Three Black Women Scholars Presented With Notable Awards

phyllis_sharpsPhyllis Sharps, professor and associate dean for community programs and initiatives in the School of Nursing at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, was awarded the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award in Education and Research from the Association of Black Nursing Faculty.

Dr. Sharps is a graduate of the Nursing University of Maryland. She earned a master’s degree in maternal and child health nursing education from the University of Delaware and a Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

vievee-fancis-810Vievee Francis, an associate professor of English at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, received the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Poetry from the Hurston/Wright Foundation in Washington, D.C. She is being honored for her third published collection of poetry entitled Forest Primeval (TriQuarterly Books, 2015).

Francis is a graduate of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. She holds a master of fine arts degree from the University of Michigan.

covingtonMegan Covington, a graduate student in the higher education student affairs program at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, received the Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year Award from the North Carolina College Personnel Association.

Covington is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina, where she majored in psychology.

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