Michael L. Jackson, vice president for student affairs at the University of Southern California, will receive the 2008 Scott Goodnight Award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators at the organization’s annual convention in Boston next month. The award is named after the organization’s founding president.

Dr. Jackson, who has been vice president of student affairs at USC since 1995, is a graduate of Stanford University. He holds a master’s degree and an educational doctorate from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

George T. French Jr., president of Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama, received the distinguished Leadership Award from Project One. The not-for-profit organization, based in Louisville, Kentucky, seeks to prepare disadvantaged youth and adults for the transition to college and employment opportunities.

Claremont McKenna College, the highly selective liberal arts institution in California, awarded the Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership to The Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE). The prize, which comes with a $250,000 award, was given to the group because of its efforts to provide education to an estimated 12 million girls and women in sub-Saharan Africa.

The award will be presented to Dr. Codou Diaw, executive director of FAWE, at ceremonies in New York this coming April. Diaw, a native of Senegal, holds a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Stephanie Nyombayire, a senior at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, received the Young Rwandan Woman Achiever Award presented by Jeannette Kagame, First Lady of Rwanda. Nyombayire, who is majoring in political science, was honored for her work against the genocide in Darfur.