Honors and Awards for a Trio of African Americans With Ties to Higher Education

stephanie-tubbs-jonesCase Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, has named its newest residence hall in honor of Stephanie Tubbs Jones. In 1998, Tubbs Jones became the first African American woman elected to Congress from the state of Ohio. She died in 2008 after suffering a brain aneurysm.

A Cleveland native, Tubbs Jones held bachelor’s and law degrees from Case Western Reserve University. At the university, she was the founder of what is now the African American Society and was active in the Black Students Law Association. A naming ceremony for the new residence hall will take place during homecoming weekend  in October.

LaDonna-ChristianLaDonna Christian, associate professor of practice in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Simmons College in Boston, was named Nurse Educator of the Year from the National Black Nurses Association. Dr. Christian also serves as director of the Dotson Bridge and Mentoring Program at the nursing school.

Dr. Christian is a graduate of the University of Michigan College of Nursing. She holds a master’s degree in community health nursing from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and a doctorate in health professions education from Simmons College.

Price_275Rutgers University-Newark has named a new lounge in a campus building to honor the late Clement Alexander Price. The lounge will serve as a meeting place for students, staff and the public and will host jazz performances. Dr. Price, who died after suffering a stroke in 2014, was the Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor and the founding director of the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience at the university.

Dr. Price served on the Rutgers University faculty for nearly 40 years. He held bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut and a Ph.D. in history from Rutgers University.

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