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    Dean’s Visit – Endowed NYHUSL Alumni Club Scholarship – Thursday, May 25 – Long Gallery Harlem

    Dear NYHUSL Family and Friends,

    We are pleased to announce that Dean Danielle Holley Walker has scheduled a trip to New York City for Thursday, May 25. We plan to host her at the Long Gallery Harlem (2073 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.) from 6-8 p.m. that evening.

    We have set a goal of raising $100,000 for an Endowed New York Howard University School of Law Scholarship. The current Board has collectively pledged $20,000, so we are already at 1/5 of our goal. The guidelines are essentially a minimum of $5,000 if you graduated five or more years ago, and a minimum of $2,500 if you are a more recent graduate.

    Please click here to complete the Pledge Form, and please feel free to share the information with your classmates that might not be on our various distribution lists, friends of Howard and Howard Law, as well as your respective firms, organizations, and companies.

    This event is a powerful opportunity to interact with Dean Holley-Walker about the latest happenings at and the future of the School of Law while surrounded by beautiful artwork. In the interim, take this opportunity to peruse the updated website!

    If you have benefited from your affiliation with Howard University and the School of Law as a student, alumni, or friend, join us!

    Best,

    Dwane
    Dwane Omar Jones
    NYHUSL President

    2016 NYHUSL Board Election Results

    Congratulations to the 2016-2018 NYHUSL Executive Board! The election results are as follows:

    President: Dwane Omar Jones

    Vice President: Kristyan Rose Gilmore

    Secretary: Zalika Headley

    Treasurer: Ekwutozia Nwabuzor

    Thanks to everyone who participated in the election process and best wishes to our incoming president, Mr. Dwane Omar Jones, and his team!

    NYHUSL Elections: Nominations Deadline

    Calling All Alumni! Calling All Classes!

    It is time to nominate officers for the Howard University School of Law Alumni Club of New York (NYHUSL) for the 2016-2018 term to the offices of President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary and Treasurer.

    Please email the current Vice President and Chair of Elections, Dwane Omar Jones, at dwanej@gmail.com if you are interested in becoming a member of the 2016-2018 NYHUSL Board. We look forward to the next group of leaders to ensure the continued progress our beloved alumni club. 

    2016 NYHUSL BOARD ELECTION TIMELINE

    May 11 through June 3:

    Submit Nominations via Email to dwanej@gmail.com

    June 3 through June 10:

    Confirmation of Financial Clearance and Acceptance of Nominations

    June 13:

    Slate of Officers Announced and Voting Begins

    June 13 through June 17:

    NYHUSL Members Voting Period

    June 20:

    Announcement of New Officers

    Please see role descriptions below, with full bylaws available at http://www.nyhusl.org/bylaws.

    President

    1. The President shall preside at all HUSLAC of NY meetings and at all meetings of the Executive Committee and shall have such other responsibilities as may be assigned to him or her by the Members.
    2. Is an ex-officio member of all committees.
    3. Directs and assumes ultimate responsibility for the success of all activities and projects sponsored by HUSLAC of NY.
    4. Is accountable for all contracts, monies and privileges made for and by HUSLAC of NY.
    5. Represents HUSLAC of NY on official Howard University business within his/her position as representative to the Howard University Alumni Council.
    6. Serves as the liaison of HUSLAC of NY to the Office of Alumni Relations, keeping that office abreast of HUSLAC of NY’s activities and complying with all requests of the Office of Alumni Relations.
    7. Acts as host to special guests of HUSLAC of NY.
    8. Assigns new leadership roles within HUSLAC of NY.

    Vice President

    1. The Vice President shall preside at meetings of the Members and the Executive Committee when the President is unable to do so and shall have such other responsibilities as may be assigned to the Vice President by the President or by the members. Performs the duties of the president in his/her absence.
    2. Executes any other assignment given him/her by the President.
    3. Prepares HUSLAC of NY’s annual report conferring with the President.
    4. If the position of President is vacated between regular elections, the current Vice President will assume that position.

