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THE WORLD NEEDS INNOVATORS NOW MORE THAN EVER.

The Atlanta University Center Dual Degree Engineering Program celebrates the emerging ingenuity which will redefine reality for us all by addressing the world’s most persistent challenges.

presidential welcome

GEORGE T. FRENCH, JR., PH.D.
President
Clark Atlanta University

Clark Atlanta University President George French, Jr. celebrates all DDEP students and award winners on behalf of the Atlanta University Center presidents.

PARTNER WELCOME

TED COLBERT
President and CEO
Boeing Global Services and
Morehouse College Alumnus

On behalf of DDEP’s corporate and academic partners, DDEP alumnus Ted Colbert recognizes the hard work and dedication of students recognized this year.

ACADEMIC WELCOME

SHARON L. DAVIES, J.D.
Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
Spelman College

Representing academics at AUC institutions, Spelman Provost Sharon Davies offers a congratulatory message.

CORPORATE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

DDEP’s corporate partners recognize students who demonstrate the type of competence prized by industry.

ACCENTURE $850 AWARDS

Presented by:
Nicole Crowder
Accenture
Managing Director,
Financial Services

 

Winners:

Zaniyah Dock
Computer Engineering Focus
North Carolina A&T State University/ Spelman College

Naomi-Elaina Edouard
Biomedical Engineering Focus
Georgia Institute of Technology/ Spelman College

Trevon King
Electrical Engineering Focus
Morehouse College

Thiphilius Mills
Computer Engineering Focus
Clark Atlanta University

EXXONMOBIL $1,250 AWARDS

Presented by:
Erika Anderson
ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
Reliability Engineer, Asset Improvement Group

 

Winners:

Caleb Baines
Computer Engineering Focus
Morehouse College

Taylor Beverly
Chemical Engineering Focus
Spelman College

ROCKWELL AUTOMATION $1,250 AWARDS

Presented by:
Dr. Said Sewell
Atlanta University Center Consortium, Inc.
Director, Office of Academics, Research, and Student Success

 

Winners:

Ariel Austin
Industrial Engineering Focus
Rochester Institute of Technology/ Spelman College

Stephen Seymour
Electrical Engineering Focus
Morehouse College

STANFORD LINEAR ACCELERATOR CENTER $1,175 AWARDS

Presented by:
Dr. Christopher Ellis
Atlanta University Center Consortium
Program Manager, Dual Degree Engineering Program

 

Winners:

Tyler Houston
Computer Engineering
Morehouse College

Kiara Lewis
Chemical Engineering Focus
Spelman College

ENGINEERING SCHOOL RECOGNITION

DDEP’s partnering engineering schools recognize AUC students who are transferring into their programs, are demonstrating excellence as a current engineering student, and/or are graduating with a dual degree.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY

Presented by:
Cordelia Brown
Director, Academic Excellence Program
Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

 

Recognized Student:
Kenya Andrews

GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Presented by:
Dr. Felicia Benton-Johnson
Assistant Dean/Director
Georgia Institute of Technology
College of Engineering | Center for Engineering Education and Diversity

 

Recognized Student:
Naomi-Elaina Edouard

INDIANA UNIVERSITY PURDUE UNIVERSITY INDIANAPOLIS

Presented by:
Patrick Gee
Faculty Member
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis School of Engineering and Technology

 

Recognized Students:
Justin Brown
Lemar Lee, Jr.
John Milton
Alan Tyson II

MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Presented by:
Keri DeGraffenreid
Transfer Admissions
Visit Center Coordinator
Office of Admissions
Missouri Institute of Science and Technology

 

Recognized Student:
Chad Montgomery

RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE

Presented by:
Dr. Keith Moo-Young
Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

 

Recognized Student:
Semaj Hayden

ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Presented by:
Dr. Venessa Mitchell
Director of ECCO and Student Programs Coordinator
Dean’s Office
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

 

Recognized Student:
Christian Griffith

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

Presented by:
Dr. Debby Mitchell Covington
Director of Partnerships, Outreach and Retention
University of Michigan College of Engineering

 

Recognized Students:
Caleb Bangs
Trinity Coates
DeAunna Daniels
John Milton
Stephen Seymour
Deon Stephens
Donovan White

ANNOUNCEMENT OF DISTINGUISHED AWARDS

Announced by Todd Greene
Executive Director, Atlanta University Center Consortium

AUCC Distinguished Awards are presented to Dual Degree Engineering Program students who have consistently demonstrated excellence, clear and ambitious goals, commitment to their fields, creativity, civic and social engagement, leadership, and a record of achievement which makes them unique among their peers.

