Brandon Keith Brown, assistant professor of music and director of orchestral studies at Brown University, is the winner of the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Scholarship. As a result of the award, Brown spent three weeks in Germany to study under Kurt Masur, the former music director of the New York Philharmonic. During his stay in Germany, Brown conducted a concert by the Leipziger Symphonieorchester.
A graduate of Northwestern University, Brown holds a master’s degree in orchestral conducting from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University.
William M. Carter Jr., dean of the University of Pittsburgh Law School, received the Leadership Diversity Award from the National Diversity Council. Professor Carter has been dean since July 2012. Previously, he taught at the Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia.
Professor Carter is a graduate of Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He earned his law degree at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
Robin E. Dock, associate professor of rehabilitation counseling at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, received the Sylvia Walker Education Award from National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns, a division of the National Rehabilitation Association.
Dr. Dock holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She earned a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Georgia.