Inspirational alumni who affect change.

Alex Aaron smiles at camera and a blurred landscape is behind.

Howard University not only shaped who Alex Aaron (B.B.A. ’11) was as a child, it molded the man he has become: a widely-respected real estate developer who’s transforming the landscape of...

Alex Aaron: Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Blank Slate Development By Cassandra Spratling LLC

As Allison Green (M.A. ’95) was winding down her graduate studies in psychology and preparing for what she thought would be a career as a psychotherapist, a brochure on display at Howard...

Allison Green: Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer and Head of Employee Engagement, Lincoln Financial
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.

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