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Updates and Accomplishments

Valerie Kinloch
Master of Arts, 1998

Alumna Valerie Kinloch '98, '00 was recently named Johnson C. Smith University’s 15th president, effective Aug. 1, 2023. Kinloch earned her master’s degree in English/African American Literature and her doctorate in English. Read the full article online – https://www.jcsu.edu/dr-valerie-kinloch-named-15th-president

Harman Singh
Master of Education, 2017

Alumnus and former Wayne State University Alumni Association Board Member Harman Singh '17 was announced as interim co-executive director for the Sikh Coalition.

jeanne powell
Bachelor of Arts, 1968 (Lydia Jeanne Powell)

Dr. Jeanne Powell (J.D. from USF) has read her published work in several venues this year: First Fridays in North Beach, Writers Grotto at Salesforce Park, Juneteenth at Alton Hotel, Better Ancestors at MoAD, Labor Fest at Tenderloin Museum, and annual Petaluma Poetry Walk. Taurean Horn Press publishes her poetry collections..

Heather Kinnicutt

Director of Nursing at Pinecrest Farms Midland MI meet are one of only 2 Infirmary’s in the state of Michigan. We are non profit and paid by milage. We serve the underserved in the county and are income based .

In Celebration

Ashley Harris
Bachelor of Arts, 2020

Ashley Harris '20 celebrates her next career chapter as the Varsity Volleyball Coach at Shrine Catholic High School. Harris graduated from Wayne State University in 2020 and University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2023. During law school, she began coaching a middle school volleyball team and fell in love with the sport all over again. Since then, she has coached varsity volleyball at the Academy of Sacred Heart in Bloomfield Hills and at Michigan Elite, working with both 16s and 11s Regional Teams. She's also finishing her first year as a District Athletic Director at a local school district.

Floyd Rumohr
Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1985

City & State’s Brooklyn Power 100 – written in partnership with journalist Aaron Short – tracks the rising and falling fortunes of the borough’s most politically powerful figures, including government officials, business executives, nonprofit leaders, activists, advocates and academics. Floyd Rumohr, CEO, Brooklyn Community Pride Center was recognized on July 13, 2022 among the honorees. More information: https://www.cityandstateny.com/power-lists/2022/07/2022-brooklyn-power-100/373945/

In Memoriam

Dale Meah
Bachelor of Arts, 1988

Dale Meah '88 has passed away.

Michael Cichoracki
Bachelor of Arts, 1997

Michael Cichoracki '97 passed away on March 14, 2024.