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The Greater Cleveland NSBE Jr Chapter is made up of K-12 students throughout Northeast Ohio

Our Mission

To increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.

Our Vision

We envision a world in which engineering is a mainstream word in homes and communities of color, and all Black students can envision themselves as engineers. In this world, Blacks exceed parity in entering engineering fields, earning degrees, and succeeding professionally.

Who We Are

What is NSBE?

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the United States. NSBE, founded in 1975, supports and promotes the aspirations of collegiate and pre-collegiate students and technical professionals in engineering and technology. With more than 600 chapters and more than 24,000 active members in the U.S. and abroad, NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.”

Cultivating the Next Generation

PCI

Our K-12 Programs (PCI) are the first tier of our STEM pipeline support. We engage, expose and mentor over 5,000 K-12 students through our local and national programs each year.

NSBE Jr.

NSBE Jr., our main K-12 program, provides activities to help students discover firsthand how engineering and technology relate to the world around them and discover the excitement of academic excellence, leadership, technical development, and teamwork.

NSBE Jr. 2023-2024 Officers

President

Ricky Bussey II

President
Vice President

Brooklynn Johnson

Vice President
Secretary/Webmaster

Christian Mosley

Secretary/Webmaster
Treasurer

Ayden Murray

Treasurer
Communications

Malik Abdul-Wali

Communications

Board of Directors/Professional Volunteers

Chair NSBE Jr. Advisor

Ramona Lowery-Ferrell

Chair
NSBE Jr. Advisor
Treasurer and Statutory Agent NSBE Jr. Co-Advisor

Angela Jones

Treasurer and Statutory Agent
NSBE Jr. Co-Advisor
Secretary/Communications

Jessica Cotton

Secretary/Communications
Vice Chair

Onwar Shaheer

Vice Chair
Member/NSBE Jr. Jr. Grade K-8 Facilitator 

Lizalyn Smith

Member/NSBE Jr. Jr. Grade K-8 Facilitator 
Website/IT NSBE Jr.

Terrell Cole

Website/IT
NSBE Jr.
Ten 80 Team Co-Lead (Volunteer)

 Herman Jean-Baptiste

Ten 80 Team Co-Lead (Volunteer)
Ten 80 Team Co-Lead (Volunteer)

Reginald Glossett

Ten 80 Team Co-Lead (Volunteer)

Six NSBE Regions

RegionMap

Meet Greater Cleveland NSBE Jr.

Board of Directors/Professional Volunteers

Ramona Lowery-Ferrell | Advisor l Commissioner l City of Cleveland Department of Public Utilities Division of Water Pollution Control

Angela Jones | Co-Advisor/Treasurer l Senior Government Affairs Specialist l Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District

Jessica S. Cotton, Secretary l GISP, GIP | Communications Grant Programs Administrator | Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District 

Reginald Glossett | Ten80 Advisor l Assistant Superintendent Turner Construction  

Terrell Cole | Website l Volunteer l Website/IT l Deputy County Administrator Office of the County Administrator

Onwar Shaherr l Manufacturing Engineering l Watson & Chalin 

Herman Jean-Baptiste l Ten80 Advisor l Volunteer 

Lizalyn Smith l Member/NSBE Jr. Jr Grade K-8 Facilitator l Volunteer 

 

 

2022/2024 Student Officers

Ricky Bussey II I President I St Edwards HS

Brooklynn Johnson | Vice President I Nordonia HS

Christian Mosley | Secretary I Shaker Heights HS

Ayden Murray | Treasurer I Shaker Heights HS

Malik Abdul-Wali | Communications I Euclid HS

NSBE Jr. in Action