TUEAA is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) organization. The organization is governed by a set of bylaws utilizing an approved organization structure. There are currently 16 members in TUEAA. The goal is to increase this membership to 100 by mid 2012 and 200 by the end of 2013.
Within TUEAA we have structured Departmental Alumni Organizations:
· Aerospace Engineering
· Chemical Engineering
· Electrical Engineering
· Mechanical Engineering
The departmental organizations will provide support in driving programs generic to and supportive of the departmental goals, objectives, and needs.
Membership in the organization is strictly voluntary and limited to graduates of the School of Engineering, School of Engineering Faculty, and agreed Corporation. The membership year is January 1st through December 31st. The current membership dues are $150 a year, which includes the annual Tuskegee National Alumni Association dues. There is a New Graduates Membership category for students within six (6) months of graduation and four (4) months after graduation which provides FREE membership of the first twelve months after graduation and reduced membership the next twelve months.
All School of Engineering graduates and seniors within six (6) months of graduations are encouraged to join the alumni association. Joining TUEAA will enable graduates to give back to the School of Engineering and assist student in obtaining their degree and enter the workforce as a proud Engineer from an accredited and renowned university
Goals and Objectives:
TUEAA is committed to meeting the objectives outlined within its Mission Statement. To achieve our objectives, TUEAA has taken on a goal to increase it Endowed Scholarship Fund to $1 Million by the end of 2013. The proceeds from the Endowed Scholarship Fund will be used to give scholarships to deserving and needy students of the School of Engineering.
President - Burdett (Burt) Rowe
Vice President - Darryl Padgett
Secretary - Danielle Swann Baughman
Treasurer - Reggie Murchison
Communication Director - Dr. Wanda Jones
Communications - Emmalyne Head
TUEAA Building and Infrastructure Projects - Burt Jones
TUEAA Endowed Scholarship Fund - Paul Jones
TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY ENGINEERING ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
15th TNAA BIENNIAL REPORT
AUGUST 1, 2012
The Tuskegee University Engineers Alumni Association (TUEAA) is an organization representing graduates of all Tuskegee University School of Engineering disciplines. TUEAA, in partnership with the School of Engineering staff and Faculty, is assisting the School of Engineering in achieving its goal of academic excellence by:
· Supporting key facility and infrastructure needs.
· Improving overall academic proficiency of its students
· Providing scholarship funding to deserving students
· Improving career opportunities for Engineering graduates
In order to achieve the goals of TUEAA the members continue to focus their efforts on completing their $1,000,000.00 Endowed scholarship fund by June, 2015 and to complete critical facility and infrastructure upgrades yearly.
TUEAA Endowed Scholarship Update
We continue to work aggressively against our June 30, 2015 goal of $1,000,000.00 principle balance for our TUEAA Endowed Scholarship. Our balance as of June 30, 2012 was approximately $210,000.00, and this fiscal year we had contributions of over $30,000.00 through June 22. While this fiscal year’s contributions are significantly below our target, we are encouraged by the increased number of contributors and the high level of energy displayed by alumni who have been exposed to the scholarship initiative. We will be able to share fiscal year-end totals, including portfolio return, in our TUEAA annual meeting during homecoming.
We are piloting several concepts that we think will greatly accelerate our progress as we move forward. One is the “Legacy Wall of Giving”, which we plan to unveil during this year’s homecoming. This will be a display, located in the engineering building, with names of individuals who have donated at least $1,000.00 to the scholarship fund. The homecoming unveiling will include all individuals who have met the $1,000.00 contribution level by September 1.
We need support from everyone if we are to meet our fiscal year 2015 goal. Marketing, as well as financial, support from TNAA would be a tremendous boost to our efforts. We request, and strongly encourage, your support.
The TUEAA organization presented four (4) $2,000.00 scholarships to deserving engineering students during the 2011/2012 academic year.
Facility and Infrastructure Upgrades:
The TUEAA 2008 thru 2012 Building and Infrastructure (B&I) special projects consisted of the following:
- Power washed the outside of Luther Foster Hall
- Refurbished five class rooms – Floors, ceilings and walls
- Repaired and or upgraded eight bathrooms in Luther Foster Hall
– Replaced old lighting fixtures with new energy efficient fixtures
– Repaired/replaced all hardware in the bathrooms
– Refurbished all floors
– Painted walls, stalls and ceilings
- Refreshed the landscaping in the front and sides of Luther Foster Hall
- Planted and provided mulch for 330 trees
- Technical and Project management support for TUNAA “PA” System
- Installed a new irrigation system during the summer of 2012
- Added flood lights and 50 building lights outside Luther Foster Hall in June, 2012
TUEAA has partnered with the following organizations to accomplish the above goals:
- TU- College of Engineering
- TU-Advancement Office
- TNAA- Adopt A Dorm
- Sodexo Corporation
- TU-UNCF Pre Alumni Council (PAC)
- TU- Office of Business and fiscal Affairs
TUEAA Treasure Report:
Regions Bank Account— $7,257.31
TUEAA on campus account— 830.00
TUEAA VISION FOR THE FUTURE:
- Increase membership by 2X year to year
- Endowment funds of $1 Million by 2015
- Award 5 scholarships greater than $2K each per year
- At least two facility upgrades per year
We are Working very hard for a better Tuskegee University.
Burt Rowe- TUEAA B&I Committee Chairperson
Paul Jones –TUEAA Endowed Scholarship Chairperson