Honors for a Trio of African American Educators

Patricia M. Lowrie, director of the Women’s Resource Center and senior adviser to the dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University, was honored by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges. The association named its minority scholarship fund in her honor.

“Pat Lowrie devoted the majority of her career to promoting diversity in the veterinary profession,” said Christopher Brown, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. “She has been an important advocate and an impressive force for creating a more inclusive and diverse academic environment in veterinary colleges.”

Lowrie holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in zoology from Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Denisha L. Hendricks, director of athletics at Kentucky State University in Frankfort, received the Young Alumni Achievement Award from Auburn University.

Dr. Hendricks is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. She holds master’s and doctoral degrees in higher education administration from Auburn University.

William B. McLeod, who served as chancellor of Fayetteville State University from 1995 to 2003, will have a residence hall of the FSU campus named in his honor. The renaming ceremony for what is now Bronco Residence Hall will be held on September 20.

Dr. McLeod was the first alumnus of Fayetteville State University to serve as chancellor of the institution. He received master’s and doctoral degrees in education from the University of Virginia.

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