The AAN - Carolinas Scholarship Gala is endorsed by Duke Energy, and the proceeds go directly towards funding scholarship awards. The Scholarship Program currently provides three, renewable $2,000 scholarships per year to students pursuing math, science, accounting and other energy related degrees at colleges and universities in North and South Carolina. The funds are managed through the Foundation For The Carolinas (FFTC). To date, the event has raised more than $1 million and 89 students have received scholarships.
Elwood L. Robinson, Ph. D.
Chancellor, Winston-Salem State University
A native of Ivanhoe, North Carolina, Dr. Elwood L. Robinson graduated magna cum laude from North Carolina Central University (NCCU) in 1978 with a degree in psychology and then earned a master's degree in the field from Fisk University in Tennessee. After completing a pre-doctoral internship at Duke University Medical Center – performing rotations in neuropsychology, psychiatric inpatient and behavioral medicine and health psychology – he began his doctoral work in clinical psychology at Penn State where he earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1986.
Dr. Robinson is currently the 13th Chancellor of Winston-Salem State University – a position he has held since Jan. 1, 2015. As the chief executive officer of WSSU, he has overseen the development of an ambitious strategic plan that sets a course for the university to be recognized as a leader in educating students who thrive in a dynamic society. During the 2017-2018 academic year, nearly half of the university's undergraduate student population engaged in high-impact practices, such as internships, faculty-mentored research projects, or study abroad experiences.
Active in professional and civic organizations, Dr. Robinson has received numerous awards and honors over the course of his career. A former National Institutes of Health Fellow, he has received the Sigma Xi Award (1995), the Omega Psi Phi Founder's Award (2007), an Image Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (2003), the Order of the Long Leaf Pine (2012), Penn State's Most Outstanding Alumni (2018), and the L. Richardson Preyer Alumni Award (2018). He has served on the boards of the YMCA of the Greater Triangle, the Center for Child and Family Health, and the Uplift Foundation, and has served as a delegate for the People to People Citizen Ambassador Program to China, Egypt and South Africa.
|Yasmine Parker||Johnson C. Smith University||Computer Programming||Senior|
|Brandon Tymes||Livingstone College||Business Administration||Senior|
|DeAnna Turner||University of NC - Charlotte||Chemistry||Senior|
|Catira McCaskill||Wingate University||Biology||Junior|
|Darlasia Salmond||Johnson C. Smith University||Business Administration||Junior|
|Leyana Casey||Wake Forest University||Chemistry||Junior|
|Destiny Barnes||University of NC - Charlotte||Biology||Sophomore|
|Devontae Smith||University of NC - Charlotte||Environmental Science||Sophomore|
|Sativa Temple||North Carolina Central University||Business - Marketing||Sophomore|
|Jevelyn Cox||University of SC - Columbia||Finance||Freshman|
|Kelsey Fauntleroy||University of NC - Chapel Hill||Chemistry||Freshman|
|Ciriniti McCain||NC A&T State University||Business Marketing||Freshman|
Saturday, April 27, 2019
The 658 Center
3646 Central Ave
Charlotte, NC 28205
|6:00 PM - 7:00 PM||Silent Auction
|7:00 PM - 9:00 PM||
|9:00 PM - 10:00 PM||
Music, dancing and socializing
Closing of Silent Auction
Complimentary parking is available at The 658 Center.
Diamond Sponsor $2,500
Platinum Sponsor $1,000
Gold Sponsor $700
Silver Sponsor $350
Bronze Sponsor $170
Supporter Level $90
All scholarship contributions are tax deductible in accordance with IRS regulations.
* For Gala Recognition (Silver level sponsorships and above), registration must be completed by Friday, April 5, 2019.
Advocates for African-Americans Charlotte Chapter is partnering with the North Carolina Chapter of AABE to support the recognition of high school STEM students receiving $1000 scholarships.
The North Carolina Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) is one of eleven chapters within the Southeast Region of the organization. The member companies include (but not limited to): The ABB Group, Advanced Energy, Duke Energy, GE Energy, Greenville Utilities, Piedmont Natural Gas, PSNC Energy, Raleigh Area Development Authority and Siemens.
Professionals in all energy and energy related disciplines (oil, gas, electricity, nuclear, renewables, government, technology, energy services and water) as well as college students at accredited institutions studying energy-related fields are also encouraged to participate in AABE.
Through its Scholarship Program, AABE seeks to help increase the number of African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans (underrepresented minorities) in energy related fields. By doing so, they help our nation address a critical need and a challenge to our future economic vitality in the world market.
Please visit the AABE website for more information.
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