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12 Familiar Faces You May Not Have Known Were Products Of HBCUs

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are responsible for some of the nation’s most renowned doctors, teachers, entrepreneurs, political and religious leaders, plus more. And to be honest, we truly don’t know what a world without institutions that aid the rich knowledge and success of our people would look like (we’re glad we don’t even have to imagine it)! AfroTech has decided to take this time to raise awareness of those HBCUs by spotlighting some familiar faces who are products of those pristine institutions.

Shanique Yates

Sep 29, 2021

Phylicia Rashad Returns To Howard University As The Dean Of Fine Arts 

Ain’t nothing like a Howard girl! According to Shadow And Act, Howard University’s very own Phylicia Rashad will return to the institution as the Dean of Howard’s Fine Arts College. Known as the beloved Clair Huxtable on “The Cosby Show” to a generation of audience members, Phylicia Rashad will become the dean of the Historically Black University’s newly reestablished college of fine arts. “It is an honor to welcome one of Howard’s acclaimed daughters back home to her Alma Mater,”  said the university’s Provost, Anthony K. Wutoh in a statement. “In this full-circle moment, Ms. Phylicia Rashad will take the training and skills that she honed as a student at Howard and exuded in an outstanding performing career, and she will share those pearls of wisdom with the next generation of students in the College of Fine Arts. Her passion for the arts and student success makes her a perfect fit for this role.” The nationwide search for the position began before the decision to appoint Howard’s...

Shanique Yates

May 12, 2021