Four African Americans Presented With Prestigious Awards

0586_10_024.tifLynden A. Archer, the William  C. Hooey Director and Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, received the 2014 Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. The award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of nanoscience in chemical engineering.

Professor Archer joined the Cornell faculty in 2000. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Stanford University.

Gary-LeroyGary L. LeRoy, associate dean for student affairs and admissions of the School of Medicine at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, was named the 2014 Family Medicine Educator of the Year by the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. LeRoy earned a bachelor’s degree in medical technology and a medical doctorate from Wright State University.

bussey-jonesJada Bussey-Jones, an associate professor in the division of general medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, received the 2014 National Mentorship in Education Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine. She has been on the faculty at Emory since 1999.

Dr. Bussey-Jones is a graduate of Emory University, where she doubled majored in biology and sociology. She also earned her medical degree at Emory and completed clinical training at the University of Maryland and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Derek Wilson, interim chair of the department of psychology at Prairie View A&M University in Texas, received the Community Service Award at the 46th national convention of the Association of Black Psychologists International.

Dr. Wilson is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta. He earned a master’s degree at Florida A&M University and a Ph.D. in clinical/community psychology from DePaul University in Chicago.

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