Honors and Awards

• Cordell Cunningham, assistant dean of students and assistant director of student life at the University of Oklahoma, received the 2011 Regents’ Award for Superior Staff. Cunningham has served in many staff positions at the university over the past 20 years.

• Linda Darling-Hammond, the Charles E. Ducommon Professor of Education at Stanford University was awarded the Medal for Distinguished Service from Teachers College at Columbia University.

Dr. Darling-Hammond is a graduate of Yale University and holds a doctorate in urban education from Temple University.

• Tiffany P. Fountaine, assistant director of the Center for Academic Success and Achievement at Morgan State University in Baltimore, received the Dr. Carlos J. Vallejo Award for Emerging Scholarship from the American Educational Research Association.

Dr. Fountaine is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park. She holds a master’s degree in communications management from Towson University and a doctorate in higher education from Morgan State University.

• Ousseina D. Alidou, a professor of African languages and literature at Rutgers University, received the Warren I. Susman Award for Excellence in Teaching from the university.

Dr. Alidou holds master’s degrees from the Abdou Moumouni University in Niger and Indiana University. She earned a Ph.D. in theoretical linguistics from Indiana University.