• James Frank, former president of Lincoln University in Missouri, will receive the Gerald R. Ford Award for leadership in higher education and intercollegiate athletics from the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Frank served as president of the NCAA from 1981-82, the first African American to do so.

Dr. Frank is a graduate of Lincoln University and holds a master’s and a doctorate from Springfield College.

• John Rogers Jr., CEO of the investment firm Ariel Capital Management, was chosen to receive the Woodrow Wilson Award from Princeton University. The award is given to a graduate of the university who has made an outstanding contribution to the nation’s service.

• Carrie Houser James, an assistant professor of nursing at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, was the recipient of the Distinguished Nursing Award from the South Carolina Nursing Association. She was the first African American to graduate from the nursing program at the University of South Carolina.