Student Group Brings Minority Executives to Speak on Campus
October 2, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The Illinois Wesleyan chapter of the National Association of Black
Accountants (NABA) will bring speakers to campus this year through the Darius Gant
Lunch Series as a way to teach students outside of the classroom.
NABA is a minority organization focusing on economics, accounting, and finance that
combines students from Illinois Wesleyan and Illinois State in order to form one local
chapter. In addition to the lunch series, the group also hosts an annual banquet.
Both the lunch series and the annual banquet are open to members of NABA and to interested
faculty and staff.
The speaker for this year’s banquet will be the managing director of Morgan Stanley
in New York City. The group hopes that in bringing these speakers to campus, their
members will gain valuable experience from the professionals’ sharing of their stories
of struggle and of success that cannot be obtained in the classroom.
The group started in 2007 and has already grown to 50 members. Last year the group
received the Best Student Chapter award, and three of their members have received
scholarships through the organization. Babawande Alfolabi and Tien Mao both won national
scholarship awards. Alfolabi and Mao also received regional scholarships along with
For additional information on the Darius Gant Lunch Series, contact Soyinka at (309)
Contact: Kasey Evans ’12, (309) 556-3181