Howard Bison Beat December 2019

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A Monthly Newsletter from the Office of the President

BISON BEAT Special Edition | Volume 8 Issue 9

Happy

Holidays


Inside AROUND CAMPUS

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A Holiday Gift Giving Life

Dear Howard Community,

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Academic Excellence

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In Conversation With Dean Pierce

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Moving Howard Forward: Research

all-time high.

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The Season of Giving and Thanks

In 2017, suicide was the second leading cause of death for African Americans, ages 15 to 24. The death rate

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Student Leaders on Giving Back

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Raising the Bar Fundraising on the Rise

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Ring Season

As I reflect on the importance of mental health, I am reminded of how stressful the holidays can be for some of us. Depression and stress are not biased; they do not know gender, age, religious background, or who a person loves. For some, the holidays are a special time to celebrate with family and friends, but for others, it is a time when stress, anxiety, depression, and even grief from dealing with the loss of a loved one are at an

from suicide for African American men was more than four times greater than for African American women, in the same year. In honor of Howard’s legacy and future, effective mental healthcare practices must be a priority and imbedded in all that we do. From Thanksgiving preparations to bringing in the New Year, some people are dealing with unpleasant

TAKE A LOOK AT OUR HOLIDAY VIDEO

Women’s Volleyball Team Secures Fifth Title

feelings that make the holidays a little less joyous. Fatigue, tension, frustration, loneliness, sadness and anger are not feelings that should be shamed or deemed abnormal. With the right coping mechanisms, these feelings can be understood and managed.

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of Trustees

While seeking help from a licensed professional is always encouraged, if you are experiencing any of these feelings, some coping mechanisms are listed on page 12.

Excellence in Truth and Service,

New Members Appointed to HU Board

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School of Business Ranked Among the Best

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New Appointment

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Appendix

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Enhance Academic Excellence

SERVE OUR COMMUNITY

M ARSHALL SCHO LAR

A Holiday Gift

Giving L ife

When Howard University student athlete Jurnee Farrell signed up for the Be The Match registry during a “Get In The Game” campus drive, she didn’t know if she would ever be called upon. However, when her phone rang two years later and she discovered she was a match for a 57-year-old woman suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukemia, she did not hesitate to participate. “The football team was hosting a Be The Match booth after Coach London had donated bone marrow to his daughter,” recalls Farrell. “I filled out a little form and turned it in. When I got the call a few months ago, they asked if I was still interested in donating.

“I didn’t hesitate to say yes because this is somebody’s life and there was no way I could say no to that.” Farrell is a senior criminology major from Denver, Colorado, and a member of the Howard University MEAC Championship Volleyball team. Wearing jersey No. 5 as a defensive specialist, Farrell is known for her bubbly personality off the court and her intensity on the court. At senior night, the day before her donation, the entire team rallied behind her in support of her decision. Unfortunately, the timing of the donation process meant that Farrell was not able to participate in this year’s MEAC playoffs with her teammates, who brought home their fifth MEAC championship on Nov. 24. One week after her procedure, Farrell was back at volleyball practice with her fellow teammates, preparing for the NCAA Division I Tournament. As she looks to finish out her senior year, she says she’s also hopeful that she’ll get to meet the woman she helped one day. “After the donation, I can have anonymous communication, but I cannot tell my identity. After a year, they will deem the transplant successful and then we can communicate,” says Farrell. “I for sure want to meet her.”

Howard University student Michaella Moore has been selected as one of 46 national recipients of the 2020 Marshall Scholarship. Chosen by the British Government following a rigorous selection process, the highly accomplished university students and recent graduates from across the United States will take up degree courses at leading British universities in a wide variety of disciplines beginning in September 2020. Moore is the third Marshall Scholar in history from Howard University. Moore is a senior biology major, sociology and theater arts double minor. The Newark, Delaware, native has a passion for global health equity and dismantling health disparities within the Black diaspora. “After researching the program, applying was a no-brainer,” said Moore. “The Marshall Scholarship will give me the opportunity to shake hands with people who’ve written some of my public health and medical sociology textbooks. I really believe my time in London as a Marshall Scholar will become an inseparable part of my story and I cannot wait to move forward!” Under the tutelage of Professor Mark Burke, Ph.D., Moore conducted her honors thesis in the laboratory on neuronal loss in infant macaque monkeys orally infected with Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV). She has also conducted summer research at the University of Pennsylvania on patient perceptions regarding transplantation from donors positive for Hepatitis-C infection, as well as in Dakar, Senegal, on the antimicrobial effects of Chlorella Vulgaris.

