Honors and Awards

• Colorado State University in Fort Collins is the recipient of the Role Model Award from the Maryland-based nonprofit organization Minority Access Inc. The university was honored for its efforts to promote greater diversity in higher education.

• Henry Panion III, University Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, received the Civic and Cultural Advancement Award from the Congressional Black Caucus. Panion, who has won two Grammy Awards, has served as the conductor and arranger for the recordings of Stevie Wonder.

Dr. Panion is a graduate of Alabama A&M University and holds a Ph.D. in music theory from Ohio State University.

• Robert Mayo, chair of the department of communications sciences and disorders at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, was named a Diversity Champion by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Dr. Mayo is a graduate of George Washington University. He holds a master’s degree from Ohio State University and a doctorate from the University of Memphis.