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Release Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 1:29 PM
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Howard University College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences Celebrates Centennial

WASHINGTON (April 23, 2012) – The Howard University College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences will culminate its celebration of 100 years of excellence in engineering and architecture education.

Founded in 1911, the College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences (CEACS) is recognized leader in research and creating solution to problems, which transcend the boundaries of discipline and profession.

“The centennial of accomplishments in Engineering and Architecture has resulted from the integrated contributions of the extended college community,” said James W. Mitchell, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Computer Sciences. “We acknowledge the accomplishments of these outstanding individuals and the impact of their dedicated contributions in research, teaching, and service. We look forward to a second century of growth and advancement in entrepreneurship and technology development.”

This month, the centennial celebration will continue with a special visit from The Honorable Diezani Kogbeni Alison -Madueke, Nigerian Minister of Petroleum Resources.

Minister Alison-Madueke will present a University-wide lecture, "The Strategic Importance of Nigeria's Oil and Gas to Global Security and the World Economy," at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 2. She will also engage in a one-on-one interview hosted by WHUT Television with an audience of students, faculty and staff from the College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences in the Mackey Auditorium at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 27 as the College celebrates its centennial. The minister received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Howard in 1992.

The Minister’s visit comes on the heels of other centennial activities that have included a lecture series, exhibits, alumni and friends receptions, and an alumni book signing and the publishing of a booklet, Engineering Education at Howard University: The First 100 Years 1911-2011.

The centennial celebration will conclude with The Centennial Awards Ceremony and Reception, which will take place on Friday, April 27 at the JW Marriott, Washington, D.C. at 6 p.m. Tickets to the Awards ceremony are available. For more information call 202-806-6565 or email

The College will present the Centennial Award for Excellence in Professional Achievement and Career Awards in Teaching, Research and Service.

Recipients of Career Awards for Research and Teaching

Distinguish Engineering Scholarship and                                                                         
  Advisement in Mechanical Engineering                                     Dereje Agonafer, Ph.D
Research and Publications in Materials Science                               Clayton Bates, Ph.D
Teaching Excellence                                                                        Joseph Cannon, Ph.D
Outstanding Teaching in Architecture                                             Oswald Glean Chase
Exemplary Leadership and Teaching in Architecture                        Edward D. Dunson
Meritorious Administrative Service and Teaching                     Victor C.W. Dzidzienyo
Exemplary Service and Support of Undergraduate Students        Robert Efimba, Sc.D.
Sustained External Funding of STEM Education and Training  Lorraine Fleming, Ph.D
Outstanding Senior Research Associate                                          Mr. James A. Griffin
Sustained External Funding of the Materials Research Group        Gary L. Harris, Ph.D
Outstanding Teaching in Architecture                                                   William S. Hicks
Establishing International Partnerships in Engineering Research         James A. Momoh, Ph.D.
Exemplary Service and Support of APT Process                                     Ahmed Rubaai


Presentation of the Centennial Professional Excellence Awards

Nation Building in Ghana                                                                       Victor Adegbite
Governmental Affairs and Corporate Management        The Honorable Diezani Alison-Madueke
Founding Corporations and Developing Global Business           Moses T. Asom, Ph.D.
Nation Building in Haiti                                                 The Honorable Patrick Delatour
Astrophysics and Global Technological Impact                   The Honorable Cheick M. Diarra, Ph.D
Construction Management                                                                     Deryl McKissack
Philanthropy and Architecture                                                                 James E. Silcott
Corporate Engineering Management                                                     Kenneth Warren
Distinguished Professor in Architecture                                                   Frank G. West


Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. 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 Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 24 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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