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2010 - 2011 Miss Howard University

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Adrian Pruett is a Senior Music Education Major at Howard University, where she studies with the world renowned J. Weldon Norris.  She began her studies at Howard in the fall of 2007 and has had only remarkable experiences since. As a member and student conductor of the Howard University Singers, Adrian has been able to share her love for music in St. Petersburg, Russia, numerous cities within the People's Republic of China, and locations around the United States. Though Howard opened her eyes to the beauty of worldly music, her appreciation for choral studies began in high school where she received an International Baccalaureate Diploma in Music.  Apart from music, Adrian is active on Howard University’s campus as the Vice President of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity Incorporated. Additionally she served as Miss Residence Life 2009-2010, and the 2008-2009 Miss Bethune Annex. In the summer Adrian serves as a music assistant for one of Fulton County’s Summer Youth Arts Camps in and around Atlanta. There she teaches students to love their craft but in turn learns much more about what it means to be a teacher, a role model, and a positive force in her community.


2010 - 2011 Mr. Howard University

Jeffrey Rashad Pugh is a Senior Theatre Arts major with a concentration in Musical Theater.  He was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Seventh of thirteen children, Jeffrey will be the first in his family to graduate from a College or University. He enjoys serving as a peer educator for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and a mentor for young African-American males through a support group called Brothers of Kwanzaa.  Jeffrey was honored by the Wisconsin Council on Families and Children for his work in the community through the YMCA and youth activist group Urban Underground. He has toured internationally with the Howard Gospel Choir and is the recipient of the Fine Arts Award and Spirit Award from the Modjeska Theater.  He is currently a part of several Howard University student organizations which include but, are not limited to: Wisconsin Club, Christian Brothers United, Howard Players and the Howard Gospel Choir.  He also serves as the Lead Drama Intern at the Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science. Jeffrey continues to strive for excellence and achievement in every aspect of his life.  Through a strong will and persistent effort he has worked none stop to find the truth in his work so that his service to the community is nothing less than authentic. 

2008 - 2010 Mr. & Miss Howard University


Photo by: Justin D. Knight                                                                                                     

          Kendall Isadore                                                                                                                            Melech Thomas

Kendall Nicole Isadore is a senior biology major, chemistry minor from Houston, TX.  In addition to being on the Dean’s List every semester since her tenure at Howard and tending to her rigorous academic regimen, Kendall has devoted herself to many extracurricular organizations here on Howard’s campus.  She is the concertmistress of the Howard Chamber Orchestra, a member of the world renowned Howard Gospel Choir, a member and the editor of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity, a member of the National Council of Negro Women, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and Students for Barack Obama.  She has given generously of her time to the community as a volunteer teacher for Heads Up Tutors, a volunteer for the Katrina relief with Alternative Spring Break and Calvary Women’s Shelter.  After graduation, Kendall plans to attend  medical school to pursue a career in plastic surgery, while simultaneously furthering her music career as a violinist, vocalist, pianist and writer.  As Miss Howard University, Kendall hopes to fulfill more than just a title, for she believes that the vision for her Howard family extends beyond the corners of what we know as “The Yard.”  As Miss Howard, Kendall will promote and implement her platform “Recreating the Achievement Gap” or R.T.A.G., which charges Howard students to get involved with the youth in the greater Washington, DC area (and abroad) in the area of education.  She believes that she has been blessed beyond measure, giving her the duty to serve others in this capacity.  With the three phases of R.T.A.G., Building Self-Esteem, Bringing the Professionals to Us, and HU Servant Lead, Kendall hopes to change the direction and the number of excelling and exceeding their full potential.                                                    

Melech Thomas is a senior Speech and Applied Communication major from Columbia, Md. The youngest of four, Melech is the last of all six members of his family to attend Howard. Dedicated to truth and service, he is VP of the Chapel Assistants, a member of HUSA, School of C Student Council, NAACP, CBU, SAY, and is a 2nd year RA in Cook Hall. His accomplishments and achievements have been featured in national publications such as The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, Black College Wire, and The Final Call and he has spoken for several educational institutions such as West Chester University, University of Central Florida, and James Madison University. After graduation, Melech plans on attending seminary at Howard and go into full-time pastoral ministry, while working with the Children’s Defense Fund and the NAACP National Office. With his platform, the (re)Definition Movement, Melech is convicted that “the Spirit of the Lord is upon this generation to turn this world upside down.” As the 2008-2010 Mr. Howard University, Melech Thomas is focused on not only being the face, but also the voice of the Capstone.



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