Tag: Rochester Institute of Technology

The First Black Deaf Woman to Earn a Ph.D. in Biochemistry

A native of Sierra Leone in Africa, Dr. Sankoh became deaf at the age of three. She was sent to live with a family friend in the United States at the age of 12. She struggled in school until she was able to master American sign language. She recently earned s Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Tennessee.

New Faculty Roles for Three African American Scholars

Taking on new faculty roles are Christal N. Brown at Middlebury College in Vermont, Brenda Lee at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, and Neil Roberts at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Three African American Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Taking on new assignments in higher education are Mavis Sanders at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Keith Jenkins at the Rochester Institute of Technology and Nicole Hodges Persley at the University of Kansas.

Four New African American Deans

The new deans are Twyla Cummings at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, Frank Stevenson at Tennessee State University in Nashville, Bernard Keels at Morgan State University in Baltimore, and Rebecca Crocker McMullen at Fort Valley State University in Georgia.

Four African American Scholars Selected for Prestigious Honors

The honorees are Richard S. Baker of Wayne State University, E. Albert Reece of the University of Maryland, Twyla J. Cummings of the Rochester Institute of Technology, and Jackson T. Wright Jr. of Case Western Reserve University.

Honors and Awards for African Americans in Higher Education

The honorees are Twyla J. Cummings of the Rochester Institute of Technology, Tiana Clark of Vanderbilt University, Elson S. Floyd, the late president of Washington State University, and Brenda Y. Cartwright of Winston-Salem State University.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants won by historically black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

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