Marshall Scholar Recipients and Finalists During the Last Five Years

2016

“The more I was offered opportunities to travel, the more I understood just how big the world is and just how lifechanging actually seeing it could be,” said Moore. “The experiences I had abroad completely shifted my entire view of life, health, culture, faith and so much more.” Moore is a member of several organizations, including the Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Beta Kappa Chi National Scientific Honor Society, and 1867 Undergraduate Assistantship Program. She has led as the vice president of the Petey Greene Program, where she has served as a tutor in jails and prisons throughout the community. Moore has excelled as a Penn Access Summer Scholar—a highly selective program for students who plan to matriculate to medical school. In the future, she plans to earn her medical degree from Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia and become a practicing physician and advocate for underserved communities. She intends to expand her career to a global stage by informing health policy on national and international platforms in order to increase access to advanced quality and personalized care. “I really want to join the national and global conversations on health care and health policy to help our nation and my people achieve the equity they deserve,” said Moore. “I want to diminish some of our global disparities through policy work and increase access to health care.”

2017

2018

2020

MARSHALL SCHOLAR

MARSHALL FINALIST

MARSHALL FINALISTS

MARSHALL SCHOLAR

JOEL RHONE

ANDREA TYREE

SIMEON KAKPOVI MARY MORRIS

To join the Howard University registry, text Howard to 61474, follow the prompts and a kit will be mailed to you. You may also register online at join.bethematch.org/howard.

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Enhance Academic Excellence

In Conversation with Dean Pierce

Pickering Fellows Howard University alumni Erick Boone and Uri-Biia Si-Asar are recipients of the 2020 Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship, a U.S. Department of State program that seeks to attract and prepare young people for careers in foreign service. Boone and Si-Asar are the first recipients from Howard University to be selected for the program in the past 10 years.

Reverend Dr. Yolanda Pierce, dean of the School of Divinity, shares some inspiring thoughts on getting through the holiday season and some of the school’s greatest accomplishments this semester. E R ICK BO O NE , CLASS O F 2 0 1 8 Boone graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in legal communications from Howard University. After graduation, Boone worked as a program assistant for the Young African Leadership Initiative. He traveled to France where he taught English and American History through the Teaching Assistant Program in France. He currently works as an intern for the Department of State and as a policy fellow for the U.S. Helsinki Commission, where he focuses on human rights issues. He plans to pursue a master’s degree in public diplomacy before starting a career as a diplomat.

UR I-BIIA SI-ASAR , CLASS O F 2 0 1 5 Si-Asar graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a concentration in international relations from Howard University. Si-Asar, who is proficient in French and is TEFL certified, currently serves as a returned Peace Corps volunteer, where she is a secondary education English teacher in Benin, West Africa. She plans to pursue a master’s degree in international relations.

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WIT H T HE HOLIDAYS UNDERWAY, WHAT SERVICES DO ES T HE SCHO O L O F DIVINIT Y P ROVIDE TO ST UDENTS, FACULT Y AND STAF F ? Earlier this month, during our weekly Chapel service, the Howard University School of Divinity hosted its annual Christmas and the Arts Chapel Service. It included spoken word, poetry, music, liturgical dance and sacred mime. On the last day of the semester, we will host an Open Mic Night as part of our Spirituality, Community and the Arts series. Performers of all varieties are invited to join us. Food will be served, and a cash prize will be awarded to the best performer.

SINCE T HE HO LIDAYS AR E N’T ALWAYS E ASY FO R E VE RYO NE , WHAT’S SOME ADVICE FO R T HO SE G O ING T HRO UG H A DIF F ICULT T IM E ? While the holiday season is often associated with joyful celebration, for many people, it is a difficult time of year. The holiday season can magnify feelings of grief, anxiety, loneliness and depression. And while some are spending time with family and friends, others may feel lost and abandoned. All of these feelings are perfectly valid. The holidays can be a great time for personal care, journaling, attending a worship service, performing community service or reaching out to others who may also be struggling. The best advice for anyone struggling during the holiday season is to be gentle with yourself.

