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About Bison Honors
Annual Awards Dinner & Royal Blue Gala
Date & Time
Date & Time:
October 21, 2023
7PM – 2AM
Hyatt Regency Hotel
400 New Jersey Ave
NW Washington, DC
Howard University, the undisputed “Mecca of Black Intelligentsia” was long overdue for an annual alumni celebration dedicated to honoring its distinguished pioneers, leaders, and legends whose influence and contributions span across every industry category. From politics to entertainment, to medicine, media, and business; like cream Howard University graduates and alumni always manage to rise to the top. In 2022, the inaugural Bison Honors Awards Dinner & Royal Blue Gala was honored to fill that void. This year, we’re back for 2023 for what is sure to become a homecoming staple and time-honored Howard University tradition.
MEET THE 2023 HONOREES
BELOVED PROFESSOR, EMERITA
HOWARD UNIVERSITY CHADWICK BOSEMAN SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS
Vera J. Katz, a professor emerita in the theatre arts department at Howard University, has taught acting and directing for 32 years. For the past 22 years, she has taught at the renowned Duke Ellington School of the Arts, in Washington, DC. Professor Katz has directed more than 50 productions, originally working with Joe Hyman, who produced the famed playwright-director-author, Moss Hart, on Broadway.
During her tenure at Howard Univesity, Professor Katz has taught such notables as Debbie Allen, Anthony Anderson, Chadwick Boseman, Corey Hawkins, Taraji P. Henson, Isaiah Johnson, Jayme Lawson, Phylicia Rashad, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Fredericka Whitfield, Lynn Whitfield, and Isaiah Washington.
In addition, Professor Katz is the author of A Katz Walk: A Toolbox of Techniques for Actors and Directors, with a foreword by Phylicia Rashad. The book is her contribution to the artistic disciplines of acting and directing, especially as it relates to the strengths of the Black Experience.
THE BISON OF THE YEAR
ALUMNI CHOICE AWARD
BISON OF THE YEAR 2023 NOMINEES
Nominees for The Bison of The Year Award are chosen by the Bison Honors Organizing Committee and Advisory Board. The winner is determined by a majority vote of participating Howard University alumni. The headline-making nominees for this award have all had a breakout year in their respective careers and exemplify Bison Excellence and HBCU Pride. After votes were cast and counted, New York Attorney General Letitia James was the clear favorite for 2022 Bison Of The Year. Please be sure to vote for your favorite 2023 nominee.
CAST YOUR VOTE NOW!
A WORD FROM THE 2022 ALUMNI CHOICE BISON OF THE YEAR WINNER
2023 BISON RECOGNITION
NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN
Bison Honors would like to invite the Howard University Alumni Community to nominate worthy candidates across various disciplines. The winner in each category will be selected by a vote of the Bison Honors Board and committee members.
Architecture & Planning
Business & Finance
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Entertainment Industry Executive
Television & Film Production
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