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Calvin Mackie Wins Three Awards!

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March 11, 2013
Trifecta: Dr. Calvin Mackie Wins Three Awards In Ten Days!
New Orleans, LA (March 2013) Dr. Calvin Mackie, STEM Leader Extraordinaire, ended February with a bang by receiving three highly-acclaimed awards from three top education, leadership, and community service organizations in the span of ten days. The motivational speaker, bestselling author, mechanical engineer, award winning mentor, and entrepreneur received the United Negro College Fund’s Legacy Award, Morehouse College's Bennie Award in Achievement, and the Jack Leadership and Community Service Award. These awards commend Dr. Calvin Mackie for his notable character attributes and laudable actions toward improving the community and world around him.

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is the country’s largest minority education organization, and the Legacy Award is the highest award an alumnus of an UNCF college can earn. The Legacy Award honored Dr. Mackie for his long-standing record of encouraging students to realize their full potential. The Legacy Award was presented to Dr. Mackie on Friday, February 15, 2013 during the UNCF Alumni Recognition Event at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. “It’s a true honor to receive the Legacy Award,” says Dr. Mackie. “Having experienced the challenges that many minority students face today, I take great pride in helping them overcome adversity and grow into successful men and women.”

In addition to the UNCF, Morehouse College, Dr. Mackie’s alma mater, honored Mackie with the 2013 Bennie Award in Achievement. He was presented with the award during the “Candle in the Dark” Gala on February 16, 2013, as part of Morehouse’s annual Founders Week. The black-tie gala event highlighted the talents of current Morehouse students, while simultaneously celebrating nationally acclaimed African Americans who are leaders within their respective fields.

Dr. Mackie was accepted to Morehouse College under the condition that he undertake remedial classes first. Surpassing everyone’s expectations, he went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude and as a member of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society. Over the course of the next 11 years, he earned four STEM degrees, reaching the peak of educational success with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech. In 2003, he was presented with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring in a White House Ceremony. The 2013 Bennie Award in Achievement served as a profound reminder to Dr. Mackie of his modest beginnings and the power of hard work.

As if winning two esteemed awards within ten days was not enough, Dr. Mackie hit the trifecta when the New Orleans Chapter of Jack and Jill of America presented him with the 2013 Jack Leadership and Community Service Award on February 24, 2013. The non-profit African American organization supports future leaders by enriching children ages 2-19 through chapter programming, community service, legislative advocacy and, philanthropic giving. Dr. Mackie was honored and celebrated as a professional, leader, father, and dedicated member of the New Orleans community, especially in areas that were devastated by Hurricane Katrina back in 2005.

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About Dr. Calvin Mackie

Dr. Calvin Mackie is an award-winning engineer, internationally renowned motivational speaker, successful entrepreneur, author, and arbiter of social change. He is a recognized and respected authority on business decision-making and ethics, leadership, educational excellence, and mentorship. He has won numerous awards, including the 2003 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, which he received at the White House.

His first, best-selling book, A View from the Roof - Lessons for Life & Business (Acanthus Publishing, 2005) offers life lessons that empowered him to reach his dreams without compromising his values. It is now in its sixth printing and has sold over 40,000 copies around the world. His second award-winning book, Grandma's Hands: Cherished Moments of Faith and Wisdom (Acanthus Publishing, 2012) celebrates the enduring values of the women in Dr. Mackie’s life, offering their guidance and wisdom for the challenges of 21st-century life.

Mackie is currently a partner in Golden Leaf Energy (GLE). GLE produces biodiesel, which is a clean-burning, renewable alternative to petroleum-based diesel made from natural, renewable, sustainable sources, such as vegetable oils. The company distributes to commercial clients, including the Louisiana Hollywood film production industry and operates a 2.2 million gallon, multi-feed stock facility in Southeast Louisiana.

Dr. Mackie currently resides in New Orleans with his wife, Tracey, and his two sons, Myles and Mason.
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