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HOWARD UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT, a "TRINI TO DI BONE"

The Howard University Board of Trustees voted in 2014 to appoint Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA, FACS, as the University’s 17th President. Frederick, a Tri...

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Comment by Ian Franklin on October 3, 2014 at 7:04pm

Dr. Wayne Frederick was one of the speakers at the Howard University Graduating Class in May 2013.  I was there at the invitation of my god daughter, Miss Stephanie Simon who graduated Cum Laude.  She is the daughter of my best friend, Steve Simon who was the proudest father there. (lol)

Dr. Frederick was introduced by the then President of Howard University who mentioned that Dr. Frederick was a Howard student at age 16 and he hails from Trinidad.  That made me very proud and the fact of where he grew up in Trinidad.  The ones who strive towards excellence are the ones who will most likely succeed. 

Comment by Garnet Findlay on October 2, 2014 at 8:11pm

Makes me proud to be a human being from Trinidad & Tobago, this is so wonderful. Wishing him the best in all his endeavors.

Comment by Sandra L Blood on October 2, 2014 at 5:40pm

Yep, knew him from pre-teen (elementary school level) through college and on to medical school at age 16 years old to pursue medicine. Families lived next to each other for over 20 years in Diamond Vale, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies. Experienced him going through his sickle cell episodes succeeding every seven-year cycle. I know my dad, healthy-looking, strong, physically-fit, upon being diagnosed with cancer, Wayne (Dr Frederick) couldn't understand how such a healthy man could be afflicted with the dreaded disease, this, having an influence on his pursuit in oncology. Beautiful young black son-of-the-soil!

Comment by Cynthia Edwards on October 2, 2014 at 5:21pm

I have heard about him and Iam so proud

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