In Memoriam

Elvin H. Webber (1945-2010)

Elvin H. Webber, former college professor and longtime administrator in the Department of Education, has died at his home in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. He was 65 years old.

A native of Princeton, New Jersey, he was a 1968 graduate of Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. He went to work as an industrial arts teacher in the Washington, D.C., public schools while studying for a master’s degree in educational administration at Howard University. He was selected as a Horace H. Rackham fellow and studied for his doctorate in education at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Webber joined the faculty at Prairie View A&M University and later served as executive assistant to the president at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. In 1985 he joined the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education as an equal opportunity specialist. He served in that capacity for 25 years until the time of his death.

Yaw Ackah (1948-2010)

Yaw Ackah, a professor of sociology and criminal justice at Delaware State University, died recently at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore. He was 61 years old.

Dr. Ackah was a native of Ghana and graduated from the University of Cape Coast. He came to the United States in 1985 and earned master’s and Ph.D. degrees at Howard University. Professor Ackah joined the faculty at Delaware State University in 1993 and was elevated to full professor in 2003.