Book Award Winner!
Ambassador Terence Todman and award
winner Neajai Pailey
Ambassador Dawson presents Salim Award
Senior, Sadie Tucker was the winner of the $500 Terence Todman
Book Award during the first semester of the 2001-02 academic
year, and Robtel Neajai Pailey, a junior, won that same prize
for the second semester and, in addition, became in the spring
the first winner of the $350 Zakiyyah Salim Book Award.
Presented to Howard by the Thursday Luncheon Group, the Todman
prize honors veteran diplomat Terence Todman who was appointed
U.S. Ambassador to six different countries. Now retired, Ambassador
Todman holds the permanent rank of United States Ambassador,
the highest rank in U.S. diplomatic service.
The Salim Prize, including cash and books, was donated to
"the most deserving" Patricia Roberts Harris Fellow
"demonstrating qualities in the Harris tradition of public
service". A Harris Fellow herself while at Howard, Zakiyyah
Salim recently graduated from the Columbia University Law
School and passed the New York bar. Although only beginning
her professional career, she expressed the desire to "give
back" as soon as possible and to increase the value of
her prize in future years.