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Whitman School Celebrates Partnership with National Black MBA Association
The event provided an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to connect with members of NBMBAA, network and openly discuss how to further the partnership in order to create a more diverse and inclusive environment within the Whitman School.
NBMBAA was founded in 1970 and aims to “lead in the creation of educational, wealth building and growth opportunities for those historically underrepresented throughout their careers as students, entrepreneurs and professionals.”
According to Alex McKelvie, associate dean for undergraduate and master’s education at the Whitman School, the organization’s partnership with the Whitman School is multi-faceted, including merit-based scholarships, school-sponsored competition teams and career development opportunities.
“Diversity in thinking and backgrounds is one of the most important factors for innovation and peak performance,” McKelvie noted earlier this year during the launch of this partnership. “Whitman graduates will need to master working together in a world of accelerating change.”
Story by Julia Fiedler, digital content developer in the Whitman School.