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Join Ken Miller – MSU Black Pioneer – Donate Now to Support the Next Generation of MSU Black Leaders

Please join the Black Alumni Advisory Council (BAAC) in this worthwhile effort and provide your support by CLICKING HERE to make a contribution to the BAAC endowed scholarship. 

I am sure you have a story about the first time you set foot on your college campus.

For me, it was in June 1969, as a new freshman, I first set foot on the Mississippi State University (MSU) campus.  I was only 15.  I was the first member of my family to attend college, and I had my sights set on completing the Aerospace Engineering program and serving my nation. Equally important was the fact that I was part of the first group of African Americans admitted to MSU. I became the second African American to graduate in Aerospace Engineering.   Nearly 50 years later, I am considered to be a black pioneer of MSU.

My time at MSU has had a huge impact on my life.  The excellence of my courses, my professors, and the friendships formed in the Bagley College of Engineering  established the solid foundation upon which my success during  30+ years serving the Departments of the Navy and the Air Force and in my current role leading a global Aerospace and Defense Advisory firm is based.  Just as we all have stories about our first experiences on campus, I am sure you have stories about the tremendous impact your University had upon your life, as well.

Today as an active and humble member of the MSU Black Alumni Advisory Council (BAAC), Head of the Scholarship Committee of the BAAC and a proud member of the Bagley Aerospace Engineering Department Board of Advisors, I, and all members of the BAAC, are striving to pay this foundational debt forward. 

To that end, the BAAC is establishing an ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP to assist full-time entering African-American students who demonstrate financial need and leadership ability – with preference given to first generation university students.

Please join the BAAC to provide your support by CLICKING HERE to make a contribution to the BAAC endowed scholarship. 

Our story at MSU is continuing with this new chapter in which we can make a difference and give the next generation of black leaders at MSU a hand up for success.

Thank you. #HailState,

Ken Miller

(Images: msstate.edu)

#KEM Values Strength through Diversity: Honoring DoD STEM Contributions during National African American History Month & National Engineers’ Week

#KEM Value: STRENGTH THROUGH DIVERSITY

#KEM joins the nation in celebrating National African American History Month (1-26 February) and National Engineers’ Week (19-25 February).

We honor all African Americans who have served our armed forces and contributed significantly to the Department of Defense’s (DoD) legacy in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) cultivating a “stronger, more diverse” military and civilian force.

In the spirit of National African American History Month and National Engineers’ Week, #KEM stays committed to ensuring a diverse and well educated STEM future workforce.  We develop and promote diverse present and future Aerospace and Defense (A&D) STEM teams and industry leaders that create effective solutions as DoD challenges rapidly increase globally through the following activities:

 

Major General Robert S. Ferrell, U.S. Army, shares #KEM’s value of “Strength through Diversity” best in the below video: “The strength of our Army is when all service members are working together to accomplish a common goal”.

 

(Source: Defense.gov)

#KEM Proud to Sponsor Mississippi State University #BAW16 VIP Reception

#KEM is honored to sponsor the Mississippi State University Black Alumni Weekend VIP Reception and celebrate 50 years of inclusion at the Mill Conference Center in Starkville, Mississippi on Saturday March 5th, 2016.  

MSU VIP Invite

Our founder and CEO, Ken Miller, is grateful for all the opportunities his efforts in the esteemed Aerospace Engineering Program at the Mississippi State University has afforded him as he served over 35 years in the U.S. Government and now runs our recognized global Defense and Aerospace consulting practice.

In commemoration of 50th anniversary of Dr. Richard E. Holmes becoming the first African American student to enroll at Mississippi State University the Black Alumni Weekend (#BAW16) planning committee, in conjunction with the MSU National Alumni Association, held the official 2016 Mississippi State University Black Alumni Weekend on March 3rd to 6th, 2016.

Thank you to the #BAW16 planning committee for including #KEM in this successful and meaningful gala!