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By Christina Gray, Media Relations Specialist

Langston University to host the annual Langston University Transportation Academy (the Academy) to expose ninth and tenth-grade students to various careers in transportation. It is geared to improve their basic skills in computers, math, science, communications, teamwork, and leadership. The Academy will be conducted from June 3 – 15, 2018.

“We hope that students will take advantage of this opportunity to learn basic skills that will prepare them for their future,” said Dr. D. Chongo Mundende, Langston University project director for The Academy.

Planned activities include an enhancement program in science and math, basic skills, a stimulating academic program designed to introduce students to the land, water, air, and space transportation, and a sports and recreation program designed to instill healthy team and individual competition. Those who complete the program are also awarded a stipend.

The Academy is free and open to qualified US citizen and permanent resident for students in Grades 9 and 10. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on April 10, 2018. For the Transportation Center at (405) 466-3456, or email Dr. D. Chongo Mundende at dcmundende@langston.edu: Alternatively, you can write to:

Chongo Mundende, Ph.D.

Director, Transportation Academy

Langston University

229 Allied Health Center

Langston, OK 73050

E-mail: dcmundende@langston.edu

The Southern Plains Transportation Center, Oklahoma Department of Transportation, and Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission are the main sponsors of the program. Other partners include the Oklahoma Trucking Association, Federal Aviation Administration, Midwest City Police Department, Oklahoma Safety Management Council, Metro Tech Aviation Career Center, and Oklahoma Turnpike Authority.

Langston University (LU) is a public Historically Black University enrolling a close-knit community of under 3,000 students. Langston University is recognized as a top institution of higher learning for affordability by afforableschools.net and bestvalueschools.com. Founded in 1897, LU is located in rural Logan County and has urban campuses in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Langston offers more than 40 associate, bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs across six academic colleges. Visit us online at http://www.langston.edu.