E-NEWSLETTER                                                 DECEMBER  2011



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Beginning January 1, 2012, applications will be accepted for the HUAA Emergency Scholarship and the Brenda Lawson Brown Scholarship
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Dec 1:  HUAC of New Jersey Holiday/Mixer Happy Hour. 5:00pm- 8:00pm. Moupou Tapas Restarant & Bar. For more information,go to


Dec 1: HUAC of Prince George's County General Body Meeting.  7:00pm - 8:30pm. NGEN, LLC, 1101 Mercantile Lane, Suite 100, Largo, MD  20774.  Special Speaker Series, "Financial Wellness". For more information, email


Dec 2:  HUAC of Greater Washington, DC  & HUAC of Nigeria Scholarship Fundraiser Holiday Party.   7:00pm-12:00 midnight. Embassy of Nigeria, 3519 International Court, NW, Washington, DC  20008.  HUAA members - $30, Non-HUAA member- $40, $50 at the door. Click here to purchase tickets. For more information, email Natalie Rance at


Dec 8: HUAC of Prince George's County Holiday Mixer.  6:00pm - 10:00pm. Half Note Lounge & Restaurant, 4881 Glenn Dale Road, Bowie, MD 20720. For more information, email


Dec 9: HUAC of Atlanta Annual Holiday Party and Scholarship Fundraiser. 7:00pm - 9:00pm.  The Drinkshop at the W Atlanta Hotel, 45 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd, Atlanta, GA  30308.  Scholarship donations and unwrapped toys for tots will be accepted.  For more information and to RSVP, email


Dec 9: HUAC of Westchester/Rockland Annual Holiday Party & Toy Drive.  6:00pm - 9:00pm. Home of Tresi Griffin, 58 Oliver Avenue, White Plains, NY.  RSVP by December 7th to Please bring 2 unwrapped toys.


Dec 9:  HUAC of Richmond, VA Holiday Extravaganza. 7:00pm - 10:00pm. The Lenc (Formerly the Hyperlink), 814 W. Grace Street, Richmond, VA  23220.  For more information, contact HUAC of Richmond President Sonja Holt at


Dec 10: HUAC of Indianapolis Charity Holiday Celebration. 4:00pm. Home of Dr. Charlene (Twigi) Walton, 5865 Winding Way Lane, Indianapolis, IN  46220. Please bring a canned good or an unwrapped child's gift.  RSVP by December 4th to Dr. Walton at (317) 255-5887 or Jenice Golson-Dunlap at (317) 263-3580.


Dec 10: HUAC of Prince George's County Annual December Charitable Giving Event. 9:00am-12:00pm. Mission of Love Charities, Inc, 6180 Old Central Avenue, Capitol Heights, MD  20743.  For more information, email


Dec 10:  HUAC of Baltimore invites you to "Mingle Bells". 1:00pm -3:00pm.  Columbia Art Center, 6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia, MD  21045. $10 for members, $12 for non-members, free for children under 12.  Click here to RSVP. For more information, contact Donyale Smith at or (410) 914-4222.


Dec 10:  HUAC of Prince George's County Annual December Charitable Giving Event. 9:00am - 12:00pm.  Mission of Love Charities, 6180 Old Central Avenue, Capital Heights, MD 20743. For more information, email


Dec 11:  HUAC of Greater Los Angeles Holiday Mixer. 4:00pm - 8:00pm. Cordially Inivted, 5571 W. Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles CA  90019. Click here for more information or email


Dec 12: HUAC of Philadelphia Holiday Happy Hour. 5:00pm-7:00pm. MidAtlantic Restaurant & Tap Room, 3711 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA  19104. Free parking (behind the restaurant on Filbert Street) with validation.  Bring an unwrapped toy to donate to local needy family. For more information, email


Dec 15-17: HUAC of Greater Hartford BMI Public Service Project. Volunteers needed. 5:00pm-10:00pm Thursday & Friday, 1:00pm-10:00pm Saturday. Weaver High's Doc Hurley Fieldhouse, 415 Granby Street, Hartford CT. For more information, email Nyema Pinkney at or Kristen Clark at


Dec 17:  HUAC of Greater Los Angeles Community Service at Midnight Mission.  12:30pm - 2:00pm. Midnight Mission, 601 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA  90014. Volunteers needed to serve lunch to the poor and low income.  Click here for more information and to volunteer or email


Dec 17:  HUAC of Westchester and Rockland Home for the Holidays Pizza Social.  12:30pm-3:00pm.  Westchester and Rockland Alumni will host a pizza social for Howard students home for the holidays. Junior League Westchester-on-Hudson, 35 South Broadway, 2nd Floor, Tarrytown, NY. RSVP by December 15th to For more information, contact Jackie Warner at (914) 733-2536.


