s Health Month is a time to raise health and for families to teach young boys healthy habits throughout childhood.

As we promote men’s health and wellness, I also

wanted this issue to reflect the many ways in which men are thriving in and contributing to education. From our medical school to our middle school,

Howard remains cognizant of its responsibility to

women have been killed—the majority as the result of

11 From One Brother to Another

11 Sickle Cell Symposium

successful, healthy, and empowered men.

Since its founding in 1867, Howard has, in alignment

with our mission, challenged the limits by providing an excellent and inclusive academic environment for all.

12 Sickle Cell in the United States

to identify new and innovative approaches to best

13 Run for the Cure Continues

entire Howard community. As the LGBTQ+ community

14 Academic Achievements

Though our work is not yet complete we will continue serve the mental, physical and emotional health of the celebrates the progress made since the Stonewall

riots, we recognize that the journey to achieve justice is long and our most significant mechanism to exude

16 Remembering Former College of

Excellence in Truth and Service,

18 President Frederick Receives New

strength is to choose love.

gun violence.

In June, we also draw attention to the preventable health problems men face and encourage action,

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Men for Academic Success

develop young black males and prepare them to be

risk of being fired, evicted or denied services because of who they are and at least 11 black transgender


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

Medicine Dean and Administrator

Board Appointment

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There are countless alumni of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) across the country and the world who have mobilized to ensure that their institutions operate in a spirit of inclusion, engagement and equity for LGBTQ students. As a student, Rishard Butts (B.A. ’16) didn’t advocate on Howard’s campus for anything related to LGBTQ rights until his mentor—in the true spirit of the Bison support network—encouraged him to attend the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s National HBCU Leadership Summit during his senior year. The summit had a meaningful impact on him and shifted the lens through which he looked at life.

affairs. Butts describes working alongside the Vice President for Student Affairs Kenneth Holmes as a pivotal moment in his growth; it was an opportunity that helped him realize the importance of inclusive representation among leaders and administrators of HBCUs. Butts also recognized that his work and advocacy would one day have the power to smooth the path for those who came after him. Today, his commitment to leadership development and encouraging young people to be bold, follow their dreams, and live authentic lives is extremely evident. He joined the HRC team in May 2018 as coordinator of the HBCU Program and has been instrumental in the expansion of the program’s leadership development portfolio, to include diversifying the student participants, having more colleges/universities represented and including high-profile speakers and special guests at the National HBCU Leadership Summit. He is currently spearheading the addition of three regional summits, hosted annually at HBCUs across the country, leading up to the national summit in Washington, D.C.

Working Together The HRC created the HBCU LGBTQ Alumni Network: PRIDE (Providing A Relevant, Inclusive Diverse Exchange) to “foster and strengthen the bond between HBCU alumni who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allies with their respective alma maters and the Human Rights Campaign.” The HRC Foundation Alumni Network is intentional about creating a space for Black HBCU LGBTQ alumni who share commonalities, such as being an HBCU alum, serving as activists, and ensuring that their alma maters create spaces for them and current students.

“As people we must understand that we are made up of a culmination of many parts of our identities. We are not one-dimensional. Until HBCUs are willing and accept the whole version of individuals, we will not be fully effective as the social justice, world changing institutions that we aim to be.” — Rishard M. Butts In alignment with the mission of HRC, Butts works every day to forward the movement to attain equal rights for persons who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer. Though there is more work to be done, HRC and HBCU alumni across the world remain committed to this critical advocacy. Butts shared a few recommendations that HBCU campuses can adopt to express support and create more inclusive environments for all.

“Howard is the beacon of light for not only HBCUs but also for institutions who cater to the needs of minority students. We must take the charge, lead and be fully inclusive.” –Rishard M. Butts Following graduation, Butts maintained his commitment to Howard, serving as the director of the Freshman Leadership Academy and executive assistant to the associate vice president for student

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“The main goal of the regional summit is to develop holistic leaders who understand the intricacies of intersectional and multiple identities,” said Butts.

