Dee W. Richardson
Personal History: Dee W. Richardson, is a native of Birmingham, Alabama who is a retired Education Officer for the New York City Army Recruiting Battalion, a graduate of Alabama State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology/Psychology, two Master’s Degree in Counseling and Education. She has two children Ligè Sadè and Lige, III and two grandsons Jhase and Michael (MJ). She returned to the United States, New York City after working in Germany for over 20 years with her family. Previously, she worked for New York City Military Entrance Processing Station as program manager/career counselor. served as president of the Association for Counselors and Educators in Government (American Counseling Association) and Adjunct Professor for Nichols College in Dudley, Massachusetts. Served as guest presenter and participated in the National Leadership Conference US News STEM Solutions in Washington, DC.
Dee currently serves as Ambassador for eCYBERMISSION to promote the STEM program to teachers, parents, schools (Department of Defense Educational Activity) and other interested individuals and organizations across the nation and Korea, this program stimulates interest and motivates students to participate in the STEM competition. Served as a counselor for the TRiO Upward Bound Program, which provides help to high school students. Provided tutoring in March2Success. Provided educational resources to the TEN80 STEM Education program, U.S. Army Community Advisory Board Education Committee, and the USA Science and Engineering /Great Minds in STEM programs. Project Manager and served as a Liaison and Facilitator for Army Partnership Programs and Resources Education Services, to link Soldiers to colleges and universities of their choice.
Organization/Positions/Assignments in which you were a FIRST: History was made when Ms. Richardson was appointed as the first African American Assistance Vice President of Community Relations for the Exchange National Bank of Birmingham, AL. She was the first Black Women to work for WERC Rock Radio Station as a Rock DJ.
Awards: Selected as Ambassador of the Year for the National eCYBERMISSION STEM, honored with 30 years of Government Service Award. New York City Military Entrance Processing Station Civilian of the Year, USMEPCOM awarded National Honors Civilian Meritorious Service award. Recognized as Women of Distinction for Jack & Jill of America Inc. Sterling Award from the Area Commander of Hanau, Germany U.S. Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service Numerous Civilian cash awards for job performance/Time off awards Certificate of Appreciation from the U.S. Military Academy Certificate of Appreciation from the U.S. Marine Recruiting Command Outstanding Performance Awards, U.S. Army base in Wiesbaden, Germany
Other Professional Affiliations: Life member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc, member of The Links, Incorporated and past executive officer of The Links Incorporated Germany/Brooklyn, Chapters. Past president of the International Germany Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, member of the U.S. Army Community Advisory Board Education Committee. Member of the Brooklyn and Greater New York City Chamber of Commerce, member of the American Women of the Taunus Club, Frankfurt, Germany. Member of the American Counseling Association, American Counseling Education Supervisors, National School Board Association, and the Multicultural Division. National School Board Association, and National Career Development Association.