Tyson, Abbott receive 2011 Fisher Diversity Awards
Fisher alumnus Jesse Tyson, an executive with ExxonMobil and a member of the Dean's Advisory Council, received the 2011 Individual Diversity Award. The corporate award was given to Abbott Nutrition.
Tyson was cited for on-going support and advocacy for the National Black MBA Association's Leaders of Tomorrow program and a national case competition, which was hosted by Fisher in 2008. He also established a scholarship grant fund in honor of his mentor, Dr. Frank W. Hale, Jr., the former assistant to the president of The Ohio State University.
Abbott Nutrition was cited for its on-going support of Fisher student affinity organizations, including activities with the Asian Business Student Association, Hispanic Business Student Association and the National Association of Black Accountants.
The keynote speaker was Jeff Tate, global finance director for Dow Chemical Co. In its 10th year, the Fisher College of Business Diversity Awards program was held on May 31 at the Blackwell Inn.
The awards program was organized by the Office of Minority Student Services and student leaders from the Asian Business Student Association; Black MBA Association; Chinese Business Professionals Association; Council of Black Student Association, Fisher Latino Graduate Association; Graduate Women in Business; Hispanic Business Student Association; Indian MBA Association; International Business Club; National Association of Black Accountants; Out in Business and Undergraduate Business Women's Association.
Leadership Awards recipients
Ellen Tsao (Asian Business Student Association)
Service Awards recipients
Jiaxi Wu (Asian Business Student Association)
Perseverance Awards recipients
Soonku Nam (Asian Business Student Association)