• Joseph Meyinesse, professor and chair of the department of mathematics at Southern University in Baton Rouge, received the 2007 NOBLE Prize in Mathematics from the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education.

• Thomas H. Epps III, assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of Delaware, received the 2007 Lloyd Ferguson Young Scientist Award from the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers.

Professor Epps is a graduate of MIT where he also earned a master’s degree. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.

New Jersey City University honored a notable black scholar by naming its College of Education in her honor. Deborah Cannon Partridge Wolfe, who died in 2004, was a 1937 alumna of the university. She went on to earn a master’s degree and an educational doctorate from Teachers College at Columbia University. Dr. Wolfe taught at Tuskegee University in Alabama for 12 years. She then became the first African-American faculty member at Queens College of the City University of New York.

• Homer and Evangeline Myles were presented with the President’s Medal from California State University Bakersfield. Homer Myles was a practicing dentist in Bakersfield for over 35 years. When he first set up his practice in 1946 he was thought to be the only African-American dentist between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Myles is a graduate of Morehouse College and the Howard University School of Dentistry.

Evangeline Myles became a nurse in 1939. At one time she was the director of nursing education at Stillman College in Alabama.

• S. Allen Counter, an associate professor of neurology and neuroscience and director of the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations, was honored by the Concerned Black Men of Massachusetts for his work to encourage young African Americans to pursue study and careers in the sciences.