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New Student Organization Combines Diversity with Development

September 2012

One of the Farmer School's newest organizations, the Multicultural Business Association (MBA), "Is open to anyone interested in improving and increasing diversity," explained president Moima Chowoe, a junior supply chain and operations management student. "This is not limited or restricted to students of color. Diversity includes not only race and ethnicity, but gender and sexual orientation."

The club was created to provide diverse students with a foundation and support system, both professionally and socially. Members of the MBA will have opportunities to participate in a unique student community as well as expanding their skill sets through developmental seminars and corporate exposure.

"Many Fortune 500 corporations have expressed interest in multicultural candidates," Chowoe continued. "Our group provides opportunities for students to interact and network with these firms on order to gain internships and possible job options."

In addition, Chowoe hopes the organization will positively impact the student body: "I want to use this organization as a tool not only to promote diversity at Farmer School, but to help increase retention rates for diverse students."

For more information about the Multicultural Business Association, contact Moima Chowoe or Michelle Thomas, Student Organizations and Development Director at thomasm@miamioh.edu.