Los Angeles, CA - May 29, 1998 - Cal State L.A. Professor of Pan African Studies Jonathan Nwomonoh recently received Claremont Graduate University's 1997-98 Distinguished Service Award. The award was created by Claremont Graduate University alumni to recognize an alumnus/a who, through creative citizenship and exemplary leadership, has benefited society and reflected credit on Claremont Graduate.
Nwomonoh, a resident of Los Angeles, received a B.A. in Government from Cal State L.A. He then attended USC, where he earned an M.P.A. in Public Administration and an M.S. in Education. He went to obtain his first Ph.D. in Urban Development from United States International University, and later proceeded to Claremont Graduate where he earned his second Ph.D. in Government. Nwomonoh is the president of the African World Foundation, Inc., and serves on the boards of six community organizations, including the African Advisory Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History.
Most notably, he edited, Education and Development in Africa: A Contemporary Survey, which was published early this year. His forthcoming book, The Political Empowerment of Sub-Saharan African Women, will be released next year.