Green Receives Black Engineer of the Year Award


Rosita Green receives the Black Engineer of the Year Award
Rosita Green receives the Black Engineer of the Year Award

As we approach Mother’s Day it is imperative that we recognize and salute our mothers. This particular mother, however, is a mother of 4. The most remarkable part though, is that 3 of her four children were born while she was struggling to complete her education.

Most teen mothers never get a chance to complete their education, let alone continue on to post-secondary options.

Mrs. Rosita Green is a 1988 graduate of Savannah High School. She later went on to receive her Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at Savannah State University.

This hard-working woman strived for success and was hired as an engineer at Drafting Associates in Bluffton, SC as an Engineer Technician. Mrs. Green has been an employee of Gulfstream Aerospace for 11 years now and now serves as an Airworthiness & Certification Engineer.

Each year the National Black Engineer Association recognizes black engineers at the BEYA (Black Engineer of the Year Award) Conference. Throughout the conference, seminars and workshops offer new information on a variety of topics affecting Black technology professionals such as career advancement, diversity programs and specialized industry updates. There are also career fairs and a networking opportunity that is out if this world.

She was nominated by her manager, Anthony Beck along with director, Rick Trusis, for the Modern Day Technology Leader Award. The conference took place from February 20-22, 2010.

“It was a humbling experience, and I’m very appreciative of the nomination. I attended the event previously as a college student so it was even more special to come back and receive an award.” Mrs. Green is also very active in her church activities. She serves as an usher and was a youth director along with her husband. She has a strong inclination to helping teen mothers and is a strong advocate for the fight against teen pregnancy.

“Learn from your life experiences and don’t let anything stop you from achieving your goals. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you CAN’T because it is up to God not them, and with Him ALL things are possible. “ said a most grateful Mrs. Green.

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