    Recording Secretary

    1. The Recording Secretary shall take and prepare the minutes of all HUSLAC of NY meetings including all reports submitted by sub-committees and/or individuals.
    2. Maintains HUSLAC of NY official membership roster including certification of officers, and reports any changes to the Executive Committee.
    3. Sends to the Office of Alumni Relations the Certification of membership, and the certification of elected officers.
    4. Act as custodian of HUSLAC of NY records.
    5. Performs all other duties incident to the office of Recording Secretary and such other duties as may be assigned to the Recording Secretary by the President or the members.

    Corresponding Secretary

    1. The Corresponding Secretary shall send to local alumni and Office of Alumni Relations any newsworthy stories concerning alumni in the area or any special activity of HUSLAC of NY.
    2. Sends out correspondence and notices of activities to HUSLAC of NY members and the Office of Alumni Relations as required by these bylaws.
    3. Assists the Treasurer and co-signs all financial transactions.
    4. Performs all other duties incident to the office of Corresponding Secretary and such other duties as may be assigned to the Corresponding Secretary by the President or the members.

    Treasurer

    1. The Treasurer shall be responsible for collecting all funds, paying all financial obligations, keeps a written record of all financial transactions, and maintains all financial accounts for HUSLAC of NY.
    2. Assists in establishing a budget for HUSLAC of NY’s operation to be subsequently approved by the Executive Committee.
    3. Distributes membership cards upon the receipt of annual dues.
    4. Compiles a written financial report to be submitted semi-annually to the entire HUSLAC of NY membership.
    5. If required by the Department of Alumni Relations, the Treasurer shall give a bond for the faithful discharge of his or her duties in such amounts and with such surety or sureties as the Department of Alumni Relations shall determine.
    6. The Treasurer must forward national dues or donations to the Department of Alumni Relations within (30) thirty days of receipt.
    7. Serves as Chair of the Finance Committee.
    8. The Treasurer shall in general perform all of the duties of Office of Treasurer and such other duties as may be assigned to the Treasurer by the President or the members.

    Only alumni who are financially current with both HUAA and NYHUSL are eligible to run for office and vote in elections.  There is still time to become financially cleared by both HUAA and NYHUSL at http://www.nyhusl.org/payments. Please email dwanej@gmail.com with any questions.

    An Evening with Dean Holley-Walker

    An Evening with Dean Holley-Walker

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    Presented by Howard University School of Law Alumni Club of New York

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    Goldstein Hall PLLC: 

    Dean Danielle Holley-Walker, the Dean of Howard University School of Law, is visiting New York again this spring.  A reception sponsored by Goldstein Hall PLLC (Matthew Hall, Esq., c/o 2000) is being held in her honor on Monday, May 23, 2016 at The Malt House FiDi (9 Maiden Lane, New York, New York) from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

    This will be a time to meet with the Dean, connect and reconnect with fellow alums and find out about current events at the Law School. This is also a great opportunity to give back to the Law School.

    Please RSVP at info@nyhusl.org and make your tax-deductible donation by May 18, 2016.  Your support is greatly appreciated!

    Donation Levels:

    $50 minimum suggested donation

    $150 (Friend)

    $250 (Supporter)

    $500 (Patron)

    $1000 (Host Committee)

    $5000 (Benefactor)

    You can make your donation online at https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1724/alumni/simple.aspx?sid=1724&gid=2&pgid=514&cid=1268.  Please select “Other Designation” and enter “NYHUSL Gives.”

    You can also mail your check to: Attention: Ekwi Nwabuzor, NYHUSL Treasurer, 324 Centre Street, South Orange, New Jersey 07079.  Please make your check payable to “Howard University School of Law” and include the memo “NYHUSL Gives.”

    Please contact us at info@nyhusl.org for more information or if you have any questions.

