Honors and Awards

• Alton Thompson, interim provost at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, was elected into the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service’s Hall of Fame.

• James Lawson, Distinguished University Professor at Vanderbilt University, was honored with the unveiling of an official university portrait by artist Simmie Knox, who was commissioned to paint Bill Clinton’s official White House portrait. Lawson was expelled from Vanderbilt in 1960 for taking part in sit-ins to protest racially segregated lunch counters in Nashville.

• James S. Guseh, professor of public administration, and Emmanuel Oritsejafor, an associate professor of political science, both at North Carolina Central University in Durham, were given the Lawrence Dunbar Reddick Memorial Scholarship Award for their article published in the Journal of Third World Studies entitled, “Government Size, Political Freedom, and Economic Growth in Nigeria, 1960-2000.”

• Yolanda Wimberly, assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at the Morehouse School of Medicine, received the Humanism in Medicine Award from the American Association of Medical Colleges.

A chemistry graduate of the University of Memphis, Dr. Wimberly earned a master’s degree in epidemiology from the University of Cincinnati. She received her medical training at Meharry Medical College.