Howard University Alumni Club of New Jersey to HostInaugural Scholarship Luncheon

HUACNJsalutes DiversityIncas anofficialmediapartner of theluncheon, where five New Jerseyresidentswill receive Distinguished Alumni awards.


DiversityInc is “the dominant diversity publication” on the web and social media. At its core is theDiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity competition that uses SAS software to analyze data and draw correlations relative to performance. Luke Visconti is Chief Executive Officer and Carolynn Johnson is Chief Operating Officer. They are loyal and committed supporters of Bennett College, an HBCU where Mr. Visconti served as a trustee for 10 years and Ms. Johnson currently serves as a trustee. In 2015, Mr. Visconti received an honorary degree from Bennett College.

HUACNJ is excited to expand on the partnerships DiversityInc has with Historically Black Colleges and Universities which includes a longtime partnership Howard University’s Center for Accounting Education.

On May 21, 2016, The Howard University Alumni Club of New Jersey hosts its Inaugural Scholarship Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Brunswick, N.J.

The noon luncheon features five distinguished Howard University alumni:Paulette Brown, Esq., partner and co-chair of the firm-wide Diversity & Inclusion Committee at Locke Lord, LLP, is President of the American Bar Association; award winning Star Ledger journalistBarry Carter;Chief Financial Officer, Citi Institutional Clients Group,Mark Mason; President & CEO of ACE Media CorpAndrea Holmes Thompkins; and a posthumous lifetime achievement honoreeDaisy Douglas.

Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick, the 17thpresident of Howard University, is the keynote speaker. According to the university biography, Dr. Frederick enrolled at Howard University as a 16-year-old from Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, to pursue his dream of becoming a physician. He earned a dual degree B.S./M.D. at 22 and went on to enter a surgical residency at Howard University Hospital. He completed a post-doctoral research fellowship and a surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Howard’s School of Business.

In 2015, Howard University accepted 451 students from the state of New Jersey, placing New Jersey sixth in the country for the graduating class of 2019. Of those accepted, only 115 students from New Jersey were able to satisfy their financial obligations for enrollment in Howard’s class of 2019. HUACNJ is committed to making a difference by awarding scholarships to incoming freshman and providing emergency scholarship funds to current students.

Proceeds from the HUACNJ Fundraising initiatives are awarded annually as scholarships to eligible students each summer prior to the fall semester. Please visit for more infohttp://www.njbison.org/home.html.

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