October 25, 2010

Alumni News

The following alumni have recent news to share.

Congratulations to the following on their accomplishments:

Keona Ervin's (Ph.D., History) dissertation, "A Decent Living Out of Our Work:  Black Women's Labor Activism in St. Louis, 1929-1945," win's this year's State Historical Society of Missouri Lewis Atherton Dissertation Award.

Shawn Davis (Ph.D., Accounting) was recently appointed to the Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of the Chief Accountant.

Rennie Bailey (Ph.D., Computer Science) recently won a NSF Career grant. The grant is for a period of 5 years and provides support for a Ph.D. student, master's students, undergraduate students, lab equipment, and conference travel.

Karmella Haynes (Ph.D., DBBS) has received funding from the NIH for the next two years, and her review article was recently accepted into the Journal of Cell Biology.

Bertin Louis, Jr. (Ph.D., Anthropology) recently accepted a position as an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in Anthroplogy and Africana Studies.

Ian Weaver (M.F.A.) had his first solo presentation of paintings in a museum in the Saint Louis Art Museum, December 2009-March 2010.

Traci Dant Johnson (M.F.A.) has just published her first book of poetry for kids entitled, "Some Kind of Love:  a Family Reunion in Poems"