ATLANTA (Nov. 20, 2013) – The Clark Atlanta University (CAU) School of Business Administration is among four “education icons” to be inducted into the Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine’s 15th Annual Hall of Fame Dec. 5, at 7 p.m., at the 755 Club at Turner Field, 755 Hank Aaron Drive, S.W.
Pat Lottier, publisher of the magazine, said, “To quote Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, ‘Every man and woman is born into this world to do something unique and distinctive and if he or she does not do it, it will never be done.’ Our Hall of Fame inductees have taken unique steps to favorably impact young people inside the classroom and the community. We are proud to share their stories with the Atlanta community.”
CAU President Carlton E. Brown said, “We are honored for such recognition from an eminent business lifestyle publication as the Atlanta Tribune, a media mainstay of the Atlanta business scene for nearly three decades. At CAU, our business students continue to amaze us, as they compete on the local and national levels with such success. This year alone, under the leadership of interim Dean Charles Moses, D.M., CAU student groups won the Central Intelligence Agency’s Analytic Simulation Competition and the National Black MBA Chrysler Case Competition, beating more than 30 national business schools, including Emory University, in the latter.”
The CAU School of Business is one of the top 10 producers of African-American business professionals in the nation. Throughout its rich history, CAU has awarded more than 10,000 baccalaureate degrees in business administration and more than 3,000 MBA degrees. Students are drawn from more than 40 states and 30 countries. The mission of the CAU School of Business is to prepare diverse students to become managers, entrepreneurs, educators and leaders by providing a quality educational experience grounded in sound ethical principles.
The other Hall of Fame honorees are the Ron Clark Academy, a training module for more than 10,000 educators from around the world, focusing on 5th through 8thgraders; Dr. Dorothy Cowser Yancy, president of Shaw University; and the Youth Entrepreneurs ® Georgia, which involves students in the Atlanta Public and DeKalb County school systems in one-on-one engagement with business professionals.
The Atlanta Tribune’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is proudly supported by TIAA-CREF, UPS, Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, The Coca-Cola Company, Delta AirLines, Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority, Georgia Lottery and PNC Bank. Proceeds from this event will benefit the George A. Lottier Scholarship Foundation, which provides scholarships for deserving college students.