Alumni and friends,

We’ve kept in touch with you through years with the College of Business’s alumni magazine, The Difference. Because business (and the world) moves so quickly, this month we introduce our email newsletter. You’ll receive updates on fellow Biz Rams, news about the College and glimpses about how our community is positively impacting business and the broader world.

Diversity and inclusion have been top of mind for our community in recent months, and the first edition of this newsletter reflects the many ways our community uses education and business to address inequality in all its forms.

We look forward to engaging with our alumni and friends through these newsletters, virtually and in person in the future. Together, we can use business to build a better world.


College of Business alumni Angelina Howard

Business Alum Helps Guide Amazon's $27 Million Donation to Support Social Justice

Angelina Howard (BSBA, '14) serves as president of Amazon’s Black Employee Network and is driving social change by helping the e-commerce giant direct a $27 million donation to community organizations fighting injustice.

“While I'm also dealing with everything that's going on … it has really given me fulfillment to be able to take a step back and provide input and help Amazon as we're diving deeper into inclusion and diversity,” said Howard. “It feels good to be part of change.”

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Professor Johnathan Zhang

Why Diverse Supply Chains Are a Win for Society - and for Business

In an article published in MIT Sloan Management Review, College of Business Associate Professor Jonathan Zhang found that many companies typically view supplier diversity initiatives as investments in corporate social responsibility and not the bottom line, but they have a net positive effect on both.

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Director of Social & Cultural Inclusion Patrice M. Palmer

Patrice Palmer Named College of Business Director of Social and Cultural Inclusion

We're proud to announce that Patrice Palmer will lead our efforts to promote equity as director of social and cultural inclusion. Patrice is a thought leader in the diversity, equity and inclusion space, having appeared as a TEDx speaker, author and educator. Patrice led an Executive Education course focusing communication styles and identities impacts on workplace communication. Check out highlights from their course on our YouTube channel!

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College of Business student Sarah Greichen

Finance and Marketing Senior Featured in Lady Gaga's New Book

Sarah Greichen’s work to promote inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in her nonprofit, Score a Friend, are highlighted in Lady Gaga’s new book, Channel Kindness. Sarah, and her friend who wrote the essay, Hannah Joy Atkinson, were recently featured on the Today Show. That segment was shared by NBC on Twitter. Congratulations Sarah!

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College of Business students giving a presentation

New Scholarship Supports Diverse Biz Ram Community

The Diversity Matters College of Business Scholarship, started by Evening MBA alumnus Joel Schwartzkopf, will be awarded to a student who contributes to the diversity of the College community.

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College of Business students

Educate Yourself: Inclusion and Equity Resources

The College of Business is committed to the fight against hate and racism. Visit our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion website and the vice president for diversity’s Educate Yourself web page to learn more.

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J. Nikol Jackson-Beckham

Inaugural Inclusion Summit Connects Students and Employers

Dozens of students and keynote speaker J. Nikol Jackson-Beckham, founder of Crafted for All, kicked off the Inclusion Summit that brought in the business community to spur inclusion across industries.

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Latinx Business Association members

Latinx Business Association Creates an Inclusive Community for Biz Rams

Founded in 2018, the club serves the 13 percent of our students who identify as Hispanic or Latinx with social events, professional development and academic support in a tight-knit group.

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First Generation Business Association members

College of Business First-Generation Students Break Down Barriers

Starting college can be an intimidating experience, particularly for first-generation students. The First-Generation Business Association provides the support students need to be successful.

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Inclusive Computing Center

$600K Gift Propels Diversity Initiatives in Computing Education at CSU

This spring, the computer information systems department received funding from the Center for Inclusive Computing to recruit and retain women in computer science programs.

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Whether you graduated last semester or it’s been a while, we want to stay in touch. Please visit our Engage & Connect page to learn more about the ways you can make a difference in our community.

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