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Alumni Association Distinguished Research, Excellence in Engaged Scholarship and Creative Achievement Awards

Guy Mittleman, Psychology, Social Sciences, Business & Law

Santosh Kumar, Computer Science, Science, Engineering & Mathematics

Lynda Sagrestano, Center for Research on Women & Psychology, Excellence in Engaged Scholarship

Alumni Association Distinguished Advising Award

Kriangsiri Malasri, Computer Science

Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Awards

Ross Sackett, Anthropology

Thomas W. Briggs Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award

Angela Grant, Mathematical Sciences

Verner D. Mitchell

Verner D. Mitchell
Literary Sisters: Dorothy West and Her Circle, A Biography of the Harlem Renaissance, Department of English
Harlem Renaissance writer Dorothy West led a charmed life in many respects. Born into a distinguished Boston family, she appeared in Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, then lived in the Soviet Union with a group that included Langston Hughes, to whom she proposed marriage. She later became friends with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who encouraged her to finish her second novel, The Wedding, which became the octogenarian author's first bestseller.

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