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.
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.
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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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