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Alumna named U.S. most promising black engineer

Jan. 23, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- A Western Michigan University alumna has been recognized with a national award for her engineering work.

Tonya M. Cunningham, a 1996 graduate of WMU's College of Engineering and Applied Science, has been named "Most Promising Engineer or Scientist in Industry" by the Career Communications Group as part of the Black Engineer of the Year Awards. She'll receive her award in Baltimore during the Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference slated for Feb. 8 through 10.

An electrical engineering major, Cunningham was a member of WMU's Lee Honors College. Currently, she serves on the Industrial Advisory Board of WMU's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She is a software engineer with the Boeing Co. in St. Louis.

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Media contact: Jessica English, 616 387-8400, jessica.english@wmich.edu

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