Leo E. Rouse, D.D.S., dean
of the College of Dentistry, has been honored again, this time as
the recipient of a 2009 American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
Presidential Citation. This award recognizes individuals and institutions
that have significantly contributed to the mission of ADEA, which
is to lead individuals and institutions of the dental education
community to address issues influencing education, research and
the delivery of oral health care. In December, Rouse was selected
to serve as one of ADEA’s four commissioners on the Commission on
Dental Accreditation, which is an arm of the American Dental Association.
Curdella Forbes, Ph.D.,
an associate professor in the Department of English, recently signed
and discussed her book, A Permanent Freedom, in the Howard
University Bookstore. A Permanent Freedom weaves nine stories
about love, death and migration into a single compelling narrative
that seizes the imagination with the profound courage, integrity
and folly of which the human spirit is capable.
The following alumni have been selected
to receive the Alumni Awards for Distinguished Postgraduate
Achievement at the Charter Day Dinner on March 14: Sylester
Flowers, in the fields of Business and Public Health Service; Dr.
Eon Nigel Harris, in the fields of Medical Research and Education;
Marian Johnson-Thompson, Ph.D., in the fields of Government and Public
Service; Charles D. King, Esq., in the field of Entertainment Law;
William E. Matory, M.D., F.A.C.S. (posthumously) in the field of Health
Education; and Bernice Johnson Reagon, Ph.D., in the fields of Humanities,
Civil Rights and the Arts. Tony Award-winning actress Phylicia Rashad
will be the Charter Day speaker.