Three African American Scholars Win Notable Awards

Morrison_KCMinion K.C. Morrison, chair of the department of political science and public administration at Mississippi State University in Starkville, received the Frank J. Goodnow Award for Distinguished Service from the American Political Science Association. His most recent book is Aaron Henry of Mississippi: Inside Agitator (University of Arkansas Press, 2015).

Professor Morrison is a graduate of Tougaloo College in Mississippi. He earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

hoskinsDionne Hoskins, associate professor of marine sciences at Savannah State University in Georgia, received the 2015 Emmeline Moore Prize from the American Fisheries Society. The award honors an individual who has “demonstrated a strong commitment and exemplary service to ensuring equal opportunity access to higher education in fisheries.”

Dr. Hoskins is a graduate of Savannah State University. She holds a Ph.D. in marine sciences from the University of South Carolina.

condoleezza-rice-thumbCondoleezza Rice, the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a professor of political science at Stanford University, received the 2015 Pathfinder Award from the Indiana Sports Corporation. Dr. Rice was honored for her work with the Center for a New Generation, an after-school and summer academic enrichment program for low-income children.

Dr. Rice is the former assistant to the president for national security affairs and served as U.S. Secretary of State from 2005 to 2009. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Rice earned a bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Denver. She also holds a master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame.

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