February 1, 2002 - New African: PC Staffer Mae Jemison honored with Multicultural Prism Awards

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PC Staffer Mae Jemison honored with Multicultural Prism Awards

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Mae Jemison honoured

Feb 1, 2002 - New African Author(s): Eze, Paschal


Dr Mae Jemison (above), the first African-- American to go into space, was among 23 distinguished recipients of the 6th Multicultural Prism Awards held recently in Beverly Hills, California, USA.

1992: Mae Jemison as an astronaut candidate

A one-time US Peace Corps volunteer in Africa whose company The Jemison Group Inc introduced the US science and literature curriculum to South Africa, Dr Jemison received the prestigious "MIB Publishers Award" for, among other things, her remarkable efforts in integrating social science issues into the design, development and implementation of technologies, and her work in advancing technology and healthcare delivery in developing countries.

Currently a professor of environmental studies at Dartmouth College in the US, Dr Jemison developed and coordinated the in- flight experiment procedures of the eight-day voyage to space in 1992, as well as the training to operate material and life sciences experiments.

The others who received awards on the night included Debra Martin Chase, the lawyer turned Oscar and Emmy nominated producer (who won the Blockbuster Filmmaker Award); Victoria Lowe, chief executive of Los Angeles' leading female-owned company, Alert Staffing, (who bagged the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award); General Motors, which got the Vanguard Award; and the Boeing Company, which received the Corporation of The Year Award.

In her remarks, the event organiser and publisher of 'Minorities in Business', Cynthia Butler-Hayden, noted that despite the different backgrounds of the recipients, they shared an understanding of what it took to succeed in their endeavours and a strong commitment to community service.

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