January 28, 2013

NSBE Leader to Speak at Indiana Tech Chapter Fundraiser

Carl Mack

What: Fundraising banquet for Indiana Tech chapter

Who: Carl Mack, NSBE executive director, will speak

When: VIP reception at 5:30, banquet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21

Where: Andorfer Commons, Indiana Tech, 1600 E. Washington Blvd., Fort Wayne

Cost: $40 per individual; $300 per table of 8

Contact: Susan McGrade, 260.422.5561, ext. 2358

Fort Wayne, Ind. — The Indiana Tech chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is proud to announce Carl Mack as guest speaker for its annual banquet.

The theme for this year’s banquet is “Honoring Our Past and Driving Our Community Forward.” The banquet is 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in Andorfer Commons, and individual tickets are $40. Guests also are invited to a VIP reception with Mack at 5:30 p.m.

Money raised at the banquet will help the local chapter fund a trip to the NSBE National Convention.

Mack has been the executive director of NSBE since March 2005. Before joining NSBE, he worked as an engineer with METRO – King County in Seattle, Wash., and coordinated the county’s award-winning Minority Engineering Internship Program. He also served as president of the Seattle King County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Mack was listed as one of the 25 Most Influential people in the greater Seattle area. He also sits on the Minority Advisory Board of the Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University, the Board of Trustees of the SAE Foundation (Society of Automotive Engineers), and the Clarkson University Board of Trustees.

Mack is a graduate and Distinguished Engineering Fellow of Mississippi State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. In 2010, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Clarkson University.

During the banquet Indiana Tech will honor Cleo Smith, the university’s first African-American graduate. He completed his bachelor’s degree in radio engineering in 1952. Smith’s son, Reginald Smith, will attend the banquet with other family members.

NSBE was founded in 1975 and is now one of the largest student-governed organizations in the country. The group’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.” For more information on NSBE, visit www.nsbe.org.

The banquet is sponsored by DePuy Synthes and Stiles Law Office.


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