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Distinguished Honors for Two African American Scholars

Distinguished Honors for Two African American Scholars

The honorees are Adriel A. Hilton, executive assistant and chief of staff for the president of Grambling State University in Louisiana and Otelia Cromwell, the first African American to graduate from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Smith College Student Launches Book Series for African Children

Smith College Student Launches Book Series for African Children

Priscilla Takondwa Semphere, a native of Malawi, is a sophomore at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She won a contest that has provided her seed money to launch the Ekari series of books which she hopes will give African children a more positive view of themselves.

Arizona State's Kimberly Scott to Lead the National Academic STEM Collaborative

Arizona State’s Kimberly Scott to Lead the National Academic STEM Collaborative

Dr. Scott is an associate professor in the department of women and gender studies at Arizona State University. She is also the founding executive director of the Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology at Arizona State.

News of Appointments, Promotions, and Retirements of Black Faculty

News of Appointments, Promotions, and Retirements of Black Faculty

Faculty members profiled here include Paul Potier of Prairie View A&M, Nnamdi Pole of Smith College, Maurice Smith of Harvard, Pamela Barber-Freeman of Prairie View A&M, John Dabiri of CalTech, Phillip Williams of Emory University, and Clarence Lusane of American University.

Six African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Six African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Debra Bright at Montgomery College, Willie Bernard Jackson Jr. at Edward Waters College, Rosalyn Martin at UNC-Wilmington, Shelley Davis at Howard University, Dwight K. Hamilton at Smith College, and E. D’Wayne Robinson at Florida A&M University.

New Documentary on Smith College's First African American Graduate

New Documentary on Smith College’s First African American Graduate

A new 16-minute video documentary on the life of Otelia Cromwell was shown for the first time at Smith College during the college’s 25th celebration of Otelia Cromwell Day.

Six African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Six African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are: Kimberly Johnson at Auburn University, Rosalie Richards at Stetson University, Benjamin Reese at Duke University, Kemal Atkins at Kenne State College, LLJuna Weir at Alcorn State University, and Calvin J. McFadden Sr. at Smith College.

African American Scholar Promoted to Full Professor at Smith College

African American Scholar Promoted to Full Professor at Smith College

Kevin Everod Quashie was promoted to full professor of Afro-American studies at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. He teaches courses on cultural studies and theory.

Black Authors Named Finalists for National Book Critics Circle Awards

Black Authors Named Finalists for National Book Critics Circle Awards

Included among the 30 finalists are Jesmyn Ward an assistant professor at the University of South Alabama. Hilton Als and Chimanmanda Ngozi Adichie, who have both taught at U.S. universities, are also finalists.

Carolyn Jacobs Leaving Smith College After 30 Years

Carolyn Jacobs Leaving Smith College After 30 Years

Dr. Jacobs was named acting dean of the School of Social Work at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, in 2000 and was named permanent dean in 2003. She also serves as the Elizabeth Marting Treuhaft Professor. She will retire next spring.

Ruth Simmons Awarded the French Legion of Honor

Ruth Simmons Awarded the French Legion of Honor

The former president of Smith College and the former president of Brown University, received the highest honor bestowed by the French government. Dr. Simmons continues to serve on the Brown University faculty as a professor of comparative literature and Africana studies.

Honors for Three African American Scholars

Honors for Three African American Scholars

The honorees are Donna Y. Ford, professor of education at Vanderbilt, William Hamilton, sports information director at South Carolina State University, and Andrea Hairston, professor of theatre and Afro-American studies at Smith College.

Three African Americans in New Teaching Positions

Three African Americans in New Teaching Positions

Lois Brown was granted tenure at Wesleyan University. Jeffrey Redding is teaching choral conducting at West Virginia University and Loretta J. Ross is activist-in-residence at Smith College.