Northrop Grumman Receives Nunn-Perry Award for Mentor-Protege Program Participation with QTEC
by Monica Jackson / Industry News
The Defense Department has given a team from Northrop Grumman the Nunn-Perry award for supporting QTEC Aerospace with its business operations for three years under the Missile Defense Agency’s Mentor-Protégé Program .
Northrop Grumman said Monday QTEC saw its business and workforce expand during the effort.
The Virginia-based firm also worked on the program in collaboration with Oakwood University, which trained QTEC personnel on securing key security credentials.
The Mentor-Protégé Program works to help small businesses compete for contracts and subcontracts with the help of matured companies.
The training initiative is managed under Northrop’s Global Supplier Diversity program, which aims to address the concerns of startups with subcontracting opportunities.
Northrop has trained over 130 small companies for 26 years and received 24 Nunn-Perry awards .

Pictured is the group of Northrop Grumman and Oakwood University representatives at the 2016 signing of the three-year mentor-protege agreement. The Nunn-Perry Award will be presented in Orlando, Florida, in August.
Oakwood's School of Business Serves Community
As a part of the Community Service Initiative in the School of Business (SoB), coordinated by Shaunda Roach, assistant professor of MIS, faculty members volunteer every month with Meals On Wheels at the Huntsville-Madison County Senior Center.

Meals On Wheels provides nutritious meals, Monday-Friday, year-round, to Huntsville seniors age 60 or over, who are unable to cook for themselves and are primarily homebound. Volunteers deliver meals to the clients’ homes between 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. There is no charge, but a donation based on income is suggested. A Registered Dietitian plans all of the menus and the food is delivered in the Huntsville city limits.

The SoB had 100% participation from its faculty who volunteered to serve in this program this year.

Additionally, each academic year, the SoB volunteers at the Downtown Rescue Mission, and collect monetary donations to help the Mission’s initiatives. Last Thursday, April 26, from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm, faculty from the SoB served lunch at the “Mission” in an effort to fulfilling God’s commission.

Recognizing that the Lord expects us to serve one another, the SoB is committed to fulfill Jesus’ charge that “whatever you do for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you do for me.” This also ties in with Oakwood University’s motto to put “God First.” Those who are served are just looking for someone to show they care, and the School of Business is happy and more than willing to carry out this initiative as we continue to look forward to Jesus’ second coming. 

In the left photo are Dr. Hyacinth Burton, dean of the School of Business, and Dr. George Charles, associate professor of Finance. In the right photo are Dr. Charles, Dr. Burton, Dr. Throy Campbell, assistant professor of Finance; Samantha Champagne, secretary, School of Business; Dr. Theodore Brown, professor of Management; Mrs. Esther Lai Hing, assistant professor Management, and Richard Blanco, assistant professor of Healthcare Administration.
The Oakwood University family is saddened to announce the passing of Dr. Roy E. Malcolm, who served Oakwood University with distinction for 44 years, as a faculty member, registrar, dean of administration, academic vice president, commencement coordinator, dean of college relations, Aeolians’ manager, and publisher.

Dr. Malcolm also served the Huntsville community as chairperson for Huntsville’s annual city-wide American Education Week celebration. His name is synonymous with the bi-annual Festival of Spirituals, because he resurrected the program in 1996, and it has become a highlight of Huntsville’s musical community calendar. 
 
Victoria Joiner, Ed.D., assistant professor of Communication, said: “Dr. Malcolm was our professor, our administrator, our coach, our champion - our hero. Although small in stature, he was larger than Life with his sheer tenacity and spirit. He was an educator of educators. He loved beautiful music and he loved Oakwood University. Most of all, he loved his students; he believed in us! He wanted the best for us always and wanted our schools - all schools - to thrive and to grow.  

Preston Foster, assistant professor of Political Science, posted that "Dr. Roy Malcolm was a servant of Oakwood University and a loving Christian man. He helped anyone who came his way, quietly and effectively. If you had good experiences at Oakwood, Dr. Malcolm likely had something to do with it. Rest in peace, Sir."

The Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, May 14, 2018, at the Oakwood University Church. In celebration of Dr. Malcolm’s life, the family requests that everyone please wear a "pop of color" with their black attire.
 
Condolences may be sent to Mrs. Edrene Malcolm and Family, in care of the Office of Integrated Marketing & Public Relations at Oakwood University, 7000 Adventist Blvd., NW, Huntsville, AL 35896.

We are asking our readers to please keep the Malcolm family in your prayers during this time of bereavement.
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