NSBE-Southern Maryland Professionals and the Southern Maryland NSBE Jr. chapter will celebrate their accomplishments over the past year and recognize the recipients of the STEM's Future Leaders Scholarship and the Christopher Lyles' Future STEM Leaders Scholarship.
Dr. Tuajuanda C. Jordan, the seventh president of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, will be the keynote speaker.
Prior to St. Mary’s College, Jordan served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of chemistry at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore., beginning 2011. During her tenure at Lewis & Clark, Jordan helped recruit an exceptional and diverse faculty, launched a center for entrepreneurship, developed a campus-wide system to increase student persistence and graduation rates, and raised funds to enhance faculty development.
Jordan received a B.S. in chemistry from Fisk University and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Purdue University. She was an undergraduate scholar and a graduate fellow of the National Institutes of Health Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) program. She conducted her postdoctoral training at the University of Cincinnati’s School of Medicine. Jordan was a tenured faculty member in the department of chemistry at Xavier University and a visiting scientist in biophysics at the University of Michigan. Her honors include being named a Purdue University Distinguished Alumni from the School of Agriculture in 2008, and, in 2009, being named a “revolutionary mind” by Seed magazine. In 2014, Jordan was honored by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Baltimore Metropolitan Chapter, with its Torchbearer Award, recognizing her contributions in education with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Jordan was tapped by The Daily Record as a 2015 Influential Marylander. In 2016, Purdue University named Jordan a Distinguished Woman Scholar.
Dr. Tuajuanda C. Jordan
President of St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Garden Salad (Ranch & Italian)
Tilapia with Crab and Dill Sauce Chicken
Grilled Chicken with Blush, Honey Teriyaki, and Garlic Sauce
Mashed Potatoes (Bacon, Butter, Cheese and Sour Cream)
Prince William Blend Vegetables
Rolls and Corn Bread
Sweat Tea, Lemonade, and Water
The National Society of Black Engineers - Southern Maryland Professionals is a professional-based organization that is dedicated to the professional development of Black and other minorities who participate in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The mission of NSBE-SoMD is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. NSBE-SoMD is a registered 501 (c)(3) organization with the IRS.
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