Honors and Awards

Cynthia Carlton Thompson, professor of graphic communication systems and technological studies at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, was honored for Exemplary and Outstanding Services by the Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering.

A graduate of North Carolina A&T, Dr. Thompson earned a master’s degree at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a doctorate in vocational and technical education from Virginia Tech.

Belle S. Wheelan, president of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, was selected to receive the 2012 Leadership Award from the American Association of Community Colleges. In announcing the award, Walter G. Bumphus, president of the American Association of Community Colleges said, “She has challenged all of us to build a better educational system that aspires to the highest standards.”

Dr. Wheelan is the first African American and the first woman to head the accrediting commission. She is a graduate of Trinity University in Texas. She holds a master’s degree in developmental educational psychology from Louisiana State University and a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Texas.

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