1960's In Memoriam: Alumni

Estelle Abrams, DH.Cer. 1960, M.S. 1963, died July 2, 2015. After graduating from Howard, she worked
as a researcher at the National Library of Medicine. She also spent several years working at the World Health Organization library in Geneva, Switzerland, training librarians on collecting medical articles and creating databases. Abrams was an accomplished sculptor and artist who volunteered as a tutor for schoolchildren. She was 89.

Dr. Judy Ann Christian, B.A. 1968, died March 24, 2015. Following her time at Howard, she became a professor and dean of the colleges of Education and Human Ecology and of the Arts and Sciences at University of the District of Columbia. She was a member of the Eastern Panhandle Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She was 95.

Marsha Fuller, M.S.W. 1969, died Oct. 15, 2015.

Neva Roberts, B.A. 1968, died Oct. 18, 2015. After graduating from Howard, she was a D.C. Public Schools foreign language teacher, completing a 22-year career at Dunbar Senior High School in 1992. She was 92.

Sylvia Jean Shaw, D.I.P.N. 1961, died July 25, 2015. Following graduation from Howard, she worked at medical facilities in Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, Georgia, and Bonham and Sherman, Texas. She was77.

Brenda Lee Thompson Carter, B.S. 1969, died June 16, 2016. She worked for several years at the Food and Drug Administration in Washington, D.C., and then began her professional career in Montgomery, Alabama, as a laboratory technician for the Alabama Department of Public Health. Thompson Carter earned her Master of Public Administration degree from Auburn University in Montgomery, Ala., and began working in public education with the Alabama Commission on Higher Education. She later culminated her professional career by serving as the director of academic programs for the commission, retiring in 2006. She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. for 49 years. She was 68. 




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