AABE on National HBCU Week

September 30, 2023
AABE on National HBCU Week
Washington, D.C. — As the United States celebrates National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Week, the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) proudly honors the transformative potential of Black educational institutions on the energy revolution.
Over the summer, the AABE-EEI Executive Leadership Summit gathered HBCU and energy industry leadership to create a growing initiative that will accelerate partnership and investments for both industries. AABE President Ralph Cleveland shared the following thoughts on this burgeoning initiative:
"We will not meet the demands of energy transformation and climate change without Black institutions. This partnership reinforces the critical role HBCUs play in shaping the face of energy talent, development, and design. Not only do we need to create pathways to the C-Suite but we also need to activate our rich networks for a more inclusive energy ecosystem."
One of the HBCU leaders who attended both the Symposium and National HBCU Week was President of Virginia Union University Hakim Lucas, Ph.D. He offered the following remarks:
"HBCUs can drive innovation in the energy sector. This partnership between AABE and EEI is a significant step towards ensuring a brighter, more inclusive energy future for students, scientists, investors, and corporations. We need all hands on deck."
The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) aims to develop a dynamic network of academic, non-profit, and corporate interests to supercharge the U.S. energy revolution through historically Black institutions and communities at the center. The Association looks forward to working with more leaders and innovators within the HBCU network.
About the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE):
The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) is dedicated to ensuring the input of African Americans and other minorities into energy policies, regulations, R&D technologies, and environmental issues.
For more information, please contact:
Camille Moore
Senior Vice President, External Affairs
American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE)
Phone: 202-713-0832, Email: externalaffairs@aabe.org

Camille Moore

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