September 11, 2009 | General
Medgar Evers College School of Business Dean’s List students Brant Douglas and Phillip Parris will represent the College for the 2009-2010 academic year CUNY Leadership Academy – a unique academic and co-curricular opportunity for students demonstrating extraordinary leadership on campus and in their community. Both are high-performing students and 2009 National Urban League Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP) Scholars who learned from African-American executives in their field through class lectures, networking and workshops.
“These young men are role models for the College community and illustrate the high caliber of students Medgar Evers College produces,” said Medgar Evers College President Dr. William L. Pollard. “We wish them continued success and know a bright future awaits them.”
Douglas, a 2008 alumnus of the School of Business with an A.S. in public administration, is pursuing a B.S. in public administration and works for the Office of Admissions’ Student Marketing Team assisting with recruitment and admissions operations. Brant was also a 2007 Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholar and a Ronald H. Brown Pre-Law Prep Program participant, interning with the Hon. Peter J. O’Donoghue, JSC, a Queens County Supreme Court Justice.
Parris is completing an A.S. in business administration and pursuing a B.S. in business administration, with an emphasis in marketing and a minor in environmental science. He is an active member of the campus Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA), where he has excelled in intercollegiate competitions. He is also a member of the Medgar Evers College Honda Campus All-Star Challenge Team, captain of the volleyball team, recipient of the 2009-10 Lagrant Foundation Scholarship. He has further completed an internship in the Omnicom/Medgar Evers Associate Program at Porter Novelli, a leading global public relations firm in Manhattan.
The Medgar Evers College School of Business has produced over 4,500 graduates establishing careers as attorneys, judges, CPA’s, managers and entrepreneurs, and recently managed $2 million in grants and sponsored research.
Medgar Evers College was founded in 1969 through the efforts from educators and community leaders in central Brooklyn. The College is named after Medgar Wiley Evers, a Mississippi-born black civil rights activist who was assassinated on June 12, 1963. The College is divided into four schools: The School of Business; The School of Professional and Community Development; The School of Liberal Arts and Education; and The School of Science, Health, and Technology. Through these Schools, the College offers 29 associate and baccalaureate degree programs, as well as certificate programs in fields such as English, Nursing, and Accounting. Medgar Evers College also operates several co-curricular and external programs and associated centers such as the Male Development and Empowerment Center, the Center for Women’s Development, the Center for Black Literature, and The DuBois Bunche Center for Public Policy.