President Bill Clinton Named Howard University’s 2013 Commencement Speaker

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Howard University

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WASHINGTON (March 26, 2013) ­ President Bill Clinton will deliver the Commencement address at Howard University on Saturday, May 11, on the Upper Quadrangle of the main campus, President Sidney A. Ribeau announced today.

³We are thrilled that President Clinton has agreed to deliver this year¹s Commencement address,² Ribeau said. ³As a preeminent leader, humanitarian and advocate, his extraordinary global work and commitment to public service will inspire the class of 2013 as they prepare to make their mark on the world.²

William Jefferson Clinton was the first Democratic president in six decades to be elected twice ­ first in 1992 and then in 1996. Under his leadership, the country enjoyed the strongest economy in a generation and the longest economic expansion in U.S. history, including the creation of more than 22 million jobs.

After leaving the White House, President Clinton established the William J. Clinton Foundation with the mission to improve global health, strengthen economies, promote healthier childhoods and health and wellness, and protect the environment.

In addition to his Foundation work, President Clinton has served as the top United Nations envoy for the Indian Ocean tsunami recovery effort and as the UN Special Envoy to Haiti. Today, the Clinton Foundation is supporting economic growth, capacity building, and education in Haiti. President Clinton was born on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas. He and his wife former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton have one daughter, Chelsea, and live in Chappaqua, New York.

Note to the Media
If you are interested in covering Commencement, please submit your request no later than 5 p.m. on May 9, 2013. All broadcast media must be stationary by 8 a.m.

Photo Courtesy of William J. Clinton Foundation

Jordan Stewart of Howard University Named Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”

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(Dallas – March 28) Jordan Stewart, a junior, radio, televsion, and film major, German minor at Howard University from Perth Amboy, New Jersey, this week was named a Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”.

Jordan plans to be the CEO of his own television production company. At Howard, he is president of the Howard Gospel Choir, parliamentarian of the Annenberg Honors Program and serves as parliamentarian of Men of Honor.

Howard University in Washington, DC is the Foundation’s School of the Month for March which is part of its on-going effort to help keep students in historically black colleges and universities.

The Hercules Scholarship is named after Joyner’s father, the late Hercules Joyner, who was a strong supporter of higher education. To be a candidate for the scholarship, students must be male, attend a Foundation “School of the Month”, have a grade point average of at least 3.5, and be a campus leader involved in the community with a career goal toward making a difference in the quality of life for his race. The scholars each receive a scholarship grant of $1,500 that is paid directly to their school to help offset their college expenses.

Founded in 1998, the Tom Joyner Foundation (http://tomjoynerfoundation.org) has focused on its primary mission of helping to keep students enrolled in Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs). The Foundation has raised more than $60 million to help keep students enrolled in black colleges, has assisted more than 25,000 students and worked with more than 100 HBCUs. Each week, the Foundation announces outstanding male student scholarship winners, called Hercules Scholars, on the nationally syndicated radio show hosted by its founder, Tom Joyner.

 

DC HBCU Alumni Alliance 5k Race/2k Walk

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June 29, 2013

Howard University Campus

 

Event Details

This summer, the DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance will kick-off its first annual HBCU 5KRun/2KWalk targeting alumni, family and friends in support of health awareness and scholarship. An estimated 2,000+ participants will come together to raise funds to benefit high school students in the Washington, DC metro area who choose to attend a Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Race Day Registration:    6:30am-7:30am

Race Start Time:                 8:00am

Award Ceremony:             9:30am in front of Blackburn Student Center

Post Race Activities:         10:00am in the Blackburn Student Center

Healthcare Fair - There will be a free healthcare fair in the Blackburn Center. To increase the emphasis of good health, we are partnering with local doctors, nutritionists, fitness professionals, holistic medical practitioners, foods experts and more to host our very first Health Fair in conjunction with the 5K Run/2K Walk. Registrants will receive blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and body mass screenings at no charge during the event as well as obtain other information and resources about health conditions.

