Ashburn Adams, MSEE, Alumnus
Adams was born in Aiken, South Carolina and moved to the Washington metropolitan area as a teenager. He leaves behind his mother Cynthia Newton of Aiken; two sons – Franchon Adams and Shaundarius Holloman, both from Charlotte NC; as well as four nieces and nephews.
ADAMS’ Sully Center is its third full-time masjid and provides all of the same services offered at their main building in Sterling, Virginia.
Early Life and Education
She served as a Teach For America Corps Member at Southern Durham High School prior to earning a Masters of Educational Leadership at UNC Chapel Hill and went on to work as assistant principal for Fuquay-Varina High School and Needham B. Broughton Magnet Middle School respectively.
Joseph Ashburn married Catherine in 1777 and they had two daughters, Zillah and Eliza. However, during the Revolution their marriage was cut short as Joseph’s merchant ship was captured by British forces and eventually died behind enemy lines in prison in 1782.
She loved her family and caretakers deeply, especially her seven incredible grandsons – Hunter Brown, Gentry Brown, Colin Brown, Jace Holt, Matthew Maddux Sydney Maddux and Adam Barringer as well as three additional bonus granddaughters Hunter Abigail Addison Tuttle who will all miss her deeply. She will always be loved and remembered fondly.
Kim Adams has an impressive track record in marketing and promoting master planned communities. She played an essential part in making Brambleton come to life, as well as working on Loudoun County’s South Riding project.
She remains passionate about track and field despite experiencing multiple injuries over the years, coaching at local high schools as well as teaching at School of Rock Ashburn.
As part of their religion, Muslims fast during Ramadan to learn self-restraint and generosity – one of Islam’s Five Pillars. Ramadan lasts between May 16 and Aug 8 each year and takes place from May 16-Aug 8. During Ramadan celebrations, Muslims pray together, perform acts of charity, eat special evening meals called Iftar and end their fast with Eid ul-Fitr celebrations on August 8.
Achievement and Honors
An award presented to an interfraternity president who provides leadership to their chapters while working to enhance members’ fraternity/sorority experiences, working closely with the Office of Fraternity, Sorority and Cooperative Life advisor team and organization headquarters to affect positive change. An honoree receives recognition with their name engraved on the MSEE Obelisk as well as receiving a monetary award and medallion as recognition of their efforts.
Adams was a loving husband and father who is survived by his wife Betty, three children Patrick, Kevin and Mary as well as six grandchildren: Heather Murphy, Kyle Murphy, Sarah (Melan Patel) Sraders, Paul Sraders Carla Sraders and Matthew Sraders.
Adams founded UUnet Technologies in 1987 to provide Internet access to research institutions and universities. Over time, his efforts paid off when Microsoft awarded UUnet the contract to carry Internet traffic for their Network, beating out AT&T Corp and MFS Communications Corp in competition.
Excellence is at the center of our company’s mission, which means pleasing Allah by exceeding people’s expectations in terms of service, speed and respect for all its staff, volunteers, members and stakeholders alike. Furthermore, an efficient administration must run along with facilities maintained to the highest standards for functionality, cleanliness and physical appearance.
Adams amassed his fortune through a career in technology that began with non-profit UUnet in 1987. Launched as an Internet service provider to serve academic research institutes and universities initially, eventually expanding its operations and providing commercial services as well. UUnet underwent a major public offering in 1995 which netted the founder billions. Subsequently it became part of WorldCom and now its chairman and CEO is estimated at having an estimated net worth of approximately $1.1 billion.