Message From Our President
Welcome to the Purdue University Chapter, the Mother Chapter, of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)! This school year, I have the pleasure and honor of serving this wonderful chapter and helping its members achieve their goals. As this year’s President, my platform is “Understand to Rise Above”. As like most people, I have had my fair share of goals that I’ve accomplished and goals that I have come up short in achieving. Through these experiences, I have become a firm believer that the best performances begin with looking at the past, present, and future. The past tells us what has and hasn’t worked. Understanding this will give us insight to how we’ve gotten to our current self and the quality of such. This then allows us to look at the goals we wish to accomplish with a clearer vision of how to achieve them.
Applying this to the Mother Chapter, I have 3 goals I look forward to achieving this school year. My first goal is continuity. Though the Executive Board changes every year, that does not mean that the goals must change as well. I want to ensure that every NSBE year is better than the previous, because I feel that success must be repeated and grown just as much as past shortcomings are reviewed and fixed. My second goal is funding. The quality of conferences, tutors, and the general membership experience are things that I feel make NSBE the caring organization that it is. One of the main reasons I’ve continued my involvement with NSBE is because it has given me so much, and I want those after me to feel the same about this organization. My last goal is participation. The beauty of NSBE and its members is that they can achieve great things separately, but together they can achieve what is thought to be impossible. I plan on encouraging our Mother Chapter members to help uplight our chapter and help it help them.
NSBE, and the Mother Chapter specifically, will always have a special place in my heart. It is part of the reason why I have many of my close friends, why I have grown as an aspiring professional engineer, and why I have made it this far through my education at one of the top engineering schools in the country. With as much as NSBE has given to me, I am excited to be in a position to help NSBE do the same for others, helping them learn, grow, and achieve!
Dan Bully II
Purdue Chapter President 2019-2020