Selma native, Zeta Phi Beta sorority member lands 2022 ACC Unite Award

Published 8:34 am Sunday, October 30, 2022

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A Selma resident and active member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc was recently chosen as a recipient for the ACC Unite Award.

Dr. Constance Hendricks is Boston College’s recipients of the award, created to honor individuals affiliated with the league who have made an impact in the areas of racial and social justice. She is a member of the  Dallas County Zetas from the Gamma Alpha Alpha Zeta Chapter.

Hendricks developed a reputation for making history during her entire career that spans over 30 years.

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She was the first African American to earn a Ph.D. in Clinical Nursing Research from Boston College in 1992.

Hendricks also was the first African-American tenured with the rank of Full Professor at Auburn.

As a visiting Presidential Scholar, Dr. Hendricks developed the first Doctorate of Nursing Practice program at Kentucky State University.

Other accomplishments include: implementing the first Ph.D. program in Louisiana at Southern University, developing the Health Science Division at Concordia College of Alabama, serving as the Founding Dean of Nursing and Allied Health.