College Fair - HBCU Alumni chapters will also conduct a College Fair after the race to provide information to high school students about each of the respective colleges and universities they proudly represent. Students will have the opportunity to receive applications and scholarship information as well as ask questions to assist in making college selection decisions. Also, staff from the Department of Education will be on hand to assist parents and students with financial information.

For more information:

Sam Washington                240.476.5887/ samuelwashingtonjr@msn.com

Erin Horne McKinney        202.957.4010/ erinhornemckinney@gmail.com

http://www.dchbcu.org/5krunwalk.htm

DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance  I  P.O. Box 9833  I  Washington, DC 20016 www.dchbcu.org

Ellwood Lane of Howard University Named Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”

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(Dallas – March 21) Ellwood Lane, a senior, electrical engineering major at Howard University from Baltimore, Maryland, this week was named a Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”.

This honor student and future design engineer plans to make a difference by creating the next generation of innovative technology. At Howard, Ellwood is actively involved with the Institute of Electrical Engineering, the National Society of Black Engineers, and Tau Beta Pi Honor Society.

Howard University in Washington, DC is the Foundation’s School of the Month for March which is part of its on-going effort to help keep students in historically black colleges and universities.

The Hercules Scholarship is named after Joyner’s father, the late Hercules Joyner, who was a strong supporter of higher education. To be a candidate for the scholarship, students must be male, attend a Foundation “School of the Month”, have a grade point average of at least 3.5, and be a campus leader involved in the community with a career goal toward making a difference in the quality of life for his race. The scholars each receive a scholarship grant of $1,500 that is paid directly to their school to help offset their college expenses.

Founded in 1998, the Tom Joyner Foundation (http://tomjoynerfoundation.org) has focused on its primary mission of helping to keep students enrolled in Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs). The Foundation has raised more than $60 million to help keep students enrolled in black colleges, has assisted more than 25,000 students and worked with more than 100 HBCUs. Each week, the Foundation announces outstanding male student scholarship winners, called Hercules Scholars, on the nationally syndicated radio show hosted by its founder, Tom Joyner.

Dorian Francois of Howard University Named Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”

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(Dallas – March 14) Dorian Francois, a sophomore, biology major at Howard University from Miami, Florida, this week was named a Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”.

This honor student and future pediatric surgeon plans to make a difference in the health care industry for infants. At Howard, Dorian is a resident assistant, chapel assistant, peer tutor, and finds time to mentor at a community center.

Howard University in Washington, DC is the Foundation’s School of the Month for March which is part of its on-going effort to help keep students in historically black colleges and universities.

The Hercules Scholarship is named after Joyner’s father, the late Hercules Joyner, who was a strong supporter of higher education. To be a candidate for the scholarship, students must be male, attend a Foundation “School of the Month”, have a grade point average of at least 3.5, and be a campus leader involved in the community with a career goal toward making a difference in the quality of life for his race. The scholars each receive a scholarship grant of $1,500 that is paid directly to their school to help offset their college expenses.

Founded in 1998, the Tom Joyner Foundation (http://tomjoynerfoundation.org) has focused on its primary mission of helping to keep students enrolled in Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs). The Foundation has raised more than $60 million to help keep students enrolled in black colleges, has assisted more than 25,000 students and worked with more than 100 HBCUs. Each week, the Foundation announces outstanding male student scholarship winners, called Hercules Scholars, on the nationally syndicated radio show hosted by its founder, Tom Joyner.

Naim Vann of Howard University Named Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”

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(Dallas – March 7) Naim Vann, a sophomore, radio and film major, theatre arts minor at Howard University from Brooklyn, New York, this week was named a Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”.

This 3.6 honor student plans to become a filmmaker. At Howard, Naim is a member of the Howard U. Film Organization, Rampage Dance Group, and Slowe Hall Council.

Howard University in Washington, DC is the Foundation’s School of the Month for March which is part of its on-going effort to help keep students in historically black colleges and universities.