W HAT WAS T HE SCHO O L O F DIVINIT Y ’S NO. 1 ACCO M P LISHMENT THIS SEMESTER? The School of Divinity was delighted to welcome two postdoctoral fellows to spend the year in residence: Dr. Diana Burnett (University of Pennsylvania) and Dr. Michael Fischer (Vanderbilt University). Both scholars are recent Ph.D. graduates who are engaged in full-time research on Black religion throughout the African Diaspora. Their residency is part of our ongoing partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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SERVE OUR COMMUNITY

The Season of Giving and Thanks The holidays are a time for family and friends to fellowship, commemorate the year’s successes, and show appreciation for all that is and what is to come. While we use this time to give thanks, it’s also an opportunity to give back. Howard University students, faculty and staff led the charge in providing services to those in need and working with local city and government officials to increase safety efforts.

INSPIRE NEW KNOWLEDGE

Moving Howard Forward: Research The University continues to work toward its Howard Forward 2024 strategic initiatives and recent awards to faculty members for their research projects will allow them to fully invest in Pillar No. 2 of the strategic plan, which is to inspire new knowledge. “These top awards provide a significant sample of the type and breadth of research that our faculty and students are engaged in. This research is timely as it continues to have a powerful impact on our society from a national, regional and local standpoint. In this respect, our research is vital to Howard and the ongoing quest to stay true to our research mission, which is to drive research that will improve the quality of life of our fellow citizens around the world,” said Bruce Jones, Ph.D., professor and vice president of research.

THE FOUR RESEARCH AWARD RECIPIENTS INCLUDE: William Southerland, Ph.D., College of Medicine Sponsored by: National Institutes of Health Award amount: $17 million, 5 years Purpose: Health Disparities Vernon Morris, Ph.D., College of Arts and Sciences Sponsored by: U.S. Department of Commerce Award amount: $15 million Purpose: Atmospheric Sciences

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Anthony Wutoh, Ph.D., and the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship and Summer Enrichment Program, Provost Sponsored by: U.S. Department of State Award amount: $4.9 million Purpose: Graduate Student Fellowship

Here are some of the ways in which Howard served the community during the holidays … FO O D2 F E E D W IT H W HUR -9 6 .3 F M Feeding families in need during the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday season has been a hallmark of WHUR-96.3’s philanthropic efforts. For more than 40 years, it has hosted a 12-hour radiothon in November to raise money to aid in these efforts. This year, in addition to the radiothon, WHUR joined forces with the Capital Area Food Bank, Shabach Ministries Inc. and the Alive Food Program to host a one-day Food2Feed Rolling Food Drive across the D.C. region. With promotion for the event starting in October, listeners were encouraged to meet radio representatives at one of the three stops on the food drive.

truckloads of canned goods and other non-perishable items. The Food2Feed initiative is part of a larger campaign hosted by the radio station, called the Season of Giving Campaign. It kicked off in October with the station donating winter gear to youth in need and wraps up in December with Angel Tree, a program that gifts toys and clothes to local families. Monetary donations can be made by calling the SunTrust volunteer phone bank at 202-462-0285 or donating online at www.whur.com.

WHUR has hosted a Thanksgiving fundraiser for the last 42 years. Last year, the Food2Feed radiothon raised more than $40,000 and collected two

Tito Hubber (Ret.); Pratibha Dev, Ph.D.; and Thomas Searles, Ph.D., College of Arts and Sciences Sponsored by: Keck Foundation Award amount: $999,997 Purpose: Materials Science Research

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SERVE OUR COMMUNITY

Student Leaders on Giving Back

The Best Gifts

“The best gifts are the ones that many would not expect to be needed at all. This month, I was able to represent the Howard University Student Association in a collaborative initiative with Dr. Valerie G. Turner, Ph.D., director of the Office of Off-Campus Housing and Community Engagement. Dr. Turner and Howard University students partnered with the D.C. Fire Department with the goal of educating and installing new monitors in homes where fire and carbon monoxide monitors are scarce. We found that many houses in Wards 1, 7 and 8 did not have smoke and carbon monoxide alarms installed, despite this being necessary and legal. With these installations, it is our goal to reduce and prevent fatalities in these communities. Most of all, what is so beautiful about the Bison Fire Safety Service Project is that all students were encouraged to volunteer for this initiative. I believe this project has had one of the largest impacts on the student body due to the wave consciousness it allowed us to experience—we realized how easy it can be to save a life by simply providing one necessity. Moreover, this project welcomed all students, even if they were not affiliated with an organization. Far too often, I find that students who opt out of joining Howard University organizations, for whatever reasons, or are not selected to join others, begin to feel alienated.

