Congratulations to Howard University’s graduating Class of 2020! In recognition of this very special day, we would also like to send a special congratulations to some of our Howard University Student Ambassadors. Their commitment to the university has been undeniable, as they have proudly served to usher in the next generation of Bison leaders throughout their own journey at the Mecca. Read more to learn about their Howard stories, their plans for the future, and their words of advice for all future Bison!
Maia Brown is graduating with a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She has been a part of the student ambassador program for 3 years. She was also a tutor for the Bison Buddies program, is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Alpha Chapter and served as the Program Director and School Liaison for the nonprofit organization, Mentoring Youth and Teens’ Health. Maia will be graduating Cum Laude and following graduation, she plans to take a gap year where she will be working in the healthcare field before attending medical school to pursue pediatric medicine. Her advice for future Bison is, “…take every opportunity you will be afforded while at Howard and don’t take anything for granted.”
Morgan Cahoon is graduating Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Political Science. While at Howard, Morgan served as a Student Ambassador for 3 years, First Vice President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Alpha Chapter, Project Manager for the Howard University Student Association, and a member of the Freshman Leadership Academy. After graduation, she will be attending the Howard University School of Law. Her advice to future Bison is, “Remember you bring something to the table in every room you enter, so walk in your purpose!”
Ayanna Coard is graduating with a B.A. in Strategic, Legal and Management Communications (Public Relations concentration), with a minor in History. Originally from Washington, DC, she is currently working as a freelance PR Specialist, with aspirations to work for an agency. To all the future Bison, Ayanna shares, “College is a time of discovery. Stay optimistic. Be open to learning new things. Don’t ever feel defeated. Most of all, have fun!”
Kimberly King is graduating with a B.S. in Psychology, with a minor in Strategic Communications. Originally from Chicago, IL, she is a firm believer that all the skills she has gained throughout her matriculation will be beneficial in any field she enters. Kimberly is a Howard Capstone Scholar, a recipient of the Lucy Moten Study Abroad Fellowship and part of the College of Arts and Sciences dean’s list, consecutively, since 2018. In 2017, she joined the Howard University Student Ambassador Program. A year later, she became a fellow through the Young AfricanA Leadership Initiative (YAALI) and traveled to South Africa to develop research skills. In 2018, she began serving as a College Corps Member in the Americorps-Jumpstart program, and was a 2019-2020 Team Leader. She also served as the Co-director of HerCampus-Howard Chapter for the 2019-2020 school year. During the Spring 2020 semester, Kimberly was a research and public relations intern at the Kreeger Museum in Washington, DC. While many see graduating as the end of an era, Kimberly sees graduating from Howard as just the beginning of her journey. As a first-generation college student, Kimberly has always had a strong support system of family and friends. She is proud to call Howard her home
Last but certainly not least is Destiny Middlebrooks, who will be graduating with a B.A. in Strategic, Legal, and Management communications. Hailing from New Haven, Connecticut, Destiny has proudly served as a student ambassador since her freshman year at Howard. Destiny plans to pursue a career that combines international relations and communications where she could unite, empower, and enrich people. Her advice for future Bison is, “Please challenge yourself to be great every day. You are enough, that’s why you are here. Travel the world and make life meaningful!”