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Johnson C. Smith University Alumnus, Camp Ignite director,  Venessa Roy has made a new lane for herself.

The Charlotte Fire Department promoted an African American woman to the rank of engineer for the first time.

It’s a blessing to see your hard work pay off and I can say that I’m excited to take on my new role as an engineer driver operator, Roy said. “I am truly humbled by all the love and support that I have received from my family, friends, classmates and co-workers over the course of my 10-year career.”