People On The Move


April 12, 2006

NAACP conference elects Odoms

Jenkins Odoms Jr. of Howard County has been elected president of the NAACP Maryland State Conference. He previously served as state president from November 1999 to May 2002.

During that time, he worked with Maryland State Police to eliminate racial profiling on highways, increase voter participation in the state, supported equity for school districts and initiated a statewide report card on education.

His goals for the 2006 and 2007 term are to ensure equal economic opportunities for minorities and women and adequate funding for education, work to make health care insurance available to all citizens, empower voters, and improve training and other opportunities for youth.

Noble nominated for diversity award

Elizabeth (Betty) M. Noble, director of the Center for Entrepreneurial and Business Excellence at Howard Community College, has been nominated for a 2006 Committee for Business and Economic Diversity Award.

The Howard County Economic Development Authority is host for the award program that recognizes outstanding business leaders and their achievements in creating equal business opportunities.

Noble, who has been a faculty member at Howard Community College since 2002 and is founder and president of Noble Solutions, was nominated for an award in the categories of Business Achievement and the Business Diversity Achievement.

Nominees will be recognized and winners announced at the committee's breakfast celebration April 25 at Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville.

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