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.

Portrait of Jason Payton
Jason Payton 12EvMBA

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
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.

Goizueta's Sasha McNair 25MBA
Sasha McNair

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
Tonya Smalls

Would You Whistle Where You Work? How Nonprofits Could Encourage More Whistleblowing

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

John R. Lewis Racial Justice Case Competition 2023 Winning Team "Cafe Con Leche"
2023 JLCC winning team “Café con Leche” from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business

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.

A Look Back at Emory University’s King Week 2024

Emory University’s King Week last month included events honoring Martin Luther King Jr. through lectures, debates, community service, and celebrations.

Learn more about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Goizueta.

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