• Godfrey Gayle, a professor of biological engineering at North Carolina A&T State University, was elected to the Engineering & Technology Accreditation Committee of the American Association of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.

• Berlethia J. Pitts was named interim chair of the department of English and foreign languages at the College of Arts and Sciences at Fort Valley State University in Georgia. Dr. Pitts joined the faculty in 2003. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia. Pitts holds a master’s degree in English from Clemson University and a Ph.D. in African-American studies from Temple University.