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150 Facts from 150 Years

No. 86

Fact of the Day

Howard University ranks #1 HBCU  in the production of Peace Corps volunteers

The Peace Corps ranked Howard University first on the 2017 list of top volunteer-producing Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

More information: https://newsroom.howard.edu/newsroom/article/7141/howard-university-peace-corps-no-1-top-volunteer-producing-historically-black-university

Facts

No. 86

Howard University ranks #1 HBCU  in the production of Peace Corps volunteers

The Peace Corps ranked Howard University first on the 2017 list of top volunteer-producing Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

No. 85

Dr. Ernest E. Just

Dr. Ernest E. Just, renowned cell biologist, served on the faculty of Howard University 1907-1940. Dr. Just initiated the master’s degree program in zoology at Howard University. He served as faculty advisor to the founding chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity.

No. 84

Howard University’s Rhodes Scholars

In 2017, Cameron Clarke became the fourth Rhodes Scholar from Howard University. The other Howard University recipients of this prestigious academic scholarship are Marianna Ofosu (2003), Carla Peterman (1999) and Mark Alleyne (1986).

No. 83

Charles Boynton--First President of Howard University

Charles B. Boynton was selected as Howard University’s first president. Mr. Boynton served from March 19, 1867 to August, 1867. Like most of the University’s incorporators, Mr. Boynton was a member of the First Congregational Church.

No. 82

Dr. Numa P. G. Adams

Alumnus Dr. Numa P..G. Adams (A.B. magna cum laude 1911)  was the first African American Dean of the Howard University College of Medicine. He served as dean of the Medical School from 1929-1940. 

No. 81

The Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science (MS)²

Established in 2005, the Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science (MS)² is a public charter school committed to academic excellence, focusing on mathematics and science for grades 6 – 8.

No. 80

Dr. Charles Drew

Charles Drew, MD served on the faculty of the Howard University College of Medicine from 1935-50. He is credited with founding the first large scale blood bank.

No. 79

Installation of the Gamma Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

The oldest honorary scholastic society in the United States, Phi Beta Kappa, the Gamma Chapter, was installed at Howard University on April 8, 1953.  Dr. Alain Locke played the major role in obtaining the Charter.  Dr.

No. 78

Frederick Douglass Memorial Hall

Frederick Douglass Memorial Hall was dedicated on April 30, 1935. Frederick Douglass was a black abolitionist, statesman, and member of the Howard University Board of Trustees from 1871-1895.

No. 77

Founding of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity was founded on January 9, 1914 at Howard University by students A. Langston Taylor, Leonard F. Morse, and Charles I. Brown.

No. 76

Establishment of the Howard University School of Social Work

The Howard University School of Social Work  was established as an autonomous unit in 1935.  The School is currently housed in the Inabel Burns Lindsay Hall, which is named in honor of its first dean.

No. 75

Publication of the Journal of Negro Education

The Journal of Negro Education (JNE), a scholarly refereed journal, was founded by the  Howard University School of Education in 1932. It is one of the oldest continuously published periodicals by and about Black people.