Rice MBA Student Diana Stewart Awarded NBMBAA Scholarship
HOUSTON, March 24, 2006—Diana Stewart, Rice MBA Class of 2007, was awarded a scholarship by the Houston chapter of the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) in recognition of her academic achievements.
Stewart was honored along with three of her classmates in the MBA Class of 2006 Julian Duncan, Lavon Washington, and Alicia Yancy.
Stewart is a member of the Black Business School Association (BBSA) as well as a Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) mentor. She is pursuing a joint MBA/MD degree (MBA from rice and MD from Baylor College of Medicine) and will graduate in 2008 with both. Stewart also co-chairs the National Association for Women MBAs (NAWMBA) committee.
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 scholarships to graduate students in recognition of their excellence in academics.