Moving Howard Forward
What a year! Thank you for helping to move Howard Forward during this year. Despite many challenges, we led the distribution of COVID-19 tests and vaccines throughout DC. And, more alumni chose to give back to Howard than ever before. We could not have had such a record-breaking year without your support.
Highlights from the 2020-2021 Academic Year:
∙ We celebrated when a member of our Bison Family, Kamala Harris, was elected Vice President of the United States. She is first Black, first South Asian-American, and first woman to hold the office. Congratulations Madame Vice President!
∙ The Howard University Faculty Practice Plan safely provided more than 40,000 vaccine doses to employees, students, and community members between January and June of 2021. We partnered with the city to administer vaccines in predominantly Black neighborhoods of the city to increase access to vaccines for all.
∙ Thanks to so many generous alumni, we increased the total number of undergraduate alumni donors by 11%.
∙ Howard University Graduate School remained at the forefront of graduate education for African-American and international students, producing 96 Ph. D’s this year and 105 Ph.D’s in 2020.
∙ U.S. News & World Report 2022 ranked Howard University’s Medical School as the No. 1 most diverse medical school.
∙ Howard University received a generous $40 million gift from author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. This marks the largest gift from a single donor in school history.
∙ Howard University re-established the College of Fine Arts and named it after our iconic alumnus Chadwick A. Boseman, whose remarkable career as an actor, director, writer, and producer inspired millions around the world.