The National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates (NAMEPA) is pleased to announce the selection of Greg Singleton as the 2016 NAMEPA Administrator of the Year Award for his volunteerism and service to the organization. Mr. Singleton serves as Director of Engineering Student Services and Director of the Multicultural Engineering Program at The University of Alabama. In 2012, under the direction of Mr. Singleton, the College of Engineering Academic Advising Center was created. Prior to the center’s development, the responsibility of advising students in class selection and degree progress fell solely on the engineering faculty. The addition of professional advising brought greater focus to student success and has strengthened the overall advising experience. In addition to overseeing the growth of this center with seven professional advisors, Greg has also played an instrumental role within NAMEPA. He is past President of the organization and has also served Region B as Treasurer, Membership Chair, and Historian. He does not hesitate to provide assistance to the organization whenever it is needed and has been an invaluable source of historical NAMEPA information.
The NAMEPA Administrator of the Year Award was established to honor members that have made exceptional contributions in outreach, recruitment, and retention of students from historically underrepresented minority (URM) populations. These individuals serve in college level administration roles created to promote the participation of students from underrepresented groups in engineering disciplines. Awardees have also provided strong leadership in support of NAMEPA initiatives at the regional and/or national levels and play an instrumental role in coordinating the efforts of colleges, institutions, industry, public school districts, and organizations to support the development of students from URM backgrounds in engineering and STEM fields. The award recognizes individuals such as Mr. Singleton, who inspire others to make service a central part of their lives.
NAMEPA is a national network of educators and representatives from industry, government, and nonprofit organizations who share a common commitment to improving the recruitment and retention of Black/African American, Latino/Hispanic American, Native American, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islander students earning degrees in engineering. NAMEPA promotes the professional development of its members and serves as an advocate for and resource to those programs and organizations that seek to recruit, educate, and employ diverse engineering talent.
NAMEPA is very grateful for Greg’s efforts in advancing the achievement and persistence of students from URM backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Greg Singleton will be recognized at the 37th Annual NAMEPA National Conference in West Lafayette, IN at Purdue University, October 1st – 4th, 2016.