A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Received Prestigious Honors or 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 the 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 degree from Boston University, and a doctorate in social work from Clark Atlanta University.

Erika Camacho, an associate professor in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at Arizona State University, has won the 2019 Mentor Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The award honors mid-career academics who have mentored a significant number of underrepresented Ph.D. students and have otherwise played an important role in building a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics community that includes women, minorities, and people with disabilities.

Dr. Camacho holds a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Cornell 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 (BEYA) STEM Innovator Award. The award is presented to individuals who have made significant advancements in research at historically Black colleges and universities. 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 in Atlanta, where she majored in mathematics. She holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. both in mathematics from the University of Connecticut.

Margaret Clark, one of the first African-American professors at the University of Arkansas, has been recognized by the university with a residence hall named in her honor. She began her teaching career at the University of Arkansas in 1969 and was appointed an assistant professor of secondary education in 1972. She retired in 1998, taking emerita status but remained active in community affairs.

Dr. Clark holds a master’s degree and doctorate in education from the University of Arkansas.

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