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The University continues to closely monitor the spread of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, as additional cases are confirmed in the United States and other countries. The University continues to formulate and adjust its plans as needed.

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Taylor Rainey
Taylor Rainey
Foreign Affairs IT (FAIT) fellow, associate analyst for Hillard Heintze
Taylor Rainey
Foreign Affairs IT (FAIT) fellow, associate analyst for Hillard Heintze
Originally From: Oxnard, California
Class of: 2019
Degree Earned: B.A. in political science with minor in Spanish

Taylor Rainey is a Howard University alumna with a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in Spanish. In April 2021, she was named Howard University’s first Foreign Affairs IT (FAIT) Fellow by the United States Department of State. She currently works as an associate analyst for Hillard Heintze, a Jensen Hughes Company, and will be going on to pursue graduate studies in cybersecurity with the support of the FAIT Fellowship. While at Howard, Rainey participated in the Pre-Ph.D. Summer Enrichment Program (PPSEP), where she presented a paper on the preparation confidence of communities prone to hurricanes using a comparative analysis between Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Maria. Her international experience includes study abroad courses at the Université du Luxembourg Summer School and the IES Abroad Buenos Aires, as well as an internship at the Westminster Palace under Parliament member Helen Grant in London, England. Rainey also served as a Foreign Affairs Fellow in the United States House of Representatives for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee.

“I am grateful for Howard University’s support to join the Foreign Service, both as a student and post-graduation. I will continue to live ‘in truth and service’ as I continue my professional career.”
David Edgerton III
David Edgerton III
Truman Scholar, intern for the Executive Office of the National League of Cities
David Edgerton III
Truman Scholar, intern for the Executive Office of the National League of Cities
Originally From: St. Paul, Minnesota
Class of: 2021
Degree Earned: B.A. in political science with a minor in strategic legal management communications

David Edgerton III is a graduating senior majoring in Political Science with a minor in Strategic Legal Management Communications. In April 2021, Edgerton was selected from a pool of 845 applications from 328 institutions to be a Harry S. Truman scholar. He also serves as a civic engagement coordinator for the Howard University Student Association and as president of the Howard University Speech and Debate Team. He was named a Global Scholar and elected student council representative for the Council on International Education Exchange during his time abroad in Spain, Italy and England.

Edgerton is an aspiring civil rights attorney who will attend the Howard University School of Law. He has dedicated his life to service and community action. An aspiring multi-vocational change agent, he believes that it is our duty as a nation to build up every child from every background.

“I feel incredibly humbled to receive this award acknowledging the hard work I put into making my community a better place. I thank Howard University for inspiring me to be a change agent and to always have a passion to serve. I will use this award to further my skills at Howard University School of Law and continue the legacy of Black excellence that Bison before me have started.”
Ginette Okoye
Ginette Okoye
Professor of Dermatology, Chair of Dermatology at Howard University College of Medicine
Ginette Okoye
Professor of Dermatology, Chair of Dermatology at Howard University College of Medicine

Dr. Ginette Okoye is a professor of dermatology and chair of the dermatology department at Howard University College of Medicine. She earned her Doctor of Medicine from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed her residency at Yale University, where she served as chief resident.

Clinically and in her research, Dr. Okoye’s area of expertise is in treating skin disorders that disproportionately affect people of color. She has been recognized by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) with a Presidential Citation and a Volunteerism Award. In March 2021, the AAD named Dr. Okoye a Patient Care Hero for her work in establishing community testing sites in underserved communities. Dr. Okoye and her team also launched the employee testing program at Howard University.

Excellence in Truth and Service is reflected in all that we do.

Veritas et Utilitas. Excellence in Truth and Service is reflected in all that we do.
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Madison Star Brim, Alumna, Class of 2019
Howard is a very culturally rich and diverse University and our students not only come from all over the country, but all over the world. However, even through that diversity, there is an undeniable culture that grounds us and connects us, showing us that while we may all be different, that is where our strength lies.”
Madison Star Brim, Alumna, Class of 2019 Fashion Designer 2020
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