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Howard University Alumni Community Update 11/2

by Chris Walker

Journey to 150 #HowardU150

For 150 years, the University has been a global leader in academics, social justice and service. As we embark upon this historical occasion, join us in sharing your reflections, memories and milestones by using the hashtag #HowardU150 or by emailing 150years@howard.edu. Go post your photos, upload your videos and engage in online dialogue to share your story.

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Making the News

Introducing a new Power 100 this year: The playmakers of 2016
President Frederick made the Washington Business Journal Power 100.

Alumni On the Move

Howard University alumna and former Olympic skier Seba Johnson (Class of 1997) has her skis displayed at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture that opened to the public on Saturday, September 24, 2016.

At the age of 14, Johnson crossed two barriers at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary: she was the youngest skier and the first black female alpine skier to compete in the games. While she didn’t medal, she came in 28th of 64 in the giant slalom competition.

Now her skis are enshrined in the first exhibit at the 400,000-square-foot museum at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Situated among other black athletes like Jesse Owens, Johnson’s skis are displayed among nearly 37,000 artifacts, from clothing to literature to slavery and segregation in the building.

“It’s almost like the gold medal I never won,” Johnson said about being included in the museum’s first exhibit.

Seba Johnson is a 1997 graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences who now lives in Los Angeles and works as a special education educator. She also frequently speaks to school-age children about her journey as a young black athlete in a traditionally white sport.

Congratulations Seba on your outstanding accomplishments!

Alumni On the Move 11/02/2016 – Seba Johnson ’97

Ecumenical prayer at Rankin Chapel on Sunday, voting on Tuesday.

The ‘Friends of Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel’ present: A Candlelight Prayer Vigil for our Nation with keynote speaker Colbert I. King, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Washington Post. All are welcome.

Howard Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony 11/19

Howard University Athletic Department 2016 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Tickets are available.
11/19/2016 7:00 PM

Howard University will hold its Bi-Annual Athletic Hall of Fame Induction ceremony on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Blackburn Center on campus in Washington, D.C. Twenty-eight former athletes, administrators, teams and three Buffalo Soldier Award recipients will be inducted for contributions to the athletics program. Bison Express sponsors this recurring event.

Ticket Price:

$125.00 per person.

Athlete Inductees:

Antoine Bethea (football), James Bradford (weightlifting), Arthur Cox (wrestling), Carla Ellis (volleyball), Ben Harris (football), Elijah Thurman (football), Carlton Hinds (soccer), Aaron Shingler (basketball), Laura Phillip-Samotshozo (TaeKwonDo), Dong Ja Yang (TaeKwonDo), Donna Wood (women’s basketball, track and field), Fred Hill (basketball), James Terry (basketball), Brenda Bailey-Short (track and field), Gosnell White (track and field), Eugene Davis (basketball) and Raneika Bean (women’s soccer).

Administrator Inductees:

The former administrators who will be honored include Dr. Carl E. Anderson, the late Leo Miles and Sondra Norrell-Thomas.

Team Inductees:

The five teams that will be inducted are the 1980-81 and 1986-87 men’s basketball teams, the 1961-68 swimming and diving teams, the 1969 cricket team and the 1994 women’s volleyball team.

Buffalo Soldier Award Inductees:

The Buffalo Soldier Award will be presented to Deborah Johnson, Ed Hill Jr., and Karen House. The inductees will also be honored during Howard’s final football game on Saturday, November 19, 2016.

The inductees will also be honored during Howard’s final football game on Saturday, November 19, 2016.

Important Health Conference in November

International Conference on Stigma

The International Conference on Stigma has made Howard University a leader in the fight against HIV and other health-related stigma and discrimination, which often prevent affected individuals from receiving the care they need. This is a grass roots effort, led by pediatrician, Sohail Rana, MD, and a dedicated team including HU alumna Patricia Houston ’96. Dedicated alumni are needed to help in the fight for social justice in healthcare. To help continue the mission, register to attend the 7th Annual Conference on November 18, 2016 and/or donate to help continue fighting stigma.

November Events

Howard University Athletic Department 2016 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
International Conference on Stigma
School of Divinity Centennial (100th) Alumni Convocation

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM by: William Shakespeare

Director: Raymond Caldwell and Choreographer: Tiffany L. Quinn

November 2-5, 2016

For ticket information contact: Howard University Department of Theatre Arts
202-806-7700 or hutheatrearts@gmail.com

Howard University Symphony Orchestra

On Saturday, November 12th at 3pm in the Ira Aldridge Theater, the Howard University Symphony Orchestra will perform its Fall Concert. The program will feature works by Purcell, Bartok and William Grant Still. The concert is free and open to the public.

More Homecoming Recaps


Essence Magazine’s Recap of the 2016 Howard University Homecoming was EPIC

Click here to check out the coverage(Essence Article by Joslyn Winkfield & Dominique Hobdy)

2016 Howard Homecoming Recap

“Blueprint: Recognizing the Past, Celebrating the Present, Embracing the Future” Click to view the photo gallery.

Donation Opportunities

Giving Newsletter!

Donor Roll Call

Give Now

Reunion Class Giving by Class Year

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