Honors and Awards

• Frederick D. Gregory, former astronaut and currently a member of the board of advisers of the Howard University School of Engineering, received the Golden Torch Legacy Award from the National Society of Black Engineers.

In 1985 Gregory became the first African American to pilot a spacecraft. Four years later he was the first African American to command a space mission.

• Lynette Gibson, associate professor of nursing at the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, received the Magellan Scholar Award from the university for her research on breast cancer in African-American women.

Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina has named a new endowed chair to honor its former chancellor. The Cleon F. Thompson Jr. Distinguished Professorship in Nursing was made possible by a donation from the C.D. Spangler Foundation.

• John E. Ware, who holds the Rosa Keller Endowed Chair in Music at Xavier University in New Orleans, received the Big Easy Entertainment 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Foundation for Entertainment Development and Education.