Two African American Women Honored With Notable Awards

Berenecea J. Eanes, vice president for student affairs at California State University, Fullerton, is the recipient of the 2019 Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Performance as Dean/Vice President. The award is presented annually by NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education to a dean or senior student affairs officer who has demonstrated sustained professional achievement in student affairs work, innovative response in meeting students’ varied and emerging needs, effectiveness in developing staff, and leadership in community and college or university affairs.

Dr. Eanes holds a bachelor’s degree in public health from Dillard University in New Orleans, a master of social work from Boston University, and a doctorate in social work from Clark Atlanta University.

Talitha M. Washington, associate professor in the department of mathematics at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and program director at the National Science Foundation, has won the 2019 Black Engineer of the Year STEM Innovator Award. The award is presented to individuals who have made significant advancements in research at HBCUs. At Howard, Dr. Washington provides innovative mathematics teaching to students in engineering and the sciences on current trends in data and computational sciences.

Dr. Washington is a graduate of Spelman College where she majored in mathematics. She holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. both in mathematics from the University of Connecticut.

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