Baloubi and Tara Gibbs Receive Lawrence M. Clark Awards
March 11, 2014 – Dr. Désiré Baloubi,
chair of the Shaw University Department of Humanities and professor of English
and Linguistics, and Tara Gibbs, a graduate student in Shaw’s Divinity School,
were selected to receive the Lawrence M. Clark Award. Presented by North
Carolina State University’s African American Cultural Center, the award
recognizes outstanding contributions made by current higher education faculty
the recipient of the Lawrence M. Clark Faculty Excellence Award, which honors
the achievements of faculty who have demonstrated excellence in the following
arenas: research; engaged scholarship; engagement in developing, improving and
building culturally competent communities locally and nationally and/or;
international engagement on the African continent or within the disciplines
encompassed by Africana Studies.
the recipient of the Lawrence M. Clark Student Achievement Award, which celebrates
student achievement in academics, in the dedication of time, talent and
resources in order to transform the campus and/or local community and in
demonstrating leadership in social justice initiatives.
and Gibbs will receive their awards at the 2014 Lawrence M. Clark University
Community Dinner on March 25, 2014 at the NC State McKimmon Center for Extension
& Continuing Education in Raleigh, NC. This year’s theme, “Opening Doors”
recognizes the humanitarian leaders, faculty and students for academic
excellence and engaged scholarship.
Dr. Lawrence M. Clark joined NC State’s administration in
1974, serving in dual roles as a professor in the Department of Education and
as the Associate Provost. Along with Dr.
Augustus Witherspoon, he created a number of initiatives that made NC State
more diverse and that continue to transform the campus and our community.