Howard University’s School of Business will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in the Fall of 2020. The business school has already began making preparations for the 2020 Homecoming Dinner & Celebration which will take place during Homecoming Weekend in 2020 in Washington, D.C. Alumni are highly encouraged to join in this celebration of the work that the School of Business has accomplished over the past 50 years. Stay tuned for more information on this anniversary extravaganza!
Artilie Wright — the first in her family to attend college — is a native Washingtonian and full-time MBA candidate in the Class of 2019. She has a background in cultural studies, corporate partnerships, and social impact and was recently elected as an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner (ANC) for Ward 7 in Washington, D.C. During her time at Howard, Artilie served as the Corporate Partnerships Chair for the MBA Exclusive, Outreach Chair for the Graduate Business School Council, and a Graduate Student Association Representative. Artilie has helped to bridge the gap between the MBA program and recruiters as well as forged relationships with local businesses such as Broccoli Bar/Broccoli City, Saturday Sessions, and Tito’s Vodka. She also established connections between the Howard MBA program and larger MBA programs both in the D.C. area and throughout the country through events such as happy hours and conferences. Artilie was a semi-finalist in the 2019 Edens Retail Challenge, completed a summer internship at Goldman Sachs, and plans to join Vanguard in the fall as part of its MBA Leadership Development Rotational Program.
Kwame Boatwright is a North Carolina native who received a bachelor degree in accounting from North Carolina State University. Currently, Kwame is an MBA Candidate in the Class of 2020 at Howard University School of Business. Prior to Howard, Kwame had six years of experience working in the financial services industry with stints at Credit Suisse and Bank of America. Most recently, Kwame was an Assistant Vice President at Bank of America within the Global Infrastructure Finance Team where he managed forecasting responsibilities. During his time at Howard, Kwame has served as a Team Lead for the AT- Kearney Immersion Student Lab, Graduate Assistant for the Office of the Dean, a member of the Finance & Investing Club and of the National Black MBA Association. He also completed the Global Trilateral MBA Certificate Program and was selected to be apart of the JumpStart PreMBA Program. This summer Kwame will be interning with Nationwide on their Business Transformation Team in a strategy consulting role.