Honors and Awards

• Wilbur C. Rich, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, received the Norton Long Career Achievement Award from the American Political Science Association. The award is given to a political scientist for a scholarly contribution to the study of urban politics.

Dr. Rich, a member of the Wellesley College faculty since 1991, is a graduate of Tuskegee University. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.

• Richard J. Powell, the John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History at Duke University, received the Wilbur Lucius Cross Medal from the Yale University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The award is given to distinguished alumni of the graduate school.

Powell, a graduate of Morehouse College, earned a master’s degree in African-American studies and a Ph.D. in art history from Yale.

• Mary Evans Sias, president of Kentucky State University, received the Educational Leadership Award from the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

Dr. Evans is a graduate of Tougaloo College. She holds an MBA from Abilene Christian University and master’s and doctoral degrees in sociology from the University of Wisconsin.