Honors and Awards

• Kenda Mutongi, professor of history and chair of the Africana studies program at Williams College in Massachusetts, was honored by the African Studies Association for her book Worries of the Heart: Widows, Family, and Community in Kenya.

Dr. Mutongi is a graduate of Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia.

• Marlon Lynch, assistant vice chancellor and chief of police at Vanderbilt University, was named one of the 25 most influential people in the security industry by Security Magazine.

Lynch is a graduate of Michigan State University. He holds a master’s degree in criminal justice from Boston University.

• Marjorie Brittain Hammock, assistant professor and field coordinator in the social work department at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina, was named the 2008 Social Work Pioneer at the National Association of Social Workers.