Honors and Awards

• Lafayette Frederick, professor of botany at Howard University, received the Alumni Achievement Award from the Washington State University Alumni Association for his long career in teaching, research, and mentoring botany students.

Dr. Frederick is a graduate of Tuskegee University. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Rhode Island and a Ph.D. in plant pathology and botany from Washington State University.

• Christopher Brown, a professor of history at Columbia University, received the university’s Distinguished Faculty Award for exceptional merit in scholarship and dedication to teaching. The award includes a $25,000 stipend for each of the next three years.

• Wanda Raby Spurlock, associate professor of nursing at Southern University, received the Nightingale Award for Outstanding Community Service from the Louisiana State Nurses Association.

Professor Spurlock has been on the nursing school faculty for 15 years. A graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, she holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in nursing science from Louisiana State University.

• Julie D. Goodwin, general counsel at Morgan State University, the historically black educational institution in Baltimore, received the Practitioner of the Year Award from the Black Law Students Association at the University of Maryland School of Law.