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DDEP DILIGENCE AWARDS

  SPECIAL PRIVATELY-FUNDED SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

Presented by:
Dr. Said 
L. Sewell
Director

Office of Academics, Research, and Student Success
Atlanta University Center Consortium, Inc.

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

*Note: All student year-in-school classifications were for the Spring 2020 semester.

$5,000 CLAUDIA MORRIS AND JORDAN HOWIE SCHOLARSHIP

Winner:
Gideon Ndeh
Sophomore, Morehouse College
Major: General Science
Engineering Focus: Mechanical Engineering

$500 DALINDA BROWN CLARK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Winner:
J.C. Hollins
Clark Atlanta University
Major: Physics
Engineering Focus: Architectural Engineering

AWARDEE PROFILES

J.C. HOLLINS

J.C. HOLLINS

Clark Atlanta University
Major: Physics
Engineering Focus: Architectural Engineering

J.C. Hollins is a dual degree engineering student majoring in physics with an engineering focus in architectural engineering. He has worked in logisitics and production for a number of companies, including Independent Packing Services. He is proficient in website and technological tools such as Logic Pro, as well as hand tools such as table, circular, reciprocating, chop/milter saws and panel saws, drill presses, pneumatic nailers and staplers, electric drills and angle grinders.

GIDEON NDEH

GIDEON NDEH

Sophomore, Morehouse College
Major: General Science
Engineering Focus: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Bamenda, Cameroon

Gideon Ndeh is a sophomore at Morehouse College, majoring in general science with a dual degree focus in mechanical engineering. A native of Bamenda, Cameroon, Gideon became interested in engineering due to the underdevelopment of facilities and resources in his village of Mankon. Living in the village, Gideon experienced some of the difficulties that plague the community. Using his past experiences, Gideons ultimate goal is to create projects to renovate roads, filter dirty water to avoid diseases, renovate the community schools to increase education, improve the local hospitals to better care for patients, implement a reliable source of electricity to the community enabling people to have access to the internet, and create recreation areas and buildings such as parks, and playgrounds in hopes of creating a safe environment for everyone to come together. In addition, he desires to be in the position to mentor and expose younger children to STEM opportunities. Many children, especially from predominately black communities do not see many successful people from their communities in STEM fields so they are not motivated to pursue a career in STEM; Gideon hope is to change that. At Morehouse College, Gideon participates in clubs while maintaining a high academic performance. He is a member of NSBE as well as an ambassador for the AUC African Student Association. He often lends a hand when needed. He stops by the DDEP office at least once a week to catch up on the latest news. Gideon participates in work study where he is a community assistant for the department of housing. Academically, Gideon has been awarded with the Top Ranking GPA Scholar his freshman year.