Honors and Awards

• Tonderai Chikuhwa, a senior program officer in the United Nations Office for Children and Armed Conflict, was selected to receive the Charles J. Turck Global Citizen Award from Macalester College. A graduate of Macalester College, Chikuhwa holds a master’s degree from the University of Cape Town.

• Niara Sudarkasa, consulting scholar at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was the recipient of the African-American Achiever award given by JM Family Enterprises. Dr. Sudarkasa previously served as president of Lincoln University in Pennsylvania.

A graduate of Oberlin College, Sudarkasa holds master’s and doctoral degrees from Columbia University.

• Terry Adkins, professor in the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania, was awarded the Rome Prize in Visual Arts from the American Academy in Rome. Professor Adkins will spend a year at the academy studying the influence of African culture on the city of Rome.

• Phoebe Butler-Ajibade, assistant professor of human performance and leisure studies at North Carolina A&T State University, received the Most Outstanding Faculty Research Award from the Ronald E. McNair National Research Symposium.

• Walter Smith, former president of Florida A&M University who retired in 2000, received the 2009 Applegate-Dorros Peace and International Understanding Award from the National Education Association. He is the first African American to win the award.

Dr. Smith holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Florida A&M University and a doctorate from Florida State University.

• George E. Cooper, president of South Carolina State University, received the Leadership Award from the Association of Research Directors for his support throughout his career of the 1890 land grant colleges.

A graduate of Florida A&M University, Dr. Cooper holds a master’s degree in animal science from Tuskegee University and a Ph.D. in animal nutrition from the University of Illinois.

• Sidney A. Ribeau, president of Howard University in Washington, D.C., was honored by Bowling Green State University, where he served as president from 1995 to 2008. The university is naming an outdoor plaza and its President’s Leadership Academy after Dr. Ribeau.