AAMU Represented Well in Ebony’s Young “Top 30″

February 27, 2008 · Print This Article

Huntsville, Ala. —- The recently released issue of Ebony magazine features 30 African-American men and women “who find success and fulfillment in uplifting their communities.”  Of that number, at least two are affiliated with Alabama A&M University.

In its “30 on the Rise” article by Lynn Norment, Ebony highlights the 2008 Young Leaders of the Future.  Among the distinguished group of professionals from all over United States are two daughters of AAMU:  Chauncee Lundy of Dallas, Tex., and Penny Koger-Thomas of Madison, Ala.

Chauncee Lundy, a 2002 graduate, is an air compliance specialist for Texas Instruments and was the 2008 national co-chairwoman for Black Youth Vote!, an organization committed to boosting the civic engagement of African American young adults.  Co-owner of the online Feet of Faith retail shoe store, Lundy volunteers with Big Brother Big Sisters of North Texas, is a mentor with MentorNet, and was in the inaugural class of Gates Millennium Scholars.

Lundy’s former AAMU advisor Krystal Martin still recalls the Selma native’s drive—and for good reason.  Lundy was selected to the 2006 International Scholar Laureate Program Delegation to on Engineering to China; the Power Pipeline Class of 2006 for Emerging Female Leaders; and was named one of the Top 100 Most Important Blacks in Technology (2006) by U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology.

Penny Koger-Thomas, a former AAMU graduate student, is a human resources specialist with the U.S. Army Aviation Command who trained in the Lean/Six Sigma Greenbelt facilitation.  A former executive director of a non-profit organization, Koger-Thomas is a board member of the Huntsville/Madison County American Heart Association and the county Volunteer Center.  The Huntsville/Madison County Leadership-Connect graduate is also active at Holy Cross-St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church.

According to the Audit Bureau of Circulation, Ebony’s subscriber base approaches 1.5 million.


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