Honors and Awards

• Irene Owens, dean of the School of Library and Information Science at North Carolina Central University in Durham, received the 2010 Award for Excellence in Librarianship from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. The award is sponsored by the library supply company, Demco Inc.

Dr. Owens is a graduate of Barber-Scotia College in Concord, North Carolina. She earned a master’s degree in library science from the University of Maryland, a master’s degree in religious studies from Howard University, and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

• Delores Aldridge, Grace Towns Hamilton Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies at Emory University, received the 2010 Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award from the American Sociological Association.

Dr. Aldridge earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Atlanta University and her Ph.D. at Purdue University.

• Marcellus Barksdale, a professor of African-American studies, was named Morehouse College Faculty Member of the Year for 2010-2011. The award recognizes outstanding teaching and is given out based on student evaluations and faculty peer reviews.