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Priceless Vol 2 Number 8


THE HBCU ADVOCATE


Our Future Depends On It www.thehbcuadvocate.com


Serving HBCU Alumni, Students, Faculty, Staff and Friends


FMU Celebrates 140 Years, Gets New President


Page 2


JSU General Counsel Among Top 40 Attorneys


HBCU Women Who Made History


Page 7


Howard Alumni Finalists to Design Jamaica’s Parliament Complex


Page 11


Aggie Named NCAA Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Year


Free Spring 2019


Jackson State University general counsel Edward Watson BY JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY


JACKSON, Miss. – Jackson State University general counsel Edward Watson was recently recognized as one of the Top 40 attorneys in the state by the Mississippi Business Journal.


“I am humbled to receive


this honor and recognition,” Watson said. “I have been influenced to continually give my all to what matters the most by a vast amount of people in my family life.”


and professional For more than 16 years,


Watson has represented clients in the areas of higher education law, municipal law, labor and employment


law, contracts,


commercial, governmental and general tort liability defense.


“The selection committee


found that my knowledge, skills and successful representation on behalf of my clients and


the community exemplifies integrity, aggression and passionate leadership,” Watson said. “Receiving this honor reminds me to continue to do justly, love


mercifully and


walk humbly in my personal and professional life.”


Previously, he was


selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Top Attorneys in Mississippi for the past three consecutive years. Watson is licensed to practice law in all federal and state courts in Mississippi. Before joining JSU, he was a founding member of the firm Alexander & Watson, P.A.


Tougaloo College, where he earned


He is an alumnus of a


in political acquired


bachelor’s degree science. Watson


his juris doctorate


from Mississippi College School of Law.


This Edition’s Highlights


Healthy Recipe Editorial


Traveling to Trinidad: A Tremendous Treat Tasty Hummus


HBCU Sports HBCU Careers Upcoming Events Scholarships Watch


CIAA Basketball: Virginia State Tops Shaw


Hampton University Gala of Hope Junior Scholars Training


Frederick C. Branch Scholarship 15 4


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Asanji Chofor at CubeSat build AGILE workshop Photo courtesy of Hampton University


BY HAMPTON UNIVERSITY HAMPTON, Va. – Hampton University is


part of a collaborative project of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium where students from three Virginia universities


delivered small


satellites to NanoRacks in Houston, to be integrated into a CubeSat deployer (NRCSD), which will be launched into space on April 17, 2019. Four undergraduate Hampton University students worked on the project by developing software to perform analysis on the data that will be received from the satellites.


“Hampton University has always been on the forefront of innovation. The work


Kayla White was named NCAA Division I Indoor Track Athlete of the Year BY NCATAGGIES.COM


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Conventional


wisdom today says children must start at a young age in their chosen sport if they want long-term success.


Not true says senior North Carolina


A&T sprinter Kayla White. White did not start participating in track and field until the 11th


grade. On Saturday, she became the


first-ever N.C. A&T track and field athlete – indoor or outdoor – to win an NCAA national championship when she won the 200 meters


Photo by Michael Simmons


at the 2019 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Indoor National Championships at the CrossPlex.


White won the 200m in 22.62 to reclaim


the fastest time in the world in 2019. White recorded the world’s fastest time in 2019 on Feb. 2 when she ran 22.82 at the University of Arkansas’ Tyson Invitational. Anavia Battle of Ohio State took the crown by running 22.80. That fastest 200m runner in the world once again resides at North Carolina A&T State


AGGIE TRACK PAGE 14


Hampton University Students Developing Satellite Analysis Software


our students are doing is being recognized and utilized by industry leaders, and we are excited to be part of this collaboration,” said Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey.


The satellites will communicate data to


ground stations at Virginia Tech, University of Virginia and Old Dominion University for subsequent analysis using an analytical tool being developed by Hampton University students from the Atmospheric and Planetary Science Department.


have been hard at work on the mission since June 2016 as a cross-institutional Undergraduate


student chemical computer science leaders and engineering team


members from physics, electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering,


and


together to make the mission a reality. The students have been


advisors and have benefitted greatly from advice from NASA, industry and academic advisors, and NanoRacks, the world’s leading commercial space station company.


“I learned so much about different types


of orbits, the process of agile development, the nature and effects of coefficient drag HAMPTON UNIVERSITY PAGE 4


disciplines have worked coached by faculty


More than 140 undergraduate students team.


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