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Recommendations for HBCU Campuses

A Pipeline for Black Men in Medicine By Hugh E. Mighty M.D., MBA, FACOG Dean and Vice President of Clinical Affairs, College of Medicine

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the national proportion of medical students who identified as African American or black rose from 5.6 percent in 1980 to 7.7 percent in 2016. However, while there has been a slight uptick, this number is still lower than other racial and ethnic groups.

Update non-discrimination policy to include sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (S.O.G.I.E.). Most HBCUs are located in states that do not have legal protections against LGBTQ discrimination. Expand New Student Orientation to include diversity and inclusion training, as well as LGBTQ cultural mindfulness training. Provide gender-inclusive restrooms and housing options that are well-advertised (students who choose this option should not feel singled out or isolated). Invest in a formal LGBTQ resource center and hire a full-time staffer to focus on LGBTQ-specific issues and programming. (Currently, only four HBCUs have an LGBTQ-

There are currently 144 African American men enrolled in the Howard University College of Medicine; this year’s incoming class has 35 African American males. Over the last five years, the trends for black men in the College of Medicine has fluctuated slightly:

2019 2020 Years are representative of graduating class.

2021 2022 2023

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specific resource center and North Carolina A&T will open one in the fall.)

Recruitment and Retention It remains important to increase the number of blacks [and black males] in medical schools. Higher education and medical education research show that diversity affords learners an enriched environment that fosters greater civic engagement, ease with managing diversity, recognition of racism, exposure to different pedagogical approaches and cognitive complexity. The role of K–12 pipeline programs is essential. The learning or absorptive years focus on building confidence, facing challenges, and developing a sense of duty, fair play and empathy. Howard’s charter middle school, established in 2005, and located on the University’s main campus, helps to address this need. The Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Sciences (MS)2 has a curriculum that is focused on math and sciences, with a demographic population of 95 percent African American and 5 percent Hispanic. Open to all students, regardless of past academic performance, socio-economic condition or learning style, the school’s location on a college campus, with classroom visits by faculty, exposes students to the different professional careers in the STEM field.

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In addition, Howard University conducts several pipeline preparation programs through the medical school, including: MedStart; Science Connections for Health Careers; Pre-freshman Summer Enrichment Programs (PHSEP); the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program; the Health Professions Admission Test Preparation Program; and the Preliminary Academic Reinforcement Program, which facilitates the entry of students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Once the student enters medical school, retention programs include the Medical Student Taught Academic Review Sessions (MedSTARS) and the Summer Directed Study Program.

QU’DERRICK COVINGTON Ph.D. student, Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies Program

Although admissions policies provide a primary strategy for increasing student diversity among health professions, other important approaches include diversifying the applicant pool with outreach and recruitment programs that span all healthcare disciplines, including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and nursing and allied health professions. Some of the programs offered in the health profesions include the Summer Medical/ Dental Enrichment Program, the Pre-Health Scholars Summer Enrichment Program, and the Advanced College Summer Enrichment Program. The Pre-Health Scholars Summer Enrichment Program, a four-week intensive curriculum, is designed to prepare underrepresented minority students from Howard University and other HBCU partner universities for success in the health professional schools.

It provides students with opportunities to meet with academic mentors, physicians, dentists and scientists on campus and other locations to better understand the health professions and the health policymaking process to become effective healthcare and community leaders. Similarly, the goal of the Undergraduate STEM (Students That Excel in Math) Succeeds Program is to increase the enrollment, persistence and completion of underrepresented, underprepared or low-income students in targeted STEM degree areas eventually resulting in advanced degrees, such as Ph.D.’s, M.D.s and PharmD’s.

Beyond the Classroom While educational attainment is on the rise for black males, there are challenges that remain. Opportunities for black males appear to diminish as stereotypes and sensational headlines permeate the public’s attention. Relationships can have both positive and negative influences on career exploration and decisions. In some cases, young black men may be more likely to come from communities where poverty is prevalent or their parents expect them to work while they’re in school. Family members and friends may be supportive of aspirations but often don’t have the knowledge to impart about the pathway to medicine.

