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CFS Alumna to Receive African American Trailblazer Award


The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences is proud to share that Patricia Bell-Scott, Child and Family Studies alumna, will be presented the 4th African American Trailblazer Award of the 2017-18 year.

Patricia was in the first cohort of students in the interdisciplinary doctoral program introduced in 1972 with Priscilla Blanton, professor emeriti in Child and Family Studies.  After, they team taught a course on African American families.  “Looking back, I realize how young we both were!” said Priscilla.  “I learned both personally and professionally in my role as Pat’s major professor and am very proud of her accomplishments.”  Patricia is now professor emerita of women’s studies and human development and family science at the University of Georgia

More information about Patricia, her upcoming award, and the Commission on Blacks can be found on the Commission for Blacks website.