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2011 Naomi Ledé Oustanding Masters Student Award

Shain Eversley Selected to Receive 2011 Naomi Ledé Outstanding Masters Student Award

2011 Lede Award Winner - Shain Eversley

Shain Eversley

Mr. Shain Eversley, SWUTC graduate researcher and masters student at Texas Southern University was selected to receive this award for his outstanding academic and research achievements.  His research contributions include a leadership role in the SWUTC project Transit Agency Strategies that Encourage Mixed Uses Around Stations.  And a  TSU National Transportation Security Center for Excellence (NTSCOE-P) research effort where he assessed gaps in reporting of hazardous materials incidents.  The results of his NTSOE-P research were presented Spring 2011 at the Transportation Research Forum in Long Beach, California.  Also as part of this research, he contributed as a team member to the training of a select group of METRO bus operators in the event of a terrorist threat.  He conducted interviews of selected US transit agencies to establish the baseline for current training.  This past summer, he was selected for the prestigious Eno Leadership Development Conference where he spent a week enhancing his knowledge about the workings of the transportation arena, particularly in Washington, D.C.

Since Mr. Eversley entered the TSU masters program, he has maintained a stellar GPA.  During classroom discussions, he is insightful and engaged.  He approaches each assignment with thoroughness and depth.

Mr. Eversley obtained his Bachelor of Science form Tuskegee University in Business Management.  After graduating with honors in 2004, he was employed with the Union Pacific Railroad for four years, then took a position with Prestige Logistics prior to entering the TSU masters program.

This award is presented annually by the SWUTC and comes with a $1,000 cash award.