Although the U.S. is becoming more diverse, to advance innovation and meet public health demands, there is a need to engage talent from all segments of our society.

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As a first-generation, traditional college/doctoral student, growing up I never heard anything about black men in higher education and the great work they were doing. It wasn’t until I got to college when I realized that all black men aren’t as the media portrays— drug dealers and absentee fathers. Raised in a single-parent home with no positive male role models, this was a new reality for me. However, I realize now, it's not because they didn't exist. In order to shift away from the negative conversation about black males in higher education, we must show and tell the stories of black men who are excelling in higher education. This will give the world another perspective, while challenging previous notions and offering encouragement. President Frederick has inspired me, and the College and the University Presidency course allowed me to have conversations that revealed his heart and love for Howard, as well as the community at large.

The Importance of Grooming Young Men for Academic Success For the last two years, President Frederick has taught the course College and the University Presidency to Ph.D. students in the School of Education’s Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies program, a course he has committed to teaching through the end of his presidency. For this issue of Bison Beat, we asked his former students, as well as a Howard alum and Ph.D. student in the College of Arts and Sciences, to share their thoughts on black males in higher education and the importance of grooming boys from a young age for the rigors of academia. CALVIN HADLEY Ph.D. student, Department of Sociology As senior adviser for strategic initiatives in the Office of the President, Dr. Frederick has organically provided me with the blueprint for servant leadership. As a Howard University alum and now a Ph.D. student, his mentorship has provided me with the confidence to keep my head down and work as hard as humanly possible without the expectation of rewards or recognition. He helps me realize that excellence is the key. During our first meeting, he recited this quote from Charles Drew: “Excellence of performance will transcend artificial barriers created by man.” Simply stated: It doesn’t mean that societal barriers won’t exist, as a black man you know they will. It simply means that excellence at times can act as a protective shield—a shield that the black men must have in this society.

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ERNEST EVANS Ph.D. student, Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies Program

GERALD JOHNSON Ph.D. student, Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies Program

To Your Health: From One Brother to Another The Howard University Cancer Center’s first annual men’s health conference, From One Brother to Another: A Conversation About Our Health, brought together medical experts, program leaders and men in the community for an insightful discussion on the stark realities of men’s health outcomes. On June 15, the eve of Father’s Day, conference speakers and panelists modeled vulnerability and transparency as they shared their own experiences with health and wellness. They also stressed the need for men to actively confront issues surrounding their health. The conference highlighted overall trends in men’s health in terms of stigma, racial disparities, prevention and treatment, with the issue of prostate health a common thread throughout the discussion. A panel of medical doctors provided remarks from a variety of perspectives. Doctors noted that the overall attitudes men have toward their own health is undermining their ability to prevent disease or lessen the effects of certain diseases. As part of the conference, Dr. Oladunni Filani, assistant professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Howard University College of Medicine and attending physician at Howard University Hospital, led the audience through an interactive survey about their own habits as it relates to health.

According to a 2012 report from Harper and Farris, “Two-thirds of black undergraduate men who

start at public colleges and universities do not graduate within six years, which is the lowest college completion rate among both sexes and all racial groups in U.S. higher education.” To

increase this number, it is the responsibility of black men, especially those in higher education, to create spaces for young black men to succeed in college. On many college campuses you can find mentoring programs, black male initiatives, first-year experience courses, and summer bridge programs dedicated to enhancing the experiences of black males. As someone who benefited from similar programs, I know that it played a role in my decision to pursue a career in higher education and student affairs, and it ignited my passion to ensure the success of black males in college. I am often inspired by the president of Wiley College, Dr. Herman Felton Jr. I admire the work that he has done at Wiley College and I aspire to work with him at some point in my career. PAGE 10 | Bison Beat Monthly Newsletter | JUNE 2019

