Inspirational alumni who affect change.

Karen Carter

Karen S. Carter (B.S. ’94), remembers the day she snuck away from her high school class trip to Washington, D.C.

Karen Carter: Chief Human Resources Officer and the first Chief Inclusion Officer, Dow Chemical Co.

As a boy, Michael T. Sales (B.S. ’93) pencil-traced popular comic book characters onto paper. Later, he started conjuring up Southside Nefertiti, among others, in his own cast of Black comic...

Mike Sales Senior Director of Creative Design, NASCAR

For Charlene Jackson Thompson (J.D. ’94), the choices she makes about her family, career and volunteer work are deliberate.

“Everything for me comes from a place of service,” said Thompson...

Charlene Jackson Thompson: Attorney/President and CEO of Thompson Economic Development Services, LLC

Leah Aden ( J.D. ’ 06) enrolled at Howard University School of Law to gain tools to be an advocate for Black people and a social engineer fighting for equality.

“Because of the...

Leah Aden: Senior Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc.
Jennifer Ross

Jennifer L. Ross (BSc. Psych ’96) credits her brother’s frankness with oiling the wheels of her life.

Jennifer L. Ross, National Collegiate Preparatory Public Charter High School
D.C. Bankruptcy Attorney and 2016 President of the National Bar Association

Being a stockholder on Wall Street just wasn’t satisfying enough for Kevin Judd (J.D. ’92). Judd wanted to embark on a...

Kevin Judd: D.C. Bankruptcy Attorney

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