NSBE hands out annual accolades at awards banquet

May 8, 2018

The Mississippi State University chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers honored seven faculty members and six students at the organization’s annual awards banquet.

Faculty members were recognized for their teaching commitment and for their efforts towards the NSBE national goal of increasing “the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.”

Photos from the event can be found here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskxqQ5HF

This year, seven faculty members were recognized. They include:

  • John E. Ball, electrical engineering
  • Bill Elmore, chemical engineering
  • Byron Williams, computer science & engineering
  • Glenda Young, industrial & systems engineering
  • Hyeona Lim, mathematics
  • Omid Askari, mechanical engineering
  • Hossein Toghiani, chemical engineering

Additionally, six student members of NSBE were honored for their academic excellence and participation within the organization. Johnathan Cheeks, a freshman majoring in software engineering, was recognized as the organization’s outstanding member, while five other students were honored for their work in the classroom. They include:

  • Kristen Hubbard, junior in chemical engineering
  • Bianca Thomas, senior in chemical engineering
  • Ngan (Kevin) Trinh, junior in mechanical engineering
  • Reginald (RJ) Williams, III, junior in electrical engineering
  • Deonante Frazier, junior in chemical engineering

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By: Philip Allison