• Lani Guinier, the Bennett Boskey Professor of Law at Harvard University, received the inaugural Frederick Douglass Medal from the University of Rochester.

• Daisy M. Jenkins, the first African-American woman to be named vice president at Raytheon Missile Systems, received the Phenomenal Woman Award from the Black Alumni Club of the University of Arizona.

• Ngoda Manongi, a graduating senior at Hamilton College, was named the institution’s Bristol Fellow. Manongi, a biochemistry major, will spend the next year studying maternal mortality and child healthcare in South Africa, Mexico, Sweden, and the Philippines.

• Dhyana Ziegler, professor of journalism at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, was named Dame of Justice by the Chivalric Order of the Knights of Justice at Cambridge University in England.