It is critical that we stress to our young men the importance of an education, while also promoting higher education as a community pillar toward success. Far too often, we celebrate our young men for their accomplishments on the football field or basketball court, but not often enough are they celebrated with the same energy for their educational achievements. One of my favorite educational quote states:

“Education is not just about going to school and getting a degree. It’s about widening your knowledge and absorbing the truth about life.” This is from my mentor Dr. Joshua Fredenburg, a world-renowned motivational speaker and one of the most inspirational black male leaders in higher education. He’s a leader who understands that power is not just our ability to acquire knowledge, but in our ability to apply that knowledge.

The afternoon ended with three Brother’s Keeper awards for leaders who have been instrumental to the cancer center’s efforts to increase awareness around prostate health through community education and outreach.

Sickle Cell Symposium On the 11th anniversary of World Sickle Cell Awareness Day, Howard held its 6th annual World Sickle Cell Awareness Day Symposium. Celebrated every year on June 19, the goal is to increase public knowledge and an understanding of the disease. As part of its mission to elevate the conversation, Howard hosted “Cure Sickle Cell Now—Patient Engagement,” where it showcased the Cure Sickle Cell Now initiative. The symposium featured experts in the field, such as Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall, Pfizer’s chief patient officer and executive vice president. Dr. Lewis-Hall spoke about ethnographic research into clinical trials that has uncovered new information about clinical trial barriers described by patients. She said such research could lead to improvements for the problem of lack of participation in clinical trials. The event also featured panel discussions with patients who have participated.

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Sickle Cell in the United States Sickle Cell Disease affects approximately



About 1 in 13 black or African American babies are born with the sickle cell trait.

Sickle Cell Disease occurs in about

1 out of every 365 black or African American births.

Run for the Cure Continues President Frederick continues his commitment to run one race per month for 12 months to raise awareness about Sickle Cell Disease. In June, he participated in the MannaDC 5K race.

Sickle Cell Disease occurs in about

1 out of every 16,300 Hispanic American births.

From 1989-93, there was an average of 75,000 hospitalizations due to Sickle Cell Disease in the United States, costing approximately

$475 million. Survival rates for children with Sickle Cell Disease is 94% in the United States

(but as low as 10% in Africa).

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Academic Achievements Howard students are selected for Boren Awards, Fulbright-Hays Zulu Group Project. Two Students Receive Boren Awards

Two Howard University students, Diane Ijoma and Darryl L. Jones II, have been selected to receive the prestigious 2019 David L. Boren Award. The Institute of International Education (IIE), on behalf of the National Security Education Program (NSEP), awards David L. Boren Scholarships to undergraduate students and David L. Boren Fellowships to graduate students with the goal of adding important international and language components to their education through study abroad experiences in regions critical to U.S. interests. Ijoma, a junior political science and economics major at Howard University from Howard County, Maryland, has been named a 2019 Boren scholar. An alumna of the Freshman Leadership Academy, Ijoma is also involved in the International Affairs Society and the Petey Greene Program. She is managing editor of The Liberato, Howard University's first publication dedicated to political discourse. As an intern for the U.S. Department of State, Ijoma worked closely with American Diplomats serving in Juba, South Sudan. She spent last summer in Arusha, Tanzania, studying Swahili as a Critical Language Scholar. She is also a recipient of the HBCU ETS Presidential Scholarship, a one-year, full-tuition merit award sponsored by the Educational Testing Service.

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As a Boren scholar, Ijoma will receive more than $20,000 toward her French and Wolof studies. She will also participate in both a domestic summer program at the University of Florida and a fall semester abroad in Dakar, Senegal. Jones, a doctoral student in the Department of African Studies, has been named a 2019 Boren fellow. Jones’ research focuses on the impact of desertification and drought on nomadic and pastoral societies, and traditional forms of slavery in the West African Sahel. He holds a master’s degree in African studies from the University of Ghana, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the International University of Monaco. As a Boren fellow, Jones will receive $23,500 to study Arabic and Tamazight ("Berber") in Morocco for the entire 2019-20 academic year. By learning these languages, Jones hopes to enhance his ability to access centuries-old archival records for further investigation. NSEP’s Boren Awards program provides U.S. undergraduate and graduate students with resources and encouragement to acquire language skills and experience in countries critical to the future security and stability of our nation.

