1960s Milestones: Alumni Achievements

General Lester Lyles (Ret.) (B.S. ’68) was appointed to the Virginia Humanities Board of Directors. The state humanities council seeks to tell the stories of all Virginians—or, better yet, find ways for people to tell their own stories. Lyles will serve a three-year term, which can be renewed once.

Ruby King and Harold Kings hug and smile.

Ruby King (Nursing Diploma, ’69) and Harold King celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 4, 2017. They met at Howard when Harold played football for the Bisons.

Their first date was at the football stadium for one of Harold’s football games.

Their favorite song is “Since I Lost My Baby” by the Temptations—the song that was playing when Harold asked Ruby to be his girl. One of their notable memories is their first anniversary, April 4, 1968, the day Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Their advice for a successful marriage: “through the bliss and storms, love always prevails.”




“Connecting You to HU” is our goal. Howard alumni truly define this university and reinforce the powerful legacy that is our alma mater.