Anjelyque Easley, a fourth-year landscape architecture student from Philadelphia, was named the recipient of the prestigious Student Member of the Year Award at the 46th Annual National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) Conference in Chicago.
Easley, a member of the Philadelphia chapter of NOMA (PhilaNOMA), was nominated for the national award by Tya Winn, president of PhilaNOMA. Winn, a program director for Habitat for Humanity, first met Easley while the latter was a student participating in Project Pipeline. Project Pipeline is a summer camp run by PhilaNOMA that introduces middle school students to the field of architecture and design. It is where Easley was a student herself and later became a volunteer teaching assistant during her summers back home.
“Anjelyque has been an exemplary member [of NOMA], first being introduced as a participant in PhilaNOMA’s Project Pipeline Camp as a high school student and continuing on as she pursues her degree in landscape architecture at Penn State,” said Winn. “This year we are especially proud of the work she did during her summer internship [at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum], which focused on planning in African-American communities. There is no limit to her future potential and we are so excited to see such an intelligent, dedicated young woman continue to excel in the architecture and design field.”
Image: Anjelyque Easley (center) with PhilaNOMA President Tya Winn (left) and Monique McCray, PhilaNOMA vice president and Penn State alumna.