$1,000 MOST OUTSTANDING 2019-2020 DDEP STUDENT AWARD

 

 

Winner:
Stephen Seymour
Electrical Engineering Focus
Morehouse College

$1250 EXXONMOBIL MOST OUTSTANDING FOURTH YEAR CHEMICAL ENGINEERING STUDENT AWARD

 

 

Winner:
Eric Patterson
Chemical Engineering Focus
University of Michigan/ Morehouse College

$1250 EXXONMOBIL MOST OUTSTANDING THIRD YEAR MECHANICAL ENGINEERING STUDENT AWARD

 

 

Winner:
John Milton
Mechanical Engineering Focus
Morehouse College

$1250 ROCKWELL AUTOMATION MOST OUTSTANDING SECOND YEAR ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING STUDENT AWARD

 

 

Winner:
Otto Taylor
Electrical Engineering Focus
Morehouse College

$1250 ROCKWELL AUTOMATION MOST OUTSTANDING FIRST YEAR INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING STUDENT AWARD

 

 

Winner:
Andre Brown
Industrial Engineering Focus
Morehouse College

$400 MOST OUTSTANDING FOURTH YEAR AWARD

 

 

Winner:
Ariel Austin
Industrial Engineering Focus
Rochester Institute of Technology/ Spelman College

$400 MOST OUTSTANDING THIRD YEAR AWARD

 

 

Winner:
DeAunna Daniels
Chemical Engineering Focus
Spelman College

$400 MOST OUTSTANDING SECOND YEAR AWARD

 

 

Winner:
Gideon Ndeh
Mechanical Engineering Focus
Morehouse College

$400 MOST OUTSTANDING FIRST YEAR AWARD

 

 

Winner:
Keyshawn Malone
Industrial Engineering Focus
Clark Atlanta University

DDEP DILIGENCE AWARDS

SPECIAL PRIVATELY FUNDED AWARDS | LEADERSHIP AWARDS | ACHIEVEMENT AND SUCCESS AWARDS

Dual Degree Engineering Program Diligence Awards are presented to students who personify tenacity, dedication, scholarship, and drive, all qualities which high-performing engineers must posess. The are awarded in the categories of Leadership, Achievement and Success, and Special Awards supported by private donors.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SPECIAL PRIVATELY-FUNDED SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

Announced by Dr. Said Sewell
Director, Office of Academics, Research, and Student Success
Atlanta University Center Consortium

Privately funded awards are supported by donors who are committed to helping AUC DDEP students become innovators who will reshape the world.

$5,000 CLAUDIA MORRIS AND JORDAN HOWIE SCHOLARSHIP

WINNER:
GIDEON NDEH

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING FOCUS
MOREHOUSE COLLEGE

$500 DALINDA BROWN CLARK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

WINNER:
J.C. HOLLINS

ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING FOCUS
CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY

ANNOUNCEMENT OF ACHIEVEMENT AND SUCCESS AWARDS

Announced by Dr. Christopher Ellis
Program Manager, Dual Degree Engineering Program

Achievement and success award winners represent students who have shown a record of accomplishment which heralds a promising career as an engineer and demonstrates the potential to change the status quo.

$1,000 ENGINEERING SUCCESS AWARD WINNERS

NADLEY AISUAN
FINANCIAL ENGINEERING FOCUS | SPELMAN COLLEGE

BLAKE CRUMP
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING FOCUS | MOREHOUSE COLLEGE

CHARLES HART
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING FOCUS | MOREHOUSE COLLEGE

SEMAJ HAYDEN
CIVIL ENGINEERING FOCUS | RENSSEALAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE/ MOREHOUSE COLLEGE

RACHEL RUFFIN
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING FOCUS | SPELMAN COLLEGE

$400 ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS

DYMOND ALLEN
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING FOCUS | CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY

TRINITY COATES
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING FOCUS | CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY

ALASIA COLLINS
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING FOCUS | CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY

TERRANCE DWAMENA
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING FOCUS | NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIVERSITY/ MOREHOUSE COLLEGE

LAILA HAYES
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING FOCUS | SPELMAN COLLEGE

J.C. HOLLINS
ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING FOCUS | CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY

ASHANTI HOLT
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING FOCUS | NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIVERSITY/ SPELMAN COLLEGE

ANNOUNCEMENT OF LEADERSHIP AWARDS

Announced by Tamala Forstson
Director of Operations, Atlanta University Center Consortium

Leadership Awards celebrate the ability of students to create and develop new ideas, to originate and to invent, and to motivate and organize others to achieve individual and collective excellence.

