At Emory Business, we spotlight the remarkable achievements of students, alumni, and faculty who embody Black excellence all year long. As we continue our celebration of Black History Month, we’re taking time to reflect on the many incredible contributions of Black individuals in the Goizueta community. From trailblazers breaking barriers to visionary leaders shaping the future of business, join us as we revisit the stories of these inspiring individuals.
The Alumni Board President
Meet Jason Payton 12EvMBA, master relationship builder and president of the Goizueta Alumni Board for 2023-2024. Read about Payton’s journey from student to partner at ScottMadden, the transformative power of relationship building, and he commitment to mentorship and community.
The DEI Champions
Megan Trudo 24MBA
Discover how Black Lives Matter inspired Megan Trudo 24MBA to pursue her MBA at Goizueta Business School and a career in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Meet Goizueta’s Sasha McNair 25MBA, the former ballerina planning to use her Goizueta MBA to make waves in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The Double-Talented Dual Majors
Meet Nyah Bruce 24BBA and Bibby Agbabiaka 24BBA, two Goizueta undergraduate BBA students pursuing unconventional dual majors and exploring unique career paths.
The Researcher: Tonya Smalls
Goizueta’s Tonya Smalls’ research reveals the role of whistleblowers in nonprofits and why strong internal controls are essential. Learn more.
The Beloved Partnership
Goizueta partners with the King Center’s Beloved Community Leadership Academy to promote compassionate and conscientious community change.
The John R. Lewis Racial Justice Case Competition
A Legacy of Impactful Change: The John R. Lewis Racial Justice Case Competition (JLCC) began at Goizueta Business School in 2020, when Willie Sullivan 21MBA observed his peers looking for ways to make a difference while corporations pledged millions to address structural inequities and racism. The fourth annual JLCC will take place later this month. Stay tuned for more coverage!
The Events Around Campus
Emory-Wide Black History Month Events
Explore Black History Month at Emory. Discover diverse events throughout February celebrating the culture, achievements, and resilience of the Black community.
Emory University’s King Week last month included events honoring Martin Luther King Jr. through lectures, debates, community service, and celebrations.
Show your support for these Goizueta stories—and the stories of the future—with a gift to the 2O36 campaign.