Charter Day

Saturday Evening
March 7, 2015
Washington Hilton

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Alumni Achievement Awards

The Howard University Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award was established in 1943 to recognize alumni who have attained outstanding success and national or international distinction in their chosen business, profession or life's work, and whose accomplishments reflect admirably on or bring honor to the university.

Candidates for the awards are nominated annually by alumni, students, faculty, and friends of the University. Once the nomination period is closed, the nominees are reviewed by a University committee that includes alumni representatives. Final selections are approved by the University‘s Boards of Trustees, and awards are presented during the Charter Day Dinner gala.

Download the 2015 Charter Day Nominations Form

Past Honorees

See full list of Alumni Achievement Award Recipients 1943–2013.

2014 Honorees

Dr. Patricia E. Bath
In the fields of Medicine, Ophthalmology and Research

Ms. T. Eloise Foster
In the field of Public Service

Dr. James H. Johnson, Jr.
In the field of STEM Education

Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr.
In the fields of Medicine, Surgery and Public Health