Two African American Women Honored With Prestigious Awards

Alicia Nails, a lecturer in the department of communication at Wayne State University in Detroit, was named the 2018 Educator of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists. Nails also serves as director of the Journalism Institute for Media Diversity at Wayne State.

Nails earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Michigan State University and a juris doctorate at the Wayne State University Law School.

Carolyn B. Murray, a professor of psychology at the University of California Riverside, received the 2018 Dr. William Montague Cobb Award for special achievements in public health from the National Health Committee of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Professor Murray joined the faculty at the university in 1980. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

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