Recent Graduates Provide BOP Young Alumni Scholarship
Special thanks goes to James Turner (BOP ’07) and Charisse Williams (BOP ’08) for leading efforts to provide a “BOP Young Alumni Scholarship” to a student in BOP ’14. Due to their generosity and leadership, one student in BOP ’14 will receive a scholarship in excess of $4,000.
BOP Newsletter, Volume 6
(please click pictures to the right or bold text below for stories)
BOP Set to Launch the Minority Business Academy (MBA) for High School Juniors
“Did you do MBA?” will now be the discussion amongst top high school juniors. To remain competitive with other business schools, BOP will bring high school juniors to Krannert and highlight career options within the world of business. The highly selective, dynamic program will aid in identifying prospective BOP students. Current high school juniors with an interest in participating next spring should submit contact information via the following link: http://www.businessopportunityprogram.org/contact/94-2/.
Originally from Columbus, OH, Demetrius Wilson attended Tennessee State University where he received his bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering. After years of experience in the aerospace industry, Demetrius was somewhat hesitant to leave his previous employer and forfeit two years’ worth of salary to pursue an MBA. Over a year later, Demetrius can’t imagine life without the Krannert experience. Click the bold text above to read about his internship role last summer. Upon graduation, Demetrius will head to Charlotte, NC to begin Bank of America’s TechMBA Leadership Development Program.
BOP Salutes General Mills
Thanks to Steve Creel, Darrell Gradford (BOP ’83), Candice Hall (BOP ’99), Darren Harmon (BOP ’87), and other finance professionals at General Mills for creating a virtual mentoring program for BOP students. Students interested in finance will receive guidance, mentorship, and professional development related to the field of study.
Make an End of Year Gift Today!
Please consider making an end-of-year gift to the Business Opportunity Program this holiday season! The following document details how to give to specific areas of BOP: Giving Form.
An Interview with the President
Frank Pace (BOP '11) Leads the Society of Minority Managers (SMM) for Academic Year 2013-14.
HAIL TO THE CHIEF
Brianna Cook (BOP '10) Becomes Campus Editor-in-Chief for the Purdue Exponent
Selected to be the campus editor-in-chief for the Purdue Exponent (Purdue's indepent daily student newspaper), Brianna Cook will highlight important activities and events that historically receive little to no campus coverage. Click the picture above to read her article regarding Alpha Phi Alpha's 14th Annual Diversity Step Challenge.