Honors and Awards

• Tracy L. Hanner, an assistant professor of lab animal science and clinical associate veterinarian at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, received the Iverson Bell Recognition Award from the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges. The award is given to individuals who have promoted increased opportunities for minority students in veterinary education.

Dr. Hanner is a graduate of North Carolina Central University. In 1986 Hanner was the first African American to graduate from the veterinary school at North Carolina State University.

• David A. Paterson, the governor of the state of New York, will be presented with the Medal of Distinguished Service from Teachers College at Columbia University at the school’s convocation ceremony in May.

• Carlotta Walls LaNier, one of nine students who in 1957 racially integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, received the Thurgood Marshall Award from the Quinnipiac University School of Law. LaNier now works in real estate in Colorado.

• David Satcher, the former surgeon general of the United States, will receive the 2009 TRUST award this July from the Health Research and Educational Trust. Dr. Satcher is currently director of the Center of Excellence on Health Disparities and the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta.

• David Hemphill, director of the Black Theater Troupe in Phoenix, Arizona, received the A. Wade Smith Community Award for the Advancement of Race Relations from Arizona State University.

• C. Vivian Stringer, head women’s basketball coach at Rutgers University, was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. Stringer, a coal miner’s daughter from western Pennsylvania, has won 825 college basketball games.