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UE African American Alumni Success Stories

Bettye Pool '02 M '06 has accepted an assignment with NAEHCY and is nominated for the 18th annual Celebration of Leadership award ceremony!

Poole, currently the Homeless Liaison with the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, has accepted the assignment as The Board of Directors National Conference Co-Chair with NAEHCY (National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth). Prior to this assignment, Bettye served on the Board of Directors as an At-Large Member of NAEHCY, representing the state of Indiana. Her assignment this year will be to job shadow the retiring NAEHCY Conference Chair in Atlanta, GA. She will officially take the reins in 2014 for the Conference which will be held in Kansas City, MO.

Bettye holds a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies and Master of Science Degree in Public Administration, both from the University Of Evansville.

Ronald Glass '68 graduated with a B.A. in theatre. He acted for years in the long-running television special "Barney Miller" and the television series "Mr. Rhodes".

Donald Ricketts '55 graduated with a B.S. in electrical engineering, and he is currently a nuclear physicist. Ricketts was instrumental in the development of the early space program with two patents for polymer transducers. In 2000, Ricketts received the UE Distinguished Alumni Award.

Dr. Rose Mays '67 earned a B.S. in nursing. Dr. Mays teaches at Indiana University in the nursing program on the IUPUI campus in Indianapolis. She currently serves on the University's Board of Trustees.

Charles Darvin '68 received a B.S. in mechanical engineering, and is currently employed with the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Terry Atwater '68 graduated with a B.S. in electrical engineering. He is the president of Midwest Engineering and Technical Services, Inc. in Illinois.

David Shaheed '69 received a B.S. in business administration, and then went on to receive his juris doctorate degree. Shaheed now serves as the magistrate of Marion County Superior Court in Indianapolis.

Dr. Alexander Harris '69 is an optometrist and also serves as an administrator at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Lt. Col. Bernard Robinson '67 earned a B.S. in education, and has a decorated career in the military.

Anthony Hargrove '70 graduated with a B.A. in sociology, and he has also served in the military.

Dr. Michael Woodard '70 and his company Woodard and Associates guide government agencies, Fortune 100 corporations and foundations in achieving strategic objectives. He has written a book titled Black Entrepreneurs in America: Stories of Struggle and Success. Dr. Woodard has also won the E.D. Bates Volunteer Award.

Joyce Washington '72 is the Vice President of Advocate Health Care in Chicago.

The African American tradition at the University also includes the only undefeated UE basketball team with Sam Watkins, Larry Names, and Herb Williams as star players.