The JHUAN Alumni
The Jamaica Howard University Affinity Network (JHUAN) was formed in October 2017 through the collaboration of the Jamaican Ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks; Howard University President, Wayne A.I. Frederick; and JHUAN Committee Chairman, Don Christian, Managing Partner at PWC.
The key mandates of the association are to identify ways to give back to the institution, serve as mentors to current Jamaican students and assist students financially with the establishment of an endowment fund. Howard University and the Jamaican community have had a long-standing relationship for more than 100 years, and Howard has been the university of choice for thousands of Jamaican nationals who have either remained to work in the United States; returned to the island, and have done extremely well professionally; or have made other marks in other areas, globally. With rising costs of a college education and ever declining resources available to college-bound children and their families, JHUAN is bound by the principle that it will provide students with the opportunity, where possible, to complete their studies with the hope that they too will give back to others in the years to come.