The Hercules Scholarship is named after Joyner’s father, the late Hercules Joyner, who was a strong supporter of higher education. To be a candidate for the scholarship, students must be male, attend a Foundation “School of the Month”, have a grade point average of at least 3.5, and be a campus leader involved in the community with a career goal toward making a difference in the quality of life for his race. The scholars each receive a scholarship grant of $1,500 that is paid directly to their school to help offset their college expenses.

Founded in 1998, the Tom Joyner Foundation (http://tomjoynerfoundation.org) has focused on its primary mission of helping to keep students enrolled in Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs). The Foundation has raised more than $60 million to help keep students enrolled in black colleges, has assisted more than 25,000 students and worked with more than 100 HBCUs. Each week, the Foundation announces outstanding male student scholarship winners, called Hercules Scholars, on the nationally syndicated radio show hosted by its founder, Tom Joyner.

Howard University named March’s School of the Month

 

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The Tom Joyner Foundation is recognizing Howard University in Washington, DC, as the March 2013 School of the Month.

The foundation, formed by the nationally syndicated radio personality, chose Howard as part of its on-going effort to assist these institutions in broadening and strengthening their efforts to raise money to help keep students attending HBCUs.

As one of the Tom Joyner Foundation ‘Schools of the Month’, each school will be promoted by the Tom Joyner Morning Show and receive those funds raised from listeners, alumni and other interested parties that month.  The show, aired in 115 markets around the country, reaches nearly eight million listeners every week.

On March 2, 1867, Howard University was designated as “a University for the education of youth in the liberal arts and sciences.” Howard was named for General Oliver O. Howard, a Civil War hero who was both a founder of the University and, at the same time, commissioner of the Freedman’s Bureau.

Howard is one of only 48 U.S. private, Doctoral/Research-Extensive universities. The university is comprised of 12 schools and colleges with students enjoying academic pursuits in more than 120 areas of study.

The university’s tradtion of providing a quality education has laid the foundation for an experienced, dynamic, and diverse experience while preparing students with a succesful education to lead them in their chosen career paths.

Today, Howard University continues to attract the nation’s top students and produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D.s than any other university in the world. Howard has produced a Rhodes Scholar, A Truman Scholar, six Fulbright Scholars and nine Pickering Fellows since 1998.

The Foundation’s ‘Schools of the Month’ for the rest of the year are as follows:  April – Florida Memorial University, Miami, Fl.; May – Kentucky State University, Frankfort, KY.; June – University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Pine Bluff, AR; July – Dillard University, New Orleans, LA; August – Savannah State University, Savannah, GA; September – Grambling State University, Grambling, LA; October – North Carolina A&T University, Greensboro, NC; November – Alcorn State University, Lorman, MS.

 

Hampton, Howard Inaugural Partners in FOX/HBCU Media Alliance

Fox Hampton, Howard Inaugural Partners in FOX/HBCU Media Alliance

HBCU Digest

February 14, 2013

Fox today announced a new media alliance and development program exclusively for students and alumni of historically black colleges and universities. The FOX/HBCU Media Alliance will exclusively recuit and develop students from HBCUs for careers in film and television, and will assist in increasing diversity in media and entertainment with alumni opportunities in Fox’s media holdings.

“As a HBCU alumnus, I know first-hand the extraordinary level of talent coming out of these schools,” said Nicole Bernard, Senior Vice President, and head of FOX Audience Strategy, who received her undergraduate degree at Howard University before securing her J.D. at Georgetown University Law Center.  “Fox has been a strong supporter of HBCUs, but now we want to elevate those efforts by creating a robust and unprecedented resource that harnesses the talent that HBCUs produce.

I am excited that we will have the opportunity – through regional events, workforce initiatives and social networking platforms – to not only identify, cultivate and advance the best and brightest from this vast community, but to provide an array of tangible platforms for their creative gifts.”

“It is exciting to have a major entertainment entity such as FOX do more than simply acknowledge the depth of talent that the African-American community has to offer the filmmaking and entertainment industry, but to also help nurture that talent through these new HBCU initiatives,” said Sidney A. Ribeau, Ph.D., President of Howard University.  This partnership will help Howard and other HBCUs to continue their tradition of producing quality talent that creates award-winning work.”

