Two African American Women Honored With Prestigious Awards

katherinehendrixKatherine C. Hendrix, professor of communication at the University of Memphis in Tennessee, will be presented with the Donald H. Ecroyd Award for Outstanding Teaching in Higher Education from the National Communication Association. She will receive the award in Las Vegas this November.

Dr. Hendrix is a graduate of California State University, Fresno. She earned a master’s degree in rhetoric from the University of California, Davis and a Ph.D. in communication at the University of Washington.

Annette-PridgenAnnette K. Pridgen, an assistant professor of accounting at Jackson State University in Mississippi, received the 2015 Cornelius E. Tierney/Ernst & Young Research Award from the Association of Government Accountants. She was honored for “outstanding leadership, accomplishments, and service to the profession and communities.”

Dr. Pridgen has been on the faculty at Jackson State University since 2013. Previously, she taught at the University of Mississippi. A certified public accountant, Dr. Pridgen holds a Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi.

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