NCDOT and HBCUs Outreach Cultivates a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce

by May 6, 2019

The Office of HBCU Outreach at North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is proud to announce their First cohort of 2019-2021 HBCU Fellows. The NCDOT HBCU/MSI Fellows program offers real work experiences and learning opportunities to individuals who are recent graduates (within 1-3 years) and have earned a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree from one of the ten accredited North Carolina HBCUs and one MSI (Minority Serving Institutions).The Fellow serves a two-year commitment within a selected NCDOT business unit.

The Office of HBCU Outreach kicked-off this new HBCU/MSI Fellows’ program in March with orientation and two days of engaging professional development workshops.

The 2019-2021 HBCU Fellows and NCDOT Staff pose for a picture with Chief Deputy Secretary David Howard. Sitting front row, left to right (Ashley Houston-NCDOT Administrative Assistant,  JoAna McCoy-NCDOT Program Manager, Sabria Futrell, Aldea Coleman-NCDOT Policy Director, Bessie Gilreath & Alexia Edmunds) and standing left to right (Carlos Davis, Professional Development Consultant, Nathan Kemp, Brandon Reyes, Jimmy Davis, Al Austin-NCDOT, Office of HBCU Outreach Director, NCDOT-Chief Deputy Secretary David Howard, Shaquan Walker, Jaylin Thomas, Edward Holley Jr. and Nicole Gye’Nyame-NCDOT Special Projects). Fellows not pictured: Brandon Beaty and Yahnay Baptiste.

Our mission is to create inclusion and opportunities for HBCU/MSI in the transportation industry. To learn more about the programs and services about the Office of HBCU Outreach, visit our website at or contact us at 919-707-4307.


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