Honors and Awards

• Eliza Wells, a doctoral student in counseling psychology at the University of Georgia, received the Doctoral Scholar Award from the Southern Regional Education Board. The award includes a year of tuition and fees, a $15,000 stipend, and a $500 research allowance. Wells will use the award to complete a clinical internship at the University of Memphis.

Wells is a graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana and holds a master’s degree from Loyola University in New Orleans.

• Johnnetta B. Cole, former president at both Spelman College and Bennett College for Women and now chair of the Global Inclusion and Diversity Institute at Bennett, was the recipient of the 365Black Award presented by McDonald’s Corporation. The award is presented to African Americans who have made extensive efforts to give back to the community.

• Vincent Collin Beach received the 2008 Carter G. Woodson Award from the National Council for Social Science. Beach was honored for his book, Don’t Throw Away Your Stick Till You Cross the River: The Journey of an Ordinary Man.