(North Canton, Ohio – June 8, 2012) Stark State College’s Upward Bound Math-Science Academy has received the Partnership Award from the Northeast Ohio chapter of American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE).
AABE’s vision of providing knowledge about energy-related issues and encouraging participation in energy-related initiatives to enhance economic developmentrelies on partnerships with northeast Ohio businesses, higher education institutions, community organizations and foundations, religious institutions and governmental agencies. The Northeast Ohio chapter’s collaborations include energy professionals, First Energy, AEP Ohio, as well as Stark State College.
“AABE is an excellent partner for us and really rose to the occasion in developing this scholarship when we presented to their board the high level of financial need our students face,” said Kendra Preer, PhD, program director for Stark State’s UBMS Academy.
The Stark State program received the award during an AABE scholarship and awards dinner, where Stark State UBMS graduate Noelle Hunt received a $1,000 AABE scholarship. Hunt graduated this spring with a diploma from Timken High School and an associate of science degree from Stark State College. She will attend Kent State University in the fall and major in nursing.
As a local AABE scholarship winner, Noelle is now being considered for regional and national AABE scholarships.
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