Honors and Awards

• Natachie Elie, a senior at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, was named Woman of the Year by the National Association of Black Accountants. The award comes with a $10,000 scholarship.

Elie will be spending the fall semester at the American Business School in Paris and after graduation next spring she will become an analyst for JP Morgan Chase.

• Janette L. Dates, dean of the School of Communications at Howard University in Washington, D.C., was inducted into the Minority Media & Telecom Council’s Hall of Fame for her work to bring greater diversity to the nation’s media. Dr. Dates has served as dean since 1996.

Dean Dates is a graduate of Coppin State University. She earned a master’s in education at Johns Hopkins University and a doctorate at the University of Maryland at College Park.

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