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Engineering Professor Named FSU’s Seventh Welcome Fellow
12/19/2005

Dr. Mohammed Eltayeb, a member of the Department of Engineering at Frostburg State University, has become the seventh FSU recipient of the Henry C. Welcome Fellowship, an incentive program designed to help colleges and universities attract and maintain a diverse faculty.

Awards are made to new, full time, minority faculty members whose appointments will improve the diversity of their institutions. The $20,000 award from the Maryland Higher Education Commission is paid over a three-year period and is designed to assist the fellow with research or other academic development through a variety of means.

Eltayeb completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Khartoum, Sudan, and graduated with honors. He then earned his master's degree in electrical engineering at the University of Akron, Ohio, where he served as a graduate teaching associate. Eltayeb went on to earn his Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from The Ohio State University.

In addition to serving as a graduate teaching associate at the University of Akron, Eltayeb also taught at The Ohio State University as a graduate teaching associate and then as an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering.

Eltayeb’s newest teaching position at FSU, where he is an assistant professor in FSU’s Department of Physics and Engineering. He teaches a variety of courses including digital logic design, electronics and instrumentation, physics, computer organizations and other electrical engineering courses.

Previous Welcome Fellows at FSU are Harlowe Hodges, assistant professor in the FSU Department of Visual Arts, Dr. Trina Redmond, assistant professor of psychology, Dr. Dr. Carole G. Parker, who teaches graduate-level courses in the Department of Business Management, Dr. Baxter B. Wright, professor of Social Work, Jean Marie Makang, assistant professor or philosophy, and former FSU history professor Gersham Nelson.

The fellowship is in honor of the late Dr. Henry C. Welcome, a prominent Baltimore physician and former member of the Maryland State Board for Higher Education, predecessor to the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

For more information about FSU, visit the Web site at www.frostburg.edu.

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