Honors and Awards Presented to Four African American Scholars

morrisonToni Morrison, the Nobel laureate and professor emerita at Princeton University, has been selected to receive the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Critics Circle. She will be honored at the annual awards gala in New York City on March 12.

Professor Morrison joined the faculty at Princeton in 1989. Previously, she taught at the University at Albany of the State University of New York System and had been an editor at Random House for 20 years.

meachemPaul Meacham, the first African American to serve as president in the Nevada System of Higher Education, has been recognized by having the Student Services Building on the campus of the College of Southern Nevada named in his honor. In 1983, he was named president of what was then called Clark County Community College. He served as president of what is now the College of Southern Nevada for 11 years. He then joined the faculty at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and taught there until his retirement in 2006.

Dr. Meacham is a graduate of what is now Tennessee State University. He holds a master’s degree in music education from the University of Michigan and a doctorate from the University of Texas.

Photo - Adriel A. Hilton - Most Recent Head ShotAdriel A. Hilton, assistant professor of college student personnel at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, has been selected to receive the Sadie M. Yancey Professional Service Award, the highest honor bestowed by the National Association of Student Affairs Professionals.

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.

Carmichael_PaigeK. Paige Carmichael, a professor of veterinary pathology at the University of Georgia is the recipient of the 2015 Iverson Bell Award from the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges. The award recognizes leadership and the promotion of diversity in veterinary medical education.

Dr. Carmichael joined the faculty at the University of Georgia in 1993. She earned her doctorate in veterinary medicine at Tuskegee University in Alabama and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

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