HU Cyber Center Ramping Up New Programs

The Howard University Cybersecurity Education & Research Center (A.K.A the ‘HU Cyber Center’) is ramping up new programs to prepare students and community members for careers in cybersecurity. CERC programs and offerings will assist students and faculty as they thrive as practitioners, thought leaders, and continual learners. With support from key sponsors including Enlightened Inc, Lockheed Martin, and PWC, the center is actively working on the following initiatives…… more to come on the 2019 issue of the HU Bottom Line Magazine. 

Executive Lecture Series

The Executive Lecture Series program creates an environment where our students learn from top C-suite professionals about career management. For the first time we hosted executives from the non-profit sector this year. Ms. Terri Ludwig, CEO of Enterprise Community Partners and Mr. Charlie Werhane, President and CEO of Enterprise Community Investment, Inc are leaders of a nonprofit that improves communities and people’s lives by making well-designed homes affordable. Over 35 years, Enterprise has created 529,000 homes and invested $36 billion.


We also hosted Mr. Mike Corbat, CEO of Citigroup, and Mr. Gene Dodaro, the eighth Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). In the industry of sports welcomed Mr. Marc Lasry, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Avenue Capital Group and co-owner of the NBA Milwaukee Bucks.  We were also proud to host Mr. Robert D. Manfred, Jr., the 10th Commissioner in the history of Major League Baseball. 

32573447987_a62db40708_o.jpgPictured above: Mr. Robert D. Manfred, Jr., the 10th MLB Commissioner

Student Spotlight: Aisha Thermidor

In anticipation of the 2019 Howard University BottomLine Magazine, we will be featuring school of Business students that represent the name and brand of the School of Business. Features will consist of student spotlights, student reflections, graduating senior reflections, and study abroad accounts.

Aisha Thermidor is a Junior Computer Information Systems major from Queens, New York by way of Haiti. She is a member of the International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi, Iota Rho chapter as well as their Brand Manager. She is a HUSA senator of the School of Business, the community service co-coordinator for YAALI, and a member of the 7th class of Freshman Leadership Academy.

A quote that Aisha lives by is:

“A woman is free if she lives by her own standards and creates her own destiny, if she prizes her individuality and puts no boundaries on her hopes for tomorrow” – Mary McLeod Bethune


Student Spotlight: Brasia Berryhill

Brasia Berryhill is a graduating senior, Supply Chain Management Major fromChicago, IL. Since her entry into the School of Business in 2015, Brasia has made it a point to get involved. During her sophomore year she joined the School of Business Executive Leadership Honors program, and joined Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, where she served as secretary. After graduation, Brasia will be joining General Motors full-time in Warren, MI in their TRACK two-year rotational program

BisonHacks Hackathon

The 5th annual BisonHacks Hackathon took place at In3 Inclusive Innovation Incubator from Friday, March 29, 2019 through Saturday, March 30, 2019. The event, which was sponsored by the GM Foundation, Boeing, Amazon, The DC Chapter of ACM, Wayfair, JPMorgan & Chase, Capital One, Lyft, and the National Security Agency and the Howard University Department of Information Systems, was created to give college students the opportunity to take a new or existing creative business idea, and work for 24 hours to implement the idea. Students from across campus as well as the metropolitan area participated in the Hackathon, and were permitted to use any platform to develop either a mobile or web-based app to support their business idea. Students worked overnight on their ideas with the help of Howard University faculty, alumni, current students, and business and technical professionals. Students did an excellent job of collaborating,
assisting, testing, innovating, and merging their ideas into a finished application at the end of the Hackathon, and motivated each other to keep working overnight. They also managed to sneak in a game of Slideshow Karaoke in the wee hours
of the night. 

More to come in BottomLine in May 2019.




A Day in the Life as a Googler

What’s it like to be a Googler?

A few Howard University students, faculty and staff members were recently granted the opportunity of becoming honorary “Googlers” (an employee at Google) for two days. The days were filled with information and insights and our students impressed Google’s leadership with their astute questions, wealth of knowledge, and display of soft skills. The students were able to visit both the Sunnyvale and Mountainview campuses were they attended an array of workshops and had firsthand interaction with Google’s leadership.

The time spent there was undoubtedly worthwhile for both Google and Howard University and further enhanced the ongoing partnership. Read more about the students’ experience at Google in the upcoming 2019 issue of the BottomLine!

50th Anniversary: School of Business

Howard University’s School of Business will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in the Fall of 2020. The business school has already began making preparations for the 2020 Homecoming Dinner & Celebration which will take place during Homecoming Weekend in 2020 in Washington, D.C. Alumni are highly encouraged to join in this celebration of the work that the School of Business has accomplished over the past 50 years. Stay tuned for more information on this anniversary extravaganza!

MBA Student Spotlight: Artilie Wright

Artilie Wright — the first in her family to attend college — is a native Washingtonian and full-time MBA candidate in the Class of 2019. She has a background in cultural studies, corporate partnerships, and social impact and was recently elected as an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner (ANC) for Ward 7 in Washington, D.C. During her time at Howard, Artilie served as the Corporate Partnerships Chair for the MBA Exclusive, Outreach Chair for the Graduate Business School Council, and a Graduate Student Association Representative. Artilie has helped to bridge the gap between the MBA program and recruiters as well as forged relationships with local businesses such as Broccoli Bar/Broccoli City, Saturday Sessions, and Tito’s Vodka. She also established connections between the Howard MBA program and larger MBA programs both in the D.C. area and throughout the country through events such as happy hours and conferences. Artilie was a semi-finalist in the 2019 Edens Retail Challenge, completed a summer internship at Goldman Sachs, and plans to join Vanguard in the fall as part of its MBA Leadership Development Rotational Program.

MBA Student Spotlight: Kwame Boatwright

Kwame Boatwright is a North Carolina native who received a bachelor degree in accounting from North Carolina State University. Currently, Kwame is an MBA Candidate in the Class of 2020 at Howard University School of Business. Prior to Howard, Kwame had six years of experience working in the financial services industry with stints at Credit Suisse and Bank of America. Most recently, Kwame was an Assistant Vice President at Bank of America within the Global Infrastructure Finance Team where he managed forecasting responsibilities. During his time at Howard, Kwame has served as a Team Lead for the AT- Kearney Immersion Student Lab, Graduate Assistant for the Office of the Dean, a member of the Finance & Investing Club and of the National Black MBA Association. He also completed the Global Trilateral MBA Certificate Program and was selected to be apart of the JumpStart PreMBA Program. This summer Kwame will be interning with Nationwide on their Business Transformation Team in a strategy consulting role.