Honors and Awards

• Lois Harrison Jones, chair of the department of educational administration and policy at the Howard University School of Education, received the 2009 Dr. Effie H. Jones Humanitarian Award from the American Association of School Administrators.

• Dorothy Johnson, a former assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and her husband Herman Johnson, a Tuskegee Airman who was a state legislator and chair of the local NAACP, will have a building named in their honor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The couple, who died within five months of each other in 2004, had established a scholarship fund for black students at the university. To date the fund has provided more than $500,000 in scholarships to 170 black students.

The Herman and Dorothy Johnson Hall, a dormitory, is the first building on the university campus named after African Americans.

• Percy A. Pierre, vice president and professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering at Michigan State University, received the Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Pierre holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Notre Dame. In 1967 he earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University.