National Institute on Aging

Honors for Two African American Educators

UrmekaJeffersonUrmeka Jefferson, an assistant professor at the Sinclair School of Nursing of the University of Missouri, received the Research Abstract Award from the National Association of Neonatal Nurses at the organization’s annual meeting in Nashville. Her research focuses on breastfeeding knowledge and intentions of African American college students.

Dr. Jefferson is a graduate of the University of Memphis. She holds a master’s degree from Union University in Germantown, Tennessee, and a Ph.D. from Saint Louis University.

hicks2Terence Hicks, dean of the Whitlowe R. Green College of Education at Prairie View A&M University in Texas, received the 2013 Robert B. Howsam Award from the Texas Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Dr. Hicks’ research focuses on college retention and the psychological well-being of college students.

Dr. Hicks holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Virginia State University. He earned a doctorate in education from Temple University and a doctorate in counseling/counselor education from North Carolina State University.


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