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A. Bakarr Kanu, assistant professor of chemistry, has had a research article titled “Identity Efficiency for High-Performance Ambient Pressure Ion Mobility Spectrometry” published in the peer-reviewed journal Analytical Chemistry. Link to article: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.analchem.5b03765.
Morris J. Clarke, Ph.D., associate professor of biochemistry at Winston-Salem State University, has been named leader of the Executive Council of the Advisory Committee for Biotechnology in the Piedmont Triad.
Fran Oates, adjunct professor, is the 2016 Alice Naylor Outstanding Dissertation Award recipient from the Appalachian State University’s Educational Leadership doctoral program. Among 15 candidates, Dr. Oates’ dissertation was noted as outstanding by the committee and was voted unanimously by the faculty for this prestigious award.
Pamela Pitman Brown, assistant professor of gerontology and gerontology program coordinator, was recently honored at the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education’s Annual Conference with the Rising Star Junior Faculty Award. After receiving her award she presented her talk, “Cultivating Leadership and Leadership Opportunities through Service Roles in Academia or Academic Organizations.” At the same conference Dr. Brown accepted the gavel as President of Sigma Phi Omega National Academic & Professional Honor Society in Gerontology. She served last year as president-elect and will serve as president for two years.
Christina Placilla, associate professor of music and director of the WSSU Chamber Orchestra, was selected as the Intercollegiate Music Association String Ensemble Clinician at the 2016 IMA Conference held on the campus of North Carolina Central University in Durham.
Cindy Strine, director of campus recreation, has been appointed to serve on the NIRSA Outstanding Sports Facilities Awards Committee for 2016-2017. WSSU received the award in 2015.