Eric Kingson honored with awards

Professor of social work, Eric R. Kingson, a faculty affiliate in its Aging Studies Institute, was named the 2015 recipient of the Donald P. Kent Award from The Gerontological Society of America (GSA). The award was presented at the 68th Annual Scientific Meeting in November. It is given annually to a GSA member who best exemplifies the highest standards for professional leadership in gerontology through teaching, service, and interpretation of gerontology to the larger society. Also in November, Kingson, along with Nancy Altman, was honored by with the 2015 Purpose Prize for outstanding efforts to improve local communities and the world by taking on powerful social-impact projects.