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Reverend Dr. Sterling King Jr. served as faculty of the Howard University School of Business in 1976. With his master’s and doctorate in public health from UCLA, he eventually led Howard’s department of health services administration to full accreditation by the Accrediting Commission on Education for Health Services Administration, which resulted in Type A membership in the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. It was the first such accreditation for an HBCU. Subsequently, Reverend King attended the Howard University School of Divinity while he taught. He retired from Howard in 2010 as a tenured associate professor in the School of Business and chairman of the Department of Management. He also served as pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church in Bethesda, Maryland for 28 years. He retired from pastoral ministry in 2016. Among other family members, he is survived by his wife, Roslyn King, PharmD, who is the founding director of the Pharmacists and Continuing Education Center at Howard University.

Edward C. James (B.S. ’52), February 14, 2022, age 96. James had a long and accomplished career as an electrical engineer. He worked at the Federal Aviation Authority, designing the initial instrument landing system for many of the country’s major airports. He was a member of the team at Grumman Aircraft Corporation that developed the Lunar Excursion Module which was part of the Apollo 11 mission. He later became senior engineer at the U.S. Army Electronics Command, Fort Monmouth, and concluded his career after 20 years at the civilian grade equivalent to a Lieutenant Colonel.

Wayne Joel Jones (B.S. ’66), May 1, 2022, age 79. Jones was an electrical engineer who worked for several companies including Westinghouse, General Election, and Gulf Oil which became Chevron. He held a chief engineering position with the Maryland State Government, Mass Transit Administration until 2012. He was a member of ROTC through high school and while at Howard. He served one tour of combat in Vietnam and earned a National Defense Service Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal.



This story appears in the Spring/ Summer 2022 issue.
Article ID: 936

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