ODEI First Tuesday: Featuring Ebony Webber from the National Society for MANRRS
January 19, 2021 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Contact: Ayodele Daré
The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion invites the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources community to attend the ODEI First Tuesday Event.
The November event features Ebony Webber, the chief officer of operations for the National Society for Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences.
These monthly discussions are open to all though are geared toward graduate student concerns.
First Tuesday events are an opportunity to hear from diverse scholars and professionals from the agriculture and natural resources industry, government and higher education disciplines speak about their own career and life paths, as well as their research, work or opportunities in a variety of fields.
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Background on Ebony Webber
Hailing from a rural town in the Mississippi Delta, Ebony Webber serves as the chief officer of operations for the National Society for Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS). She has worked for MANRRS for the last 17 years.
Webber strives daily to transform the National Society for MANRRS into a nationally recognized name, as well as developing young, minority students into future leaders. Focused on developing strategic partnerships and building collaborative teams, Webber drives innovation and growth at MANRRS through programs connecting students and professionals in academia, government, nonprofits and private industry.
Webber received her bachelor’s degree in computer science from Stillman College, graduating at the top of the Stillman Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. She also holds a certification in technology management and a master’s degree in business administration, both from the University of Phoenix.
Additionally, Webber is an alum of the National Urban League Emerging Leaders Program, United Way of Greater Atlanta Volunteer Involvement Program, and the Georgia Center for Nonprofits High Potential Diverse Leaders Cohort. She is a member of the National Black MBA Association and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., and was recently appointed to the Women in Food and Agriculture Advisory Board.
The CANR Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion offers First Tuesdays events as an opportunity for MSU graduate students, faculty, visiting scholars, guest speakers and peers to interact outside of the classroom. Guest speakers include diverse scholars and professionals from the agriculture and natural resources industry, government and higher education disciplines.