Honors and Awards

• Caesar Andrews, Edith Kinney Gaylord Visiting Professor in Journalism Ethics at Arizona State University, received the 2011 Robert G. McGruder Award from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University for his efforts to increase diversity in journalism. A graduate of Grambling State University in Louisiana, Andrews is the former executive editor of the Detroit Free Press.

• Ken Ofori-Atta, cofounder and executive chair of Databank Financial Services in Ghana, received the John Jay Award from Columbia University for his efforts to build the investment banking industry in Ghana.

Ofori-Atta is a 1984 graduate of Columbia University and holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management.

• Samuel R. Moore, a former public school teacher in West Virginia and current secretary of the Black Pastors Ministerial Association, received the Community Achievement Award from the Marshall University Alumni Association.

This past Tuesday, Marian Wright Edelman, founder of the Children’s Defense Fund, received the John Jay Justice Award for National Leadership from John Jay College of the City University of New York.

The Equal Opportunity in Engineering Program at the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas received the Engineering Impact Award for its efforts to increase diversity in engineering education. The award was presented by ExxonMobil and the National Society of Black Engineers.