Honors and Awards

Kathy Burlew and Elizabeth Tshele were recently honored.

Camara Phyllis Jones Honored for Her Contributions to Health Education

Camara Phyllis Jones received the 2023 Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award from the CDC Foundation and the James F. and Sarah T. Fries Foundation. Dr. Jones was honored for her exceptional ability to educate about pathways linking racism to poor health outcomes.

The First African American to Deliver the Bampton Lectures at the University of Oxford

Willie James Jennings an associate professor of systematic theology at Yale Divinity School, has been selected to deliver the Bampton Lectures for 2023 at the University of Oxford in England. He is the first African American selected to give these lectures in the 243-year history of the program.

Yale University Awards Degrees to Two of its First Students

James W. C. Pennington (1808-1870) and Alexander Crummell (1819-1898) studied at Yale from 1834 to 1837 and 1840 to 1841, respectively. Because they were Black, however, the university did not allow them to register formally for classes or matriculate for a degree. They could not participate in classroom discussions or access library resources.

The First Black Woman to Be Named a Fellow of the Academy of Leisure...

Corliss Outley, professor in the department of parks, recreation, and tourism management and director of the Race, Ethnicity, Youth and Social Equity Collaboratory at Clemson University in South Carolina, is the first African American woman to be named a Fellow of the Academy of Leisure Sciences in its 43-year history.

Asegun Henry of MIT Wins the Alan T. Waterman Award from the National Science...

Asegun Henry, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the recipient of the Alan T. Waterman Award from...

Honors and Awards

• Natachie Elie, a senior at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, was named Woman of the Year by the National Association of Black Accountants. The award...

Honors and Awards

• Billy C. Hawkins, president of Talladega College in Alabama, received the Omega Century Award for Excellence at the centennial celebration of the Omega Psi...

Honors and Awards

• Moustapha Diack, a professor in the doctoral program of science and mathematics education at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, received the 2011...

Honors and Awards

Four awards of note relating to African Americans in higher education.

Honors and Awards

A summary of this week’s significant awards bestowed on Blacks in higher education.

University of Kentucky Professor Honored for Her Poetry

Nikky Finney wins the National Book Award for her fourth volume of poems.

Morgan State Legend Honored by the American Football Coaches Association

Edward P. Hurt was head coach for football, basketball, and track and field. He also served as athletics director.

Sandy Darity Wins National Economic Association’s Highest Honor

The Duke University professor receives the Samuel Z. Westerfield Award.

Mildred Rice Jordan and Gregory J. Vincent Are Honored

Two African American educators receive prestigious awards.

A Black Scholar Awarded the National Humanities Medal

Kwame Anthony Appiah was awarded the medal by President Obama at a White House ceremony.

Three African American Men Honored for Their Work in Higher Education

Lonnie Norris, Azeez Aileru, and James Rosser win prestigious awards.

Two African American Women Honored by the International Reading Association

Patricia Edwards of Michigan State University and Charline Barnes Rowland of West Virginia University will be honored at the group's annual meeting in Chicago which convenes in April.

Two African American Scholars Win Prestigious Awards

Barbara Johnson of Northern Illinois University and Peter Williams of the University of Delaware are honored.

NAFEO Creates Scholarships to Honor Norman C. Francis

Norman Francis of Xavier University of Louisiana is the longest-tenured university president in the United States.

An Honor for the Africana Studies Department at the University of Cincinnati

The department received the Sankore Institutional Award from the National Council for Black Studies at the council's annual convention in Atlanta.

Honors for Two African American Educators

Angela Winstead of Morgan State University receives a teaching award for Black chemists and an endowed chair at Fayetteville State University honors Dudley Flood.

Honors for a Trio of African American Educators

Patricia Lowrie of Michigan State, Denisha Hendricks of Kentucky State, and William B. McLeod, former chancellor of Fayetteville State, are the honorees.

Arizona State University Honors Its First Black Football Player

In 1937 Emerson Harvey was the first Black player at ASU. His presence on the football team at the university served to play a major role in the racial integration of college sports in the southwest.

MIT’s Wesley Harris Is Honored for Leadership in Advocating for Minorities in STEM Fields

He has been selected to receive the 2012 President's Award from the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers.

Florida A&M Faculty Member Develops New Method to Quickly Identify Bacteria Strains

Marlon S. Thomas, an assistant professor in the College of Agriculture and Food Sciences at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, has been awarded a U.S. patent for his development of a new method to quickly identify bacteria strains by using chemical dyes and fluorescent assays.

Elijah Anderson Honored by the American Sociological Association

Dr. Anderson, the William K. Lanman Professor of Sociology at Yale University, is one of the nation's leading urban ethnographers. Before coming to Yale in 2007, he taught at the University of Pennsylvania for more than 30 years.

Honors for Three African American Scholars

The honorees are Kevin Young of Emory University in Atlanta, Larry McCutcheon of Claflin University in South Carolina, and Murial Hawkins of Virginia State University.

Syracuse University Professor Honored by the Society of Historical Archaeology

Theresa Singleton, associate professor of anthropology at Syracuse University in New York, is being honored for her lifetime of contributions to the field of historical archaeology through scholarship.

Penn Professor Wins Two Awards for His Documentary Film on Africa

Tukufu Zuberi won the best director award and the award for the best documentary at the recent San Diego Black Film Fest for his documentary on the history of the African continent.

Honors for Two African American Scholars

Adriel Hilton of Grand Valley State University was honored by the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education and Deneese Jones, provost at Drake University, received the Alumni Excellence Award from Texas Woman's University.

Honors for Three Black Scholars

The honorees are Archie Wade, a retired professor of kinesiology at the University of Alabama, Adriel Hilton of Grand Valley State University, and John Idowu of New Mexico State University.

African American Scholar Honored by the Council for the Study of Community Colleges

J. Luke Wood, an assistant professor of administration, rehabilitation, and postsecondary education at San Diego State University, was honored for vast scholarship pertaining to community colleges, particularly in relation to African American men.

Brown University’s Francoise Hamlin Is Nominated for History Book Prize

Francoise Hamlin is one of seven finalists for the 2012 Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Book Prizes. Each year, the group gives out awards for the best first books and best articles written by women who reside in North America.

University of Kansas Historian Wins Prestigious Book Prize

Randal Jelks, associate professor of American studies and African American studies at the University of Kansas, has been awarded the 2013 Lillian Smith Book Award for his biography of long-time Morehouse College president Benjamin Elijah Mays.

Regina Benjamin to Receive the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism

Dr. Benjamin is the former Surgeon General of the United States and now holds the NOLA.com/Times Picayune Endowed Chair in Public Health Sciences at Xavier University in New Orleans.

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