Honors and Awards

• Tanisha Jenkins, associate director of the Office of Minority Student Affairs at the University of Tennessee, received the 2009 Bobby E. Leach Award from the Southern Association for College Student Affairs for her efforts to promote multicultural relations on campus.

Jenkins is a graduate of Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina. She holds a master’s degree in counselor education from Clemson University.

• Syrulwa Somah, associate professor at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, received the humanitarian award from Africa Environmental Watch. Dr. Somah was honored for his efforts to prevent malaria in Liberia.

• Woodrow Lucas, a Ph.D. candidate at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, received the 2009 Ph.D. Trailblazer Award from the National Black MBA Association.

Lucas is a graduate of Northwestern University and holds an MBA and a master’s degree in theological studies from Vanderbilt University.

• Sybil Brown, professor of mathematics and statistics at Lake-Sumter Community College in Leesburg, Florida, was named professor of the year by the Florida Association of Community Colleges.

A graduate of Spelman College, Brown holds a master’s degree from the University of Florida.