Honors and Awards

• Michelle Cook, vice chancellor for university advancement at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, was named Woman of the Year by the Winston-Salem Chronicle. She was honored for work at the university and also for being one of the founding members of the Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem.

• Arnold Rampersad, professor emeritus of English at Stanford University, received the National Humanities Medal for his biographies of W.E.B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, and Ralph Ellison.

• William H. Turner, distinguished professor of Appalachian studies at Berea College in Kentucky, was elected to the alumni Hall of Fame at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College.

Dr. Turner earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Notre Dame.

• Rosette Muzigo-Morrison, a legal officer for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in the Netherlands, received the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

Muzigo-Morrison holds a master’s degree and a law degree from the University of Notre Dame, a second law degree from Makerere University in Uganda, and is currently working toward a Ph.D. in human rights law at the Irish Centre for Human Rights.

• Ron Kirk, the former mayor of Dallas who currently serves as United States trade representative, received the Presidential Citation from the University of Texas.

Kirk is a graduate of Austin College and the University of Texas School of Law.