Honors for Three African American Scholars

young150Kevin Young, the Atticus Haygood Professor of Creative Writing and English at Emory University in Atlanta, has been named a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in the criticism category. He is being honored for his book, The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness (Graywolf Press, 2012).

Professor Young is a graduate of Harvard University and holds a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from Brown University.

mccutcheonLarry D. McCutcheon, a member of the board of trustees of Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, has been selected to receive the James E. Stamp Award from the United Negro College Fund. The award is given to alumni of UNCF member institutions who have made significant contributions in the area of fundraising. For the past seven years, Rev. McCutcheon has served as pastor of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Orangeburg.

Rev. McCutcheon is a 1972 graduate of Claflin University and is also a graduate of Gammon Theological Seminary in Atlanta.

hawkinsMurial Hawkins, associate provost for partnerships and engagement at Virginia State University, has been selected to receive the Public Service Award from the American Association for Blacks in Higher Education. Before coming to Virginia State in 2011, she was the assistant to the president for campus and community relations at Dillard University in New Orleans.

Dr. Hawkins is a graduate of the Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine and Science in Chicago. She earned a master’s degree in counseling from The Citadel in Charlestown, South Carolina, and a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Loyola University of Chicago.

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