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Julian Duncan, Lavon Washington, and Alicia Yancy Awarded Scholarships from National Black MBA Association

HOUSTON, March 8, 2006—Rice MBA Class of 2006 students Alicia Yancy, Lavon Washington, and Julian Duncan, members of the Black Business School Association (BBSA), were recently announced as scholarship award winners of the 2005-2006 Houston chapter of the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) in recognition of their academic achievements.
 
Julian Duncan
, Rice MBA Class of 2006, is the president and co-founder of the BBSA.  He was a recipient of the NBMBAA scholarship in 2004 and earned this honor again in 2005.
 
Lavon Washington
, Rice MBA Class of 2006, is a co-founder of the BBSA along with Duncan.
 
Washington and Duncan were pictured in the fall conference issue of Black MBA magazine for their distinctions.  Washington and Duncan are also both class representatives on the Jones School Board of Directors.
 
Alicia Yancy
, Rice MBA Class of 2006, is the treasurer of the BBSA.  She also serves as a MBA Admissions Counselor.
 
The BBSA is a student organization dedicated to promoting the advancement of African Americans in Business.  The club provides professional guidance and support for Black Rice MBA students, actively recruits and raises awareness among undergraduates and high school students, and provides mentoring in partnership with Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT).  The NBMBAA has over 4,000 African American business professionals nationwide and continues to grow.  The organization annually awards graduate students scholarships for their excellence in academics.