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Norton given NSBE Mentor Award

By J.S. Engebretson

Teri NortonDr. Terri Norton, assistant professor of construction systems, was named the 2009 NSBE National Alumni Extension Mentor of the Year at the recent National Society of Black Engineers conference. Norton and seven Nebraska Engineering students in The Durham School attended the conference, which also included other university representatives and more than 300 high school students from across the nation.

Norton met with numerous prospective students and also co-presented (with her sister, Terita Norton) a workshop called "Freshman 101: License to Excel." The workshop provided information India Groupconcerning making a smooth transition from home to college. The 60-minute interactive session allowed students to work through common scenarios encountered by college freshmen. Modules included The Over Achiever, Leader in Title Only, Quietly Failing, Time is my Friend, and Graduation: Piece of Cake.

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