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MCHS graduate to be guest speaker at MEF’s Banquet April 7

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Dr. Ben Amaba

Dr. Ben Amaba

The Millington Education Foundation is proud to host Dr. Ben Amaba, Millington Central High School alumnus and IBM World Wide Executive, as our guest speaker for the Second Annual Banquet April 7 in Millington. Amaba will host a conversation in education and the practice of innovation on economic development. He will discuss global changes involving technology, address the gap the still exist in society between schools and the private sector, and learn how we can better prepare our students.
Amaba’s focus is industrial and systems engineering in the industrial and public sectors. With more than 25 years of professional leadership experience working with government and Fortune 100 companies to solve complex business, operations, and technology challenges, Amaba has achieved a proven track record of success worldwide in operations, technology and innovation.
Amaba holds a PhD. degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering, a M.B.A./M.S. degree in Engineering, and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering. Dr. Amaba is a Professional Engineer and holds positions as a Director on the International Association of Management of Technology (IAMOT), Founding member for Citizens for Clean Energy, Editorial Board of The Open Cybernetics and Systemics Journal, Executive Advisory Board Member to the University of Miami and University of Central Florida, Advisory Board Member to the Graduate Business School at Florida International University, and Executive Board Member of Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE).
The MEF is reaching out to our community for support of this event. All of the funds raised will be used to award grants to teachers for innovative projects that enrich the standard curriculum in ways that directly affect students day-to-day classroom experiences as well as improve the education system as a whole.
Individual tickets can be purchased at http://www.millingtoneducationfoundation.org/event-registration/.
Information regarding education sponsorship which includes four banquet tickets and table top recognition. For more information on sponsorships and the banquet call Rosie Crawford at 337-1485 or contact Cary Vaughn at cvaughn@lwf.org, Beth Hearn at beth.hearn@rittercommunications.com or Crawford at crawfordr@webcomet.com
To also purchase individual banquet tickets can be found on-line at http://www.millingtoneducationfoundation.org/event-registration/.
The banquet with guest speaker Amaba will be Tuesday, April 7 at the NSA Pat Thompson Center. Social time will be at 6 p.m. and the dinner and program at 6:30 p.m. The silent auction will be the entire evening.

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