MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Real Facts ... No April Fooling
How often have you heard
the following said:
- “You can’t get a good
education at a HBCU”
- “The HBCU experience
doesn’t measure up”
- “Why go to a HBCU, the
world is not all Black”
- “Howard may be good, but
it’s not that good”
- “Bison support Howard
better than other alumni at their schools”
No doubt, you have heard any or all of the above,
and probably already had your responses all lined up, but the last statement
might stop you in your tracks. FACT: we
as Howard alumni do not support Alma Mater the way we should and certainly not
better than any other alumni group. This
is my point, since we, as Howard alumni, do talk about the fact that we are
better than any other alumni group out there.
Here’s another FACT: our alumni giving rate is only around 10%.
So who’s more foolish? Us, for believing we are better? Or Congress,
for supporting Howard when we don’t...? Did I touch a nerve? I hope so, and,
that is my other point. This is not
about shaming us for our past but encouraging us, from this point onward, to do
better than what the best alumni groups are doing because we are better than the best alumni groups anywhere. So we say, now
we must prove.
If we, as Bison, are not willing to step up for our
own University, whom are we fooling?
Howard Trustee, Renee Higginbotham-Brooks, said it
best during the 146th Charter Day Convocation: “we as alumni, must
own the responsibility of Howard University.” The Board of Trustees Chair Emeritus, Frank
Savage, echoed that sentiment with his own words: “The world needs Howard at
That is my charge, and as President of the Howard
University Alumni Association, I therefore charge you to take this opportunity
to enroll with HUAA, donate to the University, and let’s show the world that
Howard Bison are no fools. The Time Is
Chris Washington, President
The Great Debate
Howard alumni and Howard Debate Team at the Great Debate In Harlem. From left: HUAC NYC
President - Samantha Wilson; HUAA President - Chris Washington; the
Howard Debate Team; HUAA Immediate Past President - Kimberly C.
Singleton; HUAA Vice-President of Administration - Akil Kamau.
HUAA Awards Emergency Scholarships to Students
During Charter Day weekend at Howard University, HUAA Elected Leadership posed outside of Howard Hall with current students from Springfield, MA and Atlanta, GA who were recently awarded HUAA Emergency Scholarships. From left are: Kristen M. Clark - HUAA Region I Chair, Moriah Wilkins, Margo Bouchet - HUAA Vice-President of Membership, Dawn Cooper - HUAA Vice-President of Finance, Chris Washington - HUAA President, Akil Kamau - HUAA Vice President of Administration, Hazel Robinson - HUAA Recording Secretary, Audrey Watson - HUAA Region III Chair and Krystal Gilbert.
HBCU College Fair in Denver
Jabari Smith, second from left, representing for HUAA and Howard University at
the HBCU College Fair at Denver East High School on March 16th, 2013.
Greater Memphis Club host Potluck & Mixer for ASB Kickoff
On March 10, 2013, HUAC of Greater Memphis hosted a Potluck & Mixer to
kick off HU Alternative Spring Break (ASB) in Memphis for it's inaugural
year! Pictured above is HUAC GM Secretary, Fatina Caldwell, middle,
with Howard students enjoying the potluck. Over 50 students were greeted by
HUAC GM members at Lipscomb and Pitts conference center for a Bison
welcome to the Bluff City. Congratulations to Memphis native and Howard
sophomore Ayanna McFarland and HUAC GM Vice President, Jan L. Mitchell
for their hard work adding Memphis to the HU ASB sites! We're excited
about next year!
Region 1 To Host Sip 'N Save Fundraiser
I HUAA has been approached to collaborate with three other HBCU's for a
team to walk in the New York AIDS Walk in May 2013. We will implement
this as a Region I, Bison in Action initiative. The region and
individual clubs were asked to implement at least one Bison in Action
activity. These are Public Service and Advocacy activities (From
awareness to action). The walk falls in line with this.
to Sip N Save on April 18, 2013 from 6-9 p.m.
!! Please join us in this Region I
~Bison in Action~ Initiative as we collaborate with other HBCU's to
raise AIDS awareness. Please share this with other Howard University
Alumni. Here is the RSVP link. http://sipandsave.eventbrite.com/
Howard University Alumni Club of Atlanta Welcomed ASB Students to the A-T-L
The Atlanta Club hosted a dinner for the
Alternative Spring Break students their first night in Atlanta.The
students seemed to appreciate words of advice from alumni Carlton
Lockard and Shawntel Hebert (pictured). Many thanks to alum Erica Lewis for organizing this wonderful evening.
