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Kudos: Faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements

Dr. Simon Green Atkins founded Winston-Salem State University in 1892. 

Ken Saro-Wiwa,” a book by Dr. Roy Doron, assistant professor of history, was named an “Outstanding Academic Title for 2017” by Choice Reviews, the review service for academic librarians. Only 10 percent of some 6,000 books reviewed each year receive this designation.

Dr. Beau D.J. Gaitors, assistant professor of history, was highlighted on the American Historical Association (AHA) website.  

Dr. A. Bakarr Kanu, assistant professor of chemistry, has published an article in the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Chemical Education for his research on aluminum deodorant brands.

Dr. Jack Monell, associate professor and program coordinator of Justice Studies, was interviewed by C-SPAN as part of the Winston-Salem Cities Tour, which aired on March 17-18. The interview focused on his book “Delinquency, Pop Culture, and Generation Why.” 

Dr. Christina Placilla's article “Putting Together the Puzzle: Teaching Score Reading to a Developing String Quartet” has been published in the March issue of the Music Educator’s Journal, a publication of the National Association for Music Education. Placilla is an associate professor of music and the director of the WSSU Chamber Orchestra.

Dr. James Pope, assistant professor of liberal studies, gave a talk at the Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas in Washington, D.C., on March 25. The talk supported the “International Decade for People of African Descent.” You can view the talk on WOLA’s website.

WSSU Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson and Carol Davis, executive director of the S.G. Atkins Community Development Corp., were named to Black Business Ink magazine’s inaugural “50 Most Influential African Americans in the Piedmont Triad” list. According to the publication, they were selected “based on their leadership, professionalism, resolve and many other qualities.” Each were recognized at an awards ceremony on May 9 in Winston-Salem.

Dr. Russell Smith, associate professor of geography, recently published “Municipal Incorporation Activity in the United States,” which details his research on municipal incorporation. 

WSSU's Office of Integrated Marketing Communications distributes the Kudos Report monthly as a platform for the university to celebrate and promote the many achievements, successes and contributions of our campus community. Submit a kudos announcement online. 

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