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Forward

“Forward” is a concept that Howard University and all Bison embody: always leading in the front; always moving onward to make progress; always redefining the future. Howard’s recently unveiled strategic plan, Howard Forward: 2024, outlines the University’s vision to advance the mission over the next five years. As the Bison community returns to campus, Homecoming is the opportunity to look ahead. Together. FORWARD

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Ajani Amiri Thomas
Ajani Amiri Thomas
Senior, Media/Film major
Ajani Amiri Thomas
Senior, Media/Film major

Named Filmmaker of the Month by the District of Columbia Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment (OCTFME) for the month of August. "Crispus” (produced, written and directed by Thomas) is based on the life story of Kalief Browder, a teenager falsely accused of stealing a backpack and thrown into solitary confinement in New York’s infamous Riker’s Island Prison.

“I want to tell bold stories that reflect the times that we are in now. I just want to tell stories and stay true to the realities of the people who inspire them. I see film as a surreal art. If the work isn’t bold, then it hasn’t gone far enough.”
Ghada Abdelmoumin
Ghada Abdelmoumin
Associate Professor
Ghada Abdelmoumin
Associate Professor

Ghada Abdelmoumin is a Ph.D. computer science student with Howard University and an associate professor of information technology at Northern Virginia Community College. Ghada received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical power engineering from Alexandria University, a public research institution that is the second largest university in Egypt. She earned two Master of Science degrees, one in computer science from Western Illinois University and the other in computer science and applications from Virginia Tech.  Ghada has broad experience in teaching, from working in the Fairfax County Public School system as a special education instructional assistant and substitute teacher to serving as a visiting professor at Devry University and a faculty advisor at Stratford University. In 2014, Ghada received the Teacher of the Year award from the Virginia Career College Association. She also has professional experience as a senior design engineer at Global Link Solutions, Inc. She is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Her teaching and professional interests have focused on machine learning, cloud computing, mobile computing, software engineering, and cybersecurity.

“My scholarly journey before joining Howard was long and limited in options. The day I became a bison, I realized that, at Howard, the possibilities are boundless, and the opportunities are endless. With Howard, I can go somewhere, and that somewhere is absolutely wonderful. It is an inspiring journey of rediscovery, hope, and renewed promises”
David Oliver
David Oliver
Director of Track and Field/Cross Country
David Oliver
Director of Track and Field/Cross Country
“I want to get Howard's Track and Field back like it was in the late 80's -- when Howard’s name rung out in the track and field community and the team was supported at every event. It is very fulfilling as an alum to honor members of the different teams. These Bison have gone on to represent the University in many capacities on and off the cross-country courses, in business and industry, in the courtroom and in countless other ways that have made alma mater proud.”
Sabrina Newton
The professors here are not only fountains of knowledge, but they are truly passionate about their craft. I think somewhere along the line that passion spills over into the students and we become just as dedicated to causes of our own. Howard has given me a strong and fearless voice as a black woman. When I step into a room I am confident that I belong there, and I always put my best foot forward. That is the power of the Mecca.”
Sabrina Newton 2019 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship awardee
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