Most Powerful Women to Watch: Paulette Mullings Bradnock, BNY Mellon
By Joel Berg
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Chief Audit Executive
Innovation draws attention mainly on the front lines of banking. Paulette Mullings Bradnock has been making it happen more quietly in the back office, boosting efficiency while burnishing her team’s digital skills.
As chief audit executive at Bank of New York Mellon since 2015, Bradnock has spearheaded a range of initiatives to upgrade her department, from implementation of a customized internal audit workflow system to the build-out of an internal audit center of excellence in Poland.
Her most recent…DR. ANITA BROWN – JOHNSON A DISTINGUISHED EXCELSIORIAN
DR. ANITA BROWN – JOHNSON A DISTINGUISHED EXCELSIORIAN
By Duane Coombs
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Distinguished Excelsiorian, Dr. Anita Brown-Johnson (’78) has been thrust into the spotlight in recent days because of the groundbreaking accomplishment of her son, Nicholas Johnson, in being named Princeton University’s first Black valedictorian.
But as the Excelsior fraternity basks in the refracted glory of young Nicholas’ accomplishment, often lost in the euphoria is the fact that his mother is herself an accomplished individual of some repute.
Educated at Excelsior High School, Dr. Brown-Johnson was known as a brilliant student during her school days. Outside of the classroom, she was involved in other co-curricular pursuits such as the Girls Guide, and also assumed a leadership role on the school’s Students Council.
After leaving Excelsior,…PROGENY OF XLCR NAMED PRINCETON’S FIRST BLACK VALEDICTORIAN
PROGENY OF XLCR NAMED PRINCETON’S FIRST BLACK VALEDICTORIAN
By Duane Coombs
May 12, 2020
In another proud moment for Excelsior High School, Nicholas Johnson, son of past student, Dr. Anita Brown-Johnson, has been named Princeton University’s valedictorian the 2020 graduating class. He becomes the first Black student given that signal honor in the 274 years history of the august Ivy League institution.
“WHERE ARE THEY NOW?” FEATURING BANCROFT GORDON
By Duane Coombs
May 3, 2020
Excelsior luminary, Bancroft Gordon, an academic and multi-sports star, was a member of the Howard University men’s soccer team where he became an All-American for the Bison and was selected to the Senior Bowl. In 1983, the squad’s team captain graduated Summa Cum Laude from The Mecca. He also represented the Jamaican National Team…
In Memory of Vice Principal, Colleen Walker
I am deeply saddened to be writing this message to our Excelsior community. On behalf of the entire Board, I express our most profound condolences at the brutal and untimely passing of Vice-Principal Colleen Walker.
To Colleen’s former colleagues, students, friends, and associates, these moments are a combination of precious memories, filled with emotions that can never be fully defined but know that her purpose and presence was a gift to us all.
Vice Principal Colleen Walker exemplified true professionalism, dedication, enthusiasm, and total commitment. She displayed great pleasure in advancing the goals and morale of her students by helping them realize their inner strengths and achieving their ambitions.
Prior to being honored with the distinction of President…$1 Million Boost for XLCR’S Model U.N. Team
Matthew Robinson (L) and Alumni President, Jasmine Young (3rd from right)). Meeting with the members of Excelsior’s Model U. N. Team and staff advisor Ms. Leacia Patmore.
Excelsior High School’s participation in this year’s Model United Nations competition, set for Washington, DC on February 12 – 16, will get timely assistance from a staunch benefactor linked to the Excelsior Alumni Association of Florida.
Patron Matthew Robinson recently unveiled his plans to assist the selected participants of the competition when he visited Excelsior for the annual Founder’s Day Celebrations in January. He met with the principal, the school’s administration, and the students.
The Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an educational simulation and/or academic activity in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the…