Inspirational alumni who affect change.

The path to becoming an established author, commentator, professor, editor and preacher has taken Dr. Cain Hope Felder (B.A. ‘66) from Howard to Princeton to Oxford, and back again, as he...

Dr. Cain Hope Felder: Longtime School of Divinity professor
Cheriss May

Cheriss May (B.A. ’94) always had a love for photography. Her passion soon became a career.

Cheriss May

What brought you to Howard University?

I was attending Chicago State University in 2002, and I came home one day and told my father I wanted to leave Chicago. He supported my decision...

Marchlena (Marci) Rodgers: Costume Designer

Growing up in historic Natchez, Mississippi, Joseph A.C. Smith (B.M. Ed. ’06; M.Div. ’10) has always been interested and invested in the plight of the African-American community. That yearning to...

Rev. Joseph A.C. Smith: Minister, Musician, Community-Builder

When Nicholas Askew (B.S. ’01) left Kinston, N.C., for Howard University, he was the third installment in a family trilogy.

Brothers Joseph Askew (B.B.A. ’92) and the late Mark Askew (B.B...

Nicholas Askew: HU's Head Swimming and Diving Coach

In a New York University neuroscience laboratory, where she was the only Black researcher, Jennifer Henry, then a Ph.D. candidate, confronted a hard truth.

“We had people look at faces (on...

Jennifer Henry: Founder, Hillpoint Preparatory


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