Melvin C. Terrell, vice president for student affairs at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, won the Monarch Award given annually to outstanding African-American men in the Chicago area by the Xi Nu Omega chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. The award will be presented at a black-tie gala on November 11.

Robert Hill, vice chancellor for public affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, will be presented with the Business Communicator of the Year Award from the Pittsburgh chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators.

Hill is a graduate of the Stern School of Business at New York University and holds a master’s degree in management from Manhattan College.

Harold W. Hargis, a retired professor at the School of Dentistry at the University of California at Los Angeles, received the 2006 Daniel M. Laskin Award for an Outstanding Predoctoral Educator from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Hargis received his dental training at Howard University.

William R. Harvey, president of Hampton University, received the Ghandi, King, Ikeda Community Builders Award from the Ghandi Institute of Reconciliation. The award is presented annually to people who have championed peace and nonviolence.