A Trio of Black Scholars Receive Notable Honors
Filed in Honors & Awards on September 7, 2015
Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida, has renamed its historic general studies building in honor of Ann Taylor Green. The building is the former McLeod Hospital, which operated from 1915 to 1949. Dr. Green was employed by the university for 38 years as an instructor, provost, and vice president. She is now provost emerita.
Dr. Green is a graduate of Talladega College in Alabama. She holds a master’s degree in mathematics education from North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro and a doctorate in educational administration from American University in Washington, D.C.
Marie Chisholm-Burns, professor and dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, has been presented with the Chauncey I. Cooper Award from the National Pharmaceutical Association. The award recognizes “sustained and distinguished service to the profession of pharmacy.”
Dr. Chisholm-Burns has been dean at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center since 2012. She holds a bachelor’s degree and a pharmacy doctorate from the University of Georgia. She also earned a master of public health degree from Emory University in Atlanta and an MBA from the University of Memphis.
Mark Anthony Neal, a professor of African and African American studies at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, will be presented with the Richard Yarborough Award from the American Studies Association. He will receive the honor at the association’s annual meeting in Toronto in October.
Dr. Neal is the author or editor of several books, including New Black Man (Routledge, 2005 & 2015). He holds a Ph.D. in American studies from the University at Buffalo of the State University of New York System.