National Society of Black Engineers To Be Featured on ‘the Profiles Series’

Dec. 4, 2006 – The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) will be featured on “The Profiles Series,” a television program hosted by Oscar and Emmy Award-winning actor Lou Gossett Jr. The program seeks to inform, educate and enlighten its international audience by “profiling the best and the brightest.” NSBE, with more than 19,000 members, is the largest student-managed organization in the world. It will outline the academic and professional advancement and community improvement aspects of its mission during the program, which covers a variety of topics, from business to health and medicine to the environment.

“We are extremely excited to be a featured guest on ‘The Profiles Series,’ “says NSBE National Chair Ainsley A. Stewart Jr. “We are grateful for this opportunity to let a wider audience know about the great work our members are doing.”

“The Profiles Series’ is proud to partner with the National Society of Black Engineers and continue to educate our viewers about the contributions minorities are making to the field of technology,” says Ed Shaland Senior Producer of program. “This story will help to inspire the next generation of engineers” says Wali Waiters Executive Producer.

Founded in 1975, NSBE (www.nsbe.org) has more than 300 chapters on college and university campuses and more than 80 Alumni Extension chapters and interest groups in the U.S., Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean. NSBE’s mission is to “increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.”

Portions of the program were shot on location at NSBE World Headquarters in Alexandria, Va.

“The Profiles Series” is independently produced by Profiles Productions, LLC. in Boca Raton, Florida. Our mission is to create quality programming which will inform, educate and enlighten our viewers both nationally and internationally. We cover a variety of topics ranging from health and medical to business, and environmental. “The Profiles Series” can be seen on cable networks nationwide and internationally on Voice of America Television. www.profilesseries.com

— End —