Honors for Two African Americans in Higher Education

carlisleShauna Carlisle, an assistant professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington-Bothell, was awarded the 2014 Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The fellowship will provide funding and a mentor for Dr. Carlisle’s research on the relationship between stress, coping, and health.

Dr. Carlisle is a graduate of the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, where she majored in psychology. She holds a Ph.D. in social welfare from the University of Washington.

thompsonGeorgetown University in Washington, D.C., has announced that its new athletics facility, scheduled for completion in 2016, will be named in honor of John R. Thompson Jr. Thompson served as head basketball coach at Georgetown from 1972 to 1999. He was considered a university leader on and off the basketball court and championed athletics as a way for students from low-income families to earn a college degree at prestigious universities.

The new center will be four stories high and have 144,000 square feet of space. Construction of the $60 million facility is scheduled to begin this summer.

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