$1,000 DDEP LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNERS

NICOLETTE BARRIFFE
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING FOCUS | CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY

MILES JOHNSON
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING FOCUS | MOREHOUSE COLLEGE

JAHSIAH SANDERS
COMPUTER ENGINEERING FOCUS | CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY

STEPHEN SEYMOUR
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING FOCUS | MOREHOUSE COLLEGE

$1,000 SHINING STAR AWARD WINNERS

CHARLES COLEMAN
ENGINEERING FOCUS | MOREHOUSE COLLEGE

CHISUSO ERESIA-EKE
CIVIL ENGINEERING FOCUS | CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY

KEYSHAWN MALONE
INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING FOCUS | CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY

HERBERT SMITH
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING FOCUS | MOREHOUSE COLLEGE

WRAYZENE WILLOUGHBY
CHEMICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING FOCUS | SPELMAN COLLEGE

$800 LEADING BY EXAMPLE AWARD WINNERS

NICOLETTE BARRIFFE
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING FOCUS | CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY

MORGAN BROWN
INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING FOCUS | SPELMAN COLLEGE

KAMRYN CALLOWAY
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING FOCUS | CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY

JARED DAVIS
CIVIL ENGINEERING FOCUS | CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY

BRYANT DEAN
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING FOCUS | MOREHOUSE COLLEGE

DENNIS LEE HARRISON
COMPUTER ENGINEERING FOCUS | MOREHOUSE COLLEGE

JORDAN LAWTON
MOREHOUSE COLLEGE

REYLA PONDER
CIVIL ENGINEERING FOCUS | SPELMAN COLLEGE

GRADUATES

Congratulations to DDEP graduates who are earning dual degrees from their Atlanta University Center institution and the university which is home to their engineering school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KENYA ANDREWS
Auburn University
Computer Engineering (December 2019)
AUC Institution: Spelman College

DONOVAN WHITE
University Of Michigan, Electrical Engineering
(May 2020)
AUC Institution: Applied Physics, Morehouse College

LEMAR LEE, JR.
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis,
Computer Engineering (December 2020)
AUC Institution: Morehouse College

CHRISTIAN GRIFFITH
Rochester Institute of Technology,
Mechanical Engineering (May 2020)
AUC Institution: Morehouse College

AWARDS BY INSTITUTION

Watch a special greeting from the provosts of Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, and Spelman College and celebrate the winners from each institution. 

Celebrated by:
Dorcas Davis Bowles, Ed.D.
Provost and Vice President of
Academic Affairs
Clark Atlanta University

Celebrated by:
Michael E. Hodge, Ph.D.
Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs
Morehouse College

Celebrated by:
Sharon L. Davies, J.D.
Provost and Vice President of
Academic Affairs
Spelman College

SPECIAL TRIBUTES

CAROLYN RHODES

LETIA WYATT

ABOUT THE ATLANTA
UNIVERSITY CENTER CONSORTIUM

The Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC) is the oldest and largest academic consortium serving primarily African-American students.   Its members are four trailblazing historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs)— Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Spelman College— which include two highly-ranked liberal arts colleges, a comprehensive research university, and a medical school. Together, Atlanta University Center (AUC) institutions confer undergraduate and graduate degrees across a range of disciplines and their graduates are leaders in their chosen fields.  In addition, AUC research addresses a broad range of global challenges, with a particular focus on issues and disparities facing minority populations.

ABOUT THE DUAL DEGREE
ENGINEERING PROGRAM (DDEP)

Since 1969, the Atlanta University Center Consortium Dual Degree Engineering Program works to significantly increase the number of minority engineers who are globally aware, socially engaged, and well equipped for scientific, technological, engineering, and mathematical careers. In collaboration with a wide array of corporations, engineering schools, and other partners, the Consortium-wide program offers services that complement those provided by its member institutions.