2017 NACME Awards Gala



Thank you for your support of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering and for those of you who were there, the 2017 NACME Awards Gala!

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On October 18 2017, hundreds of influencers from America’s leading energy, technology, aerospace, service, and manufacturing industries came together at Cipriani 42nd Street® to support NACME and pay tribute to the achievements of corporations, universities, and individuals dedicated to creating a diverse STEM workforce. NACME thanks all who joined in celebrating and honoring our collective work.



Here are some highlights of the event:


NACME Moving Journal

Gala Dinner Pictures

Pictures from the Red Carpet

We are NACME Video


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Robert Smith

Robert Smith

Robert F. Smith is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners. Vista, founded in 2000, is a U.S.-based investment firm with more than $30 billion in cumulative capital commitments, and oversees a portfolio of over 35 software companies that employ over 45,000 employees worldwide. In 2016, Vista was named the world’s #1 performing private equity firm, according to the HEC-Dow Jones annual ranking. Prior to Vista, Smith was Co-Head of Enterprise Systems and Storage for Goldman Sachs and he also worked at Kraft General Foods, where he earned four patents. Smith earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University, where the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering now bears his name. He also earned an MBA with honors from Columbia Business School. He serves as the Chairman of Carnegie Hall, Founding Director and President of the Fund II Foundation, Chairman of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Member of the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School, and as a Member of the Cornell Engineering College Council, among others.




Corporate Citizenship Award
Bechtel Corporation


NACME Scholar Professional Award
Alicia Boler-Davis, General Motors


Reginald Jones Award
Dr.  Eugene DeLoatch, Morgan State University


NACME Scholar Student Award

Ley Nezifort, University of Central Florida


University Rising Star Award
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


NACME Founder's Award
Dr. Paul Joskow, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation


Diversity Vision Award
50K Coalition






To view a copy of the NACME Moving Journal that was accessible on the iPads on each of the gala tables, click here.



NACME thanks our event sponsors





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