Honors and Awards

Beatrice Mtetwa, a human rights attorney who has spent the past 20 years fighting for press freedom in Zimbabwe, received the Inamori Ethics Prize from the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University. Established in 2008, the prize honors leaders who “have used their influence and actions to greatly improve the condition of humankind.”

A native of Swaziland where she was the first member of her family to earn a college degree, she moved to Zimbabwe in the early 1980s.

Malik S. Henfield, an assistant professor of rehabilitation and counselor education at the University of Iowa, was named an Emerging Leader by PDK International, a global association of professional educators.

Dr. Henfield is a graduate of Frances Marion University in Florence, South Carolina. He holds a master’s degree from the University of South Carolina and a doctorate from Ohio State University.

Andrea Dennis LaVigne, a veterinarian and former member of the board of trustees at the University of Connecticut, will have an endowed scholarship established in her name at the university. The scholarship will be given to a student that will enhance diversity at the university.


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