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Jalonda N. Thompson, Assistant Director for Tickle College of Engineering Office of Diversity Programs has been selected for the 2017 NAMEPA Outreach Program Award. Her program is entitled "Engineering VOLunteers for Ninth Graders (eVOL9)." The NAMEPA Outreach Program Award was established to honor outreach programs that have actively increased the participation of students from historically underrepresented minority (URM) populations in engineering.

Ms. Thompson and her program will be recognized at the 38th Annual NAMEPA National Conference in Blacksburg, VA at Virginia Tech (September 10th - 13th, 2017) during the NAMEPA Awards Celebration Banquet, 6 - 10pm, Tuesday, September 12th.