With one year remaining on his contract, Howard University President Wayne A.I Frederick, 46, has accepted the offer of a five-year extension. (Courtesy of Howard University)

Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick is among three scholars recently honored for their work in higher education.

Frederick, named Howard’s 17th president in 2014, received the Fritz Kaufman Champion Award from the Fund for Education Abroad for his efforts to promote international education.

The Trinidad and Tobago native enrolled at Howard at age 16 and within six years earned his bachelor’s and medical degrees.

Frederick, who holds an MBA from the School of Business at Howard, completed his surgical residency there before becoming a surgical oncology fellow at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Also honored were George Hill, professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology emeritus and professor of medical education and administration emeritus at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

Hill received the Herbert W. Nickens Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges, which recognizes outstanding contributions promoting justice in medical education and healthcare equity in the United States.

Hill joined the faculty at Vanderbilt in 2002, and had previously taught at Meharry Medical College in Nashville for 19 years. A native of Camden, New Jersey, Hill is a graduate of Rutgers University. He also holds a master’s degree from Howard University and a doctorate from New York University.

Roderick Ireland, a distinguished professor of criminology and criminal justice at Northeastern University in Boston and chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, had the Hampden County Superior Courthouse in Springfield, Massachusetts, named in his honor.

Ireland, a native of Springfield, Mass., graduated from Lincoln University of Pennsylvania and Columbia Law School. He holds a master of laws degree from Harvard Law School and a doctorate in law, policy and society from Northeastern University.

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