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A Tribute to Francine C. Childs, PhD

Dr. Francine C. Childs presents the 2017 Francine Childs Diversity Leadership Award to Diarra Ndiaye, a 2018 graduate of Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in neurosciences. In honor of Dr. Childs, the first tenured African American professor at OHIO and longtime stalwart for social justice and equality, this award represents the most prestigious diversity honor bestowed upon an OHIO student. Recipients are individuals who promote the principles of social justice, leadership, cultural diversity and service to the campus and region.

WELLINGTON – Born Feb. 8, 1940, Francine C. Childs grew up in the home of her grandparents, John and Clara Frazier, in Wellington where she spent her youth pulling cotton, studying her schoolwork and watching her grandmother welcome into their home community members, college students, church patrons and even strangers off the street…For more on this story, read The Red River Sun this week, or subscribe to the pdf version. ©Copyright 2021 The Red River Sun.

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