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Dr. Dubroy and Dr. Chavis Receive United Negro College Fund Alumni Awards
February 14, 2012 – Shaw University alumnae Dr. Geneva Boone Chavis and Dr. Tashni-Ann Dubroy recently received “Outstanding Alumni” awards from the United Negro College Fund’s (UNCF) National Alumni Council. Dr. Chavis, a 1947 graduate of Shaw, received the “Outstanding Alumnus/Hall of Honor” award while Dr. Dubroy, a 2002 graduate, received the “Outstanding Young Alumnus” award.
Most recently Dr. Chavis served as Secretary and member of Shaw University’s Board of Trustees. She was a board member for more than 30 years. She also served as Dean of Learning Resources and Associate Vice president of Instructional and Learning Resources at Nash Community College until her retirement. For 10 years she was an evaluator of libraries for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Active in many state and national organizations, Dr. Chavis served as president of the North Carolina Learning Resources Association and as chairman of Memberships for the National Council on Black American Affairs of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges. She earned a Master of Library Science degree from North Carolina Central University and a Doctor of Education from Nova University in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Dr. Dubroy is the Interim Chair of Shaw University’s Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and Professor of Organic Chemistry. A well-respected chemist, she received fellowship awards from the National Science Foundation, National Organization for Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers and is published in various scientific journals including Inorganic Chemistry. Dr. Dubroy serves on the Board of Academic Advisors for "Shaw in Jamaica Minority Health International Research Training of the National Commission on Health and Health Disparities” project (Shaw in Jamaica MON). This project is an NIH funded research collaboration between Shaw, The University of the West Indies at Mona and other local health contributors, centered on investigating the risk acuities, awareness, knowledge and attitudes of Black men towards prostate cancer and its screening. She earned a Master of Business Administration from Rutgers University and a Doctorate in Physical Organic Chemistry from North Carolina State University.
The “Outstanding Alumnus/Hall of Honor” and “Outstanding Young Alumnus Award” is presented each year at the annual UNCF conference to an alumnus selected by his/her College and National Alumni Association.