BISO N FIRE SAFETY RE ADINE SS PROJECT To raise awareness about fire and carbon monoxide (CO) safety in the community and on campus, Howard University and Washington D.C. Fire and EMS partnered with First Alert, Campus Firewatch and the Michael H. Minger Foundation to participate in the third annual Town/Gown Fire Safety Community Service Project, also referred to as Bison Fire Safety. Howard University is the only historically black college and university selected to participate in this year’s project. As part of the Town/Gown Fire Safety Community Service Project, Howard University was chosen along with 24 other organizations to host community events nationwide. Washington D.C. Fire and EMS worked alongside students to conduct home safety visits in at-risk communities and install 100 combination smoke and CO alarms donated by First Alert.

This project is proof that even without the connection to a larger organization, students can still have an impact on the lives of those inside and outside our University community. While there are many student-led organizations—some that I am a member of—that do exceptional work, this event proved that our individual contributions have an impact on the greater good of all. Continuing to promote these individual acts of service will continue to move Howard Forward.” –Raina Henderson, Howard University Student Association Vice President

The Bison Fire Safety Service Project kicked off on Nov. 2 throughout Washington D.C. Students and D.C. residents learned the importance of fire safety and worked alongside firefighters to properly equip homes with combination smoke and CO alarms.

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INSP IRING YOUNG LE ADE RS

SERVE OUR COMMUNITY

“When most people think of the holiday season, they envision the gift-giving practices that are often associated with it. However, this year, HUSA has been focused on donating something that can't be wrapped and tied with a bow: time and making a commitment to inspire young leaders within our community. It has proven to be one of the most valuable and impactful experiences. Specifically, I've demonstrated the spirit of volunteerism through my organization Bison Buddies, which helps build mentor relationships between Howard students and local children. Not only is Bison Buddies investing in future Bison, but also contributing to the growth and development of minority children right here in Washington D.C.”

Coping Mechanisms Although the holiday season is overwhelmingly busy, do not cancel your therapy sessions to make time for other activities. The holidays can bring up difficult emotions. If you can, keep your scheduled therapy sessions to ensure you have built-in time to explore anything that comes up.

The overall mission is to inspire the next generation of leaders.

–Taylor Ellison, Howard University Student Association President

It is not lost on me that access and affordability are injustices that impact if and how members of our community seek mental healthcare. The University Counseling Service (UCS) offers a wide range of counseling and psychological services to assist currently enrolled students. Upon referral, psychiatric services are also available. For a list of service offerings, crisis services and details on how to make an appointment or refer someone else for counseling services, please visit the UCS website. Other databases for mental health care providers include www.psychologytoday.com, www.therapyforblackgirls.com, and samhsa.gov.

SET R EALISTIC EXPECTAT IO NS

FUNDRAISING RESULTS

Raising the Bar

Fundraising on the Rise FY19: FUNDRAISING RESULTS

IN TOTAL REVENUE

$16.1M

This data is year-to-date FY 20 vs. the same period year-to-date FY19. These numbers were current as of October 31, 2019; they are unaudited and subject to revision.

in total cash received

Revenue

F Y2 0

FY 19

$8,223,880

$4,106,969

Cash

$7,031,727

$5,295,522

Revenue Excluding Trustees

$7,968,880

$3,843,969

HIGHEST ALUMNI PARTICIPATION IN MORE THAN ONE DECADE

25.2

%

increase in # of undergraduate alumni donors

Alumni participate rate of

11.8%

a modern record

6,368

undergraduate donors vs. 5,005 the prior year

Another primary source of anxiety, stress, and depression around the holidays can be examining accomplishments from the past year or feeling it’s too late to accomplish goals that were set for the year. Some may experience negative feelings over not being at a place they feel they “should be” in life. While social media and access to the highlight reels of other people’s lives make this a challenge, be careful not to allow comparison to distract you from all that you have accomplished.

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Number of Gifts

5,002

5,656

Undergraduate Alumni Donors

1,617 UG Donors/ 53,979 UG of Record

1,908 UG Donors/ 53,979 UG of Record

2.99%

3.53%

Alumni Participation

DON’T R ELY ON DRU G S AND ALCOHOL The Anxiety and Depression Association of America recommends avoiding reliance on drugs and alcohol for comfort. While the prospect of escape can be appealing, substance use can ultimately worsen your issues. There is a 20% overlap between people with anxiety or mood disorders and substance use disorders, and substances can exacerbate symptoms. If you feel you need a relaxation aid, you can instead turn to an accountability partner, mindfulness tactic or other healthy coping mechanisms.

