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Region 5 Professionals

Letter from your National Chair

Jabreel Walker

Region V Professionals Chairperson 2024-2025

Greetings Region V and NSBE Family,

It is with great enthusiasm and honor that I extend a warm welcome to you all as we embark on an exciting journey together. My name is Jabreel Walker, and I am privileged to serve as the Region V Professionals Executive Board Chairperson for the 2024-2025 term. I am thrilled to usher in the #NSBEGOLD year and lead our region toward new heights of excellence.

Region V, also known as The Vanguard, holds a special place within NSBE as a group of trailblazers leading the way in new developments and ideas. We pride ourselves on setting the standard for others to follow, and this year, we aim to solidify our position as the forefront of innovation and leadership within the Society.

As The Vanguard, we have achieved numerous milestones that have paved the way for progress within NSBE and as we look ahead to the year ahead, our goals are clear:

  • To set a solid foundation for current and future regional professional leaders, ensuring continuity and sustainability in our efforts.
  • To increase engagement with our chapters and membership, fostering a sense of community and collaboration across the region.
  • To consistently bring valuable information, resources, and opportunities to our members, empowering them to excel in their professional endeavors.

Together, we will continue to push boundaries, inspire innovation, and lead the charge toward a brighter future for NSBE and beyond. I am excited to work alongside each and every one of you as we make history together in Region V.

Here’s to a year of golden opportunities and transformative growth!


With warm regards,

Jabreel Walker
Region V Professionals Executive Board Chairperson
2024-2025 Term

Regional Chapter Awards

Kansas City Professionals Chapter

Chapter of the Year

Houston Professionals


Houston Professionals

Collegiate Initiative of the Year

Houston Professionals

Professional Development of the Year


Resources for Chapters


Need help at the chapter level? We've collected helpful and necessary resources to make them accessible quicker.

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  • Professional Chapter Member Roles & Responsibilities

    • Hold chapter meetings 1-4 times per month.
    • Plan engaging events for members to participate in.
    • Share resources and other opportunities with members.
    • Create and adhere to chapter budget.
  • Establishing a Professional Chapter

    To charter a new chapter or renew an established chapter, the following criteria must be met:

    • Chapter has ten active (nationally paid) members
      • National Professional membership dues are $50 annually. A chapter may also collect additional chapter dues to cover chapter costs.
    • Chapter must have the following chapter executive officers assigned and active in NSBE Connect:
      • Required chapter roles:
        • President
        • ​Vice President
        • Secretary
        • Treasurer
        • Professional Delegate
      • How to assign chapter officer using NSBE Connect:
        • Log into NSBE Connect.
        • Select Chapters.
        • Select My Chapters.
        • Select the Chapter you are associated with.
        • Select Manage officers to edit chapter roles.
        • Follow Prompts.

    If your chapter becomes inactive, log into your NSBE Connect account and make sure that the above criteria are met. Once completed, the system will automatically recognize your chapter as active. We recommend updating your chapter profile yearly.

  • Chapter Chartering

    To begin the chapter charter process, petition a Professional chapter using this link.

    Chapter petitions are reviewed and approved by NSBE World Headquarters Membership Staff.

    Each chapter must complete all relevant chapter information. This information includes, but is not limited to chapter name, address, phone number, and constitution.

    A sample Chapter Constitution can be found here.

    For questions regarding the chapter charter process, contact the Membership Team at NSBE World Headquarters at or 703.549.2207 prompt 1.

  • 501C3

  • Company Membership Process

    Companies can now purchase professional memberships for their employees to use!

    Instructions on Partner Processing Orders in NSBEConnect

    1. Log in to NSBEConnect.
    2. ​Once successfully logged in, hover over My Profile, then select Company Membership Purchases.
    3. Select the company’s name (to locate it easier, type the first letter of the company’s name until you are able to find it). If the company is not listed, contact before you are able to proceed to the next steps.
    4. Enter the total amount of memberships that you would like to purchase, then select Submit.
    5. You will now be able to view the cart to confirm accuracy before proceeding with payment. Once confirmed, select Check Out.
    6. Select Next Step
    7. You will now be able to enter your credit card information. Note – If paying by check, select Bill Me Later. Note – You will not receive the codes to distribute to employees until payment is received/applied.
    8. Further instructions, including how to apply the code, will be provided in the payment confirmation email.
    9. Members will complete the normal Membership Application and add the campaign code to the checkout page. This will zero out the price on their Professional Membership only.

    Note: If the member tries to use the campaign code, but their Professional Membership is already free (because they are an international member, they get their first year professional free, or any other reason), they will not be counted towards the allotment used.

  • Current Chapters

    Chapters must be active for their senators’ and delegates’ votes to be recognized in NSBE elections. Keeping your chapter active also permits your chapter to compete in Chapter of the Year competitions and have access to chapter relief funding.  

    To renew your chapter’s charter each year, you must ensure the following requirements are met:

    • Chapter has at least 10 active members (five members for NSBE Jr. chapters).
    • The following chapter executive officers are assigned and active in NSBEConnect. (For instructions on how to update your chapter officers, download the Chapter Officer Appointment Instructions.)
      • President
      • Vice President
      • Secretary
      • Treasurer
      • Senator
  • Start a Chapter

    Would you like to start a NSBE chapter? If so, please submit a petition to start a chapter today!


    NSBE chapters may be eligible to use NSBE’s 501(c)(3) nonprofit standing: 

    • Must have your own federal tax ID (or use that of your university).
    • Your chapter must be active. If not, renew the chapter’s charter.
      • Chapters that do not have active status in NSBEConnect are not eligible.
      • Chapters need to have 10 paid members and the required officers.
    • Confirm with your university that the chapter cannot use the university’s tax-exempt status for itself as a subordinate.

    If the chapter cannot use the tax-exempt status of the university, then the chapter needs to fill out the survey linked below. 

    If the chapter does not have its own federal tax ID #:

    Unfortunately, chapters are not allowed to use NSBE’s tax id #; you must obtain your own. You can apply for one at the following website:

    If you have any questions, please contact NSBE’s Membership and Registration team at

    To find a chapter near you, please use the chapter search tool.

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