Johnson Graduate School of Management Wins Top Prize from Consortium for Graduate Study in Management
The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting diversity and inclusion in American business, awarded its top prize this year to Cornell University’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management for the efforts of its students to promote diversity, leadership and community service within the Johnson and Cornell communities, the school announced last week.
Johnson won the 2012 T.E.A.M. (Together Everyone Achieves More) Award thanks to the academic and leadership contributions of its Consortium students. Johnson became a member school of the Consortium in 2009 and has featured the third largest class of all 17 member schools each year since joining. The Class of 2012 had 33 Consortium members, and the incoming Class of 2014 will have 40 members, making it Johnson’s largest Consortium class to date.
“Johnson’s intense, collaborative community has offered Consortium students the chance to thrive in an environment that is supportive, challenging and meaningful,” Nsombi B. Ricketts, director of the Johnson Office of Diversity and Inclusion, said in a statement.
Indeed, Johnson’s Consortium students have assumed a wide range of leadership roles at the school, including executive positions on the Student Council, Black Graduate Business Association, BR Venture Fund, Latino Business Students Association, Marketing Association, Old Ezra Finance Club, Out for Business and the newly-formed Johnson Diversity Council.
“We couldn’t be prouder of our Consortium students and will continue to leverage our partnership with the Consortium to improve diversity and inclusion at Johnson,” Ricketts added.