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Class Notes: Spring/ Summer 2024

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Class of 1994

Thirty years ago, the Class of 1994 saw Bill Clinton take office, the founding of Amazon, the Branch Davidian standoff in Waco, Texas, O.J. Simpson in the white Bronco, Jurassic Park in the theater, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg sworn into the Supreme Court.


D’Artagnan Bebel (BA ’82), SVP-GM of KRIV (Fox) and KTXH (MNT) Houston has been named general manager and head of programming for the streaming network Fox Soul.


Todd A. Perkins (BS ’91) earned his PhD in electrical and computer engineering from Oakland University. After starting his professional engineering career at WHUR 33 years ago, he will be shifting his career focus to academy this Fall.

Andrea Wright (BBA ’98) has been appointed to the Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) board of directors for a three year term. 


Toya L. Evans (MBA ’02), co-owner of Healthy Living Ventures, a mother-and-daughter franchise development team, recently added the first V/O Med Spa in Virginia to her portfolio. The spa is located at Potomac Town Center in Woodbridge, Virginia and offers services such as skin rejuvenation treatments such as hydrafacials, peels and microneedling, cosmetic injectables and fillers; and wellness treatments including I/V Hydration, hormone replacement therapy; and weight loss services.

Adama Zawadi (MDiv ’02) recently earned his Doctorate in Ministry from Mercer University, McAfee School of Theology at the age of 73. She serves as an associate minister at Cornerstone Christian Church along with her minister husband, Rev. Alimayu Oding (MDiv ’04).

Porsche Gordon (BBA ’02, MBA ’07) is the new vice president of advancement at Ronald McDonald House Charities Bay Area (RMHC Bay Area).

Carlton Washington (BA ’03), co-founder of 4Ever Young Solutions, recently announced that his company had been acquired by Highmount Madison in late December. 4Ever Young Solutions is a provider of hormone replacement therapy and anti-aging treatments that Washington launched in 2014.

Kaysia M. Earley, Esq. (BA ’04), a lawyer in Broward County, Florida, was recently named Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys from the National Trial Lawyers Association.


Camonia Graham-Tutt (PhD ’10), interim associate vice chancellor of academic affairs att the University of Hawai’i – West O’ahu, was recently accepted into the HBCU Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) at Clark Atlanta University as one of its 2024 cohort of HBCU fellows, an assembly of individuals poised to emerge as the next generation of HBCU executive leaders.

Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams

Jessica Williams (BS/BA ’14) was recently named a 2024 American Dental Association 10 Under 10 Awardee. Dentists who have graduated in under ten years and “demonstrate excellence and inspire others in science, research & education, practice excellence, philanthropy, leadership and advocacy” are selected for this award. 


Virgil Parker (BA ’21) has been selected as an alumni ambassador for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, representing Howard University.


This story appears in the Spring/ Summer 2024 issue.
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