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    NSBE hosts Fall Regional Conference in Denver

    NSBE hosts Fall Regional Conference in Denver

    Photo By Sgt. Benjamin Pryer | Maj. Suzie Christianson, reserve support officer with Recruiting Station Denver, talks...... read more read more



    Story by Cpl. Benjamin Pryer 

    8th Marine Corps District

    The National Society of Black Engineers hosted its Fall Regional Conference at the Westin Hotel in Denver, CO Nov. 5, 2016.
    Two Purdue undergraduate students founded NSBE in 1971. Their objective was to establish a student organization to help improve the recruitment and retention of black engineering students.
    DeAngelo Hudson, the 2016 – 2017 NSBE Region 6 membership chair and Marine veteran, said NSBE
    “After getting out of the Marine Corps, I decided to go to school for computer engineering and I attended California State University Fresno my first year and it was a rough experience,” said Hudson. “Going from high school, to the military, and then to college, I had to reteach myself how to be a student. A good buddy of mine saw me walking around campus one day and introduced me to NSBE, and I fell in love.”
    Hudson attributed his passion for NSBE to the brotherhood he felt when he joined, something he related to his experiences in the military.
    Now Hudson now looks to influence other young students in the hopes of guiding them to a successful career path.
    “The Marine Corps gave me the chance to travel to 20 different states and 14 different countries, along with the skills I needed to lead and teach people,” said Hudson. “I preach to these students that they should get the best of both worlds, a civilian degree in engineering and the skills and the prestige of being in the Marine Corps. I bring out the pay chart and show them how much a college degree can get them in the military, along with the vast amount of mentors you’ll have around you.”
    NSBE is a nonprofit association dedicated to the academic and professional success of Black engineering and technical students and professionals. NSBE is one of the largest student-run societies, comprised of more than 400 chapters nationwide and overseas. These chapters are geographically divided into six regions and are governed by a national executive board. The mission of NSBE is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community. NSBE teaches its members on leadership training, professional and academic development, mentoring opportunities, community service outreach programs and scholarships.
    The NSBE Fall Regional Conferences attract between 800 and 1,000 pre-college, collegiate and technical professional members within each of the six regions. Conferences include a Career Fair that draws an average of 30 different companies.



    Date Taken: 11.05.2016
    Date Posted: 11.30.2016 14:03
    Story ID: 216009
    Location: DENVER, CO, US

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