We were thrilled to have the Baby
Bison join us at our Charter Day Awards Dinner later in the week. They
"stole the show"! After a busy week in Atlanta, the chance to bust a
move on the dance floor is just what they needed.
We deeply thank these
extraordinary students for their service to the Atlanta community! We
look forward to welcoming the 2014 ASB students to Atlanta!
Howard University Alumni Club of New Jersey Presents:
Meet Frank Savage!
2013 Charter Day keynote speaker.
Book signing & QA session.
Read the book & come ready to engage in enlightening conversation on
Saturday, April 6, 2013.
An HBCU alumni reception will immediately follow. Admittance only for those that RSVP by April 1 at email@example.com.
HUAC-PGC Family Movie Day
Saturday, April 13th
"42" (the Jackie Robinson story)
starring Howard alum, Chadwick Boseman
Regal Bowie Stadium 14
15200 Major Landsdale Blvd.
Bowie, MD 20716
For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Howard University Alumni Club of Greater Los Angles Club Tackles 5K Run Fundraiser
Howard University Alumni Club of Greater Los Angeles participated in a 5K Run Fundraiser. From left: Cheryl Bland, Centrina Jackson, Lawrence Huley, Dana Huley, Janet Haley, Pamela Daves and Pamela Huley (Event Chairperson).
Howard University Alumni Club of Prince George's County Sharing in Bison Love
of the Howard University Alumni Club of Prince George's County gathered
for a pre-Valentine's dinner at Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville,
Maryland on Wednesday, February 13th, to mix, mingle, and renew
memberships as well as celebrate the best kind of love around--Bison
HUAC-PGC Assists Office of Admissions
of the Howard University Alumni Club of Prince George's County assisted
the Office of Admissions on Saturday, March 23rd, with sorting and
filing student applications. Earlier in March, HUAC-PGC Special Events
chair, Deborah Walker, organized a luncheon for the Office of
Admission's staff as well in appreciation for all of their hard work
throughout the year.
Howard University Alumni Club of Houston Reads Across America
Baltimore Alum Hosts Dinner For 50 ASB Students from Howard
On March 11, the Howard University Alumni Club of
Baltimore hosted dinner at New Psalmist Baptist Church for 50
Alternative Spring Break students from Howard. The students were in
Baltimore for the first time for ASB 2013 where they addressed gang
violence in the city.
Pictured with the students are HUAC Baltimore
President, Donyale Smith; Vice President, Brian Hall, and alumni Natalie
HU Symphonic Band Comes to Grace Episcopal Church
Grace Episcopal Church presents the Howard University Symphonic Band and St. John's University "Voices of Victory" will perform at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11432 on Saturday, April 20th, 2013 at 7 p.m. Suggested donation of $20; children, High School and College students with valid ID are free.
Howard University Alumni
Club of Baltimore's presents
2013 Annual Day at the Races
Saturday April 27, 2013
Pimlico Race Course
5201 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
Tickets are still on sale for HUAC
Baltimore's Day at the Races. As HUAC Baltimore's signature event, we
look forward to dining and socializing with friends and family as we
raise funds for our Mamie Carroll Woodford Scholarship Fund. Last year
we raised over $1,200 for the scholarship fund and we know we will
surpass that this year with your support!
To register and pay for
tickets, click here: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e6z0giqo4501a497&llr=o6kkgckab
THE ART OF INTERPRETATION
THE ART OF INTERPRETATION - ART EXHIBIT
801 K STREET NW
WASHINGTON DC 20001
MAY 15TH, 2013
6:00PM – 9:30PM
one-night art exhibit and fundraiser inspired by the work of Howard
University artists. A portion of the proceeds from ticket and art sales
will go to benefit the HUAC-GWDC student scholarship and club programs.
