Crumbly receives highest honor at AABE conference

May 3, 2013 – A prominent, professional organization recently bestowed its highest honor to a Fort Valley State University trailblazer. Dr. Isaac J. Crumbly, FVSU’sassociate vice president for career and collaborative programs, and founder and director of the Cooperative Developmental Energy Program (CDEP), received the American Association of Blacks in Energy’s James E. Stewart Award.

Crumbly accepted the award during the organization’s36th national conference in Baltimore, MD on April 12.  Past winners included retired U.S. Department of Energy secretary, Hazel Rollins O’Leary, and former University System of Georgia chancellor, Erroll B. Davis Jr.

“It is an honor to be recognized in this select group with along other distinguished recipients,” said Crumbly.

The AABE is a national organization of energy professionals uniting to ensure African Americans and other minorities’ input is included in the development of energy policies, regulations, research and development and environmental issues. The Stewart Award is bestowed annually upon an AABE member who exemplifies a superior commitment to the goals of the AABE organization, and   demonstrates outstanding leadership within the community. The award is named in honor of former distinguished AABE member James E. Stewart, who used his position and influence to help African Americans within the energy industry.

Christina D. Milton,writer
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