Fulbright-Hays Zulu Group Project Abroad Fifteen Howard University students have been selected for the Summer 2019 Fulbright-Hays Zulu Group Project Abroad (GPA). A federally-funded opportunity for students of Zulu studies from across the nation, it’s an intensive eight-week program based in South Africa. The project offers students an opportunity to advance their language and cultural competency in the Zulu language through interaction with Zulu-speaking faculty, staff and students at the University of Zululand and the University of Kwazulu-Natal, and families in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. After a national application and selection process, this year’s GPA cohort is comprised entirely of Howard University students. From June 10 to August 8, the program combines intensive classroom instruction with urban and rural home stays, lecture seminars, and cultural activities. The cohort will spend time in the city of Durban, and in Zululand at eMpangeni and Richards Bay, where they will experience total immersion in the language and culture of amaZulu (Zulu people). For the entire duration of the program, with an exception to distant cultural trips, each student will live with host families in semi-rural eMpangeni and the much larger city of Durban. This year’s cohort comprises: Alysha Dix, Kordell Dixon, Mahalia Edwards, Taylor Hunt, Samantha Jenkins, Tatiana Keeby, Chyna Keene, Marc Loud Jr., Lindelwa Mamba, Tre’mon Mills, Chinna Palmer, Olivia Raymond-Williams, Mesha Rivers, Sierra Smith and Jaylen Wilson. All expenses for the program are funded by the U.S. Department of Education, with support from the University of Pennsylvania, which serves as the administrative institution for the program.

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Remembering Former College of Medicine Administrator Mr. Sterling M. Lloyd Jr. passed on Monday, May 20, 2019. He worked at the Howard University College of Medicine from 1971 until he retired in 2009, completing 37 years of service. Mr. Lloyd was a medical care administrator in the Department of Family Practice from September 1971 to November 1973. From May 1977 to June 1996, he served as Assistant Dean for Student Affairs where he was responsible for admissions, premedical programs, financial aid, student recruitment, new student orientation, student personal counseling, and graduation and awards programs.

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From July 1996 through June 2009, Mr. Lloyd served as associate dean for Administration and Planning of the College of Medicine, with responsibility for assisting the Dean with strategic planning, faculty affairs, information systems, staff coordination, internal communications, physical facilities, budget and program planning, student financial services, and graduation and awards programs. He continued his commitment to programs to prepare minority and disadvantaged college students for careers in medicine by serving as co-director of the Howard University Summer Medical and Dental Education Program from 2006-10. SMDEP was a summer program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for disadvantaged college students interested in medicine or dentistry.

“Dean Lloyd,” as he was affectionately known, was a true and committed exemplar of Howard University. When I came to medical school he was a strong student advocate and a model of professionalism. His personal intervention and guidance allowed me to finance my medical school education successfully. His concern for the welfare of his students was paramount and extended far beyond our matriculation. –President Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D, MBA Following his retirement, Dean Lloyd continued his service to the Howard University College of Medicine on a volunteer basis. He was an author or coauthor of articles published in the Journal of the National Medical Association, the Journal of Medical Education, Academic Medicine, and the Journal of the American Medical Association. He also published and lectured on the history of the Howard University College of Medicine. Dean Lloyd was an active member of the National Association of Medical Minority Educators (NAMME), at both the national and regional level, and was a member of committees of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). He was a member of All Souls Church, Unitarian in Washington, D.C. and in 2013 served as President of its Board of Trustees. The Howard University community extends its most sincere sympathies to Dean Lloyd’s wife, Kathleen Steele Lloyd; his sons, Sterling and Stephen; his sister, Marilyn Lloyd Price; sister-in-law, Claressa Williams Lloyd; nieces, Traer Price, Janeen Price, Lauren Price, Siobhan Lloyd, Devin Lloyd; nephew, David Lloyd; great-niece, Demi Lloyd; and every life he touched at Howard and in the global healthcare community. We will keep them all in our hearts during this difficult time. Dean Lloyd's memorial service will be held on August 10, 2019, at 10 a.m. at All Souls Church, Unitarian located at 1500 Harvard Street, NW.