SPECIAL GUEST ARTISTS:
Summer Brown, Jay Durrah, Eddie Fonto, James Jones & Richard Waldo Wilson
HUAA Member Discount
Good for non-floor, weekend package tickets only
Expires June 1
BISON ON THE VINEYARD
Black Male Initiative - College Readiness Series
University Alumni Club of Greater Hartford in partnership with the GHMYLP, hosted a seven session College
Readiness series for their Black Male Initiative(BMI) The Seven workshops were: College
is for YOU if you want it - Overview; Calling
Cards: A Good Resume Opens Doors; PSAT/SAT/ACT
tips, Study Schedule for Success and Charting Your Course; Get
Paid to Learn: Scholarships
Searching & Requirements, Work-Study, Letters of Recommendation; The
Real Cost of College: Fees,
Food and Borrowing to Pay for College - Taking the Fear out of FAFSA; College
Credit: Get SMART!; and Career
Readiness: What Color is Your Parachute?
for Teens. Alum Nyema Pinkney, HUACGH BMI Chair
poses with a BMI participant and a BMI volunteer/parent.
HUAC of Greater Hartford Reads Across America
University Club of Greater Hartford implemented its annual Read Across America(RAA) campaign. The
club’s event chairs Glen and Elka Spencer developed
Readers to Become Leaders Barnes and Noble Bookfair, a six day on-line book donation opportunity for alum to support
the RAA campaign. For the second year, books were donated to Metacomet Elementary School Library and the school hosted a Read Across America day. The event chairs worked with the Metacomet school's principal to develop a wishlist of books. The Metacomet
School Choir is
pictured at the in-store kick off event at the Manchester, CT Barnes and
Noble Bookstore, where the event netted books and raised funds that
were directed to the school's library. The event chairs also hosted
three in person book donations and a Friends and Family
fundraiser at Ruby Tuesdays during the HUAC Greater Hartford's 2013
Charter Week Celebration. Kudos to Glen and Elka for taking the club's
Read Across America to the next level!!
Howard University Pharmacy Alumni Association
Annual Alumni Gala Weekend
April 12-13, 2013
6400 Ivy Lane, Greenbelt, MD 20770
BISON ON THE YARD
President Bill Clinton to Deliver 2013 Commencement Address
We are proud to announce President Bill Clinton will deliver this year's Commencement address at Howard University on Saturday, May 11, on the Upper Quadrangle of the main campus.
“We are thrilled that President Clinton has agreed to deliver this year’s Commencement address,” President Sidney Ribeau said. “As 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.”Read More>>
RETOOL OUR SCHOOL
Howard University is once again competing in the Home Depot “Retool Your School” grant competition to revitalize the campus with an eco-friendly project. The University is competing with other HBCUs for a $50,000 award.
To vote and review project descriptions, visit www.retoolyourschool.com/vote-now.aspx. You may vote for the University once every day until voting closes on April 15.
Toyota Green Initiative Campus Promise Drive Howard is participating in this year’s Toyota Green Initiative Campus Promise Drive, a competition to get the most students and university community members to promise to live sustainable lives on behalf of their school. The school with the most promises at the end of the contest will win a $1,000 scholarship endowment and $4,000 toward building a new (or refurbishing a) Green House on campus. Get your friends and family involved so Howard can win!
Visit toyotagreen.com for the pledge. The competition lasts until April 7. Follow the Office of Sustainability on Twitter at @GreenBison1867, and on Facebook.com/HUSustainability.
HUAC-GH Charter Week Recap 2013
marked the 2nd annual 2013 Charter Week celebration for the Howard
University Alumni Cub of Greater Hartford. This Region I
Initiative encourages Region I clubs to raise the awareness of Howard
University within local communities with a series of events to engage
the public, students and alumni. This year HUACGH participated in a
Black History Month Celebration, worshiped in the church of an alumni
pastor, reached out to Bison throughout the nation, collected book
donations for the club's Read Across America campaign, implemented a
social media campaign as well as hosted a fundraiser with a
local restaurant. "The club has implemented a number of activities
within the Greater Hartford area and the community is taking notice.
Charter Week is an additional opportunity for us to raise the profile of
our beloved Howard University in Connecticut." reports Kristen M. Clark, HUAC Greater Hartford President.
Howard Univ. Named School of the Month
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.
Cick here to donate to Howard University.
HUAC Baltimore Scholarship Committee
The Howard University Alumni Club of Baltimore are in need of volunteers to serve on the Scholarship Committee for
this year. The committee will review applications and select awardees
for the Mamie Carroll Woodford
Endowed Scholarship. If you are interested, please contact email@example.com.
