Two Black Scholars Slated to Win Prestigious Awards

Harriet Hamilton, associate professor of health and human performance at Alabama A&M University, was selected to receive the 2012 Dr. Neil C. Jackson Award from the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport. She will be presented the award at the organization’s annual convention in Boston in March.

Osei Kofi Darkwa, president of the Ghana Telecom University College (GTUC) has been selected to receive an award for his outstanding contributions to education from the World Education Congress. The award will be presented at a WEC conference in Mumbai, India, this June.

A graduate of the University of Ghana, he studied for a master’s degree at the University of Oslo. President Darkwa earned a Ph.D. at Washington University in St. Louis. After teaching at the University of Illinois, Dr. Darkwa returned to Ghana in 2003. He has led GTUC since 2004.

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