A local mentor was honored in Washington D.C. this week.
Lianne Bell, a San Diego structural engineer and project manager at KPFF Consulting Engineers, was one of six mentors in the country to receive the 2016 Engineering News-Record-ACE Outstanding Mentors Award on Monday.
Bell received the honor as a result of her influential mentoring of high school students by encouraging them to pursue higher education and careers in engineering, construction or architecture.
She mentors through the San Diego section of ACE Mentor Program of America.
“Over the past decade, Lianne has mentored hundreds of students enrolled in the ACE Mentor program at Kearny High School, inspiring and encouraging them to apply for scholarships,” explained Chris Day, Board Chairperson of the San Diego ACE Mentor Program. “Lianne has personally helped students get over $200,000 in money for college.”
The mentorship program has awarded over $1,300,000 to students to date, according to Day. Locally, the program serves students attending the following high schools:
• Castle Park
• E3 Civic
• El Camino
• La Costa Canyon
• Patrick Henry
• San Diego
To learn more about ACE Mentor Program in San Diego, click here.