M INDF ULNESS In addition to professional mental health care, mindfulness can be a valuable mental wellness tool. Certain practices can be particularly helpful if you are traveling or running on an unusual schedule. Calm and The Safe Place apps are useful resources.

There is nothing wrong with being encouraged by, celebrating or even aspiring to achieve some of the same successes our friends, family members, or colleagues have but please be cautious about thinking you’re any less smart, beautiful, talented or worthy because you’re not there yet. Take some time over the holiday recess to celebrate your accomplishments, determine what you want, and define success for you. For example, if you’re trying to establish an exercise routine, try setting a realistic goal for your lifestyle, such as taking a walk three times a week before vowing to do CrossFit every day. Managing mental health is a central component of total wellness and it can be particularly delicate during the holiday season. While the struggle can feel isolating, remember that you are never alone. Together, we must hold one another accountable to seek help from professional mental health care providers, maintain our self-care routines, and include mindfulness practices as we approach 2020.

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Ring Season

Women’s Volleyball Team Secures Fifth Title On November 24, the Howard University women's volleyball won their fifth consecutive MidEastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) title after taking down rival Morgan State University (MSU) in a five set classic (24-26, 37-35, 17-25, 25-23, 15-12) at Burr Gymnasium. With the win, HU won its 12th MEAC crown overall while earning an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. MSU put up a good fight. After Howard held a 24-22 advantage in the opening set, the Lady Bears scored the final four points in the game to take a 1-0 match lead. In set two, both squads went back-and-forth throughout. With the set tied at 35, a pair of MSU hitting errors gave HU the game and tied the match, 1-1. After the five-minute intermission, Morgan State took control of the match and held a 2-1 match lead, but the Bison refused to go away. Howard grabbed the upper hand throughout set four and forced a deciding fifth set, 25-23. After MSU scored the first point in the fifth set, Howard got into a rhythm and took back control to win the MEAC Crown.

New Members Appointed to HU Board of Trustees In October, the University announced the election of new members to the board of trustees: Hilary Rosen, general trustee; Chris Washington, alumni trustee; Travis Randle, graduate student trustee; and Marquis Taylor, undergraduate student trustee. The University is excited to have these dynamic leaders bring their skills and passion to the Howard University Board of Trustees.

HILARY ROSEN is a partner at SKDKnickerbocker and is a well-known political and media strategist and on-air CNN analyst. She is a co-founder of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, an organization created in January 2018 by women in the entertainment industry to help survivors of sexual harassment in the workplace.

CHR IS WASHINGTON is a veteran entertainment and marketing specialist with more than 25 years of experience and an emphasis in grassroots brand marketing. Creating and executing marketing and social media initiatives for target constituents in key markets, Washington has worked on platinum campaigns for artists such as Brandy, Sean Paul, T.I. and Craig David. Working with senior management at Atlantic Records, VP and Capitol Records on strategy, positioning, identity and messaging, he helped build brand loyalty and integrated marketing projects.

T R AVIS R ANDLE , a native of Chicago, Illinois, is a third-year law student at Howard University School of Law. During his matriculation, Randle has interned with in-house counsel offices at Citizens Bank in Jersey City, New Jersey; and Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) in New York. Prior to law school, Randle worked as an account manager at the Clinton Global Initiative and as a program coordinator at the University of Chicago's Office of Alumni Relations and Development. After graduation, he will join the Richmond office of Hunton Andrews Kurth as an associate in the Environmental Law group.

M ARQ UIS TAYLO R is a senior history major with a double minor in sociology and political science. He was selected to participate in Howard’s inaugural class of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program (2018), a partnership with The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to build diversity in higher education faculty. Taylor plans to pursue a Ph.D. program that will allow him to provide a nuanced analysis of African American social, civil and philanthropic organizations from 1865-1940.

