News: USACE Galveston District receives 2013 Corporate Partner Excellence Award
Story by Sandra Arnold
GALVESTON, Texas – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District was selected as the 2013 Corporate Partner Excellence Award recipient by the Roy G. Perry College of Engineering, Prairie View A&M University.
The award was established to recognize, honor and celebrate organizations whose contributions, dedication and commitment contribute to the overall success of students in the Roy G. Perry College of Engineering programs.
"The partnership that PVAMU has with the Army Corps of Engineers is doubly rewarding,” said Dr. Kendall T. Harris, dean of the Roy G. Perry College of Engineering. “Not only are our students able to gain real world experience through lectures and internships but the staff of the Corps is able to hear from faculty and staff as we identify research opportunities that may result in expanded engineering capabilities. Partnerships like this highlight the continued efforts to enhance opportunities for minority students who are interested in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields."
The USACE Galveston District renewed a partnership agreement last year to recommit the two organizations to working together to enhance opportunities for minority students in the Corps and assist the district in recruiting a workforce comprised of a diverse pool of high-performing individuals, with valuable talents and strengths that are critical to providing excellent services to all Corps customers.
“The USACE Galveston District’s internship and partnership programs with PVAMU have directly contributed to the recruitment, mentorship, development, advancement and retention of African Americans in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other federal agencies,” said Col. Christopher Sallese, USACE Galveston District commander. “We’re proud that our efforts to eliminate barriers that hinder equal opportunity for African Americans in the Corps are working and we’ll continue to focus on enhancing and promoting programs that result in equal employment opportunities.”
Sallese will be recognized during an annual Celebration of Excellence Awards Ceremony Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. in the Willie A. Tempton Memorial Student Center Ballroom in Houston.
Learn more about the district’s partnership with PVAMU at http://1.usa.gov/XS7v99. For more news and information, visit www.swg.usace.army.mil. Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/GalvestonDistrict or follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/USACEgalveston.