Honors and Awards

• Zelia Wiley, assistant dean for diversity in the College of Agriculture at Kansas State University, received the Commerce Bank Presidential Faculty and Staff Award for Distinguished Service to Historically Underrepresented Students.

Dr. Wiley holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Prairie View A&M University in Texas and a doctorate in agricultural and extension education from Penn State.

• Ron Kirk, the former mayor of Dallas, Texas, who now serves as the U.S. trade representative in President Barack Obama’s cabinet, received the 2010 Presidential Citation from the University of Texas.

• Lynda Hale, administrative director of the primary care group at the University of Chicago Medical Center, received the 2011 Diversity Leadership Award for staff from the university’s president.

• Isaac J. Crumbly, associate vice president for career and collaborative programs at Fort Valley State University in Georgia, received from Barack Obama the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring.

Dr. Crumbly is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. He holds a master’s degree in horticulture from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. in botany from North Dakota State University.

The graduate school at the University of Georgia received the 2010-2011 Award for Excellence and Innovation in Graduate Admissions from the Council of Historically Black Graduate Schools and the Educational Testing Service. The school was honored for increased enrollments and retention rates of blacks and other minorities.