DSP News and Events
Doctoral Scholars Program to use grant for scholars’ professional development
The SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program will use a $2,000 grant to fund professional development opportunities for current program scholars.
The SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program, which supports underrepresented Ph.D. students who aspire to become college faculty, was awarded a grant from the Wright-Hayre Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation, following a recommendation by Dr. Delores Wright.
2022 Bob Belle Service Grants Awarded
Congratulations to the 2022 SREB alumni winners of the Bob Belle Service Grant Awards. The award is another way the SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program seeks to empower program graduates to make a difference in their communities. The grant supports projects that encourage and prepare the next generation of potential doctoral students. All projects must encourage students to explore opportunities that further their educational goals and aspirations.
SREB Doctoral Scholars Program’s leader will receive presidential service award
Ansley Abraham, the longtime director of the Southern Regional Education Board’s Doctoral Scholars Program, will receive the nation’s highest honor for mentors who help to expand the nation’s talent in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Abraham is among the 15 recipients of this year’s Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.
SREB Doctoral Scholars Program founding director to receive lifetime achievement award
Ansley Abraham, the founding director of SREB’s acclaimed program to increase the number of underrepresented Ph.D. graduates and college faculty of color, will be awarded the 2021 Arthur A. Fletcher Lifetime Achievement Award.
The award will be given by the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity during the association’s 47th Annual National Conference and Awards Ceremony in October.
Faculty diversity doesn’t match student demographics, reports show
ATLANTA — The rates of Black, Hispanic and other
underrepresented college faculty members are not keeping pace
with the changing student demographics in many states, according
to the Southern Regional Education Board’s 16 new state profiles and regional data
on faculty diversity.
Only about 9.2% of full- and part-time faculty members were Black and 5.1% were Hispanic at public four-year institutions in the 16-state SREB region in 2017-18, the latest year with federal data available.