Honors or Awards for Three African American Women at Major Universities

Charlotte-BakerCharlotte Baker, an assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics in the College of Pharmacy at Florida A&M University, has been selected for the 2016 Distinguished Professor Award from SAS Inc. SAS, which originally stood for statistical analysis system, was developed at North Carolina State University.

Dr. Baker joined the faculty at Florida A&M University in 2013. She is a graduate of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Dr. Baker earned a master of public health degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a doctorate in public health from the University of Kentucky.

ShirleyFryeShirley T. Frye, president of the board of directors of the North Carolina A&T State University Foundation, is having the YWCA building in Greensboro, North Carolina, named in her honor. She served on the national YWCA board for 20 years.

Frye is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University and previously served as assistant vice chancellor for development and university relations and as executive assistant to the chancellor.

Karen BankstonKaren Bankston, associate dean for clinical practice, partnership, and community engagement in the College of Nursing at the University of Cincinnati, has been chosen to receive the Mary Mahoney Award from the American Nurses Association.

Dr. Bankston holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Kent State University in Ohio. She earned a Ph.D. in nursing research and organizational behavior from the University of Cincinnati.

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