Honors and Awards

• Diane Nash, one of the founding members of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and a leader in the lunch counter sit-in movement in Nashville, Tennessee, received the Human Rights Medal from North Carolina A&T State University, the historically black educational institution in Greensboro.

This coming weekend, Norman C. Francis, president of Xavier University in New Orleans, will receive the St. Katharine Drexel National Justice Award from the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.

• Deryl Bailey, an associate professor of counseling in the College of Education at the University of Georgia, received the 2009 Don Dinkmeyer Social Interest Award from the American Counseling Association for his work mentoring young black men.

Dr. Bailey has been on the University of Georgia faculty since 1999. He holds a doctorate in counselor education from the University of Virginia.

• Jacqueline J. Hill, chair of the undergraduate nursing program at Southern University in Baton Rouge, received the 2009 Nightingale Award for District Officer of the Year from the Louisiana State Nurses Association.