President of Temple NSBE
My name is Corey Bennett and I currently serve as the President for Temple University’s Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). On behalf of Temple NSBE, I am pleased to welcome our Corporate Partners, Faculty, Alumni, Executive Board and General Body Members to the 2019-2020 academic year. It is an honor to be in a position to continue fulfilling NSBE’s mission and legacy in not only the Philadelphia area but also the world.
Being apart of NSBE these past three years have truly been the greatest experience of my college career. I remember my freshman year, walking through the halls nervous and afraid. I was struggling in what felt like all aspects of life. There were times that I hit rock bottom and just completely failed exams. I started questioning if engineering was really for me and if it was even possible for me to truly succeed. There was no one for me to turn to that resembled how I look, that I could speak to in my times of need.
It wasn't until I walked past the fishbowl on a Wednesday evening during my freshman year that I just so happened to turn my head left to see a group of individuals that looked just like me! At first, I thought I was hallucinating until I took a step in. Once I stepped in, I saw members of the eboard hitting the milly rock and doing the dougie. I was politely greeted by each of the members of the eboard, and told what NSBE stood for. From that day forward, I knew I would come to love NSBE. As months went on, I had made it my goal to attend each and every general body meeting/event that NSBE hosted. I also wanted to meet as many people as I could.
Fast forward three years, I would have never imagined myself in the position that I’m in today, the Chapter President for Temple NSBE.