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Howard University School of Business Celebrates 40 Years of Academic Excellence with Anniversary Banquet and Gala

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 26) – The Howard University School of Business will celebrate 40 years of Academic Excellence with an Anniversary Awards Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The theme for this year’s celebration dinner is “Embracing Excellence – Preparing today’s students to be leaders in the Global Community.” The Howard University School of Business has been a model for higher education since its founding in 1970. The school’s success is reflected in national rankings of the University (U.S. News and World Report), the MBA Program (Wall Street Journal, The Princeton Review, and Fortune Small Business Magazine), and the undergraduate program (Business Week and Black Enterprise Magazine). This premier event will also serve as a major fundraising activity for the school’s scholarship fund.

The awards dinner will be held at the JW Marriott Hotel at 7 p.m., preceded by a reception at 6 p.m. Alumna Joanne Price, managing partner, Fairview Capital Partners Inc. and School of Business Board of Visitors member will serve as the Dinner Chair and alumnus George Willie, managing partner, Bert Smith & Co., School of Business Board of Visitors member will serve as the Dinner Co-Chair. The anniversary dinner will honor the following distinguished individuals who have made significant contributions in the field of business: 

Leadership Award – Honorable Dennis F. Hightower, Deputy Secretary of Commerce

Executive Award – Shelley Stewart, senior vice president, Tyco

Alumni Award – Donald Christian, partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Entrepreneur Award – Hugh and Constance Williams, Continental Painting & Decorating Inc.

Jazz artists Marcus Johnson Project, Phaze II, and the Howard University Jazz Ensemble will be performing live during the dinner.


About Howard University
Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 12 schools and colleges. Founded in 1867, students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholar, a Marshall Scholar, 21 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University’s Web site at

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