Huntsville, Ala. ---- An associate professor of health and human performance at Alabama A&M University has been selected for induction into a prestigious hall of fame at a major northeastern university October 22-23.
Dr. Harriet Hamilton will join the 2012 inductees into Temple University’s League of Entrepreneurial Women Hall of Fame. “[Her] track record as an entrepreneurial
thinker and leader, and advocate women, is impressive,” noted Jaine Lucas, executive director for the University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute.
Hamilton will be part of a class of 20 other similar-minded alumna of Temple University, including corporate executives, entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders, and others, added Lucas.
In early 2012, Dr. Hamilton also received the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS) 2012 Dr. Nell C. Jackson Award. The organization develops and delivers equitable and quality sport opportunities for all girls and women through relevant research, advocacy, leadership development, educational strategies, and programming in a manner that promotes social justice and change.
The Dr. Nell C. Jackson Award was set up by NAGWS 20 years ago to recognize African-American women who have exhibited a commitment to the NAGWS mission outstanding potential in scholarship, coaching, administration, and leadership through distinguished service to girls and women's sports.
- Jerome Saintjones