Hazel Robinson graduated with honors from Howard University, earning a BA in Economics 1979 and an MA in Economics 1986. In 1979, she was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army Reserves, serving for 27 years and recently retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Hazel is the recipient of numerous military awards, including the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal )w/Bronze hour glass), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. Among Hazel’s numerous contributions to the University, she is a founding member of the Howard University Economic Department Alumni Association (HUEDAA), which, under her leadership established Senior Recognition, Graduate Travel, and Distinguished Alumni Awards. Under her leadership two scholarship funds to assist students studying economics were endowed—the Joseph R. Houchins Scholarship Fund and the Jean Louis DuCarmel Bocage Loan Fund. During Homecoming 2007, Hazel was recognized for her outstanding contributions to the University, as she became one of the first recipients of the HU College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Service Award. Hazel’s commitment to higher education and community service is evident outside the Howard University community as she and her siblings annually fund the Elouise Rice Robinson Scholarship, established in memory of their mother. Hazel is currently a Senior Economist at the Food Safety and Inspection Service Agency at the United States Department of Agriculture in Washington, DC.