SEEK Detroit Volunteers Needed

Message from our 2015-2017 Chapter Chair

NSBE Detroit!

Thank you for allowing me the honor and privilege to serve as your Chair for these past two years.  We’ve accomplished so much together, and I am proud of what we were able to do together.  As we wind down this year and take a break for the summer, I ask that each one of you take a moment and reflect on what you would like to see for our chapter.  If you are interested in volunteering to help plan events, and possibly take on a leadership position on the executive board, please send an email to  Planning for the 2017-2018 year will be taking place soon, and your feedback is most appreciated.
Thank you again for your support.  Enjoy the summer, and I hope to see you all again soon!
Michelle Larsosa

National Society of Black Engineers
Detroit Professionals Chapter

Your 2017-2018 Executive Board

Here are the results of our elections:
Chair – Julian Bates
Vice Chair/Chair-Elect – Crystal Watkins
Treasurer – Monique Lake
Secretary – Vacant
Programs Chair – Vacant
Community Outreach Chair (appointed position) – Amber Spears

The Secretary and Programs Chair positions were not filled during the elections, so we are still looking for interested candidates. We must have all the elected positions filled to remain in good standing as an active NSBE chapter, so please consider volunteering.
Additionally, there are several appointed positions that Julian will be looking to fill:
Membership Chair
College Initiative Chair (CI Chair)
Pre-College Initiative Chair (PCI Chair)
Finance Chair
Professional Development Chair
Telecommunications Chair
Anyone interested in any of these positions should contact Julian Bates ( for more information.

Taubman Complex at Lawrence Technological University

NSBE Detroit Professionals,
Join us on Tuesday, November 15th for a tour of the new Taubman Complex at Lawrence Technological University. The tour will begin at 6 pm. Lawrence Tech is located at 21000 W. Ten Mile Rd. Southfield, MI 48075. Meet on the 3rd floor of the A. Alfred Taubman Engineering, Architecture, and Life Sciences Complex (building #4 on the attached campus map).
RSVP on Eventbrite here:
Hope to see you there!

Bowling Fundraiser Sunday Oct. 23, 2016

Join us at our annual Bowling Fundraiser on Sunday, October 23rd from 2-4 pm. The fundraiser will take place at Plum Hollow Lanes (21900 W. 9 Mile Rd, Southfield, MI 48075). Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for children age 13 and under. The ticket price includes 2 games, shoe rental, pizza, and pop. The funds raised will go towards our scholarship fund for the year. To purchase tickets, contact Monique Lake ( We hope to see you there!nsbe-dae-bowling-fundraiser-10-23-16

NSBE Detroit Professionals 2016-2017 Executive Board

NSBE Detroit Professionals,

I am pleased to announce your full 2016-2017 Executive Board:

Chair  –  Michelle Larsosa
Vice Chair/Chair-Elect  –  Julian Bates
Secretary  –  Jonathan Tyler
Treasurer  –  Monique Lake
Programs Chair  –  Whitney Davis
Membership Chair  –  Alain Mentor
College Initiative Chair  –  Luree Brown
Pre-College Initiative Chair  –  William Bowen
Pre-College Initiative Chair  –  Christopher Berry
Professional Development Chair  –  Oliver Buffington
Telecommunications Chair  –  Leronki Leonard
Community Outreach Chair  –  Crystal Watkins
Congratulations to the new and returning board members! We look forward to having a great year serving the chapter.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Walk

The National Society of Black Professionals Detroit Professionals are supporting the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Task Force of Michigan for their peace walk and program.
Date: Monday, January 18,2016
Time 9:30am
Location: The Southfield Municipal Complex, 26000 Evergreen Rd., Southfield, MI
To sign up/Questions/Concerns contact: Crystal Watkins www.mlktaskforcemi.orgMLK NSBE

January 2016 General Body Meeting

Jan2016 GBM Flyer
NSBE Detroit Professionals,

You are invited to our next General Body Meeting on Friday, January 15th, 2016 at 5:30 pm. We will be meeting at Lawrence Tech University in the Management Building (refer to the attached map lawrence tech map). Come out and join us as we commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday and legacy. Refreshments will also be served.
We will have a special presentation from Dr. Sibrina Collins of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, titled “Do We Learn Enough About African American Scientists?” For a preview of what will be discussed, read the article below published by Dr. Collins:

Location: Lawrence Tech University 21000 W. 10 Mile Rd. Southfield, MI – Management Bldg, Room 218
Time: Friday, Jan 15, 2016 5:30p – 8p