N.C. A&T student first to receive award


GREENSBORO, N.C. – Emmanuel Johnson, a senior computer engineering major at North Carolina A&T State University, has received the Fulbright U.S. Student Award.  He is the first N.C. A&T student to receive the award.  Johnson  will use the award to pursue a one-year master’s degree beginning Sept. 2013 in robotics at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.

Johnson received the only University of Birmingham Fulbright Award available during this cycle.  

The North Carolina A&T Fulbright Campus Committee recommended Johnson out of this year’s pool of 10 interested students. Committee members include N.C. A&T faculty and staff members Dr. Paula Faulkner, Dr. Sarita Jackson, Dr. Deborah Barnes, Anna Whiteside, Allegra Laing and Minnie Battle-Mayes. Faulkner and Jackson are both former Fulbright awardees.

While at N.C. A&T, Johnson has served as the president of the Beta Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. He has also served on the Chancellor’s Academic Review Commission and the Regional Board of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). The student has maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.7 throughout his academic career.

The Office of International Programs will recognize Johnson at the Global Studies Certificate Program Awards Ceremony in the Academic Classroom Building on Friday, May 10 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                                                           

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