Honors and Awards

• Valerie Montgomery Rice, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and founder of the Center for Women’s Health Research at Meharry Medical College, received the Nefertiti Award from the Nashville, Tennessee, chapter of Societas Docta.

Dr. Rice is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and Harvard Medical School.

• Cheryl D. Mills, counselor and chief of staff for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was selected as the 2010 Distinguished Alumna of the University of Virginia.

From 2002 to 2009 Mills served as senior vice president at New York University. She defended President Bill Clinton during his impeachment trial. She received her law degree from Stanford University Law School.

• William J. Barber II, pastor of the Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, North Carolina, received the Human Rights Medalist Award from North Carolina A&T State University. Reverend Barber was honored for his efforts to correct social injustice.

Reverend Barber is a graduate of North Carolina Central University. He holds a master’s degree in divinity from Duke University and a doctorate from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.

• Ann P. Ambrose, dean of business, public services, and technologies at the Portsmouth, Virginia, campus of Tidewater Community College, received the school’s Martin Luther King Jr. College Distinguished Service Award.