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B-CU alumnus Terriance Woodard awarded by General Motors

Terriance Woodard with General MotorsBethune-Cookman University alumnus Terriance Woodard, a Computer Science graduate from the College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics, was awarded the General Motors "Boss" Kettering Award. The "Boss" Kettering Award is the most prestigious award offered by General Motors to engineers who have contributed groundbreaking innovation within the company. Woodard also received the Modern Day Technology Leader Award during the 2019 Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) STEM Conference.

Woodard acknowledges B-CU Professor, Dr. Morrison Obeng
for his mentoring influence. "I am honored to have been a student of Dr. Obeng. I learned a great deal under his instruction," he said.

Currently, Woodard is an IT Solutions Architect with General Motors, IT Innovation Center in Atlanta.

"I received this award for architecting and developing an application called 'Mechanical Characterization Virtual Matching (MCVM)'. This application serves the purpose of bringing transmission control module programming in-house to GM, thereby reducing vendor dependencies and operating costs for the company," said Woodard, who received a software patent for the MCVM application.

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Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship, and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit www.cookman.edu

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