story by Claire Miller
The summer before her first semester in the College of Education & Human Development, doctoral student Natasha McClendon had the opportunity to meet with her advisor, Benjamin E. Mays Endowed Chair Joyce King.
“She invited me to a research meeting while I was still living in North Carolina. I was so excited I decided to drive to Atlanta,” she said. “After meeting with her, I felt sure that I was exactly where I was supposed to be.”
McClendon was recognized for her academic success at the college’s annual Honors Day Ceremony on April 22.
She is the 2021 recipient of the Social Foundations Doctoral Award for Scholarly Achievement, given in recognition of exceptional scholarly accomplishment through original publication by doctoral students in the social foundations doctoral program.
“This award is an affirmation of support from the people who have guided me through this program and a source of pride that they believe in me enough to nominate me for this award,” McClendon said. “It makes me proud to know that they think I am worthy of this recognition.”
For more information about this year’s Honors Day recipients, click here.