Two African American Women Win Academic Awards

sandersCrystal Sanders, an assistant professor of history and African American studies at Pennsylvania State University, won two awards for her doctoral dissertation. She was awarded the C. Vann Woodward Prize from the Southern Historical Foundation and the Claude Eggertson Prize from the History of Education Society. Her dissertation was entitled, “To Be Free of Fear: Black Women’s Fight for Freedom Through the Child Development Group of Mississippi.”

Dr. Sanders is a graduate of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in history from Northwestern University. She will spend the 2013-14 academic year as a visiting scholar at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

schellSylvia Schell, assistant director of the Office of International Education at the University of Georgia, has been chosen as the winner of the 2013 Excellence in Diversifying International Education Award from the Diversity Abroad Network.

In accepting the award, Schell stated, “This recognition is a strong validation of our work in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for international students and scholars at University of Georgia. Thank you Diversity Abroad for your commitment in supporting this work, and raising the profile of a most important cause – integrating diversity with international education.”

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