Honors for Three African American Scholars

Mina Jones Jefferson, assistant dean and director of the Center for Professional Development at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, received the 2011-2012 President’s Award at the annual meeting of the National Association for Law Placement.

Jefferson is a graduate of Miami University in Ohio and the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

William H. Harris, the outgoing president of Alabama State University in Montgomery, was granted the title of president emeritus. Also, the board of trustees voted to rename a section of Hall Street on the ASU campus to Harris Way.

Dr. Harris served as president of Alabama State from 1994 to 2000 as well as from 2008 to the present day. His last day in office will be July 31. He previously served as president of Paine College and Texas Southern University. Dr. Harris holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Indiana University.

Sandra C. Brown, professor of nursing at Southern University in Baton Rouge, has received the 2012 Helen Johnson Cremeens Excellence in Teaching Award from the Baton Rouge District Nurses Association.

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