Michigan Chapter Lewis H. Latimer Committee


The Lewis H. Latimer Awards Program is named after famed African-American inventor, Lewis Latimer.

  • Please click here for the Lewis Howard Latimer (1848 - 1928) Biography and Summary

The purpose of the event is to honor scholarship recipients, to honor individuals who have demonstrated professional leadership, outstanding achievements or personal involvement in an energy-related field, and to expand AABE’s presence within the communities we serve.  Since 1995, the Latimer Committee has awarded over $306,000 in scholarships to minority students.


The evening promises to be filled with good food, networking, celebration and recognition – with live entertainment.  Please come join us for the Eighteenth Annual Lewis Latimer Awards Program.Awards Program.

Date:           Tuesday, May 22, 2018. 

Location:      UAW-Ford National Program Center, 151 W Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI

Theme:         Lighting the Torch

Time:             6pm Networking Reception           

          7pm Dinner and Awards Program

Tickets:         $100

                       Sponsorship packages available


Award Recipient:                            Michigan Public Service Commissioner Rachel Eubanks

  Community Award Recipient:         James ‘Jimmy’ Settles, Jr, Vice President United Auto Workers

Keynote Speaker:                           Dr. Tonya Matthews, President and CEO, Michigan Science Center


The Lewis H. Latimer Committee is the committee which plans, organizes and implements the annual program. This committee works in conjunction with the AABE Michigan Chapter Education/Scholarship Committee.

Lewis H. Latimer Chairperson - DonnaStallings (Walker-Miller Energy Services).

2018 Committee members: Nathaniel Autrey Jr, Carmen Bender, James Cooper II, Marcia Jackson, Marcus Pearson, Stephanie Powe, Ursala Warren

For additional information, please contact Donna Stallings.


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