Honors and Awards

• Kenneth C. Edelin, emeritus professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Boston University, received an honorary doctorate from Meharry Medical College.

• George C. Wright, president of Prairie View A&M University in Texas, will receive the Educational Leadership Award from the Thurgood Marshall College Fund on November 1.

Dr. Wright holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Kentucky and a Ph.D. in history from Duke University.

• Dorothy Cotton, the civil rights activist who is the former education director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and long-time director of student activities at Cornell University, received the Freedom Award from the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis.

The building that houses the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Louisville was named the Woodford R. and Harriet B. Porter Building. The Porters, who have passed, owned a funeral home business in Louisville. Woodford Porter served on the university’s board of trustees from 1968 to 1991.