Honors and Awards

• Hamza Walker, director of education and associate curator for the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, received the Ordway Prize presented by the Creative Link for the Arts and the New Museum. The award, given for significant contributions to contemporary art, comes with a $100,000 cash prize.

• Saundra H. Glover, associate dean at the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina, was presented with the university’s Social Justice Award for her work to eliminate racial disparities in healthcare.

• Ida Cammon Robinson was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Catholic University of America. Robinson, who recently celebrated her 90th birthday, earned her nursing degree at Catholic University in 1948, one of the first black students to graduate from the School of Nursing. She served as director of the Freedmen’s Hospital School of Nursing in Washington from 1968 to 1973.

• Charlita Shelton, president of the University of the Rockies in Colorado Springs, Colorado, received the 2010 Champions of Diversity Award from DiversityBusiness.com.

Dr. Shelton is a graduate of Western Michigan University. She holds a master’s degree from National University in San Diego as well as a second master’s degree and a Ph.D. in human development from Fielding Graduate University.

• Amos Leroy Willis, CEO of a real estate development and counseling firm in California, was honored with the placing of a plaque on the West Lawn at the University of Virginia. Willis was honored as being the first African-American graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences and the first African-American student to live in the university’s residential community, which is reserved for honors students. Willis graduated from the University of Virginia in 1962 and went on to earn an MBA from Harvard University.

• Odunola Ojewumi, a sophomore at the University of Maryland, was the recipient of the Student Award for the Health and Dignity of Women presented by the United Nations Population Fund. Ojewumi is a pre-law student with a minor in political science.