2000's In Memoriam: Alumni

Abikanile Mack-Williams, J.D. 2011, died Sept. 14, 2014. Mack-Williams was an attorney in the state public defender’s office in Baltimore. Prior to joining the public defender’s office, she clerked for Chief Judge Robert M. Bell of the Maryland Court of Appeals.Mack-Williams was also active in My Sister’s Circle, a mentorship program for young girls in Baltimore residing in disadvantaged neighborhoods. She was 26 years old.

Kernie Anderson served more than 30 years as a vice president or general manager of radio stations in various markets throughout the country. His most noteworthy radio station position was in Philadelphia. He launched his career in 1963 in the Washington, D.C., area at WQMR-AM/WGAY-FM, moving from messenger to program producer. He later became a merchandising and marketing assistant. Anderson spent two years in the U.S. Army before moving to Miami, where he served as a traffic director, program director and assistant to the general manager/managing partner at WOCN-AM/FM. Toward the end of Anderson’s career, he was chairman/CEO for the African World News Program. One of his proudest accomplishments was his role in maintaining WDAS “Unity Day” celebration in Philadelphia, one of the city’s biggest annual events. Anderson was in media for more than 35 years. He was 74.

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