Notable Awards for Three African American Faculty Members

Faye Belgrave, University Professor of psychology and the director of the Center for Cultural Experiences in Prevention at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, has been selected to receive the 2018 Psychology and AIDS Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Psychological Association. The award honors a scholar for contributions in policy/advocacy, research, service, or teaching relating to issues pertaining to HIV/AIDS. Dr. Belgrave will be presented the award at the association’s annual convention in San Francisco this summer.

Dr. Belgrave joined the faculty at Virginia Commonwealth university in 1997. She is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, where she majored in psychology. Professor Belgrave earned her Ph.D. at the University of Maryland.

Aldon Morris, the Leon Forrest Professor of Sociology and African American studies at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, has been selected to receive the 2018 John D. McCarthy Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Scholarship of Social Movement and Collective Behavior. The award will be presented to Professor Morris at the University of Notre Dame on April 14.

Professor Morris is a graduate of Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, where he majored in sociology. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in sociology from Stony Brook University in New York.

Jeremy Winston, an assistant professor of music and director of the chorus at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, received the Black History Month Congressional Award for Community Service.

A native of Philadelphia, Winston is a graduate of Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama, where he majored in music. He earned a master’s degree at Morgan State University in Baltimore.

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