Three African American Men Win Higher Education Honors

Ira T. Wiggins, associate professor of music and director of the jazz studies program at North Carolina Central University in Durham, has received the Award for Teaching Excellence from the University of North Carolina Board of Governors. The award includes a brass medallion and a $7,500 cash prize.

Dr. Wiggins is a graduate of North Carolina Central University. He holds a master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Wilberforce University in Ohio has established the Bishop C. Garnett Henning Institute for Social Justice on its campus. The institute honors C. Garnett Henning for his lifetime of service to the African Methodist Episcopal Church and his social work around the world.

Bishop Henning received a bachelor’s degree from Wilberforce University and a master of divinity degree from Payne Theological Seminary in Wilberforce, Ohio.

Geoffrey Canada, the founder of the Harlem Children’s Zone in New York City, received the Medal for Educational Impact from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The medal is the highest honor bestowed by the HGSE. The Harlem Children’s Zone provides medical, educational, and social services to more than 10,000 children.

Canada is a graduate of Bowdoin College and holds a master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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