Honors and Awards

• Linda K. Thomas-Glover, president of Eastern Shore Community College in Melfa, Virginia, was given the Distinguished Alumna Award from South Carolina State University.

Dr. Thomas-Glover is a graduate of South Carolina State University. She holds a master’s degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Temple University.

• Vanessa D. Nesbit, senior management and budget analyst for the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Technology at Delaware State University, received top honors in the Delaware Press Association’s Communications Contest for her newest book of poetry entitled Rivers Running in Desert Places.

• Angela Neal-Barnett, an associate professor of psychology at Kent State University in Ohio, received the 2011 Harold K. Stubbs Humanitarian Award from the St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in Akron. Professor Neal-Barnett was honored for her work in the study of anxiety disorders among African Americans.

Dr. Neal-Barnett is a graduate of Mount Union College. She holds master’s and doctoral degrees from DePaul University in Chicago.

• Orlan M. Johnson, a partner in the Washington law firm Saul Ewing and a member of the board of regents of the University System of Maryland, received the Trailblazer Award from the African-American Council of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Johnson is a graduate of Andrews University and the Howard University School of Law.

• Walter Washington, who served as president of historically black Alcorn State University in Mississippi from 1969 to 1994, was honored by the designation of a section of Mississippi Highway 552 as the Dr. Walter Washington Parkway.

Dr. Washington, who died in 1999, was a graduate of Tougaloo College. He earned a master’s degree from Indiana University and in 1969 was the first African American to earn a doctorate at the University of Southern Mississippi.

• Jesse McCarroll, professor emeritus of music at New York City College of Technology, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association for the Study and Performance of African-American Music.

Dr. McCarroll is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music. He holds master’s and doctoral degrees from Teachers College at Columbia University.