Memorial Service for Bro. Worsham 'Chuck' Caldwell
A Memorial Service for Bro. Worsham 'Chuck' Caldwell will be held on Saturday, April 13th, 2013 at Washington Metropolitan AME Zion Church, 613 North Garrison, St. Louis, Missouri at 4 p.m. An Omega Service for Chuck is being planned...more details to
follow. Dress Code for Brothers...Black Suit, Purple Tie and White
Artist Open Call!The Howard University
Alumni Club of Greater Washington DC will host a one-night only artist
exhibit featuring HU artists in May 2013. Actual date is TBD. They are
holding an open call for HU undergraduate, graduate and alumni artists.
You must be present for this event. All inquiries can be sent to Natalie
Rance, HUAC-GWDC President, at firstname.lastname@example.org attn: Signature Event
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Upcoming Alumni Events
The Howard University Alumni Club of South Florida
will be co-hosting the South Florida HBCU Alumni Happy Hour and Networking event on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 from 6-9 p.m. at Bar Louie in Midtown, 3201 N. Miami Avenue, Suite 106, Miami, FL.
The Howard University Alumni Club of Prince George's County
will hold its next General Body meeting on Thursday, April 4th and May 2nd, 2013 at
NGEN, LLC, 1101 Mercantile Lane, Suite 100, Largo, MD 20774, from 7-8 p.m.
The Howard University Alumni Club of Prince George County will hold a General Body Meeting on Thursday, April 4th, 2013 from 7-8
p.m. at NGEN, LLC, 1101 Mercantile Lane, Suite 100, Largo, MD, 20774.
The Howard University Alumni Club of New Jersey
will sponsor an afternoon book signing with Frank Savage on Saturday, April 6th, 2013 at
1 p.m. at the Hilton East Brunswick, 3 Tower Center Boulevard, East Brunswick, NJ 08816.
The Howard University Alumni Club of Nashville will hold an interest meeting on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at 6 p.m. at Cohen Learning Center, 4805 Park Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209. The process of becoming a new club and new requirements instituted by the university will be discussed.
The Howard University Alumni Club of Prince George County will a spring mixer on Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at Peachez Cafe & Lounge, 5010 Brown Station Road, Upper Marlboro, MD, from 6-9 p.m.
The Howard University Alumni Club of Baltimore is planning a movie day for "42" starring Howard Alum Chadwick Boseman on Sunday, April 14th, 2013. For more information, contact email@example.com.
The Howard University Alumni Club of Greater Memphis will be volunteering at Target House for Craft Night (6:30-8:30) and Movie Night (5:30-8:30) on April 17th and 30th. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to sign up
. HUAC-GM will hold its General Body Meeting on April 22nd, 2013 at 6 p.m. at The Assisi Foundation, 515 Erin Drive, Memphis, TN 38117.
The Howard University Alumni Club of Richmond
will hold a General Body Meeting on Saturday, April 20th, 2013 from 11 a.m.-1
p.m. at Dumbarton Library, 6800 Staple Mills Road, Henrico, VA 23228. Please plan to attend and hear about the initiatives including the Freshmen Student Reception.
The Howard University Alumni Club of Cleveland
will hold its next General Body meeting on Sunday, April 21tst, 2013 at 6 p.m.
The Howard University Alumni Club of New York City
will hold a General Body Meeting on Thursday, April 25th, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at The Children's Aid Society, 150 East 45th Street, 4th Floor, between 3rd Avenue and Lexington.The Howard University Alumni Club of Pittsburgh will hold a Happy Hour/Meet and Greet on Thursday, April 25th, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at AVA Lounge, 126 S. Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15206. Open Mic begins at 9 p.m. Come out and meet fellow alumni in an effort to organize a formal HUAC-PGH club.
The Howard University Alumni Club of Greater Hartford,
along with GHMYLP, will hold Module 3 of its Black Male Initiative: Leadership in Sports & Advertising on Saturday, April 27th, 2013, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Metropolitan Learning Center, 1551 Blue Hills Avenue, Bloomfield, CT.
The Howard University Alumni Club of Prince George County, presents, Christmas in April Service Project on Saturday, April 27th, 2013 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Renovated location TBA. For more information, e-mail email@example.com
The Howard University Alumni Club of Baltimore
will hold its next General Body Meetings will be held Saturdays, May
4th at 11 a.m. at the Reisterstown Road Branch of the Enoch Pratt
Library, 6310 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, MD 21215.
• Bison In New Orleans for Essence Music Fest - July 4-7
• Bison On The Vineyard "Seventh Heaven" - August 21-25th, Martha's Vineyard, MA
• Nation's Football Classic, Washington, DC - September 7th
• Big Apple Classic at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY (December)
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