Annual Awards and Recognition Banquet

Date: June 20, 2015
Time: 5:30-7:30PM
Location: Heirloom Restaurant, 8470 Bellhaven Boulevard, Charlotte, NC
Cost: $15.00 (includes gratuity) per person
Contact: Cheryl Kinchen,
RSVP/Pre-pay by Wednesday, June 17, 2015

– Creative farm-to-table cuisine with a global spin.
– The Distinguished Engineering Service Award to recognize an individual who best exemplifies the engineering profession through leadership and community service contributions to the community.
– The Service to SWE award, established to allow our Section President to recognize a deserving member who goes above and beyond their call of duty as a member or officer.
– Outgoing FY15 officers to be recognized
– Outstanding Committee Chairs to be recognized
– Installation of new Officers for FY16

Community Ambassadorship Award to SWE member Angela Berry

Angela Berry, a SWE-Charlotte Metrolina member, was recognized recently at the City of Charlotte Manager’s Awards event. More than 1,000 employees who inspire and leave a lasting impact in the community were nominated for the City Manager’s Awards across six categories. Angela was awarded the Community Ambassadorship Award.

Angela regularly volunteers her time with young people interested in science and engineering. For the past 12 years, Angela has volunteered with the Hornet’s Nest Girl Scout Council to lead an enginering badge for fourth and fifth grade scouts. She creates hands-on activities related to civil, mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering. Congratulations Angela, awesome achievement and well deserved!

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SWE Region D Conference in Tennessee

The  South East Region D Society of Women’s Conference was held in Tennessee March 26th-28th. The event was hosted by the Tennessee Tech University. The theme was, “A Sea of Opportunities.”  Four of our SWE-CM members were able to attend: Cheryl Kinchen, Divya Radhakrishnan, Chris Cathcart and Angela Berry. Highlights included the opening reception, section development training, workshops, a career fair, SWE boutique, a dinner with guest speaker Jonna Gerkins, presenting, “The State of SWE,” and guest speaker Andrea Clewley presenting, “The State of Region D”.  The awards banquet was the grand finale that included a fantastic Key Note Speaker, Trudy Harper. Cheryl Kinchen, our SWE-CM Section President, was recognized for 10 years SWE membership during the awards banquet.

Chris Cathcart, our SWE-CM Alternate Section Representative, presented, “Interviewing, How to Make a Good Impression”, and a Leadership Module, “Increase Membership.”

Cheryl Kinchen provided systems engineering leadership support to collegiate and professional engineers with her presentation, “You don’t have to be a spy to advance your career, but it helps.” Key points included: ways to gather the information you need while protecting your identity, applying Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) for successful results, and how to find the right company and convincing them you are the right candidate.

Save the date! Our next Region D Conference will be held in Miami, Florida 17-20 March 2016.


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