Honors Bestowed on Four African American Scholars

alstonAntoine J. Alston, associate dean for academic studies in the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, received the George Washington Carver Distinguished Service Award from Iowa State University. Dr. Alston joined the faculty at North Carolina A&T in 2000 and was promoted to full professor in 2009. He was appointed to his current post earlier this year.

Dr. Alston holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from North Carolina A&T State University. He earned a doctorate in agricultural and life sciences education from Iowa State University.

Adriel A. HiltonAdriel A. Hilton, an assistant professor of college student personnel and director of the College Student Personnel Program at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, was selected as the 2014 Distinguished Scholar for the North Carolina College Personnel Association. Dr. Hilton is being honored for his research on Black men in postsecondary education.

Dr. Hilton is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta. He earned a master’s degree at Florida A&M University and a doctorate in higher education from Morgan State University in Baltimore.

PhyllisMillerPhyllis Miller, a professor in the School of Human Sciences at Mississippi State University, won the Best of Show Award at the 105th American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences National Conference for her textile designs.

Dr. Miller is a graduate of Mundelein College, which has since merged with Loyola University of Chicago. She holds a master’s degree from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee.

LaceyBernardine M. Lacey, the founding dean of the School of Nursing at Western Michigan University and the former chair of the department of nursing at Delaware State University, was named a Living Legend by the American Academy of Nursing.

Dr. Lacey is a graduate of Georgetown University. She earned a master’s degree at Howard University and an educational doctorate at Teachers College of Columbia University in New York City.

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