Excellence at Howard
Harry G. Robinson III, professor, School of Architecture and Design, was named executive consulting architect for the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC). He is the first African American to serve in this position. In his new post, Robinson will advise the ABMC on all design matters supporting the 24 cemeteries and 25 memorials in 14 countries for which the ABMC is the guardian. The ABMC was created in 1923 to honor America’s war dead.
Alton B. Pollard III, Ph.D., dean of the School of Divinity, was named head of the board of directors of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC), the national interfaith coalition supporting reproductive rights.
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Robert E. Taylor, M.D., dean of the College of Medicine, joined faculty and staff in the college to recognize three retired professors—Vinod R. Mody, M.D., Robert F. Murray Jr., M.D., and Fariborz Rahbar, M.D.—during the annual “Salute to Magnificent Professors.”
Michael Powell, a doctoral student in educational administration and policy in the School of Education, was named the 2010 Outstanding Young Educator Award by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
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Kiara Pesante, a public administration major, was selected for the 2010 Google Policy Fellowship program. The program offers graduate and law students interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to the public dialogue on these issues and exploring future academic and professional interests. Pesante was one of 17 students selected from the U.S. and Canada for the fellowship.
Stephen Green, a second-year student in the College of Dentistry, is one of six winners of the 2010 International Association of Dental Research Colgate Research In Prevention Travel Award. Green will travel to the association’s 88th general session and exhibition in Barcelona, Spain, July 14 through July 17, to present his medical abstract on the use of an enzyme to suppress cancer cells.
Bison Will Croner has signed as a rookie free agent with the Buffalo Bills. The defensive end from Wilmington, Del., was voted to the All-MEAC second team this past season after recording 64 tackles, which included 30 solo tackles, 11.5 for losses and 3.5 sacks.
Vanessa N. Rozier, a 2009 alumna from the School of Communications, was selected as one of 20 Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Fellows following a highly competitive nationwide contest of over 300 applicants. The Pickering Fellowship, funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, supports extraordinary individuals who want to pursue careers in the U.S. Foreign Service.
Benjamin Rosa, an economics major, accepted a full scholarship to the highly competitive training program of the American Economic Association, to be held this summer at the University of California-Santa Barbara. The program was designed to prepare students of color for success in Ph.D. programs in economics by strengthening their preparation in economic theory and econometrics.
Sophomore Cassandra Hill, a pre-physical therapy major, was accepted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). She will be honored during an induction convocation on campus this fall. NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization for first- and second-year college students. Membership is by invitation only, based on grade point average and class standing.