Dec 19: HUAC of Indianapolis group meet-up for Howard University at Indiana University Men's Basketball.  6:30pm. Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.  For more information, email Larry Dunlap at


Dec 23:  HUAC of Greater Memphis Christmas Party. 7:00pm-12:00am. Home of Martavious Jones.  For more information, email


Dec 28: Region I meet-up for Howard University Women's Basketball at Seton Hall, Orange, New Jersey. 7:00pm.  For more information, email


Dec 30: Region I meet-up for Women's Basketball at Fairleigh Dickinson, Teaneck, New Jersey.  7:00pm.  For more information, email


Jan 16: HUAC of Greater Hartford BMI needs volunteers for the Delta Sigma Theta Sororiy, Inc. Martin Luther King Breakfast. 8:00am - 1:00pm. Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford CT. For more information, email Nyema Pinkney at or Kristen Clark at


Jan 28:  HUAC of Greater Hartford needs volunteers for BMI Module II - Leadership in Politics. 8:00am - 3:00pm. Hartford City Hall, Main Street, Hartford, CT. For more information, email Nyema Pinkney at or Kristen Clark at
Feb 10: HUAC of Greater Hartford presents A Heart to Melt the Snow II. 6:00pm. SAVE THE DATE.  For more information, email Rasheed Ali at
Feb 11: HUAC of Baltimore General Body Meeting. 11:00am. 
SAVE THE DATE . For more information, contact Donyale Smith at
Feb 18: Region I meet-up for Women's Tennis at St. John's, Queens, New York. 2:00pm. For more information, email
Feb 19: Region I meet-up for Women's Tennis at Long Island University, Long Island City, NY. 2:00pm. For more information, email
Mar 17:  HUAC of Greater Los Angeles "LA Bison Runs LA" Run/Walk.  For more information, contact Aleesha Chaney at
Apr 14: HUAC of Baltimore General Body Meeting.  11:00am. SAVE THE DATE. For more information, contact Donyale Smith at
May 10:  HU Medical Alumni Association Alumni Dinner. 6:30pm. Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001.  For more information, email
May 11: HU Medical Alumni Association Reunion Cruise. SAVE THE DATE. For more information, email


Jun 9: HUAC of Baltimore General Body Meeting.  11:00am. SAVE THE DATE. For more information, contact Donyale Smith at



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Greetings Bison Family,

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I  hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Like many of you, I shared the holiday with family and gave thanks for my many blessings.  Many of the Howard University Alumni Clubs around the country are blessing others by hosting gift, clothing and toy benefit drives for those less fortunate than us.  Please review the upcoming events and support the alumni community service project near you.
For the second year, HUAA is having its holiday membership sale.  Join HUAA or renew your membership by December 31, 2011 and get a complimentary membership to give as a gift.  Details of the sale are listed below.
In January 2012, HUAA starts another scholarship cycle. We are committed to providing funds for talented students needing tuition assistance.  Scholarship applications will be posted after January 1st.   In this season of giving, please include Howard University on your gift list. No gift amount is too small. Your contribution, along with others, can provide a deserving student tuition for another year.
Have a blessed holiday.


In Bison Spirit, 
Kimberly C. Singleton
Howard University Alumni Association
Holiday sale

Please click here to download the HUAA Holiday Sale Membership form. Please submit your application(s) by December 31, 2011.


