Honors for Three African American Scholars

donnaFordPhotoDonna Y. Ford, a professor of education and human development at the Peabody College of Education of Vanderbilt University, received the Harvie Branscomb Distinguished Professor Award for creative scholarship from the university. She is the co-author of Teaching Culturally Diverse Gifted Students (Prufrock Press, 2005) and the author of the forthcoming book Recruiting and Retaining Culturally Different Students in Gifted Education (Prufrock Press, 2013).

Professor Ford hold bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, all from Cleveland State University.

Bill_HamiltonWilliam Hamilton, sports information director at South Carolina State University, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the College Sports Information Directors of America. Hamilton is retiring on June 30, after nearly 40 years as a sports information specialist.

Hamilton holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature and a master’s degree in education from South Carolina State University.

Sherrerd-HairstonAndrea Hairston, the Louise Wolff Kahn 1931 Professor of Theatre and Afr0-American studies at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, has been selected to receive the Sherrerd Teaching Award that recognizes outstanding teaching at the college. The presentation will take place in October.

Hairston is a 1974 graduate of Smith College and earned a master’s degree at Brown University. She joined the Smith faculty in 1989. Hairston is the author of two novels, Mindscape (Aqueduct Press, 2006) and Redwood and Wildfire (Aqueduct Press, 2011).

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