Monday, August 22, 2011

HU alum inducted into National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame

Johnnie B. Booker

HU alum inducted into National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame

Atlanta, Ga.  – Hampton University Alumnus Johnnie B. Booker, Class of 1961, will be inducted into the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame on Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta located at 265 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta.  

The ceremony highlights and honors deserving graduates of HBCUs for their distinguished service to their country, alma mater and excelling in their field of endeavor and/or contribution to community and society. 

The induction ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta located at 265 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Ga.  

For the past 26 years, the Hall of Fame has recognized and celebrated the accomplishments of these graduates in the fields of arts and entertainment, athletics, business and industry, community service, education, faith and theology, government and law, medicine, science and lifetime achievement.

Since graduating from Hampton University with a bachelor’s of science degree in sociology, Johnnie Booker has held many prominent positions within prestigious companies, appeared in countless national publications and has received an abundant of honors and awards for her exceptional specialized contributions and accomplishments.

As the vice president of the Resolution Trust Corporation Booker created extraordinary contracting and investment opportunities for minority and women owned businesses and law firms.  She commissioned the first disparity study by a federal agency, and increased contracting fees for minority and women owned businesses from 18 percent to over 48 percent and from 3 to 26 percent for minority and women owned law firms.

She later went on to become the global director of supplier diversity at The Coca-Cola Company. Booker has exceeded the company’s goals every year. Within her first year with Coca-Cola she increased business by 50 percent with minority and women owned businesses, and exceeded the company’s goal by 27 percent.

For tickets to the ceremony and more information on the 26th Annual National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc. Weekend conference, please call  404-524-1106 or visit www.nbcahof.org.

                                                                       
                           - Breana Hubbard '12

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