George Harrison Evans received the Human Rights Medal from North Carolina A&T State University, the historically black educational institution in Greensboro. Dr. Evans, who is 100 years old, is a graduate of Meharry Medical College. He maintained a medical practice in Greensboro for 47 years and was a major player in the city’s civil rights struggles.

• Bertrade Mbom, a native of Cameroon who is a senior at Carnegie Mellon University, was awarded the Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The fellowship provides full support for up to five years of study leading to a doctorate in the sciences.

On March 6 Geoffrey Canada, president of the Harlem’s Children Zone, will be presented with the Austin College Leadership Award at ceremonies in Dallas, Texas. The award comes with a $100,000 cash prize.