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School of Business Ranked Among the Best Save the Date

Howard University School of Business has been named to Bloomberg Businessweek’s ranking of the best U.S. business schools of 2019-20. Howard University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program has been featured on the prestigious ranking for the past several years. Howard University, ranked No. 45, is the only ranked historically black college or university on the list. Recently, Howard’s online Executive Master of Business Administration program was ranked the No. 2 best program of its kind by College Consensus. The School of Business was also named 2019 Best Business Program by HBCU Digest. Bloomberg Businessweek’s ranking is based on data compiled from more than 9,000 students, 14,920 alumni, 900 corporate recruiters, and compensation and job-placement data from each school. In addition to the overall ranking, schools are separately ranked on four component indexes — compensation, networking, learning, and entrepreneurship — providing students more ways to evaluate what schools have to offer them.

New Appointment

In his new role, Mr. Roddy will be responsible for the leadership, strategic

Mr. Jordan E. Roddy was recently appointed as the executive director of Physical Facilities Management.

providing tactical expertise and guidance in the areas of facilities planning,

direction and financial oversight for the integration of the University’s Office of Physical Facilities Management. Mr. Roddy is tasked with

Financial Wellness in the African American Community: Reviewing the Evidence, Spotlighting Innovation, and Considering Solutions Friday, January 31, 2020 | 10 a.m.–Noon | Cramton Auditorium Please join us for an important dialogue centered on building greater financial wellness among African Americans. This unique event will offer the opportunity to hear evidence from researchers, academics, and policy and industry experts on critical issues facing all generations such as managing debt, wealth inequality, and retirement readiness.

Howard University Cramton Auditorium 2455 6th Street, NW Washington, DC 20059 Add to my calendar

maintenance, repair trades, engineering services, construction and renovation, in addition to grounds care, custodial services, and utility

Featured Speakers

and asset management. Mr. Roddy brings more than 20 years of broad technical and operational experience in the field of facilities management to the University. Throughout his career, he has obtained much success in the planning, implementation and management of programs and capital projects that resulted in operations and financial performance improvement, and the advancement of organizational objectives. Mr. Roddy joins Howard University after serving as assistant director of Facilities Management at Loma Linda University in California, where he led a team of engineering and facilities services professionals while overseeing the day-to-day facilities operations of a hospital, multi-level parking structures, co-generation power plant, ambulatory clinics, urgent care centers and free-standing surgery centers.

Wayne A. I. Frederick, MD, MBA President Howard University

Roger W. Ferguson

Jo Ann Jenkins

Michelle Miller

CEO TIAA

CEO AARP

Co-Host of CBS This Morning: Saturday CBS National Correspondent

Howard University Alumnus

Howard University Alumna

Additional speakers to be announced.

Mr. Roddy earned his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He also obtained his master’s degree in Engineering Management from the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

HOWA RD FORWARD

Sponsors

2019-2024

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On Beat with @HUPrez17

HOWARD LAW JOURNAL AT HOWARD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW hosted in

SOCIAL COLLATERAL FROM@HUPREZ17

October the 16th Annual Wiley A. Branton Symposium.

HOWARD UNIVERSITY STUDENT AID FUND

In honor of the law school’s sesquicentennial, the

THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY STEP TEAM

annual conference included a series of conversations

earned its first win of the 2019-20 academic year at the

with law professors themed around the law school’s

I AM PLEASED TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING GIFT TO THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP FUND.

9th Annual Hit ‘Em With the Beats Step Competition,

next 150 years and shaping a civil rights agenda for the

(Please make checks payable to Howard University.)

hosted by the Princeton Highsteppers’ of Princeton

21st century.

University.

Enclosed is my gift of $

NIKOLE HANNAH-JONES VISITED HOWARD UNIVERSITY to speak about her latest

A GROUP OF HOWARD UNIVERSITY STUDENTS WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF FINE ARTS recently traveled to New York City to

work, the New York Times Magazine’s 1619 Project. This

meet award-winning fashion designer Carlos Campos

project is an in-depth analysis of the legacy of slavery

for an intimate Q&A conversation and a tour of his

that still persists today. It seeks to connect the past

Manhattan studio. Coordinated by Master of Fine Arts

and the present from the origins of slavery to its ever-

fashion student Iran Paylor, the trip was planned as an

present effects on today’s society. This event was held

opportunity for Howard students to gain inspiration and

in the Howard University Hospital and organized by the

create gateways into the fashion industry, from design

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THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY is the recipient of the 2019 American Historical Association Equity Award, which support’s the association’s decades-old commitment to diversifying the historical profession. The Equity Award recognizes individuals and institutions that have achieved excellence in recruiting and retaining underrepresented racial and ethnic groups into the historical professions.

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