Honors and Awards

• Gwendolyn Highsmith-Quick, an associate professor of accounting at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, was named the 2010-11 Outstanding Faculty Advisor by Beta Alpha Psi, an honorary organization for students and professionals who are involved with financial information.

A graduate of North Carolina A&T, Dr. Highsmith-Quick earned an MBA at the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. from the University of Houston.

• Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations, received the Charles J. Truck Global Citizen Award from Macalester College for providing inspirational leadership and promoting global understanding.

Annan is a 1961 graduate of Macalester College.

• Chad Williams, an associate professor of history at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, was named a 2011 Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies. The fellowship award will allow Professor Williams to complete work on his project titled, "The Black Man and the Wounded World: W.E. B. Du Bois, African-American Soldiers, and the History of World War I."

Professor Williams is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles. He holds a master's degree and a Ph.D. in history from Princeton University. Dr. Williams is the author of Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era (University of North Carolina Press, 2010).