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President Frederick Receives New Board Appointment The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has appointed President Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA, to its Board of Directors. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. The Board of Directors comprises business leaders from the full spectrum of the American business community. Terms are two years long and directors may serve up to three consecutive terms.

“It is an honor to join the U.S. Chamber Board of Directors,” said President Frederick. “Through the years, Howard University has held a great relationship with the Chamber, which has benefited many of our students through mentorship and internship opportunities. I look forward to becoming more involved with this esteemed organization through this board appointment.”

The Board of Directors supervises and exercises governance over the affairs of the Chamber, determines its policies or makes changes subject to the procedures specified in the Bylaws. The Board receives, approves and takes other appropriate action regarding reports from the Chamber’s standing and special committees, and exercises oversight and discretion with respect to the management and disbursement of its funds. “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Frederick to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors,” said Suzanne P. Clark, president of the U.S. Chamber. “Dr. Frederick’s leadership has been key to the success of the Next-Gen Business Partnership launched by Howard and the Chamber last year, and we look forward to continuing this important work to develop the next generation of diverse business leaders. A recognized scholar and administrator, his unique perspective will be a valuable addition to the Chamber Board.”

University Flashback On June 26, 1926, Mordecai Wyatt Johnson was elected the first black president of Howard University. He was the University’s 11th president, a position he held until his retirement in 1960.

Appointment Howard Alum Named General Manager of WHUR-FM Howard University has appointed Sean Plater as general manager of 96.3 WHUR-FM and the Howard University Radio Network. Plater is a Howard alumnus and a veteran of radio industry operations. Since September 2018, Plater has served as interim general manager at WHUR. During this period, he diversified revenue streams, reduced expenses, increased digital content, and expanded the sales footprint of the network. He also worked to enhance Howard student engagement across the six radio stations in the Howard radio portfolio. Plater earned a bachelor’s degree from the Howard University School of Communications. He holds an MBA from the University of Maryland, University College. Radio Ink Magazine named Plater to its “African American Leaders in Radio” list in both 2018 and 2019. Plater has a deep background at WHUR and in the radio industry. Plater served as deputy general manager of WHUR from 2013-18. He has worked in various capacities for other broadcast companies including SiriusXM and Radio One, Inc. In addition, Plater worked in the academic technologies division of the George Washington University and served as the principal consultant for Plater Audio Solutions.

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On Beat with @HUPrez17 THE CANCER CENTER will honor Rev. Willie F. Wilson, the longtime pastor of Union Temple Baptist Church in Anacostia, with its “Brother’s Keeper” Award for his leadership and support of the annual Walk2Win 5K prostate cancer community walk. HOWARD UNIVERSITY leads with 12 finalist nominations in the HBCU Digest 2019 HBCU Awards, including nominations for College of the Year, Male President of the Year, Best Student Government Association and Best Board of Trustees.


THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION, CULTURE AND MEDIA STUDIES has been awarded a HumanitiesDC Vision Grant of $20,000. The grant will support their research throughout D.C. neighborhoods for a project titled, “Communicating Across Cultures in a Changing City.”


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THE MOORLAND-SPINGARN RESEARCH CENTER has been awarded a $140,000 grant from the Institute of Museums and Library Services of the Museum Grants for African American History and Culture (AAHC).

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“The Journey” “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 hear conversations about raising boys to manhood, encouraging women in leadership, detecting cancer, mentoring youth, preventing domestic violence, the value of a village and much more.


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