Three Black Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards
Filed in Honors & Awards on February 19, 2016
Nina Caldwell, vice president for student life at Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri, has been chosen to receive the Zenobia Hikes Memorial Award from NASPA, the leading association for student affairs professionals in higher education. Dr. Caldwell will be honored at the NASPA annual conference in Indianapolis on March 14.
Dr. Caldwell holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Dillard University in New Orleans. She earned a master’s degree in counseling from Illinois State University, an MBA from Maryville University, and her doctorate of education in organization and leadership from the University of San Francisco.
Wondwossen Gebreyes, professor and director of global health programs in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State University, has been chosen to receive the 2016 Award for Internationalization from Universitas 21, an international higher education network. Dr. Gebreyes will be recognized at the Universitas 21 Annual Presidential Meeting in Singapore on May 12.
Dr. Gebreyes earned a doctor of veterinary medicine degree at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. He holds a Ph.D. in comparative biomedical sciences from North Carolina State University.
Aldon Morris, the Leon Forrest Professor of Sociology and African American studies at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, received the R.R. Hawkins Award from the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers. Professor Morris was honored for his book The Scholar Denied: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Birth of Modern Sociology (University of California Press, 2015). The award includes a $10,000 prize.
Dr. Morris is a graduate of Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. He earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in sociology at Stony Brook University of the State University of New York System.