Honors and Awards

• Deborah Gray White, Board of Governors Professor of History at Rutgers University, received the Frederick Douglass Medal from the University of Rochester. Professor White, who is a scholar of African-American and women’s history, was honored for “ensuring that our understanding of the past includes the perspectives and experiences of all people, especially those who were left out of traditional histories.”

• Carolyn Beard Whitlow, the Charles A. Dana Professor of English at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, received the college’s Bruce B. Stewart Award for Teaching Excellence and Community Service. Professor Whitlow has been on the Guilford College faculty since 1993.

• Floyd Jackson, professor and chair of the department of chemistry and geology at Columbus State University in Georgia, received the university’s Educator of the Year award.

Professor Jackson, who has been on the university faculty since 1997, holds a Ph.D. from Howard University.

• Joan Myers Brown, the founder of the Philadelphia School of Dance Arts and the International Conference of Black Dance Companies, received the Philadelphia Award. The award, which comes with a $25,000 honorarium, is given to individuals who have a history of community service.

• Cheryl L. Keyes, an associate professor of ethnomusicology at UCLA, received the Herman C. Hudson Alumni Award from the African-American Arts Institute of Indiana University in Bloomington.

Professor Keyes is a graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana and holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from Indiana University.

• Bernell E. Tripp, associate professor of journalism at the University of Florida, was presented with the Outstanding Alumna Award in Journalism from the College of Communication and Information Sciences at the University of Alabama.

Dr. Tripp holds bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Alabama.