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NSBE Chapter Earns Top National, Regional Honors

April 19, 2011

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Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers has been recognized as the Small Chapter of the Year after earning the Region 4 Chapter of the Year Award. The Small Chapter of the Year Award was presented at this year's national convention in St. Louis.

The honors were based on chapter leadership, membership growth, academic excellence, community service and professional development activities.

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers has been recognized as the Small Chapter of the Year after earning the Region 4 Chapter of the Year Award. The Small Chapter of the Year Award was presented at this year's national convention in St. Louis.

The honors were based on chapter leadership, membership growth, academic excellence, community service and professional development activities.

"The support base has grown for NSBE at Rose-Hulman," stated 2010-11 Chapter President EJ Oruche, a senior biomedical engineering major from Fishers, Ind.

Joining Oruche as 2010-11 chapter officers were Jasmine Browne, vice president; Morgan Crawford, secretary; Andria Smith, treasurer; Mansur Blackman, programs; Kimberly Secrist, academics; Kimberly Murray, finance chair; Lekisha Bradley, pre-college programs; Keegan Superville, membership chair; Molly Richardson, communications; and Alexander Ray, parliamentarian.

At the NSBE convention, four chapter members showcased their design and problem-solving skills by placing second in the Boeing Flight Competition. Team members were Donna Marsh, Donnita Robinson, Blackman and Murray.

Rose-Hulman's chapter has approximately 40 members from all academic majors. The group received Rose-Hulman's Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award for promoting campus diversity. The award was presented by the President's Diversity Advisory Committee.

Learn more about Rose-Hulman's NSBE chapter.