    Matching Gifts:

    Many companies and employers have matching gift programs, which may allow you to easily double or triple your contribution to the Law School. When you make your contribution to the Law School, invite your company or employer to also join you in supporting the Law School by matching your gift. Directors, retirees and spouses of employees may also qualify for a match. Remember to check with your human resources department to see if you may be able to double or triple your contribution through a matching gift program.

    NYHUSL Elections 2016

    Calling All Alumni! Calling All Classes!

    It is time to nominate officers for the Howard University School of Law Alumni Club of New York (NYHUSL) for the 2016-2018 term to the offices of President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary and Treasurer.

    Please email the current Vice President and Chair of Elections, Dwane Omar Jones, at dwanej@gmail.com if you are interested in becoming a member of the 2016-2018 NYHUSL Board. We look forward to the next group of leaders to ensure the continued progress our beloved alumni club. 

    2016 NYHUSL BOARD ELECTION TIMELINE

    May 11 through June 3:

    Submit Nominations via Email to dwanej@gmail.com

    June 3 through June 10:

    Confirmation of Financial Clearance and Acceptance of Nominations

    June 13:

    Slate of Officers Announced and Voting Begins

    June 13 through June 17:

    NYHUSL Members Voting Period

    June 20:

    Announcement of New Officers

    Please see role descriptions below, with full bylaws available at http://www.nyhusl.org/bylaws.

    President

    1. The President shall preside at all HUSLAC of NY meetings and at all meetings of the Executive Committee and shall have such other responsibilities as may be assigned to him or her by the Members.
    2. Is an ex-officio member of all committees.
    3. Directs and assumes ultimate responsibility for the success of all activities and projects sponsored by HUSLAC of NY.
    4. Is accountable for all contracts, monies and privileges made for and by HUSLAC of NY.
    5. Represents HUSLAC of NY on official Howard University business within his/her position as representative to the Howard University Alumni Council.
    6. Serves as the liaison of HUSLAC of NY to the Office of Alumni Relations, keeping that office abreast of HUSLAC of NY’s activities and complying with all requests of the Office of Alumni Relations.
    7. Acts as host to special guests of HUSLAC of NY.
    8. Assigns new leadership roles within HUSLAC of NY.

    Vice President

    1. The Vice President shall preside at meetings of the Members and the Executive Committee when the President is unable to do so and shall have such other responsibilities as may be assigned to the Vice President by the President or by the members. Performs the duties of the president in his/her absence.
    2. Executes any other assignment given him/her by the President.
    3. Prepares HUSLAC of NY’s annual report conferring with the President.
    4. If the position of President is vacated between regular elections, the current Vice President will assume that position.

    Recording Secretary

    1. The Recording Secretary shall take and prepare the minutes of all HUSLAC of NY meetings including all reports submitted by sub-committees and/or individuals.
    2. Maintains HUSLAC of NY official membership roster including certification of officers, and reports any changes to the Executive Committee.
    3. Sends to the Office of Alumni Relations the Certification of membership, and the certification of elected officers.
    4. Act as custodian of HUSLAC of NY records.
    5. Performs all other duties incident to the office of Recording Secretary and such other duties as may be assigned to the Recording Secretary by the President or the members.

    Corresponding Secretary

    1. The Corresponding Secretary shall send to local alumni and Office of Alumni Relations any newsworthy stories concerning alumni in the area or any special activity of HUSLAC of NY.
    2. Sends out correspondence and notices of activities to HUSLAC of NY members and the Office of Alumni Relations as required by these bylaws.
    3. Assists the Treasurer and co-signs all financial transactions.
    4. Performs all other duties incident to the office of Corresponding Secretary and such other duties as may be assigned to the Corresponding Secretary by the President or the members.