“We are pleased to learn that FOX Audience Strategy is making a commitment to partner with HBCUs so that the organization might take advantage of the outstanding and talented students, faculty, and alumni found in our institutions,” said Dr. William R. Harvey, President of Hampton University.  “I believe that Fox Entertainment and the country will be better off as a result of this initiative.”

According to the release, the FHMA will be based in Los Angeles, and will have chapters in Washington D.C. and New York City.

HUAA February 2013 E-Newsletter

Read excerpts from the Howard University Alumni Association (HUAA) February 2013 E-Newsletter.

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Howard History Month
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Here we are just in time for another edition of Black History Month, or as those of us in the talented tenth like to call it: ‘Howard History’ Month.  We Bison know that when having any type of discussion about Black/African-American history, that conversation will ultimately come back to Howard University.

Whether we are talking past, present or future, there is no portion of the African Diaspora that hasn’t been influenced in some way by a connection to Alma Mater.  Sure there are always exceptions to the rule, but the good news is that with over 60,000 living alumni and another graduating class this May, Howard is poised to affect history well into the next millennium.

I’d like to take this time to acknowledge our history making alumni, which of course includes you and me.  Howard History is not just Black history, it is World History and we celebrate it EVERY day of the year. 

In honor of the season, here is a roll call of some of our trailblazing Alumni. This is by no means an exhaustive list:

Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall; Governor L. Douglas Wilder; author Toni Morrison; Savage Holdings LLC CEO Frank Savage; actress Phylicia Rashad; soprano Jessye Norman; producer and director Debbie Allen; Civil rights leader Vernon Jordan; Ambassador Andrew Young; Mayor Shirley Franklin;  actress Tariji P. Henson; poet Imamu Amiri Baraka; lawyer and editor Mary Ann Shadd Cary; sculptor Elizabeth Catlett; General Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. ;actor and activist Ossie Davis; and Mayor David Dinkins;

Can you name the fields where the following Alumni made history?

Bali White, David Oliver, Lori Stokes, Kellye Lynn, Hal Jackson, Kenny Lattimore, Richard Smallwood, Crystal Bailey, Ananda Lewis, Vashti Murphy McKenzie, Beth Brown, Ira Andrew Harden, Malaak Compton-Rock, The Honorable Ewart Brown, Aisha N. Brauerboy, Williams V. Bell, and Adrian Fenty

Where will YOU make history? The Time Is Now!

Chris Washington, President

HUAA

 

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The Howard University Alumni Club of Greater Washington DC is proud to have awarded five $1,000 scholarships to Howard University undergraduate students who demonstrated exceptional excellence in education. Congrats to them all.
Bison On The Vineyard 2012 Check Presentation
 HUAA February 2013 E Newsletter

HUAA President, Chris Washington presents a $10,000 check to Howard University President Sidney Ribeau as proceeds from Bison On the Vineyard 2012 went to support the  Library Restoration Project. In attendance L-R – El Hadji  Diagne (Department of Alumni Relations), Dr. Charles Boyd (Alumni  Trustee), Renee Higginbotham-Brooks (Trustee), President Sidney Ribeau,  HUAA President hris Washington, Shelia Marshall (BOV 2012 Co-Chair),  Nesta Bernard (VP, University Advancement and Alumni Relations).  Bison  on The Vineyard 2013 “Seventh Heaven” is scheduled for August 21st-25th.  Make your plans now to be there.

 

BISON ON THE YARD
Longtime Director Recognized for Helping to Shape Careers
 HUAA February 2013 E Newsletter
Carol Y. Dudley, director of the Office of Career Development in the School  of Communications, has been helping Howard students navigate and secure  internships and sustainable careers for more than three decades. She is a mentor, surrogate mother and as one alum notes “a shining example of  someone who has your best interest at heart.”Read more of this story and many others in the Capstone
http://www.howard.edu/capstone/jan2013/feature1.html

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