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Terrence L. Freeman, Ph.D.

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VIDEO SAMPLER - Clips from Various Presentations/Workshops

Attitude      Encourage the Heart      Envision Success      Knowledge To Habit    

  Persistence      Relentless River      Salute To Excellence      We Are Connected     

Acceptance Speech/Thank you for Salute To Excellence 2014 Version 1        Acceptance Speech/Thank for Salute To Excellence 2014 Version 2

WRITING SAMPLER - Columns published in the St. Louis Post Dispatch

I was honored to serve as a local contributor to the St. Louis Post Dispatch from 2006-2008. 

A Declaration of Principles               Banning Teens From The Malls Is No Solution               Predicting the Future               What If . . .?              

Building Consensus: Respect and Heavy Lifting Required                         Celebrate Excellence and Challenge Exclusion

Do We Have the Will To Restore Our Infrastructure                                      Working Outside Our Comfort Zone Increases Quality of Life 

IN THE NEWS - Articles and Press Releases

Missouri Professor of the Year: STLCC   St. Louis American   Lifetime Achievement Diversity Award: MOKAN    MLK Keynote: Post Dispatch 

  Salute To Excellence in Education: St. Louis American Stellar Performer       Selection of 12 Local Contributors: St. Louis Post Dispatch   

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Terrence L. Freeman is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley and the founder of TransEd. He graduated with honors from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. and from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He has served as a Research Engineer for Western Electric and Ralston Purina Co. and as Senior Project Engineer for Mallinckrodt, Inc. He completed his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with concentration in Higher Education Administration at the University of Missouri at St. Louis. Since entering the field of education, he has served in a variety of positions at St. Louis Community College including Coordinator of the Minority Engineering Transfer Program, Engineering Science Coordinator, and Advisor to the President on Multicultural Affairs.
Dr. Freeman's varied work experiences include managing an urban roller skating rink, workshop development and facilitation for a variety of organizations from elementary schools to bank mergers, coordinating youth programs, writing a column for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, authoring two books, and teaching subjects as varied as mathematics and sociology, in addition to his specialty of engineering. In addition to over 25 years of local and national experience as a facilitator/trainer in diversity with A World of Difference Institute and NCCJ, he is a poet, an author, a third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a chapter advisor/mentor/lifetime member for the National Society of Black Engineers, National Youth Conference Coordinator for 100 Black Men of America and a proud member of St. Philip's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Throughout his career he has taught and mentored students along STEM pathways K-20 encouraging them to make a difference in their communities. He has served as a host parent for over a dozen international students from Latin America and the Caribbean. In the last three years he received the Senior Service Award from the Missouri Community College Association, an Apple for The Teacher Award from Iota Phi Lambda Sorority (Alpha Zeta Chapter) and was named Missouri Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation and Council for Support and Advancement of Education. In 2014 he was selected as the Stellar Performer in Education by the St. Louis American Foundation. In 2015 he was recognized by MOKAN with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his commitment to diversity. He was named an Outstanding Missouri Educator by the Science Teachers of Missouri in 2016 and was recognized for his service to the community by North County Inc. in 2017. As a motivational speaker, consultant and presenter he has served the community through a variety of initiatives and has received numerous awards in recognition of his efforts.
St. Louis Community College     University of Missouri - St. Louis     Massachusetts Institute of Technology     Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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bullet Black History and Cultural Capital - National Society of Black Engineers National Convention
bullet Building an Engineering and STEM Pipeline for Underrepresented Students - STEMTech Conference
bullet Building and Sustaining Morale in Challenging Times - St. Louis Community College Professional Development Day
bullet Communicating Across Cultures -- American Society for Engineering Education Conference
bullet Critical Thinking, Communications and Teamwork -- American Society for Engineering Education Conference
bullet Diversity and Excellence: A Mandate for the Future -- Missouri Association of Community Colleges
bullet Gateway to Technology -- League for Innovation in the Community College
bullet Inspiracy Theories - National Society of Black Engineers National Convention
bullet Managing College Success - National Society of Black Engineers National Convention
bullet Persistence of Students of Color in Two-Year Colleges -- Council for Study of Community Colleges
bullet Persistence of African-American Male Community College Students in Engineering - Book Chapter in Black American Males in Higher Education: Diminishing Proportions
bullet Problem Solving or Solving Problems: What Are We Teaching Our Students -- American Society for Engineering Education Conference
bullet Recruiting and Retention Effectiveness -- American Society for Engineering Education Conference
bullet Theoretical Model for Studying Year-to-Year Persistence of Two-Year College Students by Ethnicity Using the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study 1996/98 - Dissertation
bullet Vertical Integration of the Black Male in Higher Education -- St. Louis University Diversity Conference

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bullet Phi Beta Kappa (Shaw)
bullet Lockheed Leadership Scholarship (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
bullet Pi Tau Sigma - Engineering Honor Society (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
bullet Dean's List - 8 out of 8 semesters - (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
bullet Western Electric Graduate Study Fellowship (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
bullet Unsung Hero - Channel 2 -- KTVI, St. Louis (1993)
bullet Man of the Year -- 100 Black Men of Metropolitan St. Louis (1993)
bullet Real Winner -- Missouri Lottery Community Service Award (1993)
bullet Facilitator of the Year -- INROADS (1997, 1998)
bullet Langston Hughes Poetry Festival Written Word Winner (2000)
bullet Charles I. Brown Research Fellowship (Association for Institutional Research -2002)
bullet Deans Award for Outstanding Accomplishment (University of Missouri – St. Louis, 2002)
bullet Excellence in Education Award (Salute To Excellence, St. Louis American - 2002)
bullet Wimberly Service Award (100 Black Men of America - Las Vegas, 2003)
bullet Melvene D. Hardee Dissertation Award (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators - Denver, 2004)
bullet NISOD Teaching and Leadership Excellence Award (National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development - 2004)
bullet Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award (Phi Delta Kappa - 2004)
bullet Trailblazer Award (100 Black Men of Metropolitan St. Louis - 2005)
bullet Black Belt Tae Kwon Do (World Martial Arts Academy - 2006)
bullet Guest Commentator/Columnist (St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 2006/2007/2008)
bullet Community Service Award (Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Alpha Zeta Chapter - 2008)
bullet Outstanding Achiever - Mentoring, Research and Teaching (Blacks In Science Awards Dinner - 2008)
bullet David L. Underwood Memorial Lecture Award (St. Louis Community College - Florissant Valley - 2008)
bullet Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching (Presented March 26, 2009)
bullet Second Degree Black Belt Tae Kwon Do (World Martial Arts Academy - 2010)
bullet Third Degree Black Belt Tae Kwon Do (World Martial Arts Academy - 2012)
bullet Senior Service Award (Missouri Community College Association - 2013)
bullet Apple for The Teacher Award (Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Alpha Zeta Chapter - 2013)
bullet Missouri Professor of the Year (Carnegie Foundation/Council for Advancement and Support of Education - 2013)
bullet Stellar Performer (Salute to Excellence in Education, St. Louis American Foundation - 2014)
bullet Lifetime Achievement Award (MOKAN Construction Contractors Assistance Center - 2015)
bullet Outstanding Missouri Educator (Science Teachers of Missouri - 2016)
Special Recognition - Outstanding Contributions to North County (North County Inc. - 2017)     
bullet Lifetime Achievement Award (National Society of Black Engineers Gateway Professionals Chapter 2019)





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