    Treasurer

    1. The Treasurer shall be responsible for collecting all funds, paying all financial obligations, keeps a written record of all financial transactions, and maintains all financial accounts for HUSLAC of NY.
    2. Assists in establishing a budget for HUSLAC of NY’s operation to be subsequently approved by the Executive Committee.
    3. Distributes membership cards upon the receipt of annual dues.
    4. Compiles a written financial report to be submitted semi-annually to the entire HUSLAC of NY membership.
    5. If required by the Department of Alumni Relations, the Treasurer shall give a bond for the faithful discharge of his or her duties in such amounts and with such surety or sureties as the Department of Alumni Relations shall determine.
    6. The Treasurer must forward national dues or donations to the Department of Alumni Relations within (30) thirty days of receipt.
    7. Serves as Chair of the Finance Committee.
    8. The Treasurer shall in general perform all of the duties of Office of Treasurer and such other duties as may be assigned to the Treasurer by the President or the members.

    Only alumni who are financially current with both HUAA and NYHUSL are eligible to run for office and vote in elections.  There is still time to become financially cleared by both HUAA and NYHUSL at http://www.nyhusl.org/payments. Please email dwanej@gmail.com with any questions.

    Commencement 2016

    Howard University’s 148th Commencement Convocation 

    Howard University President, Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, announced that United States President, Barack H. Obama, will deliver the keynote address during Howard University’s 2016 commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 7, 2016.

    • Date:  Saturday, May 7, 2016
    • Location:  Upper Quadrangle of Howard University main campus
    • Time:  Gates will open at 7:30 a.m. Processional of the prospective graduates and the platform party will begin at 8:30 a.m.. Commencement Convocation will begin at 10:00 a.m.

    Please visit https://www2.howard.edu/events/commencement for more information!

    HUAA Elections 2016: Voting

    We strongly encourage the alumni community to participate in this year’s Howard University Alumni Association Board Elections scheduled from Monday, May 2, 2016 to Tuesday, May 31, 2016.  Elections will be conducted online.

    *Only members in good standing as of Sunday, April 17, 2016, are eligible to vote.  If you are not sure about the status of your membership, please contact (202) 806-5857.

    HUAA Officer(s) Open Positions

    Candidates for President:

    Sheila Marshall
    Nadia Pinto

    VP for Administration Candidate(s):

    Margo Bouchet
    Hazel Robinson
    Anthony Santagati

    VP for Finance Candidate(s):

    Amanda Johnson
    Write-In

    VP for Membership Candidate(s): 

    Shana Ervin
    Marsha Moore
    Crystal West

    Recording Secretary Candidate(s): 

    Bukola Ekundayo

    HUAA Regional Chairs Open Positions 

    Candidate Region I: Kristen Clark
    Candidate Region II: Erin Horne
    Candidate Region III: Kandace Harris
    Candidate Region IV: Tamara Howard
    Candidate Region V: Elgin Wells
    Candidate Region VI: Beverly Reynolds

    HUAA Regional Representatives Open Positions 

    Candidate(s) Region I Representatives:

    Write-In

    Candidate(s) Region II Representative:

    Jeffrey Fleming
    Write-In

    Candidate(s) Region III Representative:

    Write-In

    Candidate(s) Region IV Representative: 

    Kiva Gates

    Candidate(s) Region IV Representative:

    Tiffany Watkins
    Write-In

    Candidate(s) Region V Representative: 

    Write-In

    Candidate(s) Region VI Representative: 

    Cheryce Cryer

    Candidate(s) Region VI Representative: 

    Rhonda Nolen

    Candidate(s) Region VI Representative: 

    Dawn Sims

    HUAA Elections: Deadline to Join HUAA To Vote

    April 17th is the last day to join to the Howard University Alumni Association (HUAA) to vote in this year’s upcoming Howard University Alumni Association Board Elections scheduled from Monday, May 2, 2016 to Tuesday, May 31, 2016.  The election will be conducted online.

    *Join HUAA today at www.nyhusl.org/join!  Only members in good standing as of Sunday, April 17, 2016, are eligible to vote.  If you are not sure about the status of your membership, please contact (202) 806-5857.

    We strongly encourage the alumni community to participate!