Howard Appoints New Members to Board of Trustees


Larkin Arnold
Larkin Arnold
HU News Room - Emmy and Golden Globe-winning artist Debbie Allen, business leader and entrepreneur Thomas W. Jones and pioneering record executive Larkin Arnold, Jr., have been named to the Howard University Board of Trustees.
Debbie Allen
Debbie Allen
Debbie Allen is an internationally recognized director, choreographer and author. As a U.S. Culture Connect Ambassador, Allen represents the United States in visits to Brazil, China, Italy, and India expanding opportunities in arts education for young people all over the world. She received three Emmy awards for choreography and two Emmys and a Golden Globe for her role as Lydia Grant in
the hit series, Fame. 
Thomas Jones
Thomas W. Jones
Thomas W. Jones is founder and principal of TWJ Capital LLC, a private equity investment firm located in Stamford, Conn. He is former chairman and chief executive of Global Investment Management at Citigroup and former chairman and chief executive of Citigroup Asset Management.  Jones held senior positions at TIAA-CREF, including vice chairman, chief operating officer and chief financial officer.  Larkin Arnold Jr., a Howard University School of Law graduate, is a pioneer in the music industry. He was one of the first African Americans to be hired as a major record label attorney when he joined Capital Records in 1970. Later, he was promoted to vice president.   Arnold signed Natalie Cole and Maze featuring Frankie Beverly to Capitol Records. Arnold was hired by CBS/SONY Music as senior vice president in 1980. There, he spearheaded the marketing and promotion of Michael Jackson's Thriller album.  Click here  to read more.
HUAC of Greater Los Angeles Launches New Website


The Howard University Alumni Club of Greater Los Angeles (HUAC-GLA) has launched its new and improved official club website: The sleek, clean design allows alumni, friends and family to easily stay current on club news, upcoming events, community service activities and photo recaps of past events. For those looking to become financially active, the website easily allows members to securely pay local and national membership dues with the click of a button. HUAC-GLA continues to ignite excitement, loyalty and pride among local Bison and encourages all alumni to visit the site frequently for the latest social, community and fundraising events. 

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The Howard University Alumni Club of Greater Washington, DC


The Howard University Alumni Club of Nigeria


For a Scholarship Fundraising Holiday Party



The Global Leadership Award

Diezani Alison-Madueke

Minister of Petroleum Resources for Nigeria


The Local Leadership Award

Dr. Olabisi Jagun

Internal Medicine and Nephrology Physician


Friday, December 2, 2011

7:00pm - 12 Midnight


Embassy of Nigeria

3519 International Court, NW

(off Van Ness & Connecticut Avenue)

Washington, DC  20008


HUAA Members: $30

Non-Members: $40

At the door (all): $50


Click here to purchase tickets.  For more information, email Natalie Rance at

Alumni Organize Golf Event to Raise Money for HUAA BMI
Elite 18
Howard University Alumni Glenda Lee and Chad Larkin combined their love for the University and passion for golf to host the Elite 18 Homecoming Golf Classic on October 23, 2011 at the historic Langston Golf Course in Washington, DC.   Chad, a Howard Football alumnus, and Glenda, a second generation Bison, created the event to raise money for the HUAA Black Male Initiative Scholarship.

Alumni Announcements
HUAC of Metropolitan Trenton members Kevin Baxter and Samuel Frisby won their respective elections in New Jersey. Kevin was elected to serve as Councilman for the City of Ewing, NJ, and Samuel was elected to serve as Freeholder for the County of Mercer, NJ. 
Adam Cloud (BA '91, HUSL '96) was elected City Treasurer in Hartford, Connecticut during the November municipal elections. He is the first African American man to hold the position.   
HUAC of Indianapolis Continues BMI Program

Alumnus James Carpenter (far left) and HUAC of Indianapolis/HUAA BMI Chair Larry Dunlap (far right) with students in the mentoring program 


The Howard University Alumni Club of Indianapolis continues its second year of after-school mentoring of young men from local public schools.  Last month's guest speaker was Howard alumnus James Carpenter, a former Howard University football player.  James currently works for the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Athletic Department.
HUAC of NJ Hosts "Mystery Night"
huacnj mystery
On October 15, 2011, The Howard University Alumni Club of New Jersey (HUAC-NJ) hosted a mystery night by participating in "Casino Royale," a dinner party murder mystery game where participants assume fictitious characters, plot, scheme, and  identify the murderer. Over 23 people attended this event in South Orange, New Jersey.  The HUAC-NJ looks forward to planning another mystery night and doubling the attendance.  For more information on HUAC-NJ activities, go to
HUAC of Hampton Roads Hosts Tailgate Party
Hampton Tailgate

HUAA Region II Chair Sheila Marshall, Football Coach Gary "Flea" Harrell, Hampton Roads Club President Iola Redden in a victory cheer with the coaching staff

On November 5, 2011, the Howard University Alumni Club of Hampton Roads hosted a tailgate party for the Howard vs Hampton football game at Hampton University. The Bison football team defeated Hampton 10 - 7.   

HUAC of NJ Hosts Mixer at B. Smith's

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Pictured left to right: Maredia Warren (HUAC-NJ Secretary), Kristen Clark (Region I Chair), Michele Lewis-Fleming (HUAC-NJ Treasurer), William M. Brown, III (HUAC-NJ VP), Shellece J. Earles HUAC-NJ Pres), Doris Arnet-Gary (HUAC-NJ Events Chair), Kimberly Singleton (HUAA President).


On October 13, 2011, the Howard University Alumni Club of New Jersey hosted an alumni mixer at B. Smith's Restaurant in New York City.  The HUAC of NJ has several members who commute daily to New York City for work.  This after-work event allowed alumni to enjoy appetizers, Bison-tinis and fellowship before starting the trip home to New Jersey.  New York and Connecticut alumni also attended to network in the Bison spirit.  
HUAC of NYC Bison Go Bending
 Bison Bending
On November 19, 2011, the Howard University Alumni Club of New York City hosted a yoga class for area alumni.  The event was held at the Asali Yoga Studio in Harlem, New York which is owned by Alumna Erica Robinson ('95).  Beginner and expert "yogis" participated in an introductory session and a Vinyasa yoga session. The sessions were followed by a question and answer period with the owner. Click here for more information on the Asali Yoga Studio. For more information on the HUAC of NYC, go to

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HUAA Region II members at the annual HBCU 105 Voices Walk on the Mall in Washington, DC on September 17, 2011. 



Assisted Living
   The HUAC of Montgomery County is reaching out to the many HU alumni in the Springhill Assisted Living House in Sliver Spring, MD. Region II Chair Sheila Marshall is pictured with resident Mrs. Fauntleroy in front of Fauntleroy's artwork.


HUACB Install 
On October 8, 2011, the newly elected HUAC of Baltimore leadership was sworn in by their Region Chair Sheila D. Marshall . Pictured left to right: Lynae Turner (Recording Secretary),Donyale Smith (President), Sheila Marshall (Region II Chair),  Ena Salter (Vice President), and Evelyn White (Corresponding Secretary).



HUACGWDC Giveback 1
The HUAC of Greater Washington, DC volunteered for Project Giveback on November 19, 2011. Pictured left to right: Erin Horne Montgomery, Kemyta Terry, Tanesha Willis, Shana Ervin, Natalie Rance, Baby Bison members Solomon & Malachi McKinney, Project Giveback Founder and Alumnus Ransom Miller.
 HUAC CT Recruit
HUAC of New Haven, CT President Dr. Tamiko Jackson-McArthur and Region I Chair Kristen Clark recruit for Howard at the New Haven Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc's annual Stomp the Violence stepshow.

Food to feed GWDC 
The HUAC of Greater Washington, DC donates $100 to WHUR's annual "Food to Feed" food drive.  Pictured left to right: WHUR's Harold Fisher,  HUAC-GWDC President Erin Horne Montgomery, HUAC-GWDC Treasurer Jenifer Golson, Alumni Relations Director Spencer Chenier, WHUR's Angela Stribling.



Trenton Basketball
HUAC of Metropolitan Trenton members Paul Sumners, Jeff Sumners and Samuel Frisby with future HU Legacy students at the Howard vs Rider men's basketball game on November 21, 2011.
HUAC of Metropolitan Trenton President Melda Grant with HU Men's Basketball Coach Kevin Nickelberry at the Howard vs Rider basketball game at Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ.