Inspirational alumni who affect change.

Kemp Powers

As Kemp Powers was handed the script to Disney Pixar’s “Soul,” he knew the lead character, Joe Gardner, needed some more life breathed into him. And it wasn’t because the...

Putting the Heart in "Soul"

When Natasha Graves (B.S. ’12) was planning a trip to Scottsdale, Arizona, she found very little information about tourist activities besides hiking. It was incredibly frustrating, considering...

Crowdsourcing Accessible Vacations

When Nadine Chapman (B.S. ’90) joined the World Bank Group (WBG) as a mediation officer in August 2000, she was inspired by the diversity of the staff. However, she noted the absence of African...

Bringing Howard to the World Bank Group

What stands in the way of a talented aspiring doctor from having a successful career in medicine? Cost.

That’s what Greg Umphrey (M.D. ’02) and his wife, Alyx Porter Umphrey, M.D., noted...

Elevating Medical Students by Lowering Financial Barriers
Dionne Ledbetter

She was known as “DJ Magic” during her undergraduate days at Howard for her talent spinning music at parties, but now Dionne Ledbetter (B.F.A. ’20) has added another credential to her list:...

Dionne ‘DJ Magic’ Ledbetter: DJ & Documentarian
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

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