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Karen Mincey, Vice President/CIO TECO Energy

Karen Mincey As a member of the UNO International Alumni Association, you may occasionally wonder of your fellow alumni, “Where are they now?”  Remember Karen Mincey?  She was the only African American graduate of her 1982 Electrical Engineering class and one of only two women.  Today, Karen Mincey is Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Tampa-based TECO Energy.  She was recently named one of the 75 most powerful women in business by Black Enterprise magazine, a list that also included Oprah Winfrey and executives from FedEx and Burger King. Ms. Mincey served as UNO’s fall 2011 commencement speaker.

Ms. Mincey was recruited by the UNOIAA to participate in efforts to recruit engineering students, and now each engineering student accepted receives a personal letter from Ms. Mincey encouraging the applicant to choose to attend UNO.  The UNO Community is proud and pleased that she enthusiastically accepted Interim Chancellor Joe King’s invitation to address our fall 2011 graduates.

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