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Sarah Moten was selected as the 2010 recipient of the World Education Award. Dr. Moten is

a long-time advocate for girls and women's well-being and advancement. She recently retired after 12 years with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). As chief of the Africa Bureau Office of Sustain- able Development, Education Divi- sion, and Deputy Coordinator for Basic Education for the U.S. Govern- ment, Moten oversaw the Africa Education Initiative (AEI). AEI was launched in 2002 and has provided $600 million to support teacher train- ing, textbook development and production, and the provision of girls' scholarships. Prior to her tenure at USAID, she served as director of inter- national affairs at the University of the District of Columbia; special assistant to the president emerita for the National Council of Negro Women; and deputy assistant secretary for International Refugee Assistance. Between 1982 and 1988, she was Peace Corps Country Director in Swaziland, Kenya, and Sierra Leone. In 2008, she received The Medal of Freedom from The Foundation for Democracy in Africa and Swarth- more's Worldwide Award for Women in Education and Government. Each year, World Education honors people who help to advance World Educa- tion's mission; in particular, support- ing girls' and women's education.


Freeman Hrabowski has been awarded the 2011 TIAA-CREF Theodore M.

Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excel- lence. He was selected by an indepen- dent panel of judges based largely on his work to increase the representation of minority students in science and engineering and create an institutional model of inclusive excellence. The Hesburgh Award, which includes a $20,000 prize, recognizes a current college or university president/chan- cellor who: is a visionary, demonstrat- ing innovative thinking about strategic challenges and opportunities, sustain- ing the institution’s core values and mission, and adopting strategies to ensure future institutional vitality; has had or is having through his/her personal involvement a positive impact on higher education and/or on society in general through his/her institutional leadership role; demonstrates collabor- ative partnerships within the campus or externally that enhance institutional ability to achieve excellence both within the institution and for the greater good; is a futurist comfortable in “stretching the envelope,” uncover- ing and seizing opportunities to advance the institution; and positions the institution to thrive in an uncer- tain future, anticipating trends and developing strategies to manage change. Dr. Hrabowski has served as the President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County since 1992.


Barbara Haynes (Gittens) was reelected for an unprecedented third term as president of the Bedford Stuyvesant Real Estate Board. She has been a realtor for over 20 years and has won numerous awards within the ERA Real Estate Franchise. She presently has her own real estate brokerage company called She has been an adjunct professor at the Metropolitan College of N.Y. teaching operations management and at the College of New Rochelle teach- ing business planning.

Kay Coles James was the keynote speaker for the ninth annual Charleston Leader- ship Prayer Breakfast for the Charleston Leadership Founda-

tion. She is president and founder of the Gloucester Institute, a leadership training center for young African Americans. The prayer breakfast was held at the Charleston Area Conven- tion Center in Charleston, S.C. The Charleston Leadership Foundation strives to gather in the name of Jesus Christ to discover how they can be more effective as men and women with leadership responsibilities in the city of Charleston.

McKinley L. Price has been awarded the distinguished Thomas Nelson Medallion by Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) in Hamp-

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