1970's In Memoriam: Alumni

Dr. Rodney D. Young, Pharm.D. 1974, died on July 1, 2018. After graduating from the College of Pharmacy, he earned his medical degree from the University of Miami.

He was a physician at the Palm Beach County Health Department before going on to open his own pediatric practice.

Charles Willoughby Sr., J.D. 1975, died on Oct. 14, 2018. After graduating with his law degree from Howard University, he worked as an attorney in U.S. government, New Orleans government, and at Southern Minnesota Legal Services.

Ronald Henry, Pharm. D. 1975, died on Oct. 28, 2018. After he graduated from Howard University, he became a licensed pharmacist in the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania.

He was employed as a pharmacist at Misericordia Hospital (now named Mercy Philadelphia Hospital) for 30 years and served as president of the Greater Philadelphia Pharmacy.

Janette Hoston Harris, M.A., 1972, Ph.D., 1975, died on Nov. 2, 2018. After graduating from Howard, she went on to become the District of Columbia’s Historian and founder of the Washington DC Hall of Fame Society. She also worked for the Peace Corps and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.

Harris taught in D.C. public schools and at the University of the District of Columbia, Bowie State University and Lorton Prison.





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