Awards for a Trio of Black Scholars

Allissa Richardson, an assistant professor of communications studies and coordinator of the journalism program at Morgan State University, was named Journalism Educator of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists.

Richardson is a graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.

Damien O. Ejigiri, professor of public administration at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was named 2012 Educator of the Year by the National Forum for Black Public Administrators.

A native of Nigeria, Dr. Ejigiri holds a master’s degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and a Ph.D. in regional economics from Texas A&M University.

Candace Jolly, a senior majoring in rehabilitation studies at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, is the inaugural winner of the Undergraduate Rehabilitation Student of the Year Award from the National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE).

In the past, the NCRE gave out